HOISINGTON — USD 431 has petitioned the Kansas State High School Activities Association executive board for middle school sports placement in a league, and the first hearing ever on a middle school case is set for June.
Hoisington has been a member of the Mid Central Activities Association League, which disbands at the end of this year. They have petitioned three leagues for entrance for middle school sports as well as academic and music activities.
All to no avail.
USD 431 Activities Director Joel Mason expressed frustration as the reason for the petition to KSHSAA. The district has been dealing with this issue for three years when the MCAA decided to disband.
USD 431 petitioned KSHSAA for placement of the high school activities, and they were granted entrance to Central Kansas League.
However, CKL refuses to allow middle schools from Hoisington, Pratt and Larned to enter the league citing distance and travel as one of the reasons.
The district just wants one thing-a league for their kids.
“We’re seeking to find resolution,” said Mason.
The CKL has 12 high schools, but the middle school league has only eight.
Mason is pleased with the sports schedules for the high school with the CKL.