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WHSAA Spring Board Of Directors Meeting Results

Not as many topics were up for discussion at the Spring WHSAA Board of Directors meeting, but there were a few things of note.

Reclassification:

Talks about going to a 5-Class system has been tabled for a while.

The idea has received some support with coaches, but there are issues with scheduling state championship events, and would a 5-Class system work for every sport?

The current classification cycle was set to expire in June 2013, but the board decided to extend it for another year, to work on ironing out wrinkles discovered with the 5 class idea.

Thus the current classification system, now expires in June 2014.

Football:

A new tie-breaker has been added.

If the 3-way tie-breaker play-in game is needed again, instead of 2 12 minute periods, teams will now play 2 8 minute periods.

If the tie is not broken, then each team will come back for an overtime possession against each other, starting at the 10 yard line.

If the tie is still not broken, point differentials will be used from the play-in games and OT’s.

If the tie is still not broken, then a 3-way coin flip.

Basketball:

The WHSAA and the Region 9 teams have reached a 2-year agreement, regarding conflicts with state basketball, should Casper College end up hosting the Region 9 tournament.

In 2013, if the CC men host, the only conflict will be on the last day of the 2A/1A state basketball tournament.

3rd place and consolation championship games would be moved to Kelly Walsh High School, and the championship games would be played as normal at the Casper Events Center.

In 2014, if the CC women host, the tournament would start on the weekend of state wrestling, thus there would be no interference.

Also, talks are underway about installing a mercy rule.

The proposal would have a running clock if the lead is 30-points or more at anytime in the 2nd half.

Golf:

A rotation of host sites has now been set-up for the 2A state golf tournament, similar to 4A and 3A.

Lovell will host in 2012, followed by Sundance/Hulett, Thermopolis, Wright, Moorcroft, Big Horn/Tongue River, Upton, H.E.M./Saratoga, Lusk and Kemmerer.

According to rotation, Laramie and Worland will host the 4A and 3A state golf tournaments this upcoming season.

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