SLO County high schools planning new leagues
December 24, 2012
Principals at high schools in San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara Counties will vote on proposed changes to athletic leagues in March which are slated to change the face of high school sports. [KSBY]
One of the proposals, for all sports except football, is to have Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Mission Prep, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo and Templeton in league one. League two would consist of eight Northern Santa Barbara County high schools including Cabrillo, Lompoc, Orcutt Academy, Pioneer Valley, Righetti, Santa Maria, Saint Josephs and Santa Ynez.
The second proposal calls for four leagues, each with four schools, for football only.
In proposal two, league one features Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo. League two consists of Mission Prep, Moro Bay, Nipomo and Templeton. League three schools are Cabrillo, Orcutt Academy, Santa Maria and Santa Ynex. League four includes Lompoc, Pioneer valley, Righetti and Saint Josephs.
If passed, the new leagues would go into effect for the 2014-15 school year.
Currently, schools from both counties are split into two leagues, Pac 7 and Los Padres Leagues. The Pac 7 consists of Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Paso Robles, Pioneer Valley Righetti, St. Joseph and San Luis Obispo High Schools. The Los Padres League includes Cabrillo, Lompoc, Morro Bay, Nipomo, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez and Templeton.