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Expanded Classes Will Alter Records In Four State Series

IESA athletes in boys baseball, girls basketball, boys basketball and girls volleyball will re-write the record books in 2006-07. That is because new classification will be used for the first time this school year.

The all-time records in the four sports are compiled from all tournaments/games ever played in the respective sport. They continue to evolve.

Here is how the other records in the four sports will be addressed:

Boys Baseball - The single-class, Class A and Class AA records have been retired. Class 1A, Class 2A and Class 3A records will be established beginning with the state tournament Sept. 29-30. From 1955 to 1989 there was one class of Boys Baseball. Beginning in 1990 and based upon a school.s 7-8 grade enrollments, boys baseball was split into two classes (Class A and Class AA). In 2006-07, the three-class system began.

Girls Basketball - The single-class, Seventh Grade, Eighth Grade, 7A and 7AA, and 8A and 8AA records have been retired. Class 1A, Class 2A, Class 3A and Class 4A records will be established beginning with the Seventh Grade Tournaments Dec. 2 & 7 and the Eighth Grade Tournaments Dec. 9 & 14. From 1979 to 1985 there was one class of Girls Basketball. Beginning in 1986, there were two classes of girls basketball-- one for 7th grade and one for 8th grade. Starting in 1990, school enrollment became a factor and girls basketball was split into 7A, 7AA, 8A, and 8AA.

Boys Basketball - The Class A (heavyweight, Class B (lightweight), Class C (seventh grade), Heavyweight (A & AA), 7A and 7AA and 8A and 8AA records have been retired. Class 1A, Class 2A, Class 3A and Class 4A records will be established beginning with the Seventh Grade Tournaments Feb. 3 & 8 and the Eighth Grade Tournaments Feb. 10 & 15. From 1930 to 1972, there were two classes of boys basketball, Class A (Heavyweight) and Class B (Lightweight). An additional class was added in 1973--Class C (7th Grade). The Heavyweight and Lightweight classes were based on age, height and weight. Beginning in 1977 and continuing through 1984, the Heavyweight Class was divided into two classes based upon enrollment (A & AA). Beginning in 1985, school enrollment became a factor, and boys basketball was split into 7A, 7AA, 8A, and 8AA.

Girls Volleyball - The single-class, Class A, Class AA 7A, 7AA, 8A and 8AA records have been retired. Class 1A, Class 2A, Class 3A and Class 4A records will be established beginning with the Seventh Grade Tournaments March 10 & 13 and the Eighth Grade Tournaments March 17 & 20. From 1976 to 1984 there was one class of Girls' Volleyball, which was split equally into Class A and Class AA based upon school enrollment in 1985. Beginning in 1989, girls volleyball was split based upon enrollment into 7A, 7AA, 8A and 8AA.



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