New high school athletic league formedWritten by Chris Schmidbauer | | firstname.lastname@example.org
A proposed athletic league that began taking shape after Toledo Public Schools (TPS) made drastic cuts to its athletics programs, has a name. The Three Rivers Athletic Conference (TRAC) announced it will begin competition in the 2011-2012 school year.
The Three Rivers Athletic Conference will consist of 10 schools during its inaugural year. St. Francis de Sales, St. John’s Jesuit, Central Catholic, Whitmer, Clay, Notre Dame and St. Ursula will defect from the City League and join Fremont Ross, Lima Senior and Findlay.
TPS decided to cut all junior high and freshman sports, as well as golf, cross country and hockey, after the school district’s levy failed in May.
The cuts forced members of the City League who were not a part of TPS to reconsider their conference affiliations.
Fremont Ross principal Jose Hernandez will serve as TRAC’s interim president for the initial two years and succeeding presidents will be determined by alphabetical order of the member schools.
The league announced that a search committee will be formed to begin the search for a commissioner and a secretary/treasurer.
The league will also host a contest involving students at all member schools to develop a logo that will lead to the development of a graphics package.