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School year brings changes to sports conferences

Practices are underway this month for high school cross country, swimming and volleyball, with the first competitions at Petersburg High School a week away. PHS sports teams and their opponents will see some changes this year with a re-classification of schools statewide based on student numbers. Petersburg remains a 3A school, but will see tradition rivals like Wrangell, Craig and Haines drop down to 2A. Petersburg is right near the 150-student cutoff for 2A and 3A schools. The change impacts season schedules and state tournament berths for basketball and volleyball. Joe Viechnicki spoke with athletic director Jaime Cabral about the upcoming sports season.

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While classes don’t start for students until August 27th, the first sports competitions are the weekend before school starts. Petersburg hosts a volleyball jamboree August 24th and 25th and the swimming team is on the road in Ketchikan’s new pool and cross country opens up the season running in Sitka.

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