GC Sports: New basketball and volleyball changes produce interesting districts

Feb. 2—The University Scholastic League, which governs all high school activities in Texas, realigns and shakes up the athletic districts every two years because enrollments change. The changes in basketball and volleyball created some unique districts.

Corsicana's Tigers and Lady Tigers will play basketball in District 15-5A along with Ennis, Crandall, Kaufman, Midlothian, Midlothian Heritage, Red Oak and Terrell. The Lady Tigers will play volleyball in the same district.

This is a more geographic-friendly district for Corsicana, but the competition will still be difficult. At least the Tigers won't have to face Lancaster, the top-ranked 5A boys team in Texas.

There's now a Class 2A basketballl district with a heavy Golden Circle flair to it.

District 18-2A is dominated by the Golden Circle with Mildred, Dawson, Frost and Kerens all in the same league along with Italy, Hubbard and Wortham.

That group breaks up in volleyball season, where Frost is the lone GC team in District 13-2A. Kerens and Mildred play volleyball in District 21-2A along with Cayuga, Frankston and Cross Roads and Dawson plays in 14-2A with rival Hubbard, Axtel, Mart and Hubbard, This should be good news for Kerens, which has been playing in a district that includes state powerhouse teams.

Rice and Blooming Grove are still together in District 18-3A basketball and volleyball along with familiar district opponents Palmer and Scurry-Rosser but the new alignment means the two Golden Circle schools will be competing against Keene, a non-football school that concentrates on basketball, and Maypearl and Grandview, two highly competitive 3A powers.