Letcher County Central High School’s boys and girls soccer teams would be placed into the familiar 53rd District and 14th Region under realignments proposed by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control.
The changes affecting Letcher Central are part of new district and regional soccer alignments for each of the state’s 16 regions that were drafted by the Board of Control at its regular November meeting.
The soccer alignment is the latest as the KHSAA continues to revise team sports alignments using the current adopted basketball alignment as a model.
The proposed plan, submitted to member schools for feedback, would begin in the 2012-13 school year and revamp the composition of the 16 regions. The reasoning for this is to allow for future growth in districts where soccer is in its infancy, or schools that plan to start soccer programs.
According to the current draft, the new soccer alignment would be projected for 2012-13. The final decision will be made on Jan. 25, 2012.
The new Region 14 would look like this:
District 53 — Letcher County Central, Buckhorn, Hazard, Perry County Central
District 54 — Jackson City, Wolfe County, Estill County