Two news items for you this morning:
High school football season starts today
The 2012-13 high school sports season for both Mount Si and Cedarcrest High Schools gets underway today with the first day of football practice for both the Wildcats and Red Wolves. Both teams will begin preparations for the upcoming seasons, which will see Mount Si in a re-shaped Kingco 3A/2A conference and Cedarcrest remaining strong in the Cascade 2A Conference. The Wildcats and Red Wolves both open their seasons on the road, with Mount Si at Kennedy and Cedarcrest at Sammamish August 31. The Wildcats have four home games on their schedule while the Red Wolves only have three.
Practices for all other sports begin next week. One final note on football and that is from Mount Si’s football booster club, which has announced it will be holding an event called “Football-a-Palooza” at Mount Si High School prior to the scarlet and gray exhibition game August 24. The event features pony rides, inflatable attractions, a hay ride, cake walk and more. Most activities are free and the event is open to all ages. It takes place from 4:00-6:30 p.m. prior to the scarlet and gray game, which begins at 7:00. For more information about “Football-a-Palooza”, contact Laura Nordby at email@example.com or Angi Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We by the way will be at the scarlet and gray game, and will have full coverage here for you.
Abilene Christian could find out Division I fate by end of this week
Abilene Christian, the Texas college whose baseball program recently hired former Mount Si baseball coach Elliott Cribby to their coaching staff, could find out as soon as tomorrow whether they will be a NCAA Division I school in the future.
The San Antonio Express-News reported yesterday that Southland Conference university presidents will discuss ACU’s application for admission to the league during a conference call tomorrow. Abilene Christian, currently in Division II, along with two other schools are seeking to join the Southland league, which is primarily in Texas and Louisiana. Based on previous reports we have mentioned for you here at the SVSJ, it is expected ACU’s application will be approved, but the conference’s commissioner told the Express-News the presidents could go other directions, such as putting the process on hold to gather additional information, therefore it is not a total slam dunk that their application will be approved. It has been previously reported that if Abilene Christian were admitted, they wouldn’t start play in the new league until next year.