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Select / Non-Select Appeal Handed Out and Restructuring Of Playoffs

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Shawn White

The LHSAA held appeal hearings for 16 school districts about 4.4.4 select/non-select classifications in Baton Rouge at the LHSAA headquarters. Local groups from Caddo Parish and Jackson Parish had mixed results in their appeals.

Caddo Parish’s attempt to reclassify the majority of their schools from select was denied. Caddo had pulled the appeal for Huntington but others were still involved. Loyola and Calvary were already classified as select in the previous definition, but Green Oaks and North Caddo will now be considered select schools due to the magnet components of the system.

Also, Jackson Parish’s open enrollment had been put into the select group, but their appeal was accepted. Jonesboro-Hodge, Quitman, and Weston will now be considered non-select.

Along with the results of the appeals came the restructuring of the playoffs for those sports that are considered a split. This includes football, basketball, softball, and baseball.

The new structure will have four divisions of select and non-select. These will only be used during the playoffs. Teams will continue to play in their current districts.

Football will allow 28 teams for non-select and 24 teams for select.

Basketball will feature 32 teams for non-select and 28 teams for select.

Softball and baseball will have 32 teams for non-select and 24 teams for select.

The mixture of the division has seen a hodgepodge of Division III with 2A, A, and B schools. Division IV is a mix of A, B, and C schools.

Some teams will have an odd mix of divisions. Loyola will play in select Division III for football, baseball, boys basketball, and softball, but will play for a select Division II title in girls basketball. A similar occurrence is happening to Lincoln Prep where the boys basketball will be competing in Division IV while the girls will be competing in Division III.

The playoffs will provide an interesting mix of games. For example, Class B Quitman and Weston have been competing for the Class B titles for years. Now you throw in fellow Jackson Parish Class 2A team that will compete for the same title as their fellow parish school in Division III. All the Bienville Parish schools will be competing for the same state title in Division IV.

Below is a list of the breakdown of the schools covered by Under The Radar NWLA.

Football Select/Non-Select

Division III Select - Loyola, Calvary, North Caddo, Green Oaks

Division III Non-Select - Lakeside, Mansfield, Many, Red River, Winnfield

Division IV Select - Cedar Creek, Glenbrook, Lincoln Prep, Magnolia SOE, St. Mary’s

Division IV Non-Select - Arcadia, Haynesville, Homer, Jonesboro-Hodge, Lakeview, Logansport, Plain Dealing, Ringgold

Boys Basketball Select/Non-select

Division III Select - Calvary, Green Oaks, Cedar Creek, Loyola, Magnolia SOE, North Caddo

Division III Non-Select - Choudrant, Converse, Homer, Jonesboro-Hodge, Lakeside, Lakeview, Logansport, Mansfield, Many, Quitman, Red River, Weston, Winnfield, Zwolle

Division IV Select - Glenbrook, Lincoln Prep, St. Mary’s

Division IV Non-Select - Arcadia, Atlanta, Calvin, Castor, Dodson, Doyline, Ebarb, Florein, Gibsland-Coleman, Haynesville, Negreet, Plain Dealing, Pleasant Hill, Ringgold, Saline, Simsboro, Stanley, Summerfield

Girls Basketball Select/Non-Select

Division II Select - Loyola

Division III Select - Calvary, Cedar Creek, Green Oaks, Lincoln Prep, Magnolia SOE, North Caddo

Division III Nonselect - Choudrant, Converse, Homer, Jonesboro-Hodge, Lakeside, Lakeview, Logansport, Mansfield, Many, Quitman, Red River, Weston, Winnfield, Zwolle

Division IV Select - Glenbrook, New Living Word, St. Mary’s

Division IV Nonselect - Arcadia, Atlanta, Calvin, Castor, Dodson, Doyline, Ebarb, Florein, Gibsland-Coleman, Haynesville, Negreet, Plain Dealing, Pleasant Hill, Ringgold, Saline, Simsboro, Stanley, Summerfield

Softball Select/Non-select

Division III Select - Calvary, Cedar Creek, Green Oaks, Loyola, North Caddo

Division III Nonselect - Choudrant, Jonesboro-Hodge, Lakeside, Lakeview, Logansport, Mansfield, Many, Quitman, Red River, Winnfield, Zwolle

Division IV Select - Glenbrook, Lincoln Prep, St. Mary’s

Division IV Nonselect - Arcadia, Calvin, Castor, Converse, Dodson, Doyline, Ebarb, Florein, Gibsland-Coleman, Haynesville, Negreet, Plain Dealing, Pleasant Hill, Ringgold, Saline, Simsboro, Stanley, Summerfield, Weston

Baseball - Select/Non-select

Division III Select - Calvary, Cedar Creek, Loyola, North Caddo

Division III Nonselect - Choudrant, Homer, Jonesboro-Hodge, Lakeside, Lakeview, Logansport, Mansfield, Many, Quitman, Red River, Winnfield, Zwolle

Division IV Select - Glenbrook, Lincoln Prep, St. Mary’s

Division IV Nonselect - Arcadia, Calvin, Castor, Converse, Dodson, Doyline, Ebarb, Florein, Haynesville, Negreet, Plain Dealing, Pleasant Hill, Ringgold, Saline, Simsboro, Stanley, Summerfield, Weston

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