IHSA classification changes affect 3 local schools
The IHSA released new classifications for the 2012-13 school year, and DeKalb, Genoa-Kingston and Indian Creek have been affected by it.
On Monday, the IHSA Board of Directors approved a recommendation to accept classification cutoff enrollments for the upcoming school year, which include moving to a straight 25 percent breakdown per class in all four-class sports (boys and girls basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball).
Also, an exception will be made to ensure the boys and girls programs at each school are in the same class for the following paired sports: boys and girls basketball, baseball and softball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls track and field.
As a result, DeKalb has been moved up to Class 4A from 3A in the baseball and softball. DeKalb remains in Class 4A in boys and girls basketball and volleyball. DeKalb also has been moved up from Class 2A to 3A in boys and girls soccer, wrestling and boys and girls cross country.
Genoa-Kingston is now Class 3A in baseball, softball and boys and girls basketball. The Cogs are also in Class 2A in boys and girls track and field.
Indian Creek is now in Class 2A for girls volleyball.
DeKalb has a listed enrollment for 2012-13 of 1,717. Genoa-Kingston’s is 621, just six students above the Class 2A cutoff in baseball and softball. Indian Creek’s is 249, just three students above the Class 1A cutoff for volleyball.