Rumors of expansion surround Delaware Valley
by Dennis Sharkey
The last time the principals of the Delaware Valley League met the topic of expansion was on the table.
McLouth High School Principal Mike Bogard said last week during a school board meeting that the idea of expansion was an unpopular topic among the principals, and if it were up to them it would not happen.
Bogard said there had been some communication between schools in the league and three schools in the Big Seven League. He did not name which schools in the league communicated with the outside schools, but he did say the schools in question were Hiawatha, Sabetha and Nemaha Valley.
Bogard said it was not a communication between principals or superintendents.
“It was not a communication that principals had or knew about,” Bogard said. “It was a tremendous miscommunication.”
Superintendents were supposed to meet last week but Bogard did not know if they were going to discuss the issue.
“At this point I think it’s a dead issue but I don’t know,” Bogard said. “There was some talk.”
Expansion is not new to the league. The league added four teams last year to go from 10 teams to 14 and splitting into two divisions.
Expansion last year was not popular among many Jefferson County coaches of different sports and further expansion would have trouble finding support.
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