After almost 12 months of meetings, public comments and spirited debate, the Classification and Districting Committee of the OSAA submitted their final recommendations to the executive board this week. From the beginning, it became clear that all three Bend high schools were not wanted by any of the current leagues, because of the travel involved. The final recommendation from the committee places Bend Senior High School, Mountain View High School and Summit High School with five high schools from Salem in a 6A conference called the Greater Valley Conference.
Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom spoke with a member of the committee, Dave Hood, who is also the athletic director for Mountain View High School, about the final recommendation.
Redmond’s high schools will remain in 5A in a different version of the Inter-Mountain Conference. The OSAA’s executive board will meet in Wilsonville on October 16th to make their final decision, and they could still make changes to the recommendation from the committee.