Metro to get some new teams?

Four Seattle 4A schools may join the league in the coming years.

As the question of whether Bainbridge will stay or go in the Metro League comes up in the next few months, another situation has arisen for debate.

The principals of several Seattle area schools are debating whether to move Garfield, Roosevelt, Ballard and Franklin, all 4A schools that play in the Kingco League, to the Metro League starting in 2008.

The move is being considered for competition and transportation reasons.

Aside from a few notable exceptions, many programs of the four urban schools struggle against the competition in their respective sports.

Also, with many of their games taking part on the east side of King County, many athletes must miss school time to travel to games.

Bainbridge athletic director Neal White said the option of moving the schools back to Metro has been debated for a few months.

There was also the option of leaving everything as is, or bringing the 4A schools back and move away from the two division setup separated by public and private schools.

But welcoming in the 4A schools is just one of the many things being taken into consideration by Bainbridge in their decision to move back to the familiarity of the Olympic League or stay in Metro.

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