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BHS to stay with Metro League
BAINBRIDGE - The Bainbridge Spartans will stay put by opting up.
The Bainbridge Island School Board unanimously approved the high school’s desire to “opt up” from its new classification as a 2A school and stay in 3A and continue competing in the Metro League at a special meeting before the holiday break.
Moves in league alignment have been expected since the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association presented new classification numbers for high schools across the state.
Bainbridge High was facing 2A status, with some suggesting a move to the Olympic League.
BHS has been in Metro since 2000-2001, though the Spartans have previously competed in the Olympic 2A/3A and Wesco 2A leagues.
Opinions have been divided on where the Spartans should play. Most parents and players polled preferred Metro competition.
Coaches at the high school were divided, with 11 wanting to stick with the Metro League, and eight others favoring a move to the Olympic League.