February 20, 2014 | Vol. 117 -- No. 44

Reclassification: Looking how our neighbors approach it

Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a series looking at high school reclassification.)

There’s a lot that’s alike when it comes to how the schools in the state of Washington, and those in the neighboring states of Idaho and Oregon, organize their athletics and activities.

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But there are significant differences, too, in how each reaches its end result.

Each state has six classifications with similar enrollment numbers, which allows a Cheney to play a Lakeland and a Medical Lake to compete against Milton Freewater on the football field.

Each state, however, populates those classifications differently.

Washington had decided in 2006 to try to make each of their classification...

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