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Thursday, June 12, 2014

More UIL News


(via UIL)

Starting this fall, fourth-place teams from each region will advance to the state cross country championships.  More here.

On the ballot, the question on adding the fourth-place team passed overwhelmingly, with 71 percent in favor of the change.  Among the state‚Äôs two largest classifications (still called 5A and 4A on the survey), it was even more popular: 84 percent in 5A and 89 percent in 4A.

Good for them!  Now, would the architect of this victory for runners please sign on to help the swimmers...



Bad news, 10-pin fans.  Texas superintendents voted 750-110 against making bowling a UIL sport.  More here.

Water polo, however, did not receive such a chilly reception. Despite being outnumbered by bowling by more than 100 club teams statewide, water polo found a willing audience in both the Legislative Council and Standing Committee on Policy meetings.

Major concern with polo was voiced by Southwest El Paso ISD superintendent Ben D. Wyre.  Wyre commented "I just don't see it workin' out in the larger metropolitan areas.  Most a them kids ain't never even seen a horse, let alone rode one in a cement pond!"

(via Miles of Smiles Training)

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3 Comments:

  • At 12:58 PM, Anonymous Deer Slayer said…

    How are they going to clean up the droppings? jk

     
  • At 4:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Bowling isn't a sport, despite what the Title Ninestas say. Thank God (can we still do that in this country) the Feds haven't dismantled prep sports the way they have college sports.

    UIL Water polo may lead to some Texas schools adding the sport, unfortunately the gender quota crowd will insist that only the gals get to play at the collegiate level!

     
  • At 4:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Bowling isn't a sport, despite what the Title Ninestas say. Thank God (can we still do that in this country) the Feds haven't dismantled prep sports the way they have college sports.

    UIL Water polo may lead to some Texas schools adding the sport, unfortunately the gender quota crowd will insist that only the gals get to play at the collegiate level!

     

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