Tuesday, May 23, 2017

North Nodaway to Discontinue Softball After 2018-2019

The North Nodaway school board last Wednesday voted to discontinue softball after 2018-19 and offer volleyball instead. School officials cited low participation at the middle school level, low numbers of girls at the elementary level, and more interest in volleyball at the middle school level. The school only played one softball game at the junior high level the last two years due to low participation. Volleyball requires six players to play, as opposed to softball, which requires nine. A junior high volleyball team will be formed this coming year, with a JV squad planned for 2018-19 and a varsity squad for 2019-2020. The vote was 6-1, with board member Tony O’Riley opposed.

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