It seems like every couple of weeks there’s another cost-cutting measure by the NYPHSAA or Section 1. The spring season has already seen the number of games reduced. Next fall we’re going to get a league realignment that puts geography ahead of competitiveness.
On the table are proposals to reduce out-of-state travel and centralize state playoff sites.
Now comes word about further cuts. The state is debating a proposal to reduce the number of classes in sports. Harold Gutmann has the full story here. This would drastically change the landscape of Section 1’s rivalries. Traditional powers that have always won sections in different classes will suddenly be pitted against each other.
It’s not finalized yet. You never know how the votes are going to go. But, like the economy, you figure it gets worse before it gets better.