Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Move Is Old News for South Park

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Move Is Old News for South Park

Article excerpt

South Park wrestling coach Walt Karenbauer wasn't surprised to hear his team had been moved to another section when the WPIAL Wrestling Steering Committee announced its realignment last week. In fact, he expected it.

"We've been moved so many times that nothing surprises me," said Karenbauer. "We're never in the same place for very long. It's a bit frustrating, but there's nothing we can do about it."

South Park hasn't been in the same section for more than four years since moving down to Class AA prior to the 1985-86 season. The Eagles were moved to Section 10 that season, under a three-section Class AA alignment, and spent only one season there.

The following season, the WPIAL switched to a four-section Class AA alignment and the Eagles spent the next four seasons in Section 12, despite the section being redesignated as Section 10 halfway through.

The WPIAL switched to a two-section Class AA alignment prior to the 1990-91 season and South Park was placed in Section 5-AA.

After only three seasons, the WPIAL switched back to a three- section alignment and the Eagles were placed in Section 1-AA.

That stay lasted only one season as South Park moved to Section 3- AA the following season.

The Eagles spent the next four seasons in that section, but were on the move again prior to the 1998-99 season when the WPIAL switched back to a four-section Class AA alignment.

South Park was placed in Section 4-AA under that alignment. The following year, the Eagles were moved to Section 2-AA, but that lasted only one season, as the WPIAL switched back to a three- section Class AA alignment prior to the 2000-01 season and South Park was placed in Section 3-AA.

After only three seasons in Section 3-AA, South Park was moved to Section 2-AA last season. And now the Eagles are on the move again.

The addition of 11 Class AAA schools from the Philadelphia City League, which has been designated as District 12, has prompted another realinment. …

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