Contact Us

Tri City Students Pay To Play H.S. Sports? It Could Happen

Big 9 could re-align...again
(newstalk 870-courtesy Washington Sports Network)

The Pasco School district has called for a vote on re-aligning the Columbia Basin Big 9 Conference to help alleviate expenses and streamline travel.

The Big 9 schools principals will meet Thursday to vote on possibly splitting the Big 9 into North and South Divisions, a move that would considerably cut travel costs and expenses.     Kennewick, Kamiakin, Southridge, along with Richland, Hanford, Chiawana and Pasco, would be in the same division.   It would allow for traditional rivalries to be re-instituted.  For the last few years,  the league has been divided by 4A and 3A, meaning often Richland and Kamiakin won’t play, or Pasco and Kennewick have not always met every year.    More importantly,  Tri City and Pasco School officials say the move would save a lot of money in travel expenses.   With the state facing a 1.4 billion shortfall, cuts are already being made in some school districts.   Although nothing is official,  if expenses continue to climb, and a solution is not found,  Mid Columbia schools may have to consider a plan to have students pay  to play their chosen sport- Fees well above and beyond the minor costs normally associated with HS Sports.

Best of Newstalk 870

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Newsmembers quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Newsmembers contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.