| Sports

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

District 6 approves Leechburg's move; PIAA must approve next

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Top high school sports
Monday, May 13, 2013, 8:57 p.m.

Only one step remains in the process of joining PIAA District 6 for Leechburg Area School District, which received membership approval from District 6's board of directors Monday afternoon.

Board chairman Dean Rossi said the directors, who met at Hollidaysburg High School, voted 11-1 to approve Leechburg, which plans to move its seven sports from the WPIAL to District 6 for the 2014-15 school year. The PIAA board of directors, which will meet May 22-23 in Mechanicsburg, must vote on Leechburg's move. Approval will complete the transition.

Rossi said the directors dedicated just five to seven minutes discussing the action.

“It was a very easy vote,” he said. “The discussion was about how it will affect football in Class A, where most of the schools have 10 games. ... When (Purchase Line principal and District 6 board member) Jim Price spoke up and said it would benefit the Heritage Conference, that was all we needed to hear.”

Leechburg will enter the Heritage Conference, which currently has nine schools.

There are 48 schools in District 6, which includes Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clinton, Clearfield, Huntingdon, Indiana and Mifflin counties.

— Bill West

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.




Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers QB Roethlisberger not targeting Oct. 25 return
  2. Rossi: Time for Pirates to take next step
  3. Steelers notebook: Tomlin not worried about Jones’ lack of sacks
  4. Penguins rally in wake of Dupuis injury
  5. New Florence assistant fire chief charged with having sex with juvenile
  6. Wolf still seeking to raise income tax, impose tax on shale-gas drilling
  7. Fleury’s demeanor helps keep Penguins loose, him playing his best
  8. How the Pirates put together another postseason contender
  9. Fans connect with their beloved Pirates through homemade signs
  10. Same cast, improved results for Pitt defense
  11. Cubs’ Arrieta, Pirates’ Cole leave batters with little margin for error