By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

1 goes out, 1 comes in

Unity Christian, G-LR trade conference affiliations


January 5, 2023


A George-Little Rock player looks for a teammate as two H-M-S defenders trap him during the semifinal round of the boys' Class 1A district tournament on Feb. 25, 2020 at Paullina.

One area sports-related event in 2022 that will impact Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn is the exit of one member of the War Eagle Conference and its replacement by a school currently in the Siouxland Conference.

Unity Christian has competed in the War Eagle Conference for many years. But an enrollment of 228 in grades 9-11 puts it in Class 3A for girls' postseason competition and 2A for boys' tournaments. By comparison, most WEC schools compete in Class 1A.

Four previous attempts by Unity Christian to join the Siouxland Conference were rejected. However, chances of acceptance were greatly enhanced l...

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