Man High School was expected to compete in a Class AA sectional with Wyoming East and Westside next year in Region 3.
At least, that’s what the initial proposal was back in November.
Instead, Man has been shipped out to Region 4 and will tussle with county rivals Chapmanville Regional and Logan.
Won’t that be an interesting basketball sectional tourney next year.
The WVSSAC’s Board of Directors met on Monday and approved the new regional and sectional realignments starting with the 2016-2017 academic year and going through 2019-2020.
The final alignments were released on Monday afternoon.
Man’s switch was a bit of a surprise.
The original plan had Man going to Region 3.
Man High School will be dropping down to Class AA next school year. The Hillbillies have competed as a Single-A school for more than a decade.
Man, Chapmanville and Logan have been paired with Scott, Mingo Central and Lincoln County in a six-team Class AA Region 4 Section 2.
Logan and Lincoln County are dropping from 3A to 2A next season.
Wayne has been moved out to Class AA Region 4 Section 1 with Winfield, Nitro, Sissonville, Poca and Point Pleasant.
Winfield, Nitro and Point are also dropping to the Double-A level next school year.
Class AA Region 3 Section 1 will be made up of Westside, Wyoming East, Independence, Liberty Raleigh and Oak Hill.
Class AA Region 3 Section 2 will be comprised of Bluefield, James Monroe, Pikeview, River View, Shady Spring.
Tug Valley High School will compete in Region 4 Section 2 with Buffalo, Hannan, Sherman, Huntington St. Joe, Tolsia and Van.
Tolsia is dropping to Single-A next year.
The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission board of directors on Monday approved new regional alignments starting in the 2016-2017 academic year and going through 2019-2020.
The regional alignments for boys and girls basketball are posted below.
Region 1, Section 1: Brooke, John Marshall, Wheeling Park
Region 1, Section 2: Buckhannon-Upshur, Morgantown, Preston, University
Region 2, Section 1: Hedgesville, Martinsburg, Musselman, Spring Mills
Region 2, Section 2: Hampshire, Jefferson, Washington
Region 3, Section 1: Capital, George Washington, South Charleston, St. Albans
Region 3, Section 2: Greenbrier East, Princeton, Riverside, Woodrow Wilson
Region 4, Section 1: Parkersburg, Parkersburg South, Ripley
Region 4, Section 2: Cabell Midland, Huntington, Hurricane, Spring Valley
Region 1, Section 1: Berkeley Springs, Frankfort, Grafton, Keyser, Petersburg, Philip Barbour
Region 1, Section 2: East Fairmont, Fairmont Senior, North Marion, Oak Glen, Weir
Region 2, Section 1: Bridgeport, Elkins, Liberty (H), Lincoln, Robert C. Byrd
Region 2, Section 2: Braxton County, Clay County, Herbert Hoover, Lewis County, Nicholas County, Roane County
Region 3, Section 1: Independence, Liberty (R), Oak Hill, Westside, Wyoming East
Region 3, Section 2: Bluefield, James Monroe, PikeView, River View, Shady Spring
Region 4, Section 1: Point Pleasant, Nitro, Poca, Sissonville, Wayne, Winfield
Region 4, Section 2: Chapmanville, Lincoln County, Logan, Man, Mingo Central, Scott
Region 1, Section 1: Bishop Donahue, Cameron, Hundred, Madonna, Valley (W), Wheeling Central
Region 1, Section 2: Magnolia, Paden City, St. Marys, Tyler Consolidated, Ritchie County
Region 2, Section 1: Clay-Battelle, Dodridge County, Gilmer County, Notre Dame, South Harrison, Trinity Christian, Tygarts Valley
Region 2, Section 2: East Hardy, Harman, Moorefield, Paw Paw, Pendleton County, Tucker County, Union, WV School for the Deaf
Region 3, Section 1: Charleston Catholic, Fayetteville, Midland Trail, Pocahontas County, Richwood, Valley (F), Webster County
Region 3, Section 2: Greater Beckley Christian, Greenbrier West, Meadow Bridge, Montcalm, Mount View, Summers County
Region 4, Section 1: Calhoun County, Parkersburg Catholic, Ravenswood, Wirt County, Wahama, Williamstown
Region 4, Section 2: Buffalo, Hannan, Sherman, St. Joseph Central, Tolsia, Tug Valley, Van