The landscape of post-season tournament play changed for several Culver Academies athletic teams Wednesday when the Indiana High School Athletic Association announced the sectional re-alignment for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years.
The biggest change for the Eagles, which stay in Class 3A for most multi-class sports, is that nearby Plymouth High School has moved to Class 4A. Plymouth has hosted the baseball, boys basketball, and volleyball sectionals for the past several years. Those tournaments will now have new homes.
The teams composing the sectionals in baseball, boys and girls basketball, softball, and volleyball will be Culver Academies, John Glenn, Jimtown, Mishawaka Marian, Rochester, and South Bend St. Joseph. Those schools will all compete in the Class 3A Sectional 19 bracket.
Football will see the biggest change. The Eagles remain in Class 3A, but the Sectional 26 field will include Fairfield, Jimtown, Maconaquah, Peru, Rochester, Tippecanoe Valley, and Twin Lakes.
Boys and girls soccer will remain two classes. Culver will face Northwood, Plymouth, Warsaw, and Wawasee in Sectional 7. The other IHSAA-sanctioned sports – track and field, golf, cross country, swimming and diving, wrestling, and tennis – will remain non-class tournaments.
For more details on the changes, go to the IHSAA website.