District 10 Thursday completed its regions for the 2022-23, 2023-24 two-year cycle, excluding basketball.
The only lengthy discussion came with football, as the committee attempted to keep track of geographic regions without bringing together teams from more than two classes.
The basketball regions will be finalized in April after any changes to the classification based on the PIAA success formula. The other big news is that every sport lost a team with the departure of Conneaut (Ohio).
Of all PIAA sports, the most changes in classification came in football. Class 4A went from seven teams with their own region to just two teams. Conneaut and Franklin had voluntarily played a class up but went back to class 3A this cycle, with General McLane, Harbor Creek, Oil City and Warren taking less.
Meadville, the defending D-10 Class 4A football champion, is still in 4A and Corry has moved up in enrollment and is now 4A. Corry and Meadville will compete for the D-10 4A title for the next two years.
The other changes in classification by enrollment include Lakeview moving to 1A and Mercyhurst Prep and Sharpsville moving to 2A.
The PIAA formula for success also affected two teams as Cathedral Prep moved up to 6A for the second straight cycle and Farrell has to remain in 2A.
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Prep earned plenty of success with a run to Hershey in 2020 and another deep run this fall
As a result, there will be no Class 5A teams and Erie, Prep and McDowell will be involved in the D-10 6A playoffs. Butler has become a problem after the WPIAL voted not to let them participate in the D-10 playoffs. As a result, they are not allowed in the WPIAL playoffs, so the Golden Tornado is attractive to the PIAA.
Farrell had risen to 2A in the current cycle and almost any success keeps teams in their class. Farrell took a deep run this fall.
Here’s an overview of classification changes in other D-10 sports:
Boys football: General McLane, Harbor Creek, Oil City and Warren all went from 3A to 2A and Eisenhower and Seneca went to 1A. Corry was the only team to advance to 3A.
Girls football: Girard and Mercyhurst Prep went from 2A to 1A.
Girls volleyball: Fort LeBoeuf went to 2A, Mercer and Saegertown went to 2A and Iroquois, Lakeview and Maplewood went to 1A.
boys golf: Corry and Hickory went to 3A and General McLane and Harbor Creek went to 2A
Girls golf: Warren plans to bring his team back in 3A
Girls tennis: No
Cross Country Boys: Mercyhurst Prep and Seneca to 1A
Cross Country Girls: Girard and Mercyhurst prepare for 1A
wrestle: General McLane and Warren to 2A and Hickory to 3A
Boys swimming/diving: Warren to 2A
Basketball: Cambridge Springs, Reynolds, Union City and West Middlesex to 1A; Greenville, Northwestern and Seneca to 2A; Conneaut, Harbor Creek and Oil City to 3A; Hickory and Sharon to 4A and Maplewood to 2A
softball: Fort LeBoeuf to 3A; Iroquois and Lakeview to 1A; Saegertown to 2A and Northwestern to 3A
tennis boys: No
lacrosse boys: No
lacrosse girls: Fairview up to 2A
Boys Athletics: Corry, Grove City, Hickory to 3A and Fort LeBoeuf, Slippery Rock and Warren to 2A
Athletics girls: Franklin and Grove City to 2A and Villa Maria to 3A
Boys Volleyball: No
Region 1 – 1A
Cambridge Springs 93
Kennedy Catholic 34
Lake view 113*
*including 25 of Commodore Perry’s 49 students in a co-op
Region 2 – 1A, 2A
Eisenhower (1A) 100
Iroquois (1A) 116
Mercyhurst Prep (2A) 173*
Northwest (2A) 147
Seneca (2A) 142
Union City (1A) 89
*including 25 of the 50 Erie First Christian students in a co-op
Region 3 – 2A, 3A
Farrell (2A) 74*
Greenville (2A) 149
Grove City (3A) 240
hickory (3A) 253
Sharon (3A) 219
Sharpsville (2A) 171**
Smooth Rock (3A) 223
Wilmington (2A) 134
* Farrell has to play in 2A because of the PIAA success formula
** includes 42 of 84 students from West Middlesex in a co-op
Region 4 – 3A, 4A
Connection (3A) 195
Franklin (3A) 222*
Meadville (4A) 327
Oil City (3A) 248**
Titusville (3A) 186
Warren (3A) 241***
*including 36 of the 71 students from Rocky Grove in a co-op
**including 60 of Cranberry’s 118 students in a co-op
***contains 42 of the 83 students from Youngsville in a co-op
Region 5 – 3A, 4A
Corry (4A) 264
Fairview (3A) 192
Fort LeBoeuf (3A) 229
General McLane (3A) 246
Girard (3A) 186
Harbor Creek (3A) 210
Northeast (3A) 184
Region 6 – 6A
Cathedral preparation 325*
Cathedral Prep must play in 6A because of the PIAA success formula
1A: 123 and below
6A: 558 and above
More region alignments: For the makeup of other sports regions for the next registration cycle, see GoErie.com/sport.
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