Wolverine Conference will remain a 12 team leaguePublished 11:00am Monday, June 17, 2013
The Wolverine Conference Board of Governors voted at Paw Paw High School last Wednesday to remain a 12-member league.
The conference, which expanded to 12 members in last year, had been looking at possible expansion to 16 teams after Comstock decided to leave and join the Kalamazoo Valley Conference earlier this year.
The Colts will begin play in the KVA in 2014.
The Wolverine Conference decided to expand from 10 to 12 teams two years ago when Gull Lake departed for the Big 16. The league replaced the Blue Devils with former Lakeland Conference schools Berrien Springs, Coloma and Edwardsburg.
The new conference member could possibly come for a group of five candidates, four of which are from the Big 16.
The group currently being looked at is Sturgis, Battle Creek Harper Creek , Marshall and Coldwater from the Big 16 and Battle Creek Pennfield from the KVA.
With all of those candidates being from the eastern side of the Wolverine Conference, it would appear that there will be no shifting in the current divisional alignment that has Dowagiac, Edwardsburg, Berrien Springs, Coloma, South Haven and Three Rivers in the West and Paw Paw, Allegan, Plainwell, Otsego and Vicksburg in the East.
The Wolverine Conference is now in the process of contacting those five schools to take a closer look at them.
The next Wolverine Board of Governors meeting will include the athletic directors and principals. The meeting will be held later this summer.