The PIAA released its initial classification report for the next cycle (2018-19 and 2019-20) last week. Numbers are gathered by students enrolled this school year in grades 8-11.

The current D9 classification setup is listed below with the changes also noted. Remember, that schools MAY elect to move up one or more classes by Dec. 6. Several teams in various sports are in co-operative situations with other schools and the enrollment number generally combines the host school with 50 percent of the other school.

According to District 9 Chairman Jim Manners, the district has well over 100 co-operative agreements between various schools in several sports. Listed below are the new classifications based on the newest numbers.

As far as notable changes regarding area teams:

— Both Brookville soccer teams bumped up to Class 2A from 1A.

— Brookville baseball and softball moves up to Class 3A from 2A.

— Both C-L basketball teams drop to Class 1A from 2A.

FALL SPORTS

FOOTBALL

Current

Classifications

Class A (14): Cameron County, Sheffield, Union, Port Allegany, Elk Co Catholic, Otto-Eldred, C-L, Coudersport, Ridgway, Smethport, Keystone, Curwensville, Redbank Valley.

Class 2A (5): Brockway, Brookville, Clarion, Kane, Moniteau.

Class 3A (3): Karns City, St. Marys, Punxsutawney.

Class 4A (3): DuBois, Bradford, Clearfield.

Changes for Next Cycle

— Karns City drops to 2A from 3A

— Keystone and Ridgway move up to 2A from 1A

BOYS SOCCER

Current

Classifications

Class 1A (15): Brockway, Brookville, C-L, Coudersport, DuBois CC, Forest Area, Elk Co. Catholic, Kane, Keystone, Northern Potter, Port Allegany, Redbank Valley, Ridgway, Smethport.

Class 2A (3): Karns City, Punxsutawney, St. Marys .

Class 3A (3): DuBois, Bradford, Clearfield.

Changes for Next

Cycle

— Brookville and Kane move up to 2A from 1A

— Karns City drops to Class 1A from 2A

GIRLS SOCCER

Current

Classifications

Class 1A (13): Forest Area, Smethport, Ridgway, Redbank Valley, Port Allegany, Keystone, Kane, Elk Co Catholic, DuBois CC, Curwensville, Clarion, Brookville, Brockway.

Class 2A (3): Punxsutawney, Karns City, Clearfield.

Class 3A (3): DuBois, St. Marys, Bradford.

Changes for Next

Cycle

— St. Marys drops to 2A from 3A

— Brookville moves up to 2A from 1A

VOLLEYBALL

Current

Classifications

Class 1A (23): Forest Area, Venango Catholic, Union, Smethport, Sheffield, Ridgway, Port Allegany, Otto-Eldred, Oswayo Valley, Northern Potter, North Clarion, Keystone, Johnsonburg, Elk Co. Catholic, DuBois CC, Curwensville, Cranberry, Coudersport, C-L, Cameron County, Brockway, Austin, A-C Valley.

Class 2A (5): Redbank Valley, Moniteau, Karns City, Kane, Brookville.

Class 3A (5): St. Marys, Punxsutawney, DuBois, Clearfield, Bradford.

Changes for

Next Cycle

— Clearfield drops to 2A from 3A

— Redbank Valley has Class 1A number again, so unknown of it’s moving up again to 2A

BOYS CROSS

COUNTRY

Current

Classifications

Class 1A (20): Smethport, Ridgway, Port Allegany, Otto-Eldred, Oswayo Valley, Northern Potter, North Clarion, Moniteau, Keystone, Kane, Elk Co. Catholic, DuBois CC, Cranberry, Coudersport, C-L, Clarion, Cameron County, Brookville, Brockway, A-C Valley.

Class 2A (5): St. Marys, Punxsutawney, Karns City, Clearfield, Bradford.

Class 3A (1): DuBois.

Changes for Next

Cycle

— DuBois drops to 2A from 3A

— Karns City drops to 1A from 2A

GIRLS CROSS

COUNTRY

Current

Classifications

Class 1A (20): Smethport, Ridgway, Port Allegany, Otto-Eldred, Oswayo Valley, Northern Potter, North Clarion, Moniteau, Keystone, Kane, Elk Co. Catholic, DuBois CC, Cranberry, Coudersport, C-L, Clarion, Cameron County, Brookville, Brockway, A-C Valley.

Class 2A (5): St. Marys, Punxsutawney, Karns City, Clearfield, Bradford.

Class 3A (1): DuBois.

Changes for Next Cycle

— Karns City drops to 1A from 2A

GOLF

BOYS

Current

Classifications

Clearfield, Bradford, DuBois only 3A schools with the rest of the district 2A

Changes for Next Cycle

— No change

GIRLS

Bradford and DuBois only 3A schools with the rest of the district 2A

Changes for Next Cycle

— No change

WINTER SPORTS

BOYS BASKETBALL

Class 1A (15): Forest Area, Venango Catholic, Union, Sheffield, Port Allegany, Otto-Eldred, Oswayo Valley, Northern Potter, North Clarion, Johnsonburg, Elk Co. Catholic, DuBois CC, Cameron County, Austin, A-C Valley.

Class 2A (10): Smethport, Ridgway, Redbank Valley, Keystone, Curwensville, Cranberry, Coudersport, C-L, Clarion, Brockway.

Class 3A (4): Moniteau, Karns City, Kane, Brookville.

Class 4A (4): St. Marys, Punxsutawney, Clearfield, Bradford.

Class 5A (1): DuBois.

Changes for Next Cycle

— Karns City drops to 2A from 3A

— C-L drops to 1A from 2A

— Port Allegany moves up from 2A from 1A

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Class 1A (16): Forest Area, Venango Catholic, Union, Sheffield, Otto-Eldred, Oswayo Valley, Northern Potter, North Clarion, Johnsonburg, Elk Co. Catholic, DuBois CC, Cameron County, Austin, A-C Valley, Smethport, Brockway.

Class 2A (10): Ridgway, Redbank Valley, Keystone, Curwensville, Cranberry, Coudersport, C-L, Clarion, Kane, Port Allegany

Class 3A (3): Moniteau, Karns City, Brookville.

Class 4A (4): St. Marys, Punxsutawney, Clearfield, Bradford.

Class 5A (1): DuBois.

Changes for Next Cycle

— A-C Valley moves up to 2A from 1A

— Brockway moves up to 2A from 1A

— C-L drops to 1A from 2A

WRESTLING

DuBois, Punxsutawney, Clearfield and St. Marys are currently the only 3A schools among the 22 wrestling schools in the district in the two-class setup. Punxsutawney and St. Marys fell below the 3A minimum number, but chose to move up.

Changes for Next Cycle

— Cranberry is in a co-operative arrangement with Oil City and is the host school, thus pushing it into Class 3A.

— Punxsutawney and Clearfield fell into Class 2A, but could likely elect to remain 3A as both have traditionally been. Bradford will move back to 3A as well where it’s been historically.

SWIMMING

All five schools in district — DuBois, Clearfield, St. Marys, Bradford and Brookville — are currently in Class 2A in the two-class setup.

Changes for Next Cycle

— DuBois girls move back up to Class 3A while the boys stay in 2A with the rest of the district.

SPRING SPORTS

BASEBALL

Current Classifications

Class 1A (14): Forest Area, Union, Smethport, Port Allegany, Oswayo Valley, Northern Potter, North Clarion, Elk Co. Catholic, DuBois CC, C-L, Clarion, Cameron County, A-C Valley, Otto-Eldred.

Class 2A (9): Redbank Valley, Keystone, Kane, Johnsonburg, Curwensville, Cranberry, Coudersport, Brookville, Brockway.

Class 3A (2): Moniteau, Karns City.

Class 4A (4): St. Marys, Punxsutawney, Clearfield, Bradford.

Class 5A (1): DuBois.

Changes for Next Cycle

— Brookville and Kane move up to 3A from 2A

— Karns City and Moniteau drop to 2A from 3A

— Smethport moves up to 2A from 1A

SOFTBALL

Current Classifications

Class 1A (16): Forest Area, Union, Smethport, Sheffield, Port Allegany, Otto-Eldred, Oswayo Valley, Northern Potter, Elk Co. Catholic, DuBois CC, Coudersport, C-L, Clarion, Cameron County, Brockway, A-C Valley.

Class 2A (8): Redbank Valley, Moniteau, Keystone, Kane, Johnsonburg, Curwensville, Cranberry, Brookville.

Class 3A (1): Karns City.

Class 4A (4): St. Marys, Punxsutawney, Clearfield, Bradford.

Class 5A (1): DuBois.

Changes for Next Cycle

— Clearfield drops to 3A from 4A

— Brookville moves up to 3A from 2A

TRACK AND FIELD

Bradford, DuBois, Clearfield and Punxsutawney are the 3A boys’ teams with the rest of the district Class 2A in the two-class setup while Bradford, DuBois, Clearfield and St. Marys are the 3A girls’ teams.

Changes for Next Cycle

— The Clearfield girls dropped to 2A while Punxsutawney moved up to 3A.

— The St. Marys boys moved up to 3A from 2A.

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