Sheffield, Abraxas co-op could add girls track

There may soon be a new athletic agreement between Sheffield High School and Abraxas.

At Monday’s meeting of the school board personnel, athletics, and co-curricular activities committee, members took a look at a proposed agreement that would extend the cooperative agreement to include girls track.

The two schools already cooperate in football, wrestling, boys track, and softball.

The agreement would allow girls attending Abraxas to participate on the Sheffield track team.

“It’s going to be the first year for this,” Warren County School District Director of Administrative Support Services Gary Weber told the committee. “They’ve had an agreement in place for girls softball.”

When the softball co-op was put in place, there was interest among the students at Abraxas.

Now, that interest has dwindled, according to district Superintendent Amy Stewart, and a number of girls are saying they would participate in track.

“This came from one of our last meetings with Abraxas,” Stewart said. “They said they just didn’t have the interest (in softball). They believe they’re going to be able to have greater participation in track.”

The request was not to replace the existing co-op. The softball co-op will remain in effect.

There are 13 girls in grades nine through 11 at Abraxas, according to a document presented to the committee.

There is no minimum level of participation in the agreement, according to Weber, but there is a maximum.

The committee moved the item to the agenda for the February board meeting.


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