AHSAA announces 2022-24 winter sports alignments

Published 1:00 pm Tuesday, March 15, 2022

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Covington County’s six schools learned their new basketball area placements as the Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board approved winter sports alignments for 2022-23 and 2023-24 on Wednesday.

The action was taken Tuesday during a special called teleconference meeting.

Basketball alignments will remain 16 areas in Classes 1A through 6A and eight areas in Class 7A.

Area alignments for each school’s varsity boys and girls’ teams are as follows:

  • 1A Area 2: Brantley, Elba, Florala, Houston County, Kinston
  • 1A Area 3: Georgiana, J.F. Shields, McKenzie, Pleasant Home, Red Level
  • 3A Area 2: Hillcrest-Evergreen, Straughn, W.S. Neal
  • 3A Area 4: Daleville, New Brockton, Opp, Pike County
  • 4A Area 3: Andalusia, Dale County, Geneva, Slocomb

The Competitive Balance factor, instituted for member private schools in 2018-19, affected three teams. Decatur Heritage, currently in 1A, earned enough points to move to Class 2A; Prattville Christian, currently in 3A, earned enough points to move to 4A; and Madison Academy’s teams, that were participating under competitive balance in 6A, will move down one classification to Class 5A.

AHSAA school reclassification for the upcoming 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years was announced last November.

Fall sports alignments were announced at the conclusion of the fall sports season last December. Spring sports alignments for the upcoming classification period will be released in May after the conclusion of the 2022 spring sports championships.