MSHSAA released fall sport class and district assignments Friday for the 2019-20 school year.
Assignments, updated annually, and are based on enrollment and proximity. Few area programs were promoted or relegated since last season, when MSHSAA installed the assignment method.
District tournaments hosts will be assigned during the season and published accordingly. Here are selected sports and assignments for Smith-Cotton and Kaysinger Conference programs.
Smith-Cotton football was assigned to Class 5, District 4 with Francis Howell North, Fort Zumwalt North and Battle.
Last season, S-C fell at Timberland after beating Hickman in the first round of the postseason.
Lincoln, Cole Camp and Tipton football received Class 1, District 3 assignments, while Windsor is Class 1, District 4.
Joining the Kaysinger Conference teams are Greenfield, Jasper, Lockwood, Pleasant Hope and Skyline. Lincoln won its district last year and went on to face Hayti in the Class 1 Show-Me Bowl.
The Greyhounds are pooled with Adrian, Archie, Concordia, Crest Ridge, Midway, Sherwood and Wellington-Napoleon.
Smith-Cotton volleyball is Class 4, District 12 with Belton, Helias, Jefferson City, Raymore-Peculiar and Warrensburg.
Kaysinger Conference volleyball teams are spread across three districts and two classes.
Sacred Heart, Green Ridge, Lincoln, Otterville and Smithton were assigned to Class 1, District 11, and are joined by Lakeland and Osceola.
La Monte and Northwest join Concordia, Sweet Springs, Wellington-Napoleon and Santa Fe in Class 1, District 13.
Smith-Cotton soccer, Class 3 last season, moved to the Class 4, District 13 bracket with Blue Springs South, Lee’s Summit and Lee’s Summit North.
Cole Camp, Green Ridge, La Monte and Sacred Heart are joined by St. Paul Lutheran in Class 1, District 7. Stover and Smithton are Class 1, District 4 with Belle, Father Tolton and Fulton School at St. Albans.
Smith-Cotton softball is Class 4, District 8 with Battle, Hickman, Jefferson City and Rock Bridge.
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