The Washington Catholic Athletic Conference voted yesterday to return to a unified league for all of its sports, beginning in fall 2005, Commissioner Bob Hardage said. Two years ago, the WCAC adopted a structure that splits the conference into North and South Divisions for basketball, baseball, tennis, soccer and volleyball.
Principals and athletic directors favor a unified league because it allows teams to play each other twice, which is good for revenue and rivalries, and because it ensures fair playoff seedings, Hardage said.
Gonzaga Coach Honored
Gonzaga's Kenny Lucas said yesterday that he has been selected to be a head coach at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio on Jan. 15. Lucas will coach the East team; he was an assistant last year.
"It's a great honor, not just for me but for our program," Lucas said.
The game, generally considered the nation's top high school football all-star game, will also feature St. John's linebacker Rico McCoy and Eleanor Roosevelt quarterback Derrick Williams.
Va. Games Rescheduled
Concern over the weekend's potential wet weather has prompted at least two area jurisdictions to move games from tomorrow night to today.
Manassas Park yesterday moved its home game with Page County to 7:30 tonight, and two games involving the four Stafford County high schools also will be played this evening -- Stafford at Colonial Forge at 7, and Brooke Point at North Stafford at 7:30.
With Rosh Hashanah beginning yesterday, the option to play tonight was not available to many area school systems, which prohibit playing on Jewish holidays.
Pallotti Seeing Triple
Sophomore outside hitter Kelly Williams (12 kills, nine aces) and junior setter Katie Donovan (22 assists, three aces) led Pallotti to a 25-17, 25-17, 25-17 victory over St. Mary's-Annapolis in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association-B volleyball match.
-- Tarik El-Bashir, Charles Cummins and Staff Reports