The spring alternate season has played havoc on Division 1 schools in this part of the state. The Brillion/Valders/Chilton/Kaukauna girls swimming and diving team will learn that first hand next month.
Originally scheduled to be in the Neenah Sectional, the WIAA was forced to revamp the Division 1 sectionals when all the Fox River Valley and Green Bay area schools opted to switch to the spring alternate season. The WIAA came out with those new changes Saturday and BVCK will feel that they have been picked for an NCAA regional site, not a WIAA site. BVCK has been placed in a sectional at Hudson High School, a trip of nearly 300 miles, one way, from Chilton. Losing the Fox Valley schools has caused a major imbalance at Division 1 and although there are closer sectionals in the Milwaukee area, BVCK and Beaver Dam are forced to make the trek to Hudson, located 20 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. This in order to create an equal number of schools in each sectional. They will be joined there by the host Raiders, River Falls, Chippewa Falls co-op, Schofield DC Everest, Wausau West and Wisconsin Rapids. The Kiel/Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah team is also affected in Division 2, but by a much smaller way. They were originally set for the Ashwaubenon Sectional, but now head south to a sectional to be hosted by Homestead High School in Mequon. Joining Kiel will be Kohler Triad, Manitowoc Roncalli/Two Rivers, Berlin/Green Lake, Clintonville, Plymouth, Port Washington, Brown Deer/Milwaukee University School, Grafton, Marinette/Peshtigo, New London, Seymour and Shawano. Diving sectionals are Friday, November 6 and the swimming sectional is Saturday, November 7. The WIAA State Tournament is the following weekend at Waukesha South.