2A sub-district tournament goes belly upJune 12th, 2012 by nathan joyce
The agreement between the Olympic, Seamount and South Puget
Sound leagues for a Class 2A West Central District sub-district
tournament has come to an end.
The tournament was used for volleyball, soccer, basketball, baseball and softball.
It basically came down to travel. The teams on the east side of the Narrows Bridge did not want to travel to Port Angeles or Sequim for postseason tournaments. The Olympic League teams stood with their Clallam County brothers out of principal. If PA or Sequim earned a high enough seed to host a postseason tournament or game, it should host, the other Olympic League teams reasoned. The Roughriders and Wolves often drive to Pierce County for playoff games.
The Seamount/SPSL teams decided it wasn’t worth the time and travel costs.
Now all three leagues have some work to do over the summer to decide what will happen next year. Football could likely remain the same (with all three leagues pooling berths and hosting a playoff into state) as all those teams would have Week 10 off. Football schedules are set and it’s not possible to get that many non-league games to fill an extra week.
Also on the agenda for the Olympic League will be to decide if it will have a league tournament to decide teams/seeds into the district tournament or just let the regular season decide it.
Also, the structure for the district tournament is up for grabs. The sub-district tourney took 16 teams, whittled them down to 12 and that was the field for the district tourney. Will the tourney stay at 12 teams or will it change?