KingCo Conference 4A gets new look

January 24, 2012

By Bob Taylor

The KingCo Conference 4A will have a new look next fall after the league’s two divisions — the Crest and the Crown — were recently shuffled.

The Northshore and Lake Washington school districts have been paired in the Crown Division, while the schools in the Issaquah School District and Seattle Public Schools were placed in the Crest Division. Newport, the league’s only member from the Bellevue School District, was also placed in the Crest.

In the new alignment, the Crest consists of Skyline, Issaquah, Newport, Garfield, Roosevelt and Ballard. The Crown consists of Bothell, Woodinville, Inglemoor, Redmond and Eastlake.

Because of the alteration, longtime rivals Skyline and Eastlake will no longer meet in football every year.

The conference shuffle could make the Crest Division very tough in boys basketball.

“It means there will be six schools with real good programs,” Griffith said. “A lot of coaches are hoping the league will change its format for the tournament.”

However, based on their recent successes, Skyline and Issaquah football teams figure to dominate the Crest.

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