February 14, 2023

NDHSAA approves three-class system

Titus Stenberg
Farmer Sports Writer

Big changes are coming to North Dakota high school basketball next season. In Valley City last Wednesday, Feb. 8, the North Dakota High School Activities Association (NDHSAA) board voted unanimously to approve the proposed plan to bring three-class divisions of basketball to the state. Implementation of the plan will begin next season. North Dakota has had a 2-class system for high school basketball since the 1963-64 season.
High schools that have an enrollment of 650 or more students will compete in Class AA. Schools located within a Class AA school district that have 100 or more students will also be placed in Class AA. Schools with enrollments between 162.5 and 649 students will be in Class A, the newly-formed middle class.  Class B will be home for the smallest schools in the state that have enrollments below 162.5.

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