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The Committee also voted in favor of a two-year “tournament success factor” in each team sport --baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball volleyball-- representing an accumulation of points by which any school would move up one class based on tournament series performance during that time and compete in the higher enrollment class for the next two seasons.
Tournament success during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years will be used to determine classifications in 2013-14.
Schools with some of the largest enrollments locally include Portage, Lake Central, Merrillville, and Crown Point... but the new classifications won't be announced until next winter followed by the sectional assignments.
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