St. Francis Xavier
High School

1600 W. Prospect Ave.
Appleton, WI | (920) 733-6632

School Hours:
M 8:30am-3:00pm
T-F 7:40am-3:00pm

Office Hours:
M-F 7:30am-4:00pm

High School Fax: 
(920) 735-1787
High School Counseling Fax: 
(920) 257-2050

 

Bay Conference member in 2015-16

Xavier to join new conference in 2015-16
  originally posted Jan. 29, 2014   

Board approves realignment as is, 10-1
 
Xavier to be moved to a revamped football-only Bay, all other XHS teams to be in new, 8-team Bay Conference
  By a 10-1 vote of the WIAA Board of Control, Xavier athletic teams will move to a newly-revamped 9-team Bay Conference for FOOTBALL ONLY and also move to a revised 8-team Bay Conference for all other sports.

The vote was taken in January, 2014 regarding conference realignment involving Xavier High School and 84 total schools in the area... following an appeal by Xavier to the Board's 6-3 vote in December, 2013.  Often it was called Plan 3, as it was the third plan presented in the past year by Deb Hauser of the WIAA Executive Staff, who is in charge of realignment.  She made the determination of which schools would move into a new conference or which schools would stay in their present league, and her proposal was approved by the Board.

BAY CONFERENCE
EFFECTIVE 2015-16

The new-look 9-team Bay for football only, as outlined by the WIAA, includes:
   Xavier
   Green Bay East
   Green Bay West
   Menasha
   New London
   Seymour
   Shawano
   Waupaca
   West De Pere.

For all other sports, the WIAA placed Xavier in an 8-team Bay with the same schools listed above, minus Waupaca.

This realignment, dubbed plan # 3, is scheduled to begin with the fall sports season at the start of the 2015-2016 school year.  It was decided in the spring of 2014 that the league would continue to be called the Bay Conference.

The change in conference for Xavier, and other schools, will mean that Xavier and some opponents would drive past some schools in the newly-proposed Eastern Valley Conference to meet in athletic events in the 'new' Bay Conference.  Xavier had been in the Eastern Valley Conference since the beginning of the 2007-08 school year.  Prior to 2007, XHS was in the Valley 8 Conference.... for 8 seasons... from 1999 thru 2006.

 
READ MORE
ABOUT REALIGNMENT
2013  12-6   VOTE ON REALIGNMENT
2013  10-11   REALIGNMENT PLAN 3
2013  9-25   PLANS 1 & 2 PRESENTED BY THE WIAA
 
 

 
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