db1112
Word is that Omro will be joining the conference and KML will be leaving beginning in the 2010 school year. I know Omro was voted in, but from what I hear KML had the choice of staying or leaving. Im not sure where they are looking to go, but the 2 that jump out at me are maybe the Eastern Wisconsin or the North Shore?

Anyone from KML have any insight?
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db1112
Its about 1 hr, 20 minutes or so from Horicon to Omro.

I think that KML fits well in the EWC, but then they have a nasty trip to Two Rivers. I guess we will find out sometime soon.
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stoscar
I'm not surprised Omro wants out of the EVC. They're being completely overwhelmed.

Where KML would go is real tricky. In the EWC they'd be small but similar to most of the schools, but it looks like trips to all the schools other than Kewaskum and Campbellsport would be about an hour or longer. Schools in the North Shore and Little Ten are way too big and the Midwest Classic is too small. Maybe the Woodland North would be a good fit if KML gets a little bigger, but I don't think there is a conference that works perfect for them.
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DR_center51_old
DB, how far is it from Horicon to Omro? Just wondering cause I know the longest trip now is the KML vs. Laconia games, which is a little over an hour.
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pinetar
I don't know much about this...but I am pretty sick of the WIAA changing teams and conferences on almost a yearly basis...I remember just yesterday Mayville was in one conference for football and another for every other sport...what gives? What makes high school sports great is the rivalries...however, we had rivalries in football that we couldn't care over to basketball because we weren't playing the same teams...I don't know how much the WIAA has to do with this and how much the changing enrollments have to do with it...but its become pretty disgusting...
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BareFoot Guide_old
From a KML standpoint I had not heard anything about this. I cannot discount this though.
From an athletic standpoint it would be a shame. We have developed some great rivalries
in all sports. I have totally enjoyed the Flyway conference the last 4 years. Great competition, good
sportsmenship, good coaching, fans follow their teams all over, some nice facilites(the pit), etc....

KML in the North Shore - wow - good luck. Talk about being overmatched. Glad my son is graduating this year. However I remember a few years ago when KML won the Parkland title in
boys basketball. Anything is possible.

KML in with Kewaskum, New Holstein conference - better fit here athletically. KML has played these
2 schools in various sports and competed well.

BTW - KML basketball at the Bradley Center this coming Wednesday against Watertown Luther Prep. Koth should surpass the 1000 point mark.
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db1112
This isn't the WIAA's doing. Omro has wanted out of the EVC ever since they were placed in it. They just can't compete in it. The Flyway voted and agreed to let them in. KML wanted out of the Flyway, they were not being pushed out by anyone. It was KML's choice to leave or stay.


"The runner goes, Hall juices it into left center field.....THE BREWERS WIN...."

"And there's a drive into left field, this is hit well, and IT'S GONE....RYAN BRAUN...A 2-RUN HOME RUN, THE BREWERS TAKE THE LEAD..."
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hickorycornhusker
StOscar wrote:


I'm not surprised Omro wants out of the EVC. They're being completely overwhelmed.

Where KML would go is real tricky. In the EWC they'd be small but similar to most of the schools, but it looks like trips to all the schools other than Kewaskum and Campbellsport would be about an hour or longer. Schools in the North Shore and Little Ten are way too big and the Midwest Classic is too small. Maybe the Woodland North would be a good fit if KML gets a little bigger, but I don't think there is a conference that works perfect for them.


Woodland North would be a good idea if they can keep growing The smallest school is about 225 more than them right now. If the db_11 is right about the projections for their enrollment they would be within 50 of the smallest school. Travel wouldn't be real bad for them and they would get to play some of their old Parkland Conference rivals with Brown Deer, Pewaukee and Shorewood in the conference.
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hickorycornhusker
So would this be happening in the fall of 2009 or the fall of 2010 because the 2010 school year technically means that this would be happening in fall 2009.

I don't know where KML would go. They aren't big enough to compete with the likes of Homestead and Germantown in the North Shore. I'd say the EWC would be the best choice even though that's quite a trek from Jackson to Two Rivers but so is Waupun to Two Rivers. A possibility I thought of even though if KML keeps growing they would be too big (probably already are) would be to join the Midwest Classic Conference North Division. Living Word Lutheran is right in town with them. Wayland isn't much farther a way than Horicon and the other schools aren't any farther than their conference rivals now.
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hickorycornhusker
So would this be happening in the fall of 2009 or the fall of 2010 because the 2010 school year technically means that this would be happening in fall 2009.

I don't know where KML would go. They aren't big enough to compete with the likes of Homestead and Germantown in the North Shore. I'd say the EWC would be the best choice even though that's quite a trek from Jackson to Two Rivers but so is Waupun to Two Rivers. A possibility I thought of even though if KML keeps growing they would be too big (probably already are) would be to join the Midwest Classic Conference North Division. Living Word Lutheran is right in town with them. Wayland isn't much farther a way than Horicon and the other schools aren't any farther than their conference rivals now.
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db1112
Im sorry Fall of 2010. Next year will still be the same, its the following year. I know KML is growing and I've heard they may possibly get up near 550-600 students within 5-7 years. But thats not a fact, just what Ive heard.
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hickorycornhusker
db_11 wrote:


Im sorry Fall of 2010. Next year will still be the same, its the following year. I know KML is growing and I've heard they may possibly get up near 550-600 students within 5-7 years. But thats not a fact, just what Ive heard.


I know the school is growing at a pretty good rate right now. They're growing at about the same rate WLA is shrinking. And WLA was at 420 back in 2006. If they got to 550-600 that would be the perfect size for the EWC.
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db1112
Talk about shrinking when I went to school at Horicon we were even D2 at around 420 students, next year, Horicon's number will be 311.
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db1112
No, Winneconne is way too big.
"The runner goes, Hall juices it into left center field.....THE BREWERS WIN...."

"And there's a drive into left field, this is hit well, and IT'S GONE....RYAN BRAUN...A 2-RUN HOME RUN, THE BREWERS TAKE THE LEAD..."
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db1112
Now that you guys mention it, I think the Woodland North is the best fit. School size isn't that big of an issue for KML because they can still be competitive in a bigger conference. In a few years they would probably be too big for the Flyway anyways.
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"And there's a drive into left field, this is hit well, and IT'S GONE....RYAN BRAUN...A 2-RUN HOME RUN, THE BREWERS TAKE THE LEAD..."
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