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Bi-annual realignment void of major changes for area schools

Feb. 1—Thursday's University Interscholastic League Realignment had minimal affect on Bullard, Rusk, Alto, New Summerfield and Wells high schools.

Bullard and Rusk will continue to be district mates, with the Panthers and the Eagles joining Athens, Brownsboro, Carthage and Center in Region II, District 7-4A-II.

Athens is dropping down from Class 4A-I, with the rest of the teams having shared a district for the past two seasons.

In basketball and volleyball, Bullard, Rusk, Center, Hudson, Madisonville and Palestine will comprise District 17-4A, which will be included in Region II.

Troup's new home will be Region III, District 11-3A-II.

Other schools in the loop include Arp, Buffalo, New Diana, Elkhart, West Rusk and Winona.

Troup has had great success against Buffalo, Elkhart and Winona recently.

In basketball, Troup will join District 17-3A in Region II. That league also contains Arp, Gladewater, Gladewater-Sabine, West Rusk, Tatum and White Oak.

District 16-3A (Region II) will be home to the Lady Tiger volleyball squad, along with Arp, Gladewater, West Rusk, Tatum and White Oak.

The Alto Yellowjackets' football home for the next two seasons will be District 11-2A-II. The Jackets' district rivals will be Cushing, Grapeland, Lovelady, Mount Enterprise, Overton and Tenaha, in what looks to be a formidable group.

District 22-2A will house Alto's basketball teams.

Other schools in the conference are Cushing, Douglass, Mount Enterprise, New Summerfield, Overton and Price-Carlisle.

Lady Jacket Volleyball will be playing in District 19-2A, along with Grapeland, Latexo, Overton and Price-Carlise.

All of Alto's teams will be in Region III.

Wells has been assigned to District 27-1A, which is in Region IV.

Other teams in the loop are Broaddus, Groveton-Centerville, Kennard, Laneville, Martinsville and Zavalla.