Idk if they don't have freshman and JV for the sports I didn't see that as a problem but as far as fielding enough sports I would agree. I think there better be a bigger plan for the SWBL because this move for Ross absolutely boggles my mind. They just sent out a Final Form email letting every parent know about the massive cuts coming. Why in the heck would they travel twice as far in some cases and have double the expenses for sports? If I was a parent I would be furious! Interested on everyones thoughts on this. Sorry if I'm late to the conversation.
As a Ross parent myself, the timing is definitely not ideal. Other than self preservation I am not sure what the main motivation was. Maybe Edgewood was set on going and Ross feared that would be the death knell of the SWOC and went along for self preservation. Another reality is many Ross teams would do well in conference (perhaps win the championship) then go on to lose in the first or second round of the playoffs. Maybe tougher competition would lead to more post-season success? Purely spit balling here.
It seems like a lot of the cuts and other maneuvers are coming out piecemeal from central office as perhaps a way to soften the blow. Popular rumor is a setup for another levy. For those not familiar, Ross has little business/industry so the taxes are pretty high for a homeowner.
My kids are in elementary school and I be lying if I said I am excited about the possible travel requirements-especially if the middle school teams will be playing the same schools. When the dust settles I think they will be a little less spread out but still not as compact as what they had.
The SWOC was the first conference in quite some time where Ross didn't travel as extensively for games-even less when Wilmington and Little Miami peeled off. In the old FAVC, their closest opponent was probably Norwood, then mainly Warren County schools. Wild to think they once played in a league with Mason.