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Continued: Eight metro-area Catholic schools to discuss new conference

  • Article by: DAVID LA VAQUE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 2, 2013 - 12:45 PM

Many of those same schools were aligned 40 years ago in what was then called the Central Catholic Conference. Including schools from outside the metro area as well, they competed for state titles outside the purview of the Minnesota State High School League until they were accepted by the high school league as members in 1974.

A few of those schools, including Totino-Grace, Benilde-St. Margaret’s and Holy Angels, were aligned with other smaller Catholic schools in the Twin Cities-based Don Bosco Conference in the 1980s.

Dave Stead, high school league executive director, said he had not heard of the idea of a Catholic school conference until Wednesday. He said the search for competitive fit is not unique to private schools.

“Conferences are having issues throughout the metro area,’’ he said. “I don’t know if it’s football or changes in school sizes and clientele.”

 

David La Vaque • 612-673-7574

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