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High school sports: Kenston accepts invitation to join PAC – News

Kenston has accepted an invitation to join the Premier Athletic Conference at a date to be determined.
Will Brush, Mayfield and West Geauga be next in line?
PAC commissioner George Bellios confirmed over the weekend that the four schools had been invited to join the league, which currently has eight members.
Kenston superintendent Bob Lee said on Monday: Weve accepted, but its still going to be up for board approval.
The next scheduled board of education meeting is Oct. 21, Lee said.
Were excited about the possibility of the PAC, Lee said. We feel weve landed on our feet.
Bellios said the PAC is waiting to hear back from Brush, Mayfield and West Geauga. If those four schools join the league, the PAC would increase to 12 teams along with North, South, Madison, Riverside, Chardon, Lakeside, Geneva and University.
Kenstons availability became known when the Chagrin Valley Conference split up, with 10 schools seceding Beachwood, Chagrin Falls, Hawken, Independence, Kirtland, Orange, Harvey, Perry, West Geauga and Wickliffe.
The remaining seven schools, including the two biggest Aurora and Kenston were left without a league. The others are Fairport, Berkshire, Cardinal, Cuyahoga Heights and Richmond Heights.
When Aurora earlier this week accepted an invitation to join the Suburban League, Kenston was the next to make a choice.
Aurora and us looked to go someplace together, Lee said. The PAC was too far for them, and it was the same way for us with the Surburban League.
The expansion of the Surburban League might end up being a key factor in whether Brush and Mayfield also join the PAC.
Mayfield athletic director Keith Leffler said North Royalton, Stow, Hudson, Twinsburg and Cuyahoga Falls are also headed to the Suburban League. All are current members of the NOC.
Leffler said Mayfields options which are presumably the same options as Brush are to remain in the NOC or make the move to the PAC.
Were still discussing it, but we do have options, Leffler said. Were excited the PAC schools think enough of us to ask us to join them.
Leffler said ideally, Brush and Mayfield separated by 3.3 miles will be in the same conference moving forward.
Brush and West Geauga have yet to make their decisions.
Brush principal Kenya Harrington said in an email: I cant offer a comment at this time. I will be in contact with our superintendent as we are exploring our options.
West Geauga principal Jay Bishop said: Were still in discussions with our athletic director and superintendent. We will know by the end of the week. We will do whats best for West Geauga and the school.
Even if Mayfield, Brush, West Geauga and Kenston join the PAC, questions remain as to how the league would be laid out. Bellios said options such as divisional play or a one-division rotating schedule are in the picture.
Im not sure (of the format) yet, he said.

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