There Will Be A New State Champion

”No. 2 Wapahani upset top-ranked Muncie Burris in the opening match of Class 2A Sectional 40, in four games on Thursday evening ending the longest state tournament win streak in IHSAA team sports history. Wapahani (25-6) won the match, 25-18, 25-21, 20-25, 25-16 snapping visiting Burris’ (31-3) state tournament win streak at a remarkable 95 consecutive matches and consequently its 14 straight Class 2A state championships which date back to 1997. It was the first sectional loss Burris has sustained since 1996.”

This is the headlines on the IHSAA website this morning. Now while it is exciting that there will be a new state champion, does this not raise your dandruff. 14 straight state championships. First sectional loss since 1996. There are professional sports out there that ”buy” their players that can’t win two years in a row. Is there something wrong with the system when a ”high school” team can dominate the state for 14 straight years or is the rest of the school’s programs just now catching up with a great system ?

What’s your opinion ?

2 comments

  1. I believe public schools are at a disadvantage in competing against private schools for the reasons mentioned above. Where they can recruit, public schools draw from the students in their school zone or district. I am very proud of the public school sports programs and wish they got a fairer deal.

  2. yes they do have open enrollment, but can everyone pay the tution fee? or are there “schlorships” for the kids who happen to be 6’7″ or run a 4.5 40

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