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Mustangs on the move

Post by ERAChamp » May 26th, 2021, 9:39 am

Portage has just been announced as the newest member of the Heritage Conference, leaving the WestPAC. Athletic participation will not begin until the 22-23 school year, but they will be a part of the Heritage this fall in all non-sports.

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Re: Mustangs on the move

Post by knowitall » May 26th, 2021, 1:44 pm

The WestPAC is crumbling. CV and Ferndale entered a co-op last year for football. Shade and CT will co-op this year. That will leave the WestPAC with no more than seven teams in 2022. The WestPAC is apparently in talks to join the ICC for football as a whole.

Blairsville and Saltsburg are merging and will be called the River Valley Panthers.

All this per Mike Mastovich and the Tribune Democrat.

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Re: Mustangs on the move

Post by Crimson's Ghost » May 27th, 2021, 7:48 am

New look Heritage:


Homer-Center
Purchase Line
Penns Manor
United
Northern Cambria
Marion Center
West Shamokin
Cambria Heights
River Valley
Portage

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Re: Mustangs on the move

Post by ICCFan » May 27th, 2021, 9:07 am

WestPAC talking to ICC?? I don't think so. The ICC is an all-sports conference that already has 17 teams and spans geographically from Franklin County (Fannett-Metal) to Southern District 9 (Curwensville) and is the only regional league that has been stable over the last dozen or so years with no moves other than Curwensville coming in next year. I have heard the WestPAC and ICC have entered into a bye week agreement for 2022-23 for football creating some interesting crossover games but I cannot imagine any type of merger. If your betting on a WestPAC move, and yes they are defintely crumbling, look for more to do what Portage did and suddenly you have the old Appalachian Conference (or close to it) again.

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Re: Mustangs on the move

Post by knowitall » May 27th, 2021, 9:55 am

Copy and paste from today's Tribune Democrat article by Mike Mastovich:

“We have been talking with the ICC a year ago, ‘What if things change?’ We haven’t formally applied to the ICC, but we had talked six months ago.

“Maybe the WestPAC would have a section in the ICC if they would so allow it,” he added.

“Again, we didn’t talk any further than football back at that time.”

Will the CV-Ferndale co-op be sufficient to field a team in two or three years? How promising is Blacklick Valley and North Star's football futures? How about United's?

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Re: Mustangs on the move

Post by Colonel Mustard » May 27th, 2021, 7:18 pm

How about Berlin co-opping with the leftovers nearby and joining the LHAC?

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