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August 16, 2013

Caston, Pioneer, Winamac to leave MWC

Caston, Pioneer, Winamac to leave MWC

Caston, Pioneer and Winamac are set to leave the Midwest Conference, the Lafayette Journal & Courier first reported Thursday night.

The schools plan to join Culver, Knox and North Judson in a new league. Administrators from other MWC schools said they were informed via letter or telephone call either Wednesday or Thursday.

According to those administrators, no date was set for the schools’ withdrawal or the formation of the conference.

Frontier, North White, South Newton, Tri-County and West Central are the other five MWC schools. The conference has existed in some form since 1955 and its membership has not changed since 1992.

West Central athletic director Chuck Evans told the J&C that West Central also received a second letter inviting it to join the new conference. South Newton athletic director Chris Bell said the five remaining schools plan to hold a meeting today at 1 p.m.

Pioneer athletic director Mike Johnson told the J&C that there will probably be an announcement of some time in September.

Comets top Kings in girls golf

Caston’s girls golf team defeated Lewis Cass 220-265 on Thursday at Pond View Golf Course.

Caston’s Tierney Rentschler was the medalist with a 51. She was followed by Berklee Blackman (52), Madeline Moeller (54), Emily Strain (63) and Kylie Pugh (67).

Maddie Karmel led the Kings with a 63. She was followed by Cassi Hardy (65), Meghan Hall (65), Jael Forker (71) and Megan Mannering (76).

“Considering four of our five golfers picked up a club for the first time two weeks ago, I thought they did a good job,” Cass coach Charlie Jones said. “We’re building for the future and learning about the game and getting better. They’re not doing too bad considering they’re pretty much starting from scratch.”

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