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The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado)


AURORA — The push to sanction boys' volleyball didn't get off the ground at the Colorado High School Activities Association's Legislative Council meeting on Thursday.

Fifty-four percent of the legislative body voted against opening the Classification and League Organizing Committee report, thwarting the proposed amendment before it ever hit the floor.

"It was disappointing," said James Irwin athletic director Mike Prusinowski, who is the president of the Colorado Boys' High School Volleyball Association and was at the forefront of the amendment championed by the Tri-Peaks League.

"First time I've been involved with our league that something didn't even get to discussion on the floor," he said. "On my end, if we would have got to the discussion, and then got to a vote after that, then you have to accept that. But it's disappointing not to even share what's going on with the perspective on the sport."

The refusal came in a matter of moments following a long, tumultuous road for the leadership of the proposal.

The sanctioning initially received positive feedback after a survey sent out to athletic directors around the state in November showed that 200 of the 258 schools that responded were in favor of it.

The eventual decline, however, started when the association's equity committee did not support its sanctioning in a meeting in January. Their issue was the negative impact it would have on the proportionality between girls' and boys' high school sports in the state...Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette


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