Conference realignment: Oconomowoc will join Classic 8 in 2017-18
What many consider the toughest conference in the state is about to get some company.
Oconomowoc High School will join the fold in the 2017-18 season, becoming the ninth member of the Classic 8 Conference after a realignment proposal passed that reorganized much of Southeastern Wisconsin.
The long-discussed proposal to realign the conferences in the area passed by a 7-4 vote at the WIAA Board of Control meeting April 19. The maneuvers, which touch the Classic 8, Greater Metro, North Shore, Woodland and Wisconsin Little Ten Conferences, have been controversial, heavily debated and amended.
The Classic 8 will see the least amount of change with the introduction of one new school, which becomes the westernmost member of the league but profiles geographically (in western Waukesha County) and enrollment-wise with other members of the league. With 1,546 students, OHS becomes the fourth-largest member of the Classic 8, behind Arrowhead (2,257), Muskego (1,618) and Mukwonago (1,594). Kettle Moraine’s enrollment stands at 1,412.