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MAC ‘Dragging Their Feet’ On Sanctioning Bowling As A Conference Sport

(8-13-19) The Midwest Athletic Conference seems to be dragging its feet when it comes to sanctioning boys and girls bowling as a conference sport.

According to sources familiar with the situation –

July MAC meeting – A vote was to take place at the July MAC meeting. Two to three schools before the vote were NOT in favor

August MAC meeting – a vote was taken to amend the bylaws that would allow a club sport to participate in a conference sport, supposedly that passed. However; it will not be until a 60-day wait has happened before the MAC membership can vote on it, with October being the earliest date to consider it. That will be just before the bowling season opens and it is not known if passed if the sport would be sanctioned for this year or the next.

The MAC, like the majority of high school athletic conferences, does not release to the public information on their meetings, including agendas, votes, who was in attendance, etc. Is there even records of past meetings available for view? As for by-laws there is no easy access to locate them and for some reason school administrators don’t have a problem with that.

Don’t feel left out…the majority of coaches in high school athletic conferences don’t even know what actually happens during a conference meeting. Just ask the MAC bowling coaches.

MAC Girls Bowling Teams  (7)

  • Coldwater
  • Minster
  • New Bremen
  • Versailles
  • Fort Recovery
  • Marion Local
  • Parkway
  • St. Henry, Delphos St. John’s and New Knoxville did not field teams

MAC – Boys Bowling Teams (8)

  • Coldwater
  • Minster
  • New Bremen
  • Versailles
  • Fort Recovery
  • Marion Local
  • Parkway
  • St. Henry
  • Delphos St. John’s and New Knoxville did not field teams

What about swimming? That is a good question, another sport that has hoped to be a sanctioned MAC sport, no word if they will be or already have been sanctioned as a sport.

Presently the MAC only has two winter sports – Boys and Girls Basketball.

Bowling has represented the MAC for many years, with state championships and state qualifiers. Bowling also offers student-athletes an opportunity for college scholarships, it would be a great addition to add it for the MAC.

So how do you find out as a fan what the situation is with bowling and swimming, ask the MAC Commissioner Don Kemper (who has blocked SSN on Twitter) or your local school officials to fill you in, have them send SSN the details as well.

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