ND prep softball being split into 2 classes

Associated Press

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota High School Activities Association has split high school softball into two divisions, starting next spring.

Association Executive Secretary Sherm Sylling tells The Forum newspaper that the board and the state's softball advisory committee must now come up with a plan for a Class B state tournament. He says it might initially have fewer than eight teams.

West Fargo coach Pat Johnson says the A and B tournaments could be played at the same time in West Fargo.

The Packers have won 14 consecutive state championships. The Activities Association began sanctioning championships in the sport in 2009.