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Johnsburg not in discussions to join new league "at this time"

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As Woodstock and Woodstock North prepare to begin the process of transitioning out of of the Fox Valley Conference for a new league, who will join the Blue Streaks and Thunder remains in question.

But at least one other local team – Johnsburg, which is leaving the FVC for the Big Northern Conference after this school year – doesn't appear to be in play, at least initially. Johnsburg athletic director Tom Ross said Wenesday afternoon that the school has not been part of discussions "at this time" about possibly joining a new league which would begin play in the fall of 2015.

Ross said Johnsburg has made a two-year committment to the BNC, meaning the Skyhawks would be locked into BNC play through the spring of 2016. According to league guidelines, schools must give their respective conferences a two-year notice that they plan on leaving.

Asked if they have had such discussions with BNC officials, Ross replied, "Not at this time."

Woodstock principal Corey Tafoya said Tuesday night that he has been in discussions with other schools about forming a new league for 18 months. He told District 200 board members Tuesday night that the two schools would not travel any more distance for games than they do now.

Tayoya declined to specify what schools – or how many – he has been in conversations with. District 200 board members are expected to vote on the proposal to move the two Woodstock schools out of the FVC in December.

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