Sports are always entertaining as the new season starts. New players, new stats, new opportunities to find success. But nothing is as exciting as brand new sports seasons, and this year District 6 will introduce girls wrestling and possibly boys volleyball, pending a school board vote.
Greeley West Athletic Director, Mr. Ryan Hilbig is interested to see these sports coming into Greeley after being added as CHSAA sports. “I’m curious to see how this goes,” Hilbig said.
This year will be the first year for girls wrestling officially in District 6. Any girls interested in District 6 will have to wrestle for Northridge, as the Grizzlies were selected to house the combined team. Much like girls golf and boys/girls swimming (which is actually hosted by Greeley West), one school having a program saves money for the district in coaches, officials, and transportation.
Boys interested in volleyball will probably play for Greeley Central, but that has not been approved by District 6 yet. One of the reasons for this is compliance with Title 9, which says public schools need to balance both girls and boys programs in a school. Hilbig explained that CHSAA approval doesn’t guarantee school district approval, much like Greeley does not have lacrosse programs.
If students are interested in these sports, they can contact Hilbig for additional information.