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School District Mergers Should Be Academic

January 26, 2014
By HALL ELLIOT ( , The Post-Journal

There were a couple of interesting articles in the paper last week on high school football mergers: one about the Bemus Point and Chautauqua Lake school boards renewing their decision to have one football team called the "Thunder Dragons," and another announcing that Clymer and Sherman would be combining their football programs. In a prior week, there was another article on the same subject which one observer described as being "the Wild West," referring apparently to the fact that there is not a lot of history or experience in undertaking these joint programs. At least one impetus for these decisions is that Section 6 sports officials in western New York need to set up games for later in the year.



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