In the previous article, seven of the eight North Suburban Conference schools have found new leagues for the 2014-15 season, except Benilde St. Margaret's. So some of you are probably wondering "What's going to happen to the St. Louis Park school when the conference folds after the school year ends?"
Here are a few ideas.
First, the Minnesota State High School League, who handled the placement of the remaining NSC schools should find a conference with the right fit for enrollment size and caliber of competition. One possibility would be the new Metro West Conference, which features St. Louis Park. It might be logical for away game travel.
Second, and this may be an interesting possibility, do what Moorhead did years ago and become an independent. According to the athletic schedules on nsconference.org, most of the non conference games in the major sports such as basketball are against tougher competition. without being straitjacketed to a conference schedule, the school can load up on high caliber opposition for regular season play.
The last would be to explore the idea of reviving the late Don Bosco Conference. BSM was a member of the conference for years before joining the Missota Conference in the late 80s. Next season, the Tri-Metro will expand to 15 teams with the addition of Fridley and Columbia Heights. So the best way to form the new conference would be to take the two other schools that are looking for conference Holy Angels and St. Thomas Academy and add schools such as DeLaSalle, Minnehaha Academy, Breck, Blake and St. Paul Academy and voila! There's a new conference.
The real solution to this dilLemna is in the hands of the MSHSL. What conference will BSM get placed in? It's an answer worth pondering.