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Tallassee will compete against 5A competition over the next two years, changing from the former 5A/6A format
Photo by Mark Bell

Areas set for next winter seasons

Staff Report

The Alabama High School Athletic Association released its reclassifications and realignments for the 2022-'24 sports years in November. That release included football region placements as well as area placements for all fall sports.

The AHSAA has now posted its winter sports alignments for the next two years.

Tallassee, which will remain in Class 5A, will compete in Area 7 for basketball with Beauregard and Valley.

Competitive balance for priviate schools impacted three basketball programs. Decatur Heritage, currently in 1A, earned enough points to move to Class 2A. Prattville Christian, currently in 3A, earned enough points to move to 4A. Madison Academy’s teams, that were participating under competitive balance in 6A, will move down one classification to Class 5A.

Another notable change came in wrestling with a format shift for state championship competition. Last season, there were three divisions (1A-4A, 5A/6A, 7A). The AHSAA Central Board approved a four-division format for 2022-'24 (1A-4A, 5A, 6A, 7A).

Coach Keiven Mixson's THS basketball team will be in Class 5A/Area 7 for 2022-'24
Photo by Kyle Thornton

The AHSAA noted that the change was due to "significant growth among member schools in the last four years – especially in the southern half of the state."

Divisions will remain unchanged for indoor track with competitive balance affecting six private schools. Mobile Christian, Montgomery Catholic, Providence Christian and Westminster-Oak Mountain will move from 1A/3A to 4A/5A. Bayside Academy and UMS-Wright move from 4A/5A to Class 6A.

Spring sports alignments for the upcoming classification period will be released in May after the conclusion of the 2022 spring sports championships. 

Click the following link for the fall and winter sports alignment maps and area alignment groups for 2022-23 and 2023-24: