Flint Community Schools consolidating athletic programs

Flint Community Schools vote to consolidate the athletic program at Northwestern High School and Southwestern High School for the 2017/2018 school year.

At different times over the past few decades the Flint Northwestern High School Wildcats, and the Southwestern High School Knights, have dominated sports in the region. Those days will come to an end after the Flint Community Schools Board of Education decided to consolidate the athletic programs starting in the fall of 2017. Many of the details are still being worked out, but the location of some of the sports programs was announced. Northwestern High School, now called the North Campus, will be home to football, track, and soccer. Southwestern, or the South Campus, will be home to the baseball, softball, track, and basketball teams. The location of exactly where the other sports programs were not known. Flint Community Schools Athletic Director Jamie Foster says the district will save money through the consolidation, but he says there was something more important which factored into the decision.

“The consolidation is going to make us more competitive. It’s also going to enable us to field teams at the sub-varsity level which we’ve had difficulty doing up to this point,” Foster says.

The team’s colors will be teal and black. However, students from each school will gather in the coming days to begin the process of determining a new mascot for the unified program.

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