Charles City looking to form new conference after racial issues

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Maquoketa sure had a bunch of racists. We heard nothing but racist crap from them every time we played them.
 

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The thing that makes the most sense is the NEIC and Mississippi Valley trading Waverly for Waterloo East but, god knows, Waverly has no intentions of being anywhere where they don't dwarf everybody else's budget and enrollment.

And, yeah, Waverly pulling this stuff has been going on forever.

EDIT: With Oelwein moving to the NICL next year, they're going to have to reshuffle and look at Clear Lake, Forrest City and Hampton-Dumont/CAL.
 
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Were the people that participated in the actions every given any scrutiny by WSR that we know of?

That would maybe be a good place to start for them to save some face.
 

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Were the people that participated in the actions every given any scrutiny by WSR that we know of?

That would maybe be a good place to start for them to save some face.
It doesn't sound like the Charles City folks think enough was done to address it
 

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It doesn't sound like the Charles City folks think enough was done to address it

If I were to guess, those who had the ability to give that scrutiny, went at it with a 'this kind of thing used to happen all the time and people didn't get in trouble for it', like it was OK ever.
 

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So all schools but the offender would leave and form a new conference?


The story talks about fan behavior multiple times but the WSR rep says all of the people involved are students so they can't make anything public. Seems unlikely all the fans are students.

Easy to see the frustration.
 

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The story talks about fan behavior multiple times but the WSR rep says all of the people involved are students so they can't make anything public. Seems unlikely all the fans are students.

Easy to see the frustration.
From my experience playing them in sports, its not just the students who are doing things like that. Granted, things could have changed over the last 15-20 years, but I highly doubt it.
 

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From my experience playing them in sports, its not just the students who are doing things like that. Granted, things could have changed over the last 15-20 years, but I highly doubt it.
That's pretty sad it's almost a school tradition at this point.
 

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From my experience playing them in sports, its not just the students who are doing things like that. Granted, things could have changed over the last 15-20 years, but I highly doubt it.
Can also confirm from 2008ish they were pretty terrible. I spiked a guy who kept calling our pitcher a gay slur.
 
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I competed against WSR in high school and lived there as an adult for a year or so. The town is full of self righteous douches. Something about the student athletes and parents just seemed hoity toity compared to other NEIC schools. Like their shi* didn't stink or something. We were the poor kids of meth or crack heads from Charles City, Cresco, New Hampton, Oelwein etc. Decorah was also bad, but Waverly takes the cake.

Charles city is a shrinking town with dwindling population. To stay 3A in most sports they should honestly look into consolidating with New Hampton, where the same thing is happening (dying a slow, sad death). Otherwise they, new Hampton and Cresco, should look to dip down into 2A and join a conference with Osage, Forest City, clear lake etc. You're getting a little spread out, but i feel like it could work.
 
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I've got some inside information for the first time in my CF history: man, are those schools sick of Waverly. And not just because of this racist behavior this summer. The arrogance, recuiting of athletes, win-at-costs ... a whole bunch of factors.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Crestwood and Decorah join them, as 3A schools.

When I played, the whole conference was 3A but New Hampton, Waukon and Oelwein have seen their enrollments drip.

The NEIC is 100 years old. Too bad it's come to this.
 

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North Central Conference could potentially be a home for the western schools. They've been hanging out at 8 for awhile now.
 

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That task force's job? To determine if the Comets should remain in the NEIC.

And during a school board meeting Monday night, that task force recommended Charles City leave the NEIC within the next two years.

Another example of how 2+2=1,127 for some people.

You don’t run away from a problem. You find proactive ways to deal with it.
 

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My experience in Waverly was exactly like the movie Disturbing Behavior, but before the movie came out. There was a small group of outcasts that I had never experienced anything like before in terms of music, clothes, ideologies and knowledge of things I had no idea existed. Then there was everyone else that really were stereotypical meatheads and d-bags.

I had a lot of fun partying there and made some good friends, but it isn't the kind of place you want to spend too much time in.

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