Adrian School District may take its ball and go to Idaho

An Adrian baseball player at practice. It's the first time in several years that there have been enough boys to field a team. (The Enterprise/Liliana Frankel)

ADRIAN – The Adrian School Board, frustrated by Oregon’s Covid policies, is considering shifting its sports teams to the Western Idaho Conference of the Idaho High School Athletic Association.

The Idaho association allows schools more leeway to decide how to enforce pandemic-related guidelines. Adrian is bridling at continued restrictions imposed by the Oregon School Activities Association on high school competitions.

Peter Weber, OSAA executive director, said that one other Oregon school district, Hermiston, had left the association in favor of another state’s, but that change predated Covid. Hermiston, near the border with Washington, now plays in the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. 

Six school districts . . .