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J-I, Blue Sky talk about consolidating sports teams

The Joplin-Inverness School Board voted Monday night to combine the junior high teams of J-I and Blue Sky schools.

The Blue Sky board hasn't yet voted on the issue. The Blue Sky superintendent said today his district may also want to discuss combining the two districts' high school teams.

J-I Superintendent Ed Warner-Combs said today his school board decided that the decreasing numbers of students in J-I schools could make it hard to field teams in the future. The junior high students will probably form cooperative teams in basketball, track and possibly football, he said.

"We are going to...


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