As part of the University Interscholastic League’s restructuring of Class 5A, volleyball and basketball programs will compete in a traditional district instead of the new Div. I and Div. II setup.

While the football program is in District 15-5A, Div. II beginning this fall, Alice’s volleyball and basketball teams will compete in District 29-5A, which will also include Calallen, Flour Bluff, Gregory-Portland, Laredo Martin, Laredo Cigarroa and Tuloso-Midway. The new seven-team district was announced as part of the UIL’s district realignments Thursday morning.

They are all school’s Alice’s has competed against before, but it’s a dramatic change from the 11-team District 30-5A, which Alice is presently a part of with each of the CCISD schools, Calallen, Flour Bluff, Gregory-Portland and Tuloso-Midway.

Alice athletic director Kyle Atwood said the new 29-5A is a good district for everyone involved simply because it offers more of an opportunity to advance.

“It was tough for everyone in an 11 team district,” he said. “With 11 teams, four teams were going to the playoffs and seven were staying home. In this new volleyball and basketball district, four teams are moving on and three are staying home.”

The UIL is releasing districts for spring sports like baseball and softball in March. Atwood said while no one knows what the makeup will be, he suspects the spring districts to closely resemble either the football or volleyball and basketball district.

District 29-5A (Volleyball and basketball)
Alice
Calallen
Flour Bluff
Gregory-Portland
Laredo Martin
Laredo Cigarroa
Tuloso-Midway