Things are on the move at Seton Catholic. Most noticeably, the football field is moving, a little south and a little west as part of the school's campus expansion project.
Another change, one less noticeable, may take place in 2007 when the Sentinels move up to the 4A Conference.
Athletic director Rick Miles will spend his summer compiling the necessary information and filling out the proper paperwork for the school's petition up from 3A to 4A Division II.
Miles said the petition process asks schools to list what Arizona Interscholastic Association activities the school has offered the past four years, the number of participants each sport draws and the success the school has had the past four years.
Past success shouldn't be a problem for Seton, which won five AIA state championships — cheer, girls volleyball, girls soccer, baseball and boys golf — the past year, the most in school history.
"We can compete with those (4A-II) teams," Miles said. "I'm going to work on the petition for the AIA and it will be turned in by the October deadline."
The campus construction will force the Sentinels' football team off campus for games this fall. They will play their first "home" game against Phoenix Bourgade Catholic at Bourgade. Other home games against Coolidge and Safford will be played at Marcos de Niza in Tempe and a home game against Globe will be played at Mesquite in Gilbert.
Meet of Champions filling up:
Arizona's first attempt at a postseason meet is getting good reception from the athletes.
The Arizona High School Track and Field Meet of Champions will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Chandler High School. The purpose of the meet, which is dedicated to longtime Arizona high school historian Barry Sollenberger, was to bring together all of the state champions from the seven respective meets along with some of the other top performers.
So far, 82 state champions have committed to compete. All athletes can only be entered in one event. One event on the boys side has six commitments, while the rest of the events have at least seven. On the girls side, the numbers are a bit lower, but meet organizers expect to have the events filled out by Saturday.
Toros find coach: Mountain View hired Bill Roberts Wednesday as its new softball coach.
Roberts replaces Dale Goodman, whose contract wasn't renewed. Roberts coached baseball at Skyline last season and prior to that coached softball at Skyline for five years.