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CPCS, PHCS agree to spring sport mergers

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COLTON - The boards of education of Colton-Pierrepont and Parishville-Hopkinton have agreed to a merger that will allow CPCS students to play baseball, while giving PHCS students the opportunity to play boy’s lacrosse.

“We have kids from Colton-Pierrepont who want to come over and play baseball,” according to PHCS Superintendent Darin P. Saiff added the district has a reciprocal agreement with CPCS that allows its students to also go there and play lacrosse.

CPCS Administrative Intern James Nee, who is handling athletic director responsibilities for the year, said this is the fifth year the two districts have had such an agreement.

“This year there are about three that are interested in participating in lacrosse and three who are interested in baseball,” Mr. Nee said.

Mr. Saiff said the reason for the mergers is simple.

“We have a bit of a reciprocal merger because we have kids who want to play lacrosse,” he said.

Both boards voted unanimously to in support of the mergers.

The PHCS board of education also voted to approve a merger with Potsdam that will allow its female students to play lacrosse there.

Mr. Saiff said since the mergers with Colton-Pierrepont consist of a reciprocal agreement, so there is no charge for them. The merger with Potsdam, he said, carries a flat fee of $100 per student.

“I think that’s a pretty good deal to give a student the opportunity to play a varsity sport,” he said, adding the district had one female student signed up for the sport.

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