WIAA Announces Boys Basketball Sectional Pairings for 2022-23

The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) released its sectional pairings for boys’ basketball.

Enrollment cut-offs for each division:

* Division 1 — 71 schools with an enrollment of 1,200 or above.

* Division 2 — 89 schools with an enrollment between 600 and 1,199.

* Division 3 — 100 schools with an enrollment between 319 and 599.

* Division 4 —100 schools with an enrollment between 189 and 318.

* Division 5 — 128 schools with an enrollment of 188 and under.

Sectional groupings:

Division 1 (71 schools)
Division 2 (89 schools)
Division 3 (100 schools)
Division 4 (100 schools)
Division 5 (128 schools)
Total: 488

Divisional changes for the 2022-23 WIAA playoffs:

New Division 1 Schools
Green Bay Southwest
(Enrollment: 1,220, previous D2)
Holmen
(Enrollment: 1,228, previous D2)
Oregon
(Enrollment: 1,252, previous D2)
Oshkosh North
(Enrollment: 1,229, previous D2)
Sun Paririe West
(New school)

New Division 2 Schools
Martin Luther
(Enrollment: 631, previous D3)
Milwaukee Marshall
(Enrollment: 1,009, previous D1)
Watertown
(Enrollment: 1,187, previous D1)
Waupaca
(Enrollment: 601, previous D3)
Wauwatosa East
(Enrollment: 1,070, previous D1)

New Division 3 Schools
Audubon Technology
(Enrollment: 383, previous coop program with Milwaukee Hamilton)
Brodhead
(Enrollment: 324, previous D4)
Colby
(Enrollment: 320, previous D4)
Milwaukee Academy of Science
(Enrollment: 366, previous D4)
New Glarus
(Enrollment: 323, previous D4)
St. Augustine Prep
(Enrollment: 576, new playoff team)

New Division 4 Schools
Bangor
(Enrollment: 214, previous D5)
Blair-Taylor
(Enrollment: 189, Previous D5)
Edgar
(Enrollment: 195, previous D5)
Kewaunee
(Enrollment: 319, previous D3)
Laconia
(Enrollment: 311, previous D3)
Menominee Indian
(Enrollment: 312, previous D3)
New Holstein
(Enrollment: 311, previous D3)
Randolph
(Enrollment: 196, previous D5)
Spencer
(Enrollment: 214, previous D5)
Westby
(Enrollment: 308, previous D3)

New Division 5 Schools
Chesterton Academy
(Enrollment: 91, new WIAA program)
Cochrane-Fountain City
(Enrollment: 184, previous D4)
Elmwood/Plum City
(Enrollment: 177, previous D4)
Glenwood City
(Enrollment: 188, previous D4)
Heritage Christian
(Enrollment: 179, previous D4)
Phelps
(Enrollment: 25, returning after one-year absence)
Salam
(Enrollment: 175, previous D4)

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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]