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Maumelle moving up a classification

In numbers released Tuesday afternoon, Maumelle High School will be moving up a classification to 5A for the 2014 school year.

The numbers are good for two years.

The Arkansas Activities Association had Maumelle at a three-year average of 669.67 students, making the school the state’s 48th-largest and squarely in 5A.

Currently, the Hornets are in 4A and in district competing against teams on the western side of the state like Waldron and Booneville.

The move to 5A could, potentially, just about end out-of-county travel for the school as the 5A-Central is composed of seven teams in Pulaski County and Helena-West Helena.

Conference assignments won’t be determined until September, said Maumelle High School Athletics Director Sherman Cox.

But if he had his wish, keeping Maumelle in Pulaski County, would be it.

“That’s where I’d like to go,” Cox said, “It would make sense and that’s what I’d like to see.”

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