The new realignment of the Suburban Conference will be revealed in several months.

The new realignment of the Suburban Conference will be revealed in several months.
The new Liberty North opens next fall, giving the conference 26 schools.
And from hearsay and talking to several people, this could be the conference’s new look for the next two years based on projected enrollments.
Suburban Big Six: Blue Springs, Blue Springs South, Lee’s Summit, Lee’s Summit North , Liberty and Raymore-Peculiar.
Suburban Big Seven or perhaps Large Seven: Lee’s Summit West, North Kansas City, Park Hill, Park Hill South, St. Joseph Central, Truman and Winnetonka.
Suburban Middle Seven: Belton, Fort Osage, Oak Park, Raytown, Raytown South, Staley and William Chrisman.
Suburban Small Six: Grandview, Hickman Mills, Kearney, Liberty North, Platte County and Ruskin.
Central, much to its delight, would fall from the Big Seven; Oak Park and Chrisman would drop from the now Big Six; Lee’s Summit West moves up to the Big Six and Staley goes up to the Middle Six.
It will be interesting what eventually occurs, especially  the number of schools in each conference.
• As speculated weeks ago, Lone Jack will move from the Crossroads Conference to the I-70 conference effective for the 2010-11 school year. Lone Jack replaces Windsor.
Don Stelting, the athletic director at Barstow, is hopeful Kansas City Christian will replace Lone Jack. The school is located in Prairie Village, Kan., with an enrollment of 160 and recently became a member of the Kansas High School Athletic Assocation.
“They will be invited to our next conference meeting,” Stelting said. “They would be a good addition and give us two Kansas schools (along with Maranatha Academy of Shawnee).”
St. Mary’s may be unable to continue to play Lone Jack in football on a non-conference basis or any other sports because the I-70 Conference has eight schools.
• The Fort Osage girls basketball team plays 10 of its last 11 games on the road and eight in a row. The Indians have one home game between Jan. 11 and Feb. 16.
And for the first time since 1990, the Lee’s Summit girls basketball team will not play in the Shawnee Mission (Kan.) South Tournament.
• Park Hill South is looking for a new football coach. Ron Litchfield, a former assistant at Blue Springs, is leaving at the semester after his wife’s job required her to be transferred to Iowa. He has coached the Panthers for eight years with a 49-24 record.
• St. Joseph Central’s Tony Dudik is one of the classiest coaches in the business. He is calling is quits after this season. The Indians would qualify for the playoffs by upsetting Park Hill Friday night. A loss and Dudik’s long career in football would be over.
• Two interesting statistics from the fall sports season. The Liberty girls tennis finished with a 36-match conference winning streak and a sixth straight conference title.
And Kearney claimed a sixth consecutive Suburban Small Six softball championship.
• Biking enthusiast  Bill Earp, who was a football standout at Raytown High School in the 1960, recently won four medals in the Oklahoma Senior Games.