Yuma hoops in 3A Metro district

Yuma High School’s basketball teams have been put in the Class 3A Metro district when its comes to the postseason, beginning with the 2022-23 campaign.

YHS still will play in the Lower Platte Activities Association. All the other LPAA schools will be in 2A basketball, including Merino, Haxtun and Caliche, which had been in 1A. Wray has been able to avoid moving up to 3A.
The changes are being made because Colorado is going from five to six classifications in basketball. The CHSAA legislative council gave final approval last Thursday, April 21.
Therefore, when it comes to district, and all of the postseason, Yuma will be in 3A starting next season. The boys and girls teams will be in the Metro district with Faith Christian, Lotus School, Manual, Prospect Ridge, Stargate, St. Mary’s Academy, and William Smith.
Following district, there will be a 32-team regional. The eight district winners automatically qualify for regional, but also have to be in the top 16 of the CHSAA seeding index in order to host a four-team regional. After the eight district champions, the remaining 24 qualifies will be selected based on the CHSAA seeding index, which will involve RPI and MaxPreps.
Regional winners will advance to the state quarterfinals.
While Yuma still will be in the LPAA for league play, the boys and girls teams both will be playing 3A teams in non-conference games.
Many current 3A teams, such as Eaton, Resurrection Christian, Sterling, University, Weld Central and Valley all are moving up to 4A.