With the early return of students to the classroom this week, area high school sports teams are dealing with abbreviated practice schedules.
Normally at this time of year, Johnson County high school girls golf teams would be competing in almost daily 18-hole tournaments in preparation for the regular season.
But with the adoption of a balanced calendars, golf schedules are significantly shortened.
That’s not the only significant change for local teams.
For the past decade, Center Grove, Franklin, Greenwood, Indian Creek and Whiteland have all played in the same sectional. But a new IHSAA realignment has scattered local teams to different sectionals.