Warren Harding officially joins Lake Erie League

Warren Harding has a league home — officially.

Tuesday night, the school’s board of education approved a move to the two-tiered Lake Erie League, beginning in 2010-011.

Harding will compete in the Lake Division with Cleveland Heights, Euclid, Mentor and Shaker Heights. The Erie Division will have Maple Heights, Admiral King, Bedford, Southview, Warrensville Heights and East Cleveland Shaw.

The Raiders, who left the Steel Valley Conference after the last school year, are required to compete in the LEL in 10 sports: football, volleyball, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls swimming, boys and girls track, baseball and softball. They can join in the other eight sports — boys and girls golf, boys and girls tennis, boys and girls soccer and boys and girls cross country — but it is not mandatory.

“It’s been a long haul,” said Raiders athletic director Paul Trina. “We’re happy our kids have a home.”

For more details, read Wednesday's Vindicator or visit Vindy.com.

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