UIL puts Livingston on probation

Published 10:50 am Thursday, March 24, 2016

AUSTIN – The State Executive Committee of the University Interscholastic League met Tuesday to hand down decisions on eligibility of student athletes and issue penalties for UIL rule violations.

Livingston High School was issued a public reprimand and two years probation for violations of rules related to submission of enrollment figures for reclassification and realignment.

The violations affected the 2016-17 District 22-5A football and basketball makeup, adding a ninth school to the eight team fray which had been adjusted to a more Southeast Texas-friendly grouping.

The teams include Baytown Lee, Central, Ozen, Lumberton, Nederland, Port Arthur Memorial, Port Neches-Groves and Vidor.

The shortest distance between Livingston and the 22-5A group is 64.2 miles (Lumberton). The longest is 95.4 (Memorial).

UIL Media Coordinator Kate Hector said Livingston will face severe consequences if additional infractions arise during its probationary period.