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Three Bridgeport Schools Discuss Joining the NVL

Along with Oxford, Bridgeport schools Bassick, Central and Harding have made inquiries about moving the Naugatuck Valley League.

Bridgeport public high schools Warren Harding, Bridgeport Central and Bassick have inquired with the Naugatuck Valley League about a possible move to the NVL, league President Tom Pompei confirmed with Patch.

The news, originally reported Monday on the "Overtime" blog run by Stamford Advocate reporter and columnist Dave Ruden, comes on the heels of an Oxford Board of Education decision to ask for acceptance into the NVL. 

Pompei, the athletic director at Naugatuck High School, said that Bassick, Central and Harding - perennial boys basketball powers - "have made inquiries. That's it." He said Oxford has inquired about joining the NVL, as well. None of the schools have filed formal applications. 

Oxford's decision has been met with mixed reactions in the community. Many believe the move is in the best interest of students, but some think Oxford should remain in the South-West Conference. Some have told Oxford Patch they plan to attend Tuesday night's (Nov. 27) Board of Education meeting at Oxford High School and attempt to discuss the issue with school board members. 

Bassick, Central and Harding currently play in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference, or FCIAC. 

Robert H Sagendorf Jr November 27, 2012 at 02:09 PM
This could be a very interesting development. Should the three Bridgeport schools apply and be accepted, should Oxford apply and be accepted, that would bring the NVL to 18 teams. I imagine there would be a southern division and northern division.

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