The Maine Principals’ Association held its biannual reclassification meeting in late-April at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, which, ultimately, created changes for Maine high schools —  including Mount View of Thorndike.

In recent years, the Mustang field hockey and track-and-field teams have made the transition from Class B to Class C.

Those two programs will remain in Class C for the upcoming two-year classification cycle, along with the boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball and cheerleading teams also on the move from Class B to Class C.

Mount View has teams spread across Classes B, C and D as golf, boys and girls basketball and wrestling remain in Class B and football in Class D.

Mount View’s reported enrollment for the two-year classification cycle is 374.

With different numbers of schools and/or teams in each sport — in addition to different numbers of classes — enrollment cutoffs fluctuate, which is why schools have various teams in different classes.

For example, in soccer, where there are four classes, Class C schools must have between 175-409 students. Thus, Mount View fits into Class C.

However in basketball, where there are five classes, Class B schools must have between 325-549 students. Thus, Mount View settles into Class B.

Despite playing in Class C this fall, much like the field hockey team has done in years past, the boys and girls soccer teams will play predominately a Class B schedule, against familiar opponents such as Belfast, Erskine Academy of South China, Nokomis of Newport and Waterville.

However, should the teams qualify for the Class C North playoffs, they will compete against opponents from that region, such as Bucksport, Calais, Houlton or Washington Academy of East Machias, the latter of which also is just down from Class B.

The next classification cycle will be determined in the spring of 2021.

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