CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A West Virginia Senate bill passed on Wednesday that could lead to athletic contests between public high schools and Huntington Prep.
The bill passed by a vote of 31-3 and now moves the House of Delegates, which also needs to approve the bill.
The bill passed says the state Secondary School Activities Commission can allow Huntington Prep to be a member with certain restrictions. The Irish, a basketball-centric program that sends its players to St. Joseph Central during the day, wouldn't be able to compete for league or state titles.
The bill would, however, allow for a college preparatory team to play "a limited schedule in each sanctioned sport" against SSAC teams.