The new classifications for the 2016-17 school year has been announced by the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) and a few Lansing-area schoosl will be moving into different athletic classes.

See a full list of local schools impacted by class changes below. Click here to see the MHSAA's press release on the 2016-2017 classifications.

  • Haslett

    Down to Class B from Class A

    After spending the 2015-16 season in Class A, the Vikings move back to Class B.  It's where they were in the 2014-15 season.

  • Lansing Eastern

    Down to Class B from Class A

    This is the first time that the Quakers have been in Class B. They are a victim of a big enrollment drop.

  • Ithaca

    Up to Class B from Class C

    The move up to Class B could definitely affect the Yellowjackets during football season. They could play in a bigger class come playoff time.  They've won the Division 6 Championship five of the last six seasons.

  • Jackson Northwest

    Down to Class B from Class A

    The Mounties have been competitive in basketball and other sports, but have struggled in football. This move could help them.

  • Jackson Lumen Christi

    Down to Class C from Class B

    The Titans have been on the edge of Classes B and C for a few years now. But expect more domination during football season in a smaller class.

  • Potterville

    Up to Class C from Class D

    Potterville has been a Class C school before (2004-15).  They dropped down to D this year, but are back up to C next year.