Highland Park High School has joined the Kansas City – Atchison League, according to an announcement today.
Formerly a member of the Centennial League, Highland Park is part of the Topeka Public Schools.
The KC-AL league now includes Highland Park, Schlagle, Harmon, Sumner Academy, Washington and Wyandotte high schools.
“We are excited to welcome Highland Park to the Kansas City – Atchison League. Our members unanimously approved their addition, and all felt that they would be a great addition to our league. We extremely impressed by the focus Highland Park official placed on doing what was best for their students as the emphasis behind their desire to move,” said Ty Collins, Sumner Academy athletic cirector and Kansas City – Atchison League president.
Highland Park will be the first school to be accepted into the Kansas City – Atchison League since 2008. Highland Park brings a rich athletic tradition to the league and has a long history competing with many of the schools in the KCAL. Highland Park is a nine-time Kansas State High School Activities Association state champion with championships in boys basketball, girls track and field and boys gymnastics.
Topeka – Highland Park will join the Kansas City – Atchison League at the beginning of the 2022 – 2023 school year and activity cycle.
- Story from Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools