Farewell, Belles

I think the last time I’ve written anything significant about a West Liberty girls’ sports team was last millenium, when I wrote a feature on their golf team.

Now, here’s this:

Starting next fall, the Belles are no more. They’ll be known as the Comets, as the boys’ teams are at West Liberty.

The public voted in favor of the measure by a 181-85 margin. The students opposed it, 204-195. The female students opposed it, 92-90.

Vinton-Shellsburg went through a similar procedure in 2006. There, the Vikettes remained the Vikettes by a large margin.


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