The creation of a girl’s basketball program at Mulberry Grove High School has been approved by the Unit 1 school board.
Athletic Director Chad Nelson said the junior high program was started several years ago with the goal of it leading to a high school program. Difficulties with state funding slowed the process.
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Nelson said Mulberry Grove will start with a freshman/sophomore JV program rather than at the varsity level.
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The athletic director said the school will strive to have a quality girls basketball program.
Once a varsity team is started, it will play in the Egyptian-Illini Conference.