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ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) — The governing body of high school sports in Maine has approved five enrollment classes for basketball next season.

The Maine Principals' Association approved the measure by a 67-29 vote on Thursday.

The change was made to address shifting demographics in the state that have made it increasingly difficult for smaller schools to remain competitive, and means there will be five state tournaments.

Maine has had four classes in basketball since the 1950s.

Some schools objected, citing additional travel and difficulty in scheduling.

The vote created a Class AA for the state's largest schools with enrollments of 824 students or more.

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