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W.Va. Panel Will Not Appeal Ruling

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The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission, ordered by a court to allow a girls' cross-country team to compete in a state meet despite the team's failure to register on time, has decided not to appeal the ruling, an official for the organization said last week.

The Kanawha County Circuit Court last month issued a temporary injunction forbidding the ssac, which governs interscholastic competition in the state, to bar the Milton High School girls' cross-country team from a state meet.

The Cabell County Board of Education first filed suit in the West Virginia Supreme Court, charging that the rule was applied unfairly. The high court, however, referred the case to Judge John Bronson of the other county court.

Sam Williams, secretary of the ssac, said the ssac's decision to allow the school to participate in the meet, despite its failure to register, "disrupts the organization of the state meet."--ce

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