Lawmakers Look to Cut Sports 

A series of cost-cutting recommendations affecting Maine high school sports is being voted on Monday by a panel of the Maine principals’ association…The M.P.A.’s interscholastic management committee is considering proposals that include shortening the regular season, reducing the number of teams that qualify for playoffs, and pulling Maine from the New England championships.One of the most controversial measures would reduce the number of non-countable games to two, that includes preseason scrimmages, exhibitions, and holiday tournaments.The recommendations have triggered sharp debate and even prompted two legislators to propose bills that would limit the M.P.A.’s authority over high school sports.