When the going gets tough....."lets team up, help us both out", that's what Toledo said 3 years ago. But now that your moving down to "B" level, you are dropping the Winlock/Toledo combined teams like a hot potato. Not that I necessarily blame you, but I was at the school board meeting 3 years ago when the decision was made to combine teams for softball & baseball (wrestling & soccer were already combined), and Toledo was the main pursuant along with a few Winlock residents, coaches and school board members. In my opinion, they were looking out for their own personal interests and not Winlock's athletic program. We had more than enough kids to fill both our teams prior to combining and I personally know several kids who later chose to not participate after combining teams.
I see this as a fresh start for Winlock sports. Yes, Toledo should do very successful against the "B" schools (as they are well aware of). Yes, Winlock may struggle and see fewer tryouts for a short time, but I believe Winlock's students, teachers and coaches will see this as a better opportunity to turnout and make/play jv & varsity sports for their school and take pride in their community.
I wish Toledo all the best, but look forward to a little "rift", or rivalry as I call it between our two towns. Let the Battle of he Cowlitz continue!