Over the past several years the Monroe City Lady Panthers have put together solid results in softball, both at the high school and middle school levels. However, the Monroe City Middle School program is dealing with low participation numbers. As a result, Monroe City Superintendent Dr. Tracy Bottoms says they are considering a co-op with Holy Rosary.

Such a partnership between the two schools has never been done in softball. However, a co-op between Monroe City Middle School and Holy Rosary isn’t totally unprecedented.

If approved by both schools’ respective boards, the co-op would begin during the upcoming fall season. Bottoms says the co-op is expected to be finalized soon.

The paperwork is due in early May, however, MSHSAA’s approval may come much later due to a backlog caused by coronavirus complications.