The Flint Metro League is an athletic and academic activities conference made up of similarly-sized schools located in communities within 15 to 20 miles of Flint, Michigan. Along with athletic competition in 23 sports, the league sponsors academic competition in quiz bowl, math and science; a league-wide student council; and networking between various faculty departments including guidance counselors.
|The FML logo and slogan were developed by students and selected by FML student council members. Note the emphasis placed on sportsmanship by the inclusion of the MHSAA sportsmanship emblem in our logo!|
Current athletic league officers:
President: Brian Wiskur, Principal, Kearsley High School
Vice President: Scott Roper, Principal, Lapeer East High School
Secretary: Paul Gaudard, AD, Kearsley High School
Executive Director: Gary Oyster, Retired AD, Lapeer
The Flint Metro League began in the fall of 1968 with original league members Ainsworth, Carman, Fenton, Holly, Lapeer and Swartz Creek. Enrollment fluctuations over the next forty-plus years led schools to join, leave, and even return to the Metro League. Since 1972, the Metro has had as many as ten and as few as seven member schools, but has always provided its small Class A and large Class B high school communities with stellar competition. In 2012-13, every Metro League school will have Class A status in the MHSAA.
Twenty-one FML teams have won MHSAA state championships in nine different sports. Among its athletic alumni are Nathan Miller, a recent member of the Navy's Blue Angel flying team, and Jake Long, NFL #1 draft choice. One of the leading career scorers in boys basketball, Swartz Creek alum Tim Zeeman, is currently the principal at FML member Lapeer West High School.
Among current FML schools, Swartz Creek is the largest with 1223 students enrolled for 2012-13; Linden is the smallest with an enrollment of 923.