Written by Matt Wixon
Frisco, McKinney are nation's fastest growing cities -- and it has shown in sports
For anyone who lives in Frisco or McKinney, this will not be shocking news:
Frisco and McKinney are the two fastest-growing cities in the nation for the period from 2000 to 2009. That's for cities with at least 100,000 residents, according to MSN Real Estate.
Frisco's population grew by 203.9 percent between 2000 and 2009, according to the Census Bureau. McKinney's grew by 135 percent.
So how does this relate to sports?
Well, it's just interesting to see how much these former small towns have affected the sports landscape since then, in high school sports and beyond. Frisco schools have been competitive in all sports, and they've been to the state tournament in basketball and baseball. McKinney Boyd and McKinney North have won state titles in soccer.
Back in 2000, Frisco and McKinney were each one-school cities, with just Frisco High and McKinney High. Frisco Centennial and McKinney North were soon to open, but it was difficult to envision the growth that has followed.
Here's how amazing the growth in Frisco has been:
During the 1996-98 realignment, Frisco only had one high school -- and it was 3A.
Now Frisco has six 4A schools.