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This is a list of High School Athletic Conferences in Ohio.[1] Because the names of localities and their corresponding high schools do not always match and because there is often a possibility of ambiguity with respect to either the name of a locality or the name of a high school, the following table gives both in every case, with the locality name first, in plain type, and the high school name second in boldface type. The school's team nickname is given last.


Akron City Series[edit]

Main article: Akron City Series

Former members[edit]

  • Akron Central Wildcats (1915-1970, consolidated into Central-Hower)
  • Akron South Cavaliers or Big Blue (1915-1980, closed)
  • Akron West Cowboys (1915-1953, closed)
  • Akron Hower Buccaneers (1927-1970, consolidated into Central-Hower)
  • Akron Central-Hower Eagles (1970-2006, closed)

All-American Conference[edit]

Red Division[edit]

White Division[edit]

Blue Division[edit]

Former members[edit]

Blanchard Valley Conference[edit]

Former Members[edit]

  • Mount Blanchard Purple Hurricanes (1922–60, left for Hardin County League)
  • Mount Cory Hornets (1922–50, consolidated into Cory-Rawson)
  • Rawson Raiders (1922–50, consolidated into Cory-Rawson)
  • Dola Hardin Northern Polar Bears (1965-2014, left for Northwest Central Conference)
  • Rudolph Westwood Warriors (1965–66, consolidated into Bowling Green)

Buckeye 8[edit]



Buckeye Border Conference[edit]

(non-football, established 1967)

The member schools of the Buckeye Border Conference.

(Edon and Hilltop are members of the TAAC for football, but are members of this league for every other sport.)

Future member

Former members

Central Buckeye Conference[edit]

Kenton Trail Division[edit]

Mad River Division[edit]

Former members[edit]

Central Catholic League[edit]

Former members

  • Columbus Holy Family Falcons (1928–60)
  • Columbus Holy Rosary Royals (1928–66, consolidated into Father Wehrle)
  • Newark Catholic Green Wave (1928-53 as St. Francis, 1991-2003)
  • Columbus St. Mary (1928–66, consolidated into Father Wehrle)
  • Zanesville St. Nicholas Flyers (1928–50, consolidated into Bishop Rosecrans)
  • Zanesville St. Thomas Aquinas Irish (1928–44, 1946–50, consolidated into Bishop Rosecrans)
  • Mount Vernon St. Vincent De Paul Blue Streaks (1928–53)
  • Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans Bishops (1950–77, 1979-2007)
  • Springfield Catholic Central Fighting Irish (1951–53)
  • Lancaster St. Mary Saints (1951–53)
  • Marion St. Mary Fighting Irish (1951–53)
  • New Lexington St. Aloysius Blue Knights (1955-??)
  • Columbus Father Wehrle Wolverines (1966–91, school closed)
  • Columbus Worthington Christian High School Warriors (2007–13)

Chagrin Valley Conference[edit]

Chagrin Division[edit]

  • Aurora Greenmen (1964-1983, 1996-2015)
  • Chagrin Falls Tigers (1964-)
  • Painesville Harvey Red Raiders (2009-)
  • Auburn/Bainbridge Kenston Bombers (1964-1996, 2005-2015)
  • Pepper Pike Orange Lions (1964-1996, 1998-)
  • Perry Pirates (1996-)
  • Chesterland West Geauga Wolverines (1964-1996, 1998-)
  • Wickliffe Blue Devils (1980-)

Valley Division[edit]

Metro Division[edit]

Future member[edit]

Divisions (1998-2015, unless noted)
 Chagrin Division   Metro Division   Valley Division 
Aurora Beachwood (2009-2015) Berkshire
Beachwood (2005-2009) Cuyahoga Heights (2005-2015) Cardinal
Chagrin Falls Fairport (2005-2009) Fairport (2009-2015)
Harvey (2009-2015) Hawken (2005-2015) Grand Valley (1998-2009)
Kenston (2005-2015) Independence (2005-2015) Hawken (1998-2005)
Orange Richmond Heights (2005-2015) Kirtland
Perry Newbury (1998-2014)
West Geauga
Proposed Chagrin Valley Conference Divisions (Beginning in 2015-16)
 Large-School Division   Small-School Division 
Beachwood Berkshire
Chagrin Falls Cardinal
Geneva* Cuyahoga Heights
Harvey Fairport
Orange Hawken
Perry Independence
West Geauga Kirtland
Wickliffe Richmond Heights
  • Kenston will go to the new Western Reserve Conference at the start of the 2015-2016 school year; the conference will consist of 5 teams from the Premier Athletic Conference (Chardon, Madison, Eastlake North, Painesville Riverside, and Willoughby South.) and 2 teams from the Northeast Ohio Conference (Lyndhurst- South Euclid Brush and Mayfield) there for having a total of 8 teams the new conference.

Former members[edit]

  • Aurora Greenmen (1964-1983, 1996-2015)
  • Chardon Hilltoppers (1964-1980, 1983-1996)
  • Auburn/Bainbridge Kenston Bombers (1964-1996, 2005-2015)
  • Pepper Pike Orange Lions (1964-1996, 1998-)
  • Solon Comets (1964-1996)
  • Twinsburg Tigers (1964-1996)
  • Chesterland West Geauga Wolverines (1964-1996, 1998-)
  • Orwell Grand Valley Mustangs (1998-2009)
  • Newbury Black Knights (1998-2014)

Cincinnati Hills League[edit]

Conference Website: http://www.chlsports.com/

Former members

Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference[edit]

Website: http://www.cmacstats.com/

Former members

  • Cincinnati Withrow Tigers (2007–14)

Cleveland Senate Athletic League[edit]

Former members:

  • Cleveland Aviation Thunderbirds (1965–95)
  • Cleveland Benedictine Bengals (1936–72
  • Cleveland Cathedral Latin Lions (1936–67))
  • Cleveland Central Trojans (1904–52)
  • Cleveland East Blue Bombers (1904-2010)
  • Parma Heights Holy Name Green Wave (1936–67)
  • Cleveland Lincoln Wolverines (1936–70)
  • Cleveland St. Ignatius Wildcats (1936–67)
  • Cleveland South Flyers (1904-2010)
  • Cleveland West Cowboys (1904–61)
  • Cleveland West Technical Warriors (1904–95)

Columbus City League[edit]

North Division[edit]

South Division[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Columbus Central Pirates (1922-1982)
  • Columbus North Polar Bears (1924-1979)
  • Columbus Mohawk Indians (1955–89)
  • Columbus Brookhaven Bearcats (1963-2014)

Cross County Conference[edit]

The conference was originally the Darke County League, begun in either the 1920s or early 1930's, and renamed itself after most of the Wayne Trace League merged with the DCL in 1978.

Website: http://www.crosscountyconference.com/

School Location Mascot Colors Year Joined
Ansonia Ansonia Tigers                193?-
Arcanum Arcanum Trojans                193?
Bethel Tipp City Bees           1978
Bradford Bradford Railroaders                193?-41, 1942
Covington Covington Buccaneers                1991
Franklin Monroe Pitsburg Jets           1964
Miami East Casstown Vikings           2006
Mississinawa Valley Union City Blackhawks           1959
National Trail New Paris Blazers                1978
Newton Pleasant Hill Indians           1959
Tri-County North Lewisburg Panthers                1978 (1978-83 as Twin Valley North)
Tri-Village New Madison Patriots                1973
Twin Valley South West Alexandria Panthers                1978

Former members[edit]

  • Union City Eastside Eagles (193?-59, consolidated into Mississinawa Valley)
  • Painter Creek Franklin Township Falcons (193?-64, consolidated into Franklin Monroe)
  • Gettysburg Cardinals (193?-73?, consolidated into Greenville)
  • Hollansburg Hawks (193?-55, consolidated into Westmont)
  • Hunchberger Corners Jackson Blue Jays (193?-59, consolidated into Mississinawa Valley)
  • Pitsburg Monroe Township Mustangs (193?-64, consolidated into Franklin Monroe)
  • New Madison Mohawks (193?-73, consolidated into Tri-Village)
  • Palestine Eagles (193?-55, consolidated into Westmont)
  • Hollansburg Westmont Wildcats (1955–73, consolidated into Tri-Village)
  • Camden Preble-Shawnee Arrows (1978–84)
  • Versailles Tigers (193?-41, 1951–73)
  • Anna Rockets (football only, 2001–05)

Dayton City League[edit]

Main article: Dayton City League

Dayton high schools were part of the Southwest Ohio Public League from 2002 to 2007.

Former members (all closed)[edit]

  • Dayton Kiser Panthers (1908-1982)
  • Dayton Steele Lions (1908-1940)
  • Dayton Patterson Beavers/Panthers (1922-2001)
  • Dayton Roosevelt Teddy Bears (1923-1975)
  • Dayton Colonel White Cougars (1929-2001)
  • Dayton Fairview Bulldogs (1933-1982)
  • Dayton Roth Falcons (1959-1982)
  • Dayton Wilbur Wright Pilots (1940-1982)

East Central Ohio League[edit]

Scarlet Division[edit]

Gray Division[edit]

Former schools[edit]

Eastern Cincinnati Conference[edit]

The Eastern Cincinnati Conference comprises teams mostly from larger schools in eastern Hamilton County and nearby counties in Greater Cincinnati. http://eccsports.com/

Federal League[edit]

  • Canton McKinley Bulldogs (2003–present) (1)
  • GlenOak Golden Eagles (1975–present) (2)
  • Jackson Polar Bears (1964–present)
  • Lake Blue Streaks (1987–present)
  • North Canton Hoover Vikings (1968–present)
  • Perry Panthers (1964–present)

(1) Joined for all sports, besides football, in Fall 2003. Joined conference for football in Fall 2004. (2) Formed as a consolidation of Glenwood and Oakwood high schools in 1975, both of whom were previous members of the conference.

Future member

Former members

Firelands Conference[edit]

Former members

  • Berlin Heights Tigers (1960–68, consolidated into Edison)
  • Milan Indians (1960–68, consolidated into Edison)
  • Sandusky Perkins Pirates (1960–63)
  • Hayesville Panthers (1963 only, consolidated into Hillsdale)1
  • Jeromesville Blue Jays (1963 only, consolidated into Hillsdale)1
  • Jeromesville Hillsdale Falcons (1963–70)
  • Sullivan Black River Pirates (1964–93)
  • Milan Edison Chargers (1968–86)
  1. Schools competed in spring sports in 1963, fall and winter 1962-63 sports competed in Ashland County League.

Great Lakes Conference[edit]

(Starting fall 2015)

Great Lakes League (ice hockey only)[edit]

Ice hockey only league. see [2]

Greater Catholic League[edit]

Beginning with the 2013-14 Academic year, The GCL experienced a restructuring over the summer. The Co-ed schools merged into one division, and the Girls Greater Catholic League was merged into the GCL.[2]

Conference Website: GCL Co-ed, GCL South

GCL Co-Ed[edit]



GCL South (Boys)[edit]


Former members[edit]

Greater Cleveland Conference[edit]

This conference has two incarnations. The first version lasted until 1998, and the second was begun by remaining members of the Northeast Ohio Conference in 2015.

Second version (2015-)[edit]

First version (1950-98)[edit]

  • Bedford Bearcats (1950-1998)
  • Berea Braves (1950-1975)
  • Euclid Panthers (1950-1998)
  • Garfield Heights Bulldogs (1950-1968)
  • Middleburg Heights Midpark Meteors (1950-1975)
  • Willoughby Union Rangers (1950-58?)
  • Eastlake North Rangers (1958?-1998)
  • Willoughby South Rebels (1968-1998)
  • Mentor Cardinals (1967-1993)
  • Mayfield Wildcats (1968-1998)
  • Lyndhurst Brush Arcs (1975-1998)
  • Maple Heights Mustangs (-1998)
  • Macedonia Nordonia Knights (1994-1997)

Greater Miami Conference[edit]

Conference Website: http://www.gmcsports.com/

Former schools[edit]

  • Hamilton Garfield Griffins (1966–80, consolidated into Hamilton)
  • Miamisburg Vikings (1966–67)
  • Hamilton Taft Tigers (1966–80, consolidated into Hamilton)
  • West Chester Lakota Thunderbirds (1980–97, split into Lakota East & Lakota West)
  • Lima Spartans (1980-2000)
  • Milford Eagles (1989-2007)

Greater Western Ohio Conference[edit]

The GWOC was formed in 2001 as a merger of the Western Ohio Conference and Greater Miami Valley League.

Conference Website: http://www.gwocsports.com/

Central Division[edit]

North Division[edit]

South Division[edit]

Future Members[edit]

Former Schools[edit]

  • Springfield North Panthers (2001–08, consolidated into Springfield)
  • Springfield South Wildcats (2001–08, consolidated into Springfield)

Green Meadows Conference[edit]

Conference Website: http://www.greenmeadowsconf.com

Former members[edit]

  • Jewell Rams (1962–65, consolidated into Tinora)
  • Paulding Panthers (1962–74)
  • Haviland Blue Creek Raiders (1966–71, consolidated into Wayne Trace)
  • Oakwood Auglaize-Brown Bobcats (1967–72, consolidated into Paulding)


Inter-Tri County League[edit]

The ITCL was formed as a merger of the Inter-County and Tri-County leagues.

Conference Website: http://www.itclfootball.net/

Upper Tier[edit]

Lower Tier[edit]

Inter-Valley Conference[edit]

Future Members

Former members

Lake Effect Conference[edit]

Formed for the 2012-2013 school year.

This conference does not include football, as only Ashtabula St. John has a football team. Only St. John and Cleveland St. Martin de Porres are current members of the OHSAA.

Lake Erie League[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Elyria Pioneers (1923–53, 1997-2003)
  • Lakewood Rangers (1923-2007)
  • Lorain Steelmen (1923–53)
  • Rocky River Pirates (1923–37)
  • Shaker Heights Red Raiders (1923-2012)
  • Parma Redmen (1951-2003)
  • Lyndhurst Brush Arcs (1962–75)
  • Parma Heights Valley Forge Patriots (1962-2003)
  • Garfield Heights Bulldogs (1968-2007)
  • Parma Normandy Invaders (1968-2003)
  • Berea Braves (1975–79)
  • Middleburg Heights Midpark Meteors (1975–79)
  • Mentor Cardinals[3] (1993-2011)
  • Euclid Panthers (1998-2015)
  • Lorain Admiral King Admirals (2002–10, consolidated into Lorain)
  • Lorain Southview Saints (2002–10, consolidated into Lorain)
  • Warren Warren G. Harding Raiders (2010-2013)

Licking County League[edit]

The league has two incarnations, the first lasting from 1927 to 1991. The second incarnation began 23 years later after travel and budget concerns brought together the ten schools that had made up league membership until 1986.

  • Granville Blue Aces (1927-1950, 1963-1991, 2013-) Colors: Blue and White
  • Heath Bulldogs (1964-1991, 2013-) Colors: Brown and White
  • Johnstown Johnnies (1927-1991, 2013-) Colors: Red and White
  • Hebron Lakewood Lancers (1959-1991, 2013-) Colors: Red, White and Blue
  • Summit Station Licking Heights Hornets (1927-1983, 2013-, changed name from Summit Station 1958) Colors: Maroon and Gold
  • Newark Licking Valley Panthers (1959-1991, 2013-) Colors: Red, White and Blue
  • Newark Catholic Green Wave (1973-1991, 2013-) Colors: Green and White
  • Johnstown Northridge Vikings (1963-1986, 2013-) Colors: Green and White
  • Utica Redskins (1927-1991, 2013-) Colors: Red and Gray
  • Pataskala Watkins Memorial Warriors (1955-1991, 2013-) Colors: Black and Gold

Former members

  • Alexandria Red Devils (1927-1962, renamed Northridge South 1960, consolidated into Northridge) Colors: Red and Black
  • Etna Eagles (1927-1955, consolidated into Watkins Memorial) Colors: Green and white
  • Hanover Panthers (1927-1959, renamed Hanover-Toboso 1934, consolidated into Licking Valley) Colors: Maroon and White
  • Hartford Yellow Jackets (1927-1960, consolidated into Northridge North) Colors: Orange and Black
  • Hebron Trailblazers (1927-1958, consolidated into Lynnwood-Jacksontown) Colors: blue and Gray
  • Homer Blue Devils (1927-1962, renamed Northridge North 1960, consolidated into Northride) Colors: Blue and Gold
  • Jacksontown Trojans (1927-1959, renamed Lynnwood-Jacksontown 1958, consolidated into Lakewood) Colors: Red and White
  • Kirkersville Komets (1927-1955, consolidated into Watkins Memorial) Colors: Red and White
  • Pataskala Blue Streaks (1927-1955, consolidated into Watkins Memorial) Colors: Blue and White
  • Toboso (1927-1934, consolidated into Hanover-Toboso)

Metro Buckeye Conference[edit]

Conference Website: http://www.metrobuckeyesports.com/

Former members

  • Fairfield Cincinnati Christian Cougars (1998-2005)
  • Jefferson Township Jefferson Broncos (1998-2009)
  • Springboro Ridgeville Christian Lions (2000–07, school closed)
  • Sidney Lehman Catholic Cavaliers (Football Only, joined NWCC in 2012)
  • Ft. Loramie Redskins (Football Only, joined NWCC 2012)

Miami Valley Conference[edit]

Conference Website: http://miamivalleyconference.org/

Gray Division[edit]

Scarlet Division[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Cincinnati Landmark Christian Eagles (1984-2004, school closed)
  • Batavia Bulldogs (1985–89)

Mid-Buckeye Conference[edit]

Conference Website: http://mbcsports.org/

The Mid-Buckeye Conference, known also at times as the Middle Buckeye Conference, has had three separate incarnations. The original league began in 1948 and lasted until 1962. The MBC reformed again in 1963 and lasted until 1979. The third and, so far, final reformation took place in 1981.

  • Danville Blue Devils (1954–1962, First reformation charter member, 1963–1979, Second reformation charter member, 1981–present)
  • Loudonville Redbirds (2004–present)
  • Lucas Cubs (1968–1979, Second reformation charter member, 1981–1999, 2013-)
  • Mansfield Christian Flames (1982-1983, 2013-, no football)
  • Mansfield St. Peter's Spartans (2013-, no football)

Former members

  • Ashley Aces (1948–1952)
  • Cardington-Lincoln Pirates (1948–1954)
  • Centerburg Trojans (1948–1962, First reformation charter member, 1963–1977, Second reformation charter member, 1981–2013), joined Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference.
  • Sunbury Eagles (1948–1949)
  • Mount Gilead Indians (1949–1954)
  • Johnstown-Monroe Johnnies (1950–1962, 1994–2013), rejoined Licking County League.
  • Richwood Tigers (1950–1952, 1953–1954)
  • Sunbury Big Walnut Golden Eagles (Consolidation of Sunbury and Galena, 1950–1954)
  • Utica Redskins (1951–1958, 1960–1962, 1999–2013), rejoined Licking County League.
  • Ashley Elm Valley Aces (Consolidation of Ashley, 1952–1954)
  • Granville Blue Aces (1954–1962)
  • Summit Station Hornets (1954–1956)
  • Pataskala Watkins Memorial Warriors (Consolidation Of Etna, Kirkersville and Pataskala. 1955–1962)
  • Summit Station Licking Heights Hornets (Consolidation of Summit Station, 1956–1962)
  • Howard Bulldogs (First reformation charter member, 1963–1964)
  • Mount Vernon St. Vincent de Paul Blue Streaks (First reformation charter member, 1963-1968/School closed)
  • Howard East Knox Bulldogs (Consolidation of Howard and Bladensburg, 1964–1979, Second reformation charter member, 1981–2014), joined Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference.
  • New Albany Eagles (1965–1972, 1984–1990)
  • Gahanna Columbus Academy Vikings (1966–1977)
  • Newark Catholic Green Wave (1966–1973)
  • Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans Bishops (1977–1979)
  • Bowerston Conotton Valley Rockets (1978–1979)
  • Worthington Christian Warriors (1982-2004/no football)
  • Johnstown Northridge Vikings (1986–2013), rejoined Licking County League.
  • Fredericktown Freddies (1999–2013), joined Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference.

Future members

Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference[edit]

Conference Website: http://www.moacsports.com/MISC/home.htm

Blue Division[edit]

Red Division[edit]

Former members[edit]

Mid-Ohio Christian Athletic League[edit]

Former members[edit]

Mid-State League[edit]

Buckeye Division[edit]

Cardinal Division[edit]

Ohio Division[edit]

Former members[edit]

Midwest Athletic Conference[edit]

Conference Website: http://www.midwestathleticconference.com/

Former Members

  • Ansonia Tigers (1972–78)
  • Bradford Railroaders (1972–78)
  • Mendon-Union Pirates (1978–92, consolidated into Parkway)

Muskingum Valley League[edit]

Former Member

  • Glouster Tomcats (1930–65)
  • McConnelsville Malta-McConnelsville Big Reds (1930–66, consolidated into Morgan)
  • New Concord Little Muskies (1930–62, consolidated into John Glenn)
  • Caldwell Redskins (1933–64)
  • Roseville Ramblers (1944–70, consolidated into Philo)
  • Zanesville St. Thomas Irish (1944–46)
  • Dresden Jefferson J-Hawks (1950–66, consolidated into Tri-Valley)
  • Warsaw River View Black Bears (1973-2003)

North Coast League[edit]

Blue Division[edit]

White Division[edit]

Future member[edit]

Former members[edit]

Northeast Ohio Conference[edit]

The conference was formed in 2007 by the merger of the Pioneer Conference and a previous incarnation of the Western Reserve conference. There are three six-member divisions — Valley, River and Lake — that vary by sport.

Former members[edit]

  • 2 teams from this conference (Brush and Mayfield) will join the Western Reserve Conference come the 2015-16 school year

Football divisions[edit]

Northeast Ohio Conference Divisions (2007-2014 seasons, unless noted)
 Lake Division   River Division   Valley Division 
Brush Cuyahoga Falls (2007-2012) Brunswick
Cuyahoga Falls (2013-2014) Elyria (2009-2014) Elyria (2007-2008)
Garfield Heights (2009-2014) Garfield Heights (2007-2008) Hudson (2013-2014)
Lakewood (2011) Hudson (2007-2012) Lakewood (2007-2008)
Normandy Lakewood (2009-2010) Mayfield (2009-2010)
North Royalton (2007-2010) Mayfield (2007-2008, 2011-2014) Medina (2007-2012)
Parma Medina (2013-2014) Mentor (2011-2014)
Shaker Heights (2012) Nordonia (2007-2008) Nordonia (2009-2010)
Twinsburg (2007-2008) North Royalton (2011-2014) Solon
Valley Forge Shaker Heights (2013-2014) Strongsville
Stow Twinsburg (2011-2014)
Twinsburg (2009-2010)

Northeastern Athletic Conference[edit]

Stars Division[edit]

Stripes Division[edit]

  • North Bloomfield Bloomfield Cardinals (No football, 2002-)
  • Bristolville Bristol Panthers (No football, 2002-)
  • Southington Chalker Wildcats (2002-)
  • Thompson Ledgemont Redskins (2008-2015)
  • Lordstown Red Devils (No football, 2002-)
  • Newbury Black Knights (2014-)

Northeastern Buckeye Conference[edit]

Former members

Northern 10 Athletic Conference[edit]

Northern Buckeye Conference[edit]

Northern Lakes League[edit]

Main article: Northern Lakes League

Former Members

Northern Ohio League[edit]

Former members

Northwest Central Conference[edit]

The conference began in 2001 with the dissolution of the West Central Ohio Conference.

Former Members

Northwest Conference[edit]

All sports[edit]

Former members

  • Lafayette-Jackson Wolves (1947–65, consolidated into Allen East)
  • Harrod Auglaize Wildcats (1957–65, consolidated into Allen East)
  • Lima Bath Wildcats (1957–65)
  • Beaverdam Beavers (1957–65, consolidated into Bluffton)
  • Elida Bulldogs (1957–71)
  • Gomer Bobcats (1957–69, consolidated into Elida)
  • Lima Perry Commodores (1960-2004)
  • McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley Rams (1966-2001)
  • Lima Central Catholic T-Birds (2006–13)


Former Football Members

Northwest Hockey Conference[edit]

Hockey-only league. see NHC Hockey

Red Division[edit]

  • Bowling Green Bobcats
  • Findlay Trojans
  • Sylvania Northview Wildcats
  • Toledo St. Francis de Sales Knights
  • Toledo St. John's Jesuit Titans

White Division[edit]


  • Whitehouse Anthony Wayne Generals
  • Oregon Clay Eagles
  • Sylvania Southview Cougars
  • Toledo Whitmer Panthers


  • Temperance (MI) Bedford Kicking Mules
  • Maumee Panthers
  • Monroe (MI) Jefferson Bears
  • Perrysburg Yellow Jackets

Blue Division[edit]

  • Fremont Ross Little Giants
  • Millbury Lake Flyers
  • Ottawa Hills Green Bears
  • Holland Springfield Blue Devils

Northwest Ohio Catholic Schools Association[7][edit]

(this is a secondary conference for the smaller schools belonging to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo)

  • Tiffin Calvert Senecas
  • Oregon Cardinal Stritch Cardinals
  • Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds (infrequent participation)
  • Fremont St. Joseph Crimson Streaks
  • Fostoria St. Wendelin Mohawks
  • Mansfield St. Peter's Spartans (no football)
  • Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic Panthers
  • Norwalk St. Paul Flyers

Northwest Ohio Athletic League[edit]

Former members

Ohio Capital Conference[edit]

Conference realigned in 2012-13.
Four Divisions, Eight Schools per Division, the Ohio, Central, Cardinal, and Capital. The Buckeye Division, which existed from 2004/05 through 2007/08 school years, has been discontinued.

Capital Division[edit]

Cardinal Division[edit]

Central Division[edit]

Ohio Division[edit]

Former Members[edit]

  • Grove City Pleasant View Panthers (1968-1970). The school became a Junior High only. District built new school, Galloway Westland Cougars, to replace it.
  • Whitehall-Yearling Rams (1968-2001). Now competing in the Mid-State League (Ohio Division).
  • Chillicothe Cavaliers (1976–2006). Now competing in the Southeastern Ohio Athletic League (SEOAL).
  • Pataskala Watkins Memorial Warriors (1989-2013). Now competing in the Licking County League (LCL).

Ohio Cardinal Conference[edit]

(founded 2003)

Ohio Heritage Conference[edit]

Ohio Valley Athletic Conference[8][edit]

Division A[edit]

Division AA[edit]

Division AAA[edit]

Division AAAA[edit]

Division AAAAA[edit]

Conference affiliations[edit]

  • Buckeye 8 Conference - Bellaire, Union Local, Harrison Central, Martins Ferry, Buckeye Local, Edison, St. Clairsville
  • East Central Ohio League - Meadowbrook, Cambridge
  • Inter Tri-County League - Wellsville
  • Pioneer Valley Conference - Caldwell, Buckeye Trail, Fort Fry, Frontier, Monroe Central, Shenandoah

Ohio Valley Athletic League[edit]

  • Cincinnati College Prep Lions (2012-)
  • Cincinnati DePaul Cristo Rey Bruins (2012-)
  • Cincinnati Gamble Montessori Gators (2012-)
  • Mason Mars Hill Crusaders (2012-)
  • Cincinnati Miami Valley Christian Lions (2012-)
  • Cincinnati Oyler Madhatters (2012-)
  • Cincinnati Riverview East Academy Hawks (2012-)
  • Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts Raiders (2012-)

Ohio Valley Conference[edit]

Future Members:

Former members:

  • Oak Hill Oaks (1954–84)
  • Wheelersburg Pirates (1954–57)
  • Ironton St. Joe Flyers (1962–79)
  • Willow Wood Symmes Valley Vikings (1962–71, 1977–84)
  • Ceredo-Kenova (WV) Wonders (1986–91)
  • Buffalo (Wayne) Bison (1987–92)
  • Wayne Pioneers (1987–88)
  • Bidwell River Valley Raiders (2001–14)

Patriot Athletic Conference[edit]

Stars Division[edit]

Stripes Division[edit]

Pioneer Valley Conference[edit]

The PVC originally formed in 1964 as the Frontier Valley Conference, then became the Mid-Ohio Valley Conference in 1966 to avoid confusion with the newly consolidated Frontier High School. The conference settled on its current moniker in 1976. All schools are also affiliated with the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference.

Former Members:

  • Lawrence Golden Bears (1964–66, consolidated into Frontier)
  • New Matamoras Bulldogs (1964–66, consolidated into Frontier)
  • Newport Trojans (1964–66, consolidated into Frontier)
  • Marietta St. Mary Central Irish (1964–65)
  • Lower Salem Salem-Liberty Cardinals (1964–66, consolidated into Fort Frye)
  • Graysville Skyvue Golden Hawks (1964–94, consolidated into Monroe Central)
  • Waterford Wildcats (1964–97, left for Tri-Valley Conference)
  • Glouster Trimble Tomcats (1965–78, Glouster before 1973, left for Tri-Valley Conference)
  • Beallsville Blue Devils (1976-2005, left for River Valley Conference)
  • Woodsfield Redskins (1976–94, consolidated into Monroe Central)
  • Hannibal River Pilots (2005-2014)

Portage Trail Conference[edit]

Metro Division[edit]

County Division[edit]

Former members[edit]

Future members[edit]

  • Lodi Cloverleaf Colts (2015-)
  • Hartville Lake Center Christian School Tigers (no football) (2015-)

Premier Athletic Conference[edit]

  • Chardon Hilltoppers (1997-2015)
  • Geneva Eagles (2009-2015)
  • Ashtabula Lakeside Dragons (2007-2015)
  • Madison Blue Streaks (1997-2015)
  • Eastlake North Rangers (1997-2015)
  • Painesville Riverside Beavers (1997-2015)
  • Willoughby South Rebels (1997-2015)
  • Hunting Valley University Preppers (2009-)
  • 5 teams from this conference (Chardon, Madison, North, Riverside and South) will join the Western Reserve Conference at the start of the 2015-16 school year.
  • Geneva will leave the same year to join the Chagrin Valley Conference.
  • Lakeside will leave the same year to join the All-American Conference.

Principals Athletic Conference[edit]

Also known as PAC-7/8

As of March 4, 2015, Indian Valley, Tuscarawas Valley, and Canton Timken are leaving the PAC. Orrville and Northwest are joining the PAC.

Former Members[edit]

Putnam County League[edit]

(no football)

Main article: Putnam County League

Junior high schools[edit]

  • Glandorf Dragons
  • Ottawa Titans
  • Ottawa Sts. Peter and Paul Knights

Former members[edit]

  • Belmore Bears (1930–32, consolidated into Leipsic)
  • McCulloughville Crawfish Eagles (1930–40, consolidated into Blanchard)
  • Glandorf Dragons (1930–65, consolidated into Ottawa-Glandorf)
  • Ottawa Titans (1930–65, consolidated into Ottawa-Glandorf)
  • Pandora Fleetwings (1930–52, consolidated into Pandora-Gilboa)
  • Ottawa Sts. Peter and Paul Knights (1930–62, school closed & became middle school)
  • Vaughnsville Vikings (1930–63, consolidated into Columbus Grove)
  • Gilboa Blanchard Eagles (1940–52, consolidated into Pandora-Gilboa)
  • Ottawa-Glandorf Titans (1965–67)

Sandusky Bay Conference[edit]

Former Members

  • Carey Blue Devils (1958–63)
  • Elmore Bulldogs (1948–58)
  • Genoa Comets (1948–56)
  • Gibsonburg Golden Bears (1948–59, 1963–72)
  • Lakeside Danbury Lakers (1948–57)
  • Sycamore Mohawk Warriors (1960–62)

Future Members [9]

Sandusky River League[edit]

Main article: Sandusky River League

All schools in the SRL will be heading to the Sandusky Bay Conference starting the 2016-7 school year.[9]

Scioto Valley Conference[edit]

Former members:

  • Laurelville Wildcats (1962–72, consolidated into Logan Elm)
  • Circleville Logan Elm Braves (1962–73)
  • Lees Creek East Clinton Astros (1972–74)
  • Chillicothe Bishop Flaget (Catholic) Panthers (1975–86, school closed)
  1. Ross County schools that were concurrent in SVC ans Ross County League from date of SVC entrance until 1975.

Shelby County Athletic League[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Plattsville Green Township Griffins (pre-1940-51, consolidated into Fairlawn)
  • McCartysville Mustangs (pre-1940-49, consolidated into Anna)
  • Pemberton Perry Township Panthers (pre-1940-51, consolidated into Fairlawn)

South Central Ohio League[edit]

Locations of teams in South Central Ohio League
  • Chillicothe Cavaliers (1923–31, 1937–41, 1944–48, 2013-present)
  • Clarksville Clinton-Massie Falcons (2005–)
  • Sabina East Clinton Astros (2012–present)
  • Hillsboro Indians (1923–31, 1937–92, 2003-)
  • Greenfield McClain Tigers (1923–31, 1937–92, 2003-)
  • Washington Court House Miami Trace Panthers (1960–92, 2003–)
  • Washington Court House Washington Blue Lions (1923–31, 1937–92, 2003 - )
  • Wilmington Hurricane (1923–31, 1944–92, 2014-present)

Former members:

Southeastern Ohio Athletic League[edit]

Former Members:

  • The Plains Athens Bulldogs (1925–28, 1931-2008)
  • Ironton Fighting Tigers (1925–31, 1968–85, 2006–10)
  • Nelsonville Greyhounds (1925–67, consolidated into Nelsonville-York)
  • Pomeroy Purple Panthers (1925–67, consolidated into Meigs)
  • Portsmouth Trojans (1925–28, 2006-2014)
  • Wellston Golden Rockets (1925–82)
  • New Boston Tigers (1927–37)
  • Middleport Yellow Jackets (1929–67, consolidated into Meigs)
  • Pomeroy Meigs Marauders (1967–83)
  • Nelsonville-York Buckeyes (1967–70)
  • Waverly Tigers (1970–83)
  • Marietta Tigers (1985-2010)
  • Bidwell River Valley Raiders (1993-2001)
  • Point Pleasant (WV) Big Blacks (1996-2005)
  • Chillicothe Cavaliers (2006–13)
  • Zanesville Blue Devils (2006–10)

From 2006-10, the SEOAL played in North and South divisions:

  • North: Athens (2006–08), Logan, Marietta, Warren, Zanesville
  • South: Chillicothe, Gallia, Ironton, Jackson, Portsmouth

Southern Buckeye Athletic/Academic Conference[edit]

The conference was formed as the Clermont County League in 1919, and changed their name to the Southern Buckeye in 1987.

Conference Website: http://www.sbaac.net/

American Division[edit]

National Division[edit]

Former schools[edit]

  • Loveland Tigers (1919–36, 1995–97)
  • Milford Eagles (1919–57)
  • Owensville Rockets (1919–58, consolidated into Clermont Northeastern)
  • Moscow Bears (1928–59, consolidated into New Richmond)
  • Glen Este Trojans (1965–67)
  • North College Hill Trojans (1987–92)
  • Hillsboro Indians (1993-2003)
  • Clarksville Clinton-Massie Falcons (2001–05)
  • Lees Creek East Clinton Astros (2001–12)
  • Greenfield McClain Tigers (2001–03)

Southern Hills Athletic League[edit]

Division I[edit]

Division II[edit]

Former schools[edit]

Southern Ohio Conference[edit]

Division I (Smaller schools)[edit]

Division II (Larger schools)[edit]

Former members

Southwest Ohio Conference[edit]

Conference website: http://www.swocsports.com/

Former members

Southwest Ohio Public League[edit]

This is the second incarnation of the SWOPL, which will include Cincinnati Metro schools, Dayton City schools, and the football-playing public schools of the OVAL. The first incarnation of the league was formed by the Dayton City League, who had been losing schools to consolidation, and the Queen City Conference, who had lost almost all of the suburban schools to other conferences. The league only lasted five years, as travel concerns, particularly I-75 rush hour traffic, trumped the lack of in-city opponents. The new version of the league is for varsity football only, which should alleviate travel problems.

2015 football only conference[edit]

Divisions are subject to change before the 2015 football season. American Division

  • Cincinnati Aiken Falcons (2015-)
  • Cincinnati Gamble Montessori Gators (2015-)
  • Dayton Dunbar Wolverines (2015-)
  • Cincinnati Oyler Madhatters (2015-)
  • Cincinnati Riverview East Academy Hawks (2015-)
  • Cincinnati Shroder Paideia Academy Jaguars (2015-)
  • Cincinnati Taft Senators (2015-)

National Division

2002-07 all-sports league[edit]

American Division

  • Dayton Colonel White Cougars (2002–07, school closed)
  • Dayton Dunbar Wolverines (2002–07)
  • Cincinnati Hughes Center Big Red (2002–07)
  • Cincinnati Taft Senators (2002–07, played in National Division 2002-03, 2005–06)
  • Cincinnati Western Hills Mustangs (2002–07)
  • Cincinnati Withrow Tigers (2002–07)

National Division

Former members

Both teams played in the American Division while in SWOPL play. Both left for the Fort Ancient Valley Conference

Southwestern Buckeye League[edit]


Southwestern Division (Bigger Schools)[edit]

Buckeye Division (Small schools)[edit]

Former Members

Southwestern Conference[edit]

Former members

  • Berea Braves (1937–1950, 2005–13, consolidated into Berea-Midpark)
  • Oberlin Indians (1937–1964)
  • Rocky River Pirates (1937–2005)
  • Fairview Warriors (1940–2005)
  • Lorain Clearview Clippers (1945–1954)
  • Wellington Dukes (1945–1954)
  • Medina Bees (1947–1986)
  • Bay Rockets (1954–2005)
  • Middleburg Heights and Brook Park Midpark Meteors (2005-2013, consolidated into Berea-Midpark)

Suburban League[edit]

  • Lodi Cloverleaf Colts (1997–2015)
  • Copley Indians (1949–present)
  • Green Bulldogs (1949–2015)
  • Medina Highland Hornets (1976–present)
  • Macedonia and Northfield Nordonia Knights (1947-1973, 2011–present)
  • Revere Minutemen (1957–present)
  • Tallmadge Blue Devils (1990–present)
  • Wadsworth Grizzlies (1984–present)

Former members

Future members

Three Rivers Athletic Conference[edit]

Toledo Area Athletic Conference[edit]

Tiffin Calvert will be heading to the Sandusky Bay Conference starting the 2016-7 school year.[9]

(Edon and Hilltop are football-only members, for other sports they are members of the Buckeye Border Conference)

Future member

Former members

Toledo City League[edit]

  • Toledo Bowsher Rebels (1962-)
  • Toledo Rogers Rams (1964-)
  • Toledo Scott Bulldogs/Lady Bulldogs (1926-)
  • Toledo Start Spartans (1962-)
  • Toledo Waite Indians (1926-)
  • Toledo Woodward Polar Bears (1926-)

Former members

Tri-Valley Conference[edit]

Ohio Division[edit]

Hocking Division[edit]

Former members:

  • Vincent Warren Warriors (1969–1986)

Wayne County Athletic League[edit]

Former members

  • Apple Creek Aces (1924–55, consolidated into Waynedale)
  • Big Prairie Bobcats (1924–37)
  • Burbank Bombers (1924–53, consolidated into Norwayne)
  • Chester Pups (1924–51, consolidated into Northwestern)
  • Congress Senators (1924–51, consolidated into Northwestern)
  • Creston Panthers (1924–51, consolidated into Norwayne)
  • Fredericksburg Freddies (1924–55, consolidated into Waynedale)
  • Marshallville Tigers (1924–38, consolidated into Dalton, transferred to Smithville 1955)
  • Mount Eaton Paint Township Pirates (1924–55, consolidated into Waynedale)
  • Shreve Trojans (1924–63, consolidated into Triway)
  • Sterling Eagles (1924–53, consolidated into Norwayne)
  • West Salem Clippers (1924–51, consolidated into Northwestern)
  • Wooster Triway Titans (1963–70)

West Shore Conference[edit]

Main article: West Shore Conference
The current member schools of the West Shore Conference through 2012 are in red.

Lakewood joined the conference in 2012. Avon High School will be heading to the Southwestern Conference during the 2015-2016 school year because of the merging of Midpark and Berea High Schools into Berea-Midpark.[13] Lakewood and Midview will join the SWC at the same time with Avon.[12] Vermilion will be heading to the Sandusky Bay Conference starting the 2016-7 school year.[9]

Former members

Western Buckeye League[edit]

Former Members

  • Bellefontaine Chieftains (1936–65)
  • Bluffton Pirates (1936–67)
  • Coldwater Cavaliers (1957–72)
  • Delphos St. John's Blue Jays (1971–82)

Western Ohio Soccer Conference[edit]

The WOSC is a soccer-only conference that will begin in 2014. The conference contains teams (and former members) from the Midwest, Northwest, Northwest Central, and Shelby County leagues, who were all previously independent.

  • Anna Rockets (Shelby County Athletic League, girls only, 2014-)
  • Botkins Trojans (Shelby County Athletic League, 2014-)
  • Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds (Independent, 2014-)
  • Coldwater Cavaliers (Midwest Athletic Conference, girls only, 2014-)
  • Sidney Fairlawn Jets (Shelby County Athletic League, boys only, 2014-)
  • Sidney Lehman Catholic Cavaliers (Northwest Central Conference, 2014-)
  • Van Wert Lincolnview Lancers (Northwest Conference, 2014-)
  • New Knoxville Rangers (Midwest Athletic Conference, boys only, 2014-)
  • Delphos St. John's Blue Jays (Midwest Athletic Conference, girls only, 2014-)
  • Spencerville Bearcats (Northwest Conference, boys only, 2014-)
  • Lima Temple Christian Pioneers (Northwest Central Conference, boys only, 2014-)

Western Reserve Conference[edit]

The Western Reserve Conference is the name of four separate conferences (including two that ran simultaneously for a few years) in Northeastern Ohio.

Fourth Version (2015-)[edit]

This version was formed as most of the Premier Athletic Conference combined with two schools from the Northeast Ohio Conference, and one from the Chagrin Valley Conference.

Third Version (1996–2007)[edit]

This version was formed in 1996, as the Metro Conference merged with five schools from the Chagrin Valley Conference. This version of the WRC would combine with the Pioneer Conference to become the Northeast Ohio Conference.

Western Reserve Conference Divisions (1996-2005, unless noted)
 North Division   South Division 
Brush (1998-2005) Barberton
Kenston Cuyahoga Falls
Mayfield (1998-2005) Hudson (1997-2005)
Nordonia (1997-2005) Kent Roosevelt
Orange (1996-1998) Ravenna
Solon Stow-Munroe Falls
West Geauga (1996-1998)

Second Version (1920s-68)[edit]

This version started as the Lake County League in the early 1920s, taking the WRC name in 1948 (despite the first WRC still existing). The league would last another 20 years before folding in 1968.

  • Fairport Harbor Fairport Harding Skippers (1920s-28, to Lake Shore League, 1948–51, to Northeastern Conference, 1962–68, to Lake Shore League)
  • Painesville Harvey Red Raiders (1920s-28, to Lake Shore League)
  • Kirtland Hornets (1920s-60, to Great Lakes Athletic Conference)
  • Madison Blue Streaks (1920s-68, to Lake Shore League)
  • Perry Pirates (1920s-68, to Lake Shore League)
  • Willoughby Union Rangers (1920s-28, to Lake Shore League)
  • Wickliffe Blue Devils (1920s-57, to Northeastern Conference)
  • Chardon Hilltoppers (1948–64, to Chagrin Valley Conference)
  • Painesville Riverside Beavers (1949–51, to NortheasternConference)
  • Conneaut Trojans (1951–59, to Northeastern Conference)
  • Ashtabula Harbor Mariners (1951–65, to Northeastern Conference)
  • Lakeland Rowe Vikings (1951–64, consolidated into Conneaut)
  • Jefferson Falcons (1954–68, to Northeastern Conference)
  • Geneva Spencer Wildcats (1957–61, consolidated into Geneva)
  • Edgewood Warriors (1962–65, to Northeastern Conference)

First Version (1919-54)[edit]

This league was originally the Trolley League until 1931, when it took the WRC name. The league folded in 1954, as Kent Roosevelt left for the Metro Conference, leaving the three remaining schools looking for other affiliations.

Defunct conferences[edit]

see Defunct Ohio high school athletic conferences

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. 
  2. ^ "Archdiocese of Cincinnati announces new Greater Catholic League." Cincinnati.com. 2013-08-12. Retrieved 2013-08-17.
  3. ^ a b "N.O.C. Welcomes New Member the Mentor Cardinals!". NortheastOhioConference.org. Northeast Ohio Conference. July 6, 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved July 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Looks Like Galion Will Be MOAC Bound". GalionLive. Retrieved 2014-03-24. 
  5. ^ "Northeast Ohio Conference accepts Shaker Heights". Plain Dealer. 17 December 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Diocese: Marion Catholic High School To Close". 10tv.com. March 20, 2013. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ Ohio Valley Athletic Conference&#0153. "Ohio Valley Athletic Conference :: Valley". Ovac.org. Retrieved 2014-03-24. 
  9. ^ a b c d http://www.sanduskyregister.com/sports/football/6968216 Sandusky Bay Conference expansion finalized
  10. ^ Craig Dunn (2014-11-06). "Gallipolis poised to join OVC; future of SEOAL uncertain at best". Jackson County Times Journal, Jackson, OH. Retrieved 2014-11-10. 
  11. ^ http://swocsports.com/news/article.aspx?id=1411
  12. ^ a b March 24, 2014 (2013-03-20). "Midview to join SWC in 2015-16 - Chronicle-Telegram". Chronicle.northcoastnow.com. Retrieved 2014-03-24. 
  13. ^ PAUL BARNEYpbarney@MorningJournal.com (2012-12-20). "Ohio Prep Zone". Ohprepzone.com. Retrieved 2014-03-24.