Northeast Ohio Conference

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Northeast Ohio Conference
NOC logo 2.jpg
Classification OHSAA
Northeast District
Class AAA
Divisions I, II
Region Northeast Ohio
Sports fielded 22
Founded 2007
No. of members 18
Official website northeastohioconference.org
Map
NOC map 2012-13.png

The Northeast Ohio Conference (NOC) is a high school athletics conference, recognized by the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA), in Northeast Ohio.[1] Eighteen member schools — each located within the Northeast District of the OHSAA (Class AAA, Divisions I and II)[2] — compete in three six-member divisions: Valley, River and Lake.[3] Dan Gerome currently serves as the NOC commissioner.[4] Anthony J. Paletta designed the conference logo in 2006.

Membership changes[edit]

Membership changes (2007–2012)[edit]

Following the 2010/11 school year, Mentor High School joined after leaving the Lake Erie League, while Nordonia High School left to join the Suburban League. Following the 2011/12 school year, Shaker Heights High School joined after leaving the Lake Erie League, while Lakewood High School left to join the West Shore Conference.[5][6][7][8] Listed below are the current 18 member schools.

Membership changes (2013–present)[edit]

In November 2013 it was announced that seven schools were leaving the Northeast Ohio Conference to form a new league named the The Greater Cleveland Conference. The schools leaving were Elyria, Brunswick, Medina, Mentor, Shaker Heights, Solon and Strongsville. Brush and Mayfield were also invited to join The Greater Cleveland Conference, but decided to join the newly created Western Reserve Conference. Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, North Royalton, Stow and Twinsburg are also leaving to join the Suburban League.[9]

Member schools[edit]

Members span five Northeast Ohio counties: Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, and Summit.

Member school Team name Location Colors
Brunswick HS Blue Devils^ Brunswick, Ohio          
Brush HS Arcs~ Lyndhurst, Ohio          
Cuyahoga Falls HS Black Tigers* Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio          
Elyria HS Pioneers^ Elyria, Ohio          
Garfield Heights HS Bulldogs Garfield Heights, Ohio          
Hudson HS Explorers* Hudson, Ohio          
Mayfield HS Wildcats~ Mayfield Village, Ohio          
Medina HS Battling Bees^ Medina, Ohio          
Mentor HS Cardinals^ Mentor, Ohio          
Normandy HS Invaders Parma, Ohio          
North Royalton HS Bears* North Royalton, Ohio          
Parma HS Redmen Parma, Ohio          
Shaker Heights HS Red Raiders^ Shaker Heights, Ohio          
Solon HS Comets^ Solon, Ohio          
Stow-Munroe Falls HS Bulldogs* Stow, Ohio          
Strongsville HS Mustangs^ Strongsville, Ohio          
Twinsburg HS Tigers* Twinsburg, Ohio          
Valley Forge HS Patriots Parma Heights, Ohio          

Membership timeline[edit]

Greater Cleveland Conference Greater Cleveland Conference Suburban League Greater Cleveland Conference Suburban League Greater Cleveland Conference Suburban League Suburban League Greater Cleveland Conference Western Reserve Conference West Shore Conference Suburban League Greater Cleveland Conference Suburban League Western Reserve Conference Greater Cleveland Conference

Valley, River and Lake Divisions[edit]

Divisional breakdowns (listed below) differ depending on the sport; considerations include strength, geography and traditional rivalries

Baseball[edit]

  • Valley Division: Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Mayfield, Solon, Stow-Munroe Falls, Twinsburg
  • River Division: Brunswick, Shaker Heights, Medina, Mentor, Garfield Heights, Strongsville
  • Lake Division: Brush, North Royalton, Normandy, Parma, Valley Forge

Boys Basketball[edit]

  • Valley Division: Brunswick, Garfield Heights, Medina, Mentor, Shaker Heights, Strongsville
  • River Division: Brush, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Solon, Stow-Monroe Falls, Strongsville
  • Lake Division: Elyria, Mayfield, Normandy, North Royalton, Parma, Valley Forge

Girls Basketball[edit]

  • Valley Division: Hudson, Mentor, Shaker Heights, Solon, Stow-Monroe Falls, Twinsburg
  • River Division: Brunswick, Elyria, Mayfield, Medina, North Royalton, Strongsville
  • Lake Division: Brush, Cuyahoga Falls, Garfield Heights, Normandy, Parma, Valley Forge

Cross Country[edit]

  • Valley Division: Brunswick, Hudson, Medina, Mentor, Solon, Strongsville
  • River Division: Cuyahoga Falls, Mayfield, North Royalton, Shaker Heights, Stow-Monroe Falls, Twinsburg
  • Lake Division: Brush, Elyria, Garfield Heights, Normandy, Parma, Valley Forge

Football[edit]

  • Valley Division: Brunswick, Hudson, Mentor, Solon, Strongsville, Twinsburg
  • River Division: Elyria, Mayfield, Medina, North Royalton, Shaker Heights, Stow-Monroe Falls
  • Lake Division: Brush, Cuyahoga Falls, Garfield Heights, Normandy, Parma, Valley Forge

Boys Golf[edit]

  • Valley Division: Brunswick, Elyria, Mayfield, Medina, North Royalton, Strongsville
  • River Division: Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Mentor, Solon, Stow, Twinsburg
  • Lake Division: Brush, Garfield Heights, Normandy, Parma, Shaker Heights, Valley Forge

Girls Golf[edit]

  • Valley Division: Brunswick, Hudson, Medina, North Royalton, Solon, Strongsville
  • River Division: Cuyahoga Falls, Mayfield, Mentor, Shaker Heights, Stow-Monroe Falls, Twinsburg

Boys Soccer[edit]

  • Valley Division: Hudson, Medina, Mentor, Solon, Strongsville, Twinsburg
  • River Division: Brunswick, Brush, Mayfield, North Royalton, Shaker Heights, Stow-Monroe Falls
  • Lake Division: Cuyahoga Falls, Elyria, Garfield Heights, Normandy, Parma, Valley Forge

Girls Soccer[edit]

  • Valley Division: Brunswick, Hudson, Medina, Mentor, North Royalton, Strongsville
  • River Division: Cuyahoga Falls, Shaker Heights, Solon, Stow-Monroe Falls, Twinsburg, Valley Forge
  • Lake Division: Brush, Elyria, Garfield Heights, Mayfield, Normandy, Parma

Girls Softball[edit]

  • Valley Division: Brunswick, Elyria, Medina, North Royalton, Shaker Heights, Strongsville
  • River Division: Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Mentor, Solon, Stow-Monroe Falls, Twinsburg
  • Lake Division: Brush, Garfield Heights, Mayfield, Normandy, Parma, Valley Forge

Swimming & Diving[edit]

  • Valley Division: Hudson, Mayfield, Mentor, Shaker Heights, Solon, Strongsville
  • River Division: Brunswick, Cuyahoga Falls, Medina, North Royalton, Stow-Monroe Falls, Twinsburg
  • Lake Division: Brush, Elyria, Garfield Heights, Normandy, Parma, Valley Forge

Boys Tennis[edit]

  • Valley Division: Hudson, Medina, Mentor, Shaker Heights, Solon
  • River Division: Brunswick, Cuyahoga Falls, Mayfield, North Royalton, Strongsville, Twinsburg
  • Lake Division: Brush, Elyria, Garfield Heights, Normandy, Parma, Stow-Monroe Falls, Valley Forge

Girls Tennis[edit]

  • Valley Division: Hudson, Mayfield, Medina, Mentor, Shaker Heights, Solon
  • River Division: Brunswick, Cuyahoga Falls, Normandy, North Royalton, Stow, Strongsville
  • Lake Division: Brush, Elyria, Garfield Heights, Parma, Twinsburg, Valley Forge

Track[edit]

  • Valley Division: Brunswick, Medina, Mentor, Shaker Heights, Solon, Twinsburg
  • River Division: Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Mayfield, North Royalton, Stow, Strongsville
  • Lake Division: Brush, Elyria, Garfield Heights, Normandy, Parma, Valley Forge

Volleyball[edit]

  • Valley Division: Brunswick, Elyria, Medina, North Royalton, Solon, Strongsville
  • River Division: Brush, Garfield Heights, Normandy, Parma, Shaker Heights, Valley Forge
  • Lake Division: Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Mayfield, Mentor, Stow-Monroe Falls, Twinsburg

Wrestling[edit]

  • Valley Division: Elyria, Mayfield, Mentor, Solon, Strongsville, Twinsburg
  • River Division: Brunswick, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Medina, North Royalton, Stow-Monroe Falls
  • Lake Division: Brush, Garfield Heights, Normandy, Parma, Shaker Heights, Valley Forge

State championships[edit]

This table only includes state championships won by schools while members of the Northeast Ohio Conference.

School Sport Year(s)
Elyria Softball 2009[10]
Medina Cross Country - Boys 2007[11]
Medina Soccer - Girls 2009[12]
Brunswick Cross Country - Girls 2011[13]
Mentor Basketball - Boys 2013[14]

History[edit]

The NOC formed largely by the merging of two eight-member conferences: Pioneer and Western Reserve. Garfield Heights and Lakewood, then members of the Lake Erie League, also joined. The new conference began play during the 2007-08 school year.

Former Pioneer Conference[edit]

Former Western Reserve Conference[edit]

Sanctioned Sports[edit]

Fall[edit]

Winter[edit]

Spring[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletic Conference Web Sites". OHSAA.org. Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA). 2009. Retrieved July 28, 2010. 
  2. ^ "OHSAA On-Line Member School Directory". OHSAA.org. Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA). 2010. Retrieved July 28, 2010. 
  3. ^ "NOC Constitution & Bylaws, 9-25-2009" (PDF). NortheastOhioConference.org. NOC. 2009. Retrieved July 28, 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ "NOC Member Schools Directory 2009-10" (PDF). NortheastOhioConference.org. NOC. 2009. Retrieved July 28, 2010. [dead link]
  5. ^ "N.O.C. Welcomes New Member the Mentor Cardinals!". NortheastOhioConference.org. Northeast Ohio Conference. July 6, 2011. Retrieved July 20, 2011. 
  6. ^ Rogers, Tim (July 8, 2010). "Lakewood to switch conferences". The Plain Dealer (The Plain Dealer Publishing Co.). p. D5 - Sports. 
  7. ^ "Northeast Ohio Conference accepts Shaker Heights". Cleveland.com. Cleveland Live, Inc. December 17, 2010. Retrieved July 20, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Member Schools". NortheastOhioConference.org. NOC. 2011. Retrieved July 20, 2011. 
  9. ^ Sweeney, Chris (12 November 2013). "Elyria, six other NOC schools leaving to form new league". The Chronicle-Telegram. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "2009 Division I State Softball Championship". OHSAA.org. Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA). 2009. Retrieved July 28, 2010. 
  11. ^ "2007 Boys Division I State Cross Country Championships". OHSAA.org. Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA). 2007. Retrieved July 28, 2010. 
  12. ^ "2009 Girls State Tournament Results: Division I". OHSAA.org. Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA). 2009. Retrieved July 28, 2010. 
  13. ^ "2011 Girls State Meet Results: Division I". OHSAA.org. Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA). 2011. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  14. ^ "2013 Division I State Final". OHSAA.org. Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA). 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2014. 

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