Northern Ohio League (OHSAA)

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The Northern Ohio League (NOL) is an OHSAA athletic league in north central Ohio. The following schools are members of the league:

Members[edit]

The seven schools slotted to be members of the NOL in the fall of 2013.
School Nickname Location Colors Joined
Bellevue Redmen Bellevue Red, White
         
1944
Columbian Tornadoes Tiffin Blue, Gold
         
1954
Norwalk Truckers Norwalk Blue, Gold
         
1944
Ontario Warriors Mansfield Blue, Gold
         
2013[1]
Sandusky Blue Streaks Sandusky Blue, White
         
2011
Shelby Whippets Shelby Red, Gray
         
1944
Willard Crimson Flashes Willard Crimson, White
         
1944

Former members[edit]

School Nickname Location Colors Tenure Left for
Bucyrus Redmen Bucyrus Red, White
         
1944–2002 NCC
Crestline Bulldogs Crestline Blue, White
         
1944–1954 NCC
Fostoria Redmen Fostoria Red, Black
         
2002–2011 NBC
Galion Tigers Galion Orange, Blue
         
1944–2011 NCC
Upper Sandusky Rams Upper Sandusky Black, Orange
         
1944–2011 NCC

League history[edit]

The all-time member schools of the NOL. Current members are in red and former members are in green.

1940s[edit]

  • The NOL was formed in 1944 as the third-oldest high school league in Ohio. The original members were Bellevue, Bucyrus, Crestline, Galion, Norwalk, Shelby, Upper Sandusky and Willard.

1950s[edit]

  • In 1954, Crestline left and was replaced by Tiffin Columbian.

2000s[edit]

  • Bucyrus left after the 2001-02 school year for the North Central Conference and was replaced by Fostoria during winter of the 2002-03 school year.
  • In February and March 2009, Upper Sandusky and Galion were accepted as the ninth and tenth members of the North Central Conference, beginning in fall 2011. Fostoria applied for membership in the Suburban Lakes League, but was initially turned down.
  • In June 2009, the member schools of the NOL voted to accept Sandusky into the league, with competition beginning in 2011.
  • On August 17, 2009, Fostoria voted to join the newly formed Northern Buckeye Conference in 2011 with Rossford, coming from the Northern Lakes League and Eastwood, Elmwood, Genoa, Lake, Otsego and Woodmore, all schools that are coming from the Suburban Lakes League.
  • Clear Fork (Ohio Cardinal Conference) and Vermilion (West Shore Conference) are brought up as potential candidates to bring the league's membership back to 8 schools.[2]

2010s[edit]

  • After a proposal to merge with the Sandusky Bay Conference was turned down by SBC principals, the NOL sought out additional members for their league.
  • Vermilion was initially admitted as a future member in 2011, to join in all sports but football for 2012-13, and for football in 2013-14. However, at a board meeting on June 11, 2012, they decided to recommit to the West Shore Conference and not leave for the NOL in 2012.[3]
  • Ontario was admitted as a member of the NOL for the 2013-14 school year.[4]This happened a year before the North Central Conference will fold after 2013-14. Galion was also invited to re-join the league, but they ultimately decided to join the MOAC after citing concern over potential league trips to Vermilion, even though travel distances are greater to some MOAC schools.
  • According to the Willard Times-Junction, letters were sent to schools to consider NOL membership: former NOL members Upper Sandusky and Galion; Clyde, Edison, and Huron of the Sandusky Bay Conference; Clear Fork of the Ohio Cardinal Conference; and Western Reserve of the Firelands Conference.[5]

Football Champions[edit]

Year Champions
1944 Bellevue, Galion
1945 Upper Sandusky
1946 Shelby
1947 Upper Sandusky
1948 Bucyrus
1949 Shelby
1950 Shelby
1951 Bellevue
1952 Shelby, Upper Sandusky
1953 Shelby
1954 Shelby
1955 Upper Sandusky
1956 Shelby
1957 Galion
1958 Galion
1959 Shelby
1960 Shelby
1961 Bellevue
1962 Bellevue
1963 Bellevue, Bucyrus, Willard
1964 Bellevue
1965 Shelby
1966 Bellevue
1967 Shelby
1968 Shelby
1969 Shelby
1970 Bucyrus
1971 Columbian, Shelby
1972 Bellevue
1973 Bellevue
1974 Columbian, Norwalk, Shelby
1975 Bellevue
1976 Norwalk
1977 Shelby
1978 Galion
1979 Willard
1980 Shelby
1981 Bellevue
1982 Bellevue
1983 Columbian
1984 Shelby
1985 Galion
1986 Columbian, Galion
1987 Columbian
1988 Columbian
1989 Columbian, Galion
1990 Willard
1991 Bellevue, Bucyrus, Willard
1992 Bellevue
1993 Bellevue
1994 Bellevue
1995 Columbian
1996 Bellevue, Columbian
1997 Bellevue, Galion
1998 Shelby
1999 Bellevue, Willard
2000 Bellevue, Columbian, Shelby
2001 Bellevue, Columbian
2002 Columbian
2003 Bellevue, Columbian, Upper Sandusky
2004 Bellevue
2005 Columbian
2006 Columbian
2007 Columbian, Fostoria
2008 Columbian, Fostoria
2009 Galion
2010 Columbian
2011 Sandusky
2012 Columbian
2013 Columbian

Basketball Champions[edit]

Year Champions
1944-45 Bellevue
1945-46 Norwalk
1946-47 Bellevue, Upper Sandusky
1947-48 Bellevue
1948-49 Bucyrus
1949-50 Shelby, Willard
1950-51 Bucyrus, Galion
1951-52 Bellevue
1952-53 Bellevue, Bucyrus, Shelby
1953-54 Bellevue
1954-55 Shelby
1955-56 Shelby
1956-57 Shelby
1957-58 Galion
1958-59 Upper Sandusky, Willard
1959-60 Norwalk
1960-61 Willard
1961-62 Norwalk
1962-63 Columbian
1963-64 Upper Sandusky
1964-65 Bucyrus
1965-66 Columbian
1966-67 Columbian
1967-68 Bucyrus, Willard
1968-69 Bellevue
1969-70 Bellevue, Columbian
1970-71 Columbian
1971-72 Galion
1972-73 Willard
1973-74 Galion, Willard
1974-75 Galion
1975-76 Willard
1976-77 Willard
1977-78 Columbian
1978-79 Willard
1979-80 Willard
1980-81 Willard
1981-82 Willard
1982-83 Bellevue
1983-84 Willard
1984-85 Bellevue
1985-86 Willard
1986-87 Willard
1987-88 Willard
1988-89 Willard
1989-90 Bellevue
1990-91 Willard
1991-92 Shelby, Willard
1992-93 Bellevue, Willard
1993-94 Bellevue
1994-95 Bellevue
1995-96 Bellevue, Columbian
1996-97 Bellevue
1997-98 Bellevue, Shelby
1998-99 Shelby
1999-00 Willard
2000-01 Willard
2001-02 Willard
2002-03 Willard
2003-04 Fostoria
2004-05 Upper Sandusky
2005-06 Willard
2006-07 Upper Sandusky
2007-08 Fostoria
2008-09 Columbian, Upper Sandusky
2009-10 Bellevue, Columbian, Shelby
2010-11 Norwalk, Shelby
2011-12 Norwalk
2012-13 Norwalk
2013-14 Norwalk, Ontario

All-Time Basketball Standings http://www.crawfordcountybasketball.com/northernohioleague.html

See also[edit]

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