Northwest Central Conference (OHSAA)

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The Northwest Central Conference is an OHSAA athletic league located in parts of northwest and western Ohio. The league came into existence in the 2001-2002 school year.[1] The NWCC supports 9 league sports: football, golf, volleyball, boys and girls basketball, baseball, softball, and track & field for both boys and girls.


The member schools of the Northwest Central Conference for 2014-15. Red indicates full members and green are football-only.
School Nickname Location Colors Notes
Fort Loramie Redskins Fort Loramie Red, Black
Football-only member, primarily competes in the Shelby County Athletic League
Hardin Northern Polar Bears Dunkirk Black, White
Joining for all sports in 2014-15 except football, which will join in 2015-16
Lehman Catholic Cavaliers Sidney Blue, Gold
Lima Perry Commodores Lima Red, White
Ridgemont Golden Gophers Ridgeway Green, Gold
Riverside Pirates DeGraff Red, Royal Blue
Temple Christian Pioneers Lima Navy Blue, Silver
Upper Scioto Valley Rams McGuffey Red, Black, White
Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers Waynesfield Blue, Gold


  • Troy Christian was set to become a football-only member in the NWCC for 2012, but decided in July 2012 to cancel its football season due to low numbers.[2] They were hoping to play a full NWCC schedule by 2014, but ultimately withdrew from the league. Troy Christian previously had competed as a football-only member in the NWCC until after the 2004 season.[3]
  • An invitation to join was extended to Hardin Northern, a school that struggled to field a varsity football team for 2013 season.[4] On February 19, 2014, Hardin Northern's school board voted 5-0 to withdraw from the Blanchard Valley Conference and apply to the NWCC for membership.[5] The NWCC accepted Hardin Northern as a full member for 2014-15 on March 19, 2014, with football joining in 2015-16.[6]

Former members[edit]

School Nickname Location Colors Tenure Notes
Fairbanks Panthers Milford Center Red, White
2001-2013 Moved to the MOAC[7]
Marion Catholic Fighting Irish Marion Green, White
2001-2013 School closed after the 2012-13 school year[8]
St. Wendelin Mohawks Fostoria Black, Gold
2009-2010 Football only. Was voted out of the NWCC in 2010 after canceling three of their league games during the 2010 season.[9]
Troy Christian Eagles Troy Forest Green, Gold
2001-2004 Football only
Yellow Springs Bulldogs Yellow Springs Blue, White
2003-2008 Football only. Cut Football. Joined the Metro Buckeye Conference[10]