Ohio high school athletic conferences

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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]

Lisbon Beaver Local Beavers

East Liverpool Potters

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]

Website: http://www.cbcsportsonline.com/

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]

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 1920's 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/

Current Members[edit]

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 ValleySouth 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 (1950-97)[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

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-)
  • 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)
  • 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-)

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

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]

Main article: Tri-Valley Conference

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-)

Defunct conferences[edit]

Adams County League[edit]

The ACL was one of the local small-school county leagues in Southwest Ohio. Consolidation reduced the number of teams to five by 1964, and in 1970 these five joined with the Brown and Highland county leagues to form the Southern Hills Athletic League.

  • Blue Creek Bluejays (1930s-64, consolidated into West Union)
  • Locust Grove Franklin Township Panthers (1930s-64, consolidated into Peebles)
  • Jefferson Eagles (1930s-70, to Southern Hills)
  • Manchester Greyhounds (1930s-70, to Southern Hills)
  • Seaman North Adams Green Devils (1964–70, to Southern Hills)
  • Peebles Indians (1930s-70, to Southern Hills)
  • Seaman Green Devils (1930s-64, consolidated into North Adams)
  • Cherry Fork Wayne Township Falcons (1930s-64, consolidated into North Adams)
  • West Union Dragons (1930s-79, to Southern Hills)
  • Winchester Rifles (1930s-64, consolidated into North Adams)

All-Ohio Conference/League[edit]


  • Coventry Comets
  • Navarre Fairless Falcons
  • Manchester Panthers (1977–89)
  • Northwest Indians
  • Orrville Red Riders (1976–1989)
  • Wooster Triway Titans (1976–1989)
  • Zoarville Tusky Valley Trojans (1977-1983)
  • Millersburg West Holmes Knights (1976–1989)

Note: Was the AOC until 1983, then became the AOL.

Ashland County League[edit]

see Ashland County HS Sports Teams, Ohio

  • Albion Britons (colors: Navy & wine) (1929–38, consolidated into Homerville)
  • Hayesville Panthers (colors: orange & black) (1929–63, consolidated into Hillsdale)
  • Jeromesville Blue Jays (colors: blue & white) (1929–63, consolidated into Hillsdale)
  • Loudonville Redbirds (colors: scarlet & gray) (1929–62, moved to Johnny Appleseed Conference)
  • Nankin Knights (1929–37, consolidated into Polk)
  • Nova Trojans (colors: orange) (1929–49, consolidated into Ruggles-Troy)
  • Perrysville Admirals (colors: red & white) (1929–61, consolidated into Loudonville)
  • Polk Presidents (colors: orange & black) (1929–63, consolidated into Mapleton)
  • Ruggles Redskins (colors: crimson & royal blue) (1929–49, consolidated into Ruggles-Troy)
  • Savannah Sailors (colors: green & white) (1929–62, consolidated into Crestview)
  • Sullivan Bobcats (colors: red & white) (1929–58, consolidated into Black River)
  • Ruggles-Troy Golden Flashes (colors: green & gold) (1949–63, consolidated into Mapleton)
  • Sullivan Black River Pirates (1958–63, moved to Firelands)

Black Fork Valley Conference[edit]

The all-time members of the Black Fork Valley Conference. (1979–1982) Charter Members

  • Ashland Crestview Cougars (1979-1982)
  • Lucas Cubs (1979–1982)
  • Mansfield Christian Flames (1980-1982, Basketball Only)
  • Plymouth Big Red (1979–1982)

Brown County League[edit]

The BCL was one of the local small-school county leagues in Southwest Ohio. Consolidation reduced the number of teams to five by 1967, and in 1970 these five joined with the Adams and Highland county leagues to form the Southern Hills Athletic League.

  • Aberdeen Pirates (1930s-53, consolidated into Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington)
  • Decatur ?? (1930s-62, consolidated into Eastern Brown)
  • Sardinia Eastern Brown Warriors (1962–70, to Southern Hills)
  • Fayetteville-Perry Rockets (1930s-70, to Southern Hills)
  • Georgetown G-Men (1930s-70, to Southern Hills)
  • Hamersville Hornets (1930s-67, consolidated into Western Brown)
  • Higginsport Wildcats (1930s-53, consolidated into Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington)
  • Mount Orab Mounties (1930s-67, consolidated into Western Brown)
  • Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington Bluejays (1930s-70, Ripley before 1953, to Southern Hills)
  • Russellville Redskins (1930s-62, consolidated into Eastern Brown)
  • Sardinia Spartans (1930s-62, consolidated into Eastern Brown)
  • Mount Orab Western Brown Broncos (1967–70, to Southern Hills)

Buckeye Athletic Conference[edit]


Buckeye Central Conference[edit]


  • Findlay Trojans
  • Fremont Ross Little Giants
  • Lancaster Golden Gales
  • Newark Wildcats
  • Zanesville Blue Devils

The league was created after the Buckeye Conference folded. The league was an unideal resort for member schools that had to bear extensive travel, and it folded shortly after Fremont Ross and Findlay left for the now-defunct Great Lakes League.

Buckeye Conference[edit]


  • Elyria Pioneers
  • Fremont Ross Little Giants
  • Findlay Trojans
  • Lorain Steelmen
  • Marion Harding Presidents
  • Sandusky Blue Streaks
  • Lorain Admiral King Admirals (1963–87)
  • Mansfield Senior Tygers (1963–81)

The league was created after the Buckeye League folded and took the members that didn't leave for the Great Lakes League.

Buckeye League[edit]


  • Bowling Green Bobcats
  • Findlay Trojans (charter member)
  • Fremont Ross Little Giants (charter member)
  • Fostoria Redmen (charter member)
  • Marion Harding Presidents
  • Sandusky Blue Streaks (charter member)
  • Tiffin Columbian Tornadoes (charter member)

Cardinal Conference[edit]

Further information: Cardinal Conference (OHSAA)


Note: The Ohio Cardinal Conference was created in 2003 to preserve the legacy of the former Cardinal Conference.

Central Buckeye League[edit]


  • Grandview Bobcats
  • Bexley Lions
  • Worthington Cardinals
  • Upper Arlington Golden Bears
  • Urbana Hillclimbers
  • Mt. Vernon Yellow Jackets
  • Whitehall Rams
  • Delaware Hayes Pacers

(1978-1990) Central Division

  • Columbus Academy Vikings (Boys Only)
  • Columbus School for Girls Unicorns (Girls Only)
  • Grandview Bobcats
  • Jonathan Alder Pioneers
  • North Union Wildcats
  • Olentangy Braves
  • West Jefferson Roughriders

Buckeye Division

  • Bexley Lions
  • Big Walnut Eagles
  • Buckeye Valley Barons
  • Dublin Shamrocks
  • London Red Raiders
  • Marysville Monarchs

Central Ohio League[edit]

  • Cambridge Bobcats (1926–58)
  • Coshocton Redskins (1926–61)
  • Lancaster Golden Gales (1926–81)
  • Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets (1926–35, 1945–47)
  • Newark Wildcats (1926–81)
  • Westerville Wildcats (1926–29)
  • Zanesville Blue Devils (1926–29, 1931–81)
  • Marietta Tigers (1936–81)
  • Chillicothe Cavaliers (1941–44, 1948–76)
  • Dover Tornadoes (1941–57)
  • Ironton Tigers (1963–68)
  • Upper Arlington Golden Bears (1968–81)
  • Grove City Greyhounds (1976–81)

Chippewa Conference[edit]

  • Brunswick Blue Devils
  • Lodi Cloverleaf Colts
  • Highland Hornets
  • Wadsworth Grizzlies
  • Orrville Red Riders (1963–1976)
  • Wooster Triway Titans (1970–1976)
  • Millersburg West Holmes Knights (19??-1976)

The larger schools with proximity to I-76, I-71 and I-271 (Brunswick, Cloverleaf and Wadsworth) merged with Brecksville, North Royalton and Strongsville as charter members of the Pioneer Conference. Those three Cuyahoga County Conference schools also experienced greater enrollment increases than the smaller schools in their conference. They, too, had proximity to I-71 and the newly constructed I-271. Although Highand is listed it was never in the Chippewa Conference. It was in the Inland Conference (1958-1976) before joining the Suburban League in 1977. Many Chippewa Conference schools included Highland in their non-conference schedules among seveeral sports.

Cincinnati Public League/Interscholastic Athletic Association of Cincinnati[edit]

The Interscholastic Athletic Association was founded March 23, 1896, and continued for several years with both public and private high schools until 1931, when it rebranded itself as the Public High School League. Now encompassing solely the public high schools in Cincinnati, the league lasted until 1985, when reshuffling of city and suburban Cincinnati high schools took place, which led to the formation of the Cincinnati Hills League, Eastern Metro Conference, Metro County Conference, and Western Metro Conference.

  • Cincinnati Courter Tech Cavaliers (1896–1973, was Cincinnati Tech until 1923, then Central Tech until 1960, school closed)
  • Cincinnati Franklin Preparatory Falcons (1896–1926, school burned down)
  • Cincinnati Hughes Big Red (1896–1985)
  • Cincinnati Walnut Hills Eagles (1896–1985)
  • Cincinnati Woodward Bulldogs (1896–85)
  • Covington (KY) Central Bulldogs (1898-1911)
  • Cincinnati Ohio Military Cadets (1898-1910)
  • Cincinnati St. Xavier Conquistadors (1898-1931, started Greater Catholic League)
  • Cincinnati Withrow Tigers (1919–85)
  • Cincinnati East Tech Engineers (1923–53, school closed)
  • Cincinnati Western Hills Mustangs (1928–85)
  • Cincinnati Aiken Falcons (1962–85)
  • Cincinnati Taft Senators (1965–85)
  • Cincinnati Academy of Physical Education (CAPE) Crusaders (1980–85)

Clinton County League[edit]

This small-school county league is another that hosted members from outside their borders. In this case, Harveysburg from Warren County joined a few years before the conference ended, as the school would merge with three Clinton County schools to become Clinton-Massie. The school would actually be based in Harveysburg until a new school was built near Clarksville, in Clinton County. Blanchester was not included in the 1959-60 standings, due to growing to a AA-sized school by annexing Jefferson, but were allowed back into league play the following season. Blanchester and Clinton-Massie would concurrently play in the CCL and Fort Ancient Valley Conference for the 1964-65 school year, after which the other two CCL schools consolidated into East Clinton, who would join the FAVC nine years later.

  • Ogden Adams Eagles (pre-1933-63, consolidated into Clinton Massie)
  • Blanchester Wildcats (pre-1931-65, to Fort Ancient Valley Conference)
  • Clarksville Indians (pre-1931-63, consolidated into Clinton-Massie)
  • Midland Jefferson Blue Jays (pre-1931-59, consolidated into Blanchester)
  • Kingman Bulldogs (pre-1931-63, consolidated into Clinton-Massie)
  • Martinsville Rockets (pre-1931-63, consolidated into Wilmington)
  • New Vienna Tigers (pre-1931-63, consolidated into New Kenton)
  • Port William Bulldogs (pre-1931-63, consolidated into Wilmington)
  • Sabina Golden Eagles (pre-1931-65, consolidated into East Clinton)
  • Lees Creek Simon Kenton Tigers (was Wayne before 1953, pre-1931-63, consolidated into New Kenton)
  • Harveysburg Tigers (from Warren County, 1960–63, consolidated into Clinton-Massie)
  • Harveysburg/Clarksville Clinton-Massie Falcons (1963–65, to Fort Ancient Valley Conference)
  • New Vienna New Kenton Tigers (1963–65, consolidated into East Clinton)

Crawford County League[edit]

A small-school county league, the CCL was organized in 1935 and did not have a change in membership until 1958. Nevada joined in 1961, after the Wyandot County League folded, with the CCL only having four remaining schools. Buckeye Central and Colonel Crawford, two recent consolidations, left for the North Central Conference the following year, with the three remaining schools consolidating into Wynford in 1963.

  • Chatfield Tigers (1935–60, consolidated into Buckeye Central)
  • Brokensword Holmes-Liberty Pirates (1935–63, consolidated into Wynford)
  • Leesville Trojans (1935–58, consolidated into North Robinson)
  • Lykens Panthers (1935–61, consolidated into Holmes-Liberty)
  • Monnett Mount Zion Bulldogs (1935–63, consolidated into Wynford)
  • New Washington Indians (1935–60, consolidated into Buckeye Central)
  • North Robinson Robins (1935–60, consolidated into Colonel Crawford)
  • Sulphur Springs Yellow Jackets (1935–60, consolidated into Colonel Crawford)
  • Tiro Tigers (1935–60, consolidated into Buckeye Central)
  • New Winchester Whetstone Hornets (1935–58, consolidated into North Robinson)
  • New Washington Buckeye Central Bucks (1960–62, left for North Central Conference)
  • North Robinson Colonel Crawford Eagles (1960–62, left for Johnny Appleseed Conference (joined in 1961) and North Central Conference)
  • Nevada Knights (1961–63, consolidated into Wynford)

Crown Conference[edit]


  • Bedford St. Peter Chanel Firebirds (Closed)
  • Cleveland Cathedral Latin Lions (Now Notre Dame - Cathedral Latin)
  • Cleveland St. Joseph Vikings (Now Villa Angela-St. Joseph)
  • Lakewood St. Edward Eagles
  • Mentor Lake Catholic Cougars
  • Parma Padua Franciscan Bruins
  • Parma Heights Holy Name Green Wave
  • Cleveland Benedictine Bengals

Cuyahoga County Conference[edit]


  • Brecksville Bees (1964-1976)
  • Brooklyn Hurricanes (1964-1976)
  • Cuyahoga Heights Redskins (1964-1976)
  • Independence Blue Devils (1964-1976)
  • North Royalton Bears (1964-1976)
  • Richmond Heights Spartans (1964-1968)
  • Strongsville Mustangs (1964-1976)
  • Warrensville Heights Tigers (1964-1976)
  • Rocky River Lutheran West Longhorns (1968-1970)

The three larger schools in this conference (Brecksville, North Royalton and Strongsville) experienced greater enrollment increases, were closer to I-71 and I-271 and merged with Chippewa Conference schools sharing similar characteristics (Brunswick, Cloverleaf and Wadsworth) to comprise the charter members of the Pioneer Conference (launched in 1977). Warrensville Heights was also growing in enrollment and joined another Cleveland area league with schools closer in size. Smaller schools like Brooklyn, Cuyahoga Heights, Independence and Lutheran West later joined the Inland Conference. The three public schools were limited in potential enrollment increase because their city limits were no longer expandable. They were also near I-480, making travel among their new Inland Conference opponents easier, and their competition consisted of schools similar in enrollment. Richmond Heights had the same city limit growth issues and merged with east suburban schools early on.

Eastern Metro Conference[edit]

  • Batavia Amelia Barons (1985–90, to Queen City)
  • Cincinnati Anderson Redskins (1985–90, to Queen City)
  • Cincinnati Glen Este Trojans (1985–90, to Queen City)
  • Milford Eagles (1985–89, to Greater Miami)
  • Norwood Indians (1985–90, to Queen City)
  • Cincinnati Sycamore Aviators (1985–89, to Greater Miami)
  • Cincinnati Turpin Spartans (1985–90, to Queen City)
  • Cincinnati Withrow Tigers (1985–90, to Queen City)

East Suburban Conference[edit]

Erie Shore Conference[edit]


  • Lorain Admiral King Admirals (1987–1997)
  • Elyria Pioneers (1987–1997)
  • Lorain Steelmen (1987–1995, closed 1995)
  • Grafton Midview Middies (1987–1996)
  • North Ridgeville Rangers (1987–1997)
  • Sandusky Blue Streaks (1987–1997)
  • Lorain Southview Saints (1987–1997)
  • Vermilion Sailors (1987–1997)

Fairfield County League[edit]

This league had many members concurrently with the Mid-State League, and ended when Pickerington, the last remaining non-MSL member, joined the MSL in 1966.

  • Amanda-Clearcreek Aces4 (Amanda before 1960, 192?-66, to MSL)
  • Carroll Bulldogs4 (192?-66, to MSL)
  • Clearport Cougars (192?-35, consolidated into Amanda)
  • Crawfis Rangers (192?-30, consolidated into Berne Union)
  • Baltimore Liberty Union Lions1 (192?-66, to MSL)
  • Millersport Lakers3 (192?-66, to MSL)
  • Pickerington Tigers (192?-66, to MSL)
  • Pleasantville Panthers (192?-57, consolidated into Fairfield Union)
  • Bremen Rushcreek Memorial Oilers (192?-62, consolidated into Fairfield Union)
  • Rushville Cardinals (192?-57, consolidated into Fairfield Union)
  • Stoutsville Indians (192?-60, consolidated into Amanda-Clearcreek)
  • Sugar Grove Bees (192?-30, consolidated into Berne Union)
  • Thurston Blue Devils (192?-60, consolidated into Liberty Union)
  • Sugar Grove Berne Union Rockets2 (1930–66, to MSL)
  • Rushville Fairfield Union Falcons3 (1957–66, to MSL)
  1. concurrent in FCL and MSL 1949-66.
  2. concurrent in FCL and MSL 1953-66.
  3. concurrent in FCL and MSL 1957-66.
  4. concurrent in FCL and MSL 1958-66.

Firelands League[edit]

  • Clyde Fliers (1934–39)
  • Huron Tigers (1934–53, to Lakleland Conference)
  • Castalia Margaretta Polar Bears (1934–53, to Lakleland Conference)
  • Milan Indians (1934–53, to Huron-Erie League)
  • Monroeville Eagles (1934–53, to Huron-Erie League)1
  • Norwalk St. Paul Flyers (1936–53)
  • Berlin Heights Tigers (1941–53, to Huron-Erie League)
  • New London Wildcats (1947–53, to Lakleland Conference)1
  • Vermilion Sailors (1947–53, to Lakleland Conference)
  1. Concurrent with Huron County League throughout FL tenure.

Fort Ancient Valley Conference[edit]

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

Football divisions[edit]

Fort Ancient Valley Conference Divisions (1999-2012, unless noted)
 Buckeye Division   Cardinal Division   Scarlet Division 
Amelia (1999-2006) Amelia (2006-2010) Edgewood (2006-2012)
Anderson Goshen (1999-2005) Mount Healthy (2006-2012)
Glen Este Kings Northwest (2006-2012)
Harrison Lebanon (1999-2001) Norwood (2006-2012)
Loveland (2003-2012) Little Miami Ross (2006-2012)
Mason (1999-2007) Loveland (1999-2003) Talawanda (2006-2012)
Milford (2007-2012) Northwest (2003-2006)
Northwest (1999-2003) Norwood (1999-2006)
Turpin (1999-2003) Ross (1999-2006)
Walnut Hills (2003-2006) Turpin (2003-2012)
Winton Woods Walnut Hills (2006-2012)
East Division[edit]
West Division[edit]

Members who left before 2012 folding[edit]

Four Square League[edit]

(mid 1930s)

  • Bloomville
  • Thompson
  • Townsend
  • York

Girls Greater Catholic League[edit]

Conference Website: http://ggcl.gclsports.com/

The Girls' Greater Catholic League merged with the Greater Catholic League under one banner in 2013.

  • Cincinnati Marian Roadrunners (1969–1981, merged with Purcell and Regina High Schools)
  • Cincinnati McAuley Mohawks (1969–2013)
  • Cincinnati Mother of Mercy Bobcats (1969–2013)
  • Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame Cougars (formerly Mountaineers) (1969–2013)
  • Cincinnati Our Lady of Angels Angels (1969–1984, merged with Roger Bacon High School)
  • Cincinnati Regina (1969–1978)
  • Cincinnati Academy of the Sacred Heart (1969–1970)
  • Cincinnati Seton Saints (1969–2013)
  • Evendale St. Rita Lions (1969–?)
  • Cincinnati St. Ursula Bulldogs (1969–2013)
  • Cincinnati Summit Country Day Silver Knights (1969–1978)
  • Cincinnati Ursuline Academy Lions (formerly Hornets) (1969–2013)

Great Lakes League[edit]

(1956–2003) The GLL existed from fall of 1956 until spring of 2003 before essentially transforming into the Greater Buckeye Conference. It had been born off of the old Great Northern Conference's Orange Division. The following schools were members at some point:

Great Northern Conference[edit]

(c. 1945-1956)

The Great Northern Conference was created shortly after the end of World War II with the inaugural members of Clay, Maumee, Perrysburg, Rossford, Whitmer, and Sylvania. Anthony Wayne would join in 1953 after recently being consolidated. The GNC eventually added several members in 1956, splitting into a big schools division (Orange Division) and small schools division (Blue Division), both which would later split off into the Great Lakes League and Northern Lakes League, respectively.

  • Oregon Clay Eagles (1945–1956)
  • Maumee Panthers (1945–1956)
  • Perrysburg Yellow Jackets (1945–1956)
  • Rossford Bulldogs (1945–1956)
  • Sylvania Wildcats (1945–1956)
  • Toledo Whitmer Panthers (1945–1956)
  • Whitehouse Anthony Wayne Generals (1953–1956)

Greater Buckeye Conference[edit]


Greater Miami Valley League[edit]

The conference was known as the Miami Valley League from 1927–75, and the Miami Central League from 1975-82. The conference merged into the Greater Western Ohio Conference in 2001.

  • Greenville Green Wave (1927–72, 1982-2001)
  • Miamisburg Vikings (1927–66, 1967–82)
  • Piqua Indians (1927-2001)
  • Sidney Yellow Jackets (1927-2001)
  • Troy Trojans (1927–68, 1982-2001)
  • Xenia Buccaneers (1927–64)
  • Dayton Fairview Bulldogs (1931–33)
  • Kettering Fairmont Dragons (1933–63, split into Fairmont East and Fairmont West)
  • Dayton Oakwood Lumberjacks (1948–53)
  • Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds (1959–74)
  • Kettering Fairmont East Falcons (1963–64)
  • Kettering Fairmont West Dragons (1963–64)
  • Springfield Catholic Central Fighting Irish (1970–74)
  • Fairborn Baker Brown Bears (1975–82)
  • Vandalia Butler Aviators (1975-2001)
  • Clayton Northmont Thunderbolts (1975-2001)
  • Fairborn Park Hills Flyers (1975–82)
  • New Carlisle Tecumseh Arrows (1975–91)
  • Trotwood-Madison Rams (1975-2001)
  • West Carrollton Pirates (1975–82)

Hall of Fame Conference[edit]

(football only, 19??-1975)

Highland County League[edit]

The HCL was one of the local small-school county leagues in Southwest Ohio. The league had eight schools for most of its history, but consolidation chipped away at its membership total. League membership had been reduced to three by 1969,and these teams struggled on for a year until the creation of the Southern Hills Athletic League, which saw the three combine with the Adams and Brown county leagues, who had five teams apiece at that point.

  • Belfast Hornets (1924-69, consolidated into Whiteoak)
  • Buford Bulldogs (1924-66, consolidated into Lynchburg-Clay)
  • Leesburg Fairfield Lions (1924-70, to Southern Hills)
  • Lynchburg-Clay Mustangs (1924-70, Lynchburg until 1966, to Southern Hills)
  • Marshall Red Flashes (1924-60, consolidated into Hillsboro)
  • Rainsboro Panthers (1924-68, consolidated into McClain)
  • Sinking Spring Eagles (1924-68, consolidated into North Adams)
  • Mowrystown Whiteoak Wildcats (1924-70, to Southern Hills)

Huron County League[edit]

  • Greenwich Shamrocks (pre-1925-53, to Huron-Erie League)1
  • Monroeville Eagles (pre-1925-53, to Huron-Erie League)2
  • New Haven Yellow Jackets (pre-1925-53, to Huron-Erie League)1
  • New London Wildcats (pre-1925-53, to Lakeland Conference)3
  • North Fairfield Indians (pre-1925-53, to Huron-Erie League)1
  • Townsend Tigers (pre-1925-52, consolidated into Townsend-Wakeman)4
  • Wakeman Townsend-Wakeman Rough Riders (Wakeman before 1952, pre-1925-53, to Huron-Erie League)4
  1. Concurrent with Twin Valley League pre-1936-41.
  2. Concurrent with Firelands League 1934-53.
  3. Concurrent with Northern Ohio Athletic League 1927-47, then Firelands League 1947-53.
  4. Concurrent with Good Neighbors League pre-1936-41).

Huron-Erie League[edit]

This conference, the direct precursor to the Firelands Conference, was formed in 1953, as the Huron County League merged with two Erie County members of the old Firelands League, causing the remaining members to form the Lakeland Conference. With four members (and one new consolidation) remaining, the league dissolved and found new members to form the FC.

see Huron-Erie League Standings

  • Berlin Heights Tigers (1953-1960) (to Firelands Conference)
  • Greenwich Shamrocks (1953-1960) (consolidated into South Central)
  • Milan Indians (1953-1960) (to Firelands Conference)
  • Monroeville Eagles (1953-1960) (to Firelands Conference)
  • New Haven Yellow Jackets (1953-1957) (consolidated into Huron Valley)
  • North Fairfield Indians (1953-1960) (consolidated into South Central)
  • Plymouth Huron Valley Pilgrims (1957–58) (State voided consolidation in Feb. 1958. Plymouth retained school, New Haven consolidated with Willard)
  • Collins Western Reserve Rough Riders(1953-1960) (Wakeman Townsend-Wakeman before 1959, to Firelands Conference)

Inland Conference[edit]


The Inland Conference formed in 1957 with 8 members. Brookside left in 1970 and was replaced by Lutheran West. Highland left in 1976 and was eventually replaced by Independence. Brooklyn and Cuyahoga Heights joined in 1979/1980 and the league was divided into an East Division (Brooklyn, Buckeye, Cuyahoga Heights, Independence, Lutheran West) and a West Division (Avon, Columbia, Firelands, Keystone, South Amherst). Season ending conference championship games in most sports were played between the winners of each division, to crown the overall conference champion. Avon, Firelands and Keystone left at the end of the 1985-86 school year and began play in the newly formed Lorain County Conference in the Fall of 1986. The remaining Inland Conference schools returned to the one division format, until the league dissolved at the end of the 1987-88 school year, which is when South Amherst was absorbed by Firelands. All remaining members, except Buckeye, joined the newly formed Metropolitan Athletic Conference in the Fall of 1988.

  • Avon Eagles (1957–1986) -- Left after Spring 1986 to join the Lorain County Conference
  • Sheffield Brookside Cardinals (1957–1970) -- Left after Spring of 1970 to join the Lakeland Conference
  • Medina Buckeye Bucks (1957–1988) -- Became an independent when the Inland Conference dissolved
  • Columbia Station Columbia Raiders (1957–1988) -- Joined the Metropolitan Athletic Conference in Fall of 1988
  • Oberlin Firelands Falcons (1957–1986) -- Left after Spring 1986 to join the Lorain County Conference
  • Medina Highland Hornets (1957–1976) -- Left after Spring of 1976 to join the Suburban League
  • LaGrange Keystone Wildcats (1957–1986) -- Left after Spring 1986 to join the Lorain County Conference
  • South Amherst Cavaliers (1957–1988) -- Merged with Firelands in 1988
  • Rocky River Lutheran West Longhorns (1970–1988) -- Joined the Metropolitan Athletic Conference in Fall of 1988
  • Cuyahoga Heights Redskins (1979-1988) -- Joined the Metropolitan Athletic Conference in Fall of 1988
  • Brooklyn Hurricanes (1979–1988) -- Joined the Metropolitan Athletic Conference in Fall of 1988
  • Independence Blue Devils (1980–1988) -- Joined the Metropolitan Athletic Conference in Fall of 1988


Inter-County League[edit]

This is one of the far East Ohio leagues that merged to for the Inter-Tri-County League, along with the Tri-County League, in 2006. Both leagues had members move between the two leagues quite a bit, with Columbiana having spent multiple stints in both leagues.

  • Canfield Cardinals (1951-60, to Turnpike Conference)
  • Columbiana Clippers (1951-56, to Tri-County League, 1976-91, to Tri-County League)
  • Damascus Goshen Union Gophers (1951-59, consolidated into Western Reserve)
  • Lowellville Rockets (1951-2006, to ITCL)
  • McDonald Blue Devils (1951-2006, to ITCL)
  • North Lima Zippers (1951-69, consolidated into South Range)
  • New Middletown Springfield Tigers (1951-60, to Turnpike Conference, 1969-2006, to ITCL)
  • North Jackson Jackson-Milton Blue Jays (1954-60, to Turnpike Conference, 1967-2006, to ITCL)
  • Greenford Bobcats (1956-69, consolidated into South Range)
  • Columbiana Crestview Rebels (1957-89, to Tri-County League)
  • Berlin Center Western Reserve Blue Devils (1959-2006, to ITCL)
  • Mineral Ridge Rams (1961-2006, to ITCL)
  • North Lima South Range Raiders (1969-2006, to ITCL)
  • Vienna Mathews Mustangs (1991-2003, to Northeastern Athletic Conference)

Johnny Appleseed Conference[edit]


The all-time members of the Johnny Appleseed Conference.

(1962–1980) Charter members

  • Bellville Blue Jays (1962–1980)
  • Butler Bulldogs (1962–1980)
  • North Robinson Colonel Crawford Eagles (1962–1963)
  • Crestline Bulldogs (1962–1977)
  • Fredericktown Freddies (1962–1977)
  • Lexington Minutemen (1962–1980, competed in football 1965-1980)
  • Loudonville Redbirds (1962–1980)
  • Ontario Warriors (1962–1980)
  • Plymouth Big Red (1962–1979)

Other Members

  • Bellville Clear Fork Colts (Consolidation of Bellville and Butler, 1963–1980)
  • Galion Northmor Golden Knights (1964–1967)
  • Ashland Crestview Cougars (1965–1979)
  • Lucas Cubs (1965–1967)

Kenton Trace League[edit]

  • Cedarville Indians (1977-2001, to Ohio Heritage Conference)
  • Clarksville Clinton-Massie Falcons (1977-2001, to Southern Buckeye Conference)
  • Leesville East Clinton Astros (1977-2001, to Southern Buckeye Conference)
  • Jamestown Greeneview Rams (1977-2001, to Ohio Heritage Conference)
  • South Charleston Southeastern Trojans (1977-2001, to Ohio Heritage Conference)
  • Waynesville Spartans (1977-2001, to Southern Buckeye Conference)
  • Blanchester Wildcats (1985-2001, to Southern Buckeye Conference)

Lakeland Conference[edit]


Lakeshore Conference[edit]

(1963–1972; 1979–1985) The Lakeshore Conference were two separate leagues made-up of schools that were in both loops. The original conference was formed in 1963 and folded in 1972 when four of its six members left. The second Lakeshore Conference came into existence around 1979 and folded after the 1985 football season.

Charter members of the original Lakeshore Conference in 1963

  • Danbury Lakers (1963–72)
  • Green Springs Bobcats (1963–69, merged with Clyde in 1969)
  • Elmore Bulldogs (1963–68, merged with Woodville to create Woodmore in 1968)
  • Northwood Rangers (1963–72) left for the Michigan-Ohio Border Conference
  • Rudolph Westwood Warriors (1963–66, merged into Bowling Green)
  • Woodville Warriors (1963–68, merged with Elmore to create Woodmore in 1968)

Other members of the first original conference:

  • Grand Rapids Pirates (1967–68, merged into Otsego)
  • North Baltimore Tigers (1969–72)
  • Tontogany Otsego Knights (1967–72) left for the Suburban Lakes League
  • Ottawa Hills Green Bears (1967–72) left for the MOBC
  • Norwalk St. Paul Flyers (c. 1967-68)
  • Woodmore Wildcats (1968–72, result of consolidating Woodville and Elmore in 1968.) left for the SLL

Members at the time of the second dissolution:

The league folded after the 1985 football season when Hopewell-Loudon, North Baltimore, St. Wendelin and Seneca East left for the Midland Athletic League. This left Danbury, Northwood, and Ottawa Hills as independents until Northwood joined the Suburban Lakes League in 1986 and the other two joined the Toledo Area Athletic Conference in 1988.

Six Schools Set For New League

Little Big League[edit]

Formed as Northern Ohio League in 1911 and then renamed Little Big 6 after Bellevue and Fremont Ross join in 1912. Renamed Little Big 7 after Oberlin joins in 1921. Elyria and Lorain replaced by Tiffin Columbian and Willard in 1927. Renamed Little Big 5 after Fremont Ross, Sandusky and Tiffin Columbian leave to form Buckeye Conference and are replaced by Port Clinton. May have been Little Big 4 at some point after 1936. (1911-1930s or 40s)

  • Bellevue (1912-???)
  • Elyria (1911-1926)
  • Fremont Ross (1912-1933)
  • Lorain (1911-1926)
  • Norwalk (1911-???)
  • Oberlin (1921-???)
  • Port Clinton (1934-???)
  • Sandusky (1911-1933)
  • Tiffin Columbian (1927-1933)
  • Willard (1927-???)

Lorain County Conference[edit]

(fall 1986-spring 2005)

  • Avon Eagles (1986–2005)
  • Sheffield Brookside Cardinals (1986–2005)
  • Lorain Clearview Clippers (1986–2005)
  • Oberlin Firelands Falcons (1986–2005)
  • Lagrange Keystone Wildcats (1986–2005)
  • Oberlin Indians (1986–2005)
  • Wellington Dukes (1986–2005)
  • Elyria West Wolverines (1986–1996, closed 1996)
  • Grafton Midview Middies (1996–2005)

Mahoning Valley Conference/Metro Athletic Conference[edit]

The MVC began in 1972, and changed its name to the MAC in 1994. In 2008 the league (minus East Liverpool) merged with the Trumbull Athletic Conference to become the All-American Conference.

Marion County League[edit]

  • Caledonia Scots (pre-1931-62, consolidated into River Valley)
  • Claridon Hornets (pre-1931-62, consolidated into River Valley)
  • Green Camp Panthers (pre-1931-62, consolidated into Elgin)
  • Kirkpatrick Cougars (pre-1931-48, consolidated into Morral)
  • Larue Indians (pre-1931-62, consolidated into Elgin)
  • Martel Eagles (pre-1931-62, consolidated into River Valley)
  • Meeker Trojans (pre-1931-57, consolidated into Ridgedale)
  • Morral Wildcats (pre-1931-57, consolidated into Ridgedale)
  • New Bloomington Rams (pre-1931-62, consolidated into Elgin)
  • MarionPleasant Pandas (before 1958)/Spartans (pre-1931-69, to North Central)1
  • Prospect Bulldogs (pre-1931-62, consolidated into Elgin)
  • Waldo Cardinals (pre-1931-62, consolidated into River Valley)
  • Morral Ridgedale Rockets (1957–69, to North Central)1
  • Green Camp Elgin Comets (1962–69, to North Central)1
  • Caledonia River Valley Vikings (1962–69, to North Central)1
  1. Teams played concurrently in the MCL and NCC from 1962 to 1969.
MCL Divisions, pre-1931-48
Eastern Western
Caledonia Green Camp
Claridon LaRue
Kirkpatrick Meeker
Martel Morral
Pleasant New Bloomington
Waldo Prospect

Maumee Valley League[edit]

(pre-1945-c. 1957)

  • Whitehouse Anthony Wayne Generals (1951–53) -consolidation of Monclova, Waterville, and Whitehouse in 1951
  • Archbold Blue Streaks (1953-??)
  • Sylvania Burnham (19??-45)
  • Delta Panthers (19??-57)
  • Holland Blue Zippers (19??-59) -became Springfield High School in 1959
  • Maumee Panthers (19??-45)
  • Monclova Cardinals
  • Ottawa Hills Green Bears
  • Perrysburg Yellow Jackets (19??-45)
  • Point Place
  • Rossford Bulldogs (19??-45)
  • Holland Springfield Blue Devils (–62) -was Holland High School until 1960
  • Swanton Bulldogs (19??-57)
  • Waterville
  • Whitehouse Tigers
  • Toledo Whitmer Panthers (19??-45)

The MVL comprised many teams on the eastern fringes of the NWOAL and the western edges of the NLL. In 1945, Sylvania Burnham, Maumee, Perrysburg, Rossford, and Whitmer left to form the Great Northern Conference. The league eventually dissolved after Anthony Wayne and Springfield left for the Great Northern Conference/Northern Lakes League and Archbold, Delta, and Swanton went to the NWOAL.

Metro Conference[edit]


  • Barberton Magics (-1996)
  • Cuyahoga Falls Black Tigers (-1996)
  • Mogadore Field Falcons
  • Macedonia Nordonia Knights (1973-1994)
  • Ravenna Ravens (-1996)
  • Kent Roosevelt Roughriders (-1996)
  • Akron Springfield Spartans (-1993)
  • Stow-Munroe Falls Bulldogs (-1996)
  • Tallmadge Blue Devils (-1990)

Metropolitan Area Conference (MAC-8)[edit]


  • Aurora Greenmen (1988–96)
  • Beachwood Bison (1988-2005)
  • Brooklyn Hurricanes (1988-2005)
  • Columbia Station Columbia Raiders (1988-2005)
  • Cuyahoga Heights Redskins (1988-2005)
  • Independence Blue Devils (1988-2005)
  • Rocky River Lutheran West Longhorns (1988-2005)
  • Richmond Heights Spartans (1988-2005)
  • Gates Mills Gilmour Academy Lancers (1996-2005)

Metro County Conference[edit]

  • Cincinnati Aiken Falcons (1985–90, to Queen City)
  • Cincinnati Colerain Cardinals (1985–90, to Queen City)
  • Cincinnati Mount Healthy Fighting Owls (1985–90, to Queen City)
  • Cincinnati Oak Hills Highlanders (1985–90, to Queen City)
  • Cincinnati Taft Senators (1985–90, to Queen City)
  • Cincinnati Walnut Hills Eagles (1985–90, to Queen City)
  • Cincinnati Western Hills Mustangs (1985–90, to Queen City)

Michigan-Ohio Border Conference[edit]


  • Dundee (MI) Vikings (1972–1981)
  • Erie-Mason (MI) Eagles (1972–1981)
  • Ida (MI) Bluestreaks (1972–1981)
  • Northwood Rangers (1972-1981, phased out membership with the 1979-80 school year, fully left in 1981)
  • Ottawa Hills Green Bears (phased out membership with the 1979-80 school year, fully left in 1981)
  • Ottawa Lake Whiteford (MI) Bobcats (1972-c. late 70s)

Six Schools Set For New League

Mid-Miami League[edit]

  • Franklin Wildcats (1964-2006, to Southwestern Buckeye League-Southwest)
  • Lebanon Warriors (1964–97, 2001–06, to GWOC-South)
  • Lemon-Monroe Hornets (1964-2006, to Southwestern Buckeye League-Buckeye)
  • Middletown Fenwick Falcons (1964-2006, to Greater Catholic League-North)
  • Oxford Talawanda Braves (1964-2006, to Fort Ancient Valley Conference-Scarlet)
  • Middletown Madison Mohawks (1966-1980, to Fort Ancient Valley Conference)
  • West Chester Lakota Thunderbirds (1966-1980, to Greater Miami Conference)
  • Trenton Edgewood (1971-2006, to Fort Ancient Valley Conference-Scarlet)
  • Miamisburg Vikings (1982-2006, to GWOC-South)
  • West Carrollton Pirates (1982–87, 1999-2006)
  • Dayton Carroll Patriots (1987-2006, to Greater Catholic League-North)
  • Riverside Stebbins Indians (1997-2006, to Central Buckeye Conference-Mad River)
  • Springboro Panthers (1998-2006, to GWOC-South)
  • Fairborn Skyhawks (2001–06, to GWOC-South)
  • Greenville Green Wave (2005–06)
Mid-Miami League Divisions (1999-2006, unless noted)
 North Division   South Division 
Carroll Edgewood
Fairborn (2001–06) Fenwick
Greenville (2005–06) Franklin
Lebanon (2001–06) Lemon-Monroe
Miamisburg Stebbins (2005–06)
Springboro Talawanda
Stebbins (1999-2005) West Carrollton (2001–06)
West Carrollton (1999-2001)

Mid-Ohio Conference[edit]

(1953–1990) The Mid-Ohio Conference was founded in 1953 and remained a fairly stable league until 1977, when three teams left to join the Central Buckeye League. The league lasted as an eight-team league for much of the rest of their existence until 1990, when the four Morrow County schools left to join the newly formed Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference. Three other teams joined the North Central Conference, while the one other, Marion Catholic, remained independent for a number of years.

Charter members

  • Ashley Elm Valley Aces (1953–1963)
  • Cardington-Lincoln Pirates (1953–1990)
  • Marion Catholic (formerly St. Mary 1953-57) Fighting Irish (1953–1990)
  • Mount Gilead Indians (1953–1990)
  • Richwood Tigers (1953–1965)

Other members

  • Delaware Olentangy Braves (1954–1970)
  • Sunbury Big Walnut Golden Eagles (1954–1977)
  • Ostrander Scioto Valley Rockets (1956–1963)
  • Delaware Buckeye Valley Barons (Consolidation of Elm Valley, Scioto Valley and Radnor, 1963–1977)
  • Sparta Highland Scots (later Fighting Scots, 1963–1990)
  • Richwood North Union Wildcats (Consolidation of Richwood, Magnetic Springs, Byhalia-York and Northwestern) 1965–1977)
  • Galion Northmor Golden Knights (1970–1990)
  • Centerburg Trojans (1977–1981)
  • Crestline Bulldogs (1977–1990)
  • Fredericktown Freddies (1977–1990)
  • Loudonville Redbirds (1981–1983)
  • Ontario Warriors (1983–1990)

Midland Athletic League[edit]


Conference Website: http://www.tiffinohiosports.com/midland_athletic_league.html

Mohican Area Conference[edit]

(1989–2004) Charter Members

  • Bellville Clear Fork Colts (1984–2004)
  • Loudonville Redbirds (1984–2004)
  • Millersburg West Holmes Knights (1989–2003)
  • Wooster Triway Titans (1989–2004)

Other Members

  • Medina Buckeye Bucks (1993–2004)
  • Sullivan Black River Pirates (1993–2004)

North Central Conference (Cleveland area)[edit]

  • Bedford St. Peter Chanel Firebirds
  • Cleveland Central Catholic Ironmen*
  • Cleveland Our Lady of Lourdes*
  • Cleveland St. John Cantius Jayhawks*
  • Cleveland St. Stanislaus Panthers*
  • Elyria Catholic Panthers
  • Gates Mills Gilmour Academy Lancers
  • Garfield Heights Trinity Trojans
  • Lorain St. Mary's Fighting Irish
  • Lorain Catholic Spartans
  • Parma Byzantine Catholic Buccaneers
  • Note: Our Lady of Lourdes, St. John Cantius and St. Stanislaus High Schools merged with Cleveland St. Michael in 1968 to form Cleveland Central Catholic.

North Central Conference (Crawford County area)[edit]


Northeastern Conference[edit]

  • Ashtabula City Panthers (1951-2001)
  • Fairport Harbor Fairport Harding Skippers (1951-1962)
  • Geneva Eagles (1951-2009)
  • Painesville Harvey Red Raiders (1951-1962, 1987-2009)
  • Mentor Cardinals (1951-1962)
  • Painesville Riverside Beavers (1951-1962, 1976-1997)
  • Wickliffe Blue Devils (1957-1962)
  • Conneaut Spartans (1958-2009)
  • Willoughby South Rebels (1960-1962)
  • Ashtabula St. John Heralds (1962-1996)
  • Ashtabula Edgewood Warriors (1965-2009)
  • Ashtabula Harbor Mariners (1965-2001)
  • Jefferson Falcons (1968-1973, 1987-2009)
  • Andover Pymatuning Valley Lakers (1968-1973, 1998-2002)
  • Madison Blue Streaks (1972-1997)
  • Ashtabula Lakeside Dragons (2001-2007)

Northern Border League[edit]

see NBL History


  • Archbold Blue Streaks
  • Delta Panthers
  • Evergreen Vikings
  • Liberty Center Tigers
  • Montpelier Locomotives
  • Hamler Patrick Henry Patriots
  • Swanton Bulldogs
  • Wauseon Indians

Archbold, Liberty Center, Montpelier, and Wauseon were dual members of the NBL and the NWOAL during the league's entire existence. Evergreen was for the first two years of the league's existence until fully staying in the NBL. See NWOAL for the league history.

Northern Ohio Athletic League[edit]

  • Amherst Comets (1927–47, to Southwestern Conference)
  • Medina Bees (1927–47, to Southwestern Conference)
  • New London Wildcats (1927–47, to Firelands League)
  • North Ridgeville Rangers (1927-1933)
  • Vermilion Sailors (1927–47, to Firelands League)
  • Wadsworth Grizzlies (1927-1931, to Western Reserve League)
  • Wellington Dukes (1927–45, to Southwestern Conference)
  • Lorain Clearview Clippers (1938–47, to Southwestern Conference)[18]

Northwest Buckeye League[edit]

(football only)

  • Antwerp Archers (1971- )
  • Convoy Crestview Knights (1969–70)
  • Edon Bombers
  • Sherwood Fairview Apaches (1969-??)
  • Hicksville Aces
  • West Unity Hilltop Cadets (1971- )
  • Payne Panthers

Ohio Heartland Conference[edit]


  • Ashland Arrows
  • Lexington Minutemen
  • Mansfield Madison Comprehensive Rams
  • Mansfield Malabar Falcons (1987–1989, merged with Mansfield Senior)
  • Mansfield Senior Tygers
  • Marion Harding Presidents
  • Orrville Red Riders (1999–2003)
  • Vermilion Sailors (1999–2003)

Ashland, Lexington, Madison, Mansfield Senior, and Orrville helped to form the Ohio Cardinal Conference in 2003. Vermilion joined the West Shore Conference while Marion Harding left for the Greater Buckeye Conference.

Ohio Scholastic League[edit]


  • Alliance Aviators
  • Mansfield Tygers
  • Massillon Washington Tigers
  • Canton McKinley Bulldogs
  • Toledo Waite Indians
  • Warren Panthers

Ohio Wrestling League (wrestling only)[edit]

Disbanded after 2013-2014 season when the Blanchard Valley Conference expanded.[20]

  • Arcadia Redskins (Blanchard Valley Conference)
  • Oregon Cardinal Stritch Cardinals (Toledo Area Athletic Conference)
  • Mount Cory/Rawson Cory-Rawson Hornets (Blanchard Valley Conference)
  • Gibsonburg Golden Bears (Toledo Area Athletic Conference)
  • McComb Panthers (Blanchard Valley Conference)
  • Northwood Rangers (Toledo Area Athletic Conference)
  • Toledo Christian Eagles (Toledo Area Athletic Conference)
  • Van Buren Black Knights (Blanchard Valley Conference)

Paper Valley League[edit]

Started in 1956 as Little Southwestern League when Little Miami of the Warren County League joined with Bishop Fenwick and three Butler County League teams, who remained in the BCL initially. Little Miami returned to the WCL and was replaced by Lakota in 1959, prompting a rebrand to become the Southwestern Ohio Conference. While temporarily staving off defections to the Mid-Miami League by absorbing the rest of the BCL and having members concurrently in the MML and SOC, the conference was down to four members by 1970. After changing the name to the PVL in 1972, the league only lasted three years, as New Miami and Ross joined the Wayne Trace League, while Edgewood and Madison retained their membership in the MML.

  • Middletown Bishop Fenwick Falcons (1956–65, to Mid-Miami League)
  • Morrow Little Miami Panthers (1956–59, rejoined Warren County League)
  • Hamilton Ross Rams1 (1956–75, to Wayne Trace League)
  • Seven Mile Panthers1 (1956–70, consolidated into Edgewood)
  • Oxford Talawanda Braves1 (1956–65, to Mid-Miami League)
  • West Chester Liberty-Union Thunderbirds (1959–66, to Mid-Miami League)
  • Middletown Madison Mohawks3 (1960-
  • Hamilton New Miami Vikings2 (1960-
  • Oxford Reily Bluebirds (1965–68, consolidated into Talawanda)
  • Trenton Trojans (1965–70, consolidated into Edgewood)
  • Trenton Edgewood Cougars4 (1970–75, to Mid-Miami League)
  1. Also played in Butler County League 1956-65.
  2. Also played in Butler County League 1960-65.
  3. Also played in Mid-Miami League 1966-75.
  4. Also played in Mid-Miami League 1971-75.

Pickaway County League[edit]

Another of the old County leagues for smaller schools, the league suffered from the rapid consolidation of schools in Pickaway County in the early 1960s. The league went from eleven schools in 1959 to four in 1963, with those four consolidating that next year.

  • Ashville-Harrison Broncos (pre-1935-62, Ashville before 1949, consolidated into Teays Valley)
  • Derby Darby Trojans (pre-1935-64, consolidated into Westfall)
  • Little Walnut Jackson Wildcats (pre-1935-64, consolidated into Westfall)
  • Five Points Monroe Indians (pre-1935-60, consolidated into Logan Elm)
  • New Holland Bulldogs (pre-1935-62, consolidated into Miami Trace)
  • Atlanta Perry Cruisers (pre-1935-64, consolidated into Westfall)
  • Haysville Pickaway Pirates (pre-1935-60, consolidated into Logan Elm)
  • Tarlton Salt Creek Warriors (pre-1935-60, consolidated into Logan Elm)
  • Commercial Point Scioto Buffaloes (pre-1935-62, consolidated into Teays Valley)
  • South Bloomfield Spartans (pre-1935-49, consolidated into Ashville-Harrison)
  • Ringgold Walnut Tigers (pre-1935-62, consolidated into Teays Valley)
  • Stoutsville Washington Township Cardinals(?) (pre-1935-49, consolidated into Pickaway)
  • Williamsport Deer (pre-1935-64, consolidated into Westfall)

Pioneer Conference[edit]


Pioneer Conference Divisions, 2003–05
Frontier Heritage
Brunswick Berea
Elyria Brecksville-Broadview Heights
Medina Midpark
Parma Normandy
Strongsville North Ridgeville
Valley Forge North Royalton

This conference's growth was the result of major changes due such as population growth/shift, proximity to interstate corridors and the potential for greater natural border rivalries . The first was the mid/late 1970s where schools located south of the first ring suburbs near or through the I-71 corridor were realizing unprecedented growth. The conference's six charter members had outgrown their respective leagues. Berea and Midpark, both in the heart of the I-71 corridor, followed suit in 1979. During the 1980s Wadsworth, a member with strong athletic programs despite smaller enrollment, left for the Suburban League where opponents along the US-224 and I-76/I-94 corridors made better natural border rivalries. Cloverleaf followed suit in the late 1990s due to stagnation in its enrollment and its inability to maintain its programs at competitive levels in the PC. Conversely, Medina, also along the corridor, joined the PC in 1986 because of its unprecedented growth and the greater natural border rivalries among the league's charter members. The final shift was the early 2000s where first-ring south/west Cleveland suburbs found the charter PC members were now larger, more suitable opponents and closer in proximity; saving some travel among Lake Erie League opponents of years past. Lorain County schools, Elyria and North Ridgeville, were looking for closer, competitive opponents as an alternative to the continued shrinking of Lorain City and Sandusky schools. Their proximity to I-80 and I-480 made the jump to the PC more viable. This conference was a powerhouse in all sports and it was also the foundation of the Cleveland area's first suburban mega-conference, the NEO Conference, whose format was patterned after similar mega-conferences formed in Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati suburbs.

Portage County League[edit]

One of the longest-surviving county leagues, lasting from the early 1920's until merging into the Portage Trail Conference in 2005.

  • Atwater Spartans (192?-68, consolidated into Waterloo)
  • Aurora Greenmen (192?-64)
  • Brimfield Bears (192?-62, consolidated into Field)
  • Charlestown Farmers (192?-50, consolidated into Southeast)
  • Deerfield Deer (192?-50, consolidated into Southeast)
  • Edinburgh Scots (192?-50, consolidated into Southeast)
  • Freedom Wildcats (192?-48, consolidated into Garfield)
  • Garrettsville Garfield G-Men (Garrettsville before 1948) (192?-2005)
  • Hiram Huskies (192?-64, consolidated into Crestwood)
  • Mantua Red Devils (192?-50, consolidated into Mantua-Shalersville)
  • Mantua Corners Mantua Township Trojans (192?-48, consolidated into Mantua)
  • Mogadore Wildcats (192?-57, 1968-2005)
  • Nelson Pirates (192?-48, consolidated into Garfield)
  • Palmyra Southeast Pirates (Palmyra before 1950) (192?-58, 1961-2005)
  • Wayland Paris Panthers (192?-48, consolidated into Charlestown)
  • Randolph Tigers (192?-68, consolidated into Waterloo)
  • Campbellsport Ravenna Township Bulldogs (192?-60, consolidated into Ravenna)
  • Rootstown Rovers (192?-2005)
  • Shalersville Rams (192?-50, consolidated into Mantua-Shalersville)
  • Streetsboro Rockets (192?-2005)
  • Suffield Red Devils (192?-62, consolidated into Field)
  • Windham Bombers (Yellowjackets before 1939) (192?-53, 1961-2005)
  • Mantua Crestwood Red Devils (Mantua-Shalersville before 1955) (1950-58, 1961-2005)
  • Brimfield Field Falcons (1962-78, 1990-2005)
  • Kent State Statesmen (1962-72, school closed)
  • Atwater Waterloo Vikings (1968-2005)
  • Peninsula Woodridge Bulldogs (1990-2005)

Queen City Conference[edit]

(1990-2002) After the Cincinnati Hills League left the Queen City Conference Alliance in 1989, the Eastern Metro, Metro County, and Western Metro conferences all combined to form this superconference. It survived intact with a three division alignment until 1999, when seven members left for the Fort Ancient Valley Conference. Further defections led to the remaining schools (almost all Cincinnati Public Schools) to combine with the Dayton City League to form the Southwest Ohio Public League.

  • Cincinnati Aiken Falcons (1990-2002)
  • Batavia Amelia Barons (1990–99)
  • Cincinnati Anderson Redskins (1990–99)
  • Cincinnati Colerain Cardinals (1990–97)
  • Cincinnati Forest Park Chargers (1990–91, consolidated into Winton Woods)
  • Cincinnati Glen Este Trojans (1990–99)
  • Cincinnati Greenhills Pioneers (1990–91, consolidated into Winton Woods)
  • Harrison Wildcats (1990–99)
  • Cincinnati Hughes Center Big Red (1990-2002)
  • Cincinnati Mount Healthy Fighting Owls (1990-2002)
  • Cincinnati Northwest Knights (1990–99)
  • Norwood Indians (1990–92)
  • Cincinnati Oak Hills Highlanders (1990-2001)
  • Cincinnati Taft Senators (1990-2002)
  • Cincinnati Turpin Spartans (1990–99)
  • Cincinnati Walnut Hills Eagles (1990-2002)
  • Cincinnati Western Hills Mustangs (1990-2002)
  • Cincinnati Withrow Tigers (1990-2002)
  • Cincinnati Woodward Bulldogs (1990-2002)
  • Cincinnati Winton Woods Warriors (1991–99)
  • Cincinnati Jacobs Sharks (1999-2002)
Queen City Conference Divisions, 1990–99
American Metro National
Amelia (1990–99) Aiken (1990–99) Forest Park (1990–91)
Anderson (1990–99) Colerain (1990–97) Harrison (1990–99)
Glen Este (1990–99) Greenhills (1990–91) Hughes (1990–99)
Norwood (1990-2) Oak Hills (1990–99) Mount Healthy (1990–99)
Taft (1990–99) Walnut Hills (1991–99) Northwest (1990–99)
Turpin (1990–99) Western Hills (1990–99) Walnut Hills (1990-1)
Woodward (1990–99) Withrow (1990–99) Winton Woods (1991–99)

Richland County League[edit]

see the Richland County Standings

  • Bellville Blue Jays
  • Butler Bulldogs
  • Lexington Minutemen
  • Lucas Cubs
  • Ontario Warriors
  • Plymouth Big Red
  • Shiloh Lions
  • Union

River Valley Conference[edit]

This was a short-lived conference in the 1990's to help some Ohio Valley Athletic Conference teams with scheduling.

  • Lisbon Beaver Beavers (1990-96)
  • Rayland Buckeye Panthers (1990-96)
  • East Liverpool Potters (1990-96)
  • Hammondsville Edison North Wildcats (1990-93, consolidated into Edison)
  • Richmond Edison Wildcats (1990-96, Edison South before 1993)
  • New Cumberland (WV) Oak Glen Golden Bears (1990-96)
  • Weirton (WV) Weir Red Raiders (1990-96)
  • Wintersville Golden Warriors (1990-94, consolidated into Indian Creek)
  • Wintersville Indian Creek Redskins (1994-96)

Seaway Conference[edit]

  • Elmore Bulldogs (1959–1963)
  • Gibsonburg Golden Bears (1959–1963)
  • Danbury Lakeside Lakers (1959–1963)
  • North Baltimore Tigers (1959–1967)
  • Ottawa Hills Green Bears (1959–1967)
  • Fostoria St. Wendelin Mohawks (1959–1967)
  • Grand Rapids Pirates (1963-1967)
  • Tontogany Otsego Knights (1963-1967)

Seneca-Sandusky League[edit]


  • Amsden
  • Bettsville
  • Burgoon
  • Green Springs
  • Old Fort

Southwestern Rivers Conference[edit]


  • Springfield Catholic Central Irish (1982-2001)
  • Covington Buccaners (1982-1991)
  • St. Paris Graham Falcons (1982–85, 1989-2001)
  • Sidney Lehman Catholic Cavaliers (1982-2001)
  • Casstown Miami East Vikings (1982-2001)
  • West Milton Milton-Union Bulldogs (1982-2001)
  • Tipp City Tippecanoe Red Devils (1982-2001)
  • Versailles Tigers (1982-2001)
  • Riverside Stebbins Indians (1993-1997)
  • Bellefontaine Benjamin Logan Raiders (1997-2001)

Steel Valley Conference[edit]

  • Austintown-Fitch Falcons (1949-2003)
  • Girard Indians (1949–71)
  • Hubbard Eagles (1949–80)
  • Niles McKinley Red Dragons (1949–57, 1982–85)
  • Campbell Memorial Red Devils (1949–80)
  • Struthers Wildcats (1949–79)
  • Boardman Spartans (1951-2003)
  • Brookfield Warriors (1959–68)
  • Youngstown Cardinal Mooney Cardinals (1970-2009)
  • Youngstown Ursuline Fighting Irish (1970-2009)
  • Howland Tigers (1975–85)
  • Warren Western Reserve Raiders (1980–85)
  • Warren Warren G. Harding Presidents (1982–85, 1990-2009)
  • Youngstown Chaney Cowboys (2003–09)
  • Youngstown East Panthers (2003–09)
  • Warren John F. Kennedy Eagles (2003–09, Independent in football)
  • Youngstown Rayen Tigers (2003–07, no football, school closed)
  • Youngstown Wilson Presidents (2003–07, no football, school closed)

Suburban Lakes League[edit]


Tri-County League[edit]

Formed in 1932, this league (along with the Inter-County League) merged to form the Inter-Tri-County League

Football Divisions 1974-76:

Tier I Tier II
Beaver Leetonia
Columbiana Lisbon
East Palestine Springfield
Sebring Southern
Toronto Stanton
Wellsville United

Twin Valley League[edit]


  • Adario
  • Greenwich
  • New Haven
  • North Fairfield
  • Plymouth
  • Shiloh

Warren County League[edit]

  • Carlisle Indians (pre-1929-64, to Dayton Suburban League)
  • Franklin Wildcats (pre-1929-51, to Mid-Miami League)
  • Harveysburg Tigers (pre-1929-60, to Clinton County League)
  • Kings Mills Kings Knights (pre-1929-64, to Fort Ancient Valley League)
  • Lebanon Warriors (pre-1929-51, to Mid-Miami League)
  • Mason William Mason Comets (pre-1929-64, to Fort Ancient Valley League)
  • Morrow Little Miami Panthers (Morrow before 1956, pre-1929-56, 1959–64, to Fort Ancient Valley Conference)
  • Springboro Panthers (pre-1929-64, to Fort Ancient Valley League)
  • Waynesville Spartans (pre-1929-64, to Fort Ancient Valley League)

Wayne Trace League[edit]

The league began in 1922 as the Montgomery County League, then became the Dayton Suburban League in 1964 as the five remaining MCL schools branched out beyond the county. When the Southwestern Ohio Conference rebranded itself as the Paper Valley League in 1972, the DSL once again changed its name to the Southwestern Ohio League. Three years later, after a major shakeup where five schools left, and two Paper Valley League schools joined, leading to the WTL name. This only lasted three years, as most of the conference joined the Cross-County Conference in 1978.

  • Brookville Blue Devils (1922–59, to Southwestern Buckeye League)
  • Vandalia Butler Aces (1922–41, 1945–54, to Southwestern Buckeye League)
  • Centerville Elks (1922–66, to Western Ohio League)
  • New Lebanon Dixie Greyhounds (1922–75, to Southwestern Buckeye League)
  • Kettering Fairmont Dragons (1922–33, left for Miami Valley League)
  • Dayton Fairview Bulldogs (1922–31, left for Miami Valley League)
  • Farmersville Wildcats (1922–68, consolidated into Valley View)
  • Germantown Cardinals (1922–68, consolidated into Valley View)
  • Miamisburg Vikings (1922–26, left for Miami Valley League)
  • Trotwood-Madison Rams (1922–42, 1943–51, to Southwestern Buckeye League)
  • West Carrollton Pirates (1922–46, to Southwestern Buckeye League)
  • Dayton Jefferson Broncos (1923–75, to Darby Valley League)
  • Moraine Mustangs (1923–45, school closed)
  • Northridge Polar Bears (1923–51, to Mid-Miami League)
  • Oakwood Lumberjacks (1923–48, to Miami Valley League)
  • Phillipsburg Panthers (1923–59, consolidated into Northmont)
  • Englewood Randolph Township Bobcats (1923–54, to Southwestern Buckeye League)
  • Huber Heights Wayne Warriors (1923–64, to Western Ohio League)
  • Bellbrook Golden Eagles (1964–75, to Southwestern Buckeye League)
  • Carlisle Trojans (1964–75, to Southwestern Buckeye League)
  • Camden Preble-Shawnee Arrows (1964–78, to Cross-County Conference)
  • West Alexandria Twin Valley South Panthers (1964–78, to Cross-County Conference)
  • Xenia Woodrow Wilson Cadets (1967–72, to Darby Valley League)
  • Germantown Valley View Spartans (1968–75, to Southwestern Buckeye League)
  • Lewisburg Twin Valley North Panthers (1969–78, to Cross-County Conference)
  • New Paris National Trail Blazers (1970–78, to Cross-County Conference)
  • Eaton Eagles (1972–78)
  • Hamilton New Miami Vikings (1975–78)
  • Hamilton Ross Rams (1975–78, to Fort Ancient Valley Conference)

West Central Ohio Conference (WCOC)[edit]

The WCOC began in the 1930s as the Logan County League, rebranding itself as the WCOC in 1970, as the conference had long since grown past the Logan County borders. It lasted until 2001, when most of the schools split into the Northwest Central and Ohio Heritage conferences.

  • Belle Center Eagles (1930s-74, consolidated into Benjamin Logan)
  • DeGraff Pirates (1930s-61, consolidated into Riverside)
  • Huntsville Hunters (1930s-60, consolidated into Indian Lake)
  • Valley Hi Monroe Township Mustangs (1930s-51, consolidated into Zanesfield-Monroe)
  • East Liberty Perry-Zane Jayhawks (1930s-1960, known as Perry until 1951, consolidated into Logan Hills)
  • Quincy Trojans (1930s-61, consolidated into Riverside)
  • Rushsylvania Raiders (1930s-60, consolidated into Buckeye Local)
  • Lakeview Stokes Township Spartans (1930s-60, consolidated into Indian Lake)
  • Rushsylvania Buckeye Local Bucks (1960–70, consolidated into Benjamin Logan)
  • Lewistown Washington Local Eagles (1930s-60, consolidated into Indian Lake)
  • West Liberty West Liberty-Salem Tigers (1930s-2001, known as West Liberty until 1960)
  • West Mansfield Trojans (1930s-60, consolidated into Buckeye Local)
  • Zanesfield-Monroe Indians (1930s-1960, known as Zanesfield until 1951, consolidated into Logan Hills)
  • Middlefield Zane Township Middies (1930s-51, consolidated into Perry-Zane)
  • Lewistown Indian Lake Lakers (1960-2001)
  • Zanesfield Logan Hills Indians (1960–70, consolidated into Benjamin Logan)
  • Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers (1960-2001)
  • Milford Center Fairbanks Panthers (1961-2001)
  • Degraff Riverside Pirates (1961-2001)
  • Ridgedale Ridgemont Golden Gophers (1962-2001)
  • Bellefontaine Benjamin Logan Raiders (1970–97)
  • Mechanicsburg Indians (1974-2001)
  • North Lewisburg Triad Cardinals (1974-2001)

Western Metro Conference[edit]

  • Cincinnati Forest Park Chargers (1985–90, to Queen City)
  • Cincinnati Greenhills Pioneers (1985–90, to Queen City)
  • Harrison Wildcats (1985–90, to Queen City)
  • Cincinnati Hughes Center Big Red (1985–90, to Queen City)
  • Cincinnati Northwest Knights (1985–90, to Queen City)
  • North Bend Taylor Yellow Jackets (1985–89, to Cincinnati Hills)
  • Cincinnati Woodward Bulldogs (1985–90, to Queen City)

Western Ohio League[edit]

  • Beavercreek Beavers (1964-2001)
  • Centerville Elks (1966-2001)
  • Fairborn Flyers (1964–68, split into Baker and Park Hills)
  • Kettering Fairmont East Falcons (1964–83, consolidated into Fairmont)
  • Kettering Fairmont West Dragons (1964–83, consolidated into Fairmont)
  • Springfield North Panthers (1964-2001)
  • Springfield South Wildcats (1964-2001)
  • Riverside Stebbins Indians (1964–89)
  • Huber Heights Wayne Warriors (1964-2001)
  • Xenia Buccaneers (1964-2001)
  • Fairborn Baker Brown Bears (1968–75)
  • Fairborn Park Hills Flyers (1968–73)
  • Troy Trojans (1968–82)
  • Dayton Carroll Patriots (1982–87)
  • Fairborn Skyhawks (1982-2001, Baker and Park Hills consolidated)
  • Kettering Fairmont Firebirds (1983-2001)
  • West Carrollton Pirates (1987–99)

Western Reserve Conference[edit]


  • Barberton Magics (1996–2005)
  • Cuyahoga Falls Black Tigers (1996–2007)
  • Chagrin Falls Kenston Bombers (1996–2005)
  • Orange Lions (1996–1998)
  • Ravenna Ravens (1996–2005)
  • Kent Roosevelt Rough Riders (1996–2005)
  • Solon Comets (1996–2007)
  • Stow-Munroe Falls Bulldogs (1996–2007)
  • Twinsburg Tigers (1996–2007)
  • Chesterland West Geauga Wolverines (1996–1998)
  • Hudson Explorers (1997–2007)
  • Macedonia Nordonia Knights (1997–2007)
  • Lyndhurst Brush Arcs (1998–2007)
  • Mayfield Wildcats (1998–2007)
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)

Wood County "B" League[edit]

The smaller schools in Wood County started to organize into leagues in the early 1930s, originally competing in three separate leagues: the Northern Wood County League, Southeast Wood County League, and Western Wood County League. By 1959, consolidation and schools leaving for other leagues had whittled the three leagues down to two, with the Northern and Southeast leagues combining into the Eastern Wood County League. This would only last for one year, as further consolidation caused a merger into a single league. The league ended in 1963, as the number of schools was whittled to three.

Full Membership List[edit]

  • Bloomdale Bulldogs (193?-60, Consolidated into Elmwood)
  • Cygnet Zippers (193?-60, consolidated into Elmwood)
  • Grand Rapids Pirates (193?-63, to Seaway Conference)
  • Haskins Hawks (193?-63, consolidated into Otsego)
  • Hoytville Jackson Knights (193?-60, consolidated into McComb)
  • Milbury Lake Flyers (193?-60, to Northern Lakes League)
  • Milton Center Mustangs (193?-56, consolidated into Westwood)
  • Wayne Montgomery Eagles (193?-63, consolidated into Otsego)
  • North Baltimore Tigers (193?-59, to Seaway Conference)
  • Olney Eagles (193?-60, consolidated into Lake. Northwood opens in 1963)
  • Pemberville Redmen (193?-59, consolidated into Eastwood)
  • Portage Panthers (193?-60, consolidated into Elmwood)
  • Risingsun Tigers (193?-59, to Sandusky County League)
  • Rudolph Liberty Township Lions (193?-56, consolidated into Westwood)
  • Luckey Troy-Luckey Trojans (193?-59, consolidated into Eastwood)
  • Tontogany Washington Township Indians (193?-63, consolidated into Otsego)
  • Scotch Ridge Webster Township Scots (193?-59, consolidated into Eastwood)
  • Weston Warriors (193?-63, consolidated into Otsego)
  • Waterville Beavers (1945–51, from Maumee Valley, consolidated into Anthony Wayne)
  • Rudolph Westwood Warriors (1956–63, to Lakeshore Conference)

League Alignments[edit]

Grand Rapids
Washington Twp.
Bloomdale Grand Rapids
Cygnet Haskins
Lake Jackson
Montgomery Washington Twp.
Olney Weston
Portage Westwood
Haskins Bloomdale Grand Rapids
Lake Cygnet Jackson
Olney Montgomery Liberty Twp (-56)
Troy-Luckey Pemberville Milton Center (-56)
Webster Twp Portage North Baltimore
Risingsun Washington Twp.
Waterville (45-51)
Westwood (56-59)

Wyandot County League[edit]

A county league for smaller schools that existed before 1939, and folded in 1961.

  • Edenville Eden Eagles (pre-1939-50, consolidated into Nevada)
  • Harpster Crusaders (pre-1939-61, consolidated into Upper Sandusky)
  • Marseilles Bulldogs (pre-1939-61, consolidated into Upper Sandusky)
  • McCutchenville Big Red (pre-1939-58, consolidated into Mohawk)
  • Nevada Bobcats (pre-1939-61, left for Crawford County League)
  • Lovell Salem Cornhuskers (pre-1939-61, consolidated into Upper Sandusky)
  • Sycamore Wildcats (pre-1939-58, consolidated into Mohawk)
  • Wharton Dragons (pre-1939-60, left for Hardin County League)
  • Sycamore Mohawk Warriors (1958–60, left for Sandusky Bay Conference)

Youngstown City Series[edit]

  • Youngstown East Golden Bears (1925–98, school closed)
  • Youngstown North Bulldogs (1925–80, school closed)
  • Youngstown Rayen Tigers (1925-2003, to Steel Valley)
  • Youngstown South Indians (1925–93, school closed)
  • Youngstown Wilson Presidents (until 1958)/Redmen (1936-2003, to Steel Valley)
  • Youngstown Cardinal Mooney Cardinals (1958–70, to Steel Valley)
  • Youngstown Ursuline Fighting Irish (1958–70, to Steel Valley)
  • Youngstown Chaney Cowboys (1960-2003, to Steel Valley)
  • Canton Timken Trojans (1999-2003, to PAC-8 2005)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

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