Southwestern Conference (Ohio)

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The Southwestern Conference is an OHSAA-sponsored athletic league whose members are located in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties, mainly southwest of the city of Cleveland. The league was formed in 1937.[1]

Current members[edit]

League members for the 2013-14 school year are shown in red. Schools that will join as members for 2015-16 are shown in green.
School Nickname Location Colors Type
Amherst Steele Comets Amherst Kelly Green & Gold
         
Public
Avon Lake Shoremen Avon Lake Maroon & Gold
         
Public
Berea-Midpark Titans Berea Blue & Orange
         
Public
Brecksville-Broadview Heights Bees Broadview Heights Crimson & Gold
         
Public
North Olmsted Eagles North Olmsted Orange & Black
         
Public
Olmsted Falls Bulldogs Olmsted Falls Navy Blue & Gold
         
Public
Westlake Demons Westlake Forest Green & White
         
Public

Future members[edit]

School Nickname Location Colors Join Date
Avon Eagles Avon Purple & Gold
         
2015-16[2]
Lakewood Rangers Lakewood Purple & Gold
         
2015-16[3]
Midview Middies Grafton Blue & Silver
         
2015-16[4]
North Ridgeville Rangers North Ridgeville Blue& Gold
         
2015-16[5]

Notes[edit]

  • For the 2013-2014 school year, Midpark High School merged with Berea High School to form the Berea-Midpark Titans. The Berea High School building will be used for grades 10-12, with Midpark becoming a middle school for grades 7-9.[6]
  • Avon High School was approved to join the SWC in 2015-16 to accommodate the Berea-Midpark merger.[7]
  • Lakewood and Midview will also join the SWC in 2015-16.[8]
  • In September 2013, Brecksville-Broadview Heights was invited to join the Suburban League for the 2015-16 school year, which they accepted after a board vote.[9]
  • In October 2013, North Ridgeville agreed to join the SWC as a replacement for Brecksville-Broadview Heights in 2015-16.[10]

Former members[edit]

  • Rocky River Pirates (1937–2005)
  • Oberlin Indians (1937–1964)
  • Fairview Warriors (1940–2005)
  • Lorain Clearview Clippers (1945–1954)
  • Wellington Dukes (1945–1954)
  • Medina Bees (1947–1986)
  • Bay Rockets (1954–2005)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perry, Mike (March 20, 2013). "Midview to join SWC in 2015-16". Ohio Prep Zone. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.ohprepzone.com/morningjournal/results.asp?ID=4815
  3. ^ http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2013/03/20/midview-to-join-swc-in-2015-16/
  4. ^ http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2013/03/20/midview-to-join-swc-in-2015-16/
  5. ^ http://www.ohioprepzone.com/morningjournal/results.asp?ID=5652
  6. ^ The 'Titans' is the Berea school district's new mascot starting in 2013-14
  7. ^ Barney, Paul (December 20, 2012). "Avon to move to Southwestern Conference in 2015-16". Ohio Prep Zone. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  8. ^ Perry, Mike (March 20, 2013). "Midview to join SWC in 2015-16". Ohio Prep Zone. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  9. ^ http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2013/09/18/high-schools-changing-conferences-elyria-not-opposed-to-switching-to-swc/
  10. ^ http://www.ohioprepzone.com/morningjournal/results.asp?ID=5652