Green Meadows Conference

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Green Meadows Conference (OHSAA))
Jump to: navigation, search
Green Meadows Conference
Classification OHSAA Division(s) III-IV
Region  Ohio
Sports fielded 9
Members
No. of members 8
Map
Green Meadows Conference Map.PNG
Green Meadows Conference member schools

The Green Meadows Conference is an OHSAA athletic league located in northwest Ohio. The eight member schools are all located in one of four counties: Henry County, Defiance County, Paulding County, or Williams County.

History[1][edit]

The Green Meadows Conference was formed as an athletic conference in 1962. The charter members of the conference were Ayersville, Fairview, Hicksville, Paulding and Jewell (now Tinora).

In 1966, Blue Creek, from Paulding County and now a part of the Wayne Trace School District, joined the conference. Then in 1967, Oakwood joined.

The conference stayed intact until 1972, when district consolidations in Paulding County caused some changes in the make-up of some member schools. Blue Creek became a part of the new Wayne Trace School District, along with Grover Hill and Payne. Oakwood became a part of the Paulding Exempted School System. Antwerp and Holgate also joined the league making the number of members eight.

Antwerp, Ayersville, Hicksville, Holgate, Fairview, Paulding, Tinora and Wayne Trace.

In 1974, Paulding left the GMC and joined the Northwest Conference. So in 1975 the league admitted Edgerton to the conference. The membership has been the same ever since.

Ayersville has traditionally been a football power in the conference. They won ten consecutive conference titles between 1985 and 1994.[2] Fairview was a similar power in girl's basketball, having advanced to the state tournament repeatedly in the 1990s and having won the OHSAA Division III state championship in 1989.[3] Holgate won the Division IV boys' basketball state championship in 2004.[4] Wayne Trace won the Division III boys' basketball title in 1991 with Final 4 appearances in 1988, 2001, 2008, and 2015. They have won the conference title over 20 times.[5] Tinora girls cross country consistently won the conference title through the 1990s and early 2000s.
Recently, Fairview and Tinora have emerged as football powers as well. In 2013 Wayne Trace recently got runner up at State in Football. Antwerp won the state volleyball championship in 1992, and has won the volleyball title the last two years and were the District Champs. Additionally, Wayne Trace and Fairview have been near the top of the conference in cross country for the past few years.

The Tinora boys' basketball team recently captured a State Runner-up trophy in Division III for the 2008–09 season.

Members[edit]

The member schools of the Green Meadows Conference.
School Nickname Location Colors
Antwerp Archers Antwerp Royal Blue, White
         
Ayersville Pilots Highland Twp. Columbia Blue, Gold
         
Edgerton Bulldogs Edgerton Maroon, Gold
         
Fairview Apaches Sherwood Black, Gold
         
Hicksville Aces Hicksville Red, White
         
Holgate Tigers Holgate Purple, Gold
         
Tinora Rams Defiance Green, White
         
Wayne Trace Raiders Haviland Red, Blue
         

Conference rivalries[edit]

  • Tinora vs Fairview[6][7]
  • Ayersville vs Tinora[6]
  • Antwerp vs Wayne Trace[7]
  • Holgate vs Ayersville
  • Hicksville vs Edgerton
  • Hicksville vs. Fairview
  • Hicksville vs. Tinora
  • Wayne Trace vs. Tinora
  • Antwerp vs. Hicksville

State championships[edit]

Fall sports[edit]

Boys Cross Country[5] Girls Cross Country Football Golf Boys Soccer Girls Soccer Girls Tennis Volleyball[5]
Antwerp 1992
Ayersville 1975
Edgerton
Fairview
Hicksville
Holgate
Tinora
Wayne Trace

Winter sports[edit]

Boys Basketball[8][9] Girls Basketball[5] Boys Swimming Girls Swimming Wrestling[5][10]
Antwerp
Ayersville 1957, 1961
Edgerton 1959
Fairview 1946 1989
Hicksville
Holgate 2004
Tinora
Wayne Trace 1991

Spring sports[edit]

Baseball[11] Softball Boys Tennis Boys Track & Field Girls Track & Field[5]
Antwerp
Ayersville 1997 1996
Edgerton
Fairview
Hicksville 1978
Holgate 1937
Tinora 2014
Wayne Trace

Notable athletes[edit]

Chad Reineke, Ayersville (MLB Pitcher)

Kris Hinchcliff, Wayne Trace (1994-1998)

Alex Welly, Hicksville (Sumo Wrestler)

Cody Champion, Hicskville (1989-1991)

Kris McDonald, Hicksville (1999–2002)

Matt Hormann, Antwerp (1991) - Younger brother to standout athletes Chad, Todd, Jason.

Ryan Radcliff, Fairview (2005–2008)

Taylor Tripoli, Fairview (2005–2008)[13]

Boys GMC Titles[edit]

Football champions[edit]

Year Champions
2001 Fairview
2002 Tinora
2003 Tinora
2004 Fairview, Hicksville
2005 Wayne Trace
2006 Ayersville, Fairview, Tinora
2007 Tinora
2008 Fairview
2009 Tinora
2010 Tinora
2011 Hicksville
2012 Wayne Trace
2013 Tinora
2014 Tinora
2015 Tinora
2016

Baseball Champions[edit]

Year[edit]

Champions[edit]

2010

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

Fairview, Edgerton,Hicksville

2016[edit]

Fairview

Boys Basketball Champions[edit]

Year[edit]

Champions[edit]

2000[edit]

2001[edit]

Wayne Trace

2002[edit]

Wayne Trace

2003[edit]

Wayne Trace

2004[edit]

Wayne Trace

2005[edit]

Wayne Trace

2006[edit]

Wayne Trace

2007[edit]

Wayne Trace

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

Wayne Trace

2014[edit]

Wayne Trace

2015[edit]

Wayne Trace

2016[edit]

Wayne Trace

Girls GMC Titles[edit]

Girls Basketball Champions[edit]

Year[edit]

Champions[edit]

2001[edit]

2002[edit]

2003[edit]

2004[edit]

2005[edit]

2006[edit]

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.greenmeadowsconf.com/home/league-history
  2. ^ Fowerbaugh, Paul (1995-08-25). "Special to the Journal Gazette". Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette. 
  3. ^ Bellis, Jennifer (1995-11-10). "No letup expected at Fairview". Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette. 
  4. ^ "2004 Division IV State Final". OHSAA. 2004-03-07. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. 
  6. ^ a b "High school playoffs: Five area teams still in hunt for state title". Crescent-News. 2007-11-05. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  7. ^ a b Monroe, Mark (2008-03-04). "Inexperienced Ayersville advances past district for first time since 1994". The Toledo Blade. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  8. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Basketball A". Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  9. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Basketball D3". Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  10. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Wrestling". Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  11. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  12. ^ Hefflinger, Bruce (2008-06-08). "Difficult decision lies ahead". Crescent-News. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  13. ^ http://www.maxpreps.com/athletes/3zr6ipb5Q0esGl4x3l-ZPA/basketball-winter-07-08/stats-taylor-tripoli.htm.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

External links[edit]