Newbury High School
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|Newbury High School|
|14775 Auburn Road
Newbury, Ohio, (Geauga County) 44065
|Type||Public, Coeducational high school|
|School district||Newbury Local School District|
|Enrollment||25-50 students per grade|
|Color(s)||Black and Orange|
|Fight song||Across the Field|
|Athletics conference||Northeastern Athletic Conference|
|Team name||Black Knights|
|Rival||Berkshire High School|
|Athletic Director||Anthony Forfia|
Newbury High School is a public high school in Newbury, Ohio. It is the only high school in the Newbury Local Schools district. Their nickname is the Black Knights. It is the only school district in Geauga County that serves a single township, although the school might cease to exist in the near future because it is studying a consolidation with Berkshire school district.
All grades (K-12) are located at the same site at 14775 Auburn Rd, just north of Kinsman Rd. (State Route 87). All grades from K-12 are located in the original building, which was built in the late 1920s.
The school announced in April 2014 that the newest building constructed in the 1970s will no longer host Grades 4-6 due to declining enrollment and budget shortfalls. In 2015, it was announced that the Geauga County Public Library will relocate the Newbury Station into this building.  .
Nicknamed the Black Knights, Newbury High School offers multiple sports for both boys and girls, including soccer, football, wrestling, baseball, cross country and track (boys), cross country and track (girls), volleyball, and basketball.
Through 1998, the Black Knights were part of the East Suburban Conference. For the 1998-99 academic year Newbury joined the Chagrin Valley Conference, remaining there until in joined the Northeast Athletic Conference in 2014.
In 2015, after losing several players to game-ending injuries in a 41-0 loss to the Lutheran East Falcons on October 9, 2015, the Black Knights forfeited their final three football games due to not having enough healthy players to safely complete the season, concluding a winless season.
On December 15, 2015, head football coach Tom Glodowski resigned his post, leaving the school without a coach and with the uncertain future of whether the team will even exist any longer. The announcement followed an article in MMBQ that brought national attention to the declining state of Newbury football.
Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships
- Steve Fleming ('89), head basketball coach at Aurora High School (Ohio) and former head coach of the Hiram College Terriers and the Tiffin University Dragons.
- Carolyn Paschke ('88), is the Magistrate in the Geauga County, Ohio Domestic Relations Court and has had a private law practice in Newbury since 1996 called Paschke & Associates.
Notes and references
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17.
- "Consolidated Geauga County high school study unanimously approved". Retrieved December 29, 2014.
- "Berkshire Delays Consolidation with Newbury School District". Retrieved April 8, 2014.
- "Newbury loses to Lutheran East 0 to 44". Retrieved October 10, 2015.
- "Newbury Cancels Remainder of Football Season". Retrieved October 29, 2015.
- "Prep notes: Glodowski leaves Newbury for Hiram". www.news-herald.com. Retrieved 2016-01-19.
- "A closer look at high school football's declining numbers | The MMQB with Peter King". The MMQB. Retrieved 2016-01-19.
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.
- "New Aurora High School Boys Hoops Coach is College Veteran". Retrieved August 5, 2015.
- "New Geauga County magistrate to be sworn in". Retrieved May 31, 2013.