OHSAA Northwest Region athletic conferences

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This is a list of high school athletic conferences in the Northwest Region of Ohio, as defined by the OHSAA.[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.

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 Border Conference[edit]

(non-football, established 1967)

(Edon, Hilltop, Montpelier, and Stryker are members of the TAAC for football, but are members of this league for every other sport, the exception being Montpelier's wrestling program, which continues to compete in the NWOAL.)

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.

Green Meadows Conference[edit]

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

Former members

  • 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)

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.

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
  • Danville Blue Devils (1954–1962, First reformation charter member, 1963–1979, Second reformation charter member, 1981–2017), joined the Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference

Midwest Athletic Conference[edit]

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

Former Members

Northern 10 Athletic Conference[edit]

Former Members

Northern Buckeye Conference[edit]

Northern Lakes 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

  • Bowling Green Bobcats
  • Findlay Trojans
  • Sylvania Northview Wildcats
  • Toledo St. Francis de Sales Knights
  • Toledo St. John's Jesuit Titans

White Division NATIONAL

  • 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

  • Fremont Ross Little Giants
  • Millbury Lake Flyers
  • Ottawa Hills Green Bears
  • Holland Springfield Blue Devils

Northwest Ohio Athletic League[edit]


Former members

Northwest Ohio Catholic Schools Association[3][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
  • Mansfield St. Peter's Spartans (no football)
  • Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic Panthers
  • Norwalk St. Paul Flyers

Ohio Cardinal Conference[edit]

Former Members

  • Bellville Clear Fork Colts (2004–17, to Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference)
  • Orrville Red Riders (2003–16, to Principals Athletic Conference)

Putnam County League[edit]

(no football)

Junior high schools

  • Glandorf Dragons
  • Ottawa Titans
  • Ottawa Sts. Peter and Paul Knights

Former members

  • Belmore Bears (1930–32, consolidated into Leipsic)
  • McCulloughville Crawfish Eagles (1930–40, consolidated into Blanchard)
  • Glandorf Dragons (1930–65, consolidated into Ottawa-Glandorf)
  • Ottawa Indians (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]

Lake Division

Bay Division

River Division

Future member

Former members

  • Carey Blue Devils (1958–63)
  • Elmore Bulldogs (1948–58)
  • Genoa Comets (1948–56)
  • Sycamore Mohawk Warriors (1960–62)
  • Fostoria St. Wendelin Mohawks (no football, 1968–72, 2016-17, school closed)
  • Shelby Whippets (2017-18, football-only for 2018 season)

Three Rivers Athletic Conference[edit]

Toledo Area Athletic Conference[edit]

(Edon, Hilltop, Montpelier, and Stryker are football-only members, for other sports they are members of the Buckeye Border Conference)

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

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 began 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-)
  • Jackson Center Tigers (Shelby County League, Boys only 2016-)
  • Harrod Allen East Mustangs (Northwest Conference, Boys and Girls, 2016-)

Defunct conferences[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.
  2. ^ "Diocese: Marion Catholic High School To Close". 10tv.com. March 20, 2013. Retrieved March 20, 2013.
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120309074552/http://www.jjhuddle.com/forums/showthread.php?t=257665. Archived from the original on March 9, 2012. Retrieved April 20, 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)