Oakland Activities Association

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Oakland Activities Association is a Southeast Michigan high school athletics conference. It is made up of 23 schools located throughout Oakland County.

History[edit]

The Oakland Activities Association was formed in 1994 with schools from a collection of leagues. A total of 22 schools from the G.O.A.L. (Greater Oakland Activities League), Metro Suburban Activities Association and the Southeastern Michigan Association; plus one school each from the Suburban Athletic Conference and Saginaw Valley League, joined together to form a more geographically-centered league.[1]

Four more schools came over from the Macomb-Oakland Athletic Conference in 1995 and the league has seen a revolving door of schools since then, with three Farmington schools coming on board in 2001 while four schools have since merged to form two larger schools, three schools have since closed and another four schools have left for the Macomb Area Conference and Flint Metro League. In 2010, Oxford came into the league. [2]

In 2006, Mondero High School closed and merged with Kimball High School to create Royal Oak High School. In 2009, Pontiac Northern High School closed and merged with Pontiac Central High School to create Pontiac High School. In 2013, Lahser High School closed and merged with Andover High School to create Bloomfield Hills High School. In 2016, Southfield-Lathrup High School closed and merged with Southfield High School to create Southfield Senior High School for the Arts and Technology.

Member schools[edit]

Current members[edit]

School[3] Mascot Location Colors Enrollment Class Joined
Clarkston Wolves Independence Township Navy and Gold 2,742 A 1994
Troy Colts Troy Silver and Black 2,318 A 1994
Troy Athens Red Hawks Troy Red and Gold 2,188 A 1994
Rochester Hills Stoney Creek Cougars Rochester Hills Vegas Gold and Millennium Blue 1,711 A 2001
Lake Orion Dragons Orion Township Green and White 2,546 A 1994
Pontiac Phoenix Pontiac Purple, Black, and Silver 1,597 A 2009
Rochester Falcons Rochester Hills Royal Blue and White 1,656 A 1994
West Bloomfield Lakers West Bloomfield Township Green and White 1,929 A 1994
Bloomfield Hills Black Hawks Bloomfield Township Black, Purple, and Silver 1,650 A 2014
Oak Park Knights Oak Park Red, White, and Black 1,530 A 1995
Southfield A&T Warriors Southfield Red, White, and Blue 2,581 A 2016
Oxford Wildcats Oxford Township Blue and Gold 1,451 A 2004
Farmington Hills Harrison Hawks Farmington Hills Green and Gold 1,274 A 2002
Rochester Adams Highlanders Rochester Hills Brown and Gold 1,492 A 1994
North Farmington Raiders Farmington Hills Brown and Gold 1,311 A 2001
Birmingham Seaholm Maples Birmingham Maroon and White 1,327 A 1994
Royal Oak Ravens Royal Oak Black, Royal, and Silver 1,514 A 2006
Farmington Falcons Farmington Blue and White 1,156 A 2002
Birmingham Groves Falcons Beverly Hills Yellow, White, and Green 1,269 A 1994
Berkley Bears Berkley Maroon and Blue 1,209 A 1994
Auburn Hills Avondale Yellow Jackets Auburn Hills Purple and Gold 1,108 A 1996
Ferndale Eagles Ferndale Brown, White, and Gold 884 B 1994
Hazel Park Vikings Hazel Park Maroon and Grey 968 A 1994

Former members[edit]

School Nickname Location Joined Previous Conference Departed Successive Conference
Bloomfield Hills Andover Barons Bloomfield Township 1994 Southeastern Michigan Association 2013 None (school consolidated)
Bloomfield Hills Lahser Knights Bloomfield Township 1994 Metro Suburban Activities Association 2013 None (school closed)
Ortonville Brandon Blackhawks Brandon Township 1994 Independent 2002 Flint Metro League
Pontiac Central Chiefs Pontiac 1995 Saginaw Valley League 2009 None (school consolidated)
Pontiac Northern Huskies Pontiac 1994 Greater Oakland Activities League 2009 None (school closed)
Royal Oak Dondero Oaks Royal Oak 1994 Metro Suburban Activities Association 2006 None (school closed)
Royal Oak Kimball Knights Royal Oak 1994 Southeastern Michigan Association 2006 None (school consolidated)
Southfield Warriors Southfield 1994 Southeastern Michigan Association 2016 None (school consolidated)
Southfield-Lathrup Chargers Lathrup Village 1994 Metro Suburban Activities Association 2016 None (school closed)
Waterford Kettering Captains Waterford Township 1994 Greater Oakland Activities League 2008 Kensington Lakes Activities Association
Waterford Mott Corsairs Waterford Township 1994 Greater Oakland Activities League 2008 Kensington Lakes Activities Association

Membership timeline[edit]

Oxford High School (Michigan) Harrison High School (Michigan) Farmington High School (Michigan) Stoney Creek High School North Farmington High School Avondale High School (Michigan) Pontiac High School (Michigan) Pontiac Central High School Oak Park High School (Michigan) Brandon High School (Michigan) Royal Oak High School Clarence M. Kimball High School Dondero High School Waterford Mott High School Waterford Ketting High School Pontiac Northern High School Lahser High School Bloomfield Hills High School Andover High School (Michigan) Southfield-Lathrup High School Southfield High School Southfield High School West Bloomfield High School Athens High School (Troy, Michigan) Troy High School (Michigan) Rochester Adams High School Rochester High School (Michigan) Lake Orion High School Hazel Park High School Ferndale High School (Michigan) Clarkston High School (Michigan) Seaholm High School Birmingham Groves High School Berkley High School

OAA Divisions[edit]

The members of the Oakland Activities Association is divided into divisions which vary by sport. Most sports are divided into three divisions: red, white, or blue divisions. Some sports are only divided into the red or white divisions while some are divided into a fourth division, gold.[4]

  1. ^ "MHSAA > 404" (PDF). www.mhsaa.com. Retrieved 2016-09-28.