Ohio Capital Conference

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Ohio Capital Conference
(OCC)
Ohio Capital Conference logo
Established 1966
Association Ohio High School Athletic Association
Division OHSAA Division I & II
Members 31
Sports fielded 23
Region Central Ohio
Headquarters Columbus, Ohio
Commissioner Dave Cecutti (since 2007)
Website [1]
Locations
Ohio Capital Conference locations

The Ohio Capital Conference is a high school athletic conference located in Central Ohio. It comprises 31 public high schools located primarily in suburban Columbus, Ohio, encompassing Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, and Union counties. The league is geographically divided into four divisions of six teams each (Ohio, Central, Buckeye, and Capital) and one division of seven teams (Cardinal). Twenty-two schools compete in the OHSAA's Division I classification for football while nine schools compete in Division II. All conference members compete in the Central District postseason tournaments prior to the regional and state tournaments.

Academically, 27 of the 32 members were rated 'Excellent' by the Ohio Department of Education during the 2010–11 school year. Two were rated 'Effective' and three were classified under 'Continuous Improvement'. Effective in the 2011-12 season, every division except the Ohio Division faced realignment. The newest school to join the OCC is Canal Winchester (2013-14) The most recent school to leave is Mount Vernon (moved to the new Ohio Cardinal Conference in the 2016-17season).

Members[edit]

Buckeye Division
School Nickname Location Colors Joined Conference Enrollment
Olentangy Orange Pioneers Lewis Center, Ohio           Blue and Orange 2008 1,233
Olentangy Liberty Patriots Powell, Ohio           Blue and Silver 2004 1,471
Olentangy Braves Lewis Center, Ohio           Blue and Gold 1997 1,174
Westerville Central Warhawks Westerville, Ohio           Black and Silver 2004 1,561
Westerville North Warriors Westerville, Ohio           Cardinal and Gold 1977 1,470
Westerville South Wildcats Westerville, Ohio           Red and White 1968 1,497
Ohio Division
School Nickname Location Colors Joined Conference Enrollment
Gahanna Lincoln Lions Gahanna, Ohio           Blue and Gold 1968 2,352
Grove City Greyhounds Grove City, Ohio           Crimson & Blue 1981 1,855
Lancaster Golden Gales Lancaster, Ohio           Blue and Gold 1997 1,603
Pickerington Central Tigers Pickerington, Ohio           Purple and White 1981 1,651
Pickerington North Panthers Pickerington, Ohio                Purple, Black, & Silver 2004 2,341
Reynoldsburg Raiders Reynoldsburg, Ohio           Purple and Gold 1968 1,575
Central Division
School Nickname Location Colors Joined Conference Enrollment
Central Crossing Comets Grove City, Ohio           Royal Blue and Silver 2002 1,652
Dublin Coffman Shamrocks Dublin, Ohio                Green, Black, & White 1991 1,875
Hilliard Davidson Wildcats Hilliard, Ohio           Royal Blue and White 1974 1,805
Marysville Monarchs Marysville, Ohio           Red and Blue 1991 1,563
Upper Arlington Golden Bears Upper Arlington, Ohio           Black and Gold 1981 1,802
Westland Cougars Galloway, Ohio           Forest Green and White 1970
Cardinal Division
School Nickname Location Colors Joined Conference Enrollment
Delaware Hayes Pacers Delaware, Ohio           Orange and Black 1968 1,419
Dublin Jerome Celtics Dublin, Ohio           Green and Vegas Gold 2004 1,231
Dublin Scioto Irish Dublin, Ohio           Kelly Green and Silver 1995 1,264
Hilliard Bradley Jaguars Hilliard, Ohio                Royal Blue, Black, and Silver 2009 1,434
Hilliard Darby Panthers Hilliard, Ohio                Black, Columbia Blue, & White 1997 1,423
Thomas Worthington Cardinals Worthington, Ohio           Blue and Red 1968 1,526
Worthington Kilbourne Wolves Columbus, Ohio           Royal Blue and Black 1991 1,287
Capital Division
School Nickname Location Colors Joined Conference Enrollment
Big Walnut Golden Eagles Sunbury, Ohio           Red and Gold 1997 940
Canal Winchester Indians Canal Winchester, Ohio           Maroon and White 2013 1060
Franklin Heights Golden Falcons Columbus, Ohio           Black and Gold 1981 1,163
Groveport Madison Cruisers Groveport, Ohio           Red & Black 1974 1,439
New Albany Eagles New Albany, Ohio           Maroon and Gold 2006 1,197
Newark Wildcats Newark, Ohio           Crimson and White 1995 1,565


Former members[edit]

School Nickname Location Colors OCC Member Enrollment Conference Joined
Pleasant View Panthers Grove City, Ohio           Green and Gold 1968–1970 844 Closed, replaced by Westland (now a middle school)
Whitehall-Yearling Rams Whitehall, Ohio           Black and White 1968–2001 (1968–1999, football) 821 Mid-State League
Chillicothe Cavaliers Chillicothe, Ohio           Blue and White 1977–2006 935 Southeastern Ohio Athletic League
Watkins Memorial Warriors Pataskala, Ohio           Black and Gold 1991-2013 1,182 Licking County League
Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets Mount Vernon, Ohio           Orange and Black 1968-2016 1,296 Ohio Cardinal Conference

Membership timeline[edit]

Canal Winchester High School Hilliard Bradley High School (Hilliard, Ohio) Olentangy Orange High School (Lewis Center, Ohio) New Albany High School (Ohio) Westerville Central High School Pickerington High School North Olentangy Liberty High School (Powell, Ohio) Dublin Jerome High School Central Crossing High School Olentangy High School (Lewis Center, Ohio) Lancaster High School (Ohio) Hilliard Darby High School (Hilliard, Ohio) Big Walnut High School Newark High School (Ohio) Dublin Scioto High School (Dublin, Ohio) Worthington Kilbourne High School Watkins Memorial High School Marysville High School (Ohio) Dublin Coffman High School (Dublin, Ohio) Upper Arlington High School (Ohio) Pickerington High School Central Grove City High School Franklin Heights High School Westerville North High School Chillicothe High School (Ohio) Hilliard Davidson High School (Hilliard, Ohio) Groveport Madison High School Westland High School Thomas Worthington High School Whitehall-Yearling High School Westerville South High School Reynoldsburg High School Mount Vernon High School (Ohio) Lincoln High School (Gahanna, Ohio) Rutherford B. Hayes High School (Delaware, Ohio)

Sports[edit]

The Ohio Capital Conference sponsors the following 23 varsity sports.

History[edit]

Representatives from Gahanna Lincoln, Reynoldsburg, Westerville, Whitehall and Worthington met at Millers Village Inn on December 6, 1966 for the purpose of approving the proposed constitution for the new league. Joe Endry, Acting Chairman of the group, asked for suggestions for a name for the new league. Several suggestions were made and the name Ohio Capital Conference was unanimously chosen.[1] For the 2012-2013 school year, all the divisions except the Ohio Division faced realignment. The following schools: Hilliard Darby, Worthington Kilbourne, Marysville, Olentangy, Olentangy Liberty, and Hilliard Bradley moved divisions. http://www.occ-sports.com/

Football Championships[edit]

By Year[edit]

Year Champions
Ohio Capital Central Cardinal Buckeye
1968 Gahanna Lincoln
Worthington
Started in 1976 Started in 1991 Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1969 Delaware Hayes
Whitehall-Yearling
Started in 1976 Started in 1991 Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1970 Westland Started in 1976 Started in 1991 Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1971 Worthington Started in 1976 Started in 1991 Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1972 Gahanna Lincoln Started in 1976 Started in 1991 Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1973 Gahanna Lincoln Started in 1976 Started in 1991 Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1974 Worthington Started in 1976 Started in 1991 Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1975 Gahanna Lincoln
Worthington
Started in 1976 Started in 1991 Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1976 Gahanna Lincoln Hilliard Started in 1991 Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1977 Gahanna Lincoln
Groveport Madison
Hilliard Started in 1991 Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1978 Gahanna Lincoln
Groveport Madison
Hilliard Started in 1991 Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1979 Gahanna Lincoln Westerville North Started in 1991 Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1980 Gahanna Lincoln Westerville North Started in 1991 Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1981 Upper Arlington Whitehall-Yearling Started in 1991 Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1982 Upper Arlington
Groveport Madison
Gahanna Lincoln
Franklin Heights Started in 1991 Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1983 Upper Arlington
Worthington
Pickerington Started in 1991 Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1984 Worthington Whitehall-Yearling Started in 1991 Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1985 Worthington Whitehall-Yearling Started in 1991 Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1986 Worthington Westerville North Started in 1991 Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1987 Gahanna Lincoln Chillicothe Started in 1991 Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1988 Westerville North Chillicothe Started in 1991 Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1989 Grove City Franklin Heights Started in 1991 Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1990 Grove City Chillicothe Started in 1991 Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1991 Dublin Marysville Grove City Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1992 Gahanna Lincoln
Westland
Thomas Worthington
Pickerington Grove City Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1993 Westland Mount Vernon
Whitehall-Yearling
Reynoldsburg
Upper Arlington
Hilliard
Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1994 Dublin Marysville
Watkins Memorial
Hilliard Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1995 Westerville North Franklin Heights Westerville South Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1996 Hilliard Delaware Hayes Grove City Started in 1997 Started in 2004
1997 Newark Franklin Heights Worthington Kilbourne Upper Arlington Started in 2004
1998 Gahanna Lincoln Mount Vernon Westerville South
Dublin Coffman
Grove City
Upper Arlington Started in 2004
1999 Pickerington Marysville Grove City Upper Arlington Started in 2004
2000 Pickerington Marysville Westerville South Upper Arlington Started in 2004
2001 Gahanna Lincoln
Pickerington
Big Walnut Hilliard Davidson Dublin Scioto Started in 2004
2002 Pickerington Big Walnut
Mount Vernon
Watkins Memorial
Grove City
Worthington Kilbourne
Dublin Scioto
Upper Arlington
Started in 2004
2003 Lancaster Big Walnut Westerville South Dublin Scioto Started in 2004
2004 Lancaster
Newark
Olentangy Liberty Westerville South Pickerington Central Hilliard Davidson
2005 Newark Olentangy Liberty Worthington Kilbourne Grove City Hilliard Davidson
2006 Lancaster Watkins Memorial
Big Walnut
Westerville Central Pickerington Central Hilliard Davidson
2007 Hilliard Darby
Lancaster
Olentangy Liberty
Big Walnut
Marysville
Pickerington North
Pickerington Central Dublin Coffman
2008 Pickerington Central Big Walnut Upper Arlington Dublin Jerome
Olentangy Liberty
Westerville South
Eliminated after 2008
2009 Pickerington Central New Albany
Olentangy Orange
Dublin Coffman Westerville South Eliminated after 2008
2010 Pickerington Central New Albany Hilliard Davidson Westerville South Eliminated after 2008
2011 Pickerington Central Big Walnut
New Albany
Olentangy Orange
Hilliard Davidson Olentangy Liberty
Westerville Central
Westerville South
Eliminated after 2008
2012 Pickerington Central
Pickerington North
New Albany Dublin Coffman
Hilliard Davidson,
Hilliard Darby Eliminated after 2008
2013 Pickerington Central
Pickerington North
Worthington Kilbourne Hilliard Davidson Westerville Central Eliminated after 2008
2014 Pickerington Central Olentangy Dublin Coffman Hilliard Darby Eliminated after 2008
2015 Pickerington Central Olentangy Hilliard Davidson Westerville Central Eliminated after 2008
2016 Pickerington Central New Albany Hilliard Davidson Dublin Jerome
Hilliard Bradley
Olentangy Liberty

By School[edit]

School Years of
Participation
OCC
Championships
Last
OCC
Championship
Last
Outright
OCC
Championship
Big Walnut 1997–present 7 2011 2008
Canal Winchester 2013–present 0 —— ——
Central Crossing 2002–present 0 —— ——
Chillicothe 1977–2005 3 1990 1990
Delaware Hayes 1968–present 2 1996 1996
Dublin Coffman 1991–present 7 2014 2014
Dublin Jerome 2004–present 2 2016 ——
Dublin Scioto 1995–present 3 2003 2003
Franklin Heights 1981–present 4 1997 1997
Gahanna Lincoln 1968–present 14 2001 1998
Grove City 1981–present 9 2005 2005
Groveport Madison 1974–present 3 1982 ——
Hilliard Bradley 2009–present 1 2016 ——
Hilliard Darby 1997–present 3 2014 2014
Hilliard Davidson 1974–present 16 2016 2016
Lancaster 1997–present 4 2007 2006
Marysville 1991–present 4 2007 2000
Mount Vernon 1968–2016 3 2002 1998
New Albany 2006–present 5 2016 2016
Newark 1997–present 2 2005 2005
Olentangy 1997–present 2 2015 2015
Olentangy Liberty 2004–present 6 2016 2016
Olentangy Orange 2008–present 2 2011 ——
Pickerington Central 1981–present 18 2016 2016
Pickerington North 2004–present 3 2013 ——
Pleasant View 1968–1969 0 —— ——
Reynoldsburg 1968–present 1 1992 ——
Thomas Worthington 1968–present 9 1992 1986
Upper Arlington 1981–present 10 2008 2008
Watkins Memorial 1991–2013 3 2006 ——
Westerville Central 2004–present 4 2015 2015
Westerville North 1977–present 5 1995 1995
Westerville South 1968–present 9 2011 2010
Westland 1970–present 3 1993 1993
Whitehall-Yearling 1968–1999 5 1993 1985
Worthington Kilbourne 1991–present 4 2013 2013

Divisional Alignments[edit]

Ohio Capital Conference Divisions (1981-1991, unless noted)
 Capital Division   Ohio Division 
Chillicothe Gahanna Lincoln
Delaware Hayes Grove City
Franklin Heights Groveport-Madison
Hilliard Reynoldsburg (1981-87)
Mount Vernon Upper Arlington
Pickerington Westerville North (1987-91)
Reynoldsburg (1987-91) Westerville South
Westerville North (1981-87) Westland
Whitehall-Yearling Worthington
Ohio Capital Conference Divisions (1991-97, unless noted)
 Capital Division   Central Division   Ohio Division 
Delaware Hayes Chillicothe Dublin
Franklin Heights Dublin Scioto (1995-97) Gahanna Lincoln
Marysville Grove City Groveport-Madison
Mount Vernon Hilliard (1991-95) Hilliard (1995-97)
Pickerington (1991-95) Pickerington (1995-97) Newark (1995-97)
Reynoldsburg (1991-95) Reynoldsburg (1995-97) Westerville North (1995-97)
Watkins Memorial Upper Arlington Westerville South (1991-95)
Whitehall-Yearling Westerville North (1991-95) Westland
Westerville South (1995-97) Worthington
Worthington Kilbourne
Ohio Capital Conference Divisions (1997-2004, unless noted)
 Capital Division   Cardinal Division   Central Division   Ohio Division 
Big Walnut Chillicothe Dublin Coffman (1997-2002) Central Crossing (2002-04)
Delaware Hayes Dublin Scioto Grove City Dublin Coffman (2002-04)
Franklin Heights Hilliard Darby (1997-2002) Groveport-Madison Gahanna Lincoln
Marysville Olentangy Hilliard Davidson Hilliard Darby (2002-04)
Mount Vernon Reynoldsburg (1997-2002) Reynoldsburg (2002-04) Lancaster
Watkins Memorial Upper Arlington Westerville South Newark
Whitehall-Yearling (1997-2001) Westland (2002-04) Worthington Kilbourne Pickerington
Worthington Westerville North
Westland (1997-2002)
Ohio Capital Conference Divisions (2004-2008, unless noted)
 Buckeye Division   Capital Division   Cardinal Division   Central Division   Ohio Division 
Dublin Coffman Big Walnut Chillicothe (2004-06) Central Crossing Gahanna Lincoln
Grove City (2006-08) Dublin Jerome (2004-06) Dublin Jerome (2006-08) Delaware Hayes Groveport-Madison
Hilliard Davidson Dublin Scioto (2006-08) Dublin Scioto (2004-06) Marysville Hilliard Darby
Reynoldsburg Franklin Heights Grove City (2004-06) Mount Vernon (2004-06) Lancaster
Upper Arlington (2006-08) New Albany (2006-08) Mount Vernon (2006-08) Pickerington North (2006-08) Newark
Westerville North Olentangy Liberty Olentangy Westerville Central (2006-08) Upper Arlington (2004-06)
Westland (2004-06) Pickerington North (2004-06) Pickerington Central Westerville South (2004-06) Westland (2006-08)
Worthington (2004-06) Watkins Memorial Westerville Central (2004-06) Worthington (2006-08)
Westerville South (2006-08) Worthington Kilbourne (2004-06)
Worthington Kilbourne (2006-08)
Ohio Capital Conference Divisions (2008-2016, unless noted)
 Capital Division   Cardinal Division   Central Division   Ohio Division 
Big Walnut Canal Winchester (2013-16) Central Crossing Gahanna Lincoln
Delaware Hayes Dublin Jerome Dublin Coffman Grove City
Franklin Heights Dublin Scioto Hilliard Darby (2008-12) Groveport-Madison
Hilliard Bradley (2009-12) Hilliard Bradley (2012-16) Hilliard Davidson Lancaster
Mount Vernon Hilliard Darby (2012-16) Marysville (2012-16) Newark
New Albany Marysville (2008-12) Olentangy Liberty (2012-16) Pickerington Central
Olentangy (2012-16) Olentangy (2008-12) Upper Arlington Pickerington North
Olentangy Orange Olentangy Liberty (2008-12) Westland Reynoldsburg
Watkins Memorial (2008-13) Westerville Central Worthington
Worthington Kilbourne (2013-16) Westerville North Worthington Kilbourne (2008-12)
Westerville South
Worthington Kilbourne (2012-13)
Ohio Capital Conference Divisions (realignment as of 2016-2017)[2]
 Buckeye Division   Capital Division   Cardinal Division   Central Division   Ohio Division 
Olentangy Big Walnut Delaware Hayes Central Crossing Gahanna Lincoln
Olentangy Liberty Canal Winchester Dublin Jerome Dublin Coffman Grove City
Olentangy Orange Franklin Heights Dublin Scioto Hilliard Davidson Lancaster
Westerville Central Groveport Madison Hilliard Bradley Marysville Pickerington Central
Westerville North New Albany Hilliard Darby Upper Arlington Pickerington North
Westerville South Newark Thomas Worthington Westland Reynoldsburg
Worthington Kilbourne

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio Capital Conference History". History of the Ohio Capital Conference. Archived from the original on May 11, 2008. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ "OCC Realignment".