OHSAA East/Southeast Regions athletic conferences

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This is a list of high school athletic conferences in the East and Southeast Regions 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.

Buckeye 8 Athletic League[edit]

All schools are also affiliated with the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference.

North Division

South Division

East Central Ohio League[edit]

Scarlet Division

Gray Division

Former schools

Division alignments (2011-17)

  • Gray: Bishop Rosecrans (2011-17), Claymont (2011-16), Coshocton, Meadowbrook, River View
  • Scarlet: Cambridge, Dover, Marietta, New Philadelphia, Zanesville

Frontier Athletic Conference[edit]

This league formed in October 2016 in preparation for August 2017 from the remnants of the South Central Ohio League.


Inter-Valley Conference[edit]

Large school division

Small school division

Former members

  • Midvale Indian Valley North Big Blue (1968–88, consolidated into Indian Valley)
  • Gnadenhutten Indian Valley South Rebels (1968–88, consolidated into Indian Valley)
  • Dover St. Joseph Ramblers (1968–70, consolidated into Tuscarawas Central Catholic)
  • Dennison St. Mary's Blue Wave (1968–70, consolidated into Tuscarawas Central Catholic)
  • Freeport Lakeland Raiders (1974–99, consolidated into Harrison Central)
  • Jewett-Scio Vikings (1974–99, consolidated into Harrison Central)

Muskingum Valley League[edit]

Former Member

  • Glouster Tomcats (1930–65)
  • McConnelsville Malta-McConnelsville Big Reds (1930–66, consolidated into Morgan)
  • New Concord Little Muskies (1930–62, consolidated into John Glenn)
  • Caldwell Redskins (1933–64)
  • Roseville Ramblers (1944–70, consolidated into Philo)
  • Zanesville St. Thomas Irish (1944–46)
  • Dresden Jefferson J-Hawks (1950–66, consolidated into Tri-Valley)
  • Warsaw River View Black Bears (1973-2003)

Ohio Valley Athletic Conference[edit]


Division A

Division AA

Division AAA

Division AAAA

Division AAAAA

Conference affiliations[edit]

  • Buckeye 8 Conference - Beaver Local, Bellaire, Buckeye Local, East Liverpool, Edison, Harrison Central, Indian Creek, Martins Ferry, St. Clairsville, Union Local
  • East Central Ohio League - Cambridge, Meadowbrook
  • Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference - Southern, Toronto, Wellsville
  • Inter-Valley Conference - Buckeye Trail
  • Pioneer Valley Conference - Caldwell, Fort Frye, Frontier, Monroe Central, Shenandoah

Ohio Valley Conference[edit]

Former members:

  • Oak Hill Oaks (1954–84)
  • Wheelersburg Pirates (1954–57)
  • Ironton St. Joseph Central Flyers (1962–79)
  • Willow Wood Symmes Valley Vikings (1962–71, 1977–84)
  • Ceredo-Kenova (WV) Wonders (1986–91; consolidated into Spring Valley HS in 1998)
  • Buffalo (Wayne) (WV) Bison (1987–92; consolidated into Spring Valley HS in 1998)
  • Wayne (WV) Pioneers (1987–88)
  • Bidwell River Valley Raiders (2001–14)

Pioneer Valley Conference[edit]

The PVC originally formed in 1964 as the Frontier Valley Conference, then became the Mid-Ohio Valley Conference in 1966 to avoid confusion with the newly consolidated Frontier Local School District. The conference settled on its current moniker in 1976. All schools are also affiliated with the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference.

Former Members

  • Lawrence Golden Eagles (1964–68, consolidated into Frontier)
  • New Matamoras Bulldogs (1964–68, consolidated into Frontier)
  • Newport Trojans (1964–68, consolidated into Frontier)
  • Marietta St. Mary Central Irish (1964–65)
  • Lower Salem Salem-Liberty Cardinals (1964–66, consolidated into Fort Frye)
  • Graysville Skyvue Golden Hawks (1964–94, consolidated into Monroe Central)
  • Waterford Wildcats (1964–97, left for Tri-Valley Conference)
  • Glouster Trimble Tomcats (1965–78, Glouster before 1973, left for Tri-Valley Conference)
  • Beallsville Blue Devils (1976-2005, left for River Valley Conference)
  • Woodsfield Redskins (1976–94, consolidated into Monroe Central)
  • Hannibal River Pilots (2005-2014)
  • Lore City Buckeye Trail Warriors (1997-2017)

Scioto Valley Conference[edit]

Former members:

  • Laurelville Wildcats (1962–72, consolidated into Logan Elm)
  • Circleville Logan Elm Braves (1962–73)
  • Lees Creek East Clinton Astros (1972–74)
  • Chillicothe Bishop Flaget (Catholic) Panthers (1975–86, school closed)
  1. Ross County schools that were concurrent in SVC and Ross County League from date of SVC entrance until 1975.

Southern Hills Athletic Conference[edit]

Formed in 1970 as the Adams County League, Brown County League, and Highland County League merged to provide a stable schedule after consolidation decimated all three. The league has an odd distinction in that all of its current members were league members by its second year, giving the SHAC a level of continuity that most rural-based leagues do not have. Had Manchester and Peebles been able to adjust their schedules to include all members (both schools had been part of the Tri-County League as well. Manchester left upon entering the SHAC, Peebles played in both until 1984.), every current member would be a founding member.

Division I

Division II

Former schools

  • Georgetown G-Men/Lady G-men (no football, 1970–97, to Southern Buckeye Athletic/Academic Conference)
  • Jefferson Eagles (1970–71, consolidated into West Union)
  • Mount Orab Western Brown Broncos (1970–72, to Clermont County League)
  • St. Martin School of Brown County Ursulines Brown Bears (all girls, 1972-81, school closed)
  • Latham Western Indians (1985-2002, to Southern Ohio Conference)

Southern Ohio Conference[edit]

Division I (Smaller schools)

  • Portsmouth Clay Panthers (1979-) (no football)
  • Beaver Eastern Eagles (1981-)
  • New Boston Glenwood Tigers (1946-) (no football)
  • Franklin Furnace Green Bobcats (1979-)
  • Portsmouth Notre Dame Titans (Portsmouth Central Catholic until 1984, 1954-)
  • Portsmouth Sciotoville Community Tartans (Portsmouth East until 2001, 1946-)
  • Willow Wood Symmes Valley Vikings (1991-)
  • Latham Western Indians (2002-) (no football)

Division II (Larger schools)

  • Minford Falcons (1947–58, 1959-)
  • McDermott Northwest Mohawks (1960-) *plays in Div. I for football
  • Oak Hill Oaks (1991-) *plays in Div. I for football
  • West Portsmouth Portsmouth West Senators (Washington Twp. until 1950, 1946-)
  • South Webster Jeeps (1979-) *plays in Div. I for golf and boys soccer (no football)
  • Lucasville Valley Indians (1958-) *plays in Div. I for boys soccer
  • Waverly Tigers (1946–70, 1983-)
  • Wheelersburg Pirates (1950-)

Former members

  • Portsmouth Holy Redeemer Wildcats (1946-54, consolidated into Central Catholic)
  • Portsmouth St. Mary's Titans (1946-54, consolidated into Central Catholic)
  • Chesapeake Panthers (1948–54, to Ohio Valley Conference)
  • South Point Pointers (1948–51, to Lawrence County League)
  • Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant Hornets (1950–52, to Lawrence County League)
  • Piketon Redstreaks (1958–62, to Scioto Valley League)
  • Ironton St. Joseph Central Flyers (1982–89)

Tri-Valley Conference[edit]

Ohio Division

Hocking Division

Former members:

  • Vincent Warren Warriors (1969–1986)

Defunct conferences[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]