OHSAA Southwest Region athletic conferences

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This is a list of high school athletic conferences in the Southwest 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.

Central Buckeye Conference[edit]

CBC membership as of the 2017-2018 school year. Kenton Trail Division members are in red, Mad River Division members are in blue, and future members are striped in their respective future division assignments.

Kenton Trail Division

Mad River Division

Future members[2]

  • London Red Raiders (201?-) (to the Kenton Trail Division)
  • North Union Wildcats (201?-) (to the Mad River Division)

Former members

  • Springfield Greenon Knights (1974-2017, to Ohio Heritage Conference)
  • London Red Raiders (1974–78, to Central Buckeye League)
  • Springfield Northeastern Jets (1974-2001, to Ohio Heritage Conference)
  • Casstown Miami East Vikings (2001–06, to Cross County Conference)
  • Riverside Stebbins Indians (2007-2016, to Greater Western Ohio)
  • Tipp City Tippecanoe Red Devils (2001-2016, to Greater Western Ohio)

Cincinnati Hills League[edit]

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

Former members

Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference[edit]

Website: http://www.cmacstats.com/

Former members

  • Cincinnati Withrow Tigers (2007–14)

Cross County Conference[edit]

The conference was originally the Darke County League, begun in either the 1920s or early 1930's, and renamed itself after most of the Wayne Trace League merged with the DCL in 1978. Website: http://www.crosscountyconference.com/

Former members

  • Union City Eastside Eagles (193?-59, consolidated into Mississinawa Valley)
  • Painter Creek Franklin Township Falcons (193?-64, consolidated into Franklin Monroe)
  • Gettysburg Cardinals (193?-73?, consolidated into Greenville)
  • Hollansburg Hawks (193?-55, consolidated into Westmont)
  • Hunchberger Corners Jackson Blue Jays (193?-59, consolidated into Mississinawa Valley)
  • Pitsburg Monroe Township Pirates (193?-64, consolidated into Franklin Monroe)
  • New Madison Mohawks (193?-73, consolidated into Tri-Village)
  • Palestine Eagles (193?-55, consolidated into Westmont)
  • Versailles Tigers (193?-41, 1951–73)
  • Hollansburg Westmont Wildcats (1955–73, consolidated into Tri-Village)
  • Camden Preble-Shawnee Arrows (1978–84)
  • Anna Rockets (football only, 2001–05)

Dayton City League[edit]

Dayton high schools were part of the Southwest Ohio Public League from 2002 to 2007, and will play football in the same conference beginning in 2015.

Former members (all closed)

  • Dayton Kiser Panthers (1908-1982)
  • Dayton Steele Lions (1908-1940)
  • Dayton Patterson Beavers (1922-2009)
  • Dayton Roosevelt Roughriders (1923-1975)
  • Dayton Colonel White Cougars (1929-2007)
  • Dayton Fairview Bulldogs (1933-1982)
  • Dayton Roth Falcons (1959-1982)
  • Dayton Wilbur Wright Pilots (1940-1982)

Eastern Cincinnati Conference[edit]

The Eastern Cincinnati Conference comprises teams mostly from larger schools in eastern Hamilton County and nearby counties in Greater Cincinnati. http://eccsports.com/

Former Member

  • Cincinnati Glen Este Trojans (2012-2017, consolidated into West Clermont)

Greater Catholic League[edit]

Beginning with the 2013-14 Academic year, The GCL experienced a restructuring over the summer. The Co-ed schools merged into one division, and the Girls Greater Catholic League was merged into the GCL.[3]

Conference Website: GCL Co-ed, GCL South

North (Co-Ed)

Central (Co-Ed)

South (Boys)

South (Girls)

Former members

Greater Miami Conference[edit]

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

Former schools

  • Hamilton Garfield Griffins (1966–80, consolidated into Hamilton)
  • Miamisburg Vikings (1966–67)
  • Hamilton Taft Tigers (1966–80, consolidated into Hamilton)
  • West Chester Lakota Thunderbirds (1980–97, split into Lakota East & Lakota West)
  • Lima Spartans (1980-2000)
  • Milford Eagles (1989-2007)

Greater Western Ohio Conference[edit]

The GWOC was formed in 2001 as a merger of the Western Ohio League and Greater Miami Valley Conference.

The conference is divided into two leagues of two divisions each. For baseball, basketball, bowling, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball all league games count in the conference standings for determining a GWOC divisional champion. Cheerleading, cross country, golf, swimming, track, and wrestling determine their divisional championships by a GWOC conference tournament. Football only counts divisional played games in the conference standings and those games are used for determining the four divisional champions.

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

National League[edit]

East Division

West Division

American League[edit]

North Division

South Division

Divisional Alignments[edit]

2001-06 2006-16 2016
National American
East West Central North South East West North South
Beavercreek Butler Beavercreek Butler Fairborn Beavercreek Lebanon Butler Fairborn
Centerville Greenville (2001-05) Centerville Greenville (2010-16) Lebanon Centerville Miamisburg Greenville Stebbins
Fairmont Northmont Fairmont Piqua Miamisburg Fairmont Northmont Piqua Trotwood
Springfield North Piqua Northmont Sidney Springboro Springfield Springboro Sidney West Carrollton
Springfield South Sidney Springfield North (2006-08) Trotwood-Madison West Carrollton (2010-16) Wayne Tippecanoe Xenia
Wayne Trotwood-Madison Springfield South/Springfield Troy Xenia Troy
Xenia Troy Wayne

Former Schools

  • Springfield North Panthers (2001–08, consolidated into Springfield)
  • Springfield South Wildcats (2001–08, consolidated into Springfield)


Metro Buckeye Conference[edit]

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

Former members

  • Fairfield Cincinnati Christian Cougars (1998-2005, to Miami Valley Conference)
  • Springboro Ridgeville Christian Lions (2000–07, school closed)
  • Sidney Lehman Catholic Cavaliers (football only, left in 2012)
  • Fort Loramie Redskins (football only, left in 2012)

Miami Valley Conference[edit]

Conference Website: http://miamivalleyconference.org/

Scarlet Division

Gray Division

Football Divisions beginning in 2019[edit]

Scarlet Division

  • Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
  • Norwood
  • Dayton Christian
  • Purcell Marian
  • Roger Bacon
  • Summit Country Day

Gray Division

  • Cincinnati Country Day
  • Clark Montessori
  • Lockland
  • Miami Valley Christian Academy
  • New Miami
  • North College Hill
  • Lockland
  • St. Bernard

Former members

  • Cincinnati Landmark Christian Eagles (1984-2004, school closed)
  • Batavia Bulldogs (1985–89)

Future members[4]

  • Cincinnati Purcell Marian Cavaliers (2019) (Scarlet Division) Football Only
  • St. Bernard Roger Bacon Spartans (2019) (Scarlet Division) Football Only

Miami Valley League[5][edit]

Ohio Heritage Conference[edit]

North Division

South Division

Shelby County Athletic League[edit]

Former members

  • Plattsville Green Township Griffins (pre-1940-51, consolidated into Fairlawn)
  • McCartysville Mustangs (pre-1940-49, consolidated into Anna)
  • Pemberton Perry Township Panthers (pre-1940-51, consolidated into Fairlawn)

Southern Buckeye Athletic/Academic Conference[edit]

The conference was formed as the Clermont County League in 1919, and changed their name to the Southern Buckeye in 1987. Conference Website: http://www.sbaac.net/

American Division

National Division

Former Members

  • Batavia Amelia Barons (1919–85, 2010-2017, consolidated into West Clermont)
  • Loveland Tigers (1919–36, 1995–97)
  • Milford Eagles (1919–57)
  • Moscow Bears (1928–59, consolidated into New Richmond)
  • Cincinnati Glen Este Trojans (1965–67)
  • Cincinnati North College Hill Trojans (1987–92)
  • Norwood Indians (2012-2017)
  • Hillsboro Indians (1993-2003)
  • Greenfield McClain Tigers (2001–03)

Southwest Ohio Conference[edit]

Conference website: http://www.swocsports.com/

Former members

Southwest Ohio Public League[edit]

This is the second incarnation of the SWOPL, which will include Cincinnati Metro schools, Dayton City schools, and the football-playing public schools of the OVAL. The first incarnation of the league was formed by the Dayton City League, who had been losing schools to consolidation, and the Queen City Conference, who had lost almost all of the suburban schools to other conferences. The league only lasted five years, as travel concerns, particularly I-75 rush hour traffic, trumped the lack of in-city opponents. The new version of the league is for varsity football only, which should alleviate travel problems.

Football-Only League (2015-)[edit]

Divisions are current for the 2017 season.[7]

American Division

National Division

  • Cincinnati Aiken Falcons (2015-)
  • Dayton Belmont Bison (2015-)
  • Cincinnati Cincinnati College Prep Lions (2015-)
  • Cincinnati Gamble Montessori Gators (2015-)
  • Dayton Ponitz Career Technology Center Golden Panthers (2015-)
  • Cincinnati Riverview East Academy Hawks (2015-16, 2017-)
  • Cincinnati Woodward Bulldogs (2015-)

2002-07 League[edit]

American Division

  • Dayton Colonel White Cougars (2002–07, consolidated into Thurgood Marshall)
  • Dayton Dunbar Wolverines (2002–07)
  • Cincinnati Hughes Center Big Red (2002–07)
  • Cincinnati Taft Senators (2002–07, played in National Division 2002-03, 2005–06)
  • Cincinnati Western Hills Mustangs (2002–07)
  • Cincinnati Withrow Tigers (2002–07)

National Division

Former members Both teams played in the American Division while in SWOPL play. Both left for the Fort Ancient Valley Conference

Southwestern Buckeye League[edit]


Southwestern Division (Bigger Schools)[edit]

Buckeye Division (Small schools)[edit]

Former Members

Defunct conferences[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]