Southwestern Conference (Ohio)

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The Southwestern Conference is an OHSAA-sponsored athletic league whose members are located in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties, mainly southwest of the city of Cleveland. The league was formed in 1937.[1]

Current members[edit]

League members for the 2015-16 school year.
School Nickname Location Colors Joined
Amherst Steele Comets Amherst Forest Green & Gold
Avon Eagles Avon Purple & Gold
Avon Lake Shoremen Avon Lake Maroon & Gold
Berea-Midpark Titans Berea Blue & Orange
Lakewood Rangers Lakewood Purple & Gold
Midview Middies Grafton Blue & Silver
North Olmsted Eagles North Olmsted Orange & Black
North Ridgeville Rangers North Ridgeville Blue& Gold
Olmsted Falls Bulldogs Olmsted Falls Navy Blue & Gold
Westlake Demons Westlake Forest Green & White


  • For the 2013-2014 school year, Midpark High School merged with Berea High School to form the Berea-Midpark Titans. The Berea High School building will be used for grades 10-12, with Midpark becoming a middle school for grades 7-9.[6]
  • Avon High School was approved to join the SWC in 2015-16 to accommodate the Berea-Midpark merger.[7]
  • Lakewood and Midview will also join the SWC in 2015-16.[8]
  • In September 2013, Brecksville-Broadview Heights was invited to join the Suburban League for the 2015-16 school year, which they accepted after a board vote.[9]
  • In October 2013, North Ridgeville agreed to join the SWC as a replacement for Brecksville-Broadview Heights in 2015-16.[10]

Former members[edit]

  • Rocky River Pirates (1937–2005)
  • Oberlin Indians (1937–1964)
  • Fairview Warriors (1940–2005)
  • Lorain Clearview Clippers (1945–1954)
  • Wellington Dukes (1945–1954)
  • Medina Bees (1947–1986)
  • Bay Rockets (1954–2005)
  • Berea Braves (2005–2013; consolidated into Berea-Midpark)
  • Middleburg Heights Midpark Meteors (2005–2013; consolidated into Berea-Midpark)
  • Brecksville-Broadview Heights Bees (2005–2015)