Southwestern Buckeye League

The Southwestern Buckeye League (SWBL) is an Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) sports conference made up of schools located in southwestern Ohio, mainly around the greater Dayton and Cincinnati areas. It was established in 1944.

Members

School Nickname Location Colors[1] Tenure
Southwestern Division
Bellbrook Golden Eagles Bellbrook Purple, Gold
         
1975-
Brookville Blue Devils Brookville Royal Blue, White
         
1959-
Eaton Eagles Eaton Purple, Gold
              
1947–72, 1982-
Franklin Wildcats Franklin Red, Black
         
2006-
Monroe Hornets Monroe Navy Blue, Gold
         
2006-
Oakwood Lumberjacks Dayton Blue, Gold
         
1953-
Valley View Spartans Germantown Navy Blue, White
         
1975-
Buckeye Division
Carlisle Indians Carlisle Red, Gray
         
1975-
Dixie Greyhounds New Lebanon Scarlet, Gray
         
1975-
Madison Mohawks Middletown Red, Black, White
              
1984-
Milton-Union Bulldogs West Milton Red, White, Black
              
1944–82, 2001-
Northridge Polar Bears Northridge (Montgomery Co.) Scarlet, Gray
         
1959-
Preble-Shawnee Arrows Camden Red, Black
         
1984-
Waynesville Spartans Waynesville Orange, Black, White
              
2001-

History

1940s

  • The SWBL was created in 1944 by charter members Vandalia Butler, Tippecanoe, Versailles, and Milton-Union.
  • West Carrollton and Eaton joined in 1947.

1950s

  • The league added Trotwood-Madison and Wilmington in during the 1950-51 school year, after which Versailles left along with Wilmington.
  • For the 1951-52 school year, the SWBL consisted of: Butler, Eaton, Milton-Union, Tippecanoe, Trotwood-Madison and West Carrollton.
  • In 1953, Randolph (Northmont) and Oakwood were added to bring the league total up to eight. Randolph would consolidate into Northmont in 1959, which took their place in the SWBL.
  • Brookville and Northridge were added in 1958 to make the SWBL a ten-member league.

1970s

  • After the 1971-72 school year, Eaton left and was replaced by Greenville.
  • A huge change came in 1975 when Butler, Northmont, Trotwood-Madison and West Carrollton left and were replaced by Bellbrook, Carlisle, Dixie, and Valley View.

1980s

  • After the 1981-82 school year, Milton-Union and Tippecanoe left with Greenville, who was replaced by the school they had replaced: Eaton.
  • In 1984, Madison and Preble-Shawnee both joined.

2000s

  • Milton-Union returned in 2001 with Waynesville and the SWBL split into two six-team divisions. The Southwestern Division consisted of Bellbrook, Eaton, Milton-Union, Oakwood, Preble-Shawnee, and Valley View; while the Buckeye Division was made up of Brookville, Carlisle, Dixie, Madison, Northridge, and Waynesville.
  • In 2006, Franklin and Monroe bring the league total up to 14.

Former members

References

Southwestern Buckeye League home

  1. OHSAA Member Schools Archived November 25, 2010, at the Wayback Machine, last accessed 17 August 2011
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