Northwest Conference (OHSAA)

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Northwest Conference
ClassificationOHSAA Division III-IV, Football Divisions IV-VI
Region Ohio
Sports fielded7 Boys, 5 Girls
Founded1947
No. of members9
 
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Northwest Conference
ClassificationOHSAA Division III-IV, Football Divisions IV-VI
Region Ohio
Sports fielded7 Boys, 5 Girls
Founded1947
No. of members9

The Northwest Conference is an OHSAA athletic league located in northwest Ohio and includes schools in Allen, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, and Van Wert counties. The NWC originally formed in 1947. The Northwest Conference currently awards championships in 10 Varsity sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf (boys), softball, soccer (girls), track, volleyball, and wrestling.

Current members[edit]

Northwest Conference Map.PNG
SchoolNicknameLocationColors
AdaBulldogsAdaPurple, Gold
         
Allen EastMustangsLafayetteRoyal Blue, White
         
BlufftonPiratesBlufftonRed, White
         
Columbus GroveBulldogsColumbus GroveScarlet, Gray
         
CrestviewKnightsConvoyBlue, Red
         
JeffersonWildcatsDelphosRed, White
         
LincolnviewLancersVan WertBlue, Gold
         
PauldingPanthersPauldingMaroon, White
         
SpencervilleBearcatsSpencervilleBlack, White
         

Former members[edit]

High SchoolLocationJoined NWCTenure of MembershipCharter MemberCurrent League(s)
Bath High SchoolLima, Ohio19641964-1966NoWestern Buckeye League
Elida High SchoolLima, Ohio19471947-1972YesWestern Buckeye League
Forest High SchoolForest, Ohio19471947-1962YesBlanchard Valley Conference (as part of Riverdale HS)
Leipsic High SchoolLeipsic, Ohio19621962-1964NoBlanchard Valley Conference, Putnam County League
Lima Central Catholic High SchoolLima, Ohio20062006-2013NoIndependent
North Baltimore High SchoolNorth Baltimore, Ohio19671967-1969NoMidland Athletic League
Ottawa-Glandorf High SchoolOttawa, Ohio19641964-1967NoWestern Buckeye League
Pandora-Gilboa High SchoolPandora, Ohio19471947-1966YesBlanchard Valley Conference, Putnam County League
Perry High SchoolLima, Ohio19661966-2004NoNorthwest Central Conference
Shawnee High SchoolLima, Ohio19471947-1953YesWestern Buckeye League
Upper Scioto Valley High SchoolMcGuffey, Ohio19781978-2001NoNorthwest Central Conference

Membership Timeline[edit]

History[edit]

1947-1949[edit]

1950-1959[edit]

1960-1969[edit]

Lincolnview entered conference for the 1965-66 season, basketball only. Lincolnview never fielded a football program.

1970-1979[edit]

1980-1989[edit]

1990-1999[edit]

2000-2009[edit]

2010-Present[edit]

Notable Conference Rivalries[edit]

Out of Conference Rivalries[edit]


per ohsaa schedules: Ada and Hardin Northern no longer play and Allen East and Lima Bath no longer play.

External links[edit]