New OHSAA Divisions

NEWS RELEASE – Ohio High School Athletic Association
Executive Director Doug Ute


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For Immediate Release – June 12, 2024
Contact –
Tim Stried, Director of Media Relations, tstried@ohsaa.org

OHSAA Approves 14 Fall and Winter Sports Requests from 11 Schools to Move up Division I

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors has approved 14 requests from 11 schools to move up to Division I in specific fall and winter sports for the 2024-25 school year. The requests were made possible by the passage of Referendum Item 1B that OHSAA member schools passed earlier this spring, which permits schools to request to move up to Division I on a sport-by-sport basis for one school year.

The movement results in a total of 24 adjustments in divisional placements across seven fall and winter sports, which includes several Division I schools moving down to Division II in specific sports.

Football
Westerville Central moves to D1
No schools move down to D2 as number of teams in D1 still rounds to 10%

Boys Soccer
Cincinnati Elder moves to D1
Columbus St. Charles moves to D1
Cincinnati Sycamore moves to D2
Cleveland Heights moves to D2

Girls Soccer
Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit moves to D1
Westerville South moves to D2
No changes to representation in D1 or D2

Girls Volleyball
Cleveland St. Joseph Academy moves to D1
Rocky River Magnificat moves to D1
Parma Normandy moves to D2
Pataskala Watkins Memorial moves to D2

WINTER SPORTS
Boys Basketball

Cincinnati Elder moves to D1
Thomas Worthington moves to D2

Girls Basketball:
Cincinnati Seton moves to D1
Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame moves to D1
 
Why didn’t Hoban or Massillon request to move up in Football? Hoban was one of the biggest factors in the “private schools recruiting” complaints being made, not that Massillon isn’t just as guilty of recruiting.
 
Why didn’t Hoban or Massillon request to move up in Football? Hoban was one of the biggest factors in the “private schools recruiting” complaints being made, not that Massillon isn’t just as guilty of recruiting.
I agree. With their past success against each other and St Ed’s why would they be happy with the D2 trophy.
 
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