Northwest Ohio Realignment

chs1971

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It stings a bit, I get that but let Maumee just enjoy the new environment? Time will tell. Personally, i would like to see the TCL disband and each school find its own fit. I think the NBC would be a good fit for the Eastside, Bow Wow and Rogers. Scott, Wootward to the TAAC. Start maybe to the a reformed TRAC or NLL. Or just get off the pot and form IB's mega conference.
It's one school district. I don't see the district administration or board casting them adrift. Together they have something. On their own most will sink.
 

green_genes

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Not right.

Other school options are not poaching evenly across the Maumee student population. They''re recruiting from the top, athletically and academically. Most of the other schools in the NBC are isolated from that. They lose onsey-twosy, not half a team's worth. So no, it's not about just town or student population.

I liked Maumee in the NLL. It's a change, sure. It's a nice fit. Small town, mostly blue collar, though pemberville getting yuppied up. There's some solid teams, good coaching, as good as the TRACor NLL in major sports in MY uneducated judgement. Their kids play the games as well as the NLL and TRAC kids, without generally the depth of team or top talent.

It stings a bit, I get that but let Maumee just enjoy the new environment? Time will tell. Personally, i would like to see the TCL disband and each school find its own fit. I think the NBC would be a good fit for the Eastside, Bow Wow and Rogers. Scott, Wootward to the TAAC. Start maybe to the a reformed TRAC or NLL. Or just get off the pot and form IB's mega conference.

That's a good point about Maumee. Woodmore lost 2 D1 football recruits in the past few years, and I'm pretty sure Eastwood's best basketball player lives in the Woodmore district. Lose a few kids like that and your whole athletic program suffers.
 

Smalls

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That's a good point about Maumee. Woodmore lost 2 D1 football recruits in the past few years, and I'm pretty sure Eastwood's best basketball player lives in the Woodmore district. Lose a few kids like that and your whole athletic program suffers.

Beyond the 2 D1 football guys they also lost a real good football/baseball guy in Andrew Parker in that same class. Pretty sure he was an All State football player at Central. So Woodmore lost their top 3 athletes from one class - 1 to Genoa and 2 to Central Catholic.

Doesn't happen every year, but the impact is huge for several years.
 

Smalls

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That's a good point about Maumee. Woodmore lost 2 D1 football recruits in the past few years, and I'm pretty sure Eastwood's best basketball player lives in the Woodmore district. Lose a few kids like that and your whole athletic program suffers.

A couple of Eastwood's better basketball players ended up at Rossford.
 

green_genes

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A couple of Eastwood's better basketball players ended up at Rossford.
True. Lost a couple of very good volleyball players to Lake, as well.

Andrew Bench at Woodmore and Jase Bowen at Lake probably changes the standings a bit in the NBC over the past decade, though: or Burks and the Durdens staying at Rossford.
 

Smalls

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With one of them returning to Eastwood.

I had heard that was a possibility. He will make Eastwood better, but surprised he would want to leave Rossford. Seemed like there was going to be a lot of minutes opened up with Croom graduating, plus a lot of talent coming back. Rossford's young guys will need to develop fast if they want to be as good as the last 2 years.
 

Maumee20

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Here are some area news and notes I have heard at the watercooler I would like to share with all of you related to a handful of area programs for this upcoming season.

1. St Francis - School officials are very surprised about losing a couple athletes and coaches to other programs. Bruce is a 1 year interim deal. They have their eyes on another area Head Coach and just want to see how he does in 2021. This could be a shocker come December.

2. Whitmer - Heard Open Enrollment has really done wonders for them. Expect a 3 horse race between Central, Findlay and Whitmer for the Trac this fall.

3. Northwood - Look out for a very under the radar conference change.

4. Oregon Clay - Heard they had a Assistant Coach leave after the first day of group activity. This person does business with the NFL regarding offensive game plan strategy and analytics. Not a good look for a struggling program.

5. Lake - Surprise team to compete in NBC. Heard their passing game is going to both shock and light up that Conference. Competition for Ostego?

6. Napolean & BG - Heard the NLL may not need to worry about being at 11 teams. They think they will get to 8 on their own.

Anyways just random tidbits I have heard I thought you guys would enjoy.
 

BGSUGrad

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I would also add that Woodmore lost all-league football player Gage Might to Eastwood as well. Hell, it seems if they could keep everyone in district they might win state lol
 

jafo

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The Village Reporter has an article stating that Swanton and Evergreen will remain in the NWOAL "for the time being ".
 

smurfyeah19

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I would also add that Woodmore lost all-league football player Gage Might to Eastwood as well. Hell, it seems if they could keep everyone in district they might win state lol
Well it's why I posted that long comment about both them and Maumee needing to leave. If your extracurriculars are so bad that a child needs to go to a neighboring district for an education then you have a real problem on your hands.
 

RollingTrain

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Here are some area news and notes I have heard at the watercooler I would like to share with all of you related to a handful of area programs for this upcoming season.

1. St Francis - School officials are very surprised about losing a couple athletes and coaches to other programs. Bruce is a 1 year interim deal. They have their eyes on another area Head Coach and just want to see how he does in 2021. This could be a shocker come December.

2. Whitmer - Heard Open Enrollment has really done wonders for them. Expect a 3 horse race between Central, Findlay and Whitmer for the Trac this fall.

3. Northwood - Look out for a very under the radar conference change.

4. Oregon Clay - Heard they had a Assistant Coach leave after the first day of group activity. This person does business with the NFL regarding offensive game plan strategy and analytics. Not a good look for a struggling program.

5. Lake - Surprise team to compete in NBC. Heard their passing game is going to both shock and light up that Conference. Competition for Ostego?

6. Napolean & BG - Heard the NLL may not need to worry about being at 11 teams. They think they will get to 8 on their own.

Anyways just random tidbits I have heard I thought you guys would enjoy.
Northwood to the SBC River?
 

chs1971

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Here are some area news and notes I have heard at the watercooler I would like to share with all of you related to a handful of area programs for this upcoming season.


6. Napolean & BG - Heard the NLL may not need to worry about being at 11 teams. They think they will get to 8 on their own.

Anyways just random tidbits I have heard I thought you guys would enjoy.
Where do they go, and who is the third to leave?

Maybe it's this eight.

Northview
Springfield
Clay
Ross
Southview
BG
Columbian
Napoleon
 
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5. Lake - Surprise team to compete in NBC. Heard their passing game is going to both shock and light up that Conference. Competition for Ostego?
This had me curious. They lost their top two athletes and offensive players from a year ago in Saffran and Delventhal. I think the Hayward kid is back who played slot last year and a little QB when Saffran was split out. Not sure whos going to be throwing and catching for them to even come close to competing with Otsego. With their OOC schedule I wouldnt be shocked to see them in the 2-4 win range.
 

green_genes

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I had heard that was a possibility. He will make Eastwood better, but surprised he would want to leave Rossford. Seemed like there was going to be a lot of minutes opened up with Croom graduating, plus a lot of talent coming back. Rossford's young guys will need to develop fast if they want to be as good as the last 2 years.

This had me curious. They lost their top two athletes and offensive players from a year ago in Saffran and Delventhal. I think the Hayward kid is back who played slot last year and a little QB when Saffran was split out. Not sure whos going to be throwing and catching for them to even come close to competing with Otsego. With their OOC schedule I wouldnt be shocked to see them in the 2-4 win range.
Maybe they found Olwin's old playbook in the locker room?
 

BGSUGrad

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Well it's why I posted that long comment about both them and Maumee needing to leave. If your extracurriculars are so bad that a child needs to go to a neighboring district for an education then you have a real problem on your hands.
Well there in lies the catch, did they leave for education or for sports?
I have no idea what academic offerings Woodmore has or does not have. But, if they simply jumped shipping to play on better sports teams, that a bummer. They could have looked at each other in JR and said let’s make Woodmore great! Stuck together and done something special as a group. Instead they all found individual success at other places, but did those other place care about it as much?
 

irish_buffalo

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Well there in lies the catch, did they leave for education or for sports?
I have no idea what academic offerings Woodmore has or does not have. But, if they simply jumped shipping to play on better sports teams, that a bummer. They could have looked at each other in JR and said let’s make Woodmore great! Stuck together and done something special as a group. Instead they all found individual success at other places, but did those other place care about it as much?
Maumee did the exact same. The old losers code mantra of "if only we were in X league we could compete." Be careful what you wish for because the NBC was already good in football and with the two additions just got better.

I love Napoleon's stance on the matter. They have essentially been the little guy on the block since their GLL days and they ain't flinching. You can complain about your lot in life or change the culture and compete.

I even managed to get a Skywalker quote in there. ;)
 

jafo

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Maumee did the exact same. The old losers code mantra of "if only we were in X league we could compete." Be careful what you wish for because the NBC was already good in football and with the two additions just got better.

I love Napoleon's stance on the matter. They have essentially been the little guy on the block since their GLL days and they ain't flinching. You can complain about your lot in life or change the culture and compete.

I even managed to get a Skywalker quote in there. ;)
This is why I don't believe the NLL is thinking they will get down to 8 teams.
 

smurfyeah19

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This is why I don't believe the NLL is thinking they will get down to 8 teams.
Honestly I believe they thought Napoleon would be that person who realized no one wanted them at the party anymore and leave themselves. Instead they came out guns blazing and now the NLL is in pure panic mode with 11
 

chs1971

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Honestly I believe they thought Napoleon would be that person who realized no one wanted them at the party anymore and leave themselves. Instead they came out guns blazing and now the NLL is in pure panic mode with 11
There's no place for Napoleon to go. Everybody knows that.

BG might go, but the SBC Lake is a long drive away and the SBC has it's own scheduling problems.
 
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eastisbest

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11-2 = 9

I probably missed the explaination but how does NLL get to 8? Oh and someone tell St Francis I'm not ready yet. I need another year to practice my scowl, they should try to keep Grad for two years.
 

doubtme

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Where do they go, and who is the third to leave?

Maybe it's this eight.

Northview
Springfield
Clay
Ross
Southview
BG
Columbian
Napoleon
That is a nice league... I just can't see Columbian leaving the SBC unless kicked to the curb though
 

chs1971

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Well there in lies the catch, did they leave for education or for sports?
I have no idea what academic offerings Woodmore has or does not have. But, if they simply jumped shipping to play on better sports teams, that a bummer. They could have looked at each other in JR and said let’s make Woodmore great! Stuck together and done something special as a group. Instead they all found individual success at other places, but did those other place care about it as much?
No one leaves for academics.
 
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