Only A Small Number

4GX

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The OHSAA has been in existence since 1907 (and held its first OHSAA-sponsored state championship event-- in track-- the next year, 1908). Only a small number of schools have ever won an OHSAA football championship (probably less than 100, considering there have only been ~245 championships awarded in 50 years, and ~10 schools have more than 80 of those titles between them, when you tally up Ig, MSML, Moeller, NC, Versailles, Coldwater, Kirtland, Mooney, SVSM, Hoban, Ed), relative to the very large number of high schools in the state (~700).

But, when you consider all of the many other OHSAA-sanctioned sports, many more schools have won a title in one sport or another-- say baseball, or track, or softball, or volleyball, or one of the more than a dozen OHSAA-sanctioned sports state championships-- so most schools have won something in an OHSAA state championship tournament. There are probably not many schools that have not won at least one OHSAA-sanctioned state championship; of that likely small number, one would imagine that most of those schools are relative newcomers--and thus have not had many years of competition, to win an OHSAA state championship. It makes me wonder, how many Ohio high schools that have been in existence since the OHSAA's founding in 1907 have yet to win an OHSAA-sanctioned state title? I would think that it is a relatively small number of those ~700 high schools in Ohio. I'd guess that less than ~100 of the current schools have never won an OHSAA state championship tournament of some sort.
 

Raidian70

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I have a hard time believing that there are only 4. I searched 5 schools and 4 of them were not on the list. I can't believe that I was able to guess that many right off the top of my head.
 

4GX

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There’s about 820 schools in the OHSAA . Over 200 have not won an OHSAA team state championship.
There seems to be a discrepancy in the data being reported-- I don't know who's correct, but GoingCoastal's data reference seems to suggest that there are 611 schools, with only 4 that have not ever won a team OHSAA state championship of some sort-- but then, your post indicates that there are over 800 schools, with over 200 that have never won such a championship... the first discrepancy would seem to be with the total number of high schools in Ohio-- perhaps the difference has to do with how many Ohio high schools (611, 820, some other number) have actually been around since the OHSAA started holding championships in 1908...
 

GoingCoastal

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There seems to be a discrepancy in the data being reported-- I don't know who's correct, but GoingCoastal's data reference seems to suggest that there are 611 schools, with only 4 that have not ever won a team OHSAA state championship of some sort-- but then, your post indicates that there are over 800 schools, with over 200 that have never won such a championship... the first discrepancy would seem to be with the total number of high schools in Ohio-- perhaps the difference has to do with how many Ohio high schools (611, 820, some other number) have actually been around since the OHSAA started holding championships in 1908...
I think that the 4 teams shown with no championships slipped in inadvertently, as the OHSAA webpage says, "Listed below is an alphabetized list of schools that have won OHSAA team state championships in any sport." I believe their intent was to display only those schools with one or more championships. So, it's entirely possible that there is a large number of schools that have never won a championship.
 

hammer89

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My alma matter, Sidney, has been around for a long time, but just won their first OHSAA team title a few years ago in Bowling.
 

Mackinbiner

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Massillon is the one that comes to mind. They have never won one.

Why not name names and start making a list? Name a school and everyone can provide information as to whether or not they have won one.

Hopefully, skins aren't so thin that this topic can't even be brought up.
 

algernonsidney

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Here are some schools that have zero OHSAA team titles:

Rayland Buckeye Local
Wintersville Indian Creek
Richmond Edison Local
Cadiz Harrison Central
Wellsville
East Liverpool Beaver Local
Belmont Union Local
Martins Ferry
Bellaire
Hannibal River
Beallsville
Salineville Southern Local
 

bluepride1990

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Marysville been around a long time and first team title is not OHSAA recognize as the girls wrestling winning the Coaches Association girls state tournament last season is first team title. Several individual titles in wrestling, golf and I think a t&f event.

I think there are more schools without team tittles then with.
 

Mr. Slippery

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Off the top of my head in my county:
I can think of 5 out of 20 still in existence that never won a sanctioned team title (was 6 prior to this fall), nevermind the several others that did not win anything pre-consolidation/closure. At least 1 won a title pre-consolidation, but the consolidated descendent has yet to win a team title. However, I'd credit the predecessor's title as belonging to the consolidated school.
 
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dhsdog06

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Pretty sure Montpelier has been around that long, and unless I'm missing one, has never won a title in anything.

Others in my general area that either have none or I'm not sure about (if anyone has info proving they have, feel free to update)- Edon, North Central, Stryker, Fayette, Evergreen, Swanton, Continental, Ottoville, Pandora-Gilboa.
 

Irwin20

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West Clermont has never won one, but they’ve only existed about 4-5 years. Not sure if the consolidated Glen Este and Amelia ever did. I’ll have to check.

Followup, Amelia won a baseball title, Glen Este was shutout.
 

USA70PP

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Off the top of my head in my county:
I can think of 5 out of 20 still in existence that never won a sanctioned team title (would be 6, but 1 just won in the fall), nevermind the several others that did not win anything pre-consolidation/closure. At least 1 won a title pre-consolidation, but the consolidated descendent has yet to win a team title. However, I've counted the predecessor's title as belonging to the consolidated school.
A few years ago, on JJ, a similar thing came up with Buckeye Valley. At the time they had not won a state title and it was generally felt that Bellpoint winning basketball titles pre-consolidation into what eventually became Buckeye Valley should count as a title won for BV.
 

EagleFan

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My list of schools with no team OHSAA tournament titles. I tried to purge the closed, club, and non-OHSAA schools.

Cincinnati Aiken
Willoughby Andrews Osborne Academy
Ansonia
Arcadia
The Plains Athens
Avon
Beallsville
East Liverpool Beaver Local
Columbus Beechcroft
Bellaire
Bellbrook
Bellefontaine
Bellefontaine Benjamin Logan
Berkshire
Bethel-Tate
Sullivan Black River
Blanchester
Bloomfield
Toledo Bowsher
Columbus Briggs
Bristolville Bristol
Brooklyn
Sheffield Brookside
Lyndhurst Brush
Medina Buckeye
Rayland Buckeye Local
Delaware Buckeye Valley
Canton South
Carlisle
Carrollton
Cedarville
Kidron Central Christian
Grove City Central Crossing
Youngstown Chaney
Chesapeake
Fairfield Cincinnati Christian
Cincinnati College Prep
Cincinnati Clark Montessori
Batavia Clermont Northeastern
Cleveland School of the Arts
Lodi Cloverleaf
Columbia Station Columbia
Tiffin Columbian
Columbus North International
Bowerston Conotton Valley
Continental
Covington
Columbiana Crestview
Cristo Rey Columbus
Lakeside Danbury
Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant
Delaware Christian School
Cincinnati DePaul Cristo Rey
Sabina East Clinton
East Dayton Christian
Howard East Knox
East Liverpool
East Palestine
Beaver Eastern
Winchester Eastern
Trenton Edgewood
Richmond Edison
Edon
Marion Elgin
Bloomdale Elmwood
Emmanuel Christian
Metamora Evergreen
Lancaster Fairfield Christian
Leesburg Fairfield Local
Lancaster Fairfield Union
Proctorville Fairland
Sidney Fairlawn
Navarre Fairless
Fayette
Fayetteville
Stewart Federal Hocking
Felicity-Franklin
Beverly Fort Frye
Columbus Franklin Heights
Arcanum Franklin Monroe
Fredericktown
New Matamoras Frontier
Beachwood Fuchs Mizrachi
Gallipolis Gallia Academy
Cincinnati Gamble Montessori
Garrettsville Garfield
Geneva
New Boston Glenwood
Grand Valley
Granville Christian Academy
Franklin Furnace Green
Springfield Greenon
Grove City Christian
Groveport Madison
Harrison
Painesville Harvey
Delaware Hayes
Columbiana Heartland Christian
Cincinnati Hillcrest
Hilliard Bradley
Cleveland Horizon Science Academy
Columbus Horizon Science Academy
Houston
Chillicothe Huntington
Columbus Independence
Wintersville Indian Creek
Lewistown Indian Lake
Jackson
North Jackson Jackson-Milton
Cleveland Jane Addams
Jefferson Area
Kelleys Island
Akron Kenmore-Garfield
Kings Mills Kings
KIPP Columbus
Millbury Lake
Hartville Lake Center Christian School
North Ridgeville Lake Ridge Academy
Ashtabula Lakeside
Shaker Heights Laurel School
Morrow Little Miami
Logan
Circleville Logan Elm
London
Lorain
Warren Lordstown
Lowellville
Lucas
Rocky River Lutheran West
Lynchburg-Clay
Madison
Middletown Madison
Groveport Madison Christian
London Madison-Plains
Malvern
Manchester
Ashland Mapleton
Marietta
Columbus Marion-Franklin
Cleveland Martin Luther King Jr
Marysville
Maumee
Toledo Maumee Valley Country Day
Cleveland Max S. Hayes
Greenfield McClain
Sebring McKinley
Pomeroy Meigs
Cincinnati Mercy McAuley
Washington Court House Miami Trace
Cincinnati Miami Valley Christian Academy
Dayton Miami Valley School
Franklin Middletown Christian
Grafton Midview
Corning Miller
Millersport
West Milton Milton-Union
Minford
Union City Mississinawa Valley
Monroe
Montpelier
McConnelsville Morgan
Cincinnati Mount Healthy
Mount Vernon
New Paris National Trail
New Lexington
Hamilton New Miami
New Richmond
Newton Falls
Niles McKinley
Parma Normandy
Seaman North Adams
Pioneer North Central
North Ridgeville
Richwood North Union
Cleveland Northeast Ohio College Prep
Springfield Northeastern
Galion Northmor
Johnstown Northridge
Westerville Northside Christian
Cincinnati Northwest
McDermott Northwest
Northwood
Portsmouth Notre Dame
Oak Harbor
Delaware Olentangy Berlin
Elyria Open Door Christian
Ottoville
Akron Our Lady Of The Elms
Cincinnati Oyler
Pandora-Gilboa
Parma
Columbus Patriot Preparatory Academy
Peebles
Lima Perry
Perry
Duncan Falls Philo
Piketon
Port Clinton
West Portsmouth Portsmouth West
Camden Preble Shawnee
Put-In-Bay
Andover Pymatuning Valley
Mount Victory Ridgemont
West Lafayette Ridgewood
Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington
Rittman
Hannibal River
Bidwell River Valley
Mount Blanchard Riverdale
De Graff Riverside
Painesville Riverside
Cincinnati Riverview East
Ironton Rock Hill
Rootstown
Rossford
Magnolia Sandy Valley
Cincinnati School for Creative Performing Arts
Plain City Shekinah Christian
Sarahsville Shenandoah
Thornville Sheridan
Cincinnati Shroder
Smithville
Willoughby South
Greenwich South Central
Crown City South Gallia
South Point
Chillicothe Southeastern
Racine Southern
Salineville Southern
Spencerville
Springboro
Holland Springfield
New Middletown Springfield
St. Bernard-Elmwood Place
Ashtabula St. John
Cleveland St. Joseph Academy
Ironton St. Joseph Central
Fremont St. Joseph Central Catholic
Cleveland St. Martin De Porres
Dayton Stivers School for the Arts
Stryker
Swanton
Willow Wood Symmes Valley
Oxford Talawanda
Lima Temple Christian
Toledo Christian
Columbus Tree of Life Christian
Lewisburg Tri-County North
Glouster Trimble
Dresden Tri-Valley
Wooster Triway
Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley
Massillon Tuslaw
West Alexandria Twin Valley South
Belmont Union Local
Chillicothe Unioto
Hanoverton United Local
Utica
Youngstown Valley Christian
Vanlue
Vermilion
Powell Village Academy
McArthur Vinton County
Toledo Waite
Vincent Warren
Massillon Washington
Wellington
Wellston
Wellsville
West Carrollton
Batavia West Clermont
Chesterland West Geauga
Zanesville West Muskingum
West Union
Latham Western
Mount Orab Western Brown
Berlin Center Western Reserve
Collins Western Reserve
Westlake
Galloway Westland
Columbus Whetstone
Mowrystown Whiteoak
Toledo Whitmer
Cleveland Whitney Young
Willard
Wilmington
Windham
Bucyrus Wynford
Chillicothe Zane Trace
 

Gbulldog

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My list of schools with no team OHSAA tournament titles. I tried to purge the closed, club, and non-OHSAA schools.

Cincinnati Aiken
Willoughby Andrews Osborne Academy
Ansonia
Arcadia
The Plains Athens
Avon
Beallsville
East Liverpool Beaver Local
Columbus Beechcroft
Bellaire
Bellbrook
Bellefontaine
Bellefontaine Benjamin Logan
Berkshire
Bethel-Tate
Sullivan Black River
Blanchester
Bloomfield
Toledo Bowsher
Columbus Briggs
Bristolville Bristol
Brooklyn
Sheffield Brookside
Lyndhurst Brush
Medina Buckeye
Rayland Buckeye Local
Delaware Buckeye Valley
Canton South
Carlisle
Carrollton
Cedarville
Kidron Central Christian
Grove City Central Crossing
Youngstown Chaney
Chesapeake
Fairfield Cincinnati Christian
Cincinnati College Prep
Cincinnati Clark Montessori
Batavia Clermont Northeastern
Cleveland School of the Arts
Lodi Cloverleaf
Columbia Station Columbia
Tiffin Columbian
Columbus North International
Bowerston Conotton Valley
Continental
Covington
Columbiana Crestview
Cristo Rey Columbus
Lakeside Danbury
Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant
Delaware Christian School
Cincinnati DePaul Cristo Rey
Sabina East Clinton
East Dayton Christian
Howard East Knox
East Liverpool
East Palestine
Beaver Eastern
Winchester Eastern
Trenton Edgewood
Richmond Edison
Edon
Marion Elgin
Bloomdale Elmwood
Emmanuel Christian
Metamora Evergreen
Lancaster Fairfield Christian
Leesburg Fairfield Local
Lancaster Fairfield Union
Proctorville Fairland
Sidney Fairlawn
Navarre Fairless
Fayette
Fayetteville
Stewart Federal Hocking
Felicity-Franklin
Beverly Fort Frye
Columbus Franklin Heights
Arcanum Franklin Monroe
Fredericktown
New Matamoras Frontier
Beachwood Fuchs Mizrachi
Gallipolis Gallia Academy
Cincinnati Gamble Montessori
Garrettsville Garfield
Geneva
New Boston Glenwood
Grand Valley
Granville Christian Academy
Franklin Furnace Green
Springfield Greenon
Grove City Christian
Groveport Madison
Harrison
Painesville Harvey
Delaware Hayes
Columbiana Heartland Christian
Cincinnati Hillcrest
Hilliard Bradley
Cleveland Horizon Science Academy
Columbus Horizon Science Academy
Houston
Chillicothe Huntington
Columbus Independence
Wintersville Indian Creek
Lewistown Indian Lake
Jackson
North Jackson Jackson-Milton
Cleveland Jane Addams
Jefferson Area
Kelleys Island
Akron Kenmore-Garfield
Kings Mills Kings
KIPP Columbus
Millbury Lake
Hartville Lake Center Christian School
North Ridgeville Lake Ridge Academy
Ashtabula Lakeside
Shaker Heights Laurel School
Morrow Little Miami
Logan
Circleville Logan Elm
London
Lorain
Warren Lordstown
Lowellville
Lucas
Rocky River Lutheran West
Lynchburg-Clay
Madison
Middletown Madison
Groveport Madison Christian
London Madison-Plains
Malvern
Manchester
Ashland Mapleton
Marietta
Columbus Marion-Franklin
Cleveland Martin Luther King Jr
Marysville
Maumee
Toledo Maumee Valley Country Day
Cleveland Max S. Hayes
Greenfield McClain
Sebring McKinley
Pomeroy Meigs
Cincinnati Mercy McAuley
Washington Court House Miami Trace
Cincinnati Miami Valley Christian Academy
Dayton Miami Valley School
Franklin Middletown Christian
Grafton Midview
Corning Miller
Millersport
West Milton Milton-Union
Minford
Union City Mississinawa Valley
Monroe
Montpelier
McConnelsville Morgan
Cincinnati Mount Healthy
Mount Vernon
New Paris National Trail
New Lexington
Hamilton New Miami
New Richmond
Newton Falls
Niles McKinley
Parma Normandy
Seaman North Adams
Pioneer North Central
North Ridgeville
Richwood North Union
Cleveland Northeast Ohio College Prep
Springfield Northeastern
Galion Northmor
Johnstown Northridge
Westerville Northside Christian
Cincinnati Northwest
McDermott Northwest
Northwood
Portsmouth Notre Dame
Oak Harbor
Delaware Olentangy Berlin
Elyria Open Door Christian
Ottoville
Akron Our Lady Of The Elms
Cincinnati Oyler
Pandora-Gilboa
Parma
Columbus Patriot Preparatory Academy
Peebles
Lima Perry
Perry
Duncan Falls Philo
Piketon
Port Clinton
West Portsmouth Portsmouth West
Camden Preble Shawnee
Put-In-Bay
Andover Pymatuning Valley
Mount Victory Ridgemont
West Lafayette Ridgewood
Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington
Rittman
Hannibal River
Bidwell River Valley
Mount Blanchard Riverdale
De Graff Riverside
Painesville Riverside
Cincinnati Riverview East
Ironton Rock Hill
Rootstown
Rossford
Magnolia Sandy Valley
Cincinnati School for Creative Performing Arts
Plain City Shekinah Christian
Sarahsville Shenandoah
Thornville Sheridan
Cincinnati Shroder
Smithville
Willoughby South
Greenwich South Central
Crown City South Gallia
South Point
Chillicothe Southeastern
Racine Southern
Salineville Southern
Spencerville
Springboro
Holland Springfield
New Middletown Springfield
St. Bernard-Elmwood Place
Ashtabula St. John
Cleveland St. Joseph Academy
Ironton St. Joseph Central
Fremont St. Joseph Central Catholic
Cleveland St. Martin De Porres
Dayton Stivers School for the Arts
Stryker
Swanton
Willow Wood Symmes Valley
Oxford Talawanda
Lima Temple Christian
Toledo Christian
Columbus Tree of Life Christian
Lewisburg Tri-County North
Glouster Trimble
Dresden Tri-Valley
Wooster Triway
Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley
Massillon Tuslaw
West Alexandria Twin Valley South
Belmont Union Local
Chillicothe Unioto
Hanoverton United Local
Utica
Youngstown Valley Christian
Vanlue
Vermilion
Powell Village Academy
McArthur Vinton County
Toledo Waite
Vincent Warren
Massillon Washington
Wellington
Wellston
Wellsville
West Carrollton
Batavia West Clermont
Chesterland West Geauga
Zanesville West Muskingum
West Union
Latham Western
Mount Orab Western Brown
Berlin Center Western Reserve
Collins Western Reserve
Westlake
Galloway Westland
Columbus Whetstone
Mowrystown Whiteoak
Toledo Whitmer
Cleveland Whitney Young
Willard
Wilmington
Windham
Bucyrus Wynford
Chillicothe Zane Trace
Had to laugh at Put-In-Bay....~30 total students. How would they even have sports in the winter when the ferry's dont run
 

Bull GreenDog

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I didn't know Uniontown Lake or GlenOak had a state championship. So it looks like every Federal League school has at least one. Green's only state title is the boys team track championship in 1986. I wouldn't be surprised if Green gets a state championship in girls golf soon, that program has been consistently top 10 in the state for about 5 years now.
 

Gbulldog

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I didn't know Uniontown Lake or GlenOak had a state championship. So it looks like every Federal League school has at least one. Green's only state title is the boys team track championship in 1986. I wouldn't be surprised if Green gets a state championship in girls golf soon, that program has been consistently top 10 in the state for about 5 years now.
Wasnt GlenOaks in baseball?
 

umpire16

Active member
Keep in mind too that this list may include schools which have closed or consolidated. And they don’t list it by who it is now versus then. For example several of the Dayton schools like Roth and Roosevelt are long gone and some of the replacements have not won.
 

algernonsidney

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A few years ago, on JJ, a similar thing came up with Buckeye Valley. At the time they had not won a state title and it was generally felt that Bellpoint winning basketball titles pre-consolidation into what eventually became Buckeye Valley should count as a title won for BV.
That absolutely, positively does not count.
 

gneiss rocks

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I would have guessed Ottoville having a state championship in boys or girls basketball by now? I know they had some great teams over the years.
 
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