New Riegel HS Principal Justin Johnson in a Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune story (8-16-17) at the school’s BOE Meeting:
He reported that Hopewell-Loudon has been accepted into the Sandusky Bay Conference starting the 2019-20 academic year while approval was granted to Shelby to exit the conference after the upcoming school year.
(8-17-17) High School athletic conferences in northwest Ohio remain unstable, this time two conferences will be facing changes. The Blanchard Valley Conference and the ever-changing Sandusky Bay Conference, if the Hopewell-Loudon BOE approves the move at its next meeting.
The Chieftians will most likely join the SBC’s River Division:
- Tiffin Calvert
- Sandusky St. Mary’s
- Fremont St. Joseph
- New Riegel
- Old Fort
Hopewell-Loudon, who joined the BVC in 2014, would be the second school to leave the BVC in less than five years, Hardin Northern left in 2014.
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Shelby, after this season, now will be in different conferences over three years, disbanded Northern Ohio League, Sandusky Bay Conference and now the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference after their early release from the SBC.