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(5-11-18) An old conference returns to the Stateline area, the Miami Valley League will be reborn during the 2019-2020 school year.

The league was first founded in 1926 and five charter members will be a part of the reborn conference, Greenville, Piqua, Sideney, Troy and Xenia.

courtesy Wikipedia

Miami Valley League

The Miami Valley League began competition during the 1926–27 school year, when the MVL held its first league championship in track. Football and basketball began with the 1927–28 school year. The league operated through the 1974–75 school year, when the three long-time members of the league formed the Miami Central Conference with similar-sized schools.

  • Greenville Green Wave (1926–72, to Southwestern Buckeye League)
  • Miamisburg Vikings (1926–66, to Greater Miami Conference, 1967–75, to Miami Central Conference)
  • Piqua Indians (1926–75, to Miami Central Conference)
  • Sidney Yellow Jackets (1926–75, to Miami Central Conference)
  • Tippecanoe Red Devils (1926–27, to Miami County League)
  • Troy Trojans (1926–68, to Western Ohio League)
  • Xenia Buccaneers (1926–64, to Western Ohio League)
  • Dayton Fairview Bulldogs (1930–33, to Dayton City League)
  • Fairmont West Dragons (1932–64, Fairmont before 1963, to Western Ohio League)
  • Oakwood Lumberjacks (1948–53, to Southwestern Buckeye League)
  • Fairborn Flyers (1954–64, to Western Ohio League)
  • Lima Central Catholic T-Birds (1969–75)
  • Bellefontaine Chieftains (1966–74, to Central Buckeye Conference)
  • Urbana Hillclimbers (1966–74, to Central Buckeye Conference)
  • Lima Shawnee Indians (1966–75)
  • Springfield Catholic Central Fighting Irish (1970–75)

The new conference will be split into two divisions:

Miami

  • Vandailia-Butler
  • Greenville
  • Piqua
  • Tippecanoe
  • Troy

Valley

  • Fairborn
  • Sidney
  • Stebbins
  • West Carrollton
  • Xenia

The new MVL commissioner will be Greater Western Ohio Conference’s current leader Eric Spahr.

The 10 members, had all been members of the GWOC  (American North and South Divisions), when they made the announcement that they would all be leaving together to form a new conference.

Trotwood-Madison (American South Division) was not invited to join the new conference, but most likely will join the nine remaining GWOC members, Beavercreek, Centerville, Fairmont, Springfield,Wayne, Lebanon, Miamisburg, Northmont and Springboro.

 

 

 

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