(8-16-22) Whitehall-Yearling and Bexley have joined six other schools, Buckeye Valley, Columbus Academy, Columbus School for Girls, Grandview Heights, Ready and Worthington Christian, that plan to leave the Mid-State League-Ohio Division to form their own league, the Central Buckeye League (CBL).

The athletics directors at the schools will meet tomorrow (Aug. 17) to begin forming a constitution. 

It is a revival of sorts for the old CBL league, which was first started in 1929-66 and again in 1976-91.

Whitehall athletics director Bill Hughett told the Columbus Dispatch:

“It’s one of those things where you really don’t want to leave something that’s been part of history for so long and is a little bit scary, but changes are inevitable. It’s something that we’re going to face head on.” 

Along with Bexley and Whitehall, the new league also will include Buckeye Valley, Columbus Academy, Columbus School for Girls, Grandview Heights, Ready and Worthington Christian. 

The CBL is scheduled to begin next fall.