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It’s full steam ahead as all fall sports are now in season. With that begins GWOC conference play. As you know by now the GWOC begins the year with two new schools and a new divisional alignment. The structure of the GWOC now includes 1 conference, 2 leagues, and 4 divisions. The leagues are named National and American while the divisions are named North, South, East, and West.
Fans always like following their favorite GWOC team so below is a cheat sheet to help you in following your team’s path towards a potential GWOC championship.
For the sports of baseball, basketball, bowling, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball all league games played count in the conference standings for determining a GWOC divisional champion. So, if a team in the National League plays another team in the National League it counts in the conference standings. The same is true of the American League.
The sports of cheerleading, cross country, golf, swimming, track, and wrestling determine their divisional championships by a GWOC conference tournament. A team’s place at the GWOC conference tournament will determine the divisional champions.
The sport of football only counts divisional played games in the conference standings and those games are used for determining the four divisional champions.
Below is a visual of the conference makeup.
GREATER WESTERN OHIO CONFERENCE
The 2016 Football Coaches Preview will be held on Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The show will be broadcast live on a.m. 1410 ESPN radio from Elsa's Kettering, 1216 Stroop Road, Kettering, Ohio. The head coaches from all 20 GWOC schools will be discussing the upcoming season. We hope to see you there!
- Bill Nees, Piqua
- Joel Derge, Tippecanoe
- Adam Doenges, Sidney
- Nic Black, Beavercreek
- Dave Miller, Fairmont
- Matt Burgbacher, Troy
- Aaron Shaffer, Greenville
- Steve Channell, Miamisburg
- Shawn Lamb, Lebanon
- Tony Broering, Northmont
- Rodney Roberts, Centerville
- Nathan Hyatt, Butler
- Maurice Douglass, Springfield
- Bob Delong, Xenia
- Jeff Graham, Trotwood
- Ryan Wilhite, Springboro
- Doug Hatcher, West Carrollton
- Jay Minton, Wayne
- Chris Roark, Fairborn
Looking for some excitement on a Friday evening? Catch a GWOC football game – you won’t be disappointed. Last year six GWOC teams made it to the postseason with Wayne bringing home a State runner-up trophy. Wondering how this year’s teams will fare? Check out the Coaches’ Preview Show on Sunday, August 21, at 6 p.m. Come join the excitement at Elsa’s Kettering – 1216 Stroop Road or listen live on AM 1410 ESPN radio.
The season opens up on August 20 and the GWOC schedule begins on August 23, 2016. Troy will surely be trying to repeat their perfect 22-0 season and GWOC Championship title.
Lebanon and Greenville both hit the road to open up the season. Lebanon plays at Kings and Greenville plays at Newton on Friday, August 19.
The GWOC Cross Country Tournament will be held on October 15, 2016 at Centerville High School. Beavercreek edged out Lebanon by 1 point last year. Will they be able to defend their 2015 Championship title?
The GWOC Cross Country Tournament will be hosted by Centerville High School on October 15, 2016. In addition to hosting, the lady Elks will be looking to defend their GWOC Championship title.
The GWOC Post Season Tournament will be held on September 29, 2016 at Beechwood Golf Course in Arcanum. Centerville grabbed the top spot in the Pre-Season Tournament and is looking to take the Championship for the second time in three years after winning in 2014.
The Girls GWOC Post Season Tournament will be held on September 28, 2016 at Beechwood Golf Course in Arcanum. Will this be the year that last year’s Divisional Champs Troy or Springboro upset the Lady Elks from Centerville?
The GWOC Tennis Tournament will be held on September 29, 2016. Springboro will be gunning for a repeat of their 2015 Championship title.
The GWOC Pre-Season Golf Tournament was held August 5, at Beechwood Golf Course in Arcanum. The day was especially hot but the rain held off for a nice long day of boys and girls golf. For the boys, Centerville grabbed the top spot followed by Springboro and Butler. On the girls side, Centerville came in first followed by Miamisburg and Springboro. Full team and individual results can be found by clicking golf from drop down menu on the fall sports tab and then selecting Preseason. Congratulations to all!