Area Basketball Teams moving divisions for next year

Story by Austin Malutic
Written on 6/14/22


The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Tuesday the new divisional breakdowns for the upcoming winter sports. The OHSAA Board of Directors approved the new divisions during its June meeting late last week.
 
The OHSAA uses enrollment data provided by the Ohio Department of Education to determine each school’s base enrollment numbers for girls and boys sports, which will be used for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years. Among the OHSAA’s winter sports, only basketball utilizes competitive balance data, therefore it is reconfigured every season. Sports that do not utilize competitive balance data are reconfigured every two years.

The spring sports will be announced in September.

For Boys Basketball, we had 6 schools change divisions.

Springfield will move to D4 next year.  They were in D3 last year.  
Brookfield will move to D3, They were D4 last year.  
Howland will move to D1, They were D2 last year.
Valley Christian was D4 last year, They’ll be D3 this year. 
Lakeview was D2 last year, They’ll be D3 this year.
Jefferson boys hoops they were D3 last year, D2 this year

For Girls Basketball, we had 6 schools change divisions.

Canfield and Howland will be D2 next year, Both D1 last year.  
East Palestine and Mineral Ridge will be D4 next year, Both D3 last year.
Ursuline is moving from D3 to D2. 
Poland, Lakeview, Cardinal Mooney and Beaver Local all move to D2 to D3

Here is the full Winter Sports Division Breakdown list.

Swimming & Diving – two divisions for girls and boys, no competitive balance: https://www.ohsaa.org/sports/swimming
Bowling – two divisions for girls and boys, no competitive balance: https://www.ohsaa.org/sports/bowling
Girls Gymnastics – one division, no competitive balance: https://www.ohsaa.org/sports/gymnastics
Ice Hockey – one division, no competitive balance: https://www.ohsaa.org/sports/icehockey
Boys Wrestling – three divisions, no competitive balance: https://www.ohsaa.org/sports/wrestling
Girls Wrestling – one division, no competitive balance: school list will be posted this fall
Girls Basketball – four divisions using competitive balance data: https://www.ohsaa.org/sports/girlsbasketball
Boys Basketball – four divisions using competitive balance data: https://www.ohsaa.org/sports/boysbasketball