On May 28th, at the annual spring league meeting, a vote was taken on a new league alignment. The vote passed unanimously. Below are some notes on the changes. The tournament structure is still being discussed.
A. The League will consist of 2 divisions with 5 teams in each division.
The divisions will be based on previous season’s league winners and league records of the past 5 seasons.
With that in mind:
The “Red” division will consist of: Springboro, Talawanda, St. Xavier, Troy and Centerville.
The “Gold” division will consist of: Sycamore, Elder, LaSalle, Beavercreek and Alter.
Each division must play their league opponents twice and the other division once. This will result in an equal amount of 13 League games a season.
B. The SWOHSHL League Playoffs will have 2 different tournaments.
There will be two tournaments. One for the "Red" division and one for the "Gold" division.
C. There will be a mandatory shift in the leagues every season.
The first place Gold division regular season winner – the team that moves up for the League tournament - will move up to the Red division for the following season.
The last place Red division regular season team will move to the Gold division for the following season
This process will go as long as the league remains 10 teams.
If there needs to be a change to the mandatory switch, there will need to be a 100% consensus vote for that to occur.
We had a great finals Sunday. The Springboro Panthers took on Troy Trojans at South Metro. Troy jumped out to a 1-0 lead early in the first. Springboro responded and added two more going up 3-1. Troy answered back and scored 2 goals late in the third to send game into OT. After a scoreless OT the game went to a 5 man shootout. Springboro won the shootout 3-0 to win the tournament.