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OHSAA approves 14 requests from schools to ‘move up’ a division

OHSAA approves 14 requests from schools to ‘move up’ a division


By Tom Nader

Publisher and Editor


The Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Board of Directors announced on Wednesday that it has approved 14 requests to move up a division from a lower division for the 2024-25 school year.

The requests came from 11 different schools and included specific requests for fall and winter sports.

All of the requests are the result of the passage of Referendum Item 1B that OHSAA member schools passed by vote earlier this spring. The referendum states that schools are permitted to request to move up to Division I on a sport-by-sport basis for one school year.

During this specific request period, the OHSAA approved 100 percent of the requests made.

The deadline for wrestling is June 25 and the deadline for spring sports is set for Sept. 13.

The list of schools that requested to move up a division include:



(All schools listed move up to Division I unless noted)

Girls Tennis: Kenston, Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin, St. John School.

Football: Westerville Central.

Boys Soccer: Cincinnati Elder, Columbus St. Charles, Cincinnati Sycamore (move up to Division II), Cleveland Heights (move up to Division II).

Girls Soccer: Walsh Jesuit, Westerville South (move up to Division II).

Volleyball: Cleveland St. Joseph Academy, Magnificat, Normandy (move up to Division II), Pataskala Watkins memorial (move up to Division II).



Boys Basketball: Cincinnati Elder, Thomas Worthington (moves up to Division II).

Girls Basketball: Cincinnati Seton, Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame, Magnificat, Cleveland St. Joseph Academy, Euclid (move up to Division II), Grove City Central Crossing (Division II), Westerville North (Division II), John Marshall (Division II).

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