The Ohio High School Athletic Association on Thursday released divisional assignments for three fall sports boys and girls soccer and volleyball in addition to boys and girls basketball for the winter.
The most drastic changes for schools in the Mid-State League Buckeye Division and Scioto Valley Conference came in boys basketball, with a downward shift of half the SVC.
Both Westfall and Zane Trace move from Division II to Division III, while Huntington and Paint Valley go from Division III to Division IV.
Competitive balance allowed Hamilton Township in the MSL-Buckeye to remain in Division II for boys basketball, while a decreased enrollment in girls basketball allowed the school to drop from Division I to Division II.
In boys soccer, two MSL-Buckeye schools will move down a division. Hamilton Township goes from Division I to Division II due to enrollment and Amanda-Clearcreek will leave Division II for Division III due to competitive balance.
Westfall and Zane Trace will also move from Division II to Division III, due to enrollment.
Hamilton Township will also move down from Division I to Division II in girls soccer and volleyball based on enrollment.
That leaves Teays Valley as the lone MSL-Buckeye school in Division I for boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer and volleyball.
Of note in volleyball, the Southeast District in Division II will go from 16 to 19 schools with the additions of Meigs moving up from Division III, and Chillicothe and Marietta moving down from Division I, increasing the likelihood of the district crowning an additional district champion.
Girls basketball remains at 18 schools, while boys basketball decreases from 20 to 18 schools.