By Dave Schmidt – www.theseniorreports.com
A story appeared in both the Willard Times-Junction and Shelby Daily Globe on Monday, February 18th that focused on Willard’s future athletic conference home. Story was written by Jane Ernsberger of the Times-Junction and Chuck Ridenour, sports editor at the Shelby Daily Globe, also contributed to the story.
The article reveals several items that many have been looking for answers on in recent days about the Northern Ohio League and the Sandusky Bay Conference. The SBC recently lost Sandusky St. Mary to the newly formed Sandusky River League and is currently at seven members for the future.
Contact with the
Asked if he has had a call yet from SBC officials ** “I am expecting one.”
His thoughts on the NOL ** “Our first goal is to sustain the stability of the NOL.” “The NOL of today, however, is (not) the NOL of the past.”
How will this be decided: ^^Any decision that takes place will be made by the board of education, the superintendent, the principal at Willard High School and the athletic director. “It would definitely be a group decision,”
The below quote
might be of concern for the future of the Northern Ohio League members and how
they approach the changes taking place in northern
^^“We’re still a solid league of seven,” NOL commissioner Jim Yeager said. “We’re like a lot of leagues right now, just kind of sitting back and waiting to see what dominoes fall and where.”
The old saying “you snooze, you
lose” could be what is taking place in the NOL. It has been a long stretch of time
with problems facing the NOL, one of the oldest conferences in
According to the
Times-Junction article letters have been sent out to invite schools to consider
membership: **Two of the seven to receive letters were former NOL members -
No mention of when the letters were sent out or if anyone responded, but with news that Willard is considering a move could be a “stop sign” to some schools.
Words of wisdom in athletic conference changes- a college AD told me one time..."I just don't want to be the last guy in the room to turn out the light"
^^from TheNews-Messenger story on February 2nd - http://www.thenews-messenger.com/article/20130202/HSSPORTS/302020003
**Shelby Daily Globe and Willard Times-Junction
EDITOR’S NOTE – Thanks to Daily Globe for forwarding us a copy of the above story.