Five SLL schools, Rossford plan new league

Five schools from the Suburban Lakes League — Eastwood, Genoa, Lake, Otsego and Woodmore — plus Rossford,
currently a member of the Northern Lakes League, met Tuesday to formulate a plan for forming a new
athletic league.
The new league will be known as the Northern Buckeye Conference (NBC) and will begin competition at the
start of the 2011-12 school year, according to Larry Morrison, consultant to the new league.
Committees were formed to develop a league constitution and by-laws and to seek applicants and employ a
league commissioner. A priority of the new league will be to identify two additional schools to increase
the league membership to eight schools as soon as possible.
Morrison is the commissioner of the Northern Lakes League, and the long-time league administrator stated
that the new league “wanted do some things similar to the NLL,” and were seeking his counsel.
The NBC has not sent any formal invitations to any prospective schools to join the new league as of yet.

“They’re going to identify some (prospective schools) and set the criteria and possibly get the
constitution developed before that,” Morrison said.
No date has been set for the next NBC meeting. — Held