Franklin Monroe, Greenville boys basketball teams change divisions for OHSAA tournament


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com



Troy’s Hayden Kotwica drives as Greenville’s Will Coomer defends during a Greater Western Ohio Conference boys basketball game on Dec. 9.


Anthony Weber | Civitas Media

COLUMBUS – The Franklin Monroe and Greenville boys basketball teams both dropped down a division for the upcoming season.

In the 2017-18 divisional alignments released by the Ohio High School Athletic Association on Thursday, Greenville’s boys basketball team dropped down from Division I to Division II while Franklin Monroe’s boys dropped from Division III down to Division IV.

Greenville joins fellow Greater Western Ohio Conference members Tippecanoe, Trotwood-Madison and West Carrollton in Division II. The other 16 GWOC boys basketball teams all are in Division I.

From the Cross County Conference and Midwest Athletic Conference, the Arcanum, Bethel, Coldwater, Fort Recovery, Miami East, National Trail, Twin Valley South and Versailles boys basketball teams will be in Division III.

The rest of the CCC and MAC boys basketball teams including Ansonia, Bradford, Franklin Monroe, Mississinawa Valley and Tri-Village are in Division IV.

In the girls basketball all the Darke County teams will remain in the same divisions as last year.

Greenville remains in Division II. The Lady Wave are one of only three GWOC teams in Division II along with Tippecanoe and Trotwood-Madison. The other 17 GWOC teams all are in Division I.

Arcanum and Versailles remain in Division III. The only other CCC and MAC teams in Division III are Bethel, Coldwater and Miami East.

Ansonia, Bradford, Franklin Monroe, Mississinawa Valley and Tri-Village all remain in Division IV with most of the CCC and MAC teams.

Below are the divisions that football teams from the CCC, GWOC and MAC will play in during the 2017 season:

Boys basketball

Division I

Beavercreek

Centerville

Fairborn

Fairmont

Lebanon

Miamisburg

Northmont

Piqua

Sidney

Springboro

Springfield

Stebbins

Troy

Vandalia-Butler

Wayne

Xenia

Division II

Greenville

Tippecanoe

Trotwood-Madison

West Carrollton

Division III

Arcanum

Bethel

Coldwater

Fort Recovery

Miami East

National Trail

Twin Valley South

Versailles

Division IV

Ansonia

Bradford

Covington

Delphos St. John’s

Franklin Monroe

Marion Local

Minster

Mississinawa Valley

New Bremen

New Knoxville

Newton

Parkway

St. Henry

Tri-County North

Tri-Village

Girls basketball

Division I

Beavercreek

Centerville

Fairborn

Fairmont

Lebanon

Miamisburg

Northmont

Piqua

Sidney

Springboro

Springfield

Stebbins

Troy

Vandalia-Butler

Wayne

West Carrollton

Xenia

Division II

Greenville

Tippecanoe

Trotwood-Madison

Division III

Arcanum

Bethel

Coldwater

Miami East

Versailles

Division IV

Ansonia

Bradford

Covington

Delphos St. John’s

Fort Recovery

Franklin Monroe

Marion Local

Minster

Mississinawa Valley

National Trail

New Bremen

New Knoxville

Newton

Parkway

St. Henry

Tri-County North

Tri-Village

Twin Valley South

Troy’s Hayden Kotwica drives as Greenville’s Will Coomer defends during a Greater Western Ohio Conference boys basketball game on Dec. 9.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2017/06/web1_Will-Coomer-WEB.jpgTroy’s Hayden Kotwica drives as Greenville’s Will Coomer defends during a Greater Western Ohio Conference boys basketball game on Dec. 9. Anthony Weber | Civitas Media

By Kyle Shaner

kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com

Kyle Shaner may be reached at 937-569-4316. Follow me on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate or get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.

Kyle Shaner may be reached at 937-569-4316. Follow me on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate or get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.