SWBL Looking for Commissioner

The Southwestern Buckeye League, which celebrates the start of its 80th year of competition in August, is looking for a commissioner to be the main contact responsible for overseeing and coordinating all business operations, including but not limited to maintaining financial records in compliance with state and federal laws. The SWBL is made up of 12 schools in five Southwest Ohio counties. The Commissioner will report to the league principals and athletic directors. Applications will be accepted until June 14 or until the position is filled. Interviews will be held the week of June 17-21. Please send resume (with references) and letter of interest to SWBL President & Valley View HS Principal Patrick McKee ( An annual salary will be negotiated based on skills, abilities and experience.  Proficiency in Google, Microsoft Office and advanced computer skills is desired.
Essential Job Functions / Responsibilities include:
~ Keep records of the minutes of all meetings; furnish copies to the member schools within seven (7) days.
~ Make necessary arrangements for League meetings.
~ Send an agenda and notice of meetings to member schools at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting dates.
~ Attend to all League correspondence.
~ Arrange for the distribution of the August meeting of League passes to each school to honor at all League contests.
~ Provide for the distribution of a League directory sheet during the first month of the school year. This sheet shall include names and telephone numbers of the High School and Junior High Principals; and High School and Junior High Athletic Directors.
~ Receive and disburse all monies of the League subject to its approval, and also maintain an open account of all receipts and disbursements.
~ Prepare and distribute official League schedules.

SWBL Class of 2024: Where Are They Headed?

Several Southwestern Buckeye League senior athletes have committed to colleges to further their academic and athletic careers at the next level. Click here to see who is headed where. Don't see someone that should be on the list? Email

Carlisle's Eldridge Named All-Ohio

Carlisle senior Alaina Eldridge was named first team Division III All-Ohio by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association on Tuesday. Eldridge, who has signed with Findlay, was first team All-Ohio last year as well. She was named the SWBL Buckeye Division Player of the Year this season after leading the league in batting average (.585) and RBI (51). She ranked second in home runs (eight).

Brookville's Hyre Wins 100 & 200 at D-II State Meet

Brookville junior Coy Hyre ran 10.65 and 21.61 to sweep the 100 and 200 state titles, respectively, at the Division II OHSAA State Track and Field Meet on Saturday at Welcome Stadium. That barrage led a strong showing from SWBL athletes. Fueled by Hyre’s first place finishes and a third place finish in the 4x400 relay (Keegan Mehr, Walt Adams, Lucas Tipton and Hyre), the Blue Devils placed sixth as a team. Waynesville’s 4x200 relay team (Garrett Lundy, Wade Von Handorf, Trent Davis and Alex Amburgy) placed sixth. Eaton senior Carson Shepherd finished eighth in the pole vault, while Waynesville senior Grayson Dowell was 11th. Brookville junior Xavier Stacy pr’d in the shot put (53-6.25) to finish ninth. Valley View senior Aiden Clendenin pr’d in the 1600 with a time of 4:22.22 to finish 11th and set a school record. Eaton senior Devon Rader finished 16th in the discus. In D-II girls action, Oakwood’s 4x400 relay team (Sally Altenburg, Riley Meador, Mia Allard and Katherine Erwin) finished state runner-up, while sophomore Delaney Cahill was third in the 3200. Waynesville senior Samantha Erbach placed third in the 1600 and fourth in the 3200. She was also a part of the Spartans third-place 4x800 relay with Emme Greely, Kyla Harvey and Kendal Erbach. Kendal Erbach placed 10th in the 800 and Oakwood freshman Katherine Erwin was 11th. Oakwood’s 4x800 relay (Erwin, Annie Neff-Isom, Elizabeth Erwin and Cahill) placed seventh. Valley View’s 4x200 relay (Kennedy Underwood, Grace Rettich, Mary Schade and Hayden Sorrell) placed eighth. Waynesville placed ninth overall as a team, while Oakwood was 11th. For complete results click here. 

Boze Finishes Third in 300 Hurdles at D-I State Meet

Ross senior Myah Boze finished third in the 300 hurdles and sixth in the 100 hurdles at the Division I OHSAA State Track and Field Meet on Saturday at Welcome Stadium. On the boys side, Franking senior Josh Carter finished ninth in the long jump and Monroe senior Andrew Wilcox placed 17th in the 3200. For complete results click here.