Continental High was assigned to the OHSAA Boys Basketball Division IV for the upcoming 2022-23 season. Of the 202 teams in Division IV, Continental came in as the 16th smallest school in the state with a competitive balance number of 47. Continental has 47 males in the top 3 classes and a competitive balance number of 0. For a total of 47 for assignment purposes. Bloomfield is the smallest school in Division IV with 18 males (1 CB). Overall Division IV has 202 schools with the upper cutoff number (males + CB) being 119. Galion Northmor (119 males +0 CB) and Glouster Trimble (118 males +1 CB) and Oberlin (117 males + 2CB) were at the top number. Columbus Grove missed the Division IV cutoff by 2 and will be in Division III next season.
Continental is the smallest school with 47 males (0 CB) in the Putnam County League and the 34th smallest DIV school. Listed below is the numbers of all the Putnam County League schools.
Pandora Gilboa 76 Males 1 CB 77th smallest school
Fort Jennings 48 Males 1 CB 18th smallest school
Continental 47 Males 0 CB 16th smallest school
Ottoville 50 Males 1 CB 21th smallest school
Miller City 56 Males 2 CB 32nd smallest school
Kalida 66 Males 3 CB 55rd smallest school
Leipsic 91 Males 1 CB 113th smallest school
Columbus Grove 121 Males 0 CB Division III
3 of the 4 the teams that made it to the State Finals in Division IV are back in the Division with Tri Village being the exception. Columbus Grove moves away from the Elida District (where Continental was assigned to for 2021-22)
The following teams moved down from Division III to Division IV.
MIAMISBURG DAYTON CHRISTIAN
ORWELL GRAND VALLEY
LEWISBURG TRIAD NORTH
North Robinson COLONEL CRAWFORD
OREGON CARDINAL STRITCH CATHOLIC
ATTICA SENECA EAST
Cincinnati RIVERVIEW EAST ACADEMY
NEW MIDDLETOWN SPRINGFIELD
TOLEDO MAUMEE VALLEY COUNTRY DAY
COLUMBUS WELLINGTON SCHOOL
Woodmore, Colonel Crawford, Cardinal Stritch, Seneca East, Delphos Jefferson, and Maumee Valley Country Day are in the Northwest District. Schools in Northwest Ohio that moved from Division IV to Division III in 2022 include Parkway, Columbus Grove, Emmanuel Christian, Margaretta, Carey, and Hicksville.
–Mike Jones, Sportswriter