History

Updated: 7/19/2014

The GMC is one of the oldest and most respected high school Athletic conferences in Ohio. Member schools have captured 41 OHSAA team championships and 132 OHSAA individual event championships. In addition conference member schools have placed teams in final national rankings (USA Today and other publications) in football, boys and girls basketball, girls soccer, and baseball. Numerous individual athletes from the GMC have won national individual championshipships or have been selected as high school all-americans. Former GMC athletes have also succesfully competed in the professional major league ranks in football, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, and baseball as well as in the Olympic Games. All 10 member schools compete predominantly at the Ohio division 1 level (largest schools).

Historical Milestones

*First Year (66-67)...GMC founded with six charter member schools: Fairfield, Hamilton Garfield, Hamilton Taft, Miamisburg, Middletown, and Princeton. Only 8 sports were competed; cross country, tennis, gymnastics, wrestling, swimming, golf, baseball, and track & field with competition for boys only.

*Second Year (67-68)...Miamisburg leaves the league at end of year...This was first year of boys football and boys basketball competition. Competition in these sports had been delayed one year to allow fulfillment of previous contractual commitments...The five schools remaining are Fairfield, Hamilton Garfield, Hamilton Taft, Middletown and Princeton.

*Third year (68-69)...First girls sports competed; volleyball and basketball.

*Fifteenth year (80-81)...The league expands to an even number of members for ease of scheduling. As had been previously decided, Lakota was added as a member. Lakota came in from the Mid Miami League. Shortly after this action had been agreed on, Hamilton, which had split into Taft and Garfield in 1958, decided to consolidate these two high schools, also effective in the fall of 1980. To achieve the desired even number of members Lima Senior was then invited to join the league in the same year as Lakota. Lima Senior had competed against Fairfield, Taft, Garfield and Middletown when all five had been members of the old Greater Ohio League prior to the formation of the GMC. At this point in time, the conference consisted of Fairfield, Hamilton, Lakota, Lima Senior, Middletown, and Princeton.

*Twenty-fourth year (89-90)...The conference expands to eight members with the addition of Sycamore and Milford. These two schools came in from the Queen City conference. Member schools are Fairfield, Hamilton, Lakota, Lima Senior, Middletown, Milford, Princeton, and Sycamore.

*Thirty-second year (97-98)...The conference expands to ten members with the addition of Colerain and the split of Lakota. Colerain came in from the Metro County conference. It was decided at the spring superintendants meeting that Lima Senior would leave the league effective 2000-2001 to alleviate mounting travel costs. Member schools are Colerain, Fairfield, Hamilton, Lakota East, Lakota West, Lima Senior, Middletown, Milford, Princeton, and Sycamore.

*Thirty-fifth year (00-01)...Oak Hills replaces Lima Senior. Oak Hills comes in from the Queen City Conference. Member schools are Colerain, Fairfield, Hamilton, Lakota East, Lakota West, Middletown, Milford, Oak Hills, Princeton, and Sycamore.

*Forty-first year (06-07)...In the winter Bo Touris, Lakota West, won the Ohio 112 pound wrestling championship to became the 100th individual event state championship winner in conference history. The first state championship had been achieved in 1969 by Charles Gayles, Princeton, also a wrestler. (See the individual State Champions table below for a complete listing of all individual event chanpions, arranged by school, year, and event)

*Forty-second year (07-08)...Mason comes into the league from the Fort Ancient Valley Conference (FAVC) trading places with Milford who moved to the FAVC. GMC member schools are Colerain, Fairfield, Hamilton, Lakota East, Lakota West, Mason, Middletown, Oak Hills, Princeton, and Sycamore.

Sports Competed History


 YEAR TOTAL
SPORTS
ADD DROP
1966-67 8 Boys Cross Country  
    Boys Tennis  
    Boys Gymnastics  
    Wrestling  
    Boys Golf  
    Boys Swimming  
    Baseball  
    Boys Track & Field  
1967-68 10 Boys Basketball  
    Football  
1968-69 12 Girls Volleyball  
    Girls Basketball  
1973-74 13 Girls Tennis Boys Gymnastics
    Girls Slow Pitch Softball  
1975-76 16 Girls Swimming  
    Girls Track & Field  
    Chess  
1977-78 18 Boys Soccer  
    Girls Soccer  
1978-79   Girls Fast Pitch Softball Girls Slow Pitch Softball
1981-82 20 Girls Gymnastics  
    Girls Cross Country  
1985-86 19   Girls Gymnastics
1986-87 20 Academic Quiz  
1993-94 21 Girls Golf  
2001-02 22 Boys Volleyball  
2004-05 24 Boys Bowling  
    Girls Bowling  

Team State Champions (OHSAA)


YEAR SPORT SCHOOL
1978 Football Princeton
1979 Golf Fairfield
1983 Football Princeton
  Baseball Hamilton
1983 Boys Cross Country Lakota
1984 Girls Cross Country Lakota
  Baseball Fairfield
  Softball Hamilton
1986 Football Fairfield
1987 Football Princeton
  Girls Basketball Princeton
1989 Boys Golf Milford
  Girls Track & Field Princeton
1991 Baseball Fairfield
1992 Boys Basketball Lakota
1994 Girls Volleyball Lakota
1996 Football Lima Senior
1997 Girls Cross Country Colerain
  Baseball Hamilton
1998 Girls Cross Country Colerain
1999 Girls Soccer Lakota West
  Girls Cross Country Colerain
2000 Boys Golf Lakota West
  Girls Cross Country Colerain
2002 Boys Track & Field Middletown
2003 Boys Tennis Princeton
2004 Boys Basketball Hamilton
  Boys Cross Country Middletown
  Football Colerain
2006 Girls Golf Lakota West
2007 Baseball Lakota West
2008 Boys Cross Country Mason
  Girls Golf Mason
2009 Girls Golf Mason
2010 Girls Golf Mason
2011 Baseball Lakota East
2012 Girls Cross Country Mason
2013 Girls Cross Country Mason
  Boys Soccer Mason
2014 Girls Basketball Princeton
  Boys Tennis Sycamore

Individual State Champions (OHSAA) By School


 COLERAIN
1998 Allison Zeiner Track - 3200 Meter Run
1999 Mason Ward Track - 1600 Meter Run
2000 Mason Ward Track - 1600 Meter Run
  Kelly Crum, Jennifer Limie, Terie Littlepage, Melissa Miller Track - 3200 Meter Relay
 FAIRFIELD
1979 Chris Coffing Wrestling - 145 Weight Class
1982 Scott Hinkel Wrestling - 105 Weight Class
1989 Jason Laflin Wrestling - 112 Weight Class
1991 Willie Wineberg Wrestling - 103 Weight Class
1992 Willie Wineberg Wrestling - 112 Weight Class
1993 Willie Wineberg Wrestling - 112 Weight Class
1994 Willie Wineberg Wrestling - 125 Weight Class
1995 Brad Wright Wrestling - 119 Weight Class
1997 Adam Thomas Track - 1600 Meter Run
2001 Michael Wayhoff Wrestling - 145 Weight Class
2002 Nick McCollum Swimming - 200 Yard IM
 HAMILTON
2004 Kyle Hodges Boys Golf
 LAKOTA
1990 Carl Grove Wrestling - 103 Weight Class
 LAKOTA EAST
1998 Brian Godsey Track - 3200 Meter Run
  Brian Godsey Cross Country
2000 Lindsey Zinn Cross Country
2001 Hetag Pliev Wrestling - 171 Weight Class
  Lindsey Zinn Track - 1600 Meter Run
  Erik Reynolds Track - High Jump
2002 Hetag Pliev Wrestling - 189 Weight Class
2004 Tony Johnson Wrestling - 275 Weight Class
2005 Mathew Peters, Chris Keefer, William Johnson, Jason Fisher Track - 3200 Meter Relay
2006 Jared Miller Swimming - 200 Individual Medlay
  William Johnson Track - 800 Meter Run
 LAKOTA WEST
2001 Matt McIntyre Wrestling - 135 Weight Class
2002 Matt McIntyre Wrestling - 140 Weight Class
2003 Zach Flake Wrestling - 135 Weight Class
2006 Amanda Burger Cross Country
2007 Bo Touris Wrestling - 112 Weight Class
2008 Wyatt Lippert Tennis-Singles
  Korey Ward Golf
  Ashleigh Witte, Amanda Lin Tennis - Doubles
2009 Korey Ward Golf
 LIMA SENIOR
1986 Eric Schoonover, Carlton Thomas, Todd Simpson, Kevin Scott Track - 400M relay
1999 Sean Guice Track - High Jump
 MASON
2008 Danielle Jansen Swimming - 200 Free Style
  Josh Kline Wrestling - 285 Weight Class
  Zach Wills Track - 3200 Meter Run
  Zach Wills Cross Country
2009 Robert Shepherd Wrestling - 135 Weight Class
  Zach Wills Track - 3200 Meter Run
2009 Zach Wills Cross Country
2010 Olivia Bergesen Track - Pole Vault
2010 Emily Wright Girls Golf
  Zach Wills Cross Country
2011 Bremma Hallum, Olivia Gale, Bridget McElhenny, Monica Lake Track - 3200 Meter Relay
2012 Zoe Thatcher Swimming - 500 Free Style
  Miguel Cepeda, Luke Tsao Tennis - Doubles
2013 Delaney McDowell, Lauren Wood, Erin Brush, Olivia Gauss Track- 3200 Meter Relay
2014 Ashley Volpenhein Swimming - 50 Free Style
 MIDDLETOWN
1973 Marlon Gates Track - 180 Yard Hurdles
1975 Todd Bell Track - Long Jump
1976 Todd Bell Track - Long Jump
1977 Todd Bell Track - Long Jump
1978 Darrin Hill Track - 300 Meter Hurdles
1979 Darrin Hill Track - 300 Meter Hurdles
1980 Darrin Hill Track - 300 Meter Hurdles
  Darrin Hill, Barry James, Larry James, Keith Grace Track - 400 Meter Relay
1982 Joni Urban Tennis - Singles
1988 Scott Pergram Wrestling - 119 Weight Class
1993 Matt Pledger Boys Tennis - Singles
2000 Dennis Gates, Darrell Hunter, Antwaun Rogers, Gaylon Vinson Track - 1600 Meter Relay
2001 Carling Coffing Golf
  Tyran Thompson, Nasir Ahmad, Dennis Gates, Darrell Hunter Track - 400 Meter Relay
2002 Marc Johnson Track - 100 Meter Dash
  Tyran Thompson, Nasir Ahmad, Marc Johnson, Darrell Hunter Track - 400 Meter Relay
  Marc Johnson Track - 200 Meter Dash
2003 Jeff See Track - 1600 Meter Run
  Marc Johnson Track - 100 Meter Dash
  Jeff See Cross Country
2004 Jeff See Track - 1600 Meter Run
  Adam Becker, Michael Veatch, Malcom Tipton, Jeff See Track - 3200 Meter Relay
  Jeff See Cross Country
2005 Jeff See Track - 800 Meter Run
  Jeff See Track - 1600 Meter Run
2006 Sklyar Jones Track - 300 Meter Hurdles
2007 Michael Cole, Patrick Hamning Tennis - Doubles
2012 Jalin Marshall Track - Long Jump
 MILFORD
1991 Tammy McCallum Track - Shotput
 OAK HILLS
2001 Carolynn McHugh Swimming - 50 Freestyle
  Katie Schnur, Katie Hunter, Liz Schoborg, Carolynn McHugh Swimming - 200 Medley Relay
2005 Brooklyne Ridder Cross Country
2008 Brooklyne Ridder Cross Country
 PRINCETON
1969 Charles Gayles Wrestling
1975 Preston Byers, Brian England, Ron Hawkins, Fred Clear Track - Mile Relay
  Mike Whitehead Track - High Jump
1977 Sharon Walker Track - 100 Yard Dash
  Sharon Walker Track - 200 Yard Dash
  Tracey Carey Swimming - 100 Yard Freestyle
  Tracey Carey Swimming - 200 Yard Freestyle
1982 Jeff Gordan Swimming - 500 Freestyle
1983 Jeff Gordan Swimming - 500 Yard Freestyle
  Vince Munlin, George Lawson, Nelson Hutchings, Robert Thompson Track - 1600 Meter Relay
1984 Jeff Gordan Swimming - 500 Yard Freestyle
1986 Tyrone Oliverson Track - 800 Meter Run
  Julian Wagner, Tyrone Olverson, Alan Degraffenreid Track - 3200 Meter Relay
1989 Shannon Danforth Track - High Jump
  Allyson Rogers, Tanya Upthegrove, Candice Campbell, Renee Allen Track - 200 Meter Relay
  Jason Williams, Ty Pate, Joe Cooper, Gordon Benning Track - 3200 Meter Relay
1990 Candice Campbell Track - Long Jump
  Greg Walker, Chuck Buchanon, Telly Anthony, Mario Allman Track - 400 Meter Relay
  Mario Allman Track - 100 Meter Dash
1992 Jason Williams Track - 800 Meter Run
1997 Randy Turner, Anthony Carter, Kevin Brown, Fred Price Track - 400 Meter Relay
2002 John Russell Track - Pole Vault
2005 Eric Keyes Track - Pole Vault
2010 Claudia Saunders Track - 100 Meter Hurdles
2011 Claudia Saunders Cross Country
 SYCAMORE
1990 Amy Spiegel, Allison Levy Tennis - Doubles
1991 Brad Goldberg, Scott Marshall Tennis - Doubles
1992 Liz Neal, Leigh Bassler, Laurie Kerns, Kerry Bennett Swimming - 400 Freestyle Relay
  Leigh Bassler Swimming - 100 Backstroke
  Brad Goldberg, Scott Marshall Tennis - Doubles
1993 Leigh Bassler Swimming - 100 Backstroke
  Brad Goldberg, Scott Marshall Tennis - Doubles
1997 Mandy Commons Swimming - 100 Breaststroke
  Eric Pitman, Brent Sitarski Tennis - Doubles
1998 Dan Ketchum Swimming - 200 Freestyle
  Dan Ketchum Swimming - 500 Freestyle
  Eric Pitman Tennis - Singles
1999 Omar Scrugs Wrestling - 140 Weight Class
  Mandy Commons Swimming - 100M Breaststroke
  M. Commons, L. Commons, J. Ursini, L. Bednarchik Swimming - 200 Freestyle Relay
  Dan Ketchum Swimming - 500 Freestyle
  Dan Ketchum Swimming - 200 Freestyle
2000 Dan Ketchum Swimming - 500 Freestyle
  Dan Ketchum Swimming - 200 Freestyle
2014 Mustafa Ahmad, Nakul Naredran Tennis-Doubles
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