12 schools are involved -- 10 left over from the previous incarnation of the league run by the Portage County ESC before it was dissolved, and 2 added from outside the county because Crestwood, Kent, and Windham refused to field teams.
West Division: Lake Center Christian, Field, Mogadore, Streetsboro, Western Reserve Academy, Aurora
East Division: Newbury, James A. Garfield, Ravenna, Rootstown, Waterloo, Southeast
Stats are being compiled by the ESC staff (now part of the Cuyahoga ESC) that I'm partnered with, which is why they aren't posted yet.
So far, Aurora leads the West at 6-0. WRA is 4-0, Streetsboro is 3-3, Lake Center is 2-2, Mogadore is 1-5, and Field is 0-6. WRA v LCC was rescheduled due to WRA vehicular troubles...increase the maintenance budget?
Newbury and Rootstown are 6-0 in the East. Garfield and Southeast are 0-6, with Waterloo and Ravenna in the middle at 2-2 and not having reported the result of their match with each other yet.
After the divisional round robin, the top 2/middle 2/bottom 2 will play each other for final rank. All of the top 4 will get HSNCT bids; 5 varsity teams will get SSNCT spots. Newbury and Rootstown are certainly two of them. Streetsboro and Waterloo should get bids, too, if things hold to form. The bottom four will fight for the last spot.
Greg Bossick, formerly Persona Non Grata
Mogadore '98, Youngstown State '02
Director of the Mahoning, Ashtabula, Portage, and Toledo Area Quizbowl Leagues