The Chieftains have been accepted as the newest member of the Sandusky Bay Conference, which includes five former members of the defunct Midland Athletic League. H-L was a member of the MAL from 1985-2014.
The Sandusky Bay Conference is split in three divisions, the River Division, the Lake Division, and the Bay Division. The Chieftains will be in the River Division, joined by current members Lakota, Tiffin Calvert, Fremont St. Joseph, Old Fort, and New Riegel.
If Hopewell-Loudon notifies the BVC of their decision to leave the conference before Friday, September 1st, they will be able to join the SBC for the 2019-2020 school year.
Travel was cited as a major factor for the move. The average distance to other BVC schools was 28.8 miles, while travel to SBC River Division schools is an average of 20.5 miles.