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St. Mary's Central Catholic to leave Sandusky Bay Conference

Mark Hazelwood • Feb 1, 2013 at 5:09 PM

The Sandusky River League consists of SMCC, longtime rival Fremont St. Joseph, Tiffin Calvert, Lakota, Old Fort and New Riegel. The latter two schools do not have football.

SMCC joined the SBC in the fall of 1950, and enjoyed a great deal of athletic success in a number of sports, most notably wrestling and boys basketball, where the Panthers won multiple state championships between the two sports.

However, the student population at SMCC and the other seven SBC schools grew dramatically apart in recent years. In addition to competitive balance, the safety of SMCC student-athletes also played a big role in the decision making according to SCCS Board of Directors President Charles Murray.

For more on this story, see Saturday's Sandusky Register.

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