Welcome to the SBAAC Website

The Southern Ohio Athletic/Academic Conference is celebrating over 100 years of its existence. Formerly the Clermont County League, established in 1919, the league changed its name to the Southern Buckeye Athletic/Academic Conference in 1987. This change allowed schools outside of Clermont County to be invited into the league. For a complete History of our league, click on the "History" link above.


The Southern Buckeye Athletic/Academic Conference (SBAAC) is currently comprised of the following schools:  Batavia, Bethel-Tate, Blanchester, Clermont Northeastern, Clinton-Massie, East Clinton, Felicity, Georgetown, Goshen, New Richmond, Western Brown, Williamsburg, and Wilmington. Fayetteville is a member of the SBAAC in the sport of football only. 

The SBAAC website features several articles about our member schools’ teams and athletes, which can be read below. These articles come from school web sites, local newspapers, and other media sources.  Keep up to date on your local teams and athletes by periodically checking this section.  

Also, you can follow us on Twitter @SBCscores1 for sports news.

Good luck to all our athletes, coaches, athletic directors, administrators, and parents, who together make the SBAAC one of the best leagues in the state!

Fall Sports Seasons get underway.

Fall sports practices and the golf regular-season officially get underway on Monday, July 31, for member schools of the Ohio High School Athletic Association.

This same week, football teams were permitted to conduct their five acclimatization days, which include two days in helmets, two days in helmets and shoulder pads, and one day in full pads with no contact. When a student-athlete has completed the five-day acclimatization period, then full contact is permitted.

Below are the OHSAA calendars for seasons and tournaments for each sport:

Golf -  Regular-Season Begins July 31. Sectional Tournaments Begin Sept. 25.

Girls Tennis -  Regular-Season Begins Aug. 4. Sectional Tournaments Begin Oct. 2.

Cross Country -  Regular-Season Begins Aug. 21. District Tournaments Are Oct. 21.

Soccer -  Regular-Season Begins Aug. 11. Sectional Tournaments Begin Oct. 16.

Girls Volleyball -  Regular-Season Begins Aug. 18. Sectional Tournaments Begin Oct. 16.

Football -  Regular-Season Begins Aug. 14 (first Friday is Aug. 18). Regional Playoffs Begin Oct. 27.

Spring Sports All-Star Banquet - Tuesday, May 23, 6:30pm

The SBAAC Spring Sports All-Star Banquet will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd at Hamersville School in Hamersville. The banquet will begin at 6:30pm. We will recognize and honor the First Team All-Stars at this banquet.

Check with your Athletic Department for ticket information.

George "Bud" Phillips, former Commissioner of the SBAAC passes away.

The SBAAC is deeply saddened by the passing of George "Bud" Phillips, former Commissioner of the SBAAC. Mr. Phillips passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 with his family by his side.

Mr. Phillips was the Commissioner of the SBAAC (formerly the CCL) from the early 1980's to 2010. In his role as Commissioner, he helped in shaping the expansion of the league to include new schools who were eager to be added to conference play. He also played a role in encouraging new sports to be added to the list of league-sanctioned sports.

Upon retirement from the SBAAC, a Scholarship program was created to honor him, and each year, the SBAAC awards at least four scholarships to promising seniors who are continuing their academic and athletic endeavors at the next level. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.


Winter All-Star Banquet is scheduled for Wednesday, March 1 at 6:30pm

The SBAAC 2023 Winter All-Star Banquet is set for Wednesday, March 1st at Hamersville School in Hamersville, Ohio. The banquet will begin with a meal, at 6:30pm. It will be followed with the recognition of the Winter 1st Team All-Stars.