COLUMBIANA — Crestview has landed itself a new league to call home.
The Crestview Board of Education approved the Rebels membership into the All-American Conference by a 5-0 vote at Wednesday’s meeting.
The AAC extended an invite to Crestview last week. Crestview had until July 1 to make up its mind.
“This is year 42 of me being involved with athletics, so I know nobody wants to be left out of being in a league,” AAC commissioner Rick King said. “I know they were on pins and needles, but all it took was a little patience. We’re happy to have them.”
The Rebels had been desperately searching for a new home after the Inter-Tri County League collapsed last year. Although the school did strike a deal to take part in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference, the entry into the AAC will provide regular opponents and scheduling opportunities of a traditional league.
The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.