Anthony Wayne High School
Anthony Wayne is one of two first time programs in this year’s GTBL. The Anthony Wayne School district is located just southwest of Toledo and in addition to being composed of the rural communities of Waterville, Whitehouse, and Neapolis, it also includes the site of General Anthony Wayne’s Battle of Fallen Timbers.
- Anthony Wayne Hailstormers
- Anthony Wayne SnowCones
Central Catholic High School
Central Catholic is a co-educational private school, one of three private schools from the Toledo area that have teams in the G.T.B.L. Central Catholic started playing in the G.T.B.L in the late 1980′s and has since become one of our leading programs, being one of only 3 schools that have been able to produce a team capable of defeating a Bowsher team in the Championship Game, in the past 16 years. This happened when the Central Diablo’s Locos won the Championship Game in 1996.
E. L. Bowsher High School
Bowsher is a Toledo Public School that is located in south Toledo. In the 22 years that we have had broomball in Toledo, Bowsher is the only school that has had a team participating in our program every year. Although initially Bowsher was one of our weaker programs, it has since become what many feel is the dominant school in the G.T.B.L. Bowsher teams have won 12 out of 22 of our Championship Games.
“I was so proud to see the success of Bowsher’s Freshman Academy pilot program this year. When I see a group of teachers volunteer to take on the responsibility of starting a new program because they are dedicated to the success of kids, it is truly heartwarming.” —Valerie Napieralski, Principal
- Bowsher Snow Mercy
- Bowsher Bomb Pops
- Bowsher Black Widows
- Bowsher Ice Queens
- Bowsher Banshees
Maumee High School
Maumee is a public school in the suburban community of Maumee, Ohio, which is located south of Toledo. Students from Maumee became involved in the G.T.B.L in 1994, and in 1997 their senior team of Maumee Purple set a league scoring record, won their conference, but then lost in the Championship Game, 1 to 0, to Bowsher Scarlet and Black.
Notre Dame Academy is an all girls school, one of three private schools in the Toledo area that have teams in the G.T.B.L. Students from Notre Dame also began playing in the G.T.B.L in the late 1980′s and have continued to participate ever since.
- Notre Dame Ice Breakers
- Notre Dame Fruit of the Broom
Rossford High School
The Rossford School district is located just across the Maumee River, southeast of Toledo, in suburban Rossford, Ohio.
Roy C. Start High School
Start is a Toledo Public School that is located in west Toledo. Built in the early 1960′s, Start H.S. and Bowsher H.S. opened at the same time and instantly became rivals, however, with the passage of time that rivalry in most sports has been greatly dimished. Start’s involvement in the G.T.B.L began in 1993, and the Start teams quickly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with. Under the skilled guidance of both head coach and school co-coordinator Keith Dawson, the Start teams have become a regular in the G.T.B.L, post-season, “Final Four” and have managed to win Championship Games in 1995 and 1998. Start Spartan Storm’s “2 to 1″ overtime victory, over the premier team in the Bowsher program, Bowsher’s Ice Lightning, clearly establishes the Start program as being the leading rival of the long dominant Bowsher program. “Start High School excels with a rich tradition of academic excellence and opportunity, outstanding and caring staff members, strong parental involvement and a highly motivated student population.” —Ray Russell, Principal
St. Ursula Academy
St. Ursula Academy is also an all girls school, the final one of three private schools in the Toledo area that have teams in the G.T.B.L. As one might expect, Notre Dame and St. Ursula are arch-rivals and all of their games have an extra element of excitement and interest.
Sylvania Northview High School
Sylvania Northview is a public school in the suburban community of Sylvania, Ohio, which is located west of Toledo. When broomball first began in the Toledo area, back in 1977, Sylvania Northview quickly established itself as the dominant school program, winning Championships in 1977, 1980, 1982, & 1983. In the years that they didn’t win Championships, they were always a leading contender. In the early 1980′s, every year, they always had several teams in the broomball league, and often two of their teams would dominant the league and then play against each other for the championship. The Northview program was, without a doubt, the premier program in the league. However, in 1981 when the Bowsher Blue team won the 1st ever Bowsher Championship, the Bowsher program began to challenge the Sylvania program for dominance of the league. It was in 1984, when two Bowsher teams, Bowsher Blue and Bowsher Red, dominated league play and made it into the Championship Game, that the Bowsher program began an 8 year string of consecutive Championship victories that would mark the end of the Sylvania Northview dominance. By 1989 Sylvania Northview teams had completely disappeared from the league, but returned after a group of Sylvania Northview students renewed a long standing league tradition by entering a team in the G.T.B.L.
Sylvania Southview High School
Sylvania Southview is a public school in the suburban community of Sylvania, Ohio, which is located west of Toledo. Southview joined the league in 2003.