Oakland Activities Association
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The Oakland Activities Association was first formed with schools from an amalgamation of different leagues. The G.O.A.L. (Greater Oakland Activities League), Metro Suburban Activities Association and the Southeastern Michigan Association (plus one independently associated school) were all merged in 1994 into the Oakland Activities Association, with the goal being to form a more geographically-centered league.
|Greater Oakland Activities League||Clarkston, Lake Orion, Pontiac Northern, Waterford Kettering, Waterford Mott|
|Metro Suburban Activities Association||Birmingham Groves, Bloomfield Hills Lahser, Rochester, Rochester Adams, Royal Oak Dondero, Southfield-Lathrup, Troy Athens, West Bloomfield|
|Southeastern Michigan Association||Berkley, Birmingham Seaholm, Bloomfield Hills Andover, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Royal Oak Kimball, Southfield, Troy|
|Independently associated||Ortonville Brandon|
After its first year, the OAA experienced rapid growth, with Pontiac Central from the Saginaw Valley Association and Oak Park from the Suburban Athletic League joining in 1995, and Auburn Hills Avondale, Clawson, Madsion Heights Lamphere, and Madison Heights Madison all coming to the OAA in 1996 after the disbandment of the Macomb-Oakland Athletic Conference.
The next major growth period did not occur until 2002, when Farmington, North Farmington, and Farmington Hills Harrison from the Western Lakes Activities Association as well as the newly built Stoney Creek High School in Rochester Hills all joined the OAA.
2002 also marked a period of decline for the OAA, beginning with Brandon High leaving to join the Flint Metro League that year, where it currently resides. Two years after that, in 2004, Madison and Lamphere left to join the Macomb Area Conference, while Clawson left to join the Metro Conference, and in 2008, Waterford Mott and Waterford Kettering left to join the Kensington Lakes Activities Association. However, in 2010, the OAA gained a new member in Oxford, who had come from the Flint Metro League. After that, the next school to leave the OAA for another conference did not come for another 11 years, when Hazel Park left to join the Macomb Area Conference in 2019.
There have also been a significant amount of closings and consolidations of various Oakland County schools in recent years, which also has not helped the OAA's membership. These aforementioned consolidations are Dondero High School closing and merging with Kimball High School to create Royal Oak High School in 2006, Pontiac Northern High School closing and merging with Pontiac Central High School to create Pontiac High School in 2009, Lahser High School closing and merging with Andover High School to create Bloomfield Hills High School in 2013, Southfield-Lathrup High School closing and merging with Southfield High School to create Southfield Senior High School for the Arts and Technology (commonly abbreviated to Southfield A&T) in 2016, and Harrison High School being closed down in 2019.
|School||Mascot||Location||Colors||Enrollment (as of 2019)||Class||Joined|
|Clarkston||Wolves||Clarkston||Blue and Gold||2,499||A||1994|
|Troy||Colts||Troy||Silver and Black||2,237||A||1994|
|Troy Athens||Red Hawks||Troy||Red and Gold||2,276||A||1994|
|Rochester Hills Stoney Creek||Cougars||Rochester Hills||Vegas Gold and Millennium Blue||1,638||A||2001|
|Lake Orion||Dragons||Orion Township||Green and White||2,416||A||1994|
|Pontiac||Phoenix||Pontiac||Purple, Black, and Silver||963||A||2009|
|Rochester||Falcons||Rochester Hills||Royal Blue and White||1,805||A||1994|
|West Bloomfield||Lakers||West Bloomfield Township||Green and White||2,042||A||1994|
|Bloomfield Hills||Black Hawks||Bloomfield Township||Black, Purple, and Silver||1,896||A||2014|
|Oak Park||Knights||Oak Park||Red, White, and Black||1,276||A||1995|
|Southfield A&T||Warriors||Southfield||Red, White, and Blue||2,067||A||2016|
|Birmingham Groves||Falcons||Beverly Hills||Yellow, White, and Green||1,310||A||1994|
|Oxford||Wildcats||Oxford||Navy and Gold||2,234||A||2004|
|Rochester Adams||Highlanders||Rochester Hills||Brown and Gold||1,710||A||1994|
|North Farmington||Raiders||Farmington Hills||Brown and Gold||1,371||A||2001|
|Birmingham Seaholm||Maples||Birmingham||Maroon and White||1,370||A||1994|
|Royal Oak||Ravens||Royal Oak||Black, Royal, and Silver||1,405||A||2006|
|Farmington||Falcons||Farmington||Blue and White||1,444||A||2002|
|Berkley||Bears||Berkley||Maroon and Blue||1,424||A||1994|
|Auburn Hills Avondale||Yellow Jackets||Auburn Hills||Purple and Gold||1,133||A||1996|
|Ferndale||Eagles||Ferndale||Brown, White, and Gold||717||B||1994|
|School||Nickname||Location||Joined||Previous Conference||Departed||Successive Conference|
|Bloomfield Hills Andover||Barons||Bloomfield Township||1994||Southeastern Michigan Association||2013||None (school consolidated)|
|Bloomfield Hills Lahser||Knights||Bloomfield Hills||1994||Metro Suburban Activities Association||2013||None (school closed)|
|Clawson||Trojans||Clawson||1996||Macomb-Oakland Athletic Conference||2004||Metro Conference|
|Farmington Hills Harrison||Hawks||Farmington Hills||2002||Western Lakes Activities Association||2019||None (school closed)|
|Hazel Park||Vikings||Hazel Park||1994||Southeastern Michigan Association||2019||Macomb Area Conference|
|Madison Heights Lamphere||Rams||Madison Heights||1996||Macomb-Oakland Athletic Conference||2004||Macomb Area Conference|
|Madison Heights Madison||Eagles||Madison Heights||1996||Macomb-Oakland Athletic Conference||2004||Macomb Area Conference|
|Ortonville Brandon||Blackhawks||Ortonville||1994||Independent||2002||Flint Metro League|
|Pontiac Central||Chiefs||Pontiac||1995||Saginaw Valley League||2009||None (school consolidated)|
|Pontiac Northern||Huskies||Pontiac||1994||Greater Oakland Activities League||2009||None (school closed)|
|Royal Oak Dondero||Oaks||Royal Oak||1994||Metro Suburban Activities Association||2006||None (school closed)|
|Royal Oak Kimball||Knights||Royal Oak||1994||Southeastern Michigan Association||2006||None (school consolidated)|
|Southfield||Warriors||Southfield||1994||Southeastern Michigan Association||2016||None (school consolidated)|
|Southfield-Lathrup||Chargers||Lathrup Village||1994||Metro Suburban Activities Association||2016||None (school closed)|
|Waterford Kettering||Captains||Waterford Township||1994||Greater Oakland Activities League||2008||Kensington Lakes Activities Association|
|Waterford Mott||Corsairs||Waterford Township||1994||Greater Oakland Activities League||2008||Kensington Lakes Activities Association|
The members of the Oakland Activities Association is divided into divisions which vary by sport. Before 2007, these divisions were labeled after Roman Numerals, with there typically being three divisions, labeled I, II, III, and occasionally a fourth, labeled IV. Nowadays, though, these divisions are labeled after colors, with most sports typically having three divisions: red, white, and blue. However, some sports are only divided into the red or white divisions while some are divided into a fourth division, gold.
OAA Football Divisional ChampionsEdit
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