Ohio High School Athletic Association

The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) unveiled a plan Wednesday to resume spring sports – if Gov. Mike DeWine decides to reopen schools in early May.

The governor’s current school closure order expires on May 1, with classes resuming May 4. In the update sent to Ohio high schools, OHSAA said the May 4 start is optimistic, but its plan would allow spring sports seasons to begin as early as May 9.

High school football player during the national anthem.
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A study from researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found high schools nationwide reported challenges in implementing and enforcing concussion regulations.

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The Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association will host its first ever girls state wrestling tournament next year. The tournament will be held at Hilliard Davidson High School on Feb. 22-23, 2020.

High school football player during the national anthem.
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The Ohio High School Athletic Association says it's been told by a judge to stop using part of its competitive balance process.

A press release from the OHSAA says the Court of Common Pleas in Hamilton County issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting the athletic association from utilizing part of the process that a majority of Ohio schools approved in 2014.

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For the second time in as many years, a bill in the Ohio Legislature would push back the start date for K-12 schools until after Labor Day. A new survey, funded by the Ohio Travel Association, shows voters support that plan.

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High school football is a Friday night tradition in Ohio. From inner-city Akron to the fields in Appalachia, fans are getting ready as grounds crews trim the grass and replace lights ahead of tonight’s games.

But on those fields, fewer players are suiting up.

High school football player during the national anthem.
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Even before this weekend’s tweets by President Donald Trump calling for the firings of NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, Ohio high school athletes have taken up the gesture to protest racism and shootings by police.