Monday, 04 December 2017 17:28

AUDIO Tim May Talks Buckeyes, Bowl Game

Buckeyes beat writer Tim May from the Columbus Dispatch spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the OSU football team's win over Wisconsin and their Cotton Bowl matchup with USC December 29.

 

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For the first time in a couple of years, the OHSAA State Championships went back to Canton at the newly christened Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

Tim Stried from the OHSAA spoke about this past weekend and that they will be looking at for next year in the state finals.

 

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Tim Stried from the OHSAA spoke with Sam Bourquin Monday to talk about the upcoming high school football playoffs in the Buckeye State. 

 

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Tim Stried from the OHSAA spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday to talk about the changes coming to the OHSAA in both playoff format and Divisions I-VII.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 17:48

AUDIO Tim Stried Talks OHSAA News & Notes

Tim Stried from the OHSAA spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about the various news and notes going on in the OHSAA. He also discussed the possible changes coming to the state playoffs in the OHSAA as well.

 

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Tim Stried from the OHSAA spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell to talk about the new regulations in high school baseball as it relates to pitch counts.

 

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After an Ohio High School Athletic Association investigation into the Massillon Washington football program,  the Tigers will be on probation for three years due to alleged recruiting violations.

Director of Commuications for the OHSAA, Tim Stried joined Brad Russell Monday to talk about the situation, what that means for the team, and head football coach Nate Moore.

He said the sanctions affect the school and the OHSAA and their interaction.

"Whenever a school's on probation, there's a heightened awareness that the school's had some violations, and  there's an increase in communication between the OHSAA and the school," he said.

If the Tigers make the playoffs in 2016, Moore is suspended from coaching the team throughout the duration of the playoffs.  The school is also facing a $5,000 fine and some of the penalties extend to some student-athletes as well.

For the full interview with Brad and Tim Stried, click here.

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There's busy times for the Ohio High School Athletic Association in Division I football as the announcement was made to have four regions for the D-I tournament instead of two this coming fall.

Tim Stried from the OHSAA came on with Sam Bourquin to discuss the move, how it was made.

He says by formatting it in the same vein as Divisions II-VII, there will be more of an emphasis from teams and coaches on the regional championships and a decrease in travel for some teams.

 

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The Canfield hockey team, who was slated to move on in the playoffs, are instead heading back to Mahoning County due to a forfeiture. This scenario occurred because a Cardinals player was also on a club team, which by rule is not allowed and results in a forfeiture. The Twinsburg Tigers will instead move on.

Tim Stried, Director of Information for the OHSAA, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to explain the situation. Stried says the member schools voted this rule into place, as coaches and administrators believed it would give an unfair advantage to other student athletes by playing on a high-level travel team. He also believes there’s a safety concern had this rule not been in effect.

Stried also shared his thoughts on the playoff structure for girls and boys basketball. This comes off the heals of a massacre at Gilmour Academy, where the Lancers took down their opponent, 108-1, in boys basketball.

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Many different issues are going on in and around high school athletics, and one of the issues that has been much talked about is competitive balance.

Tim Stried from the OHSAA joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about it and what it means for high school athletics moving forward for coaches, players, and school districts alike. 

"The release was prompted by the fact we needed to announce the timing of it," he said. "We initially planned on collecting roster data this year (2015-16) and having it apply to the rosters and school enrollments for next year (2016-17."

In 2014, the member schools of the OHSAA passed the competitive balance plan to address the balance in team sports and how schools are grouped in certain divisions for the tournament. 

Schools will submit their rosters and could move up a division, depending on a series of factors.

"From our public schools, they've said all along there's a fundamental difference between public and non-public schools, and we agree with that, but we want everyone to stay together," Stried said.

 There will be a new enrollment cycle in 2017-18.

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Sunday, 15 November 2015 11:31

Football Playoff Venues - Week 13

It's the third round of the high school football playoffs, and nine local teams have made it this far. Here's a look at who and where they will be playing in week 13:

Division I, Region 1 (Saturday, 7:00 p.m.)

#2 Stow-Munroe Falls vs. #3 Lewis Center Olentangy at Mansfield Senior HS

Division II, Region 3 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.)

#5 Hudson vs. #3 Mayfield at Solon HS

Division II, Region 5 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.)

#1 Perry vs. #3 Worthington Kilbourne at Mount Vernon HS

Division III, Region 7 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.)

#1 Archbishop Hoban vs. #2 St. Vincent-St. Mary at The University of Akron InfoCision Stadium Summa Field

Division IV, Region 11 (Saturday, 7:00 p.m.)

#5 Youngstown Ursuline vs. #3 Crestwood at Ravenna HS

Division V, Region 15 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.)

#1 Columbiana Crestview vs. #3 Canton Central Catholic at Minerva HS

Division V, Region 16 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.)

#1 Milan Edison vs. #6 Chippewa at Brunswick HS

Division VII, Region 23 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.)

#1 Warren JFK vs. #2 Mogadore at Twinsburg HS

 

 

 

 

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Sunday, 08 November 2015 14:18

Football Playoff Venues Announced

Here's a look at who and where the remaining local high school football teams will play in the second round of the Ohio High School Athletic Association football playoffs.

Division I, Region 1 (Saturday, 7:00 p.m.)

#2 Stow-Munroe Falls vs. #7 Solon at InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field at The University of Akron

Division II, Region 3 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.)

#8 Nordonia vs. #5 Hudson at Bedford Bearcat Stadium

Division II, Region 5 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.)

#1 Perry vs. #5 Dresden Tri-Valley at Dover Crater Stadium

Division III, Region 7 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.)

#1 Archbishop Hoban vs. #5 Louisville at Green Memorial Stadium

#2 St. Vincent-St. Mary vs. #6 West Geauga at Ravenna Portage Community Bank Stadium

Division IV, Region 11 (Saturday, 7:00 p.m.)

#1 Woodridge vs. #5 Youngstown Ursuline at Hudson Memorial Stadium

#7 Parma Hts. Holy Name vs #3 Crestwood at Nordonia Boliantz Stadium

Division V, Region 15 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.)

#2 Sandy Valley vs. #3 Canton Central Catholic at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium

Division V, Region 16 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.)

#7 Rossford vs. #6 Chippewa at Huron Kalahari Field

Division VI, Region 19 (Saturday, 7:00 p.m.)

#7 Smithville vs. #6 Cuyahoga Heights at Medina Highland North Gateway Tire Field

Division VII, Region 23 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.)

#2 Mogadore vs #3 Norwalk St. Paul at Medina Ken Dukes Stadium

The rest of the statewide pairings can be found on the OHSAA website.

 

 

 

 

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The Akron Public Schools are looking at implementing a new plan to ensure 100% compliance with the OHSAA regulations.

 

This proactive approach stems from a ruling during the 2014-15 school year when the OHSAA had determined the APS committed infractions as it relates to eligibility.


APS Athletic Director Joe Vassalotti joined the Sam Bourquin Show Monday to talk about the plan and how to better educate parents, student-athletes, and others about the eligibility rules.


"We want to be transparent and do things right here and follow the bylaws of the OHSAA as exactly they should be."


Vassalotti says that among other items, building athletic directors will be checking eligibility earlier, as well as making sure student-athletes grade point average is where it should be.


He says by being 100% compliant, student athletes get the concept of doing things the right way.

"We need to follow through to make sure all paperwork is turned in in a timely manner, and ultimately we want them out there competing with their teammates."

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