Archive for OHSAA/SWDAB
May
19

Coaches…And The Kiss Of Death!

As a profession, coaches are the hardest working people around. But people look at them and appreciate their efforts as little more than adults having fun at recess.

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May
1

Public vs. Private…A Different Perspective

Issues Of Private vs. Public…As competitive balance comes to a head again, no one really knows the consequences of having it pass or fail. For all anyone knows, the biggest issue seems to be…is it possible to make someone, anyone, happy? Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature from Bob Huelsman.

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Apr
4

New Conference In The Works…?

Is there a new small-school athletic conference in the works? That’s a question to be answered, or should be answered, in the near future.

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Mar
26

Please, Don’t Make Me Laugh!

Contrary to what’s been written, or what you might think, not every athletic director is compensated in the manner written about recently…nor is every athletic director’s responsibilities the same. Read on.

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Mar
11

Lonesome Town…Where Coaches Go

To my former colleagues who lost their state tournament dream the past couple of weeks, I know just what you’re going through. You feel, and I still feel, just like this old song from the past.

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Feb
9

I’m Back, And Catchin’ Up…

Changes in the football playoffs, more questions pertaining to competitive balance, and how you “might” spend your summer vacation head the list of latest OHSAA headlines.

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Dec
22

When You Wish Upon A Star…

For former Newton star Kyler Booher, stardom in one sport wasn’t enough. His real goal is yet to be fulfilled as he pursues what he hopes to be a professional future in golf.

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Dec
13

On Wrestling: Having One’s Cake And Eat It, Too!

If you liked my ideas about better competitive scheduling opportunities for small-school football, you’re going to love my thoughts about wrestling, I’m sure!

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Nov
28

Do Somethin’, Huelsman…!

I heard it for years when I was coaching, and now I have a chance to suggest something that would make a difference in the competitive makeup of Cross County Conference football.

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Nov
6

The “Grinch” Who Would Steal The Playoffs

The Sonny Fulks column advocating reduction of the football playoff process is counter to the goal of exposing as many deserving student athletes as possible to the ultimate competitive process.

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Oct
17

How Bradford Is Destroying The Image Of Purdue University…Right!

You’d like to believe that Division I colleges have more important things to do. But apparently strict enforcement of high schools borrowing from their marketing logos is at the top of the list.

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Oct
5

Cross Country…Alive And Well

Apparently, running has never been so popular. Cross country running is enjoying “boom” times, with an new venue announced for the 2011 OHSAA state meet.

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Sep
14

Fans Being “Fleeced”

Seriously, why do we, you and I, continue to ante up not only for the privilege of watching a college sporting event, but the most basic amenity heretofore thought to be standard equipment…a seat from which to watch! FLEECED: Stripped of money or property as a sheep is stripped of fleece; obtained by unfair or [...]

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Sep
4

Change Is Inevitable…Except From A Vending Machine!

Change is good, and change is inevitable, as reflected by some faces and some new policies adopted by the Southwest District Board for 2011-12.

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Aug
18

A Labor Of Love

It’s true…it’s just grass, but it’s what you do with grass that makes the difference between a football field and a field of community pride and tradition.

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Jul
30

How Young…Is Too Young?

I ask the burning question pertaining to adolescent sports. Is your kid too young to play in a competitive manner when he stands in center field, pays no attention, and has his hand down his pants?

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Jul
4

Balls To The Walls…

The confusing facts about golf balls…why there’s so many and why it’s so confusing to try and figure out which one’s right for you.

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Jun
23

Media, And The Tangled Web

You really do wonder what the real story is concerning Ohio State football, breaking the rules, Jim Tressel, Terrell Pryor, blah, blah, blah. You wonder, because the only source of information you have is the most unreliable of all.

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May
25

Should Superintendents Stick To Education Issues?

If athletics comprise only 3% of the average school’s budget, why are superintendents in Wayne County the driving force behind passage of the competitive balance issue proposed by the OHSAA?

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May
18

Divisional Changes In Football

The two-year cycle of divisional changes for high school football were announced last week, which makes everyone crazy in some way or another…starting with football coaches!

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