Archive for OHSAA/SWDAB
May
11

In A League Of Her Own…Katie Horstman

Ahead of her time as an athlete and mentor, to the people whose lives she touched most as a coach, a tribute to Minster legend Katie Horstman is long overdue.

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May
4

Ladies And Gentlemen, Start Your Engines…

The “greatest spectacle in racing” starts up in a few days, and it brings back a lot of great memories of growing up in the shadow of New Bremen Speedway and listening to Sid Collins on station WOWO out of Fort Wayne.

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Apr
17

Nuts And Bolts, Nuts And Bolts…

Observations and information pertaining to OHSAA amendments for the coming year, Southwest District scholarships, and some change in the makeup of SWDAB administration.

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Apr
6

Where Halls Of Fame Are Concerned…Does Character Really Matter?

There was a time when life-long recognition for athletic achievement was withheld from the jailbirds, thieves and con artists. Now, you have to question if a few such indiscretions only heightens the appeal of such candidates.

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Apr
2

Summertime…And The Livin’ Ain’t Easy!

It ain’t as easy as the old Gershwin tune…how to regulate the summer activity of high school athletes, or whether to regulate them at all. It is an issue for the OHSAA, without consensus support and the manpower to enforce the current rules.

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Mar
21

Spring Football (H.S.)…Say It’s Not So!

Let’s hope the rumors are not true…that of instituting spring football for Ohio high schools. Here’s my two cents on what it would do, and why it would be a disservice to spring sports and the athletes faced with making some very tough decisions.

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Mar
14

What’s Your Name?

Ever wonder how schools came up with their nicknames…or how many of a certain name there are among Ohio high schools? So did I, until I sat down to research it for myself. And don’t go to the trouble. I’ve already saved you a lot of work.

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Mar
7

Restructuring The Basketball Tournament

I have a suggestion that should be considered. Because the time has come for some changes to the structure for the sake of minimizing embarrassing losses and embarrassing wins.

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Feb
27

Athletes On A Drinking Binge

You can bet that administrators, as well as the OHSAA, will become concerned when a student athlete dies from too much caffeine. But, what can you do?

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Feb
24

FYI…Southwest District Tournament Information

Information pertaining to upcoming tournament action, some new opportunities, and a way for your school to participate outside of the action on the court.

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Feb
15

Who’s Stirring The Tournament Pot?

Ever wonder about the tournament draws, seeding process, and how coaches decide on how the tournament offers the best chances for advancement? Read on.

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Feb
14

Duty, Honor, And Country

The young men and women who are leading our troops in the Middle East are not getting trophies and medals ever time they suit up…but rather, a harsh does of reality.

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Feb
8

Weather Play Havoc With Tournament Decisions

Weather, yes weather, has made operating the post-season basketball tournament tougher than it once was. Running the railroad with an inch of snow has become…stop the train, and everybody off!

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Feb
4

Is It Time For The “Shot Clock” (In High School Basketball)?

I might be the last person you’d expected to consider the shot clock, but I know this…it’s better than asking fans to sit through a 20-15 high school basketball game.

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Jan
14

Bowling…Growing Fast!

With more than 300 schools offering bowling for boys and girls, it’s the fastest growing competitive sport in Ohio schools.

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Jan
10

From Wrastlin’ To Wrestling

Wrestling is a tough sport, requiring the ultimate in physical conditioning, stamina, and willpower. Just the dieting aspect would run me from the sport.

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Jan
5

My Field Of Dreams

In the days of “semi-pro” baseball, players went back and forth between the majors and semi-pro like they do with the present-day minor leagues. My personal, and very poignant memories, of one of the last to play.

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