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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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Jun
9

A Great Weekend And Finish To The Year

I guess you would have had to have been there to appreciate it, but the wrap up to the high school sports year was impressive…but with some questions as to how you would have heard about it you weren’t there.

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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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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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