Sports Archive

OHSAA extends football finals stay in Columbus through 2016

The high school football state championships will remain in Ohio Stadium in Columbus for an additional year, through 2016, the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Tuesday, Aug. 4 jointly with the Greater Columbus Sports Commission.   The announcement comes as details are being finalized for the 2015 state championships, which include a public all-session ticket [ Read More ]

Western & Southern releases early ground passes for tournament

The Western & Southern Open released Grounds Pass tickets to select day sessions beginning at 10a.m. on Saturday, August 1, available on Ticketmaster. This marks the first time the event has released grounds passes this early. A grounds pass allows the bearer access to everything at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, except for Center Court. [ Read More ]

Fall sports practices underway

The official start of fall sports practices was Saturday for member schools of the Ohio High School Athletic Association. August 1 is the annual start date for all OHSAA sanctioned fall sports, which include girls tennis, girls and boys golf, girls and boys cross country, field hockey, boys and girls soccer, volleyball and football. Football [ Read More ]

Digital Golf Pass tees up operation in Ohio

An all-digital solution to an age-old problem — how to play golf at the best courses in the state, and get the best deals possible – has launched operations throughout Ohio this month with an appropriate gambit: For all of 2015, the golf pass is free. That solution, the Digital Golf Pass, allows players to [ Read More ]

Rule changes for track, cross country

Beginning with the 2016 high school track and field season, the head starter (or designee), rather than the implement inspector, shall inspect all starting blocks used in the running events. The addition of Article 4 to Rule 3-6 was one of eight changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Track [ Read More ]

Bethel-Tate to hold golf outing Aug. 16

The Bethel-Tate Athletics Golf Outing will be held on Aug. 15 and 16 at Friendly Meadows Golf Course. The athletic department at Bethel is catering to a variety of golfing tastes this year offering both a traditional 18-hole scramble and a 9-hole FootGolf option. FootGolf is a growing sport that marries properties from soccer and golf [ Read More ]

Changes at 2015 Ohio State Fair

Smokey Bear has been an Ohio State Fair tradition and fairgoer favorite since 1959, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). This year, a brand new animatronic Smokey Bear will welcome state fair visitors to the ODNR Natural Resources Park during the Ohio State Fair. This new exhibit is just one of the [ Read More ]

Baseball, softball rules update in ‘16

Rules changes for the 2016 baseball and softball seasons were made at rules committee meetings last month in Indianapolis. Those changes were subsequently approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Board of Directors. Baseball Beginning with the 2016 season, umpires will be required to issue a warning to coaches before restriction [ Read More ]

Ohio implements new horizontal well pad rules

Today, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) implemented new rules regulating the construction of horizontal well pad sites. Stringent construction standards will ensure that well pads provide a safe foundation for drilling rigs and production facilities throughout the operational life of the well, emphasizing public safety and environmental protection. Under the new rules, operators [ Read More ]

Western & Southern reups as title sponsor

The Western & Southern Open today announced a landmark agreement with Western & Southern Financial Group to keep the Cincinnati-based company as title sponsor of the city’s prestigious professional tennis tournament through 2017. The parties did not disclose the specific terms of the three-year, multimillion-dollar deal. The agreement ensures that the relationship remains the longest [ Read More ]


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