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notes from OHSAA's September meeting

By jcfortun Published: September 10, 2009

The Ohio High School Athletic Association sent an e-mail about its board of directors meeting from September. Here are the notes from the meeting:

The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors met Thursday at the OHSAA office in Columbus for its regularly scheduled September meeting. The following are highlights of Board action. Complete minutes will be posted at ohsaa.org in the coming days.


- The Board approved the OHSAA staff to implement the use of a video replay system at the state basketball tournament as approved by rules adopted by the National Federation of State High School Associations. Details and procedures will be finalized in the coming months.


- The Board approved the appointment of three persons to fill unexpired vacancies on District Athletic Boards through the 2009-10 school year. The three appointees include Jim Hayes (athletic director, Teays Valley H.S.) as the Class AA representative in the Central District, Richard Hall (superintendent, East Guernsey Local School District) as the Class AA representative in the East District and Karen O’Hare (principal, Creston Middle School) as the junior high representative in the Northeast District.


- The Board approved the 2009-10 OHSAA Media Regulations. The 12-page document is posted in PDF format on the OHSAA website under the ‘News & Media’ tab.


- The Board heard from Greg Fraunfelter of the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches regarding proposals to modify the shot put weight for 7th and 8th graders (six pounds for girls and four kilograms for boys) and to require pole vault education recertification for coaches. The Board will vote on the proposals at its December meeting.


- The list of 2008-09 Harold A. Meyer Award recipients was provided to the Board. The 55 high schools and 12 junior high schools that have been honored will be announced in a separate release from the OHSAA.


- Impact Action Sports Photography was approved to continue as the OHSAA’s official state tournament photographer for the 2009-10 school year.


- The Board received the 2009 spring sports financial reports from the OHSAA staff and was pleased to see that attendance was up 32-percent at the baseball state tournament at Huntington Park in Columbus and attendance was up 15-percent at the softball state tournament at Akron Firestone Stadium.

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