Friday, March 27th, 2020
OHSAA cancels winter tourneys
From staff reports
The Ohio High School Athletic Association formally canceled the remaining winter sports tournaments on Thursday, as expected with schools remaining closed due to an order from Gov. Mike DeWine.
In a news release, OHSAA executive director Jerry Snodgrass stated that the continued priority was the health of athletes and fans.
"We are just devastated that the tournaments cannot be completed," said Snodgrass in the release. "But our priority is the safety of our student-athletes, coaches, communities and officials. Governor Mike DeWine is asking all Ohioans to do everything they can to stop the spread of this virus. That request, along with our schools not being able to reopen for weeks, means that school sports cannot happen at this time. Even if our schools reopen this spring, it will be difficult to find facilities willing to host the tournaments. Most campuses are shut down until mid to late summer."
Snodgrass stated that plans are underway to honor the participants from the canceled wrestling, boys and girls basketball and boys hockey tournament.
As of now, the spring sports season is still delayed.