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Ohio High School Athletic Association

 

Ohio High School Athletic Association

Ohio High School Athletic Association
Abbreviation OHSAA
Formation 1907
Legal status Association
Purpose Athletic/Educational
Headquarters 4080 Roselea Pl.
Columbus, OH 43214
Region served
Ohio
Official language
English
Commissioner
Daniel B. Ross, Ph.D.
Affiliations National Federation of State High School Associations
Staff
20
Website ohsaa.org
Remarks (614) 267-2502

The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) is the governing body of athletic programs for junior and senior high schools in the state of Ohio. The OHSAA governs eligibility of student athletes, resolves disputes, organizes levels of competition by divisional separation of schools according to attendance population, and conducts state championship competitions in all the OHSAA-sanctioned sports.

Contents

  • Membership 1
  • Structure 2
    • Districts 2.1
    • Classifications and divisions 2.2
  • History 3
    • Commissioners since 1925 3.1
  • OHSAA–sponsored sports tournaments 4
    • Boys 4.1
    • Girls 4.2
    • Past team state champions 4.3
      • Schools with most team titles 4.3.1
      • Schools with most team titles in one sport 4.3.2
      • Schools with most consecutive team titles in one sport 4.3.3
  • See also 5
  • External links 6
  • References 7

Membership

There are approximately 820 member high schools and 850 more schools in the 7th-8th grade division of the OHSAA. Most public and private high schools in Ohio belong to the OHSAA.[1]

Structure

Districts

The Association is divided into six districts, each with its own District Athletic Board, including the Central District, East District, Northeast District, Northwest District, Southeast District, and Southwest District.

The District boards conduct Sectional and District tournaments. The main OHSAA board conducts Regional and State tournaments.[2]

Classifications and divisions

Member high schools are divided into 3 classifications (A, AA, AAA). Prior to 1989 many sports held tournaments based on these classifications. Since then, each sport individually divides into numbered divisions based on enrollment, taking into account the total number of schools offering that Varsity sport and placing an equal number of schools in each division.

The classifications (A being the smallest schools, AAA the largest) are still used to fill spots on the District Athletic Boards (2 representatives from each class).

The number of divisions vary based on how many schools offer that sport. Football has the most, with 7 divisions (Division 1 being the largest schools). 3 sports have a single division: Boys' Ice Hockey and Girls' Field Hockey and Gymnastics.

History

OHSAA's 100th Anniversary logo.

The OHSAA is an unincorporated, Denison University. Columbus North became the first state champions, finishing ahead of Dayton Steele.[1]

The OHSAA is currently headed by a commissioner.[3] Prior to 1925, the Board of Control officers handled duties now associated with the Commissioner.

Commissioners since 1925

  • H.R. Townsend (1925–1944)
  • Harold Emswiler (1944–1958)
  • W.J. McConnell (1958–1963)
  • Paul E. Landis (1963–1969)
  • Harold A. Meyer (1969–1977)
  • George D. Bates (1977–1980)
  • Richard L. Armstrong (1980–1989)
  • Clair Muscaro (1990–2004)
  • Daniel B. Ross, Ph.D. (2004–present)

OHSAA–sponsored sports tournaments

[3]

Boys

Season Sport Tournament Structure # of Divisions 1st Tournament 2015-2016 State Tournament Location
Fall Cross Country District, Regional, & State 3 1928 National Trail Raceway, Hebron
Fall Football Regional & State 7 1972 Ohio Stadium, Columbus
Fall Golf Sectional, District & State 3 1927
(Spring sport 1927-1974)
The Ohio State University Golf Club, Columbus Scarlet Course (Div I & III)
North Star Golf Resort, Sunbury (Div II)
Fall Soccer Sectional, District, Regional & State 3 1976 Mapfre Stadium, Columbus
Winter Basketball Sectional, District, Regional, & State 4 1923 Value City Arena at The Jerome Schottenstein Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Winter Bowling Sectional, District, & State 2 2007 Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl, Columbus
Winter Ice Hockey District & State 1 1978 Nationwide Arena, Columbus
Winter Swimming and Diving Sectional, District, & State 2 1928 C. T. Branin Natatorium, Canton
Winter Wrestling Sectional, District, & State 3 1938 Value City Arena at The Jerome Schottenstein Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Winter Wrestling-Dual Meet Regional & State 3 2013 St. John Arena, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Spring Baseball Sectional, District, Regional, & State 4 1928 Huntington Park, Columbus
Spring Track and Field District, Regional, & State 3 1908 Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Spring Tennis Sectional, District, & State 2** 1922 Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason

Girls

Season Sport Tournament Structure # of Divisions 1st Tournament 2015-2016 State Tournament Location
Fall Cross Country District, Regional, & State 3 1978 National Trail Raceway, Hebron
Fall Field Hockey State Qualifying & State 1 1979 Marv Moorehead Stadium, Upper Arlington High School, Upper Arlington
Fall Golf Sectional, District & State 2 1993 The Ohio State University Golf Club, Gray Course, Columbus
Fall Soccer Sectional, District, Regional & State 3 1985 Mapfre Stadium, Columbus
Fall Tennis Sectional, District, & State 2** 1976 Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason
Fall Volleyball Sectional, District, Regional, & State 4 1975 Nutter Center, Wright State University, Dayton
Winter Basketball Sectional, District, Regional, & State 4 1976 Value City Arena at The Jerome Schottenstein Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Winter Bowling Sectional, District, & State 2 2007 Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl, Columbus
Winter Gymnastics Sectional, District, & State 1 1977 Hilliard Bradley High School, Hilliard
Winter Swimming and Diving Sectional, District, & State 2 1977 Branin Natatorium, Canton
Spring Softball Sectional, District, Regional, & State 4 1978 Firestone Stadium, Akron
Spring Track and Field District, Regional, & State 3 1975 Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, The Ohio State University, Columbus
**(Individual/Doubles only, no Team championships)

Past team state champions

Schools with most team titles

[3]
Rank # of
Titles
School City # of
Boys'
Titles
# of
Girls'
Titles
Year of
First
Title
Year of
Last
Title
1 50 St. Edward Lakewood 50 X* 1978 2015
2 49 St. Xavier Cincinnati 49 X* 1957 2015
3 45 Upper Arlington Upper Arlington 26 19 1937 2015
4 36 Walsh Jesuit Cuyahoga Falls 22 14 1982 2014
5 33 Hawken Gates Mills 5 28 1977 2015
6 29 St. Ignatius Cleveland 29 X* 1988 2014
7 28 St. Vincent – St. Mary Akron 17 11 1972 2013
7 28 Minster Minster 5 23 1976 2014
9 27 Canton McKinley Canton 23 4 1937 2010
10 26 Newark Catholic Newark 16 10 1978 2015
11 25 Thomas Worthington Worthington 10 15 1938 2013
11 25 Columbus Academy Gahanna 15 10 1977 2014
13 24 Beaumont School Cleveland Heights X* 24 1986 2012
14 22 Elder Cincinnati 22 X* 1943 2005
14 22 Coldwater Coldwater 14 8 1983 2015
14 22 Graham St. Paris 22 0 1930 2015
17 21 Brecksville-Broadview Heights Broadview Heights 5 16 1981 2015
17 21 Archbishop Moeller Cincinnati 21 X* 1972 2015
19 20 St. Francis DeSales Columbus 15 5 1971 2014
19 20 St. Henry St. Henry 13 7 1979 2011

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* X = single-sex school

Schools with most team titles in one sport

[3]
Rank # of
Titles
School City Sport First Last
1 36 St. Xavier Cincinnati Boys' Swimming 1970 2015
2 29 St. Edward Lakewood Wrestling 1978 2015
3 25 Hawken Gates Mills Girls' Swimming 1984 2015
4 17 Upper Arlington Upper Arlington Boys' Golf 1941 2006
4 17 Graham St. Paris Wrestling 1982 2015
6 16 Beaumont School Cleveland Heights Girls' Track 1986 2008
6 16 Glenville Cleveland Boys' Track 1959 2014
8 15 Brecksville-Broadview Heights Broadview Heights Girls' Gymnastics 1994 2015
9 13 Canton McKinley Canton Boys' Swimming 1937 1961
9 13 East Technical Cleveland Boys' Track 1920 1955
11 12 Elder Cincinnati Boys' Baseball 1943 2005
11 12 Minster Minster Girls' Track 1976 2004
13 11 St. Edward Lakewood Boys' Ice Hockey 1985 2008
13 11 St. Ignatius Cleveland Football 1988 2011
15 10 Upper Arlington Upper Arlington Girls' Swimming 2003 2015
15 10 Maple Heights Maple Heights Wrestling 1956 1974
15 10 Magnificat Rocky River Girls' Gymnastics 1990 2003
15 10 Columbus Academy Gahanna Girls' Field Hockey 1994 2013

Schools with most consecutive team titles in one sport

[3]
  • active streak
Season Sport School # of Consecutive State Titles Years
Fall Boys' Cross Country Caldwell 8 1985-92
Fall Girls' Cross Country Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 5 2009-13
Fall Field Hockey Gahanna Columbus Academy 3 1999-2001
Fall Football Cleveland St. Ignatius 5 1991-95
Fall Boys' Golf Gates Mills Gilmour Academy 4 1991-94
Fall Girls' Golf Dublin Jerome 4 *2011-14
Fall Boys' Soccer Dayton Carroll 3 2010-12
Fall Girls' Soccer Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 3 *2012-14
Fall Girls' Soccer Clayton Northmont 3 1987-89
Fall Volleyball Cincinnati St Ursula Academy 6 1993-98
Winter Boys' Basketball Cincinnati North College Hill 3 2005-07
Winter Boys' Basketball Columbus Wehrle 3 1988-90
Winter Boys' Basketball Dayton Stivers 3 1928-30
Winter Girls' Basketball Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown 5 2009-2013
Winter Boys' Bowling Springfield Kenton Ridge 2 2009-10
Winter Girls' Bowling Coldwater 2 2012-13
Winter Gymnastics Brecksville-Broadview Heights 12 *2004-15
Winter Ice Hockey Bowling Green 3 1997-99
Winter Ice Hockey Lakewood St. Edward 3 1994-96
Winter Boys' Swimming and Diving Cincinnati St. Xavier 12 1970-81
Winter Girls' Swimming and Diving Gates Mills Hawken 17 *1999-2015
Winter Wrestling-Individual St. Paris Graham 15 *2001-15
Winter Wrestling-Dual Team St. Paris Graham 3 *2013-15
Winter Wrestling-Dual Team Delta 3 *2013-15
Spring Baseball Newark Catholic 3 2002-04
Spring Baseball Cincinnati Elder 3 1958-60
Spring Softball North Canton Hoover 4 2011-14
Spring Softball Springfield 4 1992-95
Spring Boys' Track and Field Cleveland East Tech 6 1939-44
Spring Girls' Track and Field Cleveland Heights Beaumont 7 1986-92

See also

External links

  • Ohio High School Athletic Association official website
  • Ohio Tennis Coaches' Association website
  • Miami Valley Tennis Coaches' Association website

References

  1. ^ a b Fred Dafler. "The History of the OHSAA". Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  2. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b c d e OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. 
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