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MEDIA ADVISORY: OHSAA Spring Tournaments Information

May 14, 2018
Ohio High School Athletic Association
Executive Director Daniel B. Ross, Ph.D.
 
   
May 14, 2018
Contact – Tim Stried, Director of Communications, tstried@ohsaa.org
 
MEDIA ADVISORY: OHSAA Spring Tournaments Information
 
OHSAA News and Media Center: http://www.ohsaa.org/news-media
The source for press releases, state tournament media credentials, photography and media regulations, OHSAA Radio Network information, tournament broadcast rates, record books, historical information and much more.
 
Credentials for Sectional, District and Regional Tournament Contests
Please contact the site manager regarding credential requests for OHSAA sectional, district and regional tournament contests. Contact information can be found on the respective sport page at OHSAA.org and on the statewide brackets for team sports.
 
Upcoming OHSAA State Tournaments
State Tournament Credential Center: http://www.ohsaa.org/news/credentials
       Boys Tennis – May 25-26 at Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason (media do not need to request credentials in advance)
       Softball – May 31, June 1 & 2 at Firestone Stadium, Akron (Credential application deadline is noon on Tues., May 29)
       Baseball – May 31, June 1 & 2 at Huntington Park, Columbus (Credential application deadline is noon on Tues., May 29)
       Track & Field – June 1-2 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, OSU (Credential application deadline is 10 a.m. on Wed., May 30).
       Lacrosse – June 2 at Selby Stadium, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware (Credential application deadline is noon on Fri., June 1)
 
Regional and State Tournament Pairings
The OHSAA will announce regional tournament pairings in softball, baseball and lacrosse on Sunday, May 20. Boys tennis state tournament brackets will also be posted that day, or on Monday, May 21. State tournament pairings in softball, baseball and lacrosse will be released on Sunday, May 27.
 
Spectrum Sports is the Official Television Partner of the OHSAA
Spectrum Sports and the OHSAA will provide exclusive television and/or online streaming play-by-play coverage of the softball, baseball and lacrosse state tournaments. Spectrum’s coverage is on channel 1311HD/311 across Ohio and on channel 510 in former Insight areas. Please check the specific state tournament coverage pages at OHSAA.org for details. Hometown TV stations can provide highlights of those state tournament contests. The track and field state championships are available for hometown TV stations to provide tape-delayed coverage.  
 
OHSAA Radio Network Set for Softball and Baseball State Tournaments
The OHSAA Radio Network will broadcast all 12 games from the softball and baseball state tournaments. There is no charge for stations to carry network broadcasts and affiliates can have waived broadcast fees for their own regional and state tournament broadcasts. Program logs are created for each game so local stations can insert their own inventory if they desire (24 local avails per game). The network broadcasts are available through an online stream, while the baseball broadcasts are also available through Skyview Satellite. Contact Tim Stried or visit http://www.ohsaa.org/news/radio
 
Updated Information Posted Weekly on Sport Pages at www.OHSAA.org
Each sport page at www.OHSAA.org contains information such as state polls, tournament information, brackets (for team sports), state tournament coverage, sport-specific releases, regulations, state tournament histories and state record books.
 
Feature Stories Request
Media are asked to email Tim Stried links to their feature stories about sportsmanship or overcoming adversity for posting on the OHSAA’s website and social media platforms and elsewhere.
 
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