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OHSAA Magazine

The purpose of the OHSAA Magazine is to provide another avenue to communicate the role the OHSAA plays in interscholastic athletics and why education-based sports are so important. It is a message that needs to be communicated not only to our member school administrators and coaches, but also to student-athletes, parents, fans, officials, legislators, media and anyone interested in extracurricular programs.

OHSAA Magazine is produced three times a year by the OHSAA. It is mailed to superintendents, principals and athletics directors of all member schools. Annual subscriptions may be purchased for $20 and single copies are available for $7 by contacting Andrea Heiberger, or 614-267-2502.

Current Issue - Winter 2016


Winter 2016 Issue Articles (.pdf format)

Table of Contents (PG. 1)


About the OHSAA and NFHS (PG. 2)

From the Commissioner: Look For Teachable Moments And Make Them Count (PG. 3)

OHSAA Calendars and Allied Organization (PG. 4)

Varsity Letters: A Senior Project For The Cure (PG. 5)

Boys Bowling Spread Photo (PG. 6-7)

Swimming & Diving, Gymnastics and Boys Basketball Photos (PG. 8-9)


Respect the Game (PG. 10)


News and Notes (PG. 11)


Feature: Olentangy's Inikki Mitchell Blazes Trail (PG. 12-13)


Feature: Standing Tall & Together Against Cancer (PG. 14-15)

For The Cure Photos (PG. 16)

OHSAA On The Web (PG. 17)


Athletics Update, AD Spotlight (PG. 18)

Eligibility Update (PG. 19)

Athletic Director Update: OHSAA Announces Partnership With ArbiterSports (PG. 20)

Officiating Update: Inside The OHSAA Officiating Website (PG. 21)


OHSAA Foundation and OIAAA Updates (PG. 22)


OHSAA Structure and Board Report (PG. 23)

Update from Dr. Chris Stankovich (PG. 24)


Sponsor Update (PG. 25-27)

2016 OHSAA Winter State Tournament Previews (PG. 28)


OHSAA Magazine History

For more than 60 years, the OHSAA produced a monthly publication called The Athlete, which contained bylaw notes, meeting rules, rule changes, tournament brackets, championship recaps, tournament regulations and school tournament assignments. Many issues were more than 100 pages. The Athlete first appeared in September 1941 and was last printed in April of 2005. The vast amount of information posted at eventually led to the discontinuation of The Athlete.

Throughout the years, readers saw everything covered from rationing and dealing with limited supplies during World War II, gender equality and opportunities, the introduction of record books and even the beloved Disney character Goofy, which was proclaimed on the cover of the September 1984 issue as the national mascot of high school sports.