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 ohsaa.org eventually led to the discontinuation of The
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.