Free-Throw Lane Violations

May 24, 2017

REPOST:   A new rule regarding free-throw lane violations in high school basketball has been added for clarification. Players occupying the marked free-throw lane line spaces cannot enter the free-throw semicircle until the ball touches the ring or the free throw ends. Rule 9-1-3h was one of five rules changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee at its April 20-22 meeting in…

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OHSAA Directors Meeting 6/1

March 30, 2017

June 1, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting – Board will be asked to approve adjusted enrollment counts in basketball and approve divisional breakdowns in all winter sports.  The final enrollment numbers are posted at: http://www.ohsaa.org/school-resources/school-enrollment  

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The High School Shot Clock Debate

March 20, 2017

If you’re an avid hoop fan, you may find yourself watching more than 2-3 games per week.  No matter if you’re a player, coach, family member, or fan, everyone can connect with the “flow” of the game.  Meaning – watching two teams that are playing with a lot of energy, passing the ball effectively, and putting up a large number of shot attempts.  At times, the game slows down in…

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No Contact Period

March 18, 2017

All team sports are required to observe a “No-Contact Period” for their sport.  Sometimes known as a “Dead Period”, the time period is different for different sports.  The fundamental purpose of this “No-Contact Period” is to give student-athletes a time to ‘get away’ from a long season that just ended while also protecting the start-up period for the next season’s sports and therefore encouraging multi-sport participation.  Below is an overview…

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Most Team Wins All-Time Boys Varsity

March 17, 2017

Here is a list of teams with the most wins all-time in the State of Ohio boys varsity basketball.  Where is your team?   1,813 – Canton McKinley, 1,813-584-2 (Updated through the 2013-2014 season) 1,613 – Archbold, 1,613-644 (1910-2016) 1,556 – Newark, 1,556-717 (Updated through 2016) 1,497 – Mansfield Senior (updated 2012) 1,474 – Middletown, 1,474-615 (1913-2014) (Updated through the 2013-2014 season) 1,472 – Delphos St. John’s (Updated through 2016)…

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OHSAA State Basketball Tournament Info 2016-17

March 17, 2017

State Tournament TV and Radio Coverage Spectrum Sports is the official television partner of the OHSAA and will televise the girls and boys basketball state championship games live. In addition, every game from the girls and boys state tournaments will be streamed live at http://www.myspectrumsports.com/ for Spectrum subscribers. The OHSAA Radio Network will broadcast every game of the girls and boys state tournaments. Details are posted at: http://ohsaa.org/news/radio which includes…

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Summer Basketball is Here

March 14, 2017

Now is the time to start getting yourself prepared and gathering your teams for the spring and summer aau season. Don’t have a team?  Here are some tips on finding a team and trying out.   Most AAU basketball club teams will hold tryouts at a popular multi-purpose gym or recreational facility.  If you can’t find any teams on the internet or in the newspapers, just call up your local gyms,…

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