OHSAA updates members on tournament plans in wake of coronavirus

Amid travel concerns regarding the coronavirus leading to schedule changes and postponement of sporting events across the world, the OHSAA is standing pat.

The governing body for Ohio high school athletics told members today in a memo from commissioner Jerry Snodgrass the organization is monitoring the situation and reviewing tournament plans, “but at this time all tournaments are currently scheduled to proceed as planned.”

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Beyond that, the organization has procedures in place to handle closures of sectional, district and regional host sites for a variety or reasons, including inclement weather or health issues, and reserves the right to delay or reschedule tournaments such as bowling and wrestling if various factors prove to make that a practical move.

The bowling state tournament is scheduled to begin Friday in Columbus for both boys and girls.

The wrestling tournament is set for March 13-15 in Columbus while the girls basketball tournament is at the regional stage and the boys basketball tournament is at the district stage.

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Ohio State will host the boys state basketball tournament March 21-23 at Value City Arena while the girls tournament will be held at St. John Arena March 12-14.

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