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OHSAA Infractions, Appeals and Legal Issues (all sports) as reported in the Board of Directors meeting minutes.

Next OHSAA Board of Directors Meeting -- Apr. 23, 2020

February 13
The Board was provided with a list of schools that have violated OHSAA bylaws or sports regulations since the last Board of Directors Meeting on January 16. 

61 schools violated General Sports Regulation 3, Mandatory Requirement for Tournament Officials Selection, and/or General Sports Regulation 6, Tournament Entry/Withdraw Procedures and Draw/Seed Meeting Dates, during the 2019 fall sports season. These violations resulted in $4,782.30 in fines (down from 103 schools and $8,520 in 2018 fall season). 70 percent of these infractions occurred as a result of the coach/school not fulfilling the tournament seeding requirements or deadlines.
  • Warren Champion Middle School had a student­athlete in 7th/­8th grade girls basketball violate Sports Regulation 7.2.1, Participating in Non­Interscholastic Programs ­Team Sports, when the student­athlete participated in a non­school contest while a member of the school team. In accordance with the Sports Regulation and Bylaw 11, Penalties, the Executive Director’s Office declared the student ineligible for the school’s next two regular-season contests.
  • Albany Alexander Board of Directors Minutes (2/13/20) — 3 Middle School had a middle school football player violate General Sports Regulation 7.4, Regulations Prohibiting Students from Participating on Non­School Teams during the School Year. In accordance with the Sports Regulation and Bylaw 11, Penalties, the Executive Director’s Office declared the student ineligible for the first regular-season game of the Alexander High School 2020 season.
  • Yellow Springs High School had a student­athlete in boys varsity basketball violate Bylaw 4-­4­-1, Scholarship. In accordance with Bylaw 10-2­-1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit all victorious contests in which the ineligible student participated.
  • Belmont Union Local High School had a student­athlete in boys varsity bowling violate Bylaw 4-­4­-1, Scholarship. In accordance with Bylaw 10­-2­-5, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the three victorious contests in which the ineligible student participated. Individual eligible athletes may keep their points and places and any awards earned in those events, but the contests shall be forfeited.
  • Van BurenHigh School had a volunteer wrestling coach violate General Sport Regulation 4, Failure to Acquire a PupilActivity Permit, when he trained athletes during the preseason without being credentialed. In accordance with General Sport Regulation 4, Van Buren has been fined $250.
  • New Carlisle Tecumseh High School had a student­athlete in junior varsity boys basketball violate Bylaw 4­-4­-1, Scholarship. In accordance with Bylaw 10­-2­-1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit all victorious contests in which the ineligible student participated.
  • Cincinnati Nagel Middle School had a student­athlete in 7th­/8th grade wrestling violate Bylaw 4-­3­-1, Enrollment & Attendance. In accordance with Bylaw 10-­2­-5, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the two victorious contests in which the ineligible student participated. Individual eligible athletes may keep their points and places and any awards earned in those events, but the contests shall be forfeited.
  • Columbus Marion­Franklin High School had a student­athlete in boys varsity basketball violate Bylaw 4­-7­-2, Transfer. In accordance with Bylaw 10-­2­-1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit all victorious contests in which the ineligible student participated past the 50 percent point of the season.
  • Tallmadge High School had a student­ athlete in junior varsity boys bowling violate Sports Regulation 7.2.2, Participating in NonInterscholastic Programs ­ Individual Sports, when the student­athlete participated in a non­school contest while a member of the school team. In accordance with the Sports Regulation and Bylaw 11, Penalties, the Executive Director’s Office declared the student ineligible for all contests until the student sits out of two regular-season junior varsity contests. Additionally, because the student participated in this event past the non­interscholatic date, the student was ruled ineligible for the 2020 OHSAA bowling tournament.
  • Cleves Taylor High School had a student­athlete in boys varsity basketball violate Sports Regulation 7.2.1, Participating in Non­Interscholastic Programs ­ Team Sports, when the student­athlete participated in anon­school contest while a member of the school team. In accordance with the Sports Regulation andBylaw 11, Penalties, the Executive Director’s Office declared the student ineligible for the school’s next two regular-season contests.
  • Powell Olentangy Liberty Middle School had a student ­athlete in 7th/­8th grade wrestling violate Bylaw 4­-4­-5, Scholarship. In accordance with Bylaw 10­-2­-5, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the four victorious contests in which the ineligible student participated. Individual eligible athletes may keep their points and places and any awards earned in those events, but the contests shall be forfeited.
  • Crooksville High School had a student­athlete in varsity wrestling violate Bylaw 4­-4­-1, Scholarship. In accordance with Bylaw 10­-2­-5, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the four victorious contests in which the ineligible student participated. Individual eligible athletes may keep their points and places and any awards earned in those events, but the contests shall be forfeited.
  • Lancaster Fairfield-Union High School had a student­athlete in varsity boys swimming and diving violate Bylaw 4-­4­-1, Scholarship. In accordance with Bylaw 10­-2­-5, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the four victorious contests in which the ineligible student participated. Individual eligible athletes may keep their points and places and any awards earned in those events, but the contests shall be forfeited.
  • Youngstown East HighSchool had a student­athlete in boys varsity basketball violate Bylaw 4­-7­-2, Transfer. In accordance with Bylaw 10­-2­-1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit all victorious contests in which the ineligible student participated past the 50 percent point of the season. 16.
  • Monroe High School had a student­athlete in varsity football violate Bylaw 4­-4­-1, Scholarship. However, the student attempted to establish eligibility via falsified information in violation of Bylaw 4-1­-2. Therefore, in accordance with Bylaw 4-­1­-2 and Bylaw 10­-2­-1, the school is not required to forfeit any of the contests in which the student participated while ineligible.
  • Hamilton New Miami Middle School’s 7th/8th grade swimming & diving team violated Bylaw 1-­1­-2, Application of Bylaw and Sports Regulations, and General Sports Regulation 32.4, Grades 7 & 8, when it permitted students in sixth grade to participate in swimming competitions for New Miami Middle School. In accordance with Bylaw 11, Penalties, the school was reprimanded and placed on probation until the end of the 2020-­21 school year. In this instance, probation means that any further violation of this bylaw/GSR will require a more severe penalty.
  • Perrysburg High School had a varsity wrestler violate Wrestling Regulation 1.6, Weight Loss. In accordance with the Sports Regulation and Bylaw 11, Penalties, the student­athlete was issued a two­point suspension, which removed him from the OHSAA Dual Team Wrestling Tournament Regional.
  • Cincinnati Purcell Marian High School had a student­athlete in girls varsity basketball violate Bylaw 4­-3­-3, Enrollment & Attendance. However, the student met Exception 2 to Bylaw 4­-3­-3 (child with a disability) but the school permitted the student to participate in 13 basketball contests prior to receiving an eligibility ruling from the Executive Director’s Office. The OHSAA has restored eligibility for the student retroactively and prospectively but, in accordance with Bylaw 4­-1­-1, Board of Directors Minutes (2/13/20) — 4 Administrative Error, the school has been fined $100.
  • Cincinnati Turpin High School had a student­athlete in varsity boys bowling violate Sports Regulation 7.2.2, Participating in Non­Interscholastic Programs ­Individual Sports, when the student­athlete participated in a non­school contest while a member of the school team. In accordance with the Sports Regulation and Bylaw 11, Penalties, the Executive Director’s Office declared the student ineligible for the remainder of the OHSAA interscholastic bowling season, including the OHSAA post­season tournament. Additionally, in accordance with Bylaw 10­-2­-5, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the one victorious contest in which the ineligible student competed after the infraction occurred but before the penalty was assessed.
  • Cleveland Heights High School’s boys varsity basketball team violated Bylaw 9­-2­-1, Contests with Out­Of­State Schools. In accordance with the Bylaw, Cleveland Heights was removed from the 2020 OHSAA boys basketball tournament.
  • Cleveland James Ford Rhodes High School had a student­athlete in boys varsity basketball violate bylaw 4-­7­-2 and Bylaw 4­-7­-3, Transfer. In accordance with Bylaw 10­-2­-1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit all victorious contests in which the ineligible student participated.
  • Frankfort Adena High School’s girls varsity basketball team violated General Sports Regulation 20, Regular Season Participation Limitation Penalty, and Basketball Regulation B.7, Regular Season Games. In accordance with the Sport Regulations, Adena was removed from the 2020 OHSAA girls basketball tournament



January 16
The Board was provided with a list of schools that have violated OHSAA bylaws or sports regulations since the last Board of Directors Meeting on October 24. 
  • Tallmadge High School had a student­athlete in girls varsity cross country violate Bylaw 4-­7-­2, Transfer. However, the student met Exception 1 to Bylaw 4-­7­-2 (parents bona fide move into the district) but the school permitted the athlete to participate during the second half of the season prior to receiving an eligibility ruling from the Executive Director’s Office. The OHSAA has restored eligibility for the student retroactively and prospectively but, in accordance with Board of Directors Minutes (1/16/20) — 3 Bylaw 4-­1­-1, Administrative Error, the school has been fined $100.
  • Perry High School’s varsity football coach violated Bylaw 4-­10, Amateurism, when he gave a student­-athlete $50 based on his performance in the previous game. The money was subsequently returned to the coach. In accordance with Bylaw 11, Penalties, the school was reprimanded for the coach’s actions and required to review the amateurism bylaw with all coaches.
  • Springfield Shawnee High School’s varsity boys bowling team violated General Sports Regulation 20 and Bowling Regulation 4.1, Participation in a Regular Season Contest Prior to the Start Date. In accordance with the sports regulation, Shawnee’s bowling team was removed from the 2020 OHSAA boys bowling tournament. However, the school may still enter up to four (4) eligible individual bowlers in the 2020 OHSAA boys bowling tournament.
  • South Charleston Southeastern High School’s varsity boys bowling team violated General Sports Regulation 20 and Bowling Regulation 4.1, Participation in a Regular Season Contest Prior to the Start Date. In accordance with the sports regulation, Southeastern’s bowling team was removed from the 2020 OHSAA boys bowling tournament. However, the school may still enter up to four (4) eligible individual bowlers in the 2020 OHSAA boys bowling tournament.
  • Bowling Green High School had eight baseball student­athletes violate Baseball Regulation 7.31, Non­Interscholastic Participation. In accordance with Bylaw 11, Penalties, the Executive Director’s Office agreed with the school’s self­imposed penalty that the athletes are no longer permitted to participate on the non-interscholastic team if they want to remain members of the school team.
  • Akron Kenmore­-Garfield High School permitted a student­athlete to participate who was reassigned by the district as a result of a specific change of academic program and was eligible to qualify for full eligibility under Bylaw 4­-7-­6, Intradistrict Transfer. However, the district failed to submit the request for eligibility to the Executive Director’s Office within the first 15 school days of the school year, as stipulated in the bylaw. The OHSAA has restored eligibility for the student retroactively and prospectively but, in accordance with Bylaw 4­-1­-1, Administrative Error, the school/district has been fined $100.
  • Kettering Archbishop Alter High School had a student­athlete in girls varsity bowling violate General Sports Regulation 7.2.2, Participating in Non­-Interscholastic Programs, when the student­athlete participated in a non­school sanctioned contest while a member of the school team. In accordance with the Sports Regulation and Bylaw 11, Penalties, the Executive Director’s Office declared the student ineligible for the next two contests.
  • Barberton High School had a student ­athlete in boys varsity basketball violate Bylaw 4­-7­-3, Transfer. In accordance with Bylaw 10­-2­-1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit any victorious contest in which the ineligible student participated. However, no forfeitures were required since the contest was a scrimmage and scrimmages do not carry any “won­/loss” statistics.
  • Howard East Knox High School had two student­athletes in varsity wrestling violate Bylaw 4-­3-­1, Enrollment & Attendance. In accordance with Bylaw 10­-2­-1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the victorious contests in which the ineligible students participated. All eligible student­athletes may keep their points, places and any awards earned, but the match(es) shall be forfeited. Furthermore, in accordance with Bylaw 11, Penalties, the school has been fined $100.
  • Danville High School failed to take board action to appoint a wrestling coach prior to the start of the 2019­-20 season. As a result, the school had two student­athletes participate for a neighboring school district in violation of Bylaw 4­-3­-1. In accordance with Bylaw 10-­2-­1, Forfeitures, the school where the ineligible student­athletes participated was required to forfeit all contests in which they participated, and Danville was required to take official action to approve a coach prior to the student­ athletes being allowed to resume participation during the 2019­-20 season. Furthermore, in accordance with Bylaw 11, Penalties, the school has been fined $100.
  • Aurora High School had a student­-athlete violate Bylaw 4-­1­-2, Falsification, and, in accordance with the bylaw, the Executive Director’s Office applied the appropriate penalty and ruled that the student shall be required to sit out the second half of the maximum allowable regular-season contests in any sport in which he previously participated. If the student desires a participation opportunity in any other sport in which he did not participate during the 2018­-19 school year, there is no falsification penalty.
  • Parma Heights Holy Name High School had a student­athlete in varsity football violate General Sports Regulation 7.4, which prohibits students from participating on non­school teams during the sports season. In accordance with the Sports Regulation and Bylaw 11, Penalties, the Executive Director’s Office declared the student ineligible for the first regular-season contest of the 2020 season.
  • Toledo Washington Junior High School had a student­ athlete in boys 7th grade basketball violate Bylaw 4-­4­-5, Scholarship. In accordance with Bylaw 10-2­-1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit any victorious contests in which the ineligible student participated.
  • New Lebanon Dixie High School had a wrestling coach violate General Sport Regulation 4, Failure to Acquire a Pupil Activity Permit, when he trained athletes during the preseason without being credentialed. In accordance with General Sports Regulation 4, the school has been fined $250. However, $150 of the fine will be rebated to the school if there are no additional infractions during the 2019-­20 and 2020-21 school years since the coach ultimately did get credentialed prior to the 2019-­20 season.
  • Crooksville Middle School had a wrestling coach violate General Sports Regulation 32.4, Regulations for Grades 7 & 8, when he permitted a fifth grader to wrestle against members of the 7th/­8th grade Crooksville team. In accordance with the bylaw and Bylaw 11, Penalties, the school was reprimanded for the coach’s action.

    October 24
    The Board reviewed the list of recent infractions by OHSAA member schools. Since the Board’s last meeting, 27 schools were penalized for violations of OHSAA bylaws or sports regulations. The Board was provided with a list of schools that have violated OHSAA bylaws or sports regulations since the last Board of Directors Meeting on September 19. 
    • In an update from last month’s listing when the incorrect sport was reported, West Jefferson High School had two student‐athletes in varsity boys soccer violate Bylaw 4‐4‐1, Scholarship. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit any victorious contest in which the ineligible students participated. However, no forfeitures were required since the two contests were scrimmages and scrimmages do not carry any “won‐lost” statistics.
    • Columbus West High School had a student‐athlete in varsity football violate Bylaw 4‐3‐3, Semesters. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the victorious contest in which the ineligible student participated.
    • The Plains Athens High School had a student‐athlete in boys varsity soccer violate Bylaw 4‐8‐1, International & Exchange Students. However, the student met Exception 1 to Bylaw 4‐8‐1 (move into district with parents) but the school permitted the student to participate in interscholastic athletics prior to receiving an eligibility ruling from the Executive Director’s Office. The OHSAA has restored eligibility for the student retroactively and prospectively but, in accordance with Bylaw 4‐1‐1, Administrative Error, the school has been fined $100.
    • Gates Mills Hawken High School had a student-athlete in girls varsity tennis violate Bylaw 4‐7‐2, Transfer. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the victorious contest in which the ineligible student participated.
    • Ashtabula Lakeside High School had a student‐athlete in boys varsity soccer violate General Sports Regulation 14.1, Ejection for Unsporting Conduct, when he failed to complete the second game suspension requirement as a result of being ejected from a game earlier in the season. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the two victorious contests in which the ineligible student participated before completing his suspension.
    • Kenton Middle School had eight student‐athletes in 7th grade volleyball violate Sports Regulation 7.2.1, Participating in Non‐Interscholastic Programs – Team Sports, when the student‐athletes participated in a non‐school sanctioned contest while members of the school team. In accordance with the Sports Regulation and Bylaw 11, Penalties, the Executive Director’s Office declared the students ineligible for the
      reminder of the school season.
    • Amanda‐Clearcreek High School violated Bylaws 6‐1‐2 and Bylaw 6‐1‐3, Requirements for Coaching, when an individual(s) who was not board approved took over coaching duties for a boys varsity soccer game. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the victorious contest in which the non‐certified coach participated.
    • Centerville High School had a student‐athlete violate Bylaw 4‐7‐2, Transfer. However, the student met Exception 1 to Bylaw 4‐7‐2 (move into district with parents) but the school permitted the student to participate in interscholastic athletics past the 50% mark of the season before receiving an eligibility ruling from the Executive Director’s Office. The OHSAA has restored eligibility for the student retroactively and prospectively but, in accordance with Bylaw 4‐1‐1, Administrative Error, the school has been fined $100.
    • Cincinnati Mount Healthy High School had a junior varsity football coach violate General Sports Regulation 14.2, Ejection for Unsporting Conduct, when he failed to complete the one game suspension requirement as a result of being ejected from a game earlier in the season. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the victorious contest in which the coach participated before completing his suspension.
    • Strongsville High School violated Cross Country Sport Regulation 1.1 when permitting an ineligible student‐athlete to compete in a girls varsity cross country contest. CC SR 1.1 requires 10 days of practice under the supervision of the cross country coaching staff prior to any participation in contests. It was discovered the student-athlete won the competition on September 21, with the team finishing fifth. The student-athlete thus forfeits her first place finish and Strongsville will also forfeit this meet to schools that finished below fifth place.
    • Avon High School permitted a girls varsity golf player to participate without receiving an eligibility ruling under Bylaw 4‐8‐1,
      International and Exchange Students, Exception 2. Based on the information provided, the student would have been ruled eligible under Bylaw 4‐8‐1, Exception 2. The OHSAA has restored eligibility for the student retroactively and no forfeitures were required but, in accordance with Bylaw 4‐1‐1, Administrative Error, the school has been fined $100.
    • Pataskala Licking Heights Central Middle School permitted an ineligible student‐athlete under Bylaw 4‐3‐1, Enrollment and Attendance, to participate in one middle school volleyball contest. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Licking Heights forfeited the victorious contest in which the ineligible student participated.
    • Toledo Woodward High School had a student‐athlete who was reassigned by the district as a result of a specific change of academic program and was eligible to qualify for full eligibility under Bylaw 4‐7‐6, Intradistrict Transfer. However, the district failed to submit the request for eligibility to the Executive Director’s Office within the first 15 school days of the school year, as stipulated in the Bylaw. The OHSAA has restored eligibility for the student retroactively and prospectively but, in accordance with Bylaw 4‐1‐1, Administrative Error, the school has been fined $100.
    • Franklin Bishop Fenwick High School had a boys sub‐varsity basketball coach violate Bylaw 4‐9‐4 #1, Recruiting, when he contacted a student via social media to influence his enrollment at the school. The Executive Director’s Office agreed with the school’s self‐imposed penalty of removing the coach from the program. Additionally, in accordance with Bylaw 11, Penalties, Bishop Fenwick High School has been publicly reprimanded and the coach is ineligible for the 2020‐2021 OHSAA tournament at any other school at which he may be hired this season.
    • Brooklyn Middle School had a student‐athlete in 7th grade volleyball violate Sports Regulation 7.2.1, Participating in Non‐Interscholastic Programs‐Team Sports, when the student‐athlete participated in several non‐school contests while a member of the school team. In accordance with the Sports Regulation and Bylaw 11, Penalties, the Executive Director’s Office agreed with the school’s self‐imposed penalty of removing the student from the team. Furthermore, in accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the four victorious contests in which the student participated after the infraction occurred but before the penalty was assessed.
    • Hamilton High School had a student‐athlete in boys varsity soccer violate Bylaw 4‐2‐1, Age. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit any victorious contest in which the ineligible student participated. However, no forfeitures were required since the contests were scrimmages and scrimmages do not carry any “won‐loss” statistics.
    • Oregon Clay High School had a student‐athlete in boys junior varsity soccer violate Bylaw 4‐4‐1, Scholarship. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the two victorious contests in which the ineligible student participated.
    • Cleveland St. Joseph Academy had a student‐athlete in girls varsity soccer violate Sports Regulation 7.2.1, Participating in Non‐Interscholastic Programs‐Team Sports, when the student‐athlete participated in a non‐school contest while a member of the school team. In accordance with the Sports Regulation and Bylaw 11, Penalties, the Executive Director’s Office declared the student ineligible for the school’s next two regular season contests.
    • Pataskala Watkins Memorial High School had a student‐athlete in girls varsity soccer violate General Sport Regulation 7.2.1, Participating in Non‐Interscholastic Programs, when the student‐athlete participated in a non‐school sanctioned contest while a member of the school team. In accordance with the Sports Regulation and Bylaw 11, Penalties, the Executive Director’s Office declared the student ineligible for the next two contests. Furthermore, in accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the two victorious contests in which the student participated after the infraction occurred but before the penalty was assessed.
    • Haviland Wayne Trace High School had a student‐athlete in girls varsity golf violate Bylaw 4‐8‐1, International & Exchange Students. However, the student met Exception 2 to Bylaw 4‐8‐1 (foreign exchange student) but the school permitted the student to participate in interscholastic athletics prior to receiving an eligibility ruling from the Executive Director’s Office. The OHSAA has restored eligibility for the student retroactively and prospectively but, in accordance with Bylaw 4‐1‐1, Administrative Error, the school has been fined $100.
    • Parma Normandy High School had a student‐athlete in junior varsity football violate Bylaw 4‐4‐1, Scholarship. In accordance with
      Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit any victorious contest in which the ineligible student participated. However, no forfeitures were required since the school did not win the two contests in which the ineligible student participated.
    • Dayton Oakwood High School had a student‐athlete in girls varsity cross country violate Cross Country Sport Regulation 1.1, Interscholastic Participation (Acclimatization Days). In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐5, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the victorious contest in which the ineligible student participated. All eligible student‐athletes may keep their points, places and any awards earned, but the meet(s) shall be forfeited.
    • Farmersville Valley View Middle School had a student‐athlete in 8th grade football violate Bylaw 4‐3‐4, Semesters. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the victorious contest in which the ineligible student participated.
    • Oberlin High School had a student‐athlete in boys varsity soccer violate Bylaw 4‐7‐3, Mid Season Transfer. In accordance with
      Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the victorious contest in which the ineligible student participated.
    • Liberty Center High School had a student‐athlete in freshman football violate Bylaw 4‐7‐2, Transfer. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the victorious contest in which the ineligible student participated.
    • Chardon Notre Dame‐Cathedral Latin High School had a student‐athlete in junior varsity volleyball violate Bylaw 4‐7‐2, Transfer. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit any victorious contests in which the ineligible student participated.
    • Chillicothe Unioto High School had a student‐athlete in varsity volleyball violate Bylaw 4‐7‐2, Transfer. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the victorious contest in which the ineligible student participated.
    • Cleveland John Marshall High School had two student‐athletes who were reassigned by the district as a result of a specific change of academic program and were eligible to qualify for full eligibility under Bylaw 4‐7‐6, Intradistrict Transfer. However, the district failed to submit the request for eligibility to the Executive Director’s Office within the first 15 school days of the school year, as stipulated in the Bylaw. The OHSAA has restored eligibility for the students retroactively and prospectively but, in accordance with Bylaw 4‐1‐1, Administrative Error, the school has been fined $100.
    September 19
    The Board was provided with a list of schools that have violated OHSAA bylaws or sports regulations since
    the last Board of Directors Meeting on August 8.
    • Mansfield Madison Comprehensive High School’s wrestling coach violated Bylaw 6‐1‐4, Requirements for Coaching, when he failed to procure, provide, and maintain proper medical documentation during the 2018‐2019 season. In accordance with Bylaw 11, Penalties, the Executive Director’s Office removed the coach from participation in the 2019‐2020 wrestling tournament and put him on probation for the duration of the 2019‐2020 wrestling season.
    • Mogadore Field High School violated General Sport Regulation 14.1, Ejections for Unsporting Conduct, when a boys’ varsity soccer‐student athlete was ejected from a 2018 contest and only fulfilled half of his mandatory two game suspension before resuming participation during the 2019 soccer season. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐5, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit any victorious contests in which the ineligible student participated prior to fulfilling the remainder of his suspension. However, no forfeitures were required since the school did not win the contest in which the ineligible student participated. Additionally, the student‐athlete must serve the remainder of his suspension during the school’s next varsity contest.
    • Akron Manchester High School had a student‐athlete in boys varsity golf violate Bylaw 4‐3‐1, Enrollment and Attendance. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐5, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit any victorious contest in which the ineligible student participated. However, no forfeitures were required since the school did not win the contest in which the ineligible student participated.
    • Findlay High School had a student‐athlete violate Bylaw 4‐6‐3, Residency, and two student‐athletes violate Bylaw 4‐8‐1, International & Exchange Students. However, the students met Exception 1 to Bylaw 4‐6‐3 (change of custody to primary relative) or Exception 1 to Bylaw 4‐8‐1 (move into district with parents), respectively, but the school permitted the students to participate in interscholastic athletics prior to receiving an eligibility ruling from the Executive Director’s Office. The OHSAA has restored eligibility for the students retroactively and prospectively but, in accordance with Bylaw 4‐1‐1, Administrative Error, the school has been fined $200 ($100 for each bylaw violation).
    • Chillicothe Southeastern High School had two student‐athletes in varsity football violate Bylaw 4‐4‐1, Scholarship. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit any victorious contest in which the ineligible students participated. However, no forfeitures were required since the two contests were scrimmages and scrimmages do not carry any “won‐lost” statistics.
    • West Jefferson High School had two student‐athletes in varsity football violate Bylaw 4‐4‐1, Scholarship. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit any victorious contest in which the ineligible students participated. However, no forfeitures were required since the two contests were scrimmages and scrimmages do not carry any “won‐lost” statistics.
    • Toronto High School had a student‐athlete in junior varsity football violate Bylaw 4‐4‐1, Scholarship. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit any victorious contest in which the ineligible student participated. However, no forfeitures were required since the contest was a scrimmage and scrimmages do not carry any “won‐lost” statistics.
    • Reading High School a student‐athlete in girls junior varsity soccer violate Bylaw 4‐4‐1, Scholarship. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the one victorious contest in which the ineligible student participated.
      Campbell Memorial High School had a student‐athlete in boys varsity soccer violate Bylaw 4‐3‐1, Enrollment and Attendance. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐5, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the two victorious contests in which the ineligible student participated.
    • Massillon Washington High School violated Bylaw 3‐5‐1, Student Participation and Physical Examination Forms, when it allowed a student‐athlete to participate in an interscholatic volleyball contest(s) without an updated Preparticipation Physical Exam. In accordance with Bylaw 11, Penalties, the school was formally reprimanded and the student was removed from competition until she had obtained a valid PPE.

    August 8
    The Board was provided with a list of schools that have violated OHSAA bylaws or sports regulations since the last Board of Directors Meeting on June 3.
    • Beaver Eastern High School had multiple coaches violate General Sport Regulation 4, Failure to Acquire Pupil Activity Permits. In accordance with General Sport Regulation 4, Eastern has been fined $750.
    • Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Middle School violated Bylaw 4‐9‐3 #2, Recruiting‐ Mass Mailing, when mailed promotional advertisements were sent to named individuals with school age children that were not enrolled in their schools. In accordance with Bylaw 11, Penalties, the Executive Director’s Office has fined St. Thomas Aquinas High School $150.
    • Youngstown Ursuline High School violated General Sport Regulation 7.3, Permitting Students to Participate on Non‐School Teams Outside of the School Team’s Season, when four boys basketball players participated in a non‐interscholastic event together, thus violating the 50% limitation. In accordance with Bylaw 11, the students were suspended for the first two scrimmages of the 2019‐2020 basketball season.
    • Coshocton High School’s varsity football coaches violated General Sport Regulation 8.3.1, Individual Instruction After the Season, when several coaches provided instruction to more than 7 players during the month of May. The Executive Director’s Office agreed with the school’s self‐imposed penalty of reducing the number of coaching days in the summer of 2019 by two days for the football coaching staff.
    • Toledo Bowsher High School had a student‐athlete in varsity football violate Bylaw 4‐7‐2, Transfer, during the 2018 season. However, the student met Exception 1 to the Bylaw (bona fide legal change of residence) but the school permitted the student to participate during the second half of the season prior to receiving an eligibility ruling from the Executive Director’s Office. The OHSAA has restored eligibility for the student retroactively and no forfeitures were required but, in accordance with Bylaw 4‐1‐1, Administrative Error, the school has been fined $100.
    • Cleveland Martin Luther King Jr. High School had a student athlete in girls varsity track and field violate Bylaw 4‐2‐1, Age. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐5, Forfeitures, theBoard of Directors Minutes (8/8/19) — 4 school must forfeit the five contests in which the student participated and in which the school was victorious. However, all eligible athletes may keep their points, records, awards and any qualifying positions earned from the contests in question.

    June 3
    The Board was provided with a list of schools that have violated OHSAA bylaws or sports regulations since the last regularly‐scheduled Board of Directors Meeting on April 11. A total of 139 schools violated numerous sport regulations during the 2018‐19 winter sports season. These violations resulted in $7,630 in fines. There were 191 violations of General Sports Regulation 3, Mandatory Requirement for Rating/Voting for Tournament
    Officials (several schools violated this regulation in numerous sports); one (1) school violated General Sports Regulation 5, Penalties for Failure to Conduct Pre‐Season Meetings; and 61 schools violated General Sports Regulation 6, OHSAA Sponsored Tournaments Entry/Withdraw Procedures and Draw/Seed Meeting Dates.
    • Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas High School violated Bylaw 7‐1‐8, Contracts for Athletic Contests, when it cancelled a contract with another member school without consent for a week three 2018 football contest. Due to failed attempts to resolve the contract dispute, the resolution of the contract was referred to the Executive Director’s Office for a binding resolution. The Executive Director’s Office determined that St. Thomas Aquinas shall compensate the other member school in the amount of $7,500.
    • Leetonia High School had a student‐athlete in varsity baseball violate Bylaw 4‐3‐1, Enrollment and Attendance. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit any contests in which the student participated and in which the school was victorious. However, no forfeitures were required since the school did not win the contest in which the ineligible student participated.
    • Cincinnati Withrow High School had a student‐athlete who was reassigned by the district as a result of a specific change of academic program and was eligible to qualify for full eligibility under Bylaw 4‐7‐6, Intradistrict Transfer. However, the district failed to submit the request for eligibility to the Executive Director’s Office within the first 15 school days of the school year, as stipulated in the Bylaw. The OHSAA has restored eligibility for the student retroactively and prospectively but, in accordance with Bylaw 4‐ 1‐1, Administrative Error, the school has been fined $100.
    • Westerville South High School had a student‐athlete in boys varsity track & field violate Bylaw 4‐6‐3, Residency. However, the student met Exception 1 to the Bylaw (change of custody to primary relative) but the school permitted the student to participate during the 2018 track & field season prior to receiving an eligibility ruling from the Executive Director’s Office. The OHSAA has restored eligibility for the student retroactively and no forfeitures were required but, in accordance with Bylaw 4‐1‐1, Administrative Error, the school has been fined $100.
    • Dayton Miami Valley School had a student‐athlete in boys varsity tennis violate Bylaw 4‐8‐1, International & Exchange Students. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit any contests in which the student participated and in which the school was victorious. However, no forfeitures were required since the school did not win the contest in which the ineligible student participated. Furthermore, all eligible athletes may keep their points, records, awards and any qualifying positions earned from the contest in question.
    • Springfield Northwestern High School had a student‐athlete in varsity baseball violate Bylaw 4‐4‐1, Scholarship. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the one contest in which the student participated and in which the school was victorious. 9.
    • Lyndhurst Brush High School had a student‐athlete in boys varsity tennis violate Bylaw 4‐7‐2, Transfer. However, the student met Exception 2 to the Bylaw (change of custody) but the school permitted the student to participate prior to receiving an eligibility ruling from the Executive Director’s Office. The OHSAA has restored eligibility for the student retroactively and prospectively but, in accordance with Byawl 4‐4‐1,
      Administrative Error, the school has been fined $100.
    • Sugarcreek Garaway High School violated Bylaw 4‐9‐3 #2, Recruiting‐ Mass Mailing, when it utilized a marketing firm to mail promotional advertisements for its Virtual Academy and the flyers were sent to named individuals with school age children. In light of the corrective measures the school has taken and in accordance with Bylaw 11, Penalties, the Executive Director’s Office has fined the school $100.
    • Ashland High School’s varsity softball team violated General Sports Regulation 20, Regular Season Participation Limitation/Season Start Date, when it participated in a contest prior to the start of the sports season. The Executive Director’s Office administered the penalty outlined in the Sport Regulation and removed the team from the OHSAA sponsored postseason tournament.
    • Toledo Notre Dame Academy had a student‐athlete in girls junior varsity cross country violate Bylaw 4‐8‐1, International & Exchange Students. However, the student met Exception 1 to the Bylaw (parent’s move to Ohio) but the school permitted the student to participate in five contests prior to receiving an eligibility ruling from the Executive Director’s Office. The OHSAA has restored eligibility for the student retroactively and prospectively but, in accordance with Bylaw 4‐1‐1, Administrative Error, the school was required to submit a preventive action plan and has been reprimanded.
    • Cleveland James Ford Rhodes High School had a student‐athlete who was reassigned by the district as a result of a specific change of academic program and was eligible to qualify for full eligibility under Bylaw 4‐7‐6, Intradistrict Transfer. However, the district failed to submit the request for eligibility to the Executive Director’s Office within the first 15 school days of the school year, as stipulated in the Bylaw. The OHSAA has restored eligibility for the student retroactively and prospectively but, in accordance with Bylaw 4‐1‐1, Administrative Error, the school has been fined $100.
    • Milford High School had a student‐athlete in junior varsity football and junior varsity baseball violate Bylaw 4‐3‐1, Enrollment and Attendance. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the contests in which the student participated and inBoard of Directors Minutes (6/3/19) — 4 which the school was victorious. Furthermore, the school was also required to submit an action plan addressing measures to prevent this type of error moving forward.
    • Dayton Stivers School for the Arts had a student‐athlete in boys varsity track & field violate Bylaw 4‐4‐1, Scholarship. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the three contests in which the student participated and in which the school was victorious. However, all eligible athletes are permitted to keep their points, records, awards and any qualifying positions earned from the meets in question.
    • Goshen High School had five student‐athletes in boys basketball violate Sports Regulation 7.3, Regulation Permitting Students to Participate on Non‐School Teams Outside of the School Team’s Season, when they participated in a non‐interscholatic event together in excess of the permissible 50% limitation. In accordance with the Sports Regulation and Bylaw 11, Penalties, the Executive Director’s Office declared the students ineligible for the school’s first two scrimmages of the 2019‐20 season.
    • Akron Kenmore‐Garfield High School had a student‐athlete violate Bylaw 1‐6‐3, Team Membership, when the student, a transgender female, participated on the girls track & field team without authorization in accordance with the OHSAA transgender policy. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit the contest in which the student participated and in which the school was victorious. However, all eligible athletes may keep their points, records, awards and any qualifying positions earned from the meet in question.
    • Hubbard High School’s varsity baseball team violated Bylaw 9‐2‐1, Contests With Out of State Schools, when it missed school time to travel to participate in contests with schools located outside of the contiguous boundaries to the state of Ohio. The Executive Director’s Office
      administered the penalty outlined in the Bylaw and removed the team from the OHSAA sponsored postseason tournament.
    • Hartville Lake Center Chris‐tian School had a student‐athlete in girls varsity track and field violate Bylaw 4‐2‐2 and Bylaw 4‐2‐3, Age. In accordance with Bylaw 10‐2‐1, Forfeitures, the school must forfeit any contests in which the student participated and in which the school was victorious. However, no forfeitures were required since the school did not win the ten contests in which the ineligible student participated. Furthermore, all eligible athletes are permitted to keep their points, records, awards and any qualifying positions earned from the meets in question.
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Pupil activity permits ?

Beaver Eastern High School had multiple coaches violate General Sport Regulation 4, Failure to Acquire Pupil Activity Permits. In accordance with General Sport Regulation 4, Eastern has been fined $750.


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Every person that is around your kids are suppose to have a pupil activity permit. Which is a back ground check, fundamentals of coaching and to apply to state for Pupil activity permit



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That's why no one is suppose to have alumni involved in practices or team events such as open fields or open gyms.



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That seems a little crazy. Is that a lifetime thing ? What about old coaches that come in for speeches? 750 seeks a bit much.


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mattash wrote:
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That seems a little crazy. Is that a lifetime thing ? What about old coaches that come in for speeches? 750 seeks a bit much.
This is also a State Legislature issue, it’s part of the OHIO Revised Code and NOT an OHSAA rule.



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Who collects the money ?


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mattash wrote:
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Who collects the money ?
What money? Activity Fees or Fines?



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Sorry. Fines. Like the Eastern example


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mattash wrote:
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Sorry. Fines. Like the Eastern example
To the OHSAA budget to help with compliance. As with any organization or group there must be consequences for not following rules, rules and fines that are established by the member schools to legislate fair practices and not take away from the kids. In Easterns case, the fines are significant, however the violations were pretty severe. The Activity Permits are mandated by State Law and ODE. If a coach or volunteer does not have the proper credentials and something would happen the civil and criminal penalties would be very severe. Other fines like failure to vote or seed teams are less $$ but designed to insure the process is being followed, and fines for coach ejections are to encourage proper behavior.



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Wheelersburg plays rough and holds. They need fined also



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Wheelersburg plays rough and holds. They need fined also
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The Vinton County at Nelsonville film has been sent to state for review. No one knows the crew because they failed to produce grade cards as to remain anonymous. It didn’t take long to hear they were the same Portsmouth crew that has had their issues very similar ones in past contests.
Please contact the state with any complaints or issues with this crew. I understand mistakes are made but several stories are floating around that need to be validated. Thank god for the 95% that are straight honest men that would rather quit than cheat.



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The Vinton County at Nelsonville film has been sent to state for review. No one knows the crew because they failed to produce grade cards as to remain anonymous. It didn’t take long to hear they were the same Portsmouth crew that has had their issues very similar ones in past contests.
Please contact the state with any complaints or issues with this crew. I understand mistakes are made but several stories are floating around that need to be validated. Thank god for the 95% that are straight honest men that would rather quit than cheat.
I highly doubt they did not bring a lineup card to remain anonymous, as the contracts are computerized and has each persons name and license # on the contract as well as position.



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Updated the original post to include infractions from the October 24th OHSAA Board Meeting.



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The Vinton County at Nelsonville film has been sent to state for review. No one knows the crew because they failed to produce grade cards as to remain anonymous.
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The Vinton County at Nelsonville film has been sent to state for review. No one knows the crew because they failed to produce grade cards as to remain anonymous.
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LOl, you do not produce cards in basketball, all the stuff is done on-line by coaches, they also have to sign the score books, so your post is just silly



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thebarlowbandit wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:29 am
ilansho818 wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:23 am
The Vinton County at Nelsonville film has been sent to state for review. No one knows the crew because they failed to produce grade cards as to remain anonymous.
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LOl, you do not produce cards in basketball, all the stuff is done on-line by coaches, they also have to sign the score books, so your post is just silly
I think he means football but maybe not



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Ironman92 wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:09 pm
thebarlowbandit wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:29 am
ilansho818 wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:23 am
The Vinton County at Nelsonville film has been sent to state for review. No one knows the crew because they failed to produce grade cards as to remain anonymous.
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LOl, you do not produce cards in basketball, all the stuff is done on-line by coaches, they also have to sign the score books, so your post is just silly
I think he means football but maybe not
His post was from Jan 5th, I’d hope he’d have moved on from football 2 months later.



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thebarlowbandit wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:52 pm
Ironman92 wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:09 pm
thebarlowbandit wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:29 am


LOl, you do not produce cards in basketball, all the stuff is done on-line by coaches, they also have to sign the score books, so your post is just silly
I think he means football but maybe not
His post was from Jan 5th, I’d hope he’d have moved on from football 2 months later.
No I'd say he's still upset about that azss whipping the Bucks put on his Vikes in football. They came in thinking they'd win easily. Unfortunately for that dude and the Vikes that's just about the time the Buckeyes finally were fully healthy. :mrgreen:


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