OHSAA pulls in $1.33 million from football playoffs; volleyball, tennis proposals OK'd

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FROM STAFF REPORTS

At its April 10 meeting, the Ohio High School Athletic Association's board of directors were informed that the profit from the 2013 football state playoffs was $1.33 million, but that was down $49,298 from 2012. The grid playoffs account for 30 percent of the OHSAA's operating expenses.

It also was announced that the state cross country meet attracted 10,406 paid fans and managed a profit of $27,009. However, since tickets are not sold at the regional meets, the overall tournament operated at a $42,150 loss.

The board approved a proposal that varsity volleyball tri-matches can be played in a best-of-five format if the participating schools agree to the change.

The board OK'd three proposals from the tennis coaches association for girls and boys teams.

First, the season start date will be three days sooner. Second, the number of matches permitted will increase from 20 to 22, including the option to play a fourth tournament during the season. Third, a third-set tiebreaker (10 points) can be used when the match already has been decided and both coaches agree.

The board tabled two other proposals dealing with volleyball and four dealing with swimming.

Members were informed the OHSAA Foundation's student leadership conference will be Oct. 7 at Ohio State University's Student Union, with a capacity of 1,500 participants.

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