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MEDIA ADVISORY: OHSAA Spring Tournaments Information

May 8, 2017
Ohio High School Athletic Association
Commissioner Daniel B. Ross, Ph.D.
May 8, 2017
Contact – Tim Stried, Director of Communications, [email protected]
MEDIA ADVISORY: OHSAA Spring Tournaments Information
OHSAA News and Media Center: http://www.ohsaa.org/news-media
The source for press releases, state tournament media credentials, photography and media regulations, OHSAA Radio Network information, tournament broadcast rates, record books, historical information and much more.
Credentials for Sectional, District and Regional Tournament Contests
Please contact the site manager regarding credential requests for OHSAA sectional, district and regional tournament contests. Contact information can be found on the respective sport page at OHSAA.org and on the brackets for team sports.
Upcoming OHSAA State Tournaments
State Tournament Credential Center: http://www.ohsaa.org/news/credentials
  • Boys Tennis – May 26-27 at Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason (media do not need to request credentials in advance)
  • Softball – June 1-3 at Firestone Stadium, Akron (Credential application deadline is noon on Tues., May 30)
  • Baseball – June 1-3 at Huntington Park, Columbus (Credential application deadline is noon on Tues., May 30)
  • Track & Field – June 2-3 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, OSU (Credential application deadline is 10 a.m. on Wed., May 31).
  • Lacrosse – June 3 at Selby Stadium, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware (Credential application deadline is noon on Fri., June 2)
Regional and State Tournament Pairings
The OHSAA will announce regional tournament pairings in softball, baseball and lacrosse on Sunday, May 21. Boys tennis state tournament brackets will also be posted that day, or on Monday, May 22. State tournament pairings in softball, baseball and lacrosse will be released on Sunday, May 28.
Spectrum Sports is the Official Television Partner of the OHSAA
Spectrum Sports will provide exclusive television and/or online streaming play-by-play coverage of the OHSAA spring sports state championships on channel 1311HD/311 across Ohio as well as on channel 510 in the formerly Insight portions of the Columbus area. Contests not televised by Spectrum are available for other stations to provide tape-delay telecasts/webcasts. Rights fees apply. Contact Tim Stried for details.
2017 Spring State Championships on Spectrum:
  • Softball State Championship Games
  • Baseball State Championship Games
  • Lacrosse State Championship Games
  • Boys Tennis (Highlights)
  • Track and Field (Highlights)
OHSAA Radio Network Set for Softball and Baseball State Tournaments
The OHSAA Radio Network will broadcast all 12 games from the softball and baseball state tournaments. There is no charge for stations to carry network broadcasts and affiliates can have waived broadcast fees for their own regional and state tournament broadcasts. Program logs are created for each game so local stations can insert their own inventory if they desire (24 local avails per game). The network broadcasts are available through an online stream, while the baseball broadcasts are also available through Skyview Satellite. Contact Tim Stried or visit http://www.ohsaa.org/news/radio.
Updated Information Posted Weekly on Sport Pages at www.OHSAA.org
Each sport page at www.OHSAA.org contains information such as state polls, tournament information, brackets (for team sports), state tournament coverage, sport-specific releases, regulations, state tournament histories and state record books.
Feature Stories Request
Media are asked to email Tim Stried links to their feature stories about sportsmanship or overcoming adversity for posting on the OHSAA’s website and social media platforms and elsewhere.
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