OHSAA postpones winter tournaments


Remaining postseason include boys basketball regional and state tournaments, along with ice hockey, wrestling and girls basketball state tournaments

By Tim Stried - For Ohio Valley Publishing



River Valley wrestling coach Matthew Huck, left, watches a match with assistant Mark Allen Jr. during the 2019 OHSAA Individual Wrestling Championships held on March 7, 2019, at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

River Valley wrestling coach Matthew Huck, left, watches a match with assistant Mark Allen Jr. during the 2019 OHSAA Individual Wrestling Championships held on March 7, 2019, at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – At 12:45 p.m. Thursday, the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced that all remaining winter tournament contests are immediately postponed due to the growing situation with the coronavirus COVID-19.

The suspended tournaments include the girls state basketball tournament; the state individual wrestling tournament; the state ice hockey tournament, and the boys regional and state basketball tournaments.

“We will use this time to work with the appropriate state authorities and health experts to determine our next steps moving forward,” Snodgrass said. “We realize this is disappointing for our participants and their fans, but the overall health and safety of everyone involved in our tournaments is our priority.”

No timetable has been determined for possible rescheduling for the tournaments.

The announcement was made after state and local officials recommended that no public gatherings take place to help stop the spread of the virus.

The OHSAA will send further updates regarding ticket refunds.

River Valley wrestling coach Matthew Huck, left, watches a match with assistant Mark Allen Jr. during the 2019 OHSAA Individual Wrestling Championships held on March 7, 2019, at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2020/03/web1_RV-Matthew-1.jpgRiver Valley wrestling coach Matthew Huck, left, watches a match with assistant Mark Allen Jr. during the 2019 OHSAA Individual Wrestling Championships held on March 7, 2019, at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. Bryan Walters|OVP Sports
Remaining postseason include boys basketball regional and state tournaments, along with ice hockey, wrestling and girls basketball state tournaments

By Tim Stried

For Ohio Valley Publishing

Tim Stried is the Director of Communications for the OHSAA.

Tim Stried is the Director of Communications for the OHSAA.