More Equaling

May 1, 2013
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Yesterday I gave you a glimpse of what the Ohio Athletic Association is dealing with in the area of private school enrollments. A few years ago there was a movement to totally take them out of the association and have a private vs. public dual system. In other words, Moeller could not compete against Harrison for a state championship. That proposal was soundly defeated. Moeller, Elder, LaSalle, Cincinnati Country Day, Xavier, Mount Notre Dame, Ursaline Academy, and a host of northern Ohio private schools have dominated the state championships in all major sports in the past 10 years. This has caused a rift in the state association in Ohio to the point that all of these proposals mentioned yesterday and today have cropped up. Indiana instituted a system that has been accepted by most of the schools because it treats the root problem of domination on a more equalized basis. Public schools can be forced to move up as well as private schools. Ohio does not seem to want to punish public schools from dominating any particular sport. However, in the state of Ohio only a very small handful of public schools have shown any tendency to dominate. As mentioned earlier, many of the private schools in the above list (this is only a small sampling) have totally dominated sports like tennis, soccer, golf, and baseball. Come to think of it, they have done pretty well in football and basketball as well. Ohio definitely needs a level playing field, but I am not sure any solutions that they have proposed will ever pass in enough schools to make it a law. Indiana’s plan might work for Ohio, but I have never heard it mentioned over there.

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10:00 am Oldenburg Academy Huge Book Sale @ OA gymnasium
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Oldenburg Academy is having a huge book sale. A bag of books (as many as you can fit) for $1. All types of books are available, including some vintage hardback books from long ago. Dates:  Tuesday 8/4 and Wednesday 8/5. Times: 10 am- 4 pm both days Where:  OA gymnasium

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