More Equaling

May 1, 2013
By

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.

Listen Live

Upcoming Events

Sep
10
Wed
3:00 pm 2014 Business, Citizen & Teacher...
2014 Business, Citizen & Teacher...
Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm – Nov 7 @ 2:28 pm
Now accepting nominations and applications for these three awards by the Sunman Chamber of Commerce. Winners will be announced at the Chamber’s Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, November 7, 2014. For more information please contact the Sunman Chamber’s website or call Anna.
Oct
1
Wed
all-day Vogt Farm Pumpkin Festival @ 12115 N. St. Rd. 129
Vogt Farm Pumpkin Festival @ 12115 N. St. Rd. 129
Oct 1 all-day
Ripley County, Indiana       2014 Events & Festivals Sat-Sun, Sep 27-Oct 19 Horse-drawn trolley rides to pumpkin patch, petting zoo, pony rides, corn maze, paddleboat rides, on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY.  Hours vary.  South of Batesville, 12115 N. St. Rd. 129. No adm. chg. Jerry Vogt (812) 934-4627.
3:00 pm Aurora Farmer’s Fair @ Downtown Aurora
Aurora Farmer’s Fair @ Downtown Aurora
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 4 @ 3:00 pm
The 106th Annual Aurora Farmers Fair! Wednesday, October 1-Saturday, October 4   Theme: Childhood Memories Come out for entertainment, games, food and FUN!!!  

View Calendar