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Red Riders News · OHSAA Fall 2017 Key Dates – Presented by VNN


Even though it’s only halfway through Summer, we’ve compiled a handy reference guide to the key dates coming for this Fall season from the OHSAA future dates calendar. Feel free to bookmark!

Cross Country

2017-2018
Coaching Begins 8/1
Season Begins 8/21
Non-Interscholastic Date 9/18
District 10/21
Regional 10/28
State 11/4
Season Ends 11/4

 

Field Hockey

2017-2018
Coaching Begins 8/1
Earliest Preview 8/2
Season Begins 8/19
Non-Interscholastic Date 9/18
State Qualifying 10/16-10/28
State 11/3-11/4
Season Ends 11/4
Thanksgiving 11/23
Coach- No contact period begins the first day after last interscholastic contest and ends 28 days later.

 

Football

2017
Coaching Begins 7/31
Earliest Scrimmage 8/9-8/19
Season Begins 8/21
Non-Interscholastic Date 10/9
Reg. Quarter. 11/3-11/4
Reg. Semi. 11/10-11/11
Reg. Finals 11/17-11/18
State Semi. 11/24-11/25
State Final 11/30-12/2
Thanksgiving 11/23
Season ends after conclusion of last regular season or OHSAA tournament game.
Coach- No contact period begins the first day after last interscholastic contest and ends 28 days later.

 

Golf

2017
Coaching Begins
8/1
Season Begins
8/5
Non-Interscholastic Date
9/4
Sectional Boys DII & DIII & Girls DII
9/25-9/30#
Sectional Boys DI & Girls DI
10/2-10/7#
District Boys DII & DIII & Girls DII
10/2-10/7
District Boys DI & Girls DI
10/9-10/14
State Boys DII & DIII & Girls DII
10/13-10/14
State Boys DI & Girls DI
10/20-1021
Season Ends
10/28
Rosh Hashanah
9/21-9/22
Yom Kipper
9/29-9/30

 

Soccer

2017
Coaching Begins 8/1
Season Begins 8/19
Non-Interscholastic Date 9/25
Sectional 10/16-10/21
District 10/23-10/28
Regional 10/31-11/4
State 11/7-11/11
Season Ends 11/11
Thanksgiving 11/23
Coaches no contact period begins the first day after last interscholastic contest and ends 28 days later.

 

Girls Tennis

2017
Coaching Begins 8/1
Season Begins 8/11
Non-Interscholastic Date 9/4
Sectional 10/2-10/7#
District 10/9-10/14
State 10/20-10/21
Season Ends 10/28
Thanksgiving 11/23
Rosh Hashanah 9/21-9/22
Yom Kipper 9/29-9/30

 

Volleyball

2017
Coaching Begins 8/1
Earliest Preview Date 8/2
Season Begins 8/19
Non-Interscholastic Date 9/25
Sectional 10/16-10/21
District 10/23-10/28
Regional 10/30-11/4
State 11/9-11/11
Season Ends 11/11
Thanksgiving 11/23
Coach- No contact period starts witht he first day after the last interscholastic contest and ends 28 days later.

 

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Red Riders News · Event Recap: Week of June 3 – June 9


Saturday, Jun 3rd

Boys Varsity Track
State
5th Place SUMMARY
Girls Varsity Track
State
3rd Place SUMMARY

Sunday, Jun 4th

No event results

Monday, Jun 5th

No event results

Tuesday, Jun 6th

No event results

Wednesday, Jun 7th

No event results

Thursday, Jun 8th

No event results

Friday, Jun 9th

No event results

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Red Riders News · Should High School Basketball Players Be Able to Declare for the NBA Draft? – Presented by VNN


lebron-dunkAs Americans, we tend to fall in love with our rising stars who are breaking out on the national stage at a young age.  At 18, all eyes were on Patrick Kane as he started his professional hockey career with the Chicago Blackhawks. Nobody blinked twice when MLB’s Bryce Harper was selected to the National League All-Star team at 19.  Likewise, there were no calls for the U.S. Men’s National Team to pump the brakes on budding soccer star Christian Pulisic when he scored his first goal for the Stars & Stripes at the young age of 17.

Yet, in basketball, most of the top high school talent is required to follow the controversial “one & done” trend. As the rule goes, an athlete needs to be at least 19 years old to be eligible for the NBA Draft, forcing all hopeful pros into at least one year in college or a European League. The policy, instituted in the NBA CBA in 2005, was aimed at yielding more developed and matured players as draft options, instead of seeing teams draft solely on raw talent and potential, and stashing those prospects away on their bench.

 

Over the last decade, this rule has been a nonstop point of discussion and debate. Many appreciate the importance this rule places on attending higher education, and further developing professional skills. In addition, many college programs can benefit from knowing that the prospects they are recruiting will indeed commit to a school, rather than decide to forgo college altogether. Conversely, however, many have questioned whether forcing the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Ben Simmons and Anthony Davis to go to college for a year is really thmaxresdefaulte right path for top-level talent. The careers of Tracy McGrady, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James might say no. In addition, the one-and-done phenomenon sees many top players in and out of a college faster than you can say “Karl-Anthony Towns,” rendering a college game that is often focused more on individual showcases and annual ‘big names,’ rather than cheering for programs that see players develop over 3 or 4 years. This controversy is especially relevant, as current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently stated at the beginning of this year’s NBA Finals that “We all agreed we need to make a change . . . It’s one of those issues we need to come together and study. … My sense is, It’s not working for anyone.” (read more on Silver’s statement) Such a change could be to do away with the rule altogether, or amend it to have caveats, such as requiring those who choose to go to college to stay at least 2 years or those who choose to turn professional out of high school to spend a year in the G-League.

So, what do you think? Should the NBA change their age requirement and allow basketball players to turn professional fresh out of high school?

Should the NBA Allow High School Athletes to Declare for the Draft?

Yes! High Schoolers should be able to be drafted.
No. High Schoolers should be required to go to college first before playing in the NBA

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Girls Varsity Track · Orrville High School Girls Varsity Track finishes 3rd place


Saturday, June 3, 2017

12:00 AM

Place

3

Points

28

Meet Recap

269girls teams sent athletes to Division II district meets that began May 18th. Two weeks later, only two of those teams were better than the 2017 Lady Riders Track and Field team. The Riders scored 28 points at the state meet to finish behind only Beechwood (35 points) and Carrollton (29 points). Two Riders left Jesse Owens Stadium with three medals. Junior Alex Eby cleared 11’10” to claim runner up honors in the Pole Vault to start Championship Saturday. Then in the first running event of the day, Eby ran 14.80 in the 100m hurdles finishing 5th. Her final medal came with some help as she joined sophomore Ashley Stiffler, senior Kayla Maximovich and freshman Sedona Casto-Goodard in the 4x200m relay. Their time of 1:44.80 earned them the 6th spot on the podium. Casto-Goodard then broke the school record for the third time in four weeks running 57.22, fast enough to receive the 7th place medal. In the last event of the meet, Casto-Goodard teamed up with Maximovich, freshman Maya Hamsher, and sophomore Chloe Johnson to run 3:59.69 to finish 4th.

Opponents

School Place Points
Orrville High School
3
28

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Boys Varsity Track · Orrville High School Boys Varsity Track finishes 5th place


Saturday, June 3, 2017

12:00 AM

Place

5

Points

4

Meet Recap

Boys 4×100 meter Relay Team placed 5th at state; Jaden Barnhill, Shelton Smothers, Tommy Hayes, and Jake Fitzgerald ran a time of 43.37 in the Finals Congratulations gentlemen and great season.

Opponents

School Place Points
Orrville High School
5
4

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Red Riders News · Event Recap: Week of May 27 – June 2


Saturday, May 27th

Boys Varsity Track
Regionals @ Lexington
14th Place SUMMARY
Girls Varsity Track
Regionals @ Lexington
1st Place SUMMARY

Sunday, May 28th

No event results

Monday, May 29th

No event results

Tuesday, May 30th

No event results

Wednesday, May 31st

No event results

Thursday, Jun 1st

No event results

Friday, Jun 2nd

Boys Varsity Track
State
N/A
Girls Varsity Track
State
N/A

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Red Riders News · All Teams Schedule: Week of May 29 – June 4


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Orrville High School, May 29 – June 4

MONDAY

May 29, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

May 30, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

May 31, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

June 01, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

June 02, 2017

TBA Boys Varsity Track
State
SCHEDULE
TBA Girls Varsity Track
State
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

June 03, 2017

TBA Boys Varsity Track
State
SCHEDULE
TBA Girls Varsity Track
State
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

June 04, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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Girls Varsity Track · Orrville High School Girls Varsity Track finishes 1st place


Saturday, May 27, 2017

11:30 AM

Place

1

Points

55

Meet Recap

One meet record. Three school records. Nine state qualifiers in six events. Two individual Regional Champions. One team Regional Championship. After years of bad luck and mishaps at the Division II Lexington Regional, the Lady Riders exorcised a lot of demons over the two day meet. On Thursday, sophomore Mikaila Carpenter was the first Rider to climb the podium as she finished 6th in the shot put. The fun really began on Saturday. Sophomore Ashley Stiffler may have had the hardest day and put in a lot of distance for a sprinter. She qualified for finals in the long jump in 9th place. However, the finals were to begin just as she was called for the 4x200m relay forcing Stiffler to run from the long jump, to the bullpen, run the event, head to the awards area to receive her medal, then back to long jump for a couple of jumps, then repeat the whole process over again for the 4×100. She ended up fouling all 3 jumps in finals and finished in 9th. However, her hard work was rewarded as her 4×2 team, including junior Alex Eby, freshman Sedona Casto-Goodard and senior Kayla Maximovich, finished in 2nd qualifying them for the state meet running a time of 1:44.66. Stiffler joined forces with senior Tehya Hall, Maximovich, and junior Alexis Tillison for the 4×1. They finished in the 5th position (50.60) narrowly missing out on the trip to Columbus. However, Lady Luck smiled on the girls. During the race, the 3rd place team was deemed to be out of the exchange zone on the second exchange causing them to be disqualified thereby moving the Lady Riders into the 4th and final qualifying spot. Casto-Goodard, in her first regional meet, decided she also wanted to go to state in an individual event and earned that right by claiming the 4th spot in the 400m dash. In the process, she broke her own school record running a blazing 58.16. Sophomore Maya Hamsher added to the team point total but hitting a higher gear in the final 100 meters to finish 8th place in the 800m run. Alex Eby continued her dominance in both the 100m hurdles and pole vault, taking the top honors in both. Her 14.67 in the hurdles broke her own school record while the 12’4″ she cleared in the pole vault broke the meet record. Eby’s vaulting mate, sophomore Karlie Lax is putting things together at the end of the season and finished 2nd clearing 11’6″ also earning her a trip to Columbus where she hopes to climb higher on the podium than last year’s 8th place finish. Finishing off the day was the 4x400m relay team of Maximovich, Hamsher, Casto-Goodard, and sophomore Chloe Johnson who earned the 4th qualifying spot running a new school record of 3:59.99. The 55 points scored by the Lady Riders was more than enough to outdistance both Eastwood and Ontario who both scored 47 points to win the team title. The Ladies will head to Columbus on Thursday evening with events beginning on Friday afternoon. You can follow results by going to http://www.baumspage.com/ohsaa/tf/2017/index.htm and scrolling to the bottom and clicking on “division II girls.”

Opponents

School Place Points
Orrville High School
1
55

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Boys Varsity Track · Orrville High School Boys Varsity Track finishes 14th place


Saturday, May 27, 2017

11:30 AM

Place

14

Points

21

Meet Recap

The Boys 4×100 meter relay placed 2nd to qualify for the State track and field meet. Jaden Barnhill, Shelton Smothers, Tommy Hayes, and Jake Fitzgerald ran a seasons best time of 43.33 in the event finals. John McClure place 7th in the shot put, and Soloman Swanson ran his last 800 meter run for the Riders. Special Thanks to the Seniors for their Dedication and leadership throughout the season.

Opponents

School Place Points
Orrville High School
14
21

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Red Riders News · Event Recap: Week of May 20 – May 26


Saturday, May 20th

Girls Varsity Track
Districts
1st Place SUMMARY
Boys Varsity Track
Districts
3rd Place SUMMARY

Sunday, May 21st

No event results

Monday, May 22nd

No event results

Tuesday, May 23rd

No event results

Wednesday, May 24th

No event results

Thursday, May 25th

Boys Varsity Track
Regionals @ Lexington
3rd Place SUMMARY
Girls Varsity Track
Regionals @ Lexington
N/A

Friday, May 26th

No event results