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Forum: Football 10-20-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,505
Posted By FossyWriter8
Anyone have a link to the original story?

Anyone have a link to the original story?
Forum: Football 10-20-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,505
Posted By FossyWriter8
If you don't want it to be quoted in the paper,...

If you don't want it to be quoted in the paper, don't make the statement.
If you make the statement and then realize how bad it sounds, tell the reporter you misspoke and ask him/her to leave it...
Forum: Football 10-05-18, 06:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,376
Posted By FossyWriter8
Yeah, that pesky First Amendment is always...

Yeah, that pesky First Amendment is always rearing its ugly head.
Forum: Football 10-04-18, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,147
Posted By FossyWriter8
The OHSAA doesn't sanction eight-man football,...

The OHSAA doesn't sanction eight-man football, but you're allowed to play.
Forum: Football 09-22-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,595
Sticky: Ask The Ref?
Views: 886,315
Posted By FossyWriter8
I remember covering a game years ago where the PA...

I remember covering a game years ago where the PA guy (a substitute, it should be mentioned) talked over the speakers during plays. On one play, the visiting team runs a bootleg and the he yells out,...
Forum: Football 07-15-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,708
Posted By FossyWriter8
As I understand it, the schools are responsible...

As I understand it, the schools are responsible for uploading their schedules to the site, not the OHSAA. If schedules are not uploaded, it's the fault of the schools, not the OHSAA.
Forum: Football 06-19-18, 09:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,699
Posted By FossyWriter8
Getting back to technical fouls in basketball. ...

Getting back to technical fouls in basketball.
Saw one called while covering a girls league game several years (15 or so) ago.
Visiting team is far better than the home team and it's the second...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 06-08-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By FossyWriter8
I've seen several at the state meet but the most...

I've seen several at the state meet but the most memorable for me was Fostoria's Cory Echelberry winning the 1999 Division II state discus title with a throw of 203-7 at Dayton Welcome Stadium.
The...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 06-08-18, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,551
Posted By FossyWriter8
I'm sure the stands along the east side will...

I'm sure the stands along the east side will return when the construction is finished; I can't think of a reason OSU would not do so.
Don't forget, there is also construction for a wrestling...
Forum: Softball 05-26-18, 11:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By FossyWriter8
Game as been rescheduled for Sunday, May 27, at 1...

Game as been rescheduled for Sunday, May 27, at 1 p.m.
Forum: Baseball 05-26-18, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By FossyWriter8
Delaying the state tournament a week has been...

Delaying the state tournament a week has been done in the past.
Forum: Football 05-15-18, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,929
Posted By FossyWriter8
FYI: Buckeye Central is a conference game.

FYI: Buckeye Central is a conference game.
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 05-10-18, 09:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,696
Posted By FossyWriter8
The OHSAA delayed the pole vault in 2012, I...

The OHSAA delayed the pole vault in 2012, I believe, because of the rain. Officials discussed moving it indoors, but decided not to do that. Apparently, some of the coaches complained about moving it...
Forum: Softball 04-24-18, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,385
Posted By FossyWriter8
Not saying coaches don't have things to deal...

Not saying coaches don't have things to deal with, just saying reporting their game/meet result is supposed to be one of them and should be done in a timely manner.
Coaches in other sports get it...
Forum: Softball 04-19-18, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,385
Posted By FossyWriter8
Staffing and time are big issues, which is why...

Staffing and time are big issues, which is why we, as writers, love email and faxes.
An area school was in a track triangular tonight. The girls and boys coaches each called in their results because...
Forum: Softball 04-17-18, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,385
Posted By FossyWriter8
I've had to use Twitter for some things during...

I've had to use Twitter for some things during football season, but only from official accounts from schools, teams or other reporters.
While parent and fan accounts MAY have factual info, you can't...
Forum: Softball 04-16-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,385
Posted By FossyWriter8
As a sports reporter, I come at this from a...

As a sports reporter, I come at this from a slightly different angle.
Coaches are supposed to send in their box scores to us, but how well or even how often that is done varies from person to...
Forum: Softball 03-23-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By FossyWriter8
Another factor many may not remember is that the...

Another factor many may not remember is that the National Federation of State High School Associations mandated moving the pitching distance from 40 feet to 43 feet starting with the 2011 season....
Forum: Boys Basketball 03-23-18, 07:56 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 20,077
Posted By FossyWriter8
The OHSAA had a vote on something similar to this...

The OHSAA had a vote on something similar to this about 10 years ago. It failed. One of the problems was that the OHSAA wanted a success/tradition period that was way too long. I figured it up for an...
Forum: Boys Basketball 02-28-18, 12:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,695
Posted By FossyWriter8
The rule has been a big help for us in the...

The rule has been a big help for us in the newspaper world. Games get over more quickly so they can be written more quickly and make deadline.
Forum: Football 02-20-18, 08:58 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 37,480
Posted By FossyWriter8
Two things: 1) Here's a link to what Joe Scalzo...

Two things:
1) Here's a link to what Joe Scalzo wrote: http://www.cantonrep.com/sports/20180219/canton-gets-good-feedback-from-state-football-finals...
Forum: Football 08-12-17, 09:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,474
Posted By FossyWriter8
Iowa allows such consolidations for sports. They...

Iowa allows such consolidations for sports. They usually run for two years and must be approved by the school districts involved.
Forum: Football 08-08-17, 10:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,474
Posted By FossyWriter8
St. Wendelin in Fostoria has closed its high...

St. Wendelin in Fostoria has closed its high school. Still has K-8.
Forum: Football 07-11-17, 10:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,109
Posted By FossyWriter8
Reminds me of when I saw an NFL player flagged...

Reminds me of when I saw an NFL player flagged for roughing the passer on a sack several years ago. The quarterback never threw the ball.
Forum: Boys Basketball 07-01-17, 07:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 26,442
Posted By FossyWriter8
Because of the money. You can still get the...

Because of the money.
You can still get the wins without a shot clock, but college games ending 25-22 won't put butts in the seats at the stadium or bring in the advertisers on TV.
Division I...
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