Local sports briefs


Compiled by Gary Budzak - gbudzak@aimmediamidwest.com



Atkinson, Davis Named NCAC Players of Week

Ohio Wesleyan University senior Jaliyah Atkinson (Columbus/Groveport Madison) and senior Tommy Davis (Clyde) have been named North Coast Athletic Conference Players of the Week for the week of Feb. 2, it was announced by the NCAC.

Atkinson, a member of the Ohio Wesleyan women’s track & field team, was named Women’s Sprinter/Hurdler of the Week, while Davis, a member of the Ohio Wesleyan men’s track & field team, was named Men’s Sprinter/Hurdler of the Week.

Atkinson won the 200-meter dash in :27.41 and placed fifth in the 60-meter dash at the Bob Shannon Invitational on Saturday, helping the Battling Bishops win the team title in the meet.

Davis won the 200-meter dash in :22.68 and placed sixth in the 60-meter dash at the Bob Shannon Invitational. Ohio Wesleyan went on to finish fourth among 13 teams in the meet.

OHSAA Basketball State Tournament Tickets Go On Sale Friday

Basketball group tickets, boys basketball “Center Court Club” and girls basketball Championship Saturday clinic and special offers available; state wrestling tournament tickets already on sale

COLUMBUS, Ohio – All-session tickets for the upcoming Ohio High School Athletic Association girls and boys basketball state tournaments go on sale Friday, February 8, at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at www.Ticketmaster.com (search OHSAA) or via phone at 1-800-GOBUCKS. Tickets will also be available at the Schottenstein Center ticket office.

The OHSAA girls basketball state tournament is March 14-16 and the boys basketball state tournament is March 21-23.

Tickets for the OHSAA’s wrestling state tournaments are already on sale. The dual team wrestling state tournament is Sunday, Feb. 10, at St. John Arena, while the individual wrestling state tournament is March 7-9 at the Schottenstein Center.

Basketball Group Ticket Options Available

Beginning Feb. 8, groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets at a special price to any session of the girls or boys basketball state tournaments. Call 1-800-GOBUCKS (select Option 2) or email AthleticSales@osu.edu for more information, or visit www.OHSAA.org/TheSchott.

Girls Basketball Championship Saturday Clinic and Special Offers

A basketball skills clinic for girls and boys in grades 4 through 8 will take place at the Schottenstein Center on Saturday morning, March 16. The clinic includes a t-shirt and a light breakfast and a ticket for the first girls state championship game for $35. A ticket package that includes the clinic and all four championship games is also available. Check out www.OHSAA.org/TheSchott for details.

Boys Basketball “Center Court Club” Tickets

During the boys basketball state tournament, tickets are available in the Center Court Club, which is located very close to the court and gives fans the opportunity to remain in the arena between sessions in a special hospitality area. Center Court Club tickets cost $45 per game, or $498 for an all-session ticket.

Order form: https://www.ohsaa.org/Portals/0/Sports/Basketball-Boys/2018-19/CenterCourtForm2019.pdf

2019 Individual Wrestling (March 7-9)

All-session tickets went on sale Jan. 25. All-session tickets are $75 each for the Entry and Club Levels and $55 each for the Terrace Level. Individual session tickets go on sale March 4 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $15 each.

2019 Girls Basketball (March 14-16)

All-session tickets and individual session tickets go on sale Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. All-session tickets are $64 each. Single-session tickets are $10 each. All tickets are in the Entry and Club Levels of the Schottenstein Center.

2019 Boys Basketball (March 21-23)

All-sessions go on sale Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. All-session tickets in the Entry and Club Level are $144 each. All-session tickets in the Terrace Level are $96 each. Individual session tickets go on sale March 18 at 10 a.m. Tickets cost $20 per session for the Entry and Club Levels and $15 for the Terrace Level.

New this year, the boys basketball state semifinals will be doubleheader sessions, which include two games in one session, similar to the format of the girls basketball state tournament. Details are posted at: https://bit.ly/2PHHIRX

Schottenstein Center Suites

Fans interested in watching a state tournament from a suite inside the Schottenstein Center can contact Justin Doyle at doyle.106@osu.edu for pricing and availability.

Upcoming OHSAA State Tournaments

Dual Team Wrestling – Feb. 10 at St. John Arena, The Ohio State University

Swimming & Diving – Feb. 20-23 at C.T. Branin Natatorium, Canton

Bowling, Div. II – March 1 & 2 at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl

Gymnastics – March 1 & 2 at Hilliard Bradley High School

Individual Wrestling – March 7-9 at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, The Ohio State University

Ice Hockey – March 8 & 9 at Nationwide Arena, Columbus

Bowling, Div. I – March 8 & 9 at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl

Girls Basketball – March 14-16 at the Schottenstein Center

Boys Basketball – March 21-23 at the Schottenstein Center

Spectrum News 1 is the Official Television Partner of the OHSAA

Spectrum News 1 will provide exclusive television play-by-play coverage of the OHSAA girls and boys basketball state championship games.

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Compiled by Gary Budzak

gbudzak@aimmediamidwest.com