News Release – Ohio High School Athletic Association
Commissioner Daniel B. Ross, Ph.D.
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For Immediate Release – March 12, 2017
OHSAA Basketball State and Regional Tournament Pairings
Girls basketball state tournament and boys basketball regional tournament information announced
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The pairings for the 42nd Annual OHSAA Girls Basketball State Tournament were finalized Sunday, along with the boys basketball regional tournament pairings. The girls basketball state tournament tips off Thursday afternoon at the Jerome Schottenstein Center at The Ohio State University.
State Tournament Tickets
Ticket information for the OHSAA’s state tournaments at the Schottenstein Center is posted at http://www.ohsaa.org/TheSchott – which includes all-session and single-session tickets, special group ticket offers and information about suites and RV parking.
State Tournament TV and Radio Coverage
Spectrum Sports is the official television partner of the OHSAA and will televise the girls and boys basketball state championship games live. In addition, every game from the girls and boys state tournaments will be streamed live at http://www.myspectrumsports.com/ for Spectrum subscribers. The OHSAA Radio Network will broadcast every game of the girls and boys state tournaments. Details are posted at: http://ohsaa.org/news/radio which includes the link to listen to every game. Stations can contact Tim Stried for information about affiliate options.
Basketball State Tournament Coverage
Also see below for girls basketball state tournament pairings.
Also see below for boys basketball regional tournament pairings.
Media Advisory – Winter State Tournaments Information
2017 Girls Basketball State Tournament Pairings
Home Team Listed First. Rankings are From Associated Press Final State Poll.
All games played at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio
No. 1 Ottawa-Glandorf (27-0) vs. No. 2 Kettering Archbishop Alter (26-2), Thursday at 1:00 p.m.
Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown (17-10) vs. Washington C.H. Miami Trace (24-4), Thursday at 3:00 p.m.
State Final: Saturday at 10:45 a.m.
No. 4 Waterford (24-3) vs. Jackson Center (23-4), Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
No. 7 Ottoville (24-3) vs. No. 1 Berlin Hiland (27-1), Thursday at 8:00 p.m.
State Final: Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
No. 10 Gates Mill Gilmour Academy (22-5) vs. No. 4 Columbus Africentric (25-3), Friday at 1:00 p.m.
Winchester Eastern (26-1) vs. Versailles (25-3), Friday at 3:00 p.m.
State Final: Saturday at 5:15 p.m.
Canton McKinley (23-5) vs. Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame (24-4), Friday at 6:00 p.m.
No. 1 Newark (28-0) vs. No. 10 Toledo Notre Dame Academy (25-3), Friday at 8:00 p.m.
State Final: Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
2017 Boys Basketball Regional Pairings
Home Team Listed First. Rankings are From Associated Press Final State Poll.
Region I – Akron/Toledo
No. 5 Toledo St. John’s Jesuit (24-2) vs. Elyria (21-4) at Univ. of Toledo, Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
No. 4 Massillon Jackson (24-2) vs. Medina (18-7) at Univ. of Akron, Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Regional Final: at Univ. of Akron, Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
Region 2 – Cleveland
Uniontown Lake (19-6) vs. Garfield Heights (21-4) at Cleveland State University Wolstein Center, Wednesday at 6:15 p.m.
Lakewood St. Edward (21-5) vs. Mentor (21-5) at Cleveland State University Wolstein Center, Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.
Regional Final: at Cleveland State University Wolstein Center, Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
Region 3 – Columbus
No. 2 Pickerington Central (24-2) vs. Cols. St. Charles (24-2) at Ohio Dominican University, Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
Pickerington North (20-6) vs. No. 6 Upper Arlington (24-2) at Ohio Dominican University, Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Regional Final: at Ohio Dominican University, Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
Region 4 – Dayton
No. 12 Mason (21-2) vs. No. 1 Cin. Archbishop Moeller (25-0) at Wright State University Nutter Center, Wednesday at 6:15 p.m.
No. 13 Cin. La Salle (23-3) vs. No. 10 Springfield (23-3) at Wright State University Nutter Center, Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.
Regional Final: at Wright State University Nutter Center, Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Division I State Tournament (home team listed first)
Region 3 vs. Region 4 – Friday, March 24, 5:15 p.m.
Region 2 vs. Region 1 – Friday, March 24, 8:30 p.m.
State Championship Game – Saturday, March 25, 8:30 p.m.
Region 5 – Canton
Cle. Central Catholic (17-8) vs. Youngstown Ursuline (19-7) at Canton Memorial Civic Center, Thursday at 6:15 p.m.
Mentor Lake Catholic (13-12) vs. No. 11 Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (21-5) at Canton Memorial Civic Center, Thursday at 8:00 p.m.
Regional Final: at Canton Memorial Civic Center, Saturday at 12:00 p.m.
Region 6 – Toledo
No. 13 Sandusky (21-4) vs. No. 8 Wauseon (24-1) at Univ. of Toledo, Thursday at 6:15 p.m.
Elida (16-9) vs. Parma Hts. Holy Name (23-2) at Univ. of Toledo, Thursday at 8:00 p.m.
Regional Final: at Univ. of Toledo, Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
Region 7 – Athens
Cols. Eastmoor Academy (20-6) vs. No. 9 Lancaster Fairfield Union (23-2) at Ohio University Convocation Center, Thursday at 8:00 p.m.
No. 10 McArthur Vinton County (23-2) vs. No. 14 Byesville Meadowbrook (24-3) at Ohio University Convocation Center, Thursday at 6:15 p.m.
Regional Final: at Ohio University Convocation Center, Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
Region 8 – Kettering
Carroll Bloom-Carroll (20-6) vs. No. 4 Dayton Dunbar (21-3) at Kettering Fairmont High School, Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Cincinnati Taft (21-4) vs. No. 2 Trotwood-Madison (20-2) at Kettering Fairmont High School, Thursday at 8:00 p.m.
Regional Final: at Kettering Fairmont High School, Saturday at TBA
Division II State Tournament (home team listed first)
Region 6 vs. Region 7 – Thursday, March 23, 10:45 a.m.
Region 5 vs. Region 8 – Thursday, March 23, 2:00 p.m.
State Championship Game – Saturday, March 25, 10:45 a.m.
Region 9 – Canton
West Salem Northwestern (21-5) vs. Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas (15-11) at Canton Fieldhouse, Wednesday at 6:15 p.m.
Garrettsville Garfield (18-8) vs. No. 8 Cle. Villa Angela-St. Joseph (19-6) at Canton Fieldhouse, Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.
Regional Final: at Canton Fieldhouse, Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
Region 10 – Bowling Green/Toledo
Maria Stein Marion Local (17-8) vs. Milan Edison (16-9) at Bowling Green State University Stroh Center, Wednesday at 6:15 p.m.
Oregon Cardinal Stritch Catholic (20-4) vs. Archbold (20-5) at Bowling Green State University Stroh Center, Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.
Regional Final: at Univ. of Toledo, Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
Region 11 – Athens
Sugarcreek Garaway (19-6) vs. No. 4 Proctorville Fairland (22-1) at Ohio University Convocation Center, Wednesday at 6:15 p.m.
Berlin Hiland (21-4) vs. Chillicothe Southeastern (9-17) at Ohio University Convocation Center, Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.
Regional Final: at Ohio University Convocation Center, Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
Region 12 – Kettering
No. 3 Cin. Summit Country Day (23-0) vs. Worthington Christian (20-5) at Kettering Fairmont High School, Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
No. 2 Versailles (25-1) vs. No. 10 Cin. Roger Bacon (21-4) at Kettering Fairmont High School, Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.
Regional Final: at Kettering Fairmont High School, Saturday at TBA
Division III State Tournament (home team listed first)
Region 9 vs. Region 11 – Friday, March 24, 10:45 a.m.
Region 12 vs. Region 10 – Friday, March 24, 2:00 p.m.
State Championship Game – Saturday, March 25, 5:15 p.m.
Region 13 – Canton
Cle. Heights Lutheran East (16-9) vs. Malvern (18-8) at Canton Fieldhouse, Tuesday at 6:15 p.m.
No. 1 McDonald (25-1) vs. Warren John F. Kennedy (19-7) at Canton Fieldhouse, Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.
Regional Final: at Canton Fieldhouse, Friday at 7:00 p.m.
Region 14 – Bowling Green/Toledo
No. 2 Mansfield St. Peter’s (23-2) vs. North Baltimore (16-10) at Bowling Green State University Stroh Center, Tuesday at 6:15 p.m.
No. 16 Holgate (21-4) vs. Delphos St. John’s (19-4) at Bowling Green State University Stroh Center, Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.
Regional Final: at Univ. of Toledo, Friday at 7:00 p.m.
Region 15 – Athens
Cols. Wellington (19-7) vs. No. 8 Waterford (20-4) at Ohio University Convocation Center, Tuesday at 6:15 p.m.
No. 11 Grove City Christian (22-4) vs. No. 10 Portsmouth Clay (23-2) at Ohio University Convocation Center, Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.
Regional Final: at Ohio University Convocation Center, Friday at 7:00 p.m.
Region 16 – Kettering
New Madison Tri-Village (17-6) vs. Fairfield Cin. Christian (21-5) at Kettering Fairmont High School, Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.
No. 15 Fort Loramie (20-4) vs. Lima Perry (22-3) at Kettering Fairmont High School, Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
Regional Final: at Kettering Fairmont High School, Friday at 7:00 p.m.
Division IV State Tournament (home team listed first)
Region 14 vs. Region 13 – Thursday, March 23, 5:15 p.m.
Region 15 vs. Region 16 – Thursday, March 23, 8:30 p.m.
State Championship Game – Saturday, March 25, 2:00 p.m.
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Home Team in Caps
Tampa Bay 3, NY RANGERS 2
Columbus 5, PHILADELPHIA 3
Carolina 8, NY ISLANDERS 4
NASHVILLE 5, Winnipeg 4 (OT)
CALGARY 4, Pittsburgh 3 (SO)
Boston 6, VANCOUVER 3
ARIZONA 1, Colorado 0
St. Louis 3, LOS ANGELES 1
FLAMES MATCH FRANCHISE RECORD WITH 10TH STRAIGHT VICTORY
Kris Versteeg (0-2—2) scored the decisive shootout marker to help the Flames edge the Penguins and extend their win and point streaks to 10 and 12 games (11-0-1), respectively. Calgary equaled the longest single-season win streak in franchise history – a mark set as the Atlanta Flames from Oct. 14 – Nov. 3, 1978 – and moved within one game of equaling the longest point streak in club history, trailing only a 13-game run from Nov. 10 – Dec. 8, 1988.
* At 39-26-4 (82 points), Calgary moved into a tie – in terms of points – with Anaheim (36-23-10, 82 points) for second place in the Pacific Division.
* Calgary became the fourth team to earn a win streak of 10+ games this season, joining Columbus (16-0-0), Minnesota (12-0-0) and Philadelphia (10-0-0). Elias notes that it marks the first season in NHL history in which four teams earned win streaks of 10 games or more – 2015-16 is the only other campaign with three such runs.
* Brian Elliott (32 saves) earned his ninth consecutive win and improved to 13-1-1 in his last 15 decisions dating to Jan. 26 (1.93 GAA, .934 SV%, 2 SO).
BLUE JACKETS SET FRANCHISE RECORDS WITH WIN
Zach Werenski (1-1—2) scored the first of three unanswered goals by Columbus and Brandon Dubinsky netted the winning goal in the third period to help the Blue Jackets (44-18-6, 94 points) establish franchise records for wins and points in a season.
* Columbus moved within one point of two Metropolitan Division rivals – the Capitals (44-17-7, 95 points) and Penguins (43-16-9, 95 points) – for the top spot in the League.
* Sergei Bobrovsky (23 saves) earned his fifth straight victory and League-leading 37th win of the season, while Cam Atkinson scored his 31st and 32nd goals of 2016-17 to extend career highs for goals and points (32-27—59).
CLUBS EARN KEY WINS IN PLAYOFF PUSH . . .
The Bruins, Lightning, Predators and Blues all earned victories to gain valuable points in their respective playoff races.
* Brad Marchand (3-1—4) recorded a hat trick in the third period – including a highlight-reel game-winner – to lead the Bruins to their 11th win in their past 14 games. At 36-26-6 (80 points), Boston moved within four points of Ottawa (39-22-6, 84 points) for the second spot in the Atlantic Division. Marchand’s second NHL hat trick propelled him into ties with Sidney Crosby for first in the League in goals (35) and second in points (74) behind Connor McDavid (23-52—75).
* Brayden Point (2-0—2) celebrated his 21st birthday by recording the first multi-goal game and game-winning goal of his career as Tampa Bay (33-26-9, 75 points) improved to 6-1-1 in its last eight games. The Lightning moved within a point of the idle Maple Leafs (31-22-14, 76 points) for the second Wild Card position in the Eastern Conference.
* Five different Predators scored – including James Neal who netted the overtime winner – as Nashville (34-24-11, 79 points) maintained a two-point lead over St. Louis (36-27-5, 77 points) for the third position in the Central Division. Neal (20-17—37) has hit the 20-goal plateau in each of his nine NHL seasons.
* Jake Allen made 38 saves to power the Blues to their fifth straight victory as St. Louis increased their lead for the final Western Conference Wild Card spot to five points over the Kings (33-29-6, 72 points). Allen has won each of his last four starts and tied his career-high of 26, set in 2015-16.
. . . HURRICANES STORM INTO BROOKLYN AS SPOILERS
Jaccob Slavin (3-1—4) recorded his first career hat trick and four-point game as the Hurricanes (28-27-11, 67 points) stalled the Islanders’ (32-25-11, 75 points) playoff push and halted New York’s home point streak at 11 games (9-0-2).
* Per Elias, Slavin – who entered the contest with 4-40—44 in 128 career games – became the first Hurricanes defenseman to record a hat trick since Joe Corvo on March 16, 2008 vs. OTT.
Mike Smith (22 saves) earned his 22nd shutout as a member of the Coyotes to establish a new franchise record . . . Bruins forward David Pastrnak (3-9—12 in 9 GP) and Blue Jackets forward Sam Gagner (4-4—8 in 6 GP) each extended point streaks . . . Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller played in his 700th NHL game . . . Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov tallied two assists to boost his totals to 10-10—20 in his last 10 games . . . The League launched the Greener Rinks initiative as a focal point of its NHL Green Week activities . . . Sharks forward Joe Pavelski, Ducks goaltender Jonathan Bernier and Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson were named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending March 12 . . . Renowned Canadian artist Tony Harris unveiled portraits of Mark Messier and Sidney Crosby as part of the NHL Centennial Celebration.
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Homegrown midfielder is in his fifth season with the Black & Gold and was recently named captain of the club;
A 2016 MLS All-Star, Trapp is five regular-season appearances away from reaching 100 in MLS and for Crew SC
For Immediate Release: March 14, 2017
COLUMBUS — Columbus Crew SC on Tuesday announced that it has signed Homegrown Player Wil Trapp to a multi-year contract extension. The 24-year-old is in his fifth season with the Black & Gold and was named captain of the club ahead of the 2017 Major League Soccer Season. Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) was used in this transaction. Trapp has made 95 regular-season appearances (92 starts) for Crew SC and was named to the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Roster.
The Gahanna, Ohio native made 30 appearances (29 starts) last season, providing one assist and playing a career-high 2,543 minutes. Per Opta, Trapp was one of only two players to successfully complete over 1,600 passes (1,734) during the 2016 MLS regular season. Out of the 93 MLS players to attempt at least 1,000 passes that same year, Trapp ranked second in passing accuracy with a rate of 88.06 percent.
“We are thrilled to announce that Wil has committed to remain in Columbus with a new multi-year contract extension. He is one of the leaders of our club, a model professional and an important part of our community,” said Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter.
Continued Berhalter: “He was raised in Gahanna, he is a product of the Crew SC Academy, he played at the University of Akron, he represented our country at the international level and now he is the captain of Columbus Crew SC. Wil has illuminated a path for any young players in Ohio who are hungry for success in this sport.”
Trapp was signed by Crew SC as a Homegrown Player on December 13, 2012 at the age of 19. He made 16 appearances (all starts) during his debut season in 2013, notching one assist and playing 1,389 minutes. That year, he was also awarded the “Breakthrough Performance of the Year” honor by Crew SC. The midfielder was named vice captain ahead of his second season with the club. He made 28 appearances (28 starts), scored his first career-goal, and provided four assists in 2014, a year in which he was named to and represented the Black & Gold at the inaugural Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game as part of the AT&T MLS All-Star Game festivities. 2015 saw Trapp follow-up the success of the previous season by making 19 appearances (17 starts) and notching three assists while playing a key role in Crew SC’s run to MLS Cup. The midfielder also made his first All-Star appearance in 2016, as he was on the AT&T MLS All-Star side that played against Premier League club Arsenal on July 28.
“I’m excited to stay here in Columbus and build this club and its brand on and off the field,” said Trapp. “It’s a wonderful opportunity with a great group of players to continue to push this club, style of soccer and my career forward. Playing in Columbus means a great deal to me and my family and I am humbled to remain a Crew SC player.”
At the international level, Trapp has earned two senior National Team caps for the United States. He earned his first cap for the Stars and Stripes on January 28, 2015 in a friendly against Chile, entering as a second-half substitute. Trapp earned his second senior team cap for the U.S. against Canada on February 6, 2016 helping the squad to a 1-0 victory. At the youth level, he has been a member of the Under-14, U-15, U-18, U-20 and U-23 U.S. National Teams. In March 2016, Trapp was called-up again by the U-23s ahead of their home-and-home playoff against Colombia for a berth in the Summer Olympics. He started as the team’s captain and played all 180 minutes over both contests, with the first coming at Colombia (March 25) and the second in Frisco, Texas (March 29). He participated in the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, winning the U.S. Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year Award that same year.
Prior to being signed by Crew SC, Trapp made 45 appearances (all starts) for the University of Akron over the course of two seasons (2011, 2012). He twice earned All-Mid-American Conference First Team honors (2011, 2012) and was the MAC Newcomer of the Year in 2011. A product of the Crew SC Academy, Trapp served as the team captain for the U-16 and U-18 Crew SC Academy squads, twice winning the Crew SC Player of the Year Award (2009, 2010).
TRANSACTION: Columbus Crew SC signs midfielder Wil Trapp to a multi-year contract extension on March 14, 2017. Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) was used in this transaction.
Name: Wil Trapp
Born: January 15, 1993 in Columbus, Ohio
Hometown: Gahanna, Ohio
Citizenship: United States
Acquired: Trapp was signed by Columbus as a Homegrown Player on December 14, 2012 and signed to a multi-year contract extension on March 14, 2017.
Previous Experience: Columbus Crew SC (2013-present)
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