High School Sports

  Mentor Football Coach Matt Gray Adjusting to first year on the job

Wadsworth varsity and JV football games postponed after player ’is considered positive for COVID-19′

  Geauga County commissioner calls for Chardon Schools superintendent to resign over ’Thin Blue Line’ flag controversy

  Akron School Board to revisits decision to postpone fall sports during special meeting Monday

  Stormy start for Northeast Ohio high school football in midst of pandemic

  Mayfield City Schools: Girls soccer player tests positive for COVID-19, season suspended

Continued Coverage

Strongsville High School delays start of football season after player tests positive for COVID-19

Shaker Heights High School fall sports competition to return Sept. 1

  North Olmsted football team in quarantine after varsity player tests positive for COVID-19

Ohio governor’s Covid-19 regulations for sports: Masks, limited crowds and social distancing required

Gov. DeWine’s order allowing sports to move forward with limited spectators signed by Ohio Dept. of Health

Parma City Schools superintendent sends petition to Cuyahoga County superintendents asking OHSAA to move fall contact sports to spring

Shaker Heights High School: Athletic competitions postponed through Aug. 31

Practices and other in-person athletic activities will continue, according to a SHHS statement.

  Akron student-athletes and their parents protest to play amid pandemic

Akron student-athletes and coaches were ready to get back on the field and back into classrooms. But now, they will have to wait at least another 9 weeks this fall.

  Akron Public Schools Board of Education suspends all sports, practice and extracurriculars for the next 9 weeks

The Akron Public Schools Board of Education suspended all sports, practice and extracurriculars for the next nine weeks in a 5-2 vote on Monday night.

Ohio HS football continues on, even with NCAA in doubt

DeWine will determine the fate of the season

Parma City School District announces extracurricular activities to resume on August 11th

  OHSAA announces 6-game high school football season in Ohio, but Gov. Mike DeWine must sign off on plan

Mayfield Schools: Extracurriculars, athletic practices will resume

Health officials in Summit County recommends start of high school fall sports to be delayed until Oct. 1st

Changes recommended for Ohio high school football in the fall

  Ohio says contact sports can play on

Full-contact sports allowed to resume in Ohio on Monday

Contact sports can resume scrimmages and full training regiments on Monday as long as safety protocols are observed.

Training for students participating in Ohio school sports programs can resume May 26

Even though there is uncertainty surrounding what the 2020-21 school year will look like, Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said training for student-athletes can resume soon.

  Trinity athlete spearheads social media movement

High school students and teachers propping each other up online

OHSAA hoping for May 4th launch of spring sports

Decisions based on state medical officials, not emotion

  Trading barbells for broomsticks, Hoban athletes get strong at home

COVID-19 forces creative workouts

OHSAA cancels winter sports tournaments

Previously postponed, OHSAA says they now will not be played

OHSAA: Winter school sport still postponed ‘indefinitely,’ decision to cancel spring programs is ‘on the table’

The Ohio High School Athletic Association will detail a plan to move forward after all winter tournaments were delayed out of concerns over COVID-19.

Euclid football coach turns to winners in life to inspire players

“Success Looks Like Me” draws a crowd

  14-year-old amputee and cancer survivor winning on and off the field in Ohio

14 year old amputee, cancer survivor, winning on and off the field

  Bellevue and Norwalk schools respond to hair-pull takedown during basketball game

School officials in Bellevue and Norwalk are investigating an on-court, hair-pulling incident that occurred during a girls basketball game on Saturday.

  Two girl kickers from Cleveland Heights to be featured in Super Bowl LIV commercial

Two female kickers from the Cleveland Heights High School football team will be featured in a Microsoft commercial set to air during the Super Bowl LIV on Sunday.

  Girls basketball players challenging OHSAA over transfer eligibility after alleged bullying by coach

Girls basketball players challenging OHSAA over transfer eligibility after alleged bullying by coach

Lorain High School wins in overtime with incredible half-court buzzer beater (video)

Lorain High School topped Cleveland Central Catholic on Tuesday night in dramatic fashion.

Gray takes the reins in Mentor

Takes over for retired head coach Steve Trivisonno

Mentor Schools select new head football coach to succeed retired Steve Trivisonno

Mentor Schools announced on Thursday that Assistant Head Football Coach Matt Gray has been promoted to Head Coach, pending official board approval.

  Massillon Tigers T-shirt looks to throw gasoline on new rivalry before playoff game on Friday

The Massillon Tigers are one of the most storied high school football programs in the state of Ohio and a new T-shirt is adding to its legacy.

Vote now for high school football’s Game of the Week

The winner will be announced Thursday, and 19 Sports will be on hand for the winning match-up.

Friday Football Frenzy: OSHAA announces 2nd round playoff pairings

The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced the second-round playoff pairings on Sunday for the 112 teams that advanced to this week’s regional semifinals.

  Jackson High School runner finishes 5K without a shoe to help her team qualify for state meet this weekend

Imagine how difficult it would be to run without one through the mud, sticks and stones for more than three miles.

  Vote now for high school football’s Game of the Week

The winner will be announced Thursday and 19 Sports will be on hand for the winning match-up.

Cavaliers visit owner Dan Gilbert, recovering from stroke

The Cavaliers visited team owner Dan Gilbert, who is recovering at home after suffering a stroke in May

Ohio prosecutor wants teen who head-butted high school football referee to be tried as an adult (video)

An Ohio prosecutor wants the 17-year-old boy who head-butted a high school football referee to face criminal charges as an adult.

  Avon Lake football fans offer mixed reactions to new crowd control rule

The decision by Avon Lake School District administrators to require middle school students to sit in the end zone bleachers during home football games was the topic of discussion at the pre-game tailgate parties before the Shoremen took the field against Westlake.

Lorain High School football game cut short after on-field fight among players

The Lorain High School Titans football team fell to 1-3 Friday night after a fight broke out on the field halfway through the third quarter.

Friday Football Frenzy: severe weather moves up game times throughout Northeast Ohio

Meteorologist Sam Roberts reports, “The peak timing for storms will be from 7:00 PM to midnight. Some storms may be strong to severe, with the main threats being damaging wind, hail, heavy rain, and frequent lightning.”

Overtime: Lima talks Titans-Browns, and Matt Lofgren’s HS games to watch

Anthony Lima analyzes the key Titans-Browns matchups with Erik Bacharach, Titans beat writer for the Tennessean in Nashville.

  Overtime: Phil Steele unpacks NCAA Football preview; could HS football lead to depression?

All football on Overtime!

  Garfield Heights’ Meechie Johnson Jr. commits to The Ohio State University to play basketball

He is ranked the No. 1 point guard in Ohio according to ESPN.

  St. Ignatius hires Cameron Joyce to lead hoops, first African-American head coach in school history

The son of Dru Joyce II wants to take over the family business.

  Next up on “College Stars of the Future”, Cleveland Heights Tigers Hoops star Jae’lyn Withers

He is a 4 star player and ranked one of the Top 100 in the country.

  Track trio from Shaw High taking their talents to the next level

This installment of “College Stars of the Future” takes an inside looks at the East Cleveland Trio, and their plans for the next level.

  We’re talking hoops and NFL Draft on Overtime

Tonight on The Overtime Kirk Goldsberry stops by to discuss the ever changing landscape of the NBA, and Ben Strauss from the Washington Post stops by to discuss some of the analyst involved in breaking down the 2019 NFL Draft.

  Benedictine ball player earns ride to University of Toledo

This week on "College Stars of Tomorrow " we’re featuring Connor O’Donnell, a first baseman and outfielder from Benedictine High School.

  St. Ignatius baseball star AJ Gaich leads off our new “College Stars of Tomorrow” segment

Our new segment features local high school athletes that have earned a college scholarship in their respective sports.

  Canton female hooper nicknamed ‘She-Bron’ wins Ms. Ohio Basketball third time (video)

Her name is Kierstan Bell, but you can call her ‘She-Bron.'

  Rocky River’s Lutheran West High School forms Ohio’s only wrestling team for girls

Hopes OHSAA will sanction sport soon

Mentor football coach Steve Trivisonno confirms 2019 season will be his last

‘Coach Triv’ will step down after his 23rd year of leading the Cards.

  OHSAA: Parent abuse leading to shortage of high school game officials, parents asked to ‘cool it’

The Ohio High School Athletic Association has taken dead aim at parents, blaming them for an “alarming” shortage of high school officials.

Shaker Heights High School switching athletic conferences after dealing with multiple instances of “racial slurs”

The Shaker Heights Board of Education unanimously approved to move out of the Greater Cleveland Conference (GCC) to rejoin the Lake Erie League (LEL).

  St. Edward football team visits UH to celebrate championship with cancer patient

Michael’s spirit and perseverance inspired the team throughout the season.

  St. Edward defeats Cincinnati Colerain for Division I State Championship

St. Edward’s strong second half led to a 24-10 win over Cincinnati Colerain.

  Spire Institute blows by Garfield Heights behind LaMelo Ball triple-double

Spire Institute defeated Garfield Heights 93-60.

  Spire Institute and Garfield Heights coaches fuel fire ahead of big game

Spire Institute and Garfield Heights will take the floor Thursday night at 7 p.m.

  Strongsville girls soccer team drops state title game amid continuing controversy

The Strongsville girls soccer team fell behind 4-0 and rallied with 2 second half goals, but it was not enough as they lost to Beavercreek in the Division I state soccer championship game on Friday night.

Trash talk between SPIRE Institute and Garfield basketball has Ohio on fire

LaMelo Ball’s introduction to the SPIRE Institute was in no way quiet.

  Twinsburg school officials to file formal complaint with OHSAA over controversial playoff loss against Strongsville

It was the game everyone expected when two of the premier programs in Ohio met in a girls Division I State Semi-Final. Strongsville beat Twinsburg 1-0 to advance to the state championship game.

  LaMelo Ball gets the LeBron treatment; billboard welcomes him to Ohio

A new billboard welcoming high school basketball star LaMelo Ball to Ohio was installed in downtown Cleveland.

LaMelo Ball says he will play basketball, finish high school at Geneva’s Spire Institute

The youngest Ball brother, along with his father Lavar, made the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.

  Bedford High School staffer placed on leave after alleged ‘inappropriate relationship’

School officials said they were "shocked" over the allegation.

High School Football Game of the Week Avon vs. Amherst

The Under the Lights crew will travel to Amherst for the week 9 matchup.

  Band of Brothers: Cleveland Heights football winning on and off the field

Cleveland Heights Football team winning on and off the field

  Game of the Week: Garfield G-Men facing off against Mogadore Wildcats in key conference match-up

The Garfield G-Men (5-2, Division V) are making the trek to Mogadore to face off against the Wildcats (6-1, Division VI).

Glenville to miss out on playoffs, after being placed on 3-year probation for violating code

Glenville to miss out on playoffs, after being placed on 3-year probation

High School Football Game of the Week: Olmsted Falls vs. Berea-Midpark

The Under The Lights crew will at Berea-Midpark to watch them faceoff against Olmsted Falls.

  High School Football Game of the Week: Mayfield vs. Kenston

The undefeated Bombers are hoping to keep the ball rolling.

  Cleveland police officer and Central Catholic football coach shows players the true meaning of ‘Ironman’ after horrific car crash

This high school coach is showing his kids what it takes to push through adversity.

  Game of the week: Akron Hoban vs. St. Vincent St. Mary

The Under The Lights crew will be in town for the Akron Holy War.

  Friday Night Under the Lights: Week 5 high school football preview

Akron Hoban at St Vincent-St Mary is our Cooper Disposal game of the week but there are plenty of other compelling matchups to watch this weekend.