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Opting Up to Division I Among Referendum Items Approved for Spring Vote

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Five referendum items have now been approved by the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors to go to the member schools for a vote this spring, including a proposal that would allow schools to move up to Division I on a sport-by-sport basis if they desired to do so for that season. Additional referendum items could …

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OHSAA Swimming and Diving State Tournament Qualifiers  

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association swimming and diving state tournament begins Tuesday at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton. It marks the first OHSAA state tournament of the winter sports season. The boys diving state tournaments are Tuesday, with Division II at 9 a.m. and Division I at 2:30 p.m. The girls diving state tournaments are Wednesday at …

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Owls take sole possession of first after day two

GRANVILLE, Ohio — The Kenyon College women’s swimming and diving team took sole possession of first place after the second day of the 2024 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Championship. The Owls claimed two titles and held off hosting Denison University despite three Big Red crowns, breaking the tie the teams shared after day one. The Owls opened the evening …

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OHSAA Board of Directors Approves Expansion Proposal  

COLUMBUS, Ohio – After months of discussion and meetings around Ohio to gather feedback, the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors unanimously approved a proposal Thursday morning to utilize a new formula to determine how many divisions will be offered for postseason tournaments. The change affects OHSAA General Sports Regulation 17 and will result in girls and boys soccer …

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Kenyon women tied for first after NCAC first day

GRANVILLE, Ohio — The Kenyon College women’s swimming and diving team split event wins with host Denison University on Wednesday, the first day of the North Coast Athletic Conference Championship being held over a four-day span at Trumbull Aquatics Center. There were just two relays on the schedule for Wednesday. The Big Red opened with a win in the 800-yard …

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Owls set to defend NCAC Championship crown

GAMBIER, Ohio — When this season’s four-day North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Championship begins on Wednesday, February 14, the Kenyon College men’s swimming and diving team will be looking to repeat as champions after claiming the program’s 25th conference title last season.  The Owls, who are the No. 1-ranked team in the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America’s …

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High School Boys Basketball Tournament seedings and match ups set

Sunday the first High School boys basketball tournament draw took place with the RPI in place that seeds teams before they place themselves on the bracket. DIVISION ONE: In the Central District 2: At the top is one seed Olentangy Orange and they will face 46 seed Whetstone. The Pioneers are on a collision course to face Reynoldsburg in a …

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Owls second-half charge not enough to beat Bishops

DELAWARE, Ohio – The Kenyon College Owls struggled in the first half on Wednesday night as the team made the short trip to Delaware, Ohio to take on North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) opponent Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops.  Despite the Owls’ best efforts to make a comeback in the second half, shooting woes to start the contest plagued Kenyon, …

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Bar-Cohen’s big game garners NCAC’s weekly award

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A couple of days after leading the Kenyon College men’s basketball team to an 81-70 win over Hiram College in a North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) clash, Gefen Bar-Cohen represented the Owls as the NCAC’s offensive Athlete of the Week. Bar-Cohen corralled his first career Athlete of the Week honor after posting one of his season’s best …

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Second-half surge falls short as Bishops top Owls

The Kenyon College Owls women’s basketball team had a successful second half on Wednesday evening against the visiting Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops, but the Bishops built a first-half lead that simply could not be overcome.  Anissa Hardy and Claudia Cooke headlined the Owls squad tonight, each reaching double figures and combining for over half of Kenyon’s (3-14, 1-5 NCAC) …

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