OHSAA’s tentative schedule
COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association on Wednesday released a new timeline for spring sports should schools resume classes by May 4.
The acclimation period for baseball, softball, track and field, boys tennis and lacrosse will be may 4-8 with all the seasons beginning May 9. No practices or group workouts may occur until May 1 due to the governor’s stay-at-home order.
Sectional tournaments will be held May 23-30 for baseball, May 30-June 6 for softball and boys tennis, and June 9-13 for track and field.
The state track meet is scheduled for June 26-27.
All Ohio schools have not been in session in person since at least March 16 due to coronavirus pandemic.
If schools are closed for the remainder of the school year, spring sports will be canceled in Ohio.
Legion baseball season on hold
STEUBENVILLE — When Anthony Pierro, head coach of the Jefferson County Teramana Post 33 Legion baseball team, first read the news regarding Legion baseball Tuesday, his initial reaction was that the entire season was canceled.
The Americanism Commission, in consultation with National Commander James William Oxford, announced the cancellation of all 2020 American Legion Baseball national tournaments due to the coronavirus pandemic. This includes all eight regional tournaments and the American Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C.
Fortunately for Pierro, at least for now, the regular season and other tournaments could still occur for the upcoming season, including the Beast of the East tournament held during Fourth of July week.
“I feel bad for the kids. They need to at least something in the summer,” Pierro said. “Since they are missing spring sports, they want to go out and get some type of action in there. I hope we wait it out and not jump the gun. Whatever happens, I will try to find a way to play baseball games.”
Brady knew it was time
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady entered his final season in New England with a strong inkling that it would be his last with the Patriots.
The six-time Super Bowl champion who signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency last month said Wednesday on SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show” it was “just time” for a change, reiterating he has no hard feelings about coach Bill Belichick not making him a Patriot for life.
“I think he has a lot of loyalty and I think he and I have had a lot of conversations that nobody’s ever been privy to, and nor should they be,” Brady said.