Kevin Mahnken, The 74 |
As legislation moves through statehouses around the country, students are facing an increasingly divided picture of athletic eligibility.
Ally Kraemer, WCPO |
The Reds have built the first sensory room in a professional sports venue to allow those with special needs to enjoy a day at Great American Ball Park, too.
The room is called the Sensory Suite, and it is a quiet place where kids on the autism spectrum and those who have special needs or sensory processing disorders a place to get away from the noise and commotion of the ballpark.
Jake Zuckerman, Ohio Capital Journal |
An Ohio state Senator introduced legislation Tuesday that would prevent transgender girls and women from participating in women’s sports at state K-12 schools and universities.
Senate Bill 132, sponsored by Senator Kristina Roegner, R-Hudson, would require schools to separate student athletics by sex, not gender.
Scott Springer, Cincinnati Enquirer |
Hamilton Athletic Director Bill Stewart resigned after an internal school investigation found the athletic department and Stewart violated an Ohio High School Athletic Association requirement for district residency of an athlete on the boys basketball team.
As a result of this violation, the Hamilton High School varsity boys basketball team must forfeit all victories from the current 2020-21 basketball season.
Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press – PBS News Hour |
President-elect Joe Biden’s Department of Education is expected to switch sides in two key legal battles — one in Connecticut, the other in Idaho — that could go a long way in determining whether transgender athletes are treated by the sex on their birth certificates or by how they identify.
A Moeller athlete is out of the ICU and his family now says they know what caused his medical emergency. He had several visits to his doctor and three COVID tests which all came back negative.
They eventually learned he has multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), a rare side effect of COVID that causes the blood vessels to become inflamed.
Alissa Widman Neese, Columbus Dispatch |
Columbus City Schools winter athletes can resume practicing Friday, following nearly two months without any activity.
The move by district administrators goes against the recommendations of local health departments, but follows what essentially all other schools in the central Ohio area are doing.
Columbus City Schools has yet to make an announcement, however, on when any in-person classes will resume.