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May 12, 2022

HEADLINES

Hosting Spring Events - Digital Tickets
If you're anticipating hosting a postseason baseball and/or softball game this spring and haven't hosted and event this year, please review this video from HomeTown Ticketing or contact Kathi for a tutorial.

Discriminatory Behavior Procedures Memo
Contains OSAA protocols when a discriminatory behavior is witnessed/reported during a contest.

Become Part of the NFHS Network
Please contact Tyler Koller, new Regional Manager for the NFHS Network with questions.

Scholar Athlete / Activity Scholar Certificates
The Scholar Program recognizes graduating seniors who have achieved a 3.50 or higher unweighted cumulative GPA and earned a varsity letter in an OSAA-sanctioned sport or competed in an OSAA-sanctioned activity. Access is limited to OSAA website user accounts with school administrative access (ADs, Athletic Secretaries, Principals, etc.) If you have any questions, please contact Kristie.

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Spring Sports & Activities State Championship Participation Certificates
Schools can create State Championship Certificates for each of their student participants. Access is limited to OSAA website user accounts with school administrative access (ADs, Athletic Secretaries, Principals, etc.) If you have any questions, please contact Kristie.

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Girls tennis: Davis' departure will leave void at OES
Coleen Davis, who has coached Oregon Episcopal to 10 small-school state championships, will step down after 35 seasons.

 

May 5, 2022

HEADLINES

Executive Board Summary - May
Summary from their final meeting of the year is posted. Items include adopted State Championship recommendations, Football alignments and qualifications, and the 2022-23 budget recommendations.

2022-23 Activities Calendar - Reposted
The 2022-23 Activities Calendar has been reposted after the adoption of the State Championship Committee recommendations.

Tentative 2022 Track & Field Schedule
Schedule for May 19-21 at Hayward Field, University of Oregon.

Input 2022-23 Fall and Winter Team Sport Schedules
You are now able to input your team sports schedules to the OSAA website.

SPOTLIGHT

NFHS Award of Excellence Certificates
This is a recognition certificate for people involved with your program who have demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship, citizenship, ethics, and integrity. Please use the press release to announce your school's recipients. Access is limited to OSAA website user accounts with school administrative access (ADs, Athletic Secretaries, Principals, etc.) If you have any questions, please contact Kristie.

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OSAA Job Posting - Assistant Executive Director
The OSAA is seeking an energetic, forward-thinking leader.

 

April 28, 2022

HEADLINES

DEADLINE SATURDAY: Students Can Apply for Scholarships through the OnPoint Community Credit Union Scholar Program
Students can apply for one of six scholarships. $14,000 in scholarships will be awarded. The application period opens Friday, April 1 and ends Saturday, April 30, 2022. More information, the application, and past winners can be found at https://osaa.org/awards/scholar.

Fall Administrator Workshop Registration
Sign up today to register for a required workshop this fall!

Spring Sports & Activities State Championship Participation Certificates
Schools can create State Championship Certificates for each of their student participants. Access is limited to OSAA website user accounts with school administrative access (ADs, Athletic Secretaries, Principals, etc.) If you have any questions, please contact Kristie.

Game Balls For Sale (OSAA Foundation)
The OSAA Foundation is selling footballs, basketballs, soccer balls and autograph basketballs. Click the link, click on the OSAA Foundation Logo. Password is spring3 to enter the collection.

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Scholar Athlete / Activity Scholar Certificates
The Scholar Program recognizes graduating seniors who have achieved a 3.50 or higher unweighted cumulative GPA and earned a varsity letter in an OSAA-sanctioned sport or competed in an OSAA-sanctioned activity. Access is limited to OSAA website user accounts with school administrative access (ADs, Athletic Secretaries, Principals, etc.) If you have any questions, please contact Kristie.

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Girls tennis: 'Real deal' Han eager to capitalize on opportunity
Clackamas' Lauren Han, the top-ranked sophomore in the Northwest, has a chance to become the school's first girls state champion.

 

April 21, 2022

HEADLINES

Executive Board May 2 Agenda
Agenda includes State Championship Committee Recommendations, Cooperative Sponsorship Task Force Recommendations, and appointments of new Executive Board positions.

State Championship Committee Update
Summary from their final committee meeting. Recommendation will now be forwarded to the Executive Board.

Cooperative Sponsorship Task Force Update
Update from their final meeting. Recommendations will now be forwarded to the Executive Board.

Equity and Diversity Committee Update
Update from their March 29 meeting. Highlights continued conversations regarding school training and education.

SPOTLIGHT

NCAA Eligibility Center Adjustments
Given the continuing impact of COVID-19 on the educational environment, the NCAA is providing updates to the eligibility center.

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Officials leadership calls for better behavior
A message from Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS CEO.

 

April 14, 2022

HEADLINES

Fee Review Committee Minutes
Summary of their first public meeting is now available. Please send feedback to Kris Welch.

Oregon Girls Sports Leadership Summit
Saturday, May 7 at Oregon Episcopal School from 9am-3pm. Registration limited to the first 500.

Winter Reimbursement Sent
$207,187 was sent to 231 member schools the week of April 8.

Spring Sports & Activities State Championship Participation Certificates
Schools can create State Championship Certificates for each of their student participants. Access is limited to OSAA website user accounts with school administrative access (ADs, Athletic Secretaries, Principals, etc.) If you have any questions, please contact Kristie.

SPOTLIGHT

ImPACT Invoices
Schools utilizing the OSAA Foundation for ImPACT testing will receive invoices for usage the week of May 9.

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Baseball: Hummel beginnings
Lakeridge alum Cooper Hummel overcomes speed bumps and naysayers to reach the majors.

 

April 7, 2022

HEADLINES

Delegate Assembly Summary
Summary from the April 4 meeting is now available. Highlighted items include a change to the Executive Board and Delegate Assembly composition.

Music Registration Form Deadlines Approaching
Saturday, April 16 is the deadline for the online registration form for the Choir and Band/Orchestra State Championships.

Rankings Committee Minutes
Minutes from their April 1 meeting are now available.

Scholar Athlete / Activity Scholar Certificates
The Scholar Program recognizes graduating seniors who have achieved a 3.50 or higher unweighted cumulative GPA and earned a varsity letter in an OSAA-sanctioned sport or competed in an OSAA-sanctioned activity. Access is limited to OSAA website user accounts with school administrative access (ADs, Athletic Secretaries, Principals, etc.) If you have any questions, please contact Kristie.

SPOTLIGHT

NFHS Award of Excellence Certificates
This is a recognition certificate for people involved with your program who have demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship, citizenship, ethics, and integrity. Please use the press release to announce your school's recipients. Access is limited to OSAA website user accounts with school administrative access (ADs, Athletic Secretaries, Principals, etc.) If you have any questions, please contact Kristie.

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Oregon Individuals Receive National Recognition
Mike Simons, Kayla Crook, Stuart Welsh and Susan McLain receive national honors.

 

March 31, 2022

HEADLINES

Spring State Championship Calendar Changes
The Speech State Championship has been condensed to a two-day event and the Solo Music State Championship has moved to Mountainside HS (Beaverton).

Music Registration Form Deadlines Approaching
Saturday, April 16 is the deadline for the online registration form for the Choir and Band/Orchestra State Championships.

Input Fall 2022 Soccer and Volleyball Schedules
The ability to input soccer and volleyball schedules for next fall is available.

Officials Fee Review Committee Minutes
Update from their organizational meeting is available along with their future meeting dates.

SPOTLIGHT

Students Can Apply for Scholarships through the OnPoint Community Credit Union Scholar Program
Students can apply for one of six scholarships. $14,000 in scholarships will be awarded. The application period opens Friday, April 1 and ends Saturday, April 30, 2022. More information, the application, and past winners can be found at https://osaa.org/awards/scholar.

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Dance: Haneburg, McCall, Martuscelli, Nunley honored
Criss Hiscoe Haneburg, David McCall, Roshny Martuscelli and Marlena Nunley recognized by the DDCA for their service.

 

March 17, 2022

HEADLINES

Delegate Assembly Agenda and Caucus Items
Agenda for their April 4 meeting and caucus items to be discussed as a league.

State Championship Committee Update
Update from their most recent meeting. Looking for feedback from the upcoming Delegate Assembly Meeting and OADA Conference.

OnPoint Community Credit Union - Winter Academic All-State Results
Check out where your winter teams finished!

Baseball / Softball Artificial Fields
As we try to create a list of all artificial playing surfaces in the state, please review and reply if you know of additional fields or if listed contact information has changed.

Deadline for Adding Games to Baseball / Softball Schedules - April 6
Remember that results from contests added to a team's schedule after April 6 vs. a team more than one classification away shall not be included in the rankings. NOTE: contests at tournaments are not affected by this policy.

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Attached vs. Unattached Competition
Reminder that unattached individuals may not compete against a high school team or individual at a high school event.

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6A, 5A, 4A Basketball Championship Game Coverage
Incredible coverage by Jerry Ulmer, John Tawa and John Gunther.

 

March 10, 2022

HEADLINES

Spring Academic All-State
The submission portal for the OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State (Spring) is open. Deadline is April 8.

Choir Registration Form
Choir State Championship registration form is available. Submission deadline is April 16.

Upcoming March Meetings
State Championship Committee (March 14), Cooperative Sponsorship Task Force (March 15), Officials Fee Review Committee (March 16), Equity and Diversity Committee (March 29).

Input Golf Tournaments
We encourage schools to input their golf tournaments into the OSAA website to collect events and scores from around the state.

SPOTLIGHT

OHSU Brain Institute - Teacher Workshop
Virtual event taking place on April 9 for four hours covering "Concussion and the Classroom."

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3A, 2A, 1A Basketball Championship Game Coverage
Incredible coverage by Jerry Ulmer, John Tawa and John Gunther.

 

March 3, 2022

HEADLINES

Associate Member School Update
If you have students participating from Associate Members, their school must be listed prior to participation.

OSAA Foundation Equity and Diversity Fund
The OSAA Foundation Equity and Diversity fund is here to support schools with up to $2,000 for resources focused on equity and diversity. Review application today!

OSAA Testing Memo
Please be aware of when state championships conflict with spring testing dates for IB, AP, ACT and SAT.

Baseball & Softball Varsity Schedules Due
Varsity schedules are due to the OSAA website by the first spring contest date (March 14)

SPOTLIGHT

Oregon Athletic Directors State Conference
April 8-12 at Sunriver Resort. Click the link for conference outline and registration.

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Basketball Previews and Recaps
Previews for 1A, 2A, 3A championships and recaps of opening rounds of the 4A, 5A, 6A.

 

February 24, 2022

HEADLINES

Band and Orchestra State Championship Registration form is now open
Form Submission Deadline: Saturday, April 16, 2022 @ 11:59pm. Supplemental Material Submission Deadline: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 @ 4pm.

Football Ad Hoc Committee Update
Summary from their last meeting on February 16. Looking for feedback on several topics before presenting to the State Championship Committee and OSAA Executive Board.

Cooperative Sponsorship Task Force Update
Update from their February 3rd meeting. Next meeting is Tuesday, March 15.

Event Management and Ticket Report Form
The online forms are easier than ever for schools to use. See link for step by step instructions.

Update Spring Coaches
Please update the information on the OSAA website ASAP so we can communicate with your school personnel throughout the spring.

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OSAA Corner Store
Need an additional Spring Rules Books, Baseball and Softball Line-Up Cards? They are available at the OSAA Corner Store.

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Wrestling: State Preview
Four seniors chasing rare 4-peat championships.

 

February 17, 2022

HEADLINES

State Championship Committee Update
Update from their Monday meeting. Committee is at their halfway point and looking for all proposals before preparing recommendations to the Executive Board.

2022-23 DRAFT Calendar
The final calendar will be voted on by the Executive Board in May. Calendar subject to change with State Championship Committee recommendations.

Complimentary Rules Books
The spring complimentary rules books begin shipping this week. Schools receive a complimentary rules book for each OSAA-sanctioned activity they have registered for. If you have any questions, please contact Kristie.

Winter State Championship Participation Certificates
Sport-specific certificates of participation can be accessed at www.osaa.org/certificates. Schools can create certificates for each of their student participants. Access is limited to OSAA website user accounts with school administrative access (ADs, Athletic . Secretaries, Principals, etc.).

Update Spring Coaches
Please update the information on the OSAA website ASAP so we can communicate with your school personnel throughout the spring. We will be sending varsity head coaches a digital version to their NFHS Rule Book by the first contest date to the e-mail address in our database.

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DICK's Sporting Goods Discount Days (February 18-21)
Spring practice starts Monday, February 28th!! Get ready for the season with Discount Days at DICK's Sporting Goods throughout Oregon! Take advantage of an exclusive offer from DICK's and save 20% off your entire purchase February 18th through 21st! Download the coupon here.

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Boys basketball: Unbeaten Crane ready for 1A postseason
The Mustangs, led by freshman Cody Siegner, take aim at their first state championship after completing a 25-0 regular season.

 

February 10, 2022

HEADLINES

Executive Board Summary
Summary from their February meeting is now posted. Items include revisions to Executive Board and Delegate Assembly composition and adopted playoff allocations for 3A, 2A/1A Baseball and Softball.

Football Ad Hoc Committee Update
Update from their February 2 meeting. Last scheduled meeting is February 16.

Baseball/Softball Rule of 8 for 4A-1A Pitchers
Memo provides reminders for pitching and throwing workouts with pitchers and catchers only.

Spring Website Reminders
Memo lays out reminders for schools when managing their schedules online.

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OSAA Corner Store
Need an additional Spring Rules Books, Baseball and Softball Line-Up Cards? They are available at the OSAA Corner Store.

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Cheerleading: Teams gear up for state championships
After competing virtually last season, teams will convene at Oregon City High School on Saturday to vie for OSAA trophies

 

February 3, 2022

HEADLINES

Dance/Drill Registration Form
Deadline to register is February 18. Important information about the championship can be found on the Dance/Drill page.

OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State
The forms to submit your winter activities closes February 25.

OSAA Foundation Participation Grant
Apply for a grant (up to $10,000) to support initiatives in your school!

Celebrate National Girls & Women in Sports Day with SHE FLIES
SHE FLIES, a Sport Oregon initiative that connects girls and women to sports and creates inclusive communities, will celebrate NGWSD virtually Thursday, Feb. 3 at 3pm on Zoom. Join us as we bring together speakers of different ages, sports, and levels to compare and contrast how their experiences got them to where they are today. The SHE FLIES NGWSD panel will engage in some real and honest conversations about pressures and challenges faced along the way, and why they have ultimately stuck with it and have chosen to make sport such a big part of their lives. This panel of amazing athletes and advocates will celebrate National and Girls and Women in Sports Day - inspiring girls and women to play, be active, and realize their full power. Register for free today!

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Eat at Abby's Legendary Pizza this Winter
Traveling for Winter State Championships? Check out Abby's Pizza! With large, open seating, Abby's is a winning choice for teams traveling throughout Oregon and central Washington. Print out and bring this document in with your team of five or more athletes and we'll take 20% off your total order of food and drinks. Dine-in only, please. Excludes any other discount or promotion. Participating locations. For a complete list of our locations nearest your next game, visit Abbys.com.

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Wrestling: Newberg digs deep to win Reser's ToC
Tigers crown three individual champions and use depth to hold off star-studded Crescent Valley in the team race

 

January 27, 2022

HEADLINES

Executive Board Meeting Agenda
Agenda for the February 7th meeting is now posted.

State Championship Committee Update
Update from their January 24 meeting is available. Committee is looking for feedback on individual sports and potential reimbursement changes.

PROPOSED - 2022 Soccer Special Districts
The Executive Board is looking for feedback on the proposed Soccer Districts by February 4.

OSAA Foundation Equity and Diversity Fund
The OSAA Foundation Equity and Diversity fund is here to support schools with up to $2,000 for resources focused on equity and diversity. Review application today!

SPOTLIGHT

Become Part of the NFHS Network
Please contact Stephen Christiensen, new Regional Manager for the NFHS Network with questions.

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Football: OSAA panel supports nine-player game for 2A
The football ad hoc committee favors a big change in 2A, starting next season, to help smaller schools keep the sport alive

 

January 20, 2022

HEADLINES

OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State
The forms to submit your winter activities closes February 25.

Updated Girls Wrestling Districts
Girls wrestling districts have been finalized. Special District Tournaments February 4-5.

Newly Formed - Student Activity Council - Application Form
The purpose of the council is to enhance the total student-participant experience by promoting leadership opportunities, protecting student-participant well-being, and offering input on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect students in member schools. It will also give the opportunity for a student-participant voice within the OSAA administrative process.

Rankings Committee Meeting Update
Committee is looking for feedback on a number of topics.

State Championship Committee - Monday
Watch upcoming meetings LIVE on YouTube. Next public meeting is the State Championship Committee on January 24.

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Sign up for Digital Ticketing
The OSAA will be utilizing Hometown Ticketing for digital tickets to all playoff games this winter. If your school is interested in digital ticketing for your own events, contact Ryan Gates.

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Subscribe to OSAAtoday
Subscribe to the weekly Round-Up filled with OSAAtoday stories!

 

January 13, 2022

HEADLINES

State Championship Committee Update
Update from their January 10 meeting is posted. Includes proposed team sports allocations and potential reimbursement changes.

Football Ad Hoc Committee Update
Update from their January 5 meeting. Next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 19.

Newly Formed - Student Activity Council - Nomination Form
The purpose of the council is to enhance the total student-participant experience by promoting leadership opportunities, protecting student-participant well-being, and offering input on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect students in member schools. It will also give the opportunity for a student-participant voice within the OSAA administrative process.

OSAA Website Reminders
Friendly reminder that results of games are due to the OSAA website by 10pm.

SPOTLIGHT

2022 MacTarnahan Scholarship
Six $3,000 scholarships available through the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame Museum.

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Weekly Coaches Polls
Available in all winter sports. Updated weekly through until the cutoff.

 

January 7, 2022

HEADLINES

Board Policy Reminder - Modifications to Address Conflicts with Religious Beliefs
Please notify OSAA by January 15 if you have Fall State Championship participants who may have a possible modification request.

Winter Preselection, Participation and Academic All-State Forms
Preselection and Participation due January 21; Academic All-State due February 25.

Deadline for Adding Games to Basketball Schedules - January 12
Remember that results from contests added to a team's schedule after January 12 shall not be included in the rankings. NOTE: contests at tournaments are not affected by this policy.

OSAA Foundation Participation Grant
Apply for a grant (up to $10,000) to support initiatives in your school!

SPOTLIGHT

NFHS Heart of the Arts & Spirit of Sport Award
Nomination forms now available, due February 4, 2022.

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Official reflects on heart attack: 'They saved my life'
Mike Mann collapsed at a game December 7 at Grants Pass, but two colleagues were able to revive him before paramedics arrived

 

December 16, 2021

HEADLINES

Executive Board Summary
Summary of the December 13 meeting. Items include adopted 2022-26 Classifications and Districts and revisions to 2022 Winter State Championships.

Delegate Assembly Summary
Summary from the December 13 special session.

2022-26 Classifications and Districts
Adopted league and classification alignments for the 2022-26 time block.

Guest Coach Alumni Reminder
Guest coaches are limited to three coaching visits during a single sports season and cannot coach in competitions nor participate in scrimmages or drills during practice. Alumni must be an approved coach from the beginning of the season in order to practice with your team. It is a circumvention of the rule and a violation to have alumni approved as coaches only during the time they are home for a vacation/break.

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OSAA Office Closure
The OSAA office will be closed beginning Thursday, December 23 and will reopen Tuesday, January 4. We hope everyone has a safe holiday break!

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OSAA finalizes classification plan for next time block
Changes for 2022-23 include Bend schools going to 5A, Centennial and McKay moving down, North Salem and Willamette moving up.

 

December 9, 2021

HEADLINES

Deadline for Adding Games to Basketball Schedules - December 22
Remember that results from contests added to a team's schedule after December 22 vs. a team more than one classification away shall not be included in the rankings. NOTE: contests at tournaments are not affected by this policy.

OSAA Website Reminders
Friendly reminder that rosters are due by the first contest date and results of games are due to the OSAA website by 10pm.

Cheerleading State Championship Registration
Form now available. Due January 18, 2021.

NFHS Heart of the Arts & Spirit of Sport Award
Nomination forms now available, due February 4, 2022.

Basketball Holiday Tournament Brackets
E-mail Kris Welch your holiday tournament brackets so the OSAA Website is up to date over the break.

Winter Preselection, Participation and Academic All-State Forms
Preselection and Participation due January 21; Academic All-State due February 25.

SPOTLIGHT

New Sportsmanship Posters
Each member school will be receiving a pair of new Sportsmanship posters in the next few days. The only change to the poster is our updated State Championship logo. Once received, please replace the previous version currently hanging in your gyms. If you would like to order more Sportsmanship posters, please visit the OSAA Corner Store.

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Dance: Sprague, Mountainside earn first category titles
Sprague's Olyannes end the fall season undefeated with their Novelty routine.

 

December 3, 2021

HEADLINES

Delegate Assembly Special Session Agenda
The agenda for the December 13 Delegate Assembly Special Session is now available.

Executive Board - December Agenda
The agenda for the second Board Meeting of the year is now posted.

IB Testing Memo Updated
Please see the updated IB Testing Memo as there have been some changes to the IB Schedule.

Game Balls For Sale (OSAA Foundation)
The OSAA Foundation is selling footballs and soccer balls. Click the link, click on the OSAA Foundation Logo. Password is winter2 to enter the collection.

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Student Assistance Program supports 194 students this Winter
With the help of OnPoint Community Credit Union volunteers, the OSAA Foundation shopped for 194 student this winter through the Student Assistance Program.

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Football State Championship Stories
Stories from every state championship game this past weekend.

 

November 18, 2021

HEADLINES

OSAA Foundation Winter Student Assistance
75 sports remain open! Submit names for students in your school to get extra gear this holiday season. Deadline is November 23 if a maximum of 200 students is not met before that.

Guest Coach Alumni Reminder
Guest coaches are limited to three coaching visits during a single sports season and cannot coach in competitions nor participate in scrimmages or drills during practice. Alumni must be an approved coach from the beginning of the season in order to practice with your team. It is a circumvention of the rule and a violation to have alumni approved as coaches only during the time they are home for a vacation/break.

OSAA Foundation Participation Grant
Apply for a grant (up to $10,000) to support initiatives in your school!

Game Balls For Sale (OSAA Foundation)
The OSAA Foundation is selling basketballs, footballs, soccer balls and volleyballs. Click the link, click on the OSAA Foundation Logo. Password is winter2 to enter the collection.

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Announcing a Broadcast Partnership with KOIN, Portland's CW
We are excited to announce a television broadcast agreement with Portland's KOIN and sister station KRCW/Portland's CW. Portland's CW will become the home of OSAA/OnPoint Community Credit Union State Championships in the Portland media market. The partnership will begin this fall with the 6A Football Semifinals and the 6A Football State Championship game. Read more about this exciting partnership.

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Soccer State Championship Stories
Stories from every state championship game this past weekend.

 

November 11, 2021

HEADLINES

Event Management and Ticket Report Form
The online forms are easier than ever for schools to use. See link for step by step instructions.

Winter Digital Rules Books
We will be sending varsity head coaches a digital version to their NFHS Rules Book this week to the e-mail address entered into the OSAA website.

Administrative Assistants Workshop - November 15 & 29
In person workshop designed to get administrative specialists and secretaries aware of all the things the OSAA can offer towards making their jobs a little bit easier. Hosted by Caldera HS and North Valley HS.

OSAA Corner Store
Does your Wresting Team need BIA Supplies? They are available at the OSAA Corner Store.

SPOTLIGHT

DICK's Sporting Goods Discount Days (November 12-15)
Winter practice starts Monday, November 15th!! Get ready for the season with Discount Days at DICK's Sporting Goods throughout Oregon! Take advantage of an exclusive offer from DICK's and save 20% off your entire purchase November 12th through 15th! Download the coupon here.

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Soccer semifinal roundup: Woodburn girls return to 4A final
The Bulldogs knock off top-seeded Gladstone 1-0; Beaverton, Grant girls advance in 6A; Summit, West Linn make 6A boys final.

 

November 4, 2021

HEADLINES

Classification and Districting Committee - November 1 Update
Update from their November 1 meeting. Last public meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 22.

Fall State Championship Participation Certificates
State Championship Participation Certificates can now be accessed. Schools can create activity-specific certificates for each of their student participants. Access is limited to OSAA website user accounts with school administrative access (ADs, Athletic Secretaries, Principals, etc.).

NCAA Guide for College-Bound Student-Athlete
The 2021-22 edition is now available. The guide is designed to assist your contacts with understanding the NCAA, NCAA Eligibility Center registration and academic requirements, and how you can help your student-athletes work toward their collegiate dreams.

OSAA Corner Store
Need additional Winter Rules Books? Does your Wresting Team need BIA Supplies? Order at the OSAA Corner Store.

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Watch Fall State Championships
LIVE via the NFHS Network starting this weekend with volleyball!

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State Championship Previews
Articles on this weekend's Cross Country and Volleyball State Championships.

 

October 28, 2021

HEADLINES

Oregon Coaches Symposium - November 14 @ Wilsonville HS
Cost is $10 per participant and includes registration, on-site box lunch and a Nike Employee Store Pass for the day of the Conference. Pre-registration required by November 8. Check out the schedule and topics at provided link.

Fall Participation Certificates
Sport-specific Participation Certificates can now be accessed. Schools can create certificates for each of their student participants. Access is limited to OSAA website user accounts with school administrative access (ADs, Athletic Secretaries, Principals, etc.).

Update Winter Coaches
Please update your coach contact information on your school's Manage Staff page ASAP so we can communicate with your school personnel throughout the winter. We will be sending varsity head coaches a digital version to their NFHS Rules Book by the first practice date to the e-mail address entered into the OSAA website.

Recent Committee Minutes
Minutes from recent Student Activities Advisory Committee and Equity and Diversity Committee meetings are posted.

SPOTLIGHT

Pre-Order Championship Merchandise
Starting tomorrow (October 29th) you can pre-order your championship gear for Cross Country and Volleyball. Gear can be picked up at the championship! Soccer opens November 5.

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Final Coaches Polls
Available for soccer, cross country and volleyball.

 

October 21, 2021

HEADLINES

HomeTown Ticketing Webinars
Register for an upcoming HomeTown Ticketing Webinar as you prep for the postseason. If you need a recording of the webinar please contact Kathi Fetch.

School Information - Restrictions/Attendance
Linked is the live spreadsheet with school responses from the recent survey. These results will help planning and communicating for upcoming playoffs.

Update Winter Coaches
Please update your coach contact information on your school's Manage Staff page ASAP so we can communicate with your school personnel throughout the winter. We will be sending varsity head coaches a digital version to their NFHS Rules Book by the first practice date to the e-mail address entered into the OSAA website.

OSAA Corner Store
Need additional Winter Rules Books? Does your Wresting Team need BIA Supplies? Order at the OSAA Corner Store.

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Fall Results - OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State
See where your fall teams placed overall and in their respective classifications!

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Boys soccer notebook: Martinez 'on a tear' for Centennial
Eagles senior forward Andrew Martinez has 22 goals this season, giving him 44 goals in his last 21 matches

 

October 14, 2021

HEADLINES

Delegate Assembly October Summary
Summary from their October 11 meeting is now posted. Items include revisions to the Fee Review Committee composition and the addition of a Student Advisory Council.

OSAAtoday Podcast Latest Episode
Chad Doing and Peter Weber discuss the OSAA plan for Fall Championships, how Fall sports are progressing, and the early returns on having students back in sports and at school.

Track & Field State Championship Dates
Due to a scheduling conflict, the OSAA Track and Field State Championships have been moved to May 19-21, 2022. Event remains at the University of Oregon.

Upcoming Freeze Dates
Freeze dates for rankings are coming up. Please update any out-of-state records frequently.

SPOTLIGHT

Why the move to Digital Ticketing?
Starting this Fall, digital tickets will be available for all OSAA events.

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October 13 Volleyball Notebook
Volleyball news and notes from across Oregon.

 

October 7, 2021

HEADLINES

Fall Preselection, Participation and Academic All-State Forms
These forms are due tomorrow (October 8)!

Fall Update - Webinar Recording
Recording from the October 5 webinar put on by the OSAA staff reviewing upcoming playoffs and Executive Board changes.

Oregon Wrestling Weight Monitoring Program - BIA Assessment Training
Sunday, October 24 @ 9am via Zoom. Persons eligible to be trained as OSAA approved assessors include Physicians, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified athletic trainer, physical therapist, physician's assistant, nutritionist, health educator, exercise physiologist, or other persons approved by the OSAA. Contact Brad Garrett with questions.

2021-22 Test Date Reminder
Memo outlines future tests that could conflict with an upcoming state championship.

SPOTLIGHT

Download the OSAA Live App!
Easy access to tickets and exclusive content this playoff season.

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Weekly Coaches Polls
Available in all fall sports. Updated weekly through until the cutoff.

 

September 30, 2021

HEADLINES

Delegate Assembly Agenda and Caucus Items
Includes a Fee Review Committee composition amendment and first readings to add Clay Target League and Ski Racing as emerging activities.

OSAA Foundation Cross Country and Track & Field Grant Recipients
A total of $5,000 will be distributed to Marshfield, Rainier, Creswell, North Douglas, North Medford and Roosevelt High Schools this Fall. Deadline for the Spring application is March 15.

NFHSLearn Free Courses
NFHSLearn continues to create FREE courses for officials, parents, schools, students and coaches.

OSAA Foundation - Baseballs For Sale
The OSAA Foundation is selling new Wilson A1010 Pro baseballs. $40 per dozen. Click the link, click on the OSAA Foundation Logo. Password is baseball to enter the collection.

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Phoenix HS receives Equity and Diversity Grant
Phoenix High School and the Skyline Conference will be conducting an equity and sportsmanship summit. Apply for a $2,000 grant today!

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Football: 2A clash of unbeatens in Eastern Oregon
Upstart Weston-McEwen looking to make a statement at home against No. 1 Heppner.

 

September 23, 2021

HEADLINES

Oregon Wrestling Weight Monitoring Program - BIA Assessment Training
Sunday, October 24 @ 9am via Zoom. Persons eligible to be trained as OSAA approved assessors include Physicians, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified athletic trainer, physical therapist, physician's assistant, nutritionist, health educator, exercise physiologist, or other persons approved by the OSAA. Contact Brad Garrett with questions.

Update Out-of-State Records
Please make sure you regularly update the records of teams your school has played from out-of-state.

Endowment Game Ticket Report
A reminder to please use the new Endowment Game Ticket Report when submitting endowment game gate receipts.

HomeTown Ticketing for OSAA Playoffs
HomeTown ticketing has some great resources to get you prepared for hosting an OSAA playoff game. Check out the link or contact regional representative Dakota Romine.

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S.T.A.R. Announcements
Public address scripts, promotional videos and artwork assets are available.

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Girls soccer: Nationally ranked Jesuit goes 'into the unknown'
Starting four freshmen and two sophomores, the three-time reigning 6A champion Crusaders have much to learn about themselves.

 

September 16, 2021

HEADLINES

Executive Board Summary
Summary from their September 13 meeting is now available. Items include 3A/2A/1A Boys and Girls Soccer playoff qualifications, 1A 8-player Football playoff qualifications and adoption of 2021-22 championship ticket prices.

Board Policy Reminder - Modifications to Address Conflicts with Religious Beliefs
Please notify OSAA by October 1 if you have Fall State Championship participants who may have a possible modification request.

Complimentary Rules Books
The winter complimentary rules books begin shipping this week. Schools receive a complimentary rules book for each OSAA-sanctioned activity they have registered for. If you have any questions, please contact Kristie Patterson.

OSAA Corner Store
We have rules books, banners and more available at the OSAA Corner Store.

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Help the OSAA Celebrate 50 Years of Title IX!
Throughout this school year, the OSAA will celebrate and remember those that stood out on the field or court and those that help create opportunities for girls in Oregon. We need your help identifying athletes, teams, individuals, and moments in Oregon history related to Title IX! Please fill out the linked form to share information for your school or community.

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September 9, 2021

HEADLINES

Classification and Districting Committee
Their next public meeting on Monday, September 13. To register to participate or submit correspondence please e-mail Brad Garrett.

Fall Preselection, Participation and Academic All-State Forms
These forms are now open for you to submit your information. Deadline October 8.

Fall Plan Books Posted
Plan books for fall activities are available. Also, district alignments and playoff qualifications.

Enter Game Results by 10pm
Please report all scores by 10pm the day of the contest. For volleyball, please do not enter any pool play matches/results.

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Air Quality Guidelines Reminder
As air quality can change unexpectedly, reference the policy and levels of activity permitted.

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Cross Country Stories/Results/Features
OSAAtoday welcomes writer Andrew Millbrooke. He will be covering cross country throughout the fall.

 

September 2, 2021

HEADLINES

September Executive Board Agenda
Agenda now posted for their first meeting of 2021-22 on September 13. Items include Fall Playoff Allocations and State Championship Committee Roster approval.

S.T.A.R. Nomination Form
This form is for schools to nominate other schools, communities, and individual programs for exhibiting the traits of S.T.A.R. (Safety, Tolerance, Acceptance, Respect) sportsmanship expectations. Your nomination will be shared with the coach and principal of the school you nominate.

Title IX Review and Resources Webinar
Tuesday, September 28th at 1pm. K.T. Emerson (OSAA) and Kate Hildebrandt (ODE) will review the basics of Title IX as well as share resources available for schools. The webinar will last approximately one hour and it will include scenarios as well as a question and answer time.

Adding Rosters to Website
Add team sport rosters to the OSAA website for easy access and media support.

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Customized Sportsmanship Flyers
Visit the sportsmanship page and hit the button to download your flyer customized with your school logo and colors!

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Volleyball Notebook - August 31
Volleyball news and notes from across Oregon.

 

August 27, 2021

HEADLINES

Fall Schedules Due
If you haven't already done so, please upload your full varsity team sports schedules to the OSAA website.

Associate Member School Update
If you have students participating from Associate Members, their school must be listed prior to participation.

Adding Event Broadcast to Contests
Schools can add event broadcasts to team sport contests. Streaming a game or broadcasting over the radio? Add your event broadcast to the OSAA website.

2020-21 Ejection Free Schools
These schools were ejection free last year, great work!

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Important Pixellot Information - NFHS Network
Pre-season checklist for current Pixellot users and promotion to get Pixellot cameras for your school.

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Coaches Polls Available
Check out the most up-to-date coaches polls from OSAAtoday!

 

August 19, 2021

HEADLINES

Classification and Districting Committee
Their first public meeting is on Monday, August 23. To register to participate or submit correspondence please e-mail Brad Garrett.

Update Staff and Contacts
Please update your coaches staff contact information for the OSAA to communicate throughout the year.

OSAA going 100% Digital Tickets in Playoffs and Championships
The OSAA will be moving solely to digital tickets this championship season. If your school is interested in integration, please contact Dakota Romine.

2021 Moda Scholarship Winners
Moda Health congratulates Nina Takahashi (Southridge) and Tate Reese (Sunset) for winning these awards.

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Updated Contact for NFHS Network
Please contact Stephen Christiensen, new Regional Manager for the NFHS Network with questions.

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For some, wildfire smoke throws shade on start of fall practice
As schools eagerly anticipate a normal 2021-22, teams in parts of southern and central Oregon are forced to alter their plans.

 

August 12, 2021

HEADLINES

Spirit Safety Course
The 2021-22 OSAA Spirit Safety Course is now available. Remember that all cheer and dance coaches must be fully certified, including Spirit Safety, prior to assuming coaching duties.

Fall Student Assistance Application OPEN
The OSAA Foundation will be able to shop for the first 200 students who fill out the form. Maximum 10 students per school. Deadline August 20.

2021-22 Activity Calendar
The adopted 2021-22 state championship calendar is posted.

ImPACT Concussion Management Rates for 2021-22
The rates through the OSAA Foundation for this year will be $1.45 per pre test and $7 for post tests. Schools will be invoiced only for the tests they use on May 1, 2022.

Fall Officials Needed!
Registration is now open for soccer, football and volleyball. Please encourage anyone interested in your community to sign up to become an official!

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DICK's Sporting Goods Discount Days (August 13-16)
Fall practice starts Monday, August 16th!! Get ready for the season with Discount Days at DICK's Sporting Goods throughout Oregon! Take advantage of an exclusive offer from DICK's and save 20% off your entire purchase August 13th through 16th! Download the coupon here.

Endowment Games are Back!
Schools can sign up to play an additional contest in nearly every activity as an OSAA Foundation Endowment Game/Contest.

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August 5, 2021

HEADLINES

Fall Administrator Workshop Registration
Sign up today to register for a required workshop next week!

Executive Board Summary - July Work Session
Includes several adoptions for 2021-22 highlighted by added Board Policy - Hair Adornments and Board Policy requiring a minimum of five days of practice before competition.

Classification and Districting Memo
Memo highlights the significant changes to the process as they begin their work on August 9.

Order Additional Rules Books
A complimentary rule book for each activity will be provided in August but if your school wants to order more please visit the OSAA Corner Store. Click on the appropriate season you wish to order from and follow the directions to check out.

FREE NFHS Virtual National Student Leadership Summit
The NFHS is looking for student leaders and staff from across the country to be part of this FREE summit August 8-10, 2021.

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OSAA Foundation Cross Country and Track & Field Grant
$5,000 is available for distribution this fall focusing on Cross Country programs.

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Hood River Valley nationally recognized
Honored as a 2021 recipient of the NIAAA Quality Program Award.