COLUMBUS, Ohio — A day after being named the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s executive director, Doug Ute is preparing for the completion of the high school fall sports seasons and beginning of winter sports on time as planned.
Ute acknowledged Wednesday during an introductory teleconference with media around the state that it all still depends on what happens with the coronavirus pandemic, but the OHSAA is not currently delaying the start of winter sports after pushing ahead the conclusion of the football season.
“Right now, we’re full steam ahead Day 1 in the winter time,” Ute said. “We’re at the mercy of the virus. If it doesn’t spread, and the governor and department of health continue this path here, we’re ready to start winter sports from Day 1.”
The topic came up Wednesday, said Ute, who added he is asking the OHSAA staff to come up with three to four scenarios in case there is a spike in COVID-19 cases that forces the OHSAA to delay the start of…