JJHuddle’s 2015 Ohio High School Media Awards

Media_AwardsOhio has several talented High School Sports Writers, High School Sports Staffs and High School Sports Media Outlets. Today we’d like to highlight a few with the first JJHuddle Ohio High School Media Awards.

This is not a list of all the top places we visit, just some of our favorites when doing research for our weekly awards and rankings. Please don’t feel slighted if not listed. Likewise…please don’t get too elated if you are. Haha.

In all seriousness, congrats to all Ohio High School Sports Writers on a successful 2014-15 school year.

Enjoy your summer and best of luck come August.

Notable Ohio HS Online Prep Coverage

*Findlay Courier

If we gave a Best of Show award, the Courier would win it. Sports Editor Jamie Baker and his staff are to be applauded. No surprise they stepped up and presented at the OPSWA Clinic. No paper in the state offers a better daily round-up section of its schools.

*Wooster Daily Record

Sports Editor Aaron Dorksen and staff do a great job covering Wooster, Wayne County and the WCAL. Complete package in coverage: features, round-up, gamers.

*Cincinnati Enquirer

Led by Mike Dyer, the Enquirer does the most consistent job of any big market medium in covering preps throughout the school year. The Spring Sports coverage is especially impressive when compared to other large markets.

*Athens Messenger

Despite the small staff (Kevin Wiseman and Jason Arkley) the department excels at prep coverage. A recent spike in local success has broadened their reach.

*Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune

Always applaud papers that give coverage to all sports on a regular basis. Sports Editor Zak Baker, Assistant Sports Editor Tony Maluso and the staff do that at the Advertiser-Tribune.

*Columbus Dispatch & ThisWeekSports

The Dispatch owns the top HS box score section in the state. ThisWeek is the perfect compliment with a stable of talented local and entrenched writers.

Also of note….

*Ashland Times-Gazette
*Delaware Gazette
*Akron Beacon Journal
*Canton Repository
*New Philadelphia Times Reporter
*Sandusky Register

Notable Ohio Sport-Specific Sites


Powered by D. Scott Gerber of Gerber Analytics, LLC, OhioTennisZone.com offers rankings and daily results for girls and boys tennis. No one covers the sport better.

*Ohio Mile Split

The home for Ohio track and field and cross country results and rankings.

*Drew Pastuer Fantastic 50

Currently under construction (look for new site in Fall), DP’s Fantastic 50 is a unique computer-generated rankings website that also picks weekly winners for every Ohio HS Football Game. Football fans love it.

*Joe Eitel

Everyone knows Joe. Computer points website is a must in the Fall.

*Ohio Prep Baseball Report

Executive Director Chris Valentine and Editor in Chief Dylan Hefflinger have created Ohio’s top baseball site. Hands down. In addition, PBR Ohio’s showcases and prospect games are highly regarded.

Writers You Need to Read

*Marc Pendleton, Dayton Daily News (@MarcPendleton)

A staple in Dayton for decades, Pendleton is a must-read for any Miami Valley prep enthusiast.

*Seth Staskey, Martins Ferry Times Leader (@TLSportsSeth)

No one covers Eastern Ohio better.

*Steve Blackledge, Columbus Dispatch (@BlackiePreps)

A Hall-of-Famer and Central Ohio’s best prep writer.

*Jon Spencer, Mansfield News Journal (@jspencermnj)

A Mid-Ohio staple and Hall-of-Famer. One of the few remaining giants.

*Tom Wilson, Lancaster-Eagle Gazette (@twil2323)

Back when I worked for the E-G we had three full-time sports writers. Wilson covers all the schools we did by himself. And covers them well.

*Mike Popovich, Canton Repository (@mpopovichREP)

Great leads are important to every story. Few write better ones than Popovich.

*Kurt Snyder, Newark Advocate (@newarkurt)

Central Ohio has several must-read writers. Snyder is certainly one.

JJHuddle’s Daily Huddle: Ohio’s Top Prep Sports Stories

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