Ohio 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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….
*Akron Beacon Journal
*New Philadelphia Times Reporter
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.
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.
Everyone knows Joe. Computer points website is a must in the Fall.
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
Looking for your daily fix of Ohio High School Sports? You’ve found it. JJHuddle is proud to bring you a DAILY COMPILATION of Ohio’s top high school sports stories from around the State. We have a collection of media feeds from news organizations around Ohio (Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo, Dayton, Cincinnati and more…) all collected in one place for your easy viewing and access. Where else in one place are you going to find this information? No where. JJ’s Daily Huddle is released daily through the school year.
Today’s Top Regional HS Sports Headlines
Akron-area news headlines
Athens-area news headlines
Canton-area news headlines
- Sunday Special: New rule could impact Central Catholic June 28, 2015
- Offensive standouts highlight West's All-Star roster June 28, 2015
- Canton South's Wilson signs contract with Chicago Cubs June 27, 2015
- Akron makes offer to McKinley post player Jordan Davis June 25, 2015
- Two Stark players win AAU volleyball national title June 24, 2015
Cleveland-area news headlines
Columbus-area news headlines
Dayton-area news headlines
Hillsboro-area news headlines
Lima-area news headlines
- Money shaped Cavs’ draft plan June 28, 2015
- 9-year-old reaches singles championship match in Lima city tournament June 28, 2015
- Men’s city golf, AMA races will try again today June 27, 2015
- Was Pete Rose just too competitive for his own good? June 27, 2015
- Hunters pursuing ability to carry handguns June 27, 2015
Marietta-area news headlines
- Beverly/Lowell pounds Logan June 27, 2015
- Back-to-back medals for Ravenswood golfer in MOVJGA action June 27, 2015
- Eastham 1st, Bertram 2nd in MOVJGA opener June 26, 2015
- Reds Legends baseball clinic ends on high note June 25, 2015
- Reds camp honors Warren grad June 24, 2015
Sidney-area news headlines
- Germany tops France on PKs June 27, 2015
- SHS boys drop to D-II in basketball June 27, 2015
- Lehman looking for junioe high coach June 26, 2015
- Sandberg resigns as Phils manager June 26, 2015
- Cavaliers make draft deal, learn Smith now free agent June 26, 2015
Tiffin-area news headlines
- Briefs June 27, 2015
- Briefs June 27, 2015
- Vander Meer's place in baseball history secure, for now June 27, 2015
- A Grand Slam is possible, and we're still talking about the greens June 27, 2015
- Briefs June 26, 2015
Toledo-area news headlines
Troy-area news headlines
- MVTCA honors area players June 27, 2015
- Close battles for Troy June 26, 2015
- Flashback Friday June 25, 2015
- Shaking off the rust June 24, 2015
- Frydell tourney coming soon June 23, 2015