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High school sports governing body shoots down "competitive balance" again
Proponents say private schools have an unfair edge in state playoffs
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
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The Ohio High School Athletic Association has once again voted against a plan to try to diminish the advantage private schools have in the state’s athletic playoffs.

The so-called “competitive balance” proposal lost by 19 out of the nearly 640 votes cast by high school principals this week. That vote was a shade closer than earlier proposals that lost in 2011 and 2012.

An element of each proposal is some kind of formula that would account for the ability of private schools to draw athletes and other students from a broader area than most public high schools can. If schools draw too many students from outside their area, they would be forced to compete against bigger schools.

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