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OSAA to cover prep sports with launch of OSAAtoday

The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) will provide original Oregon high school activity news content on its website beginning with the 2018-19 school year.

The content – to appear under the banner OSAAtoday – will include news, event coverage, features, polls and more. Historical pieces commemorating the OSAA’s 100-year Centennial will be among the recurring features. OSAAtoday’s aim will be the production of high-quality and insightful content covering the entire state, every classification and every activity.

Lincoln City Homepage’s comprehensive coverage of Taft High 7-12 athletics is also linked to the OSAA website.

The content will be produced through a partnership with Jerry Ulmer, longtime prep writer at The Oregonian, and John Tawa, founder of and former managing editor at Student Sports Magazine. In addition to the content produced by OSAAtoday, they will also work with the Association’s member schools to develop a network of student contributors whose work could be highlighted on the OSAA website.

OSAAtoday will be an additional platform in Oregon to promote the tremendous benefits of interscholastic activities. The OSAA hopes that OSAAtoday will quickly become an invaluable resource for all involved in the state’s passionate high school activities community.

“The OSAA is extremely excited to partner with these two exceptional writers that have such extensive experience in the Oregon prep space,” said Peter Weber, OSAA Executive Director. “We are also thrilled to be able to provide an educational component to this initiative with our student contributors.  We feel this will be a great resource to get journalism and yearbook classes involved in their local communities.”


Jerry Ulmer: [email protected] / 503.816.7323 / @jerryulmer

John Tawa: [email protected] / @jtawa

The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) is a private non-profit, board-governed association comprised of 292-member high schools.  A member of the National Federation of State High School Associations, the OSAA annually sponsors 118 state championships in 19 sports and activities.  For more information, visit or follow @OSAASports on social media.

The mission of the OSAA is to serve schools by providing leadership and state coordination for the conduct of interscholastic activities.


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