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OHSAA hands Harvest Prep two-year postseason ban

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s sanctioning body for high school sports has banned Canal Winchester Harvest Prep from its tournaments in football, girls basketball and boys basketball for the next two academic years for playing ineligible players.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association also ruled that none of the school’s other sports teams could play in OHSAA postseason events during the 2011-12 academic year, handed the school three years of probation following the 2012-13 academic year and required an independent administrator be hired to oversee the school’s compliance with OHSAA rules.

Harvest Prep must also forfeit tournament games in boys basketball from a year ago when it finished as the state runner-up along with three football games from last season.

The school is permitted to play regular-season games.