Alyssa Johnson

Napoleon’s Alyssa Johnson wrestles earlier this year for the Wildcats. On Thursday, the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced girls wrestling and boys volleyball are on the fast track to become sanctioned sports by the 2022-23 season.

COLUMBUS — On Thursday, the Ohio High School Athletic Association voted unanimously to add girls wrestling and boys volleyball as emerging sports beginning with the 2022-23 school year.

“The OHSAA has been talking with the boys volleyball and girls wrestling leaders for several years and we are now in the position to bring these two sports into the OHSAA,” said OHSAA Executive Director Doug Ute. “This move will help those sports continue to grow and allow those student-athletes to compete for an OHSAA state championship. It gives more kids opportunities and that is the mission of the OHSAA.”

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