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#1 Outspoken

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 11:34 PM

Whereís your favorite tournament site and why? I have always enjoyed The Elida Fieldhouse and The Grand Canyon in Napoleon. Both places roar when they get filled up for big District Tourney games.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 11:49 PM

The old Lima Senior gym on a Saturday afternoon with sunlight streaming in from the windows.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:51 AM

Elida and Napoleon are great. It may be Defiance's new gym in the future - very fan friendly seating over 2,500. ONU is definitely the worst.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:01 AM

Agree 100%....Ohio Northern's gym is awful and they need to move that somewhere else. Nobody enjoys going and watching a game there.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:11 AM

The Stroh Center for Regionals. Having to walk up the stairs and look out across the arena takes your breath away that you've really made it.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:47 AM

The old BGSU for regionals. Double AA on Saturday afternoon, Single A later that evening. Miles Pizza/beer between games.........
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:01 AM

View PostRocketman, on 13 February 2018 - 08:47 AM, said:

The old BGSU for regionals. Double AA on Saturday afternoon, Single A later that evening. Miles Pizza/beer between games.........

Beat me too it....Anderson Arena.....the home away from home for Putnam County teams in the 80's and 90's

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:15 AM

View Postcharliesheen, on 13 February 2018 - 09:01 AM, said:



Beat me too it....Anderson Arena.....the home away from home for Putnam County teams in the 80's and 90's

^^^anderson arena

Hope to see Bluffton University host some sectionals, love the new gym, and shouldnt be compared to Bluffton HS who for some reason hosts (or at least used to)

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:43 AM

Id have to say Vandalia was a nice venue to go watch a tournament game. Van Werts old gym and Elida were and are just classics as well with great atmosphere.

But I gotta say, did I hear right that Miller City is hosting a boys division 3 sectional? If so, 😮
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:45 AM

Iíve always like Minsters gym. They should host tournament games there if not already
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:49 AM

The problem with Minster's gym - as with many new gyms - is that the first row of bleachers is so far from the floor. Three-court gyms are nice for the extra practice area they provide, but they can definitely inhibit an intimate atmosphere.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:53 AM

View PostMysterio, on 13 February 2018 - 09:43 AM, said:

Id have to say Vandalia was a nice venue to go watch a tournament game. Van Werts old gym and Elida were and are just classics as well with great atmosphere.

But I gotta say, did I hear right that Miller City is hosting a boys division 3 sectional? If so, ��

As long as it has enough room to hold the OG fans it will be fine....it's not like any of the other teams playing there will need the room. That being said...I'm kind of surprised OG chose to play in Miller City over the Fieldhouse at Elida, though again, for this sectional I think MC will have plenty of seating

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:07 AM

View Postpaperboy, on 13 February 2018 - 09:49 AM, said:

The problem with Minster's gym - as with many new gyms - is that the first row of bleachers is so far from the floor. Three-court gyms are nice for the extra practice area they provide, but they can definitely inhibit an intimate atmosphere.
That never bothered me to be honest I didnít even pay attention to that detail. I just thought the seating is so expanded that your not literally up someoneís back and it has plenty of seats plus just a nice venue all together.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:08 AM

View Postcharliesheen, on 13 February 2018 - 09:53 AM, said:



As long as it has enough room to hold the OG fans it will be fine....it's not like any of the other teams playing there will need the room. That being said...I'm kind of surprised OG chose to play in Miller City over the Fieldhouse at Elida, though again, for this sectional I think MC will have plenty of seating

Well Iím sure other people besides OG fans will go. Iím still shocked that Miller City is hosting a sectional. Idk itís just mind boggling to me for some reason.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:25 AM

View PostMysterio, on 13 February 2018 - 10:08 AM, said:

Well I'm sure other people besides OG fans will go. I'm still shocked that Miller City is hosting a sectional. Idk it's just mind boggling to me for some reason.

You know they have a new gym right? It's not horrible for a sectional. I'm sure that Mac & Rita's won't mind the influx of people after the games :)

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:43 AM

View Postcharliesheen, on 13 February 2018 - 10:25 AM, said:



You know they have a new gym right? It's not horrible for a sectional. I'm sure that Mac & Rita's won't mind the influx of people after the games :)

That gym is horrible. Visiting fans can only enter in one door. If you try the other door you have to walk across the end of the floor. Terrible setup.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:19 PM

View Postcharliesheen, on 13 February 2018 - 10:25 AM, said:



You know they have a new gym right? It's not horrible for a sectional. I'm sure that Mac & Rita's won't mind the influx of people after the games :)

Iím aware they have a new gym and have been there before. It just surprises me they would host a division 3 boys sectional there. I could maybe see a division 4 girls but oh well
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:23 PM

I gotta agree. New gym or not (Iíve been there), canít believe MC is hosting. Iím sure theyíre excited and maybe theyíll do a good job? I wonder if all the tourney workers there will wear Miller City hats? Doesnít every guy from MC wear an MC hat? Hell, maybe even some of the ladies over there do lol!

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:24 PM

View Postcharliesheen, on 13 February 2018 - 09:53 AM, said:



As long as it has enough room to hold the OG fans it will be fine....it's not like any of the other teams playing there will need the room. That being said...I'm kind of surprised OG chose to play in Miller City over the Fieldhouse at Elida, though again, for this sectional I think MC will have plenty of seating
The decision to play at Miller city was only based on one thing..... their sectional game will be at 6 o'clock and their first district game will be at 6 o'clock. OG's coach is always thinking ahead when it comes to accommodating the bars and fans before and after the games......zoooom
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:56 PM

Hey guys,

You guys miss me yet. My favorite venues are St Johnís Arena, Anderson Arena which was Rocketmanís home court during his college years, always like the old VW gym for sectionals and the Elida Fieldhouse was special. Least favorite to watch a tourney gameóONU is absolutely pathetic.







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