(3-18-23) Richmond Heights, after beating Russia in the OHSAA D IV State semifinal game, will play Crestview on Sunday afternoon for a chance to win back-to-back State titles. They will try to win their 49th consecutive game over the past two seasons.

So here is some information about the Richmond Heights program and the key to their success recently.

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Rogers started two freshmen on last year’s team that won the school’s state title. Point guard De’Erick Barber and Dorian Jones are now his most seasoned players with fellow sophomore Demarris Winters Jr.

Colleges have taken notice of Barber, whose scholarship offers already includes Arizona State and a handful of Mid-American Conference schools. Ohio State is among those already going after Jones, a 6-foot-5 wing averaging a team-high 20.1 points.

transfers Hosea Steele and Jeremy Wilson are experiencing their deepest tournament run.

From OHSAA Executive Board Minutes (2-16-23)

Richmond Heights High School had a student athlete in boys basketball who was eligible to qualify for full eligi
bility, with regard to transfer, under Bylaw 4 7 2 Exception 1, Bona Fide Change of Residence, after they trans
ferred to Richmond Heights at the beginning of the 2022 23 school year. However, the school failed to submit
the request for eligibility to the Executive Director’s Office prior to the student athlete participating in the second
half of the regular season during the 2022 23 season. The Executive Director’s Office restored the student ath
lete’s eligibility retroactively and prospectively, but, in accordance with Bylaw 4 1 1, Administrative Error, the
school was fined $100.

But after last night’s State semifinal win social media lit up with some accusations on how Richmond Heights has done all of this.

Some of the tweets below have been removed by those who tweeted them

Richmond Heights boys basketball: Spartans take 47-game win streak to state semifinals

Toledo Central Catholic girls basketball team was officially removed from this year’s state tournament, after playing in two games, because of recruiting issues…they self reported. Which is basically the only thing that can inflict a punishment in the OHSAA.


The proverb see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil means to turn a blind eye to something that is legally or morally wrong. In this case, a person who will see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil pretends that he has not witnessed wrongdoing, and therefore abdicates all responsibility in righting a wrong.