Runners are eyed

With warmer weather setting in, the area's distance run schedule is getting filled up. April 15 will be the 36th annual Southwest General Hospital Old Oak Run at 18697 Bagley Road in Middleburg Heights. For details, visit www.hermescleveland.com.

Fan turnouts told

At its monthly meeting last week, the Ohio High School Athletic Association board of directors reviewed attendance figures and financial reports from the fall tournaments in football, cross country and soccer.

The football playoffs attracted 455,027 fans, the second lowest since the tourney expanded to five rounds in 1999. The regional and state soccer tournaments drew 48,266, and soccer has become the fourth highest revenue sport behind football, boys basketball and girls basketball.

Details for the inaugural middle school track and field state meet were presented. The event will be May 13 at Lancaster High School.