BERLIN — The eighth Classic in the Country Challenge promises to be as exciting as the seven previous events featuring a bevy of the best girls basketball Ohio has to offer as 31 teams square off in 20 games over a three-day period, beginning Saturday, Jan. 15 through Monday, Jan. 17

Three of the four reigning state champions, (D-I Canton McKinley, D-II Hathaway Brown and D-IV Harvest Prep) are among the teams playing at this year’s event, along with several of the top-rated teams and projected powerhouses from this year. All four D-IV final 4 teams from last year will be competing at this year’s classic (Harvest Prep, Hiland, Minster and Fort Loramie). Other state powers include Twinsburg, Cincinnati Princeton, Toledo Start, Africentric, as well as local favorites West Holmes and Orrville.

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By ZACH BOLINGER Daily Record Sports Writer Let’s hope Dr. Dan Ross was taking notes. If he wasn’t, somebody please send this clipping to the Ohio High School Athletic Association. The OHSAA commissioner and his staff should follow the blueprint taken by the founding fathers of the Classic in the Country. Why couldn’t the high…

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