The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase rolled into the 2017 Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Boys Basketball Tournament, which took place March 23-25 in Columbus, Ohio. Sixteen Ohio basketball teams and thousands of fans ascended onto The Schottenstein Center for the three-day tournament. Thursday and Friday each division held two semifinal games and on Saturday, four champions were crowned in each division.
Our Hometown Showcase hauler was hard to miss outside the Northwest Entrance of The Schottenstein Center! Crowds gravitated to our interactive hub for entertainment, games and to learn more about the many career opportunities at R+L Carriers. Several R+L representatives were on hand to pass out literature about the Hometown Showcase and guide guests through the hauler. Perhaps the biggest hit of the three days; outside of the great basketball games, was the Cornhole Challenge. Participants had the opportunity to win official Hometown Showcase merchandise like t-shirts and stadium seats.
OHSAA Basketball Tournament
Exciting basketball took place inside The Schottenstein Center over the three-day tournament. On Thursday, Wauseon defeated Columbus Eastmoor Academy in the first Division II semi-final and Akron St. Vincent – St. Mary defeated Trotwood-Madison in the second Division II semi-final, which saw St. Vincent – St. Mary win in dramatic fashion on a buzzer beater.
Next up, the Division IV semi –finals.
The first game featured Cleveland Heights Lutheran East who defeated Delphos St. John’s and Columbus Wellington who defeated Lima Perry. During the Friday games, Division III Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph defeated Proctorville Fairland, and Cincinnati Roger Bacon defeated Archbold. Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller defeated Pickerington Central to remain undefeated on the season and Massillon Jackson defeated Lakewood St. Edward.
Championship Saturday brought us more exciting basketball. The division champions were:
- St. Vincent-St. Mary (Division II)
- Cleveland Heights Lutheran East (Division IV)
- Cleveland Villa Angela St. Joseph (Division III)
- Massillon Jackson (Division I)
At each Hometown Showcase event, one of our goals is to showcase career opportunities to those that visit our hauler. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1 million logistics jobs are expected by 2017 and jobs in the industry are expected to grow 22 percent a year. The logistics industry is rewarding and versatile. Careers at R+L include jobs in the following fields:
- Freight Handler
- Information Technology
- Hardware Support
Apply for a logistics career today!
We thank the Ohio High School Athletic Association for letting us be a part of such an exciting weekend event. Are you interested in having the Hometown Showcase attend your next sporting or community event? If so, we are actively scheduling upcoming events. View our 2017 calendar and contact us today if you’d like us to attend your next event!
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