The Deer Park Boys Basketball team punched its ticket to the school's first-ever OHSAA state semifinal with a 65-55 victory over Madeira on Saturday night! On Thursday, March 22, the Wildcats will take on Cleveland Heights Lutheran East at the Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State University with a chance to advance to the state championship game! Here is all of the information you will need to get yourself ready for Thursday's game!
Tickets, Pep Rally and Early Dismissal
Presale tickets for the game will be available in the main office of Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 20. Tickets can be purchased for the following prices:
Presale bought at Deer Park: $10
Bought at Ticketmaster or Ohio State: $12-15
The basketball team will leave for Columbus on Wednesday at 3 p.m. At 2:45 p.m. we will hold a send-off pep rally for the community in order to wish our squad the best of luck before they head to Columbus.
On Thursday, ALL schools will be releasing at 1 p.m. in order to allow community members, parents, staff and students to make the trip to Columbus. The early release should allow everyone ample time to travel to the game.
If the Wildcats win the contest on Thursday evening, they will advance to take on the winner of Columbus Africentric High School and Canal Winchester Harvest Prep. That game will take place on Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m. If you have purchased a semifinal ticket through Deer Park, you will be eligible to purchase a final game ticket for $10. You must have your ticket stub with you and visit the Auxiliary Gym on the Southwest Corner of the Schottenstien Center. You can then trade your ticket stub for a ticket to the final game. These will be traded in on a one-for-one basis, so you must have your ticket stub.
All remaining tickets will be sold using Ticketmaster for $12-15.