• Video Streaming Brings New Audience to Maine HS Sports

    by Ernie Clark BDN Staff September 2014

    Bob Thompson hadn't seen a basketball game involving his alma mater since he played for the Houlton Shiretowners during the mid-1970s. "I bet it was that long ago, probably not since I graduated high school," said Thompson, who now lives in the Philadelphia suburb of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. That distance between alumnus and team disappeared last winter when Thompson learned from former classmate Ken Holck, the sports play-by-play voice for WHOU-FM in Houlton, that the station was producing live video streams of many of the games it covered through its website. And once he saw a glimpse of the old school gym, Thompson was hooked.

  • Prep Games to Feature Anti-Domestic Abuse Pledges

    by ERIN KOURKOUNIS; Tribune staff September 2014

    Two local groups of youth sports officials - the West Coast Umpires Association and the West Coast Officials Association - will launch a campaign to condemn domestic violence by reading a proclamation at the beginning of the 12 games scheduled for tonight in Hillsborough stadiums, as well as the 15 games scheduled for next Friday.

  • Board Grants One-Time Bad-Grades Waiver to Athletes

    by Steven H. Foskett Jr., TELEGRAM September 2014

    The School Committee Thursday night approved a one-time waiver students can use that will allow them to continue to play sports if their grades falls below the required C average.

  • Prep Golfers Using Psychological Triggers to Focus

    by Ryan Toohey September 2014

    Community School boys golf coach Paul Celano is finding innovative ways to improve his team, which has three consecutive top-three finishes in the state finals. Celano’s newest twist involved Community School administrator Gene Rochette, who is the former athletic director of the school. Rochette, who has a master’s degree in sports psychology from West Virginia University, began handing out words of wisdom to the Seahawks on Aug. 21.

  • IHSA Bans Soccer Teams with High Yellow Card Totals

    by Brian Webster Staff Writer September 2014

    The Illinois High School Association's new rule will ban from postseason play any squad that accumulates 25 or more yellow cards during its regular schedule.

  • Board OKs Sponsorships for District's Athletic Facilities

    by Kara Newhouse September 2014

    The School District of Lancaster board approved a contract with Market Street Sports Group, of Lancaster, to seek sponsorships and naming rights for district facilities.

  • L.A. School District Shuts Down Events Amid Heat Wave

    by Jeremy Balan, Staff Writer September 2014

    Because of a heat advisory issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the Los Angeles Unified School District canceled all outdoor athletic events and practices for Monday and today.

  • The Death of the Multisport Athlete

    by Dennis Van Milligen September 2014

    Friday night lights are back for high schools across the country, and as you read this, many of the nation's top athletes are hard at work on the gridiron preparing for this week's upcoming game. I remember my first experience around a star athlete. I was 11 years old and my oldest brother was attending Wheaton North High School, which at that time was home to Kent Graham, the best high school athlete in the state of Illinois. Kent was a 6-foot-5-inch physical freak and the number-one-ranked quarterback in the nation. He also played safety. He earned three all-conference distinctions in basketball and regularly hit .400 for the baseball team. My dad fondly recalls Kent hitting a home run off my brother in Little League that cleared the lights and still hasn't landed.

  • Columnist: Schools, Not NJSIAA, Should Police Transfers

    by Phil Anastasia; Inquirer Columnist September 2014

    NJSIAA executive director Steve Timko said recent "media reports" about high-profile transfers and a groundswell of grumbling that certain schools are willing to bend or break the rules for athletic advantage have persuaded the organization to get back into the discipline business.

  • Principal Plucks Fundraiser After Chick-fil-A Not OK'd

    by Wendy Leung September 2014

    The Ventura High School Football Booster Club was absent during back-to-school night Wednesday because the fundraising group was forbidden from selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches.