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  • District to Install Synthetic Turf at Three Stadiums

    by Brian Whitehead January 2017

    Gus Martinez, Fullerton Union High's football coach, said he did a backflip when he heard the Fullerton Joint Union High School District recently approved the installation of artificial turf fields at its three football stadiums.

  • HS Coach Reinstated After Unexplained Suspension

    by Chris Thomas January 2017

    Sevier County (Tenn.) High School boys basketball coach Ken Wright was was placed on leave as a teacher and coach Oct. 19. Athletic director Bryan Atchley would not say what led to Wright's suspension.

  • Brain Injury Study Shows Increased Death Rate

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    Last Thursday, a study was released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention showing a small increase in recent years in high school football player deaths attributed to brain and spinal injuries.

  • Flu Outbreak Forces Cancellation of HS Hoops Games

    by Craig Brueske January 2017

    According to the St. Charles Community Unit District 303 posting on Facebook late Saturday morning, "East at North Basketball Game Postponed: Several student-athletes at St. Charles East High School have come down with flu-like symptoms."

  • The Good, Bad of New NJSIAA Transfer Rule

    by Phil Anastasia January 2017

    The good news about the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association's new proposal to "restore integrity to high school sports" is also the bad news. Which tells you all you need to know about scholastic sports in 2017.

  • Unconscious Wrestler Revived by Coach and Spectators

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    On Wednesday night, Donovan Catholic High School wrestler Brandon Gonzalez was revived by a group of fast-acting coaches, trainers and spectators after collapsing during a tri-match with Lakewood and Toms River North in Lakewood, N.J.

  • Players Sue District for Alleged Anti-Bullying Violation

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday against the Washoe County (Nev.) School District and Galena High School football coach Steve Struzyk and principal Tom Brown, three former players asked for monetary damages to be paid in compensation for economic loss and pain and suffering due to a perceived violation of state law and a district anti-bullying policy.

  • AB's Top 10 Stories of 2016

    by AB Staff December 2016

    It was another eventful year in the athletics, fitness and recreation industries in 2016. Take a look at some of the top highlights that we covered at AB this year.

  • New High School Track Deemed Unsalvageable

    by Jason Scott December 2016

    The track at Plainville (Conn.) High School will need to be replaced after less than a year of use. The track, which was installed in early spring, has been deemed unsalvageable after a bubbling problem in the track’s synthetic turf material.

  • Blog: Creating Buy-In for $70M McKinney ISD Stadium

    by Valerie Little, Associate AD - McKinney ISD December 2016

    Editor’s note: In May 2016, voters approved a bond package that allowed the McKinney (Texas) Independent School District to construct a multi-million-dollar high school football stadium. Construction on the project began in December 2016, and is expected to be complete in late 2017. Valerie Little, Associate AD for McKinney ISD, will be providing an exclusive inside look at coordinating the effort.

    There are several foundational philosophies we as a district have relied upon to overcome some of the early challenges in this project. Now, despite all the negative media attention the McKinney (Texas) ISD has gotten for our new stadium project, the excitement in our community is palpable.