RECENT ARTICLES
  • Concussions: Bridging Gap Between Athletic, Academic Departments

    by Michael Popke December 2012

    David Hayward began thinking differently about his job the day the parents of a student-athlete at Highland High School in Gilbert, Ariz., expressed frustration to him about their son's lack of academic progress while recovering from a concussion.

  • School Removes P.E. Swim Curriculum After Drowning

    by Michael Popke — AB Managing Editor November 2012

    Manchester (Conn.) High School's pool has been shut down and its physical education swimming unit removed indefinitely, following the Nov. 21 drowning of a freshman boy.

  • Demand to Close Gap Between Public, Non-Public Schools Increases

    by Michael Popke November 2012

    High school sports in Tennessee reached a milestone in 2012, marking 15 years of separate postseason tournaments for public and non-public schools.

  • Healthier Concessions Menus Present New Booster Club Challenges

    by Michael Popke September 2012

    Fans attending high school football games this fall in Portland, Maine, were in for a surprise - especially the ones craving a tray of warm nachos and a cold Mountain Dew.

  • PEP Grant Winners Announced; $27M to 56 Winning Groups

    by Michael Popke — AB Managing Editor August 2012

    The U.S. Department of Education has announced the 2013 recipients of more than $27 million in Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) grants. New PEP grants will be distributed to 56 school districts and community-based organizations across the country, including the Yukon-Koyukuk School District in Fairbanks, Alaska, the YMCA of Southern Indiana and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Va.

  • Sponsor-Supported Video Boards Make Impact at High School Level

    by Michael Popke July 2012

    For Mike Gosz and Jaime Sherwood, being a high school athletic director requires a lot more versatility than it did even a few years ago.

  • Former Wrestler Hudson Taylor Champions Tolerance

    by Paul Steinbach March 2012

    As a member of the nation's top-ranked high school wrestling team, Hudson Taylor was subjected to homophobic taunts as a teen.

  • How to Weed Out Trouble-Making High School Sports Fans

    by Michael Popke March 2012

    In a brief but volatile confrontation with a referee officiating his daughter's basketball game at Albuquerque, N.M.'s Volcano Vista High School in January, Paul Alfaro flung a vulgarity the official's way.

  • High School Sports Teams Stretch Out with Yoga

    by Michael Popke February 2012

    When baseball practice begins next month at Jeffersonville (Ind.) High School, Matt Rigsby will find out whether the optional once-a-week yoga classes he has been offering his players since September have paid off.

  • 'Battle of the Fans' Seeks Top High School Cheering Section

    by Michael Popke — AB Managing Editor January 2012

    Who says school spirit is dead? Not students at the five Michigan high schools that have made it to the finals of that state's inaugural "Battle of the Fans." Developed by the Michigan High School Athletic Association, the contest seeks to recognize the top student cheering section in the state. Organized by MHSAA staff and its 16-member Student Advisory Council, it will reward the section that best exemplifies the positive and festive atmosphere created when students show enthusiasm, unity and sportsmanship while rooting for their school's basketball teams.