• School Board Can't Agree on Field Fix

    by James Fuller July 2016

    Every St. Charles school board member agrees the athletic field at St. Charles North High School is in such bad shape that it borders on being dangerous to students. That situation will continue at least awhile longer, as the board couldn't agree how to fix the field Monday night.

  • HS Hosts Fundraiser to Help Student-Athletes Cover Fees

    by Chicago Daily Herald July 2016

    Imagine your child really wants to join a sports team at school, but the $100 fee to sign up is too costly to fit into your budget. Maybe you find a way to swing the $100 for them to participate in one sport, but when they express interest in another — which means another $100 — you have to disappoint them and say no, we can't afford it. That's the case for some students at West Chicago Community High School. Girls cross country Coach Bob Maxson has seen it firsthand, along with coaches from just about every other sport at the school.

  • Six-Player Football Coaches Embrace Title Changes

    by AB Staff July 2016

    They play on smaller football fields with fewer players. Their games don’t last as long, especially if prematurely ended by the mercy rule. But that doesn’t mean six-man football coaches and players have less pride than their 11-man brethren. They drip the same amount of sweat at those sweltering August practices and fight for the same gold balls and trophies.

  • Businessman's Gift Bolsters HS Training Facility

    by Marc Pendleton July 2016

    The only thing Ron Hemelgarn would turn down from Ponitz High School head football coach Jim Place is a request to join the coaching staff. That's because the commute route would include his Michigan residence.

  • Utah Considering Sanctioning Prep Lacrosse

    by Trevor Phibbs July 2016

    Many club sports prefer to remain unsanctioned for various reasons ccc particularly to avoid regulations and procedures established by the UHSAA — while others petition for inclusion, such as lacrosse, which is widely believed to be on the precipice of joining the realm of sanctioned sports.

  • Study: Composition of Turf a Factor in Football Injuries

    by Jason Scott July 2016

    A study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting showed that the infill weight of synthetic turf surfaces plays a role in the rate of injuries among high school football players.

  • Private HS Cutting Two Sports Programs

    by Tony Doris July 2016

    Students and parents at the $31,500-a-year Oxbridge Academy at 3151 N. Military Trail received an email July 1 from Director of Athletics Patrick Hollern that its sailing and rowing teams had been cut and that other spending was under review.

  • HS Moves Forward with Field House Plans

    by Frances Parrish July 2016

    A new field house is in the works for Crescent High School. The Anderson School District 3 board of trustees recently agreed to move forward with the design phase, said board Chairman Curtis Wiles. In a special called meeting last week, the trustees amended the contract with MB Kahn Construction Co.

  • Coaches Cleared After Swim Exercise Rescue

    by Imran Ghori July 2016

    The coaches involved in an Inland swim team's exercise that turned into a rescue operation have been cleared by an inquiry by the Val Verde Unified School District.

  • AAU vs. High School, Which is Better for Basketball?

    by Erin McCarthy July 2016

    Many high school coaches want to build programs through teamwork, deep rosters, and tradition. AAU coaches want to showcase top players, entice coaches and recruiters to their games, and play at high levels every night.