• Upscale Menu Greets Fans at Prep Hoops Tournaments


    Eating dinner at a ballgame usually means nachos covered in crayon-colored cheese, hot dogs cooked on a roller and big bags of super-salty popcorn.

  • Three-Way, 30-Year Deal Means $529K in Field Upgrades

    by Nick Blizzard March 2014

    Dayton Dutch Lions President Mike Mossel (left) and West Carrollton Schools Superintendent Rusty Clifford announce an agreement that will lead to upgrades for the high school stadium. WEST CARROLLTON - The Dayton Dutch Lions soccer team will call West Carrollton home as the result of a three-way deal announced Wednesday. The Dutch Lions, the West Carrollton school district and the Dayton Outpatient Center said the 30-year agreement will mean more than $529,000 in renovations to outdoor athletic facilities, including the high school football stadium, which will bear the name of the outpatient center.

  • 101-Mile Trips: Redistricting Costs HS Class Time, Money

    by Anthony Chiang Palm Beach Post March 2014

    Benjamin's baseball team doesn't mind traveling for a good game. But the Buccaneers have never had to go too far to play its district schedule.

  • D-III Hockey Championship Could Have $3M Local Impact

    by KATHRYN SKELTON, Staff Writer March 2014

    At the Chick-A-Dee Restaurant, it's meant a larger order of lobsters to give out-of-towners a taste of Maine. At Sports Trader on Main Street, it's meant the sale of a few more rolls of tape, laces and basics. At the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center, it's meant being nearly full up from Wednesday to Saturday -- and strategically placing each of four rival teams in different wings.

  • Football Team Handed Penalties Over Forged Enrollments

    by Mark Niesse; Staff March 2014

    Grady High School's football team used ineligible players and must forfeit victories from last season, according to penalties assessed by the Georgia High School Association on Tuesday.

  • High School's New Weight Room Attracting Non-Athletes

    by BARLAS, THOMAS March 2014

    VINELAND -- Student athletes are not the only ones muscling their way to fitness at Vineland High School. A new weight room at Vineland High School South is attracting students with few, if any, links to high school athletics.

  • Program Gives Preps Peek into Athletics on College Level

    by Diana Pugliese March 2014

    Sports Writer Franklin & Marshall's Athletic Leadership Council (ALC) held the second annual Lancaster-Lebanon League Leadership Day Sunday afternoon at the Mayser Center. All 24 L-L League schools were represented at the event, with each program's athletic director choosing four student-athletes to attend the workshop.

  • NJSIAA Mulls Neutral Sectional Title Sites for Basketball

    by Phil Anastasia; Inquirer Staff Writer March 2014

    In response to popular demand, the NJSIAA has formulated a plan to move sectional-title games in boys' and girls' basketball back to neutral sites. But the change might not happen until 2016, if at all, NJSIAA director Larry White, who oversees the sport for the organization, said Thursday. "That might be a more practical start for this," White said of 2016's being the appropriate time to implement his plan to stage sectional finals for boys' and girls' basketball at one college site in a format similar to the public-school football finals.

  • Prep Football Team to Play Two Games in Three Days

    by Jesse Smithey March 2014

    MURFREESBORO — The Alcoa High School football program always gets an early season test against rival Maryville. Alcoa will be tested in a unique fashion before it even meets the Rebels in 2014. Alcoa finalized its schedule Friday, and in Week 0 it will play two games in a three-day span before preparing to face Maryville in Week 1.

  • Spring Teams Practice Patience as Winter Maintains Grip

    by Mike Miazga, Daily Herald Correspondent March 2014

    There isn't much humor to be found in the vile winter weather that has continued to badger the area despite the calendar turning to early spring. Luckily, area high school athletic coaches are taking the foul forecasts in stride as they employ creative ways to get their players and teams ready for the upcoming season despite combinations of cold temperatures, snow, rain and wet grounds threatening to push game schedules back to April. The baseball, softball and girls soccer seasons are scheduled to begin Monday. "If this keeps going the IHSA might just go straight to seeding the state tournament," 19th-year St. Edward girls soccer coach Tim Brieger said with a laugh. Veteran Larkin girls soccer coach Ken Hall joked: "We're supposed to play the 25th of March. Hopefully we'll play by the 25th of April."