RECENT ARTICLES
  • One Year After VHSL Realignment, More Change Expected

    by Jami Frankenberry July 2014

    The Virginia High School League's initial conference alignment plan for 2015-16 sends 10 South Hampton Roads high schools to new conferences or classifications. The plan, using enrollment figures from March 31 of this year, reunites some old rivals: Kellam joins six other former Beach District members in Group 6A as part of the Coastal Conference (Conference 1).

  • Opinion: Renovated HS Athletics Facility 'a Jaw-Dropper'

    by Pat Disabato. pdisabato@southtownstar.com July 2014

    There have been various high school expansion plans through the years that looked good, but failed to deliver on their promises, specifically to enhance the experience of student-athletes.

  • Team Leaves HS Hoops Tourney Following Confrontation

    by Ryan Mahan Staff Writer July 2014

    A crazy finish with an even crazier aftermath Sunday afternoon had the Lanphier High School boys basketball team boarding a bus and coming home a little earlier than the Lions had hoped.

  • Summer HS League Boasts 50 Teams, Packed Gyms

    by Jodie Wagner Palm Beach Post Staff Writer July 2014

    For the second consecutive year, Dreyfoos guard Matthew Charlton will spend his summer vacation fine-tuning his jump shot at a pair of Riviera Beach gyms. Charlton, who will be a senior in the fall, is one of 300 boys high school basketball players who are participating in the Dream Big Summer Basketball League.

  • AD: Rule 'A Death Sentence' for Freshmen Who 'Bomb'

    by Bonnie Washuk, Staff Writer July 2014

    LEWISTON - Saying the athletic eligibility policy doesn't allow students to recover from "bombing" their freshman year, Lewiston High School Athletic Director Jason Fuller is asking for change. The School Committee heard the request for sophomores, juniors and seniors Monday night, but took no action. The policy says athletes are eligible to play if they're on track to graduate, achieving the necessary 24 credits.

  • New Trend in School P.E.: Choose Your Own Fitness Mode

    by Michael Alison Chandler June 2014

    By Michael Alison Chandler The Washington Post NOKESVILLE, Va. The cavernous gymnasium at Patriot High School can be intimidating for 15-year-old Kristin Ansah. When students break out the hockey sticks before gym class, she ducks for cover.

  • Recreation to Return to Legendary Prep Gym Site

    by Bill Leffler June 2014

    Many of us can remember when some of the best high school basketball ever was played in a little gymnasium on Portsmouth Boulevard. That goes back a half century when Frederick Military Academy was established. It operated until 1985.

  • Maine's Point System for Prep Postseason Perseveres

    by Ernie Clark BDN Staff June 2014

    If anyone had the right to be a bit dumbfounded by the Heal point system that seeds teams for postseason play in nine different Maine high school sports, it might be Gordon Faulkingham. The Jonesport-Beals boys basketball coach led his team to a No. 1 seeding in Eastern Maine Class D during the 2011-12 season, and the Royals went on to win the state championship in a finish that was true to Heal point form. But the last two years were quite at odds with the unique numerical formula that has served the state's high school sporting interests for more than six decades. Jonesport-Beals entered the 2012-13 basketball tournament again ranked tops in its division, only to be upset by No. 8 Easton in the Eastern D quarterfinals.

  • High School Approves $20M in Athletic, Rec Upgrades

    by JEFF RUMAGE, jrumage@jrn.com June 2014

    Glendale - Nicolet High School will solicit donations to build an improved football field, 13-court tennis complex and a joint recreation facility. Presented with three different renovation options, the Nicolet Union High School District School Board voted unanimously on Monday, June 23 to pursue what has been referred to at a public information meeting as "Option 2," which calls for $17 million to $20 million in fundraising and naming rights donations. The School Board hopes to offset those costs with the sale of the upper field on the opposite side of Interstate 43, which the district expects to generate between $7 million and $10 million.

  • Notice Policy Leaves School Tight Window to Hire Coach

    by Kenny Ryan kenny.ryan@caller.com 361-886-3747 June 2014

    Carroll’s search for a new baseball coach will have to be a quick one. As in, the district will have five days to interview candidates and make a hire. Not the next five days, but the five-day span stretching from July 7-11.