• Ex-Prep Athletics Administrators on Changed Job

    by Ernie Clark BDN Staff July 2015

    What's perhaps easiest for Sue Parent and Jim Murphy to describe as they reflect on a combined 49 years as high school athletic administrators is what hasn't changed.

  • Opinions Mixed on Year-Round Prep Coaching Proposal

    by Chuck McGill, Charleston Daily Mail (West Virginia) July 2015

    South Charleston football coach Donnie Mays sat at his desk in his classroom this spring, almost apologetic that he couldn't stop the words from coming out of his mouth.

  • Lancaster High's Mascot Transition Anything But Calm

    by Karen Robinson, The Buffalo News (New York) July 2015

    The dynamic of the Lancaster School Board officially changed Monday night. What seemed like it would be a calm transition to swear in two staunch supporters of the "Redskins" mascot for the school's athletic teams turned into shouting among the audience.

  • High School AD Resigns Two Months After Taking Job

    by Marc Pendleton, Dayton Daily News July 2015

    Jonas Smith's tenure as the Upper Arlington High School athletic director ended before it started. The Dayton Public Schools AD since 2005, Smith was named to the Golden Bears' position in April, then resigned in mid-June.

  • Prep Girls' Hoops Players Against Lowering the Rim

    by Walter Villa, USA TODAY Sports July 2015

    In volleyball, women play on nets that are 8 inches lower than in the men's game. This allows the women to play above the net in much the way their male counterparts do.

  • Summer Wrestling League Benefits Several Prep Teams

    by Gabriel Rizk, The Press-Enterprise July 2015

    When two of the top programs in their respective CIF sections train together and compete head to head, it benefits both sides - iron sharpens iron, as the saying goes.

  • Some High Schools Turn to Kids to Help Hire Coaches

    by Scott Kaniewski, The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) July 2015

    Cara Daily wasn't nervous at all. The Liberty junior refused. She had a job to do and wanted to make sure she and her teammates did it correctly. The Lancers were coming off a 6-18 season in girls' basketball.

  • State Funding Up, High School's Pay-to-Play Fees Down

    by Steven Matthews, Dayton Daily News (Ohio) June 2015

    Huber Heights student athletes in grades 7-12 will pay less to participate in sports during the 2015-16 year, the district's school board determined this week.

  • HS Weight Room Equipped Thanks to $61K in Donations

    by Patrick O'Grady, Valley News June 2015

    The first of two deliveries of new weight room equipment arrived at Stevens High School on Thursday and was being assembled by the school's strength and conditioning coach Brad Eaton, with the help of sophomores Logan Bateman and Solomon Cormier.

  • Injured Prep Wrestler Suffers Stroke, Placed in Coma

    by Malik Perkins, Dayton Daily News June 2015

    Doctors placed a Fairmont High School wrestler in a medically induced coma after he reportedly suffered a stroke following an accident in practice.