Programming: High School
School System Considers Expanding P.E. Waiver Policy
by JANE FORD-STEWART, email@example.com, Muskego-New Berlin Now August 2014
More high school students who take part in regular physical fitness activities would be excused from school physical education classes as the New Berlin School Board considers widening its PE waiver policy.
School District Awards Contract to New Officiating Group
by Adam Fisher, Naples Daily News (Florida) August 2014
After a months-long saga that threatened to disrupt prep athletic contests, Collier County Public Schools soon will have a new contractor supplying its sports officials.
Staph Outbreak Cancels Prep Football Team's Practice
by firstname.lastname@example.org August 2014
Wando High School canceled football practice Wednesday after some players came down with staph infections, according to principal Lucy Beckham.
Is Sun Setting on Summer HS Baseball in Wisconsin?
by John Rech, Muskego-New Berlin Now August 2014
When the final Homestead batter grounded out to third base and Brookfield Central started its WIAA state championship celebration July 25 at Kapco Park, another summer baseball season came to a close. Summer baseball has been going on since 1965 and has created many lasting memories, especially for the 26 NOW Newspapers area teams that have claimed state crowns. As the bats and gloves are put away for another year, however, a lingering question remains: for how many more seasons will the summer game as we now know it continue to exist? After starting out in 1965 with 42 teams, the participation number steadily increased over the next 35 years, reaching its high point in 1999 with 110 teams.
Opinion: High School Football Will Never Be Totally Safe
by Jay Evensen, Deseret News August 2014
Last month, California lawmakers passed a bill limiting full-contact football practices for middle- and high-school players to two 90-minute workouts per week. Not long after, the Utah High School Activities Association implemented a new rule requiring all athletes to have yearly physical exams, rather than only one during their high school careers.
New AIA Rules Expected to Make Prep Football Safer
by Chuck Constantino, Arizona Daily Star August 2014
Football is evolving. New research on concussions and brain injuries has guided the Arizona Interscholastic Association to make some safety-related changes to the game over the offseason. About 25 coaches attended Southern Arizona's inaugural AIA football coaches meeting at Cienega High School on Saturday afternoon to learn, discuss and get clarification on the new rules.
Death of Prep Field Hockey Player Shocks Community
by SHEPHERD, MICHAEL August 2014
The Winthrop High School student, a standout field hockey player, died early Saturday after collapsing Friday because of a pulmonary embolism, her mother, Kimberly, wrote on Facebook.
Alum Donates $500K to High School Sports Complex
by Nick Blizzard August 2014
Eudon Holland, a 1951 Miamisburg grad pledged $500,000 for a campus sports complex. Miamisburg schools recently received donations of $500,000 and $100,000 toward a privately-funded initiative to build a $5 million athletic complex. This graphic depiction is included on a flyer that has been created for supporters. MIAMISBURG - Eudon Holland graduated from Miamisburg High School in 1951, but lived in the city for only a handful of years. A young teen away from his single-parent mother in the post-war era, different families gave him housing and "the town sort of took me in."
'Blanket Offering' Leaves Many Recruits Feeling Jilted
by Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer August 2014
College football coaches are handing out more scholarship offers than ever, but those offers have never meant less. Verbal commitments have always been non-binding until players signed letters of intent on national signing day. But with offers coming sooner and in great number, players are being forced to commit earlier and schools are finding it harder to honor offers. According to Rivals.com, Alabama has 205 offers and Ohio State has 202 offers out for the 2015 class. To put those numbers into perspective, Alabama's 2014 class was made up of just 26 recruits and Ohio State's 2014 class was made up of 23 recruits, according to Rivals.com. "We call it blanket offering," said Mike Farrell, a recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. "You're just offering a ton of kids and you're slow playing the ones you don't want."
Camps Aim to Boost Interest in Field Hockey
by Kristin E. Holmes; Inquirer Staff Writer August 2014
USA Field Hockey has started a national summer-camp program aimed at growing a sport that is played in the United States mostly by females - and that competes with overseas programs that train athletes who start swinging sticks at age 3.