• School Removes Girl from Wrestling Team

    by Damian Calhoun October 2016

    Angie Vu was looking forward to her second year as a wrestler in the Fountain Valley program. As a sophomore, Vu, who has a background in jiujitsu, posted a 22-5 record with 19 pins and qualified for the girls CIF finals by placing seventh at the CIF regional. She will return to the mats this year, but it will not be at Fountain Valley. Vu, 16, has transferred to Ocean View after she was kicked off the team at Fountain Valley with an ambiguous explanation.

  • High School Football Teams Adjust to Bad Weather

    by Chris Harlan October 2016

    With turf fields replacing most natural grass surfaces, none were rained out — unlike at times in past decades. But last week's rain caught many teams off guard, arriving earlier and heavier than expected. The surprise left little time for last-minute adjustments.

  • Association to Hold Hearing Over Ineligible Player Claim

    by Trevor Phibbs October 2016

    After hearing an accusation that Orem High allowed an ineligible player to participate in several football games this season, the Executive Committee from the Utah High School Activities Association will meet to determine the fate of the Tigers, potentially as early as Thursday, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned.

  • City Mulling $5M High School Athletic Complex

    by Telegram & Gazette October 2016

    With sports fields getting busier every year, the city is looking to spend $5 million to build a new athletic complex next to Leominster High School. The complex would include a baseball field and combination running track and soccer field as well as associated facilities, including a press box, concession stand and restrooms. The facility would be available for the Leominster School Department’s track and softball teams. The running track would be built around the soccer field with the ball field next to it. The track would allow Leominster to host track meets. It currently does not have a home track for meets.

  • Carolina Panthers Fund HS Hurricane Recovery

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    Not for the first time, the Carolina Panthers have stepped up to help high school athletics programs in North and South Carolina recover from losses due to hurricane damage.

  • HS Brawl Results in Double Forfeits for Schools

    by Miguel Rodriguez October 2016

    Double forfeit.That's the verdict from the Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association regarding last Friday's brawl-shortened football game between Bishop Timon-St. Jude and St. Joe's at Fitzpatrick Field.The football teams received their punishment Wednesday as league Executive Director Brian Kiszewski issued a statement through the Archdiocese of Buffalo. In addition to the Monsignor Martin ruling the game a double forfeit, the release also indicated that though there were players from both teams disciplined, it wouldn't offer specifics nor the number of players from each team. It also wouldn't reveal whether any coaches were disciplined or suspended.

  • Storms Extend Prep Football Season

    by Post and Courier October 2016

    The South Carolina High School League announced Wednesday a second extension of the 2016 football season because of flooding and storm damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. The end of the regular season is now scheduled for Nov. 11 with the first round of the state playoffs to begin Nov. 18. The move also pushes back the dates for the state championships a week. The Class A and AA title games will be played Dec. 16 at Benedict College, and the Class AAA, AAAA and AAAAA championships will be played Dec. 17 at Williams-Brice Stadium.

  • Female Kicker with Highlight Reel Hit Says Play Was No Big Deal

    by Aaron Carter October 2016

    Ray Macnamara watched as his daughter, Kelly, the first female football player for North Penn High School, launched the kickoff downfield Saturday against host Central Bucks East. "Really, after you see the ball come down you kind of forget she's there because usually it doesn't get [returned] that far," he said. Kelly Macnamara came into focus soon enough, tracking the kick returner along the C.B. East sideline.

  • Opinion: HS Forfeits Illustrate Need for Reform

    by Steve Christilaw October 2016

    In the past two weeks media in Western Washington spent a great deal of time discussing the situation that Class 2A power Archbishop Murphy finds itself in. This week Cedar Park Christian became the fourth opponent to forfeit its game with the Wildcats rather than risk injury on the field. The Wildcats will now have gone without playing a football game for a month. Archbishop Thomas Murphy, known by most as ATM, is a relatively new school in Everett, opening its doors in 1988 as Holy Cross High, and the football program was quickly built into a state power by Hall of Fame coach Terry Ennis, who won a state championship at Everett's Cascade High before tackling the job at the private Catholic school, where he was 75-12 with the Wildcats, winning state championships in 2002 and 2003.

  • Infographic: Inside the High School Apparel Turf War

    by AB Editors October 2016

    College athletics programs are benefiting from apparel contracts valued in the millions of dollars as apparel brands battle each other to maximize their respective products' visibility.