• 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.

  • Board Agrees to Apparel Deal with Under Armour

    by Jason Scott October 2016

    When it comes to sports apparel deals, the focus tends to be on collegiate teams who sign rich deals with sportswear companies. But the apparel wars have trickled down to the high school level, as well.

  • Program Seeks to Connect Student-Athletes of All Abilities

    by Andrew Sodergren October 2016

    The Immokalee and Naples varsity football teams met Sept. 23 in an epic battle in front of a packed house at Staver Field. The day before, two other football teams from Immokalee and Naples met at Staver Field in front of a much smaller, yet equally enthusiastic crowd. The Indians pulled out a 33-18 win over the Golden Eagles in a flag football game, part of the Special Olympics Project UNIFY initiative.

  • Training Drill Backlash Costs Soccer Coach His Job

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    The North Attleboro High School girls’ soccer team is left in the hands of interim coach Bill Wallace, current softball coach for the Attleboro Rocketeers, after three coaches and a coaching assistant resigned from their posts last Wednesday.

  • HS Football Game Ends After Three Injuries on One Play

    by Stuart Goldman October 2016

    A Virginia high school football game ended prematurely after three players suffered head and neck injuries when they collided on the same play.