• UHSAA Takes First Step Towards Sanctioning Lacrosse

    by Tom Wharton The Salt Lake Tribune September 2014

    The major concern expressed by principals was the cost of lacrosse, which requires helmets, pads and sticks. Like football, that equipment would need to be provided by the schools for participants.

  • A Look at Athletic Operations in Three Texas Districts

    by Zach Duncan 940-720-3470 September 2014

    The Times Record News checked with three different-sized school districts to see how their athletic departments operated and what financial impacts their high school football and athletic programs had on their respective districts.

  • Do Later School Start Times Benefit Student-Athletes?

    by Andrew Brandt September 2014

    Next year, three high schools in Virginia's Fauquier County are making the move to a new athletic conference, a transition that has some worried that the new competition has an unfair advantage: sleep. High schools in neighboring Loudoun county start later, at approximately 9 a.m. It's not a difference that most athletic programs might think of, but there's a growing body of evidence to suggest that later school start times are crucial to improving students' performance, academic and physical.

  • Coach Resigns Over Reclassification Safety Concerns

    by MEGAN GUZA September 2014

    Carlynton varsity football coach Mauro Monz resigned on Sept. 15 after three games, citing concerns over player safety now that the school has moved up to Class AA, with 177 boys in grades 9-11.

  • Video Streaming Brings New Audience to Maine HS Sports

    by Ernie Clark BDN Staff September 2014

    Bob Thompson hadn't seen a basketball game involving his alma mater since he played for the Houlton Shiretowners during the mid-1970s. "I bet it was that long ago, probably not since I graduated high school," said Thompson, who now lives in the Philadelphia suburb of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. That distance between alumnus and team disappeared last winter when Thompson learned from former classmate Ken Holck, the sports play-by-play voice for WHOU-FM in Houlton, that the station was producing live video streams of many of the games it covered through its website. And once he saw a glimpse of the old school gym, Thompson was hooked.

  • Prep Games to Feature Anti-Domestic Abuse Pledges

    by ERIN KOURKOUNIS; Tribune staff September 2014

    Two local groups of youth sports officials - the West Coast Umpires Association and the West Coast Officials Association - will launch a campaign to condemn domestic violence by reading a proclamation at the beginning of the 12 games scheduled for tonight in Hillsborough stadiums, as well as the 15 games scheduled for next Friday.

  • Board Grants One-Time Bad-Grades Waiver to Athletes

    by Steven H. Foskett Jr., TELEGRAM September 2014

    The School Committee Thursday night approved a one-time waiver students can use that will allow them to continue to play sports if their grades falls below the required C average.

  • Prep Golfers Using Psychological Triggers to Focus

    by Ryan Toohey September 2014

    Community School boys golf coach Paul Celano is finding innovative ways to improve his team, which has three consecutive top-three finishes in the state finals. Celano’s newest twist involved Community School administrator Gene Rochette, who is the former athletic director of the school. Rochette, who has a master’s degree in sports psychology from West Virginia University, began handing out words of wisdom to the Seahawks on Aug. 21.

  • IHSA Bans Soccer Teams with High Yellow Card Totals

    by Brian Webster Staff Writer September 2014

    The Illinois High School Association's new rule will ban from postseason play any squad that accumulates 25 or more yellow cards during its regular schedule.

  • Board OKs Sponsorships for District's Athletic Facilities

    by Kara Newhouse September 2014

    The School District of Lancaster board approved a contract with Market Street Sports Group, of Lancaster, to seek sponsorships and naming rights for district facilities.