• Delayed Court Renovation Taxed Prep Tennis Team

    by Vanessa Remmers (Staff Writer) April 2014

    PRINCE GEORGE - Renovations to the Prince George High School tennis courts were completed this week - almost three months later than expected. The award-winning tennis team practiced on the renovated courts yesterday for the first time in months. Before that, student tennis players have been practicing on asphalt or at other county parks. Both boys and girls tennis teams have also had to play all matches at other schools. That situation has doubled the time it takes to play matches since one team cannot begin their match until the other has finished.

  • School's Auto Shop Becomes Football Weight Room

    by Ray Brewer April 2014

    On the walls of Cimarron-Memorial High's new weight room is plenty of documentation of the football program's storied past. The 3,500-square-foot weight room, which recently opened in the school's former auto shop, is considered the first step in returning to program to its past successes -- the Spartans were previously considered one of the Las Vegas Valley's perennial powers, winning the 1998 and '99 state championship, sending two players to the NFL and numerous more to Division I college programs. The facility, twice the size of most of the weight rooms in Las Vegas-area schools, will include about $100,000 in new equipment, giving Cimarron coaches the resources to better develop players.

  • UT Blocks Use of Neyland Stadium for Prep Football Event

    by Jesse Smithey April 2014

    Knoxville’s high school football jamboree, for the first time since 2008, will not be held at Neyland Stadium. The event, which serves as an unofficial kickoff to the high school football season each year, will likely be split across two nights at different sites like it was in 2007 and 2008 while Neyland Stadium underwent renovations. Central and Farragut served as host sites for the 2007 jamboree, while Central and Bearden filled those roles in 2008.

  • High School Fieldhouse Addition to Benefit Football Team

    by Jesse Smithey April 2014

    As the West High School football team continues its climb toward the championship level, the program will soon have the amenities to match that march. West will build a new 4,000-square-foot addition to its existing fieldhouse on the west end of its football field. The project will include a large weight-room facility and new film room. The weight room will have turf down the middle so players can do agility work.

  • Plans for New High School Gym Scaled Back by $1M

    by Alex Chambliss April 2014

    CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The Cleveland City Board of Education is offering to scale back plans for Cleveland High School's new gymnasium in an effort to shave $1 million off the estimated $12 million in projected costs.

  • Many Teams Don't Want Lacrosse to Become IHSA Sport

    by Matt Harness., @harnesspreps April 2014

    Vernon Hills athletic director Brian McDonald is a big proponent of adding boys and girls lacrosse to the IHSA's roster. But he can't do it alone. While more than enough girls lacrosse teams want to play in the IHSA playoffs and become a fully-sanctioned sport under the state organization, there are too many dissenters among the boys teams. And the IHSA stipulates that both boys and girls lacrosse have to join together.

  • Scheduling Oversight Puts Prom on State Track Weekend

    by MARY MITCHELL April 2014

    You would think a man like track coach Derrick Calhoun would get a lot more respect from his school. After all, Calhoun recently saw two of his former athletes win international championships: Aja Evans, who switched from track to bobsled, won a bronze medal at Sochi this year and Alexandria Anderson, who won a gold medal as part of a sprint relay at the 2011 World Championships.

  • High Schoolers Complete 'CrossFit Teen Gauntlet'

    by News-sun staff report April 2014

    You get the feeling that eventually this thing is going to sweep through middle schools and high schools across the country. But for now, as the CrossFit Teen Gauntlet physical-fitness program is just getting started, only a handful of schools are actively engaged. One of them is Waukegan High School, which had some gym students participate in the unique fitness program recently.

  • Taxpayers Covered Shortfall in School's Athletic Upgrades

    by ERIN RICHARDS, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel April 2014

    When an effort was launched seven years ago to renovate the football field and outdoor athletic facility at Shorewood High School, the deal was pitched as a win-win. Parents and students would get fanfriendly, updated playing fields that also could generate revenue by being rented, and the improvements would be financed through private donations, so the district could keep its finances focused on academics. When private money dried up and the renovation project went over budget, the work continued anyway, leaving taxpayers with the bill, Shorewood School District officials have confirmed. A new financial review showed that taxpayers shouldered about $800,000 of the total $4.1 million in construction costs.

  • HS Baseball Team's Season on Hold After Player Punches Ump

    by Jesse Smithey April 2014

    A Coalfield High School baseball player threw a punch at an umpire following a game late last week at Wartburg, and the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association has pressed pause on the Yellow Jackets’ season until a decision has been made over the incident.