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  • Opinions Vary on HS Shot Clock in Indiana

    by Kyle Sokeland and Gordon Engelhardt April 2018

    Indiana high school basketball, which can have a religious following in this hoops-crazed state, does not currently employ a shot clock.

  • Opinion: League Fear of Private Co-Op Team Unfounded

    by Dave Kane April 2018

    The idea behind a high school sports co-op is giving student-athletes a chance to participate when their own school can’t field a team on its own. It also gives a school with an existing program a better chance of being competitive. It’s especially true in a numbers-driven sport like football, which has seen some schools encounter problems attracting players. The Western Illinois Valley Conference is a prime example. Seven of the WIVC’s 12 football members are co-op programs with at least two schools teaming up.

  • Initiative Seeks to Change Mentality of HS Sports

    by Tom Kreager April 2018

    A program sponsored by the Titans and the NFL Foundation and adopted by the TSSAA aims to eliminate a "win at all costs" mentality in high school athletics.

  • Volleyball League Offers Sport to Minnesota HS Boys

    by Jim Paulsen April 2018

    Volleyball competition for boys was not offered in Minnesota schools and was restricted to a few random club teams. Until now.

  • Proposed Soccer Season Switch at a Stalemate

    by Kevin Schnepf April 2018

    A group's two-year mission to move the North Dakota high school girls soccer season from the spring to the fall continues. And the group asked to make the change continues to play the waiting game. The tug-of-war match doesn't appear to be ending soon. Both sides are waiting to see what the U.S. Office of Civil Rights has to say about a grievance filed back in 2016 claiming the North Dakota High School Activities Association is violating the Title IX sexual-discrimination law by forcing girls soccer to compete in the spring while boys play in the fall. "Weather is not the big issue here," said Kerry Wynne, a parent of a Fargo Davies girls soccer player and an advocate for an organization called ‘Goals for Girls ND' - created specifically to champion the mission to move the girls season from the spring to the fall.

  • HS Forfeits Game Over Pitch-Count Violation

    by Joe Sirera April 2018

    The increasing number of serious arm injuries to baseball pitchers has led to some rules changes at the high school level.

  • Co-Op Football Program Excluded from HS Conference

    by Dave Kane April 2018

    The Western Illinois Valley Conference has 12 football members, seven of which are co-ops involving two or more schools. But there wasn’t enough support among the WIVC membership to add another co-op on Wednesday.

  • Girls' Flag Football Grows in Popularity

    by Brian Miller and Adam Fisher April 2018

    The sound of spring is changing in Florida. Yes, there are still plenty of bats and baseballs hitting gloves, but the whistles and cheers are often focused on another sport: girls flag football.

  • Four Ways Prescott High School is Benefitting From A Multimedia Scoreboard (Sponsored)

    by AB Editors April 2018

    This sponsored content was paid for by ScoreVision. What is sponsored content?

    When it comes to upgrading your scoreboard, it can seem like your only option is to install a newer version of the same metal-box scoreboard you’re replacing. But for Prescott High School in northern Arizona, another metal-box scoreboard just wasn’t going to cut it.

  • Small Schools Relish Class-Based Basketball State Tournaments

    by Gordon Engelhardt April 2018

    While some may decry the multi-class basketball format as too watered down, Jake Holder thinks about helping lift Tecumseh High School to the 1999 Class A championship every single day. "When we won the Class A state title it was not just about our team it was more about our community," said Holder, now an assistant principal at Center Grove Middle School. "The shared pride among our three small towns (Lynnville, Elberfeld and Selvin) was something that cannot really be explained but more experienced. It is one experience that I will never forget. It is something special that has had a huge impact on my life."