• HS Stadium Seeking New Naming Rights Deals

    by Bob Susnjara September 2017

    Barrington Area Unit District 220 plans to seek naming rights and advertising deals connected to the high school football stadium in advance of a 10-year contract expiring after the 2017-18 school year. About $750,000 was gained from the deals that involved naming rights to the field, track and stadium, plus scoreboard advertising, Barrington High School Athletic Director Mike Obsuszt said. Wickstrom Auto Group's name is part of Barrington Community Stadium.

  • Texas High School Football Player Collapses, Dies

    by Jason Scott September 2017

    Marion Olivarez, a freshman football player at Rains ISD in Emory, Texas, died after collapsing in a non-contact football practice, according to the Tyler Morning Telegraph.

  • HS Players, Coaches Back to Work After Harvey

    by Len Hayward September 2017

    Football practice beginning Monday for the Ingleside seniors was a nice respite from the chaos that Hurricane Harvey left in its wake. But this Friday, two weeks to the day after the storm's landfall in the Coastal Bend, the Mustangs will be back on the field in Edna for a game.

  • Texas Fitness Community Working for Harvey Relief

    by Courtney Cameron September 2017

    The fitness community in Texas is working together to provide relief for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

  • Prep School to Add $6.7M Athletic Facility

    by Nicholas Deshais September 2017

    A $6.7 million project to improve Gonzaga Preparatory School's athletic facilities is entering its third phase this fall, with a nearly $1 million addition to the private school's wrestling gymnasium.

  • HS Sports Help Harvey Victims Move Forward

    by Len Hayward September 2017

    Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas coastline from Corpus Christi to Sabine Pass, and the grand tradition of Friday night high school football in this football-mad state may help with the healing process. But it goes beyond football, it is volleyball teams returning to the gym or cross-country runners hitting the trails to continue to train.

  • HS Realignment Creates Opportunity for New Programs

    by Mark Stewart August 2017

    After 15 years of lobbying and with a little help from the WIAA, Hartford finally decided to add a boys volleyball team.

  • Harvey Delays Debut of $70M High School Stadium

    by Paul Steinbach August 2017

    Given the death and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey along the gulf coast of Texas and well inland, the cancellation of a high school football game seems trivial. Even as sporting events at all levels are threatened by flooding in the storm's aftermath, Friday's much-anticipated game between No. 7 Westlake and No. 2 Katy was cancelled early and is not expected to be made up. It was to be a rematch of two state-title contenders — Westlake defeated defending champion Katy last season in Austin — but it was also the scheduled debut of Katy ISD's Legacy Stadium, which at a cost of $70.3 million is the most expensive high school football facility in the country.

  • High Schools Suspend Seasons Amid Harvey Fallout

    by Len Hayward August 2017

    Rockport-Fulton and Aransas Pass high schools were scheduled to open the 2017 football season against each other Friday night. Hurricane Harvey, though, has put football in the backseat as both communities were devastated by the category 4 hurricane that hit Friday night. But Pirates coach Jay Seibert and Panthers coach Ryan Knostman are determined to get their teams back on the field as soon as possible to help give their players, each school's students and the community a sense of normalcy.

  • Disbanding Varsity Football Teams a Nationwide Trend

    by Jacob Bogage August 2017

    The nationwide forces that are beginning to uproot football have converged at a place called High School North. Demographic shifts, concussions, single-sport specialization and cost - among the same issues that have caused youth football numbers to plummet around the country in recent years - have led West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North to drop varsity football this season. The Knights, with a roster of 37 players, will play a junior varsity schedule.