June 20, 2018
This fall, Cedar Ridge High School, in Chapel Hill, N.C., will only play junior varsity football, due to safety concerns and fewer upperclassmen in the program. According to The News & Observer, Cedar Ridge posted a statement on the Orange County Schools website, saying that its program would only have nine juniors and five seniors this year, along with 22 freshmen and 15 sophomores. The statement said that playing only junior varsity was intended to give the team “the opportunity to play... more
Strategic Planning
June 19, 2018
Lander Athletics Director Brian Reese has announced the addition of men's volleyball as a varsity sport beginning in 2019-20. "I am very excited to announce the creation of the men's volleyball program here at Lander," said Reese. "Men's volleyball is a growing sport and will provide a great opportunity for young men to continue playing a game they love while receiving an elite education here at Lander. This program will serve as an excellent addition to the culture of our athletics program."... more
High School News
June 18, 2018
By a vote of 6-1, West Virginia's state Board of Education has rejected a proposal to force private schools in the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission into their own classification. According to The Herald-Dispatch, the proposal, authored by Reva Sanders-Wallace, Principal of Tolsia High School, would have placed eight private schools into an “all-private” or “AP” classification, instead of Class A, which is for schools with 433 students or fewer. The eight schools would then... more
June 15, 2018
The Thompson (Colorado) School District's decision to push back school starting times has resulted in schools working on ways to reduce how much class time student-athletes miss as a result of games. According to the Reporter-Herald, in January, the district made the decision to change school classroom times to 8:30 a.m.-3:10 p.m. for elementary schoolers, 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. for middle schoolers, and 8:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. for high schoolers. The move is intended to ensure that students get... more
June 15, 2018
Sports branding and marketing has been of critical importance at the professional and collegiate level for decades. As we enter the 2018 – 2019 school year, let's look at five reasons (and there are many more) why it should now be viewed as critical for high school athletics and activities. In short, branding should be viewed as the “consistent message” the school wants to send out to the students, the parents and families, the alumni, the administration and more important than ever, the... more
June 15, 2018
Concordia reached back into its history to find a leader for the future.   Concordia Vice President for Finance Linda Brown announced that Rachel Bergeson has been hired as the new Athletic Director. “Rachel has the knowledge, experience and skills to provide leadership to this athletics department and to this college,” Brown said. “She has a deep commitment to Concordia, to athletics and most importantly to student-athletes.”    Bergeson has served as the interim athletic director since April... more


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