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High School News
April 11, 2017
The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) has placed all Dayton Public Schools’ boys’ and girls’ teams on an immediate three-year probation after a district administrator attempted to control the outcome of a playoff-qualifying football game, according to an article from the Dayton Daily News. DPS will also be fined $10,000. Questions began at halftime of the game between Dunbar and Belmont High Schools. This is when DPS Athletic Director Mark Baker is said to have instructed Dunbar to... more
Progressive Programs
April 11, 2017
Tensions had been building between the teams for a while. And in 2011, the Egg Bowl, one of the Petaluma City (Calif.) School District’s biggest sporting events, was put on hold due to some contentious actions between players. This year, the football game between Petaluma and Casa Grande High Schools will finally be making a comeback, according to The Petaluma Argus-Courier. After much discussion and comparing of schedules, Petaluma Head Football Coach Rick Krist and former Casa Grande Head... more
April 10, 2017
Spring means the dawning of new seasons for sports. Chances are, your fields are already filling as softball, baseball and lacrosse players begin their quests – and the gyms that held basketball are emptying out. To the athletic director, that means it’s time to do post-season maintenance on one set of facilities and to get others tuned up for the busy months ahead.  The American Sports Builders Association, the trade association for those who design and build sports facilities, and who and... more
April 10, 2017
By Mary Helen Sprecher People love to talk about new tracks and field facilities. The surface, the surroundings, the stadium – let’s face it, the way people carry on about a new venue, it doesn’t matter whether it’s hosting Olympic athletes or high school meets, the enthusiasm and optimism are always high. But when it comes to discussing the specifics of doing upkeep on the track and field venue you have, the fanfare recedes and you’re left with the sound of crickets. Maintenance – of anything... more
April 10, 2017
By Mary Helen Sprecher Don’t look now, but those courts that have seen very little use all winter are about to get very busy. And from the looks of them, they’re not ready for prime time. Oh, there’s nothing structurally wrong, but the season has left its mark on them. Your courts are in need of some sprucing-up – provided you can do it quickly and efficiently. On the Surface Take the time to clean the surface thoroughly. In many cases, the right tools are easy to come by – a hose with a... more
April 10, 2017
Publication is a Product of Association’s New Courts & Recreation Division Recently, ASBA announced the publication of its newest book, Pickleball Courts: A Construction & Maintenance Manual. The manual, which was written jointly by ASBA and the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA), fills a void in the market – although the sport was growing rapidly, there was a dearth of technical information, such as that relating to the design and construction of such facilities. The 108-page manual... more

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