High School News
October 30, 2017
Last Friday night, at a New Jersey high school football game between Monroe and Colt's Neck, two officials left the game before it started. After some players from Monroe took a knee during the national anthem, Ernie Lunardelli, the head linesman, and his son, Anthony, a line judge, walked off the field. According to, Ernie Lunardelli said he believed that taking a knee as a means of protest was disrespectful to the flag. “Anybody that disrespects the flag, in my eyes, it’s... more
October 27, 2017
Londonberry (N.H.) High School student-athletes recently helped elementary students learn how to play well on the playground at Matthew Thornton Elementary School's annual Recess Academy. According to the Eagle-Tribune, Recess Academy started a few years ago, when Matthew Thornton Principal Sharon Putney reached out to Londonberry's athletic leadership council and asked for their assistance in teaching younger children how to play well with others during recess. Crystal Rich, advisor for the... more
October 27, 2017
With families putting down blankets and packing Miller Hill, which also doubles as the home for Appalachian State's new state-of-the-art video board, the sights and sounds inside Kidd Brewer Stadium make for one of the most electric college football atmospheres in the country.   Crowds in excess of 30,000 are heading to the High Country to watch App State's first-place team compete on a home field surrounded by visible stadium enhancements that have made the gameday experience in Boone even... more
Strength and Conditioning
October 26, 2017
This article first appeared in the October/November 2017 issue of Athletic Management In April, out-of-season female athletes at Virginia Tech add a new line to their athletic resumes—ninja skills. They earn this badge through the day-long Hokie Women’s Ninja Warrior Challenge, led by Megan Evans, Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports. The competition echoes the setup of the television show “American Ninja Warrior,” but focuses on female empowerment and building... more
Sports Medicine
October 26, 2017
This article first appeared in the October/November 2017 issue of Athletic Management While a lot of work has been going into ensuring that high school athletes with concussions receive proper treatment, there has been less focus on how to pay for such medical care. Some governing bodies and schools are tackling this by offering concussion insurance. The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) became the fourth state to provide its athletes with insurance specifically covering... more
October 26, 2017
This article first appeared in the October/November 2017 issue of Athletic Management. For a snack before afternoon practice, most nutritionists recommend something packed with carbohydrates and nutrients, such as a piece of fruit or carrots and hummus. Most high school athletes opt for chips or candy. Miami (Fla.) Sunset Senior High School has bridged this gap by giving its student-athletes ownership over their choices. Its solution was a garden club run by the Student-Athlete Advisory... more


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