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Competitive bowling brings new meaning to high school students

Thomas Murray receives a strike during the GSA USBC 9th Annual Junior/Adult Tournament at AMF Landpark Lanes in Sacramento.

By Camelia Coffman, Whitney HS, Rocklin, Calif.

December 9, 2014

Youth Bowling can be considered a sport, however, it can also be a means for students to earn scholarship money for college.

State rules will change gender participation in high school sports

Girl's golf player Michaela McQuaig lines up her ball during an intense tournament. Girls golf has changed a lot this year due to the new PIAA rules.

By Rowan Young, Carlisle HS, Carlisle, Pa.

November 19, 2014

High school sports team rosters may look different in the future, and they’re not adding positions. On June 19, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) passed a bylaw that will support participation for female athletes. This includes the issue of boys playing girls sports and b...

Popularity of wheelchair hockey continues to grow

Philadelphia Powerplay forwards Liam Miller, Alex Pitts, and Jake Saxton fight for the ball against the Minnesota Saints in the Powerhockey championship game. The Powerplay went on to lose the game 5-4.

By Jake Hartline, Haverford HS, Havertown, Pa.

November 14, 2014

The whistle blew and the wheels began to turn, the sticks began to swing, and the ball began to roll. It is just another Saturday of hockey for the Philadelphia Powerplay, a power wheelchair floor hockey team based in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. As an organization, their goal is to provide a...

League ruling discriminates against transgender students

League ruling discriminates against transgender students

By Parker Breza, Benilde-St. Margaret's School, St. Louis Park, Minn.

October 29, 2014

When the MSHSL chose not to vote on the trans* inclusion policy this month, they didn’t just delay the ability for hundreds of trans* students to participate in high school athletics — they also sent the message that trans* equity wasn’t politically advantageous and therefore unnecessary.

Attitude adjusters: Varsity volleyball defensive stars are key players

Attitude adjusters: Varsity volleyball defensive stars are key players

By Innes Hicsasmaz, Iowa City HS, Iowa City, Iowa

October 17, 2014

Defensive players Sarah Plock and Ashley Smith were a big part of the Little Hawks' victory to bring the Spike back to City for the first time in three years.

Powder Puff introduces unique perspectives for students on football field

Powder Puff introduces unique perspectives for students on football field

By Joel Timms, Whitney HS, Rocklin, Calif.

October 16, 2014

The powder puff games allow for a unique opportunity for genders to essentially switch roles, with boys taking on cheer leading positions on the sidelines and girls heading onto the football field.

Fans and players show “RE2PECT” for Derek Jeter

The Derek Jeter Re2pect Collection from Nike pays tribute to a player that changed a franchise, a city and a game with a hat and apparel to wear with Re2pect.

By Ethan Duwell, Elder HS, Cincinnati

October 6, 2014

Very rarely do today’s players in Major League Baseball stay with the same team for their whole career but to stay with the same organization for twenty years is unheard of. Derek Jeter is a special breed of player, one who only comes along once a generation. Hall of Fame players such as Gehrig, Ripken, DiMaggi...

Loss at 100th annual football rivalry ends 13-year winning streak

Loss at 100th annual football rivalry ends 13-year winning streak

By Jessica Emerson, Texas High School

October 1, 2014

100 tears shed. 100 hearts broken. 100 fans coping. The Texas High Tigers took their first loss to Arkansas High, in 13 years, on the 100th game played. "I'm just glad I'm not a senior. I honestly want to cry. Although I know it's not my last Texas versus Arkansas game," sophomore cheer escort Ricky...

Online site Hudl helps give teams an edge

A screen shot of the Hudl website. The software helps coaches and teams manage game and practice video.

By Joe Janey, Mounds View HS, Shoreview, Minn.

December 20, 2013

The innovating world of sports is constantly changing. Teams across the country are doing anything and everything possible in order to gain an edge over their opponents. A new way to achieve this is an online program called Hudl. Hudl allows teams to watch and analyze game footage of themselves or the...