High school softball pitchers racking up pitches, innings April 13th, 2013
Wear-and-tear a concern among coaches
American Heritage softball coach Marty Cooper was surprised by the text message he received a couple of weeks ago.
You Aren’t in High School Anymore — 5 Unusual College Classes February 23rd, 2013
After years of taking high school courses with names like “Algebra I” and “Intro to Chemistry,” you may be worrying that college is four more years of the same.
We’re here to tell you that in college, all the rules change! Check out five very unusual college classes and prepare to be amazed!
Unusual College Classes
Basic Slot Math — What happens at the University of Nevada’s Basic Slot Math class stays at the University of Nevada’s Basic Slot Math class. Kidding, kidding. While it may seem like a fun way to pass the day, this course is aimed at uncovering the secret behind the question, “How does a casino game make a profit?”
Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse: Catastrophes & Human Behavior — Are you always planning how you’ll survive the zombie apocalypse? Do you eagerly anticipate every episode of The Walking Dead and ponder how you could have handled things better? The School of Social Work at Michigan State University may have a class that can finally help you answer just how well you would do. The center of the course, according to the coursebook, is this: “How do humans behave in catastrophic times?”
Tree Climbing Classes — Want to get away from it all? For a PE credit at Cornell University, you can escape to the treetops while learning about tree climbing safety in the process. The class ends with an overnight in a hanging tree hammock! It’s like being a child all over again–if you ever wore a safety harness and gear while climbing trees, that is.
Stand-Up Paddling Board Class — Summer school was never so fun! For the first time, the College of Charleston offered a two credit hour class in this unusual water activity. Picture it: pushing yourself along on a surf board with a long paddle. It’s supposed to be an amazing workout and a really challenging time!
The American Vacation — It’s the social history of vacations at the University of Iowa! The “why” and the “where” behind our family vacations. This class may delve into how the experience is shaped by gender, race, and class. Sounds like a great time!
Unique College Courses
College isn’t all work and no play.
Did you know that incorporating a fluff course into your college class schedule can actually free up your time for your harder courses and improve your GPA in the process? While we can’t vouch for each of the courses above, we welcome the change of pace!
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American Airlines Center will host the McDonald’s High School Basketball Classic on Saturday.
Here’s the lineup:
1:00 p.m. Madison (ranked No. 2 in state in 3A) vs. Garland Lakeview Centennial (No. 17 in 5A)
2:30 p.m. Carter (No. 2 in 4A) vs. Richland (unranked)
4:00 p.m. Lincoln (No. 3 in 4A) vs. Plano East (No. 3 in 5A)
5:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson (No. 7 in 4A) vs. DeSoto (No. 1 in 5A)
The quadruple header will serve as playoff … [visit site to read more]
Basketball playoffs in full effect for Palm Beach County high schools February 12th, 2013
With the Boca Raton’s boys team suffering an upset loss in the Class 5A state semifinals, soccer season is over for Palm Beach County high schools. But boys and girls basketball playoffs dominate the schedule this week, with teams needing to win to extend their seasons.
Cloud still hovers over high school sports February 6th, 2013
Holiday hoops dominates Palm Beach high schools schedule December 26th, 2012
You know that if it’s late December, there is some serious holiday hoops on the schedule.
Results for the teams ranked in The Associated Press Texas high school football poll.
1. Katy (10-0) beat Houston Memorial 41-6.
2. DeSoto (10-0) beat Mansfield 37-23.
3. Cibolo Steele (10-0) beat SA Southwest 42-14.
4. Coppell (10-0) beat Lewisville 41-3.
5. Abilene (10-0) beat Midland 28-21.
6. Allen (9-1) beat Plano 35-34.
7. Southlake Carroll (9-1) beat Haltom City … [visit site to read more]
Honey Badger makes appearance at Atlantic High November 3rd, 2012
Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, famously known in college football circles as Honey Badger, made an appearance at Atlantic High on Thursday.
Mathieu, a Heisman Trophy finalist last season who was dismissed from the Tigers’ football team in August after failing multiple drug tests, spoke to Atlantic football players for about 10 minutes at practice, The Palm Beach Post reported.
According to The Post, Mathieu is in South Florida, staying with the family of former LSU teammate and current Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, a Blanche Ely graduate, and training as he decides if he will declare for the NFL Draft.
Mathieu, who remained at LSU as a student after his dismissal from the team and enrolled in classes for the fall semester, was arrested Oct. 25 and charged with possession of marijuana.
“He wanted to get away from the madness in Baton Rouge,” Pat Lawler, a Boca Raton lawyer and agent for Galaxy Sports, told The Post. “His mindset is to deal with his problems and get his life in order. He and his family are looking at getting Tyrann back together.”
Lawler reportedly has not signed Mathieu as a client. He told The Post that Mathieu wanted to speak to younger players in the area.
Mathieu apparently made an impression on Eagles players.
“I think it was cool. I had never seen him in person,” senior cornerback/receiver Brisly Estime told The Post. “He told us to just work hard and stay in school. He said he made a lot of mistakes, but he stayed positive.”
Check out Week 8 high school football scores from across Texas October 27th, 2012
A&M Consolidated 28, Conroe Oak Ridge 7
Abilene 44, Odessa 6
Abilene Cooper 48, Odessa Permian 10
Aldine Nimitz 27, Aldine Eisenhower 0
Alief Elsik 52, Aldine MacArthur 0
Allen 34, McKinney Boyd 7
Arlington Martin 42, Arlington Lamar 21
Austin Bowie 40, Austin Akins 0
Brownsville Hanna 14, Brownsville Rivera 13
CC King 31, SA South San Antonio 7
Cedar Hill 21, Mansfield Timberview 14
Colleyville Heritage 49, Irving Nimitz … [visit site to read more]
You can imagine it’s been a frustrating two weeks for the University School football team. First the Suns have a game against Treasure Coast suspended (and later canceled) because of lightning, then they have a bye week.
While it’s been a while since the Suns (4-0, 1-0) played a full game, but that will change Thursday when they host District 8-3A rival Chaminade-Madonna (4-0, 1-0) in a game that will likely decide the district champion.
Heading into that game, University has seen its national ranking improve yet again. The Suns rose a spot in the ESPN 25 Power Rankings. They also rose a spot in the MaxPreps XCellent 25.
Dwyer, American Heritage-Delray and St. Thomas Aquinas are the only other teams from either Broward or Palm Beach counties to be nationally ranked in any of the major rankings.
Here’s a look at this week’s polls:
Bradenton Manatee is Florida’s highest-ranked team, taking the No. 2 spot. Also ranked are Dwyer (No. 27), American-Heritage Delray (No. 51), University School (No. 52), and St. Thomas Aquinas (No. 71).
USA Today Super 25
No South Florida team has made it onto this ranking yet. But the Sunshine State has the bookend spots in the poll, with Manatee at No. 1 and Orlando Dr. Phillips at No. 25.
MaxPreps XCellent 25
Manatee is again, ranked No. 1 here and University moved up a spot to the No. 18 spot.
PrepNation.com National Prep Football Poll
Like several other major pollsters, Jamie DeMoney has Manatee ranked No. 1. University is ranked No. 10 and Dwyer is ranked No. 24.
ESPN 25 Power Rankings
Again, Manatee is the state’s top-ranked team at No. 2. University rose a spot to No. 22 and Heritage-Delray rose a spot to No. 24.