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Colts News · All Teams Schedule: Week of August 14 – August 20


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Meadowbrook High School, August 14 – August 20

MONDAY

August 14, 2017

9:00 AM Boys Varsity Golf
ECOL Tournament – I
SCHEDULE
9:00 AM Boys Junior Varsity Golf
ECOL Tournament – I
SCHEDULE
3:00 PM Boys Middle School Golf
Garaway, Hiland
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

August 15, 2017

6:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ St. Vincent-St. Mary High School
SCHEDULE
6:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
@ St. Vincent-St. Mary High School
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

August 16, 2017

3:00 PM Boys Varsity Golf
Harrison Central & Dover
SCHEDULE
3:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Golf
Harrison Central, Dover
SCHEDULE
4:00 PM Boys Middle School Golf
Conotton Valley, John Glenn
SCHEDULE
5:30 PM Girls Middle School Volleyball
@ Caldwell High School
SCHEDULE
6:00 PM Boys Middle School Football
vs. Shenandoah High School
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

August 17, 2017

5:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
@ Maysville High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball
vs. Multiple Opponents
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

August 18, 2017

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football
vs. Philo High School
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

August 19, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

August 20, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Colts News · Eight Great Fundraising Ideas for Booster Clubs – Presented by VNN


New jerseys, gear, entry fees, retreats – the wish list of opportunities to improve your teams is long, and often, the ways to finance them are short. While there’s no perfect one-size-fits-all fundraiser for every community, good inspiration is the first step.

Whether its your booster club, team, or program looking to raise funds and increase school spirit, here’s a few of our favorite ideas that we’ve seen across the network:

Jail-N-Bail – DeSoto High School (KS)

$10 files a warrant to arrest members of the community with phony allegations like “impersonating a golfer,” “failure to yield at the end of a sentence,” and “wearing pants way too high.” Once served with the warrant for their ‘arrest,’ the jailbirds are placed in a jail cell, a mug shot is taken, and they must call family/friends to raise bail.

Cheerleading Day – Pickens High School (SC)

CheerDay

Blue Flame cheerleaders dedicated their time to teach younger members of the community motion drills, jump technique, stunting fundamentals and sideline spirit in a day camp for a donation to the program. The campers, led by the PHS cheerleaders, performed a showcase at the conclusion of camp.

Lap-a-Thon – Gilmer High School (GA)

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Anyone who has ever ran distance before knows that the hardest part isn’t necessarily the physical aspect, but the mental component of the sport, and in true Cross Country fashion, the Bobcats’ ‘hardest fundraiser,’ forces participants to run for an hour and a half around the track without stopping, with the main goal of seeing who can run the most laps consecutively in that time. Each lap ran accumulates money from sponsors, and all proceeds go towards funding the team.

Lift-A-Thon – Avon Lake (OH)

Earlier this Summer, the Shoremen football team held their 26th annual lift-a-thon, where players perform their max in 4 lifts, including the squat, hang clean, bench press, and deadlift in front of a crowd. Donations could be made in a player’s name, or to the team generally. Whittier Christian (CA) has a similar event coming up, the Push-Up-a-Thon, and Gilmer.

3 v. 3 Soccer Tournament – Roy High School (UT)

In the warm up to the Utah Spring Season, the Roy Royals Boys Soccer team held a 3v3 soccer tournament. At $20 per player, it was billed as a tune up for the year’s games across all levels, with teams starting at age 6 through adult.

Home Run Derby – Desert Ridge High School (AZ)

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To help assist a teammate with unforeseen medical costs, the Jaguars held a home run derby. Split into two age groups, “19 and over” and “18 and under,” participants paid $20 to hit baseballs out of the park. The total raised, including raffles, auctions, and concessions, was $2,671!

Top Golf – Lakota West High School (OH)

Instead of practicing their own sport, the Firebirds of Lakota West held a fundraiser at the local West Chester Top Golf branch. At $100 per golfer, the cost included heavy appetizers, soft drinks, and visits from Lakota West NFL alumns Jordan Hicks (Philadelphia Eagles) and Ryan Kelly (Indianapolis Colts).

Local Restaurant EventsErie (CO), Lowell (MI), Westonka (MN)

If there’s one thing everyone loves, it’s food. Several schools connected with local restaurants and held fundraisers there. Whether the deal was for a portion of the day’s earnings donated back to the school (Chipotle and Buffalo Wild Wings are good national candidates for this), an ‘all-you-can-eat’ Belgian Waffles special, or selling coupons, this idea is a simple turn-key way to start earning.

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Multiple Teams · 2017-18 Athletic Sports Passes


All season athletic sports passes for the 2017-18 school year will be available for  purchase in the next two weeks during the following times:

Thursday, August 10th from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, August 15th from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Wednesday, August 16th from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Thursday, August 17th from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday, August 18th from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Starting the week of August 21st, passes will be available Monday – Friday from 9:30 am  – 2:30 pm in the Athletic Secretary office located at the High School. Passes are good for  all regular season home events for any sport grades 7-12 for the entire 2017-18 school  year. Prices for passes are listed below:

Adult with parking = $85, without parking = $65

Student with parking = $30, without parking $20

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If you are unavailable to make it during the designated times listed above, you can  contact the Athletic Department at 740-685-5645 to make special arrangements to  purchase passes.


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Colts News · All Teams Schedule: Week of August 7 – August 13


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Meadowbrook High School, August 7 – August 13

MONDAY

August 07, 2017

12:00 PM Boys Varsity Golf
Indian Valley Brave Invitational
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

August 08, 2017

8:30 AM Boys Varsity Golf
Cambridge, Linsly & River View
SCHEDULE
8:30 AM Boys Junior Varsity Golf
Cambridge, Linsly, River View
SCHEDULE
10:00 AM Boys Varsity Football
@ Martins Ferry High School
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

August 09, 2017

9:00 AM Boys Varsity Golf
Kalida Wildcat Invitational
SCHEDULE
9:00 AM Boys Middle School Golf
Early Bird Invitational
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Middle School Volleyball
@ Buckeye Trail High School
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

August 10, 2017

10:00 AM Boys Junior Varsity Golf
Garaway Pirate JV Invitational
SCHEDULE
10:00 AM Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Buckeye Trail High School
SCHEDULE
10:00 AM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
@ Buckeye Trail High School
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

August 11, 2017

10:00 AM Boys Varsity Football
vs. Claymont High School
SCHEDULE
12:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Golf
Daily Jeffersonian/Trophy Case Invitational
SCHEDULE
12:00 PM Boys Varsity Golf
Daily Jeffersonian/Trophy Case Invitational
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

August 12, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

August 13, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Colts News · All Teams Schedule: Week of July 31 – August 6


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Meadowbrook High School, July 31 – August 6

MONDAY

July 31, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

August 01, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

August 02, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

August 03, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

August 04, 2017

1:30 PM Boys Junior Varsity Golf
Dover, New Philadelphia
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

August 05, 2017

TBA Boys Varsity Golf
Garaway High School (Multiple Opponents)
SCHEDULE
1:30 PM Boys Varsity Golf
Garaway Pirate Invitational
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

August 06, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Colts News · How much do you know about staying hydrated? Presented by VNN


Staying hydrated is important to your health, and is one of the best ways to ensure that you are playing your best. Unfortunately, many athletes overlook just how important water is in maintaining top-level performance.

Think you know everything there is to know about proper hydration? Take the quiz below sourced from Active.com’s 15 Hydration Facts for Athletes and find out:

 

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Multiple Teams · 2017 Fall Parent Preseason Meeting


The OHSAA mandatory parent preseason meeting for any athlete in grades 7-12 who plan to participate in a Fall sport for the 2017-18 school year will be held Monday, July 24th at 6:00 pm in the Meadowbrook High School Auditorium. This meeting is for High School & Middle School Football, High School & Middle School Volleyball, High School & Middle School Golf, High School & Middle School Cross Country and High School & Middle School Cheer programs.

All athletic paperwork and policies will be discussed and handed out at the meeting. Reminder, all paperwork and an updated physical form need to be on file with the Athletic Department before August 1st or the athlete will be unable to practice until both forms are turned in. Please make arrangements for at least 1 parent/guardian for each athlete to attend the meeting. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Athletic Department at 740-685-5645.


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Colts News · OHSAA Fall 2017 Key Dates – Presented by VNN


Even though it’s only halfway through Summer, we’ve compiled a handy reference guide to the key dates coming for this Fall season from the OHSAA future dates calendar. Feel free to bookmark!

Cross Country

2017-2018
Coaching Begins 8/1
Season Begins 8/21
Non-Interscholastic Date 9/18
District 10/21
Regional 10/28
State 11/4
Season Ends 11/4

 

Field Hockey

2017-2018
Coaching Begins 8/1
Earliest Preview 8/2
Season Begins 8/19
Non-Interscholastic Date 9/18
State Qualifying 10/16-10/28
State 11/3-11/4
Season Ends 11/4
Thanksgiving 11/23
Coach- No contact period begins the first day after last interscholastic contest and ends 28 days later.

 

Football

2017
Coaching Begins 7/31
Earliest Scrimmage 8/9-8/19
Season Begins 8/21
Non-Interscholastic Date 10/9
Reg. Quarter. 11/3-11/4
Reg. Semi. 11/10-11/11
Reg. Finals 11/17-11/18
State Semi. 11/24-11/25
State Final 11/30-12/2
Thanksgiving 11/23
Season ends after conclusion of last regular season or OHSAA tournament game.
Coach- No contact period begins the first day after last interscholastic contest and ends 28 days later.

 

Golf

2017
Coaching Begins
8/1
Season Begins
8/5
Non-Interscholastic Date
9/4
Sectional Boys DII & DIII & Girls DII
9/25-9/30#
Sectional Boys DI & Girls DI
10/2-10/7#
District Boys DII & DIII & Girls DII
10/2-10/7
District Boys DI & Girls DI
10/9-10/14
State Boys DII & DIII & Girls DII
10/13-10/14
State Boys DI & Girls DI
10/20-1021
Season Ends
10/28
Rosh Hashanah
9/21-9/22
Yom Kipper
9/29-9/30

 

Soccer

2017
Coaching Begins 8/1
Season Begins 8/19
Non-Interscholastic Date 9/25
Sectional 10/16-10/21
District 10/23-10/28
Regional 10/31-11/4
State 11/7-11/11
Season Ends 11/11
Thanksgiving 11/23
Coaches no contact period begins the first day after last interscholastic contest and ends 28 days later.

 

Girls Tennis

2017
Coaching Begins 8/1
Season Begins 8/11
Non-Interscholastic Date 9/4
Sectional 10/2-10/7#
District 10/9-10/14
State 10/20-10/21
Season Ends 10/28
Thanksgiving 11/23
Rosh Hashanah 9/21-9/22
Yom Kipper 9/29-9/30

 

Volleyball

2017
Coaching Begins 8/1
Earliest Preview Date 8/2
Season Begins 8/19
Non-Interscholastic Date 9/25
Sectional 10/16-10/21
District 10/23-10/28
Regional 10/30-11/4
State 11/9-11/11
Season Ends 11/11
Thanksgiving 11/23
Coach- No contact period starts witht he first day after the last interscholastic contest and ends 28 days later.

 

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Colts News · Should High School Basketball Players Be Able to Declare for the NBA Draft? – Presented by VNN


lebron-dunkAs Americans, we tend to fall in love with our rising stars who are breaking out on the national stage at a young age.  At 18, all eyes were on Patrick Kane as he started his professional hockey career with the Chicago Blackhawks. Nobody blinked twice when MLB’s Bryce Harper was selected to the National League All-Star team at 19.  Likewise, there were no calls for the U.S. Men’s National Team to pump the brakes on budding soccer star Christian Pulisic when he scored his first goal for the Stars & Stripes at the young age of 17.

Yet, in basketball, most of the top high school talent is required to follow the controversial “one & done” trend. As the rule goes, an athlete needs to be at least 19 years old to be eligible for the NBA Draft, forcing all hopeful pros into at least one year in college or a European League. The policy, instituted in the NBA CBA in 2005, was aimed at yielding more developed and matured players as draft options, instead of seeing teams draft solely on raw talent and potential, and stashing those prospects away on their bench.

 

Over the last decade, this rule has been a nonstop point of discussion and debate. Many appreciate the importance this rule places on attending higher education, and further developing professional skills. In addition, many college programs can benefit from knowing that the prospects they are recruiting will indeed commit to a school, rather than decide to forgo college altogether. Conversely, however, many have questioned whether forcing the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Ben Simmons and Anthony Davis to go to college for a year is really thmaxresdefaulte right path for top-level talent. The careers of Tracy McGrady, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James might say no. In addition, the one-and-done phenomenon sees many top players in and out of a college faster than you can say “Karl-Anthony Towns,” rendering a college game that is often focused more on individual showcases and annual ‘big names,’ rather than cheering for programs that see players develop over 3 or 4 years. This controversy is especially relevant, as current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently stated at the beginning of this year’s NBA Finals that “We all agreed we need to make a change . . . It’s one of those issues we need to come together and study. … My sense is, It’s not working for anyone.” (read more on Silver’s statement) Such a change could be to do away with the rule altogether, or amend it to have caveats, such as requiring those who choose to go to college to stay at least 2 years or those who choose to turn professional out of high school to spend a year in the G-League.

So, what do you think? Should the NBA change their age requirement and allow basketball players to turn professional fresh out of high school?

Should the NBA Allow High School Athletes to Declare for the Draft?

Yes! High Schoolers should be able to be drafted.
No. High Schoolers should be required to go to college first before playing in the NBA

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Colts News · Ohio’s Top Record-Breaking Performance – Nominations are open now! – Presented by VNN


This Spring, we’ve seen several state and school records fall across the network. Who was the best in Ohio? Nominate your favorite with the form below.

Nominations close on May 22 at 12pm EST, and voting begins on Tuesday, May 23.

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