Thursday, April 17, 2014

Santa Margarita Athletes Sign Letters of Intent on NCAA Signing Day


Sixteen athletes from Santa Margarita Catholic High School made their futures evident on Wednesday, April 16 as they officially signed or verbally committed with colleges across the country for their sport. The following student-athletes were a part of the NCAA National Letter of Intent Signing Day: Alex Ury of Mission Viejo has committed to Washington University, St. Louis for Football. ... Read More »

95+ MPH Fastball Brings Interest From MLB Scouts

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Pitcher JB Bukauskas of Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Virgina, is throwing some heat! At a recent game, there were more than 20 MLB scouts with radar guns. With every pitch from Bukauskas, the scouts’ radar guns were recording throws of 96, 95, 96 mph. The 17-year-old Bukauskas’ recent performance of a blistering fastball, biting slider and a batter-freezing ... Read More »

Alumni Spotlight: Dan James & Chasen Ford – El Toro High School 2013 Graduates


From a similar start in Little League baseball, Dan James and Chasen Ford followed varied paths to successful high school baseball careers, college scholarships in the sport they both love. Dan James and Chasen Ford were both highly regarded baseball players at El Toro High School in Lake Forest, CA. Dan is now a utility infielder at Oregon State University ... Read More »

Cool 2 Be Kind – Students Against Bullying


On May 1st of 2009, San Clemente was shocked by the tragic loss of 16-year-old, Daniel Mendez. Daniel loved football and skateboarding, and he was an outstanding student and friend. He lost his life to bullying-related suicide. After his death, Daniel’s friends banded together and fought back. They started the Cool 2 Be Kind club to combat bullying on campus ... Read More »

Training: Got Sand?


Training tips to help with your game I am often asked three questions about training during the volleyball offseason: “How do I jump higher?” “How do I get to more digs?” “How do I hit the ball harder?” My answer: “Get sandy!” I have done research and have many ideas but the one common denominator I have for all of ... Read More »

RSI: What Are Repetitive Stress Injuries?


Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) are injuries that happen when too much stress is placed on a part of the body, resulting in inflammation (pain and swelling), muscle strain, or tissue damage. This stress generally occurs from repeating the same movements over and over again. RSIs are common work-related injuries, often affecting people who spend a lot of time using computer ... Read More »

Cheer Safety


The Emergence of Cheer and Their Injuries By Chris Phillips An estimated 400,000 high school aged athletes are now involved in competitive cheer throughout the United States (<a href-””></a>). The sport has evolved from a mixture of gymnastics and sideline cheer, with the first club like squad being formed in the early 1960′s. Back then, early cheer teams used acrobatic ... Read More »

Research Made Easy


5 Ways to Make Online Research Easier Going online to do research when you’re writing papers and doing projects is a no-brainer. But all of the choices at your fingertips can seem overwhelming sometimes. Knowing how to evaluate and choose online resources can help you avoid headaches and wasted time. Here are 5 ways to make researching online as easy ... Read More »

Vitamins and Minerals


What does it all mean? Breakfast cereals advertise that they’re packed with vitamins and minerals. Sports drinks claim they can rev up your flagging energy with a jolt of vitamins or minerals (sorry, but even powerful vitamins and minerals can’t act that fast!). You know vitamins and minerals are good for you. But which ones does your body really need? ... Read More »

Enter our Photo Contest

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Want a chance to win a $100 Visa Gift Card? Enter High School Illustrated’s photo contest and you just might win! We’re looking for your best sports action or school spirit/activity photos. We’ll choose one and announce it in our Summer 2014 issue of High School Illustrated, plus give the winner a $100 Visa Gift Card. To enter, download the ... Read More »