Sunday, September 21, 2014

Strength Training: Well Balanced Training Is Key To Success

Strength Training

Strength training is a vital part of a balanced exercise routine that includes aerobic activity and flexibility exercises. Regular aerobic exercise, such as running or using a stationary bike, makes your muscles use oxygen more efficiently and strengthens your heart and lungs. When you strength train with weights, you’re using your muscles to work against the extra pounds (this concept ... Read More »

Trenton Thompson: Firmly Grounded for Success

Trenton Thompson

By Ryan Bundy Students trek through high school looking forward to their senior year as a capstone and celebratory year of school achievement…but the truth is…senior year is tough. It’s filled with tough decisions. It’s the year where young people ponder for countless hours just what it is they want to do with the rest of their lives. During the ... Read More »

Heat Illness in High School Athletes

Heat Illness

By Jason Bennett, DA, ATC, Associate Professor at Chapman University The Centers for Disease Control reported that heat illness was a leading cause of death and disability of high school athletes from 2005-2009 (Yard, et al., 2010). Fortunately, heat illness is 100% preventable with the appropriate knowledge and procedures in place. While about 70% of high school athletes who suffer ... Read More »

Katie Lou Samuelson: Journey to a Championship

Katie Lou Samuelson

Ninety seconds on the game clock. Spain and the USA are tied 71-71. The FIBA (International Basketball Federation) Under-17 World Championship for Women taking place in the beautiful, romantic city of Pilsen, Czech Republic, will be decided in those seconds. Katie Lou Samuelson is the USA team captain. She’s on the floor those final, electrifying seconds, leading her team, searching ... Read More »

Taking the Stress Out of College: Knowing What to Expect

College Stress

Many college students realize they weren’t realistic about college. Some expect to find it hard living away from home, not only in terms of missing family but also in dealing with practical stuff like washing your own clothes. If anticipated, these issues can be less stressful. Living away from home tends to be the toughest adjustment for first-year students. You’ve ... Read More »

National Scholastic Athletics Foundation Provides Opportunity, Training, and Vision for Young Athletes

National Scholastic Athletics Foundation (NSAF)

Empowering the Young for Life By David Hahn Jim Spier has been a fan of track and field since he was a high school student in the late 1950s. When he attended track and field events as an adult he got interested in the Junior events (under 20) and noticed that the Junior teams did not represent the makeup of ... Read More »

Cif Southern Section Football Coverage Begins August 29

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Combined FOX Sports West/Prime Ticket and Prep Zone Schedule Delivers 85 Live Games, Including All 15 CIF-SS Division Championships All Live Game Telecasts and Web Streams will Kick-Off at 7:30PM Los Angeles – FOX Sports West and Prime Ticket, in partnership with the CIF-Southern Section, today announced the TV and online streaming schedule for the 2014 high school football season. ... Read More »

Eagle Athletics Claim Seventh Commissioner’s Cup in School History

Santa Margarita Awards

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Ca. – The CIF Southern Section recently announced their top ten boys’ and girls’ athletic programs for the 23rd Annual Commissioner’s Cup with the SMCHS girls program receiving top honors. With the winners being determined by a point system, SMCHS totaled 20 points by way of four CIF-SS Championships in water polo, basketball, soccer and swimming & ... Read More »

2014 Pre-Season High School Football Poll Super 25 Rankings (Provided by USA Today)


Here are the 2014 pre-season High School Football Super 25 rankings from USA Today. 1. BISHOP GORMAN HIGH SCHOOL Las Vegas, NV — 13-2-0 2. ST JOHN BOSCO HS Bellflower, CA — 16-0-0 3. ST THOMAS AQUINAS HIGH SCHOOL Fort Lauderdale, FL — 10-3-0 4. ALLEN HIGH SCHOOL Allen, TX — 16-0-0 5. CENTREVILLE HIGH SCHOOL Clifton, VA — 15-0-0 ... Read More »

Tennis Duo: Eric Tseng and Drew Dawson Power Successful UHS Tennis


By Deborah Tsogbe All great athletic programs have length in the form of a strong history; and depth with great talent. The University High School tennis team fills out both dimensions as it earned a legacy as one of the best tennis programs in Southern California. The numbers indicate the length of the program’s success: 193 wins and only six ... Read More »