NHSCA eNewsletter
Apr. 3, 2014

2014 NHSCA High School National Wrestling Championships wrap-up
It was a record-breaking weekend at the 25th annual National High School Coaches Association's High School National Wrestling Championships in Virginia Beach, Va. Aside from the record number of competitors — 3,367 — that took part in the three-day event, two wrestlers entered the exclusive four-time NHSCA champion club.More

Tune in to the National High School Coaches Association Sports Hour
Tune-in to the April 3 NHSCA Sports Hour radio show with host Jeff Fisher for a complete wrap-up of the 25th annual NHSCA High School National Wrestling Championships. In addition to a recap of all five divisions, Fisher will be joined by Ryan Millhof of Collins Hill High School in Georgia, who along with Clay Walker of Eastside High School in South Carolina, became a four-time NHSCA champion. Listen to the NHSCA Sports Hourat 6 p.m. EST at www.artistfirst.com/nhsca.htm.More

Harrington, Thomsen claim NHSCA national titles
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Multi-time state wrestling champions Marcus Harrington and Max Thomsen returned home from the East Coast with some national hardware to add to their trophy cases. The two local standouts each captured championships in their first appearance at the National High School Coaches Association National Wrestling Championship in Virginia Beach, Va.More

Manes wins national lifting championship
Nevada Daily Mail
Adding to an ever-growing list of athletic accomplishments, Nevada High School junior Taylor Manes has a new title to add to his athletics resume — National Champion. At the National High School Powerlifting Meet, Manes won the 181-pound division.More

It's OK for special athletes to specialize
The Examiner
Tim Crone says: I surrender! The day of specialization is here to stay. The days of the three-sport high school athlete are over with one-sport specialization here to stay. I am a dinosaur who realizes my day has come and my opinions are old and outdated.More

Alex Rodriguez's nephew hits prep record 8 home runs on 8 swings
Miami Gulliver Prep senior Joe Dunand accomplished something even his famous uncle never could. In fact, it's tough to think of anyone anywhere matching his remarkable hitting performance. At the Horizon National Tournament in Scottsdale, Ariz., Dunand — the 18-year-old nephew of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez — finished 10-for-12 at the plate with nine home runs, including round-trippers on his final eight swings.More

For some high schools, winning championships is explicitly about building the brand
During Indiana's high school boys basketball championship games, a coach gave a particularly jarring quote at the end of a game, in that you don't expect a coach to understand so well that he's in the marketing business, too. After Indianapolis Park Tudor won the 2A title, its coach, Kyle Cox, said in a live interview that the victory was great for the team, the school and "the Park Tudor brand."More

Racism in high school sports: Sign of a bigger problem
The Root
Have you ever Googled the terms "racism" and "high school sports?" Well, if you ever wanted to lose faith in humanity a few degrees more than you may already have, then a brief survey of the year's most-reported high school sports stories have been about race. Race this, race that.More

Sports nutrition for coaches: What to tell your athletes
Coaches often ask these weight-related questions:

  1. How can my athletes gain muscle mass and get stronger?
  2. Why are my players losing so much weight?
  3. What should my players eat?
Here are some sports nutrition answers coaches can share with their athletes to help them maintain weight, strength and energy levels, and recover properly throughout the season.More