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High school athletes help flood-stricken Texas city clean up
KVUE-TV
More than 400 student-athletes from 19 Texas schools volunteered to spend the first part of their summer vacation clearing, cleaning and scraping homes along the ravaged Blanco River in Wimberley. Doug Warren, athletic director and head football coach at Wimberley High School, said he received call after call from area coaches asking how they could help. Together, they designated a day where coaches and students from all over Texas could be a part of the massive recovery effort in a town devastated by the Memorial Day weekend floods.
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NHSCA Sports Hour meets Coaches of the Year
NHSCA
Tune in to tonight's NHSCA Sports Hour with Jeff Fisher, who will reveal the final 10 2015 NHSCA Senior Athletes of the Year, plus talk with 2015 Coaches of the Year Bill Aris (Fayetteville-Manlius HS, New York — girls' cross country) and Laurie Martin (Xavier College Prep, Arizona — girls' tennis). The show starts at 6PM Eastern and can be heard at artistfirst.com/nhsca.htm.
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Chicago boys high school basketball coaches unite to curtail violence
Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago's violence has touched the city's high school basketball community especially hard the past few years, prompting a group of Chicago Public Schools high school basketball coaches to organize an anti-violence group: Coaches United Against Violence. Along with several high school basketball players, the group met with Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy recently on the West Side. It wasn’t just a hand-slapping meet and greet. The group had several very specific plans and programs it shared with McCarthy.
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Organization complains about prayer at Florida high school football game
Tampa Bay Times
Pasco County, Florida, high school football coaches need to stop participating in pre- and post-game prayers with their students, the Wisc onsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation tells superintendent Kurt Browning. In a letter to Browning, the organization said it received a complaint from an area resident who saw a photo of Sunlake High coaches in prayer with students at a spring football game.
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American Medical Association adopts youth sports concussion policy
Reuters via Fox News
The American Medical Association, responding to rising concern about concussions in youth sports like soccer and football, adopted policies intended to lower the risk of these brain injuries and called for prompt diagnosis and medical care. The influential doctors' group recommended that young athletes suspected of having a concussion be removed immediately from a game and permitted to return only with a doctor's written approval.
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Maybe we should eat those carbs after all
By Archita Datta Majumdar
In the film "The Devil Wears Prada," Anne Hathaway's character Andy is admonished by a colleague because she eats carbs. The line was meant to be funny, but what it actually represented was a generation of people shunning an entire group of foods. For years now we have listened to nutrition experts preaching the goodness of proteins and the evil of carbs. Well, just as we have managed to psych ourselves out of the carb craving, a new study reveals we should reverse our efforts.
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High school athletes at Grand Canyon School go extra mile to compete
Grand Canyon News
Members of the Grand Canyon High School Phantoms sports teams know the Grand Canyon's remoteness all too well. They travel hundreds of miles every time they hit the road to represent their school. And while the Arizona Interscholastic Association tries its best to ease travel burdens for schools like GCHS, the sheer distance from other schools makes crafting a travel-friendly athletic schedule nearly impossible.
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Dallas-area officials debate need for artificial fields
Denton Record-Chronicle
Getting games in — during the regular season and playoffs — was a struggle for Dallas-area baseball and softball teams this year as the sheer duration of rain saturated traditional and more common natural-grass fields. That led to a dramatic push toward the more scarce artificial turf fields, which became a theme for the postseason. With artificial fields being in such short supply — and the chance of rain evident — many wonder if school districts are considering making a culture shift.
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BC High, UMass Boston to build baseball complex
The Boston Globe
Boston College High School and UMass Boston will hold a ceremony to break ground on a shared community baseball complex at BC High. The complex, which will include a Fenway Park replica, will be named J. Donald Monan, SJ Park after the chancellor of Boston College. The coaches at BC High and UMass Boston are ABCA members.
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South Dakota policy on transgender high school athletes revised after criticism
Casper Star-Tribune
Proposed changes to an association policy for transgender high school athletes would not limit them to the same team as the sex identified on their birth certificates, raising the possibility of a second legislative session of conflict over a rule that many Republicans lawmakers want to jettison. The South Dakota High School Activities Association is set to discuss the proposed changes at a board of directors meeting.
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Cities with physically active residents more productive as well as healthier
The Guardian
Cities in which residents are physically active have a big advantage over their more sedentary rivals, with better economic productivity, higher property values and improved school performance, as well as a healthier population. In an increasingly globalized, competitive and mobile world, cities have an economic imperative to promote walking, cycling and public transport, as well as increasing the amount of green space and curbing car use, according to a report from the University of California.
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An understanding of physical fitness
Active Life DC
We all want to living longer, more satisfying lives and a healthy body and mind (both of which benefit from physical fitness development) goes a long way toward that goal. For many of us, however, there seems to be a lot of confusion as to what physical fitness is and what it entails.
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