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#Face of Sportsmanship

Ashton Verbish is your typical 3-sport athlete.  He runs cross country and track and plays basketball in the winter.  You would think that he would have just enough time to worry about himself.  But yet Ashton makes time to be a true teammate!  Last weekend the middle school cross country team traveled to Hebron to

Football Pre-game Notes: HC at Culver Military Academy

Football: Pre-game Notes Hanover Central Wildcats (1-1, 0-0 Greater South Shore Conf.) at Culver Military Academy Eagles (1-1, Independent) Friday, September 6, 2019 Kickoff/Location: 7:30pm EASTERN time, Oliver Field, Culver Academies, 1300 Academy Road, Culver, IN 46511. Google Directions: If you can’t make it: CMA has a live video stream available here: Sagarin

MS Sports Update

Baseball practice is cancelled due to the weather and field conditions. Cross Country meet @ Clark has been cancelled, but the team will still be practicing MS Football game @ Lake Ridge (Calumet HS) is still on for tonight.

The Biggest Challenge Facing High School Sports

Headline: Parents and Adult Fans: The Biggest Challenge Facing High School Sports Today  By Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations  and Bobby Cox, Commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association. Inappropriate adult behavior at high school athletic events in Indiana has reached epidemic  proportion. When more than 2,000 high school athletic directors were asked in a recent national survey what  they like least about their job, 62.3% said it was “dealing with aggressive parents and adult fans.”  And the men and women who wear the black and white stripes agree. In fact, almost 80% of officials  quit after the first two years on the job, and unruly parents are cited as the reason why. As a result,  there is a growing shortage of high school officials here in Indiana, and in some sports like wrestling,  swimming, and track and field, the shortage is severe. No officials means no more games.   If you are a parent attending a high school athletic event this fall, you can help by following these six  guidelines: 1. Act Your Age. You are, after all, an adult. Act in a way that makes your family and school  proud. 2. Don’t Live Your Life Vicariously Through Your Children. High school sports are for them, not  you. Your family’s reputation is not determined by how well your children perform on the  field of play. 3. Let Your Children Talk to the Coach Instead of You Doing It for Them. High school athletes  learn how to become more confident, independent and capable—but only when their parents  don’t jump in and solve their problems for them. 4. Stay in Your Own Lane. No coaching or officiating from the sidelines. Your role is to be a  responsible, supportive parent—not a coach or official. 5. Remember, Participating in a High School Sport Is Not About Getting a College Scholarship. According to the NCAA, only about 2% of all high school athletes are awarded a sports  scholarship, and the total value of the scholarship is only about $18,000. 6. Make Sure Your Children Know You Love Watching Them Play. Do not critique your child’s  performance on the car ride home. Participating in high school sports is about character  development, learning and having fun—not winning and losing. Purchasing a ticket to a high school athletic event does not give you the right to be rude, disrespectful  or verbally abusive. Cheer loud and be proud, but be responsible and respectful. The future of high  school sports in Indiana is dependent on you.    .    

Boys/Girls Soccer Cancelled Tonight

The boys and girls soccer games against Wheeler tonight have been cancelled due to the rainy conditions.  They will both be made up tomorrow night at Wheeler with girls beginning at 5:00 and the boys to follow at approximately 7:00 p.m.  Go Wildcats!!