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News · Eight Great Fundraising Ideas for Booster Clubs – Presented by VNN


New jerseys, gear, entry fees, retreats – the wish list of opportunities to improve your teams is long, and often, the ways to finance them are short. While there’s no perfect one-size-fits-all fundraiser for every community, good inspiration is the first step.

Whether its your booster club, team, or program looking to raise funds and increase school spirit, here’s a few of our favorite ideas that we’ve seen across the network:

Jail-N-Bail – DeSoto High School (KS)

$10 files a warrant to arrest members of the community with phony allegations like “impersonating a golfer,” “failure to yield at the end of a sentence,” and “wearing pants way too high.” Once served with the warrant for their ‘arrest,’ the jailbirds are placed in a jail cell, a mug shot is taken, and they must call family/friends to raise bail.

Cheerleading Day – Pickens High School (SC)

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Blue Flame cheerleaders dedicated their time to teach younger members of the community motion drills, jump technique, stunting fundamentals and sideline spirit in a day camp for a donation to the program. The campers, led by the PHS cheerleaders, performed a showcase at the conclusion of camp.

Lap-a-Thon – Gilmer High School (GA)

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Anyone who has ever ran distance before knows that the hardest part isn’t necessarily the physical aspect, but the mental component of the sport, and in true Cross Country fashion, the Bobcats’ ‘hardest fundraiser,’ forces participants to run for an hour and a half around the track without stopping, with the main goal of seeing who can run the most laps consecutively in that time. Each lap ran accumulates money from sponsors, and all proceeds go towards funding the team.

Lift-A-Thon – Avon Lake (OH)

Earlier this Summer, the Shoremen football team held their 26th annual lift-a-thon, where players perform their max in 4 lifts, including the squat, hang clean, bench press, and deadlift in front of a crowd. Donations could be made in a player’s name, or to the team generally. Whittier Christian (CA) has a similar event coming up, the Push-Up-a-Thon, and Gilmer.

3 v. 3 Soccer Tournament – Roy High School (UT)

In the warm up to the Utah Spring Season, the Roy Royals Boys Soccer team held a 3v3 soccer tournament. At $20 per player, it was billed as a tune up for the year’s games across all levels, with teams starting at age 6 through adult.

Home Run Derby – Desert Ridge High School (AZ)

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To help assist a teammate with unforeseen medical costs, the Jaguars held a home run derby. Split into two age groups, “19 and over” and “18 and under,” participants paid $20 to hit baseballs out of the park. The total raised, including raffles, auctions, and concessions, was $2,671!

Top Golf – Lakota West High School (OH)

Instead of practicing their own sport, the Firebirds of Lakota West held a fundraiser at the local West Chester Top Golf branch. At $100 per golfer, the cost included heavy appetizers, soft drinks, and visits from Lakota West NFL alumns Jordan Hicks (Philadelphia Eagles) and Ryan Kelly (Indianapolis Colts).

Local Restaurant EventsErie (CO), Lowell (MI), Westonka (MN)

If there’s one thing everyone loves, it’s food. Several schools connected with local restaurants and held fundraisers there. Whether the deal was for a portion of the day’s earnings donated back to the school (Chipotle and Buffalo Wild Wings are good national candidates for this), an ‘all-you-can-eat’ Belgian Waffles special, or selling coupons, this idea is a simple turn-key way to start earning.

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News · All Teams Schedule: Week of August 7 – August 13


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for South Bend Riley High School, August 7 – August 13

MONDAY

August 07, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

August 08, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

August 09, 2017

6:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Laville(scrimmage)
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

August 10, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

August 11, 2017

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football
@ West Noble High School (scrimmage)
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

August 12, 2017

9:00 AM Coed Varsity Cross Country
Elkhart Central Early Bird Invite @ Ox Bow Park
SCHEDULE
12:00 PM Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Eagle Jamboree
SCHEDULE
4:30 PM Girls Varsity Soccer
@ Eagle Jamboree
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

August 13, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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News · How much do you know about staying hydrated? Presented by VNN


Staying hydrated is important to your health, and is one of the best ways to ensure that you are playing your best. Unfortunately, many athletes overlook just how important water is in maintaining top-level performance.

Think you know everything there is to know about proper hydration? Take the quiz below sourced from Active.com’s 15 Hydration Facts for Athletes and find out:

 

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News · IHSAA Fall 2017 Key Dates – Presented by VNN


Even though it’s only halfway through Summer, we’ve compiled a handy reference guide to the key dates coming for this Fall season from the IHSAA 2017-2018 Desk Calendar. Feel free to bookmark!

Girls Golf

1st Practice – July 28

1st Contest – July 31

Sectionals – Sept. 15, 16, 18

Regionals – September 23

State Finals – Sept. 29, 30

Boys Tennis

1st Practice – July 31

1st Contest – August 12

Sectionals – September 27-30

Regionals – October 3/4 (Team), October 14 (Singles/Doubles)

Semi-States – October 7

State Finals – October 13/14 (Team), October 20/21 (Singles/Doubles)

Boys Cross Country

1st Practice – July 31

1st Contest – August 12

Sectionals – October 7

Regionals – October 14

Semi-States – October 21

State Finals – October 28

Girls Cross Country

1st Practice – July 31

1st Contest – August 12

Sectionals – October 7

Regionals – October 14

Semi-States – October 21

State Finals – October 28

Boys Soccer

1st Practice – July 31

1st Contest – August 12

Sectionals – Oct. 2,4,6,7

Regionals – October 14

Semi-States – October 21

State Finals – October 27/28

Girls Soccer

1st Practice – July 31

1st Contest – August 12

Sectionals – Oct. 2,3,6,7

Regionals – October 14

Semi-States – October 21

State Finals – October 27/28

Volleyball

1st Practice – July 31

1st Contest – August 12

Sectionals – October 10, 12, 14

Regionals – October 21

Semi-States – October 28

State Finals – November 4

Football

Non-Contact

1st Practice – July 31

Contact

1st Practice – August 3

1st Contest – August 18

Sectionals – October 20/27; November 3 – (6A) October 27; November 3

Regionals – November 10

Semi-States – November 17

State Finals – November 24-25

 

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News · Should High School Basketball Players Be Able to Declare for the NBA Draft? – Presented by VNN


lebron-dunkAs Americans, we tend to fall in love with our rising stars who are breaking out on the national stage at a young age.  At 18, all eyes were on Patrick Kane as he started his professional hockey career with the Chicago Blackhawks. Nobody blinked twice when MLB’s Bryce Harper was selected to the National League All-Star team at 19.  Likewise, there were no calls for the U.S. Men’s National Team to pump the brakes on budding soccer star Christian Pulisic when he scored his first goal for the Stars & Stripes at the young age of 17.

Yet, in basketball, most of the top high school talent is required to follow the controversial “one & done” trend. As the rule goes, an athlete needs to be at least 19 years old to be eligible for the NBA Draft, forcing all hopeful pros into at least one year in college or a European League. The policy, instituted in the NBA CBA in 2005, was aimed at yielding more developed and matured players as draft options, instead of seeing teams draft solely on raw talent and potential, and stashing those prospects away on their bench.

 

Over the last decade, this rule has been a nonstop point of discussion and debate. Many appreciate the importance this rule places on attending higher education, and further developing professional skills. In addition, many college programs can benefit from knowing that the prospects they are recruiting will indeed commit to a school, rather than decide to forgo college altogether. Conversely, however, many have questioned whether forcing the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Ben Simmons and Anthony Davis to go to college for a year is really thmaxresdefaulte right path for top-level talent. The careers of Tracy McGrady, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James might say no. In addition, the one-and-done phenomenon sees many top players in and out of a college faster than you can say “Karl-Anthony Towns,” rendering a college game that is often focused more on individual showcases and annual ‘big names,’ rather than cheering for programs that see players develop over 3 or 4 years. This controversy is especially relevant, as current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently stated at the beginning of this year’s NBA Finals that “We all agreed we need to make a change . . . It’s one of those issues we need to come together and study. … My sense is, It’s not working for anyone.” (read more on Silver’s statement) Such a change could be to do away with the rule altogether, or amend it to have caveats, such as requiring those who choose to go to college to stay at least 2 years or those who choose to turn professional out of high school to spend a year in the G-League.

So, what do you think? Should the NBA change their age requirement and allow basketball players to turn professional fresh out of high school?

Should the NBA Allow High School Athletes to Declare for the Draft?

Yes! High Schoolers should be able to be drafted.
No. High Schoolers should be required to go to college first before playing in the NBA

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News · All Teams Schedule: Week of May 29 – June 4


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for South Bend Riley High School, May 29 – June 4

MONDAY

May 29, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

May 30, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

May 31, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

June 01, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

June 02, 2017

3:00 PM Boys Varsity Track
State @ Indiana University
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

June 03, 2017

3:00 PM Girls Varsity Track
State @ Indiana University
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

June 04, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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News · All Teams Schedule: Week of May 22 – May 28


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for South Bend Riley High School, May 22 – May 28

MONDAY

May 22, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

May 23, 2017

4:30 PM Boys Varsity Golf
Fairfield @ Fairfield
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
vs. Culver Academies
SCHEDULE
6:00 PM Girls Varsity Track
Regionals @ St. Joseph H.S.
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

May 24, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

May 25, 2017

4:30 PM Boys Varsity Golf
Concord & Glenn @ Erskine Golf Course
SCHEDULE
6:00 PM Boys Varsity Track
Regionals @ Kokomo High School
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

May 26, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

May 27, 2017

12:00 PM Boys Varsity Golf
Nic Tournament @ Sprig-O-Mint
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

May 28, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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News · Indiana’s Top Record-Breaking Performance – Nominations are open now! – Presented by VNN


This Spring, we’ve seen several state and school records fall across the network. Who was the best in Indiana? Nominate your favorite with the form below.

Nominations close on May 22 at 12pm EST, and voting begins on Tuesday, May 23.

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News · All Teams Schedule: Week of May 15 – May 21


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for South Bend Riley High School, May 15 – May 21

MONDAY

May 15, 2017

4:30 PM Girls Varsity Tennis
Triton Jr/sr. High School @ Triton Jr/Sr. High School
SCHEDULE
4:30 PM Boys Varsity Golf
Elkhart Memorial @ Erskine Golf Course
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. South Bend Clay High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
vs. South Bend Clay High School
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

May 16, 2017

4:30 PM Boys Varsity Golf
Mishawaka Marian @ Erskine Golf Course
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Track
Sectionals @ Penn
SCHEDULE
5:30 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Washington High School
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

May 17, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

May 18, 2017

5:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
@ Cancelled-Northwood
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Varsity Track
Sectionals @ St. Joseph H.S.
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

May 19, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

May 20, 2017

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Elkhart Memorial High School
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

May 21, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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News · All Teams Schedule: Week of May 8 – May 14


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for South Bend Riley High School, May 8 – May 14

MONDAY

May 08, 2017

4:30 PM Boys Varsity Golf
St. Joe & Adams @ Erskine Golf Course
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Elkhart Central High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
@ Elkhart Central High School
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

May 09, 2017

5:00 PM Girls Varsity Track
Nic Meet @ Elkhart Central
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Cancelled-Jimtown
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

May 10, 2017

4:00 PM Girls Varsity Tennis
Nic Crossover Play @ Mishawaka
SCHEDULE
4:30 PM Boys Varsity Golf
Penn & Mishawaka @ Knollwood GC
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Mishawaka Marian
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
vs. Mishawaka Marian
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

May 11, 2017

4:30 PM Girls Varsity Tennis
Nic Crossover Play @ James Whitcomb Riley High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
@ Cancelled-South Bend Clay High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Cancelled-Culver Academies
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Varsity Track
Nic Meet @ Elkhart Central
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

May 12, 2017

1:00 PM Boys Varsity Golf
Uebele Invitational @ Beechwood Golf Course
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Jimtown High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
@ Jimtown High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Cancelled-Laporte
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

May 13, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

May 14, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!