The number of participants in high school sports increased for the 25th consecutive year in 2013-14 with a record total of almost 7.8 million, according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations.
Mike Beighley, district administrator at Whitehall, presided over the first meeting of the 2014-15 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control Friday.
A special election will take place for a non-public school representative on the Advisory Council. This will be a 1-year term beginning with the October 9, 2014 Advisory Council meeting. This vacancy is due to Neil O’Connell no longer being eligible to fill this position.
The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, in partnership with Rural Mutual Insurance Company, has selected the team Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2014 Spring and Summer State Team Tournaments.
The winners of the prestigious award are New Holstein in girls soccer, Eau Claire Memorial in boys tennis, Arcadia in softball, Oconto in spring baseball and Oak Creek in summer baseball.
Brookfield Central (29-6) won its fourth State Summer Baseball Championship with a 9-2 victory over Homestead (26-8) in the championship game of the 2014 State Summer Baseball Tournament Friday at Kapco Field in Mequon, Wis.
A video created and submitted from Waukesha West High School is the winner of the fifth annual WIAA Public Service Announcement Video Contest, which offered students an opportunity to display their video production skills and their perspective of the benefits of interscholastic athletics through membership in the WIAA.
Waukesha West students Phillip Sonnentag and Carter Green created and produced the video titled “Athletics and Academics,” which emphasized the positive impact participating in athletics has on academics and the life-long lessons they provide. Mike Mueller was the advisor to the project.
The 50th Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Summer Baseball State Tournament will take place Friday, July 25, at Kapco Park on the campus of Concordia University in Mequon, Wis. Action will begin at noon with the first of two semifinals followed by the championship game at 6:35 p.m. Ticket prices for the tourney are $8 per session and are available only at the park.
Effective this fall, all varsity and nonvarsity head coaches and assistant coaches are required to complete the online rules meeting video and rules exam for their respective sport. The membership passed the recommendation to make the exam and video mandatory for all high school coaches at the 2014 Annual Meeting this spring.
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