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Mixed Emotions On Testing Teen Hearts

A mother and nurse whose son died of an unknown heart defect, has started a movement offering free electrocardiogram screenings for teenagers. Not everyone is on board.

07/02/2014

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St. Joseph’s Prep Ranked Among Nation’s Preseason Top 25 High School Football Teams

When you beat Dan Marino’s Alma Mater in the PIAA state championship game you earn respect.

06/04/2014

Stand Up To Bullying

Defining Bullying As A Punishable Offense

Does a high school team beating another team by a huge margin rise to the definition of bullying?

12/10/2013

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Chronic Traumatic Encephalitis

Autopsies have been performed on many NFL players and others with head trauma and have uncovered chronic traumatic encephalitis as a result of repeated concussions.

10/08/2013

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High School Football Top Ten: A Look At Haverford Vs. Harriton

They go back together to the “sowing room” days, back to the bleak times when they shared a two-year 1-and-22 stretch and nothing was going right. It’s when Haverford High School head coach Joe Gallagher and assistant coach Justin Mellor would retreat to the sowing room because it had the best white board in the school at that time and they had to draw up new plays.

09/27/2013

High School Sports

When Kids Overdo Athletics

School is underway and so are the wide variety of sports in which kids have the opportunity to participate. Don’t encourage them to over do it.

09/23/2013

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Tips for Parents of High School Athletes

No matter what the level of ability a high school student athlete has, parents should understand the value of getting involved in their child’s program of choice as they collectively enter one of the most important chapters of their lives.

08/22/2013

Concussions

Teens Report Traumatic Brain Injuries

According to a Canadian study of almost 3000 teenagers, 20% of them said they had traumatic brain injury.

07/01/2013

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Youth Sports Safety Action Plan Proposed To Lawmakers

Not surprisingly, we’ve learned that school sports aren’t always fun. Fortunately, the Youth Sports Safety Alliance has proposed some major safety changes.

03/11/2013

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Giving Home-Schooled Kids Access To Public School Sports

The Tebow bill, named for NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, who was home-schooled in Florida yet played on a public school team, is now being considered by the Virginia legislature.

02/11/2013

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Cheerleading Still Not A Sport

The name may have changed from cheerleading to “cheer team” but what hasn’t changed is that the activity so far has not been designated as a sport. Which presents both legal and other health-related issues for those who participate.

12/07/2012

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Central Bucks South No Longer In The Shadows

Top 10 Week of Oct. 5, 2012 1. St. Joseph’s Prep (Record: 4-0. Previous Week: 1. Weeks Rated: 4.) 2. La Salle (Record: 5-0. Previous Week: 2. Weeks Rated: 6.) 3. Downingtown East (Record: 5-0. […]

10/04/2012

Pot Marijuana

Police Say Coach Smoked Pot On Student Outing

Police say a Southern California high school coach smoked marijuana during a student outing to a Los Angeles Dodgers game.

06/26/2012

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Corbett Expected To Sign Student-Athlete Concussion Bill

Governor Tom Corbett is expected to sign a bill heading to his desk that will create guidelines for dealing with concussions and head injuries suffered by student athletes in Pennsylvania.

11/02/2011

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High School Athletics At An All-Time High

Despite financial challenges, there was an overall jump of 39,000-plus participants in high school athletics last year from the previous school year.

09/13/2011