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Bears News · All Teams Schedule: Week of August 14 – August 20


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Belton-Honea Path High School, August 14 – August 20

MONDAY

August 14, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

August 15, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

August 16, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

August 17, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

August 18, 2017

7:30 PM Boys Varsity Football
@ Blue Ridge High School
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

August 19, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

August 20, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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


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Bears 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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Bears 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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Bears News · SCHSL 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 SCHSL 5-Year Sports CalendarFeel free to bookmark!

(Note: These dates are listed as tentative by the SCHSL, so be sure to double-check before making any major arrangements.)

Dead Week – July 23-27

1st Practice Fall Sports – July 28

1st Scrimmage – Football – August 3

1st Scrimmage – Fall Sports – August 4

Wk 0 Football – August 18

Wk 1 Football – August 25

1st Contest Swimming – August 14

1st Contest Girls Golf, Volleyball, Girls Tennis – August 21

1st Contest Cross Country – August 28

States- Fall Sports – November 4

States – Competitive Cheer –  November 18

 

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Bears 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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Bears News · Vote for South Carolina’s Top Record-Breaking Performance – Presented by VNN


This Spring, we’ve seen several state and school records fall across the network. Check out the athletes that enshrined themselves into the record books this season, and vote for the performance you think best deserves to be crowned top of South Carolina:

Ty-Layshia West crushes her own school record with a throw of 42’10”.

Ty-Layshia West crushes her own school record with a throw of 42’10”

Batesburg-Leesville High School, Batesburg, SC

Shot Put / 42’10” / South Carolina Coach’s Classic

Three Records Fall at the Lower State Championship – Maggie Massey / 100M Hurdles, Javin Holston / 100M and 200M, Deandre Lambert / 400M

Strom Thurmond HS, Johnston, SC

100M Hurdles / 15.62, 100M / 10.65, 200M / 22.32, 400M / 51.24

Noah Ward Breaks School 1600M Record

Noah Ward Tri County Champion and Breaks School Record

Hanahan High School, Hanahan, SC

1600M / 4:29.07 / Tri-County Meet of Champions

Zaria Nelson Shatters School Discus Record

Zaria Nelson Shatters School Discus Record

James Island Charter High School, Charleston, SC

Discus / 120′ / Tri-County Championship

Vote for South Carolina’s best record-breaking performance!

Zaria Nelson Shatters School Discus Record
Three Records Fall at the Lower State Championship (Strom Thurmond HS)
Ty-Layshia West crushes her own school record with a throw of 42’10”
Noah Ward Breaks School 1600M Record

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Bears News · Which region’s high schools had the strongest NFL Draft? – Presented by VNN


The NFL Draft took place last week in Philadelphia. Held on the Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, it was the first draft held entirely outdoors, and was the most attended in history with more than 250,000 people attending. Over three days, all 32 NFL teams chose players who they hope could be the future of their franchise.

In the next few pages, check out all the players drafted by their hometown high school, and vote for the region you think has grown the strongest draft class!

Voting closes on Sunday, May 14th at 3pm EST / 12pm PST.

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Bears News · Event Recap: Week of April 22 – April 28


Saturday, Apr 22nd

No event results

Sunday, Apr 23rd

No event results

Monday, Apr 24th

Boys Varsity Golf
BHP/Greenville/Pickens @ Greenville
N/A
Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
@ Crescent High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Crescent High School
N/A
Girls Varsity Soccer
vs. Crescent High School
N/A

Tuesday, Apr 25th

No event results

Wednesday, Apr 26th

No event results

Thursday, Apr 27th

No event results

Friday, Apr 28th

No event results

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Bears News · Best of the Best: South Carolina’s Top Sports Story of the Month – Presented by VNN


This month’s top story from across South Carolina comes from James Island Charter High School in Charleston, where Zaria Nelson shattered the 28-year-old discus school record with a throw of over 120 feet! 

Nelson Shatters School Record!

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Bears News · All Teams Schedule: Week of April 24 – April 30


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Belton-Honea Path High School, April 24 – April 30

MONDAY

April 24, 2017

4:00 PM Boys Varsity Golf
BHP/Greenville/Pickens @ Greenville
SCHEDULE
5:30 PM Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
@ Crescent High School
SCHEDULE
7:00 PM Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Crescent High School
SCHEDULE
7:00 PM Girls Varsity Soccer
vs. Crescent High School
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

April 25, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

April 26, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

April 27, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

April 28, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

April 29, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

April 30, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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