Historic Hayward Field setting for Oregon state track and field meet

This Thursday, Friday and Saturday, high school boys and girls from all corners of the state will converge on the University of Oregon’s historic Hayward Field for the 2014 Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA)/U.S. Bank/Les Schwab Tires Track and Field Championships.

When it concludes, state champions in the Beaver State will be crowned in six different enrollment classifications.

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Boys Gymnastics State Tournament Friday and Saturday

Saltos, tucks, twists and round-offs are certain to be in abundance Friday and Saturday when the 2014 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Boys Gymnastics State Finals take place at Hinsdale Central High School.

2004 Olympic Gold Medalist Paul Hamm will call the action for both days of competition.

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Soccer Finals This Weekend in Georgia

The action in the Peach State will be fast and furious Friday and Saturday as 24 teams compete for 2014 Georgia High School Association (GHSA) state soccer championships.

Those games featuring teams of both genders in six enrollment classifications will take place at two different venues – in Fifth Third Stadium in Kennesaw, and on Emory University’s Woodruff PE Center Soccer Field in Atlanta.

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Illinois Bass Fishing Tournament to be held Friday and Saturday

The top anglers from around the state will descend upon Carlyle Lake this Friday and Saturday for the 2014 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Bass Fishing State Finals.

Click here to watch day one weigh-ins.  Click here to watch day two weigh-ins and awards. 

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School of the Week: Loch Raven High School – Baltimore, Maryland

The NFHS Network is honored to highlight Loch Raven High School in Baltimore, Maryland, as the School Broadcast Program of the Week.

Loch Raven High School started incorporating the NFHS Network broadcast program into their journalism curriculum this year, offering students the opportunity to learn the basics of writing and to broadcast school events including sports and even musicals. The journalism students at Loch Raven stay quite busy across multiple activities. The small class produces six print newspapers and one monthly online publication in addition to broadcasting numerous events throughout the year.

Journalism teacher and program sponsor, Tracey Hanley, feels the broadcast program has added a welcome new dimension to the journalism program: “Students who love the nature of journalism but aren’t quite writers are able to be invested in the ‘field’ doing something they love – reporting our school sports and news.”

This new program has been able to bring a tremendous benefit to the community and school, helping individuals who can’t make events in person to watch them from home. For example, Hanley tells us, “A teacher who recently had twins was able to watch our school’s musical, Grease, this winter from home. She was so thrilled that she didn’t have to miss the show, and so was her two-year-old daughter.”

As an added benefit, the broadcast program has also proven helpful to student athletes who use video for recruitment purposes.

This journalism class and student broadcast team clearly stays on top of a broad range of journalistic tasks and covers a breadth of school content under Hanley’s leadership. It appears to be a stellar first year for this program.

Starting a School Broadcast Program at your school is easy. Contact sbp@nfhsnetwork.com for more information on how your school can start using our easy-to-use technology to stream your events.

Do you think your school deserves that School of the Week recognition? We want to hear about it! Submit your broadcast team’s behind the scenes pics on Instagram or Twitter with #WeAreHighSchool or email them to info@nfhsnetwork.com for a chance to be considered. More information about the School of the Week program can be found here on our blog: http://bit.ly/1ksWoPF