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


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Mount Healthy 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

TBA Coed Varsity Track
State
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

June 03, 2017

TBA Coed Varsity Track
State
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

June 04, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Mount Healthy High School, May 22 – May 28

MONDAY

May 22, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

May 23, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

May 24, 2017

4:00 PM Coed Varsity Track
Regionals@Welcome Stadium
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

May 25, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

May 26, 2017

4:00 PM Coed Varsity Track
Regionals@Welcome Stadium
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

May 27, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

May 28, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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Fighting Owls News · Ohio’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 Ohio? 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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Fighting Owls News · All Teams Schedule: Week of May 15 – May 21


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Mount Healthy High School, May 15 – May 21

MONDAY

May 15, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

May 16, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

May 17, 2017

4:00 PM Coed Varsity Track
Districts
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

May 18, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

May 19, 2017

4:00 PM Coed Varsity Track
Districts
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

May 20, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

May 21, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Mount Healthy High School, May 8 – May 14

MONDAY

May 08, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

May 09, 2017

4:30 PM Coed Varsity Track
SWOC
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Western Brown High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
@ Western Brown High School
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

May 10, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

May 11, 2017

4:30 PM Coed Varsity Track
SWOC Finals
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

May 12, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

May 13, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

May 14, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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Fighting Owls 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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Fighting Owls News · All Teams Schedule: Week of May 1 – May 7


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Mount Healthy High School, May 1 – May 7

MONDAY

May 01, 2017

5:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Softball
vs. Edgewood (Trenton) High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Edgewood (Trenton) High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
vs. Edgewood (Trenton) High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
@ Edgewood (Trenton) High School
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

May 02, 2017

4:30 PM Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Bethel Tate High School
SCHEDULE
4:30 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Seven Hills School, The
SCHEDULE
4:30 PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
@ Seven Hills School, The
SCHEDULE
6:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Softball
vs. Bethel Tate High School
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

May 03, 2017

5:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Edgewood (Trenton) High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
@ Edgewood (Trenton) High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Edgewood (Trenton) High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Softball
@ Edgewood (Trenton) High School
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

May 04, 2017

4:30 PM Coed Varsity Track
Best of the West
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Western Hills HS/MS
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

May 05, 2017

4:00 PM Coed Varsity Track
Roosevelt Memorial meet@Welcome Stadium
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ New Miami High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
vs. New Miami High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
@ New Miami High School
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

May 06, 2017

10:00 AM Coed Varsity Track
Best of the West-JV only
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

May 07, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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Fighting Owls News · Best of the Best: Ohio’s Top Sports Story – Presented by VNN


April’s top story from across Ohio comes from Boardman High School in Youngstown. It was the school’s first Varsity Lacrosse game in Spartan history.

Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team Defeats New Castle For Historic Win – First Win As a Varsity Sport at BHS

Originally posted at boardmanathletics.org

The Boardman boys varsity lacrosse team won their first game of the season last night by defeating New Castle 15-4.  The win was a historic one because it’s the first year that lacrosse is recognized as a varsity sport.  Scoring goals for the Spartans were Nic Quimet with 4, Devin Whitaker with 3, Dom Barber, Mitch Brunko, and Colin Frost with 2, and John Beck and Alex Wood each scored one goal.

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


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Mount Healthy High School, April 24 – April 30

MONDAY

April 24, 2017

5:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
@ Northwest HS Cincinnati
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Softball
vs. Northwest HS Cincinnati
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Northwest HS Cincinnati
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
vs. Northwest HS Cincinnati
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

April 25, 2017

4:30 PM Boys Varsity Tennis
Edgewood (Trenton) High School
SCHEDULE
4:30 PM Coed Varsity Track
Talawanda Invite
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
@ Amelia High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Mariemont High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
vs. Mariemont High School
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

April 26, 2017

4:30 PM Coed Varsity Track
Milford Invite
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
vs. William Henry Harrison High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
@ William Henry Harrison High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Softball
vs. William Henry Harrison High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ William Henry Harrison High School
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

April 27, 2017

4:30 PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
vs. North College Hill High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Shroder High School
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

April 28, 2017

4:30 PM Coed Varsity Track
Fenwick Invite
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. William Henry Harrison High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
@ William Henry Harrison High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
vs. William Henry Harrison High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Softball
@ William Henry Harrison High School
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

April 29, 2017

1:30 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Winton Woods High School
SCHEDULE
1:30 PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
vs. Winton Woods High School
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

April 30, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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