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Generals News · Where’s Alabama’s Toughest Place to Play? – Presented by VNN


Last month we asked our network to share the places in their state that they thought were the toughest to visit. Nearly 500 stadiums, gyms, pools, and courses were nominated, and now it’s time to crown a winner.

Where’s Alabama’s Toughest Place to Play?

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Where’s Alabama’s Toughest Place To Play?

Hoover Metropolitan Stadium – Football – Home of the Hoover Bucs
E. D. Redding Stadium – Football – Home of the Brooks Lions
Ki-Ro Gambrell Field – Football – Home of the Jasper Vikings
Spartan Stadium – Football – Home of the Mountain Brook Spartans
Jaguar Stadium – Football – Home of the Spain Park Jaguars
Ivan Jones Stadium – Football – Home of the Foley Lions
Brewtech Gym – Many Sports – Home of the Brewtech Rams
Veterans Park – Cross Country – Home of the Spain Park Jaguars

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Winning locations will be entered into our Regional and National Contest to come at a later date!

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Generals News · All Teams Schedule: Week of October 23 – October 29


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Robert E Lee High School, October 23 – October 29

MONDAY

October 23, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

October 24, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

October 25, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

October 26, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

October 27, 2017

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football
vs. Enterprise High School
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

October 28, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

October 29, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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


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Generals News · All Teams Schedule: Week of October 16 – October 22


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Robert E Lee High School, October 16 – October 22

MONDAY

October 16, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

October 17, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

October 18, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

October 19, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

October 20, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

October 21, 2017

11:30 AM Boys Varsity Football
vs. Central High School
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

October 22, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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


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Generals News · Event Recap: Week of October 7 – October 13


Saturday, Oct 7th

Boys Varsity Football
vs. Jeff Davis High School
W 42 – 19

Sunday, Oct 8th

No event results

Monday, Oct 9th

No event results

Tuesday, Oct 10th

No event results

Wednesday, Oct 11th

No event results

Thursday, Oct 12th

No event results

Friday, Oct 13th

Boys Varsity Football
@ Auburn High School
N/A

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Generals News · All Teams Schedule: Week of October 9 – October 15


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Robert E Lee High School, October 9 – October 15

MONDAY

October 09, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

October 10, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

October 11, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

October 12, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

October 13, 2017

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football
@ Auburn High School
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

October 14, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

October 15, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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


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Generals News · All Teams Schedule: Week of October 2 – October 8


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Robert E Lee High School, October 2 – October 8

MONDAY

October 02, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

October 03, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

October 04, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

October 05, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

October 06, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

October 07, 2017

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football
vs. Jeff Davis High School
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

October 08, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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


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Generals News · Where Are the Toughest Places to Play? Nominate Now:


We here at VNN are doing a feature for our national media site highlighting the toughest places to play in all of high school sports and we want to hear from YOU what Stadium/Field/Gym/Course/Venue is the toughest to play and why?

Be on the lookout for the final feature coming soon on VNNsports.net!

 

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Generals 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)

CheerDay

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)

HRDerby

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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Generals 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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Generals 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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