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Spartans 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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Spartans News · IHSAA 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 IHSAA 2017-2018 Desk Calendar. Feel free to bookmark!

Girls Golf

1st Practice – July 28

1st Contest – July 31

Sectionals – Sept. 15, 16, 18

Regionals – September 23

State Finals – Sept. 29, 30

Boys Tennis

1st Practice – July 31

1st Contest – August 12

Sectionals – September 27-30

Regionals – October 3/4 (Team), October 14 (Singles/Doubles)

Semi-States – October 7

State Finals – October 13/14 (Team), October 20/21 (Singles/Doubles)

Boys Cross Country

1st Practice – July 31

1st Contest – August 12

Sectionals – October 7

Regionals – October 14

Semi-States – October 21

State Finals – October 28

Girls Cross Country

1st Practice – July 31

1st Contest – August 12

Sectionals – October 7

Regionals – October 14

Semi-States – October 21

State Finals – October 28

Boys Soccer

1st Practice – July 31

1st Contest – August 12

Sectionals – Oct. 2,4,6,7

Regionals – October 14

Semi-States – October 21

State Finals – October 27/28

Girls Soccer

1st Practice – July 31

1st Contest – August 12

Sectionals – Oct. 2,3,6,7

Regionals – October 14

Semi-States – October 21

State Finals – October 27/28

Volleyball

1st Practice – July 31

1st Contest – August 12

Sectionals – October 10, 12, 14

Regionals – October 21

Semi-States – October 28

State Finals – November 4

Football

Non-Contact

1st Practice – July 31

Contact

1st Practice – August 3

1st Contest – August 18

Sectionals – October 20/27; November 3 – (6A) October 27; November 3

Regionals – November 10

Semi-States – November 17

State Finals – November 24-25

 

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Spartans News · Event Recap: Week of June 17 – June 23


Saturday, Jun 17th

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ State
N/A

Sunday, Jun 18th

No event results

Monday, Jun 19th

No event results

Tuesday, Jun 20th

No event results

Wednesday, Jun 21st

No event results

Thursday, Jun 22nd

No event results

Friday, Jun 23rd

No event results

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Spartans News · Event Recap: Week of June 10 – June 16


Saturday, Jun 10th

Girls Varsity Softball
@ State
N/A
Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Semi-State
N/A

Sunday, Jun 11th

No event results

Monday, Jun 12th

No event results

Tuesday, Jun 13th

Boys Varsity Golf
State @ The Legends
N/A

Wednesday, Jun 14th

Boys Varsity Golf
State @ The Legends
N/A

Thursday, Jun 15th

No event results

Friday, Jun 16th

No event results

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Spartans News · All Teams Schedule: Week of June 12 – June 18


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Connersville High School, June 12 – June 18

MONDAY

June 12, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

June 13, 2017

8:00 AM Boys Varsity Golf
State @ The Legends
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

June 14, 2017

8:00 AM Boys Varsity Golf
State @ The Legends
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

June 15, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

June 16, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

June 17, 2017

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ State
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

June 18, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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


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Spartans News · Event Recap: Week of June 3 – June 9


Saturday, Jun 3rd

Girls Varsity Softball
@ Semi-State
N/A
Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Regional
N/A
Coed Varsity Track
State-Girls @ IU Bloomington
N/A
Girls Varsity Tennis
State @ North Central High School
N/A

Sunday, Jun 4th

No event results

Monday, Jun 5th

Boys Varsity Golf
Sectional @ Richmond
N/A

Tuesday, Jun 6th

No event results

Wednesday, Jun 7th

No event results

Thursday, Jun 8th

No event results

Friday, Jun 9th

Boys Varsity Golf
Regional @ Muncie Central
N/A

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Spartans 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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Spartans News · All Teams Schedule: Week of June 5 – June 11


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Connersville High School, June 5 – June 11

MONDAY

June 05, 2017

TBA Boys Varsity Golf
Sectional @ Richmond
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

June 06, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

June 07, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

June 08, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

June 09, 2017

TBA Boys Varsity Golf
Regional @ Muncie Central
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

June 10, 2017

TBA Girls Varsity Softball
@ State
SCHEDULE
TBA Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Semi-State
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

June 11, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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


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Spartans News · Event Recap: Week of May 27 – June 2


Saturday, May 27th

Girls Varsity Tennis
Semi-State @ North Central High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Sectional
N/A
Girls Varsity Softball
vs. madison
W 2 – 1 SUMMARY

Sunday, May 28th

No event results

Monday, May 29th

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Sectional
N/A

Tuesday, May 30th

Girls Varsity Softball
@ Regional
N/A
Boys Varsity Golf
Union County Invite @
N/A

Wednesday, May 31st

No event results

Thursday, Jun 1st

Boys Varsity Golf
Richmond @ Richmond
7th Place

Friday, Jun 2nd

Coed Varsity Track
State-Boys @ IU Bloomington
N/A
Girls Varsity Tennis
State @ North Central High School
N/A

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


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Connersville High School, May 29 – June 4

MONDAY

May 29, 2017

TBA Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Sectional
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

May 30, 2017

TBA Girls Varsity Softball
@ Regional
SCHEDULE
9:00 AM Boys Varsity Golf
Union County Invite @
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

May 31, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

June 01, 2017

9:00 AM Boys Varsity Golf
Richmond @ Richmond
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

June 02, 2017

TBA Coed Varsity Track
State-Boys @ IU Bloomington
SCHEDULE
3:00 PM Girls Varsity Tennis
State @ North Central High School
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

June 03, 2017

TBA Coed Varsity Track
State-Girls @ IU Bloomington
SCHEDULE
TBA Girls Varsity Softball
@ Semi-State
SCHEDULE
TBA Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Regional
SCHEDULE
10:00 AM Girls Varsity Tennis
State @ North Central High School
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

June 04, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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