Tagged: arkansas activities association

How to Prevent Concussions and Spot the Symptoms of Head Injury

by Todd Traub 8/12/2016 11:00 am

One of the great pleasures of parenting is watching children take to the athletic field or gym floor for the first time. It is a source of pride to see our kids become part of a team as their young bodies develop and their reflexes sharpen. But remember, their young brains are developing as well, and we need to treat head injuries, such as concussions, with as much care as we treat scrapes, bruises and the hurt that follows a tough loss.

Governor, Hoops Fans Suffer Space Jam at High School Basketball Championship

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and his entourage with some 7,000 other people watched Bentonville’s basketball clash with Cabot’s boys in the Centennial Bank High School Championship Game.

Parents Sue Fayetteville School District Over Girls’ Sports

by Mark Friedman 7/27/2015 12:00 am

The families of three Fayetteville High School softball players have hauled the Fayetteville School District into court over allegations that the district treats the boys’ teams better than the girls’.

Bergman School Board Rescinds Superintendent DWI Suspension

by Associated Press 12/3/2014 9:53 am

The Bergman School Board has rescinded a suspension for its superintendent, who was cited for driving while intoxicated and driving left of center last month.

Bombers Take Old Problem to New Audience (AP Analysis)

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 7/29/2013 7:38 am

Mountain Home school officials traveled to Little Rock last week with an old problem but a new audience. Their mission: Find a way to adopt fair sports schedules and still keep their kids in class. Their tactic: Make the debate about education and not competition.

Lafayette County To Forfeit Rest Of Football Season

by Associated Press 9/24/2012 4:17 pm

A Class 2A-7 school will forfeit the remaining games of its 2012 football season because of a lack of participation, eligibility issues and injuries.

AAA Approves Sports for Home Schoolers

by Associated Press 8/1/2012 3:59 pm

Students who are home schooled will be able to play interscholastic sports after a vote by the Arkansas Activities Association.

Jim Harris: Former Hog Great Anthony Lucas Takes On Coach’s Role at Pulaski Academy

by Jim Harris 6/29/2012 2:35 pm

Kevin Kelley is filling a recent opening on his Pulaski Academy coaching staff with former Arkansas Razorback receiving great Anthony Lucas. He officially joins the Bruins’ staff next month after completing his teaching certification, Kelley said, but he’s already been helping out with the PA receivers during their successful 7-on-7 season earlier in June.

Jim Harris: Prep All-Star Games Need More Than Change of Locale

by Jim Harris 6/11/2012 2:57 pm

Moving the East-West High School All-Star Game to Conway beginning next year should not be the only step the Arkansas Activities Association, the state’s coaches and administrators make with the game. Taking into consideration all the chances in football for the graduating seniors in Arkansas, the AAA should revisit the date of the game.

Barton Coliseum Selected for Arkansas State High School 2013 Basketball Finals

by The Associated Press 6/8/2012 1:23 pm

Three years after declaring Barton Coliseum was better suited for rodeos than for basketball, the Arkansas Activities Association will move its basketball championships back to the Little Rock arena.

Traub: Only One Set Of Points Should Matter In High School Football

by Todd Traub 5/25/2012 9:49 am

The points reward system for the 6A/7A high school classification system is an unsatisfying compromise. A better idea is to worry less about enrollment numbers and more about putting neighboring teams together.

Jasper, Osceola Forfeit Boys' Basketball Victories

by The Associated Press 2/1/2012 8:36 am

The Arkansas Activities Association says Jasper and Osceola high schools have had to forfeit boys' basketball victories because of ineligible players.

Pulaski Academy Bruins Cap Perfect Season With 4A Title, Knighten Earns MVP

by The Associated Press 12/10/2011 4:29 pm

The Pulaski Academy Bruins, who had never achieved perfection, reached that level Saturday. Senior quarterback Fredi Knighten was nearly perfect in the Class 4A championship game, running for two touchdowns and passing for two others as the Bruins defeated the Malvern Leopards 63-28 in the Arkansas Class 4A championship game in Little Rock.

Charleston Beats Barton 31-10 In Class 3A

by The Associated Press 12/9/2011 10:43 pm

Dustin Shelby ran for two touchdowns and passed for another to lead the Charleston Tigers to a 31-10 victory over the Barton Bears in the Class 3A Championship game Friday. Shelby scored on runs of 18 and 1 yards as the Tigers (13-1) won their third state title in the past seven years.

Jim Harris: Arkansas High Schools Can't Have Enough Champions

by Jim Harris 8/6/2011 2:55 pm

The Arkansas Activities Association general assembly of members did nothing to change the setup in the larger high school football classifications, so the state will continue to have six different champions crowned in December. On one hand, this is ridiculous; on the other, maybe we could just give every school a participation trophy at the end of the season, like kid soccer.

Prep Classification Proposals Fail To Pass At Arkansas Activities Association Meeting

by Luke Matheson, ArkansasVarsity.com 8/3/2011 3:11 pm

Classifications in Arkansas high school football will remain in their current form for the next two-year cycle. A trio of propositions that would have changed the classification system were voted on by member schools of the Arkansas Activities Association on Wednesday and all failed to pass.

Explosive Offenses Here To Stay In Arkansas High School Football (Inside The 2011 ArkansasSports360.com Football Preview)

by Chris Bahn 7/12/2011 1:45 pm

It’s unlikely the scoring explosion of the past few seasons will cease anytime soon for high school teams in the state. Rather, programs that were traditionally line-it-up-and-run are moving to quick-hitting attacks to keep up.

7A-Central Contenders Hope to Challenge Bentonville’s Stronghold

by Jim Harris 7/11/2011 12:00 am

It would be understandable if the eight members of the 7A-West convinced the Arkansas Activities Association to move the classification’s state championship game – heck, make that the semifinals too — to Reynolds Razorback Stadium on the University of Arkansas campus. Playoffs in the state’s highest classification have been dominated by the West for most of the decade.

After Bottoming Out, Pulaski County Programs Begin to Resurface

by Jim Harris 7/11/2011 12:00 am

While granting that his district has become more of a basketball district in recent years – three LRSD athletes signed Division I basketball scholarships in the most recent class – LRSD athletic director Johnny Johnson can see improvement coming.

Yahoo! Features Video Of Bryant Showing Off Some Soccer Tricks Against Conway

by Chris Bahn 5/18/2011 9:30 am

Every few years the World Cup or Olympics roll around and people in the office act like soccer fans to get out of work. Friends with kids occasionally tell us about Scott or Mya’s latest match. Otherwise, soccer doesn’t get our attention often. But this video caught our eye for a couple of reasons.