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Elks News · Event Recap: Week of August 26 – September 1


Saturday, Aug 26th

Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Arlington Tournament
N/A

Sunday, Aug 27th

No event results

Monday, Aug 28th

No event results

Tuesday, Aug 29th

Boys Varsity Tennis Fall
vs. Joshua High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Tennis Spring
vs. Joshua High School
N/A
Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Kennedale High School
N/A

Wednesday, Aug 30th

No event results

Thursday, Aug 31st

Boys Freshman Football B
@ Saginaw High School
N/A
Boys Junior Varsity Football Red
vs. Saginaw High School
N/A
Boys Freshman Football A
@ Saginaw High School
N/A

Friday, Sep 1st

Girls Varsity Cross Country
Burleson Meet
N/A
Boys Varsity Cross Country
Burleson Meet
N/A
Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Godley High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Football
@ Saginaw High School
N/A

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Multiple Teams · 9th Grade Football Opens Season With Sweep of Saginaw


The Burleson High School 9th Grade football teams swept the Saginaw Rough Riders Thursday evening at Saginaw High School. Here’s what happened:

Red Team

The 9th Grade Red Team earned a hard-fought 20-12 victory versus the Riders on the strength of three touchdown receptions. QB Chris Cook threw two of the scores, a 51-yarder to WR Devin Richerson and a 10-yarder to WR Michael Reedy. QB Matt Maynard also hooked up with Reedy on an 8-yarder late in the game that proved to be the game-winner.

The Red Team is 1-0 on the season, and will make its home debut on Thursday, September 7th, in a non-district game against the Joshua Owls. Kickoff is set for 5:30 PM at Burleson Stadium.

 

Black Team

The 9th Grade Black Team shredded the Saginaw defense to the tune of 531 total yards of offense, 444 of them coming on the ground, in a 62-12 win. RB Jarrett Austin had a monster game in his BHS debut, totaling 264 rushing yards and four touchdowns on just 14 carries. WR Tadarius Calton also had a big night for the Elks, snaring 4 receptions for 73 yards and two touchdowns.

QB Ethan McBrayer turned in a solid game in his first start under center as an Elk, finishing 5-6 passing for 87 yards and two scores; he added an additional 56 yards on the ground on 8 carries.

Running backs Aswan Bonner (9 carries, 41 yards) and Gabe Sanchez (2 carries, 33 yards) added late rushing touchdowns.

The Black Team is 1-0 on the young season, and will look to start a winning streak on Thursday, September 7th, when the Panthers of Fort Worth Paschal come calling. Kickoff is set for 7:00 PM at Burleson Stadium.


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Multiple Teams · Elks JV beats Saginaw 25-8


The Elks JV was victorious last night defeating the Saginaw Rough Riders 25-8 in the season opener.  Micah Stabeno had touchdowns receptions of 80 and 18 yards and Brennan Zeiner added another TD reception for the Elks from 12 yards out.  Nyke Martin had three TD passes and added a rushing TD for the Elks offense.

The Elks defense swarmed the Rough Riders all night. Skyler Webb registered three sacks and Klaus Schoenborn added a fumble recovery for the Elks.  Vernon Bullock, Chandler Hampton and Jackson Shaha led a very tough Elks secondary.

The Elks JV will be on the road at Paschal High School next Thursday at 6:00.


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Elks News · All Teams Schedule: Week of August 28 – September 3


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Burleson High School, August 28 – September 3

MONDAY

August 28, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

August 29, 2017

4:15 PM Boys Varsity Tennis Fall
vs. Joshua High School
SCHEDULE
4:15 PM Boys Varsity Tennis Spring
vs. Joshua High School
SCHEDULE
6:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Kennedale High School
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

August 30, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

August 31, 2017

5:30 PM Boys Freshman Football B
@ Saginaw High School
SCHEDULE
6:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Football Red
vs. Saginaw High School
SCHEDULE
7:00 PM Boys Freshman Football A
@ Saginaw High School
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

September 01, 2017

7:00 AM Girls Varsity Cross Country
Burleson Meet
SCHEDULE
7:00 AM Boys Varsity Cross Country
Burleson Meet
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Godley High School
SCHEDULE
7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football
@ Saginaw High School
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

September 02, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

September 03, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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


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Elks News · Event Recap: Week of August 19 – August 25


Saturday, Aug 19th

No event results

Sunday, Aug 20th

No event results

Monday, Aug 21st

No event results

Tuesday, Aug 22nd

Boys Varsity Tennis Fall
@ Granbury High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Tennis Spring
@ Granbury High School
N/A

Wednesday, Aug 23rd

No event results

Thursday, Aug 24th

No event results

Friday, Aug 25th

Girls Varsity Cross Country
Cowtown Challenge
N/A
Boys Varsity Cross Country
Cowtown Challenge
N/A
Boys Junior Varsity Football Red
@ Azle High School
N/A
Boys Freshman Football A
@ Unknown
N/A
Boys Varsity Football
@ Azle High School
N/A

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Elks 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)

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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)

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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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Elks 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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Elks News · UIL 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 UIL. Feel free to bookmark!

Football

5A AND 6A SCHOOLS WITHOUT SPRING TRAINING, 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A
Date Event or Deadline
August 7 First day of conditioning (No contact activities permitted. No contact equipment except helmets may be worn.)
August 11 First day of contact
August 18 First scrimmage
August 23 Second scrimmage (5 Day Rule applies)
August 28 Third scrimmage (Schools opting for a third scrimmage shall not play during week one)
5A AND 6A SCHOOLS WITH SPRING TRAINING
Date Event or Deadline
August 14 First day of conditioning
August 18 First day of contact
August 25 First scrimmage
August 30 Second scrimmage (Schools opting for a second scrimmage shall not play during week one)
POSSIBLE PLAYING DATES
Week Dates
Week One August 31, September 1, 2 (Sub-varsity football teams in Conferences 5A & 6A can play on Wednesday during Week 1 only if the varsity team plays on Thursday of that same week.)
Week Two September 7, 8, 9
Week Three September 14, 15, 16
Week Four September 21, 22, 23
Week Five September 28, 29, 30
Week Six October 5, 6, 7
Week Seven October 12, 13, 14
Week Eight October 19, 20, 21
Week Nine October 26, 27, 28
Week Ten November 2, 3, 4
Week Eleven November 9, 10, 11
PLAYOFF DATES
Week Dates
Week One November 16, 17, 18
Week Two November 23, 24, 25
Week Three November 30, December 1, 2
Week Four December 7, 8, 9
Week Five December 14, 15, 16
State Championships December 20, 21, 22, 23 (All Conferences)

 

Team Tennis

Date Event or Deadline
October 14 District Certification Deadline
October 17 Bi District
October 21 Area
October 24 Regional Quarterfinals
October 26-27 Regional Tournament
November 1-2 State Tournament

 

Cross Country

Date Event or Deadline
October 14 District certification deadline
October 23 Regional Meet
November 4 State Meet

 

Volleyball

Date Event or Deadline
August 1 First day to issue equipment and conduct workouts outside the school day, all conferences. (For grades 9-12 and separate ninth grade teams on separate campuses. Students in grades 8 and below may not work out before the first day of school.)
August 4 First day for scrimmages, all conferences
August 7 First day for matches, all conferences.

  • A team is limited to the allowance of two contests per calendar week (Monday through Saturday) plus a tournament.
  • Three matches may be played during the first two calendar weeks allowed for matches (according to the official UIL calender).
  • If school is in session, the one contest per school week rule must be followed.
October 28 District Certification – All conferences
October 30-31 Bi-district – All conferences
November 2-4 Area – All conferences
November 6-7 Regional Quarterfinals – All conferences
November 10-11 Regional Tournament- All conferences
November 15-18 State Tournament

 

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Elks 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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Elks News · Vote for Texas’ Top Record-Breaking Performance – Presented by VNN


Who had the best record-breaking performance in Texas this season? We took your nominations over the past week and here are the finalists:

Nadine Arredondo – Stephenville

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Softball – 13 HR – Nadine more than doubled her school record from last year (6). With 13 HRs this season, she finishes her career with 24.

Emma Sherrer, Sarah Mobley, Addison Martin, Reezon Eke – Coppell Middle School North

Track and Field – 4×400, 4:16:65 – The relay team at Coppell MS North broke a 10 year old school record, setting a new district record as well.

Alec Carr – Kempner

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Baseball – 12 homeruns in a single season

Taylor Thompson – Lucas Lovejoy

Soccer – For most of the season, no one had scored a goal on the top-rated Highland Park Scots, until Taylor put one in the back of the net.

Katy Raby – Kilgore

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Soccer – Katy broke school the school record scoring 47 goals in a season, 27 of which came in district play. Last year the record was set at 46, and even when missing 2 games from injuries, Katy was able to overcome the odds and set a new one at Kilgore.

Simeon Woods Richardson – Kempner

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Baseball – 128 strikeouts in a single season

Blake Aragon – Stephenville

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Track and Field – High Jump – 6’10” – Blake broke a 30 year school record by 2-inches. He improved his personal best by 8 inches winning the state championship as a junior in the process.

Grace Ridgeway – Lucas Lovejoy

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Track and Field – Pole vault (12’6″), 300m hurdles (43.82) – Grace won the Texas 5A girls state pole vault title with this record and is 2nd in 5A in Texas in the 300m hurdles.

Emily Gueller – Lucas Lovejoy

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Track and Field-  2000M Steeplechase (7:59) – Emily was the first person to run steeple at Lovejoy high school, setting the first record in 2016, then broke her own record this year.

So, who had the best record-breaking performance? Vote below. Voting closes at Midnight EST on June 5th.

Texas’ Top Record-Breaking Performance

Nadine Arredondo – Stephenville
Emma Sherrer, Sarah Mobley, Addison Martin, Reezon Eke – Coppell Middle School North
Alec Carr – Kempner
Simeon Woods Richardson – Kempner
Taylor Thompson – Lucas Lovejoy
Katy Raby – Kilgore
Blake Aragon – Stephenville
Grace Ridgeway – Lucas Lovejoy
Emily Gueller – Lucas Lovejoy

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