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Coed Varsity Newspaper · 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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Coed Varsity Newspaper · 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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Coed Varsity Newspaper · 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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Boys Varsity Golf JV/Varsity, Girls Varsity Golf JV/Varsity · Grand Island Central Catholic Boys Varsity Golf JV/Varsity finishes 3rd place


Thursday, April 27, 2017

9:00 AM

Place

3

Points

344

Meet Recap

Individual Scores
Gavin Fox and Collin Toner each shot a 78 and finished 3rd and 4th place.
Eli Fox shot a 88.
Carson Hamik shot a 100.

Opponents

School Place Points
Grand Island Central Catholic
3
344

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Girls Varsity Tennis JV/Varsity · Grand Island Central Catholic Girls Varsity Tennis JV/Varsity finishes 1st place


Thursday, April 27, 2017

10:00 AM

Place

1

Points

56

Meet Recap

Singles
No. 1- Amanda Fay got 1st place finishing 5-0.
No. 2- Brynn Sealock got 2nd place finishing 4-1.
Doubles
No.1- Katie Maser and Madison Liske got 1st place finishing 5-0.
No.2- Jenna Lowry and Avery Kalvoda got 3rd place finishing 4-1.

Opponents

School Place Points
Grand Island Central Catholic
1
56
Holdrege High School
2
52

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Coed Varsity Newspaper · Congrats to our new Athletes of the Week!


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Thank you to Grand Island Physical Therapy for sponsoring our spring GICC Athletes of the Week! Congratulations to the following athletes:

Week of 4-3: Vann Stevenson (Baseball) and Laura Gil (Soccer).

Week of 4-10: Collin Toner (Golf) and Madison Liske (Tennis).

Week of 4-17: Wyatt Gleason (Track) and Madison Myers (Track).

Wee of 4-24: Robert Binfield (Soccer) and Courtney Wilson (Track).

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Robert BinfieldCourtney Wilson

 


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Coed Varsity Newspaper · New Fine Arts Students of the Week


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Thank you to Ron’s Music for sponsoring our Spotlight Fine Arts Students of the Week! Congratulations to the following students:

Week of 4-3: Lauren Reilly (Art).

Week of 4-10: Ciara Hernandez (Choir).

Week of 4-17: Seth Ostdiek (Speech).

Week of 4-24: Hayley Larson (Band).

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Boys Varsity Soccer JV/Varsity, Girls Varsity Soccer JV/Varsity · Grand Island Central Catholic Boys Varsity Soccer JV/Varsity falls to Kearney Catholic High School 7-1


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

5:00 PM

Kearney Catholic High School
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Grand Island Central Catholic
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Game Recap

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Coed Middle School Track, Coed Varsity Track JV/Varsity · Grand Island Central Catholic Coed Varsity Track JV/Varsity scores 0 points at meet


Thursday, April 20, 2017

2:00 PM

Place

0

Points

0

Meet Recap

Team Standings
Boys got 4th with a 80.
Girls got 6th with a 50.5
Individual Standings
Boys
Long Jump: Mayra Almayra got 1st with a 20-4
100- Luke Wemhoff got 2nd with 11.40
200- Mayra Almayra got 2nd with a 23.52
110 hurdles- Wemhoff got 3rd with a 15.68
300 hurdles- Wemhoff got 2nd with a 40.83
1600 relay- 2nd with a 3:35.11
3200 relay- 3rd with a 8:56.76
Girls
Discus- Lauren Reilly got 2nd with a 113

Opponents

School Place Points
Grand Island Central Catholic
0
0

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Boys Varsity Golf JV/Varsity, Girls Varsity Golf JV/Varsity · Grand Island Central Catholic Boys Varsity Golf JV/Varsity finishes 1st place


Thursday, April 20, 2017

9:00 AM

Place

1

Points

319

Meet Recap

Individual Scores:
1st-Collin Toner shot a 75.
6th-Jack Goering shot a 80.
7th&9th- Gavin and Eli Fox shot a 82.
Carson Hamik shot a 88.
Great job boys!

Opponents

School Place Points
Grand Island Central Catholic
1
319
York High School
2
329
Columbus High School
3
346