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Class 2A Canadian does what other teams couldn't with fourpeat
Class 2A Canadian does what other teams couldn't with fourpeat
Winning one state championship is a dream come true, one that eludes the majority of Texas high school athletes. Winning two is even rarer. Taking home three is simply insane.
Texas coaches back up their words; no IMG Academy in Texas for 2016
Texas coaches back up their words; no IMG Academy in Texas for 2016
Back in September, South Grand Prairie coach Brent Whitson said that he would never schedule IMG Academy because, "I think that by playing them, you support them."
Flower Mound beats Highland Park on penalty kicks to win 6A title
Flower Mound beats Highland Park on penalty kicks to win 6A title
Flower Mound's girls soccer team made the most of its debut trip to the Class 6A state tournament.
Signs point to UIL football finals returning to AT&T, but no deal yet
Signs point to UIL football finals returning to AT&T, but no deal yet
Signs point toward the 2016 UIL state football championships returning to to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, but officials said no final decision has been made. UIL deputy director Jamey Harrison told multiple news outlets Saturday that "I can assure you th...
High school combines, recruiting gurus full of bunk
High school combines, recruiting gurus full of bunk
Now that National Signing Day has passed, we basically are finished with the 2015 football class and turn our attention to players in the classes of 2016-18 because it is time for them to begin competing in ... the Underwear Olympics.
Cowboys schedule opens door for UIL football state championships to return to AT&T Stadium
Cowboys schedule opens door for UIL football state championships to return to AT&T Stadium
The Cowboys and AT&T Stadium have avoided the schedule conflict that prevented them from hosting the UIL state football championships a year ago, opening the door for a possible return.
Gender rule for school sports blasted as exclusionary
Gender rule for school sports blasted as exclusionary
Making the varsity football squad was a big win for kicker Reilly Fox, even though her team, Fort Worth's Paschal Panthers, won just three games last fall.
UIL officials nix basketball shot clock, keep 6A football plan
UIL officials nix basketball shot clock, keep 6A football plan
The UIL Legislative Council considered a 35-second shot clock for basketball, home-field advantage in first-round football playoff games at the Class 5A level, and a defined double-elimination format for the 6A and 5A baseball tournaments.
Texas to use birth certificates to determine UIL athletes' gender
Texas to use birth certificates to determine UIL athletes' gender
School district superintendents in Texas have overwhelmingly approved a change that requires public school officials to use a birth certificate to determine a student-athlete's gender.
Katy ISD football stadium price tag rises again
Katy ISD football stadium price tag rises again
The construction cost for the Katy Independent School District's second football stadium has risen again, meaning the project will cost about $4.5 million more than the $58 million that voters approved for it in 2014.
Video of Cibolo Steele sophomore flipping over a sand pit goes viral
Video of Cibolo Steele sophomore flipping over a sand pit goes viral
Cibolo Steele sophomore Brenden Brady is no stranger to the spotlight.
Data: Highest paid high school football coaches in Houston
Data: Highest paid high school football coaches in Houston
The 2016 Texas high school football season begins in a little more than a month.
Did mom violate wiretap law by recording coach's locker-room speech?
Did mom violate wiretap law by recording coach's locker-room speech?
A Texas mom who secretly recorded a coach's locker-room comments to students is asking Texas' top criminal court to rule she didn't violate the state's wiretap law.
Texas high school football player drowns in lake
Texas high school football player drowns in lake
A Little Elm High School football player drowned while trying to swim across a cove at Lake Lewisville, police say.
Palestine boys soccer team wins 4A state title
Palestine boys soccer team wins 4A state title
Goals. Who needs them? The Palestine boys soccer team didn't on Friday, at least not in a conventional sense, because the Wildcats had Bennett Gierkey in goal. He had a day to remember, while helping his team make a landmark in Palestine sports history.
Trailblazing Mansfield ISD athletic director to retire
Trailblazing Mansfield ISD athletic director to retire
Mansfield schools athletic director Debbie Weems, who in 1996 became one of the first women in Texas to achieve the position, announced her retirement.
Buda Hays baseball coach passes away
Buda Hays baseball coach passes away
David Null, a full-time chemistry teacher and baseball coach for Hays High School passed away Sunday morning. The 54-year-old had been with Hays CISD since 2009.
Waxahachie stadium to get $500,000 digital scoreboard for 2016 season
Waxahachie stadium to get $500,000 digital scoreboard for 2016 season
The Waxahachie Independent School District has approved a new $500,000 digital scoreboard for the school's football stadium, according to the Waxahachie Daily Light.
Coach smarter with an assist from advanced reports
Coach smarter with an assist from advanced reports
The use of statistics has exploded over the past couple of seasons. Moneyball has reached the hardwood. With Hudl's advanced statistics and reports, high school basketball coaches can now level up with resources previously only available to college and...
Defense helps DeSoto take down Humble Atascocita to win 6A title
Defense helps DeSoto take down Humble Atascocita to win 6A title
DeSoto, long known for locking down opponents with its defense, put the shackles on another opponent Saturday night. This time it was against previously unbeaten Humble Atascocita, and this time the DeSoto defense locked up a Class 6A state championshi...
UIL, Texas schools trying to find way to distribute TV revenue
UIL, Texas schools trying to find way to distribute TV revenue
In April 2014, representatives from some of the state's most successful districts in the Dallas-Fort Worth area filed into an office at the Fox Sports Southwest main office in Las Colinas.
Forthcoming book examines life of longtime Celina football coach
Forthcoming book examines life of longtime Celina football coach
Anyone who has followed high school football in North Texas over the last half century likely knows the name G.A. Moore.
High school coaches gear up for new season
High school coaches gear up for new season
When you are a coach or sportswriter, the surest sign that the new school year is around the corner is the annual Texas High School Coaches Association Convention. The year's version - the 84th edition - was held in San Antonio. Thousands of coaches fr...
San Antonio teen powerlifter breaks state record with amazing 930-pound squat
San Antonio teen powerlifter breaks state record with amazing 930-pound squat
A San Antonian is notching his name in powerlifting record books again — and he's only 17.
New stadium honors fallen NASA heroes
New stadium honors fallen NASA heroes
Clear Creek ISD's newest football stadium opened to the public for the first time on March 10.
UIL not overly worried as boys state tourney attendance slightly dips
UIL not overly worried as boys state tourney attendance slightly dips
Following the UIL's move of the boys and girls basketball state tournaments from Austin to San Antonio in 2015, many wondered if attendance would increase after a few lackluster years in the state capital.
Keller wins third softball state title behind senior MVP's shutout
Keller wins third softball state title behind senior MVP's shutout
On Friday in the state semifinals, Keller scored three runs in the first inning before Humble Atascocita came back to force extra innings.
Navasota picks Goodman as athletic director, head football coach
Navasota picks Goodman as athletic director, head football coach
Patrick Goodman, an assistant coach with the Navasota football team and head coach of the boys basketball squad, has been selected to replace Lee Fedora as the school's athletic director and head football coach.
10 amazing (and true) facts about Texas football
10 amazing (and true) facts about Texas football
We at Dave Campbell's Texas Football like to fancy ourselves Texas football experts, but every day, we find out something about football in Texas that surprises us. And we're going to bet that we can surprise you, too.
Will Texas go to split football divisions in 6A and 5A?
Will Texas go to split football divisions in 6A and 5A?
More important votes will certainly be cast in November, but an admittedly unscientific poll conducted at the Texas High School Coaches Association state convention favors splitting UIL Class 6A and 5A into Division I and II football districts.
Baseball coaches to propose pitch count to UIL medical advisory committee
Baseball coaches to propose pitch count to UIL medical advisory committee
The executive director of the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association, along with athletic trainers and doctors, will propose implementing a pitch count when they make a presentation to the UIL's medical advisory committee April 17 in Austin.
Flashback: The story of the most dominant team in Texas high school football history
Flashback: The story of the most dominant team in Texas high school football history
No one could remember hearing any boos until the final seconds of the final game. It would be the closest Big Sandy High School would come to losing in 1975. A 28-2 thumping of Groom in the Class B championship on a chilly December afternoon in Jacksbo...
Former UTSA coach Bush driven to get Seguin football back on track
Former UTSA coach Bush driven to get Seguin football back on track
Former UTSA offensive coordinator Travis Bush, hired as Seguin head football coach and athletic director a month ago, was only a second-grader in Alice when he was drawn to the game that became his passion.
UIL required to adopt pitch count for upcoming baseball season
UIL required to adopt pitch count for upcoming baseball season
The National Federation of State High School Associations - which the University Interscholastic League is a member of - announced a number of changes to its baseball rules.
Millerman foresaw Moser as architect of Abilene football dynasty
Millerman foresaw Moser as architect of Abilene football dynasty
Jim Millerman was good at everything, whether it was running an insurance agency or with a football or baton in his grip, but maybe the best thing he ever did, at least for Abilene High, was a vote in the spring of 1953.
Livingston reprimanded for falsifying enrollment
Livingston reprimanded for falsifying enrollment
UIL officials publicly reprimanded the Livingston Independent School District for submitting incorrect enrollment figures in an attempt to reclassify its athletic program from Class 5A to 4A, according to a press release from the UIL's State Executive ...
Sports Analytics 101: An intro to advanced stats
Sports Analytics 101: An intro to advanced stats
Moneyball. Sabermetrics. Analytics. If you're a sports fan, chances are you've noticed these terms being used more and more frequently, but what do they mean? Where did they come from? Most importantly, why should YOU care?
Pitch counts likely coming soon to high school baseball nationwide
Pitch counts likely coming soon to high school baseball nationwide
The Bert Blylevens of the world better prepare themselves. Pitch counts are coming to high school baseball, regardless of how much they moan and groan about those nerds that look at numbers and science.
Duncanville leaves no doubt, routs Spring Dekaney for 6A title
Duncanville leaves no doubt, routs Spring Dekaney for 6A title
After 38 straight wins, Duncanville finally arrived at its spotlight moment Saturday night at the Alamodome. But although the stakes were higher and the stage was bigger, the Pantherettes played out the same old script.
Sophomore lifts Argyle girls to second consecutive 4A title
Sophomore lifts Argyle girls to second consecutive 4A title
In Friday's Class 4A state semifinal, Argyle sophomore Gabby Standifer had what she called the "worst game of her life."
Will population growth catch up to Celina football?
Will population growth catch up to Celina football?
It's the natural progression of things. Jobs are being created in Texas. People are moving to Texas cities. Those cities are having to build more schools to accommodate the population growth.
Campbell named new SA Madison coach
Campbell named new SA Madison coach
A former area football coach will return to lead one of San Antonio's most notable programs.
A timeline of the high school football stadium arms race
A timeline of the high school football stadium arms race
On Saturday, McKinney residents voted on a bond that includes the construction of a $50.3 million district-wide stadium/event center. McKinney joins a growing list of other Dallas-area school districts building mammoth stadiums (and in this case, stad...
Check out renderings of latest $50 million high school football stadium plan in Texas
Check out renderings of latest $50 million high school football stadium plan in Texas
A dollar might not buy what it used to, but $50 million can still set up a grandiose new high school football stadium in the Lone Star State.
The latest technology trend in sports was on display at high school spring practices
The latest technology trend in sports was on display at high school spring practices
Spring practices have wrapped in the Dallas area but not without many area schools getting a lot of reps for their new flying, robotic teammate.
With UIL considering pitch limits for baseball, does softball need pitch-count rules?
With UIL considering pitch limits for baseball, does softball need pitch-count rules?
Last week, the UIL's medical advisory committee recommended the adoption of a proposal that would limit baseball players ages 17-19 to 110 pitches in a game and limit those ages 14-16 to 95 pitches. The proposal that will go before the UIL's legislati...
Baseball coaches want to protect pitchers' arms, but there could be controversy if UIL adopts pit...
Baseball coaches want to protect pitchers' arms, but there could be controversy if UIL adopts pit...
Former Plano Prestonwood Christian coach Mike Maack is happy to see that the UIL is considering adopting rules that would limit the number of pitches a baseball player can throw in a high school game. But Maack, a fifth-round draft pick of the Chicago ...
See how much bigger high school football players have gotten over the years
See how much bigger high school football players have gotten over the years
In 1987, Plano became the first school to win back-to-back football titles in Class 5A. The Wildcats had a strong defense and crafty quarterback Steve Needham, but their offensive line was probably the biggest star.
Garland names Russell new football coach
Garland names Russell new football coach
Garland has named Danny Russell of Wichita Falls as football coach. Garland ISD athletic director Cliff Odenwald said the entire district was "excited" in formalizing Russell's return. Russell took over at Wichita Falls three years ago after Russell ha...
How three Texas communities with $60-plus million stadiums compare
How three Texas communities with $60-plus million stadiums compare
Much has been made of the newest addition to the Texas high school football mega-stadium family, McKinney ISD Stadium.
10 celebrities who played Texas high school football
10 celebrities who played Texas high school football
Texas high school football is famous for putting out football superstars - from Earl Campbell and Davey O'Brien to Adrian Peterson and Drew Brees. But Texas high school football has a knack for producing some pretty big stars outside of the gridiron as...
Voters approve nation's most expensive high school football stadium
Voters approve nation's most expensive high school football stadium
Voters in McKinney approved a $220 million bond package that includes a new football stadium and events center that will be among the most expensive in the nation.
Soccer teams scrambling to find enough game officials
Soccer teams scrambling to find enough game officials
There's a somewhat quiet but growing concern in high school sports: referee shortages.
Wisconsin coach finds paradise in Texas
Wisconsin coach finds paradise in Texas
Joe Koch dreamed coaching Texas high school football would be paradise. The 57-year-old member of the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame has turned his fantasy into reality.
Instant inspiration: Watch this video about what it really means to be a part of Texas high schoo...
Instant inspiration: Watch this video about what it really means to be a part of Texas high schoo...
Today's video come to us from the Texas High School Coaches Association and it's a good one. The central theme is that being a high school coach - and for that matter, a high school athlete - goes beyond the field and to something much greater. To sum ...
Are some athletes too old to be playing high school sports?
Are some athletes too old to be playing high school sports?
One of the big news items this week, at least in college football, is how a star high school quarterback in Alabama has decided to forego his senior year and enroll at South Carolina. The quarterback is Jake Bentley, who is one of the nation's top recr...
Southlake Carroll's Brown breaks 29-year-old state record
Southlake Carroll's Brown breaks 29-year-old state record
Southlake Carroll junior Reed Brown broke a 29-year-old state record Friday, winning the Class 6 A 3,200 meters in 8 minutes, 50.43 seconds at the UIL State Track and Field Meet at Mike A. Myers Stadium at the University of Texas.
10 Texas high school stadiums you have to see to believe
10 Texas high school stadiums you have to see to believe
There's a mystique to Texas high school football, especially in its imagery. And at the forefront of that imagery - the signpost for most outsiders that Texas takes high school football seriously - is the high school football stadium.
The age of single-sport athletes endures despite detractors' suspicions
The age of single-sport athletes endures despite detractors' suspicions
Harrison Heffley played nearly every sport that caught his interest during junior high and high school, from his dominant trade of baseball to basketball, football and even golf.
How robots, video analysis and new apps are revolutionizing high school baseball, softball
How robots, video analysis and new apps are revolutionizing high school baseball, softball
A robotic machine runs infield and outfield practices. Major league stars help hitters perfect their swing, but not in-person.
Frisco Centennial promotes Webb as new head football coach
Frisco Centennial promotes Webb as new head football coach
Following the departure of Ronny Mullins to Irving MacArthur after one season, Frisco Centennial has promoted offensive coordinator Matt Webb to head football coach and campus athletic coordinator, per a release.