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The high school rivalry that has dominated Illinois football for over 100 years

Arcola and Tuscola, two small towns just 8 miles apart in the heart of Illinois, have two of the winningest high school football programs in state history. Before they match up again this season for the first time in years, read about their histo

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Pop Warner joins Go4Ellis to increase presence of ATs

Pop Warner football the, nation’s oldest youth football, cheer and dance organization, has a partnered with Go4Ellis, an online platform that connects athletic trainers with sports event operators, for a pilot program, starting in Pennsylvani

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Creating a Social Media Policy for Athletes

While advancements in technology have brought about a whole new world of possibilities and benefits from the ease of exchange of data and information - especially with the seemingly overnight growth of social media . . . problems as well have de

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If Your School Search Is Focused Only On Athletics, You’re Going About It Wrong

Athletics may be your ticket to college for the next four years, but here’s the catch. After those four years are over, a very small percentage will go on to build a career out of that sport and compete professionally or at the Olympic level.

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Are we putting young athletes at risk when we urge them to drink lots of fluids during steamy sports practices and games?

Summer is upon us and so is the heat.  Student athletes everywhere are gearing up for the start of the new school year and with it tryouts and training camps.  Staying hydrated to combat the high temperatures of summer is important but new stud

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Athletic Scholarships 101

What do you really know about athletic scholarships?  If your goal is to get an athletic scholarship or for your son or daughter to get an athletic scholarship then this is a must read! Let's start with the facts about playing college sports and

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Playing Division I Requires More than Talent

Guiding Future Stars (www.GuidingFutureStars.com) is a student development company that is committed to transform the next generation into excellent students, great athletes, and extraordinary people.  GFS will educate prospective student-athletes a

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7 Habits of Highly Recruitable Student-Athletes

Guiding Future Stars (www.GuidingFutureStars.com) is a student development company that is committed to transform the next generation into excellent students, great athletes, and extraordinary people.  GFS will educate prospective student-athletes a

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Coach Christian on Recruiting

Coach Jamion Christian just completed his 5th season as the Head Men's Basketball Coach at Mount St. Mary's University and it was a special one.  Recently named the 2017 Ben Jobe award winner which is presented annually to the top minority coach in

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Stop the Madness

Stop the Madness. Not March Madness, the Recruiting Madness.  The NCAA has the opportunity to do just that when the Division I Council meets in two weeks to make a decision on proposal 2016-26 which in short would prevent the epidemic of early recru

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College Recruiting: Making a Good 1st Impression

Guiding Future Stars is a student-development company that is committed to transforming the next generation into excellent students, great athletes, and extraordinary people.   GFS assists prospective student-athletes and their families navigate th

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The 12 Stops on the Recruiting Road

Guiding Future Stars is a student-athlete development company that is committed to transforming the next generation into excellent students, great athletes, and extraordinary people.   EDUCATE prospective student-athletes, parents, and coaches

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8 College Recruiting Tips for Parents to Guide their Athletes

Guiding Future Stars is a student-athlete development company that is committed to transforming the next generation into excellent students, great athletes, and extraordinary people.   EDUCATE prospective student-athletes, parents, and coach

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Alternative Facts in the Recruiting Process

Guiding Future Stars is a student-development company that is committed to transforming the next generation into excellent students, great athletes, and extraordinary people.   GFS assists prospective student-athletes and their families navigate th

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Pitfalls to Avoid in the Recruiting Process

The college recruiting process can be tricky to navigate if you don't have a clear road map to guide you.   As a prospective student-athlete there are things that you must do in order to get recruited.   However, there are also things that you must

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Road Map To Contacting College Coaches

The College Recruiting Process is all about building relationships with college coaches. It's time to begin reaching out to college coaches whose programs you are interested in.   There are certain steps you should follow to garner the attention o

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Character Counts in the Recruiting Process

A prospective student-athlete's character may be the most important attribute to a college coach.    A college coach only has a limited amount of opportunities to evaluate a prospective student-athlete's character.   In order to help prospective s

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4 Attributes to be a Recruitable Student-Athlete

Are you a recruitable student-athlete? Every college coach seeks different qualities or attributes in their recruits whether it be athletic, academic, or a specific psychological attribute. These characteristics vary from coach to coach depending on

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College Recruiting: Give your Kids the Keys

Welcome to the Guiding Future Stars Academy College Recruiting Blog Are you interested in playing sports in college? Are you a prospective student-athlete or parent of a child who aspires to play in college but have no idea where to begin.  If so,

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Finding Your College Experience Trifecta

 "Being a student-athlete should enhance your college experience, not be a roadblock to your success." Prospective student-athletes should search for a school that will provide them with the best college experience academically, athletically,

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The College Search Process vs. The College Recruiting Process

The college recruiting process is an exciting time for a prospective student-athlete, it is the pinnacle of all of the time, effort, and energy dedicated to their sport.   However,  the challenge for many prospective student-athletes is differentia

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College Recruiting: Don’t Start Early to Commit Early

The NCAA DI transfer numbers are increasing at an alarming rate.  Why is that?   Many prospective student-athletes are asked to make an early decision on their future.  How can we expect a teenager who doesn't even have their driver’s license t

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College Recruiting: Where to Begin?

Welcome to the Guiding Future Stars Academy College Recruiting Blog Are you interested in playing sports in college? Are you a prospective student-athlete or parent of a child who aspires to play in college but have no idea where to begin.  If so,

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The 5 Phases of the College Recruiting Process

Welcome to the Guiding Future Stars Academy Recruiting Blog Are you interested in playing sports in college? Are you a prospective student-athlete or parent of a child who aspires to play in college but have no idea where to begin.  If so, you're

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Kennard-Dale senior becomes all-time goals leader in PA girls’ lacrosse

  Kennard-Dale’s Football stadium was buzzing with excitement Tuesday for the Rams Girls Lacrosse game against New Oxford. This was not just any game – it was a chance for senior, Morgan Day, to reach Pennsylvania’s all-time scoring r

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Saegertown Students Use Twitter to Maximize Game Coverage

Saegertown High School junior Becca Siple, 17, of Saegertown, tweets a Saegertown boys volleyball update during a match against Cambridge Springs.   With the ever evolving flow of technology, we have become a society of people who expect i

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Eric Mausser Named ALL-USA Wrestling Coach of the Year

Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa is home to the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Wrestling Coach of the Year for 2014-15. Eric Mausser has been selected to receive this award by Jason Bryant or MatTalkOnline.com, and President of

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Eugene, Oregon to host the 2021 World Athletics Championships

  The small town of Eugene, Oregon, known for its rich American Track and Field history, will become the hosts of the 2021 World Athletics Championships. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has decided on the affec

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Teams Gear up for the Penn Relays

  Spring is here and with that comes more sunlight, warmer temperatures, and festivals galore. The Philadelphia area is booming with plenty of fun outdoor activities, whether you wish to participate or simply be a spectator. One of the most

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15th annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival Set for April 25

  Radnor High School will be the site for the much anticipated 15th annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival. The Festival, which began in 2000, has grown to become the premier high school lacrosse event in the United States. The event’s fou

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An Inspiration to All: Remembering Lauren Hill

Few people display the level of determination and desire that Lauren Hill did during her time with Mount St. Joseph's women's basketball team. While battling an aggressive and inoperable brain tumor, Lauren managed to achieve her dream. On November

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Wake County to host Special Olympics Unified Teams this Weekend

  This weekend, Special Olympics Unified Sports track and field teams will compete alongside traditional track teams in the Wake County school system. The event is scheduled to begin at 9am at Garner Magnet High School on Saturday.  

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Highland High School Senior Helps Friends Cross the Finish Line

  Even the most fit and eager individual, competing in a triathalon is quite a challenge. Swimming, cycling, and running -- the three events involved -- are exhausting, requiring all of the physical strength and endurance once can muster. F

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Somerset County Girls are Jumping into Spring

This spring, Somerset County’s girl’s track is ready to jump into action. The state’s best competitors have a series of accolades under their belt. Frontrunners this season are Hannah Taylor of Montgomery, who has been a favorite in the ev

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Odd Turn of Events Leads to Harrisburg Tiger’s Victory Over Washington

  Tuesday was cause for celebration for Harrisburg's District 2AA triumph. What is being touted as a great game ended in a strange way. After falling behind, a controversial call allowed Harrisburg to close out the game, inching slightly ah

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Honoring Coach Jeff Dienhart: Central Catholic Wins Semistate

Central Catholic girl basketball sported a familiar phrase of hope on the backs of their shooting shirts -- "Keep going. Keep fighting. Keep battling." Just three days after the death of their beloved assistant basketball coach, Jeff Dienhart, pass

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Nominations are Open for the Second Mr. and Miss PA Basketball Awards Program

  The second Mr. and Miss Pennsylvania Basketball Awards are underway! The award puts the spotlight on the best male and female high school basketball players, and gives them the recognition they deserve. All high school basketball players

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Whitehall boys basketball team advances to District 11 Class AAAA semifinals

  Whitehall senior, Brett Radocha has been the superstar of the High School's boys basketball team so far this season. The center racked up a game-high 21 points on Saturday afternoon's game against Bangor, launching them into a 50-41 victo

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Kiera Supple Wins First State Title for Salem Academy

  Kiera Supple has been in the spotlight for some fantastic firsts for her school’s swimming team. Supple, a junior at Salem Academy in Oregon, was one of the first swimmers from the school to win a district championship and qualify for t

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Carroll scores 1,000th point, Advancing CB West to District 1-AAAA Quarters

  On Wednesday evening, Central Bucks West senior, Mackenzie Carroll rightfully took her place in the school's history. In the final moments of the Bucks District One Class AAAA, she made a foul shot that allowed her to reach her 1,000th ca

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Richmond Senior, Zielinski, Skates His Way to the Top

  As a child going through school, many of us were involved in sports or clubs of some sort. It was one way to shape our interests as a person, make new friends, and develop a healthy, well-rounded school day. Some of us will find that one

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Neshaminy’s Mackensie Compton Commits to Providence

It was love at first sight for Neshaminy High School junior Mackensie Compton with Providence College. The varsity softball player has given a verbal commitment to attend Providence for her freshman year in Fall 2016. “When I visited, I fell in lov

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Freshman Wrestler is Living a Dream while Inspiring his Team

  Timberlane High School in Plainstow, New Hampshire has built up quite the reputation for their Wrestling team. After winning 21 state titles over the past 22 years, the team has a proud tradition of working hard and succeeding. Winning is

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Pennsylvania Seventh Grader has her Sights on Duquesne Basketball

  12-year-old Mackenzie Amalia, a seventh grader at Blackhawk in Pennsylvania, has her sights set on something most kids her age don’t – College. She plays basketball so skillfully, that she has caught the attention of the women’s b

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Indiana HS Basketball player Josh Speidel involved in Car Crash

High School Basketball star Josh Speidel, was involved in a car crash over the weekend. The Columbus North senior, a 6-8 basketball standout, was hospitalized after he was involved in a car crash Sunday night. Josh received a head injury from the c

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Ralph Tamm Inducted into Bensalem High School Hall of Fame

Ralph Tamm played ten seasons with the NFL and won two Super Bowl championships with Washington and the San Francisco 49ers. He won his second Super Bowl ring with the 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX in January 1995. Last Saturday, Tamm was inducted into

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Local High School Grad Coaches in Super Bowl XLIX

  High School graduate, Dan Quinn, is coaching in his second consecutive Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks as their defensive coordinator. Quinn played offensive and defensive tackle at Morristown, where he was also a thrower for the

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Council Rock South Beats Pennsbury in Wrestling Match

Council Rock South’s team was down four starters and trailing by 8 against Pennsbury Wednesday night. Joe Doyle was behind in the third period of the 170-pound bout. With only four bouts to go, Joe knew he needed a big hit. Doyle made the hit he

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Sluggers Gearing up for Home Run Derby

  Former Northview baseball star, Shawn McCorkel, is excited to see players take part in an event so near to his heart. McCorkel participated in the event when it first began. The 20th Annual Wiregrass High School Home Run Derby has grown t

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Track & Field Coaches Association of Greater Philadelphia Presented a Slew of Talented Athletes

  The Track & Field Coaches Association of Greater Philadelphia congregated in Lehigh on Saturday to put local athletes to the test. Central Bucks East’s Patriots scooped up four gold medals. Among the winners were Oliver Boucher (400

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