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


Saturday, Aug 26th

Boys Varsity Football
vs. Warren Easton Charter High School
N/A

Sunday, Aug 27th

No event results

Monday, Aug 28th

No event results

Tuesday, Aug 29th

No event results

Wednesday, Aug 30th

No event results

Thursday, Aug 31st

No event results

Friday, Sep 1st

Boys Varsity Football
@ McDonough 35 High School
N/A

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


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

MONDAY

August 28, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

August 29, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

August 30, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

August 31, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

September 01, 2017

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football
@ McDonough 35 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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Purple Knights News · All Teams Schedule: Week of August 21 – August 27


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Saint Augustine High School, August 21 – August 27

MONDAY

August 21, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

August 22, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

August 23, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

August 24, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

August 25, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

August 26, 2017

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football
vs. Warren Easton Charter High School
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

August 27, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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


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Purple Knights 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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Purple Knights 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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Purple Knights News · 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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Purple Knights News · Best of the Best: Louisiana’s Top Sports Story of the Month – Presented by VNN


This month’s top story comes to us from St. Augustine in New Orleans, who gave us 1,000 reasons to be a Dante’ Carter fan.

St. Aug Junior joins 1,000-Pound Club

Originally posted on staugathletics.org

Dante’ Carter recently joined St. Augustine High School’s 1,000-Pound Club. Purple Knights join the club by lifting at least 1,000 pounds through three exercises — bench press, squat, and power clean. Carter exceeded the 1,000-pound mark by benching 385, lifting 235 pounds in the power clean, and squatting 500 pounds.

The 6-foot, 325 pound Junior, is also a two-year starter for the Purple Knight Football Team and an All-District, All-Metro player.

“Carter is an excellent example of a student-athlete, that’s why it was special…

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Purple Knights News · Event Recap: Week of April 15 – April 21


Saturday, Apr 15th

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Brother Martin High School
N/A

Sunday, Apr 16th

No event results

Monday, Apr 17th

Boys Varsity Golf
District
N/A
Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Carver – Senior Night
N/A

Tuesday, Apr 18th

Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Holy Cross High School
N/A

Wednesday, Apr 19th

No event results

Thursday, Apr 20th

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Holy Cross High School
N/A

Friday, Apr 21st

No event results

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Purple Knights News · All Teams Schedule: Week of April 17 – April 23


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Saint Augustine High School, April 17 – April 23

MONDAY

April 17, 2017

TBA Boys Varsity Golf
District
SCHEDULE
6:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Carver – Senior Night
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

April 18, 2017

6:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Holy Cross High School
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

April 19, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

April 20, 2017

TBA Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Holy Cross High School
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

April 21, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

April 22, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

April 23, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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