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Titans News · Where’s California’s Toughest Place to Play? – Presented by VNN


Last month we asked our network to share the places in their state that they thought were the toughest to visit. Nearly 500 stadiums, gyms, pools, and courses were nominated, and now it’s time to crown a winner.

Where’s California’s Toughest Place to Play?

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Where’s California’s Toughest Place To Play?

Maranatha High School’s Field – Multiple Sports – Home of the Maranatha Minutemen
Eastvale Community Park – Soccer – Home the Eleanor Roosevelt Mustangs
Scripps Ranch High School’s Field – Field Hockey – Home of the Scripps Ranch Falcons
Citrus College Stadium – Football – Home of the Glendora Tartans
Crusader Field – Football – Home of the Valley Christian Crusaders
Santiago High School Aquatic Center – Swim & Dive – Home of the Santiago Sharks
Irvine Regional Park – Cross Country – Home of the Godinez Grizzlies
Wildcat Stadium – Football – Home of the Brea Olinda Wildcats
Half Moon Bay Artichoke Invitational – Cross Country – Home of the Half Moon Bay Cougars
Benny Edens Field – Football – Home of the Point Loma Pointers
Mayfair High School Gym – Volleyball – Home of the Mayfair Monsoons
Los Altos Stadium – Football – Home of the Los Altos Conquerors
Chino Hills Field – Soccer – Home of the Chino Hills Huskies
Temecula Valley Stadium – Football – Home of the Temecula Valley Golden Bears
La Habra Field – Football – Home of the La Habra Highlanders
Apple Valley Field – Football – Home of the Apple Valley Eagles
Heritage Soccer Field – Soccer – Home Heritage Patriots

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Winning locations will be entered into our Regional and National Contest to come at a later date!

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Titans News · Top Plays from across the Nation – Vote California


With help from our friends at Rapid Replay, VNN gathers the top plays from high schools around the nation every week!

Download the free Rapid Replay app today and start filming to get your school and athletes noticed nationwide.

What School had the Top Play of the Week?

Granite Hills Football – CA
West Linn Football – OR
Timber Creek Volleyball – FL
Chicopee Comprehensive Football – MA
Temple Football – TX
Chicopee Soccer – MA

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Titans News · 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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Titans News · Vote: Top Plays from the West – Presented by VNN x Rapid Replay


What State Delivered the Top Play?

California: Mira Mesa High School – Artoym Harr hauls in deep pass
Oregon: Lakeridge High School – Andre Martinez jukes defender for TD
Utah: Bingham High School – Dax Milne’s TD reception

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Special Congratulations to Mira Mesa (CA), Lakeridge (OR), and Bingham (UT) High Schools for representing their states in our weekly poll.

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Titans News · Vote: Top Plays from the West Coast – Presented by VNN x Rapid Replay


What School Deserves Top Play Honors?

Lake Oswego Varsity Football
Lakeridge Girls Varsity Volleyball
Clackamas Boys Varsity Soccer
Scripps Ranch Girls Varsity Golf
Lakeridge Boys Varsity Football
West Linn Girls Varsity Volleyball

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Lakeridge High School
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West Linn High School
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Titans 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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Titans 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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Titans News · Vote for California’s Top Record-Breaking Performance – Presented by VNN


This Spring, we’ve seen several state and school records fall across the network. Check out the athletes that enshrined themselves into the record books this season, and vote for the performance you think best deserves to be crowned top of California. Voting closes Monday, May 22.

Karla Lemus; Jasmine Jimenez; Larissa Cesena and Sarah Ann Frank of Martin Luther King break school shuttle hurdle record.

Martin Luther King HS ladies break school shuttle hurdle record.

Martin Luther King, Riverside, CA

Shuttle Hurdles / 1:07.58 / Paloma Valley Wildcat Relays

Alex Barr Breaks All-Time School Mile Record

Alex Barr Breaks All-Time School Mile Record

Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, CA

Mile / 4:12.84 / Arcadia Invitational

Marian Ledesma Breaks 33-Year Old School 400M Record

Marian Ledesma Breaks 33 Year Old School Record

Valley Christian, Cerritos, CA

400m / 58.58 / Brea Relays

Anthony Easter breaks school record in 300M Hurdles

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Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Corona, CA

300M Hurdles / Chandler Rotary Invite

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Mackenzie Garza Repeats as Valley Champion, Breaks 21-Year Old School Record

Mackenzie Garza Repeats as Valley Champion

Golden West High School, Visalia, CA.

50M freestyle swim / 24.62 / Valley Championships

Nathaniel Tamminga Breaks 3200m School Record

Nathaniel Tamminga Breaks 3200m School Record

Valley Christian, Cerritos, CA

3200M / 9:46 / Beach Cities Invitational

Three Records Drop at Mt. Sac Relays: Phil Griggs / 400M, Kathryn Hammar, Breanna Fatten, Amanda Sosa and Lauren Peurifoy / Distance Medley Relay, Sarah Al-khalili, Jasmine Jimenez, Sarah Ann Frank and Larissa Cesena / Shuttle Relay

RECORD ASSAULT AT THE MT.SAC RELAYS

Martin Luther King, Riverside, CA

400M / 49.12, Distance Medley / 12:05, Shuttle Relay / 1:05.57

Morgann Wilson Sets School Record in 100 hurdles

Morgann Wilson Sets School Record in 100 hurdles

Ramona High School, Ramona, CA

100M Hurdles / 15.74 / Meet vs. Valley Center

Vote for California’s best record-breaking performance!

Marian Ledesma Breaks 33-Year Old 400M Record
Karla Lemus; Jasmine Jimenez; Larissa Cesena and Sarah Ann Frank break school shuttle hurdle record.
Nathaniel Tamminga Breaks 3200m School Record
Morgann Wilson Sets School Record in 100 Hurdles
Anthony Easter breaks school record in 300M Hurdles
Alex Barr Breaks All-Time School Mile Record
Three Records Drop at Mt. Sac Relays
Mackenzie Garza Repeats as Valley Champion, Breaks 21 Year Old School Record

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Titans 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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Titans 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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