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Lakers 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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Lakers News · OHSAA Fall 2017 Key Dates – Presented by VNN


Even though it’s only halfway through Summer, we’ve compiled a handy reference guide to the key dates coming for this Fall season from the OHSAA future dates calendar. Feel free to bookmark!

Cross Country

2017-2018
Coaching Begins 8/1
Season Begins 8/21
Non-Interscholastic Date 9/18
District 10/21
Regional 10/28
State 11/4
Season Ends 11/4

 

Field Hockey

2017-2018
Coaching Begins 8/1
Earliest Preview 8/2
Season Begins 8/19
Non-Interscholastic Date 9/18
State Qualifying 10/16-10/28
State 11/3-11/4
Season Ends 11/4
Thanksgiving 11/23
Coach- No contact period begins the first day after last interscholastic contest and ends 28 days later.

 

Football

2017
Coaching Begins 7/31
Earliest Scrimmage 8/9-8/19
Season Begins 8/21
Non-Interscholastic Date 10/9
Reg. Quarter. 11/3-11/4
Reg. Semi. 11/10-11/11
Reg. Finals 11/17-11/18
State Semi. 11/24-11/25
State Final 11/30-12/2
Thanksgiving 11/23
Season ends after conclusion of last regular season or OHSAA tournament game.
Coach- No contact period begins the first day after last interscholastic contest and ends 28 days later.

 

Golf

2017
Coaching Begins
8/1
Season Begins
8/5
Non-Interscholastic Date
9/4
Sectional Boys DII & DIII & Girls DII
9/25-9/30#
Sectional Boys DI & Girls DI
10/2-10/7#
District Boys DII & DIII & Girls DII
10/2-10/7
District Boys DI & Girls DI
10/9-10/14
State Boys DII & DIII & Girls DII
10/13-10/14
State Boys DI & Girls DI
10/20-1021
Season Ends
10/28
Rosh Hashanah
9/21-9/22
Yom Kipper
9/29-9/30

 

Soccer

2017
Coaching Begins 8/1
Season Begins 8/19
Non-Interscholastic Date 9/25
Sectional 10/16-10/21
District 10/23-10/28
Regional 10/31-11/4
State 11/7-11/11
Season Ends 11/11
Thanksgiving 11/23
Coaches no contact period begins the first day after last interscholastic contest and ends 28 days later.

 

Girls Tennis

2017
Coaching Begins 8/1
Season Begins 8/11
Non-Interscholastic Date 9/4
Sectional 10/2-10/7#
District 10/9-10/14
State 10/20-10/21
Season Ends 10/28
Thanksgiving 11/23
Rosh Hashanah 9/21-9/22
Yom Kipper 9/29-9/30

 

Volleyball

2017
Coaching Begins 8/1
Earliest Preview Date 8/2
Season Begins 8/19
Non-Interscholastic Date 9/25
Sectional 10/16-10/21
District 10/23-10/28
Regional 10/30-11/4
State 11/9-11/11
Season Ends 11/11
Thanksgiving 11/23
Coach- No contact period starts witht he first day after the last interscholastic contest and ends 28 days later.

 

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Lakers 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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Lakers News · Event Recap: Week of May 20 – May 26


Saturday, May 20th

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Independence High School –
N/A
Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Independence High School –
N/A

Sunday, May 21st

No event results

Monday, May 22nd

No event results

Tuesday, May 23rd

No event results

Wednesday, May 24th

No event results

Thursday, May 25th

No event results

Friday, May 26th

No event results

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Lakers News · Event Recap: Week of May 13 – May 19


Saturday, May 13th

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Open Door Christian Schools Inc
N/A
Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Open Door Christian Schools Inc
N/A

Sunday, May 14th

No event results

Monday, May 15th

No event results

Tuesday, May 16th

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Tbd
N/A

Wednesday, May 17th

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Tbd
N/A

Thursday, May 18th

No event results

Friday, May 19th

No event results

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Lakers News · Ohio’s Top Record-Breaking Performance – Nominations are open now! – Presented by VNN


This Spring, we’ve seen several state and school records fall across the network. Who was the best in Ohio? Nominate your favorite with the form below.

Nominations close on May 22 at 12pm EST, and voting begins on Tuesday, May 23.

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Lakers News · All Teams Schedule: Week of May 15 – May 21


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Max S. Hayes High School, May 15 – May 21

MONDAY

May 15, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

May 16, 2017

4:30 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Lawrence School
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

May 17, 2017

4:30 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Saint Martin De Porres High School
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

May 18, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

May 19, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

May 20, 2017

10:00 AM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Independence High School –
SCHEDULE
12:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Independence High School –
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

May 21, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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


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Lakers News · Event Recap: Week of May 6 – May 12


Saturday, May 6th

No event results

Sunday, May 7th

No event results

Monday, May 8th

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ John Hay High School –
N/A
Girls Varsity Softball
vs. John Hay High School –
N/A

Tuesday, May 9th

No event results

Wednesday, May 10th

No event results

Thursday, May 11th

No event results

Friday, May 12th

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Western Reserve Academy
N/A

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Lakers News · All Teams Schedule: Week of May 8 – May 14


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Max S. Hayes High School, May 8 – May 14

MONDAY

May 08, 2017

4:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ John Hay High School –
SCHEDULE
4:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
vs. John Hay High School –
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

May 09, 2017

4:00 PM Boys Varsity Track
@ St. Ignatius High School
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

May 10, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

May 11, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

May 12, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

May 13, 2017

12:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Open Door Christian Schools Inc
SCHEDULE
2:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Open Door Christian Schools Inc
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

May 14, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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


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Lakers News · Event Recap: Week of April 29 – May 5


Saturday, Apr 29th

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Western Reserve Academy
N/A
Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Western Reserve Academy
N/A

Sunday, Apr 30th

No event results

Monday, May 1st

Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. East Technical High School
N/A
Girls Varsity Softball
@ East Technical High School
N/A

Tuesday, May 2nd

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ John Hay High School –
N/A
Girls Varsity Softball
vs. John Hay High School –
N/A

Wednesday, May 3rd

Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. East Technical High School
N/A
Girls Varsity Softball
@ East Technical High School
N/A

Thursday, May 4th

Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. John F Kennedy High School-Cleveland
N/A
Boys Varsity Track
@ St. Ignatius High School
N/A

Friday, May 5th

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Tbd
N/A
Girls Varsity Softball
@ Garfield High School-Akron
N/A