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Jenna Harris/The Eagle Eye / WLRN

The varsity football team at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School almost had an undefeated regular football season. Almost. The Eagles lost to the Plantation High Colonels last week 39-10. 

However, the team won its first eight games of the season and is still going to the playoffs this week. The first game, against Miami High, kicks off at 7:30 at Cumber Stadium in Parkland.

Miami Herald

A referee work stoppage over pay has led to a shortage of officials and the cancellation of high school volleyball preseason matches scheduled for Tuesday in Palm Beach County.

Monday night, the East Coast Volleyball Officials Association, which oversees games in Palm Beach County, announced a work stoppage amid a pay dispute with the Florida High School Athletic Association.

Nancy Klingener / WLRN

Every spring in Key West is the same in some ways. After Easter, traffic gets a little lighter. The weather gets a little warmer.

But some years, a lot of the city’s attention turns away from Duval Street, away from the waterfront. It turns to Rex Weech Field, home of the Key West Conchs baseball team.

An NCAA commission is calling on the NBA to reopen its draft to athletes who are 18 and have not attended college, citing problems with the "one-and-done" system that sees elite players jump to the pros after their freshman year.

Created last fall after a federal investigation put an exclamation point on a growing list of crises and conflicting priorities in the sport, the Commission on College Basketball issued its recommendations on Wednesday.

It's one of those things about being a teenage boy:  in high school you're kind of  expected to go out for the football team.

Granted, that's not always the case. Some schools have elite programs and only the best players will ever wear the helmet. But that wasn't the case for my school.

I am from the Wellington High School class of 91. Let me give you some background.: My freshman year we were at Forest Hill High. But the district decided to build Wellington kids their own school, and voila! 

Miami Herald

Stoneman Douglas High School will be going to its first ever state title game in Class 9A title for baseball, after getting the 3-2 win over West orange High School. The Eagles will take on either Miami Columbus or Tampa Alonso Saturday at 4p.m. for the title. 

Douglas alum Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs sent out a little love to his former team.

http://www.fhsaa.org/

There's a power struggle currently playing out between the Florida Legislature and the Florida High School Athletic Association,  the governing body of high school sports. Earlier this year, the Legislature passed a law that allows any school to join the FHSAA on a per-sport basis. The old rules stated the schools had to join as full members.

FL Legislature Could Pave Way For High School Free Agency

Feb 1, 2016

High school athletics in Florida could be in for seismic changes as legislation dealing with the Florida High School Athletic Association is rapidly moving through the House and Senate.