AVON GROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT
The interscholastic athletic program of the Avon Grove School District is committed to the pursuit of excellence. The program is designed to:
- Promote the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of the individual student
- Maintain the tradition of togetherness and utility among our student athletes
- Foster parental and community support
Congratulations to the boys and girls track team who competed at the chesmont championships yesterday. The girls team finished in 6th place and moved up 7 spots from last year. They were led by Chloee Kleespies who won both the shot put and discus and continues to be ranked in the top 5 in the state in both events.. Her throw in discus won the competition by over 36 feet and was a personal best. Other strong performances on the girls side included Sydney Paglia taking second place in the 400 while also anchoring the 7th place girls 4 by 4 which included Julia Smith, Annie Deaven, and Kassandra Nelson. Molly Jacobs racked up a fine 5th and 6th place performance in the 3200 and 1600. Lindsay Smyth also had a nice 7th place finish in the 3200. In the high jump, Bryanna Laws hit a huge personal best and district qualifying mark of 5 feet 1 inch to take 4th place. Cynthia Thorngate and Megan Kveragas rounded out the scoring with some more fine throwing finishing 6th and 8th in the javelin and 7th and 8th in the shot.
On the boys side, the team was led by Evan Ambrose, Tyler Boyd, and Noah Dussea. Ambrose took home the silver in the 300 hurdles. Noah Dussea had great race finishing 2nd in the 3200 while Tyler Boyd had a very nice 3rd place finish in the long jump. Ambrose anchored the 5th place finishing 4 by 4 which also included Hunter Jarrett, Carson Bogda, and Tyler Boyd. Ambrose and Boyd also ran on the 3rd place finishing 4 by 1 with Aaron Jones and Jeff Billig. Their time in the 4 by 1 eclipsed there own school record and is the 8th fastest time in the state. Rounding out the scoring was Max Walker who finished 7th in both the shot and discus. His throw in the discus earned him a ticket to the district meet as well.
ACT 101 – PA Sports in Youth Safety Act
The Pennsylvania State Senate recently approved legislation that would require student athletes who show symptoms of a concussion to be removed from play until they are cleared by a medical professional. Additionally, coaches will be required to complete concussion certification courses and parents and guardians will have to read and sign documents that educate them on concussions and brain injuries. This makes Pennsylvania the 31st state to enact a law that is meant to protect young athletes from the devastating impact of untreated and multiple brain injuries.
The initial-eligibility standards for NCAA Division I college-bound student-athletes
are changing. College-bound student-athletes first entering a Division I college or university on or after August 1, 2015, will need to meet new academic rules in order to receive athletics aid (scholarship), practice or compete during their first year.