AIA

Arizona becomes 1st state to offer concussion insurance for high school athletes
By Spencer Inglett ’19 THE ROUNDUP The Arizona Interscholastic Association revealed concussion insurance August’s board meeting, covering all high school athletes with a $0 out-of-pocket deductible. Arizona becomes the first state to provide this insurance, and many more states like Montana and Michigan are beginning to follow. The AIA says that this coverage will expand out to its 99,000 high school athletes, ranging from football players to spirit line performers.…
AIA football playoff locations unfair to lower seeded teams
Site choices contradict AIA’s “neutral” location listing Commentary by Henry Erlandson ’16 & Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP The Arizona Interscholastic Association sure has a unique interpretation of the word “neutral.” In a Division 1 semifinal playoff game this December that was supposed to be at a “neutral location,” Centennial played Mountain Pointe at Desert Vista High School. Desert Vista is a nine minute, 3.6 mile drive from Mountain Pointe in…
AIA sanctions robotics as official activity
Photo by Devin McManimom McNally ’17 – Bryan Vo ’15 works on a robot in room K14, Dec. 9, 2014. Robotics has become recognized as an official high school sport as of late 2014. By Michael Scheinert ’16 THE ROUNDUP Robotics is now an official high school activity in the state of Arizona, a big announcement for an activity that has been pursuing recognition. Because of the team’s sanctioning through…
Uneven distance between schools characterizes semifinal football game
Photo by Matthew Montes ’15 | Brophy lost to Hamilton 24-7 Friday, Nov. 21 in the state semifinals. Game hosted at lopsided field despite AIA policy on neutrality By Garrison Murphy ‘15 THE ROUNDUP Brophy football’s season ending semifinal game against Hamilton High School Nov. 21 should have been played at a neutral location, according to Arizona Interscholastic Association policies, but was more than six times closer to the opposing…