Tell me about this team. I see the they are 4-0. They seemed loaded with Freshmen talent including maybe the top player in the state that moved into the area.
I can tell you a lot about Laurel.Tell me about this team. I see the they are 4-0. They seemed loaded with Freshmen talent including maybe the top player in the state that moved into the area.
They scheduled us, Toledo Waite back when we were good, had Natasha Howard. I've NO idea how that came about. My impression of the school is the same as you're saying. Buried unpretentiously into a neighborhood, I watched the team bus go by twice before I realized they were using GPS instead of their eyes and I had to have someone at the school call the coach and tell them to stop. NOTHING in that building was locked. I walked all through it on a weekend. Man they had no idea the sticky hands they were letting run loose. But I was a good boy. Just fascinated with all the wealth. I've still intention to visit that nearby Jewish Museum.I can tell you a lot about Laurel.
They have kind of taken over where Hathaway Brown left off but they are going about this in a completely different manner than what Barlow did over on North Park. Where as Hathawy Brown is the more "cool girls" all girl Prep School in CLE Laurel is the more "artsy" all girl Prep School and actually they try to down play sports. Their gym is a classic all girls gym with 10 rows of bleachers on only one side of the court and back in the day they took pride in a beautiful cluster of ferns that were set up in a corner of the gym. It's a landlocked school in the middle of a residential neighborhood in Shaker so when they wanted to upgrade their athletic facilities they had to use land donated about 30 minutes due east in Geauga County and they made a conscious decision to not include a new gym. While the Admin likes when things are going well for their athletic teams they actually spend very little $s on the program and actively discourage coaches to build up power house programs, they would openly scoff at their academic rival HB because of the way Barlow went about building his program. Also, when it comes to tuition any scholarship $s are tied into a strict need based formula and if the family doesn't like it then they can go elsewhere.
He did but it was an academically based decision much more so than athletics. I'm not denying that both were involved, but she is a very smart young lady with Ivy League aspirations and Laurel gives her a better shot at realizing those goals.The old Midpark coach from last year supposedly sent his daughter there this year also. They have been working the AAU circuit pretty well so they are getting a good core of girls in there and as you know you only need a few great ones and a solid supporting cast these days to make deep runs.
Maybe Alex Cade playing for Yale helped the cause?He did but it was an academically based decision much more so than athletics. I'm not denying that both were involved, but she is a very smart young lady with Ivy League aspirations and Laurel gives her a better shot at realizing those goals.
I believe this would fall under the "don't ask, don't tell" directive of High School sports.Question....Can a kid attend a private high school (basically to play basketball) and have another parent pay for her tuition?
Thanks!...Thats basically what i thought also.I believe this would fall under the "don't ask, don't tell" directive of High School sports.
Technically, it would probably be illegal if the OHSAA wanted to pursue it but I don't believe the OHSAA would ever investigate this unless it was public knowledge and an egregious violation of the rule.
I've talked to a few people over the years privately on here who admit it's a dirty little secret at their school (not mentioning schools). There really is nothing that can be done about it unless it is someone tied to the school and it is a big name athlete coming to the school. Even with both of those happening, it is still very low probability anyone would even look into it.Thanks!...Thats basically what i thought also.
Technically yes but almost all private schools, regardless of how the need is awarded, want the parents to pay something so they have "skin in the game". This is an important concept as it forces the parents to keep an eye on their kids so they are not wasting their $s.Question....Can a kid attend a private high school (basically to play basketball) and have another parent pay for her tuition?