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Posted: Aug 08, 2017 7:26 AMUpdated: Aug 08, 2017 8:26 AM

High School Athletics Participation Up

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Participation in high school sports has reached an all-time high.

According to the National Federation of High School Associations – the overall number of kids playing high school sports increased for the 28th consecutive year. This was based off last year’s survey from the NFHS. Nearly  8 million high schoolers from across the country played at some level of high school sport last year.

Girl’s athletics had the biggest jump, about 3.5 million girls played a high school sport last year. Football remains the number one participatory sport in the high school ranks for boys, basketball is tops in the nation for girls. 

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