Louis DeLuca - The Dallas Morning News The 2014 calendar year started fast with recruitment announcements in the first days following the page turning to Jan. 1 and the action has not slowed. Click through to see some of the top story lines in high school sports this year.
ESPN screen shot Jan. 2, 2014: At the Under Armour All-American Bowl, Hebron star safety made one of the most creative commitment announcements to date, giving his pledge to LSU by using his baby niece in Tigers gear.
David Woo - The Dallas Morning News Feb. 8, 2014: Coppell's Solomon Thomas took a creative approach to signing with Stanford University, donning taped nerd glasses and pulling out a miniature pine tree at his ceremony.
Stewart F. House - Special Contributor Feb. 15: Rockwall junior guard Austin Grandstaff, an Ohio State commit, dropped 51 points against Wilmer-Hutchins in one of the most impressive single game performances of the 2013-14 basketball season.
Matt Garnett - The Talon News Feb. 22, 2014: A play that ultimately made its way to Deadspin as one of the strangest ways to end a high school basketball game ended Celina's season on a 'judgement call' by game officials.
Vernon Bryant - Staff Photographer March 2014: The cracking found along the concourse and throughout Allen's Eagle Stadium ultimately has led to a closure of the facility and to date repairs have run the district more than $600,000.
Michael Ainsworth - Staff Photographer May 20, 2014: Allen's football schedule is revealed and the Eagles will not play an actual home game in Allen. However neighboring Plano ISD is opening its doors to give Allen a home for the 2014 football season.
Stewart F. House - Special Contributor May 28, 2014: Kyler Murray, the top rated quarterback in the Dallas-area announced his intent to play football for Texas A&M University, following in the footsteps of his father, Kevin Murray.
Steve Hamm - Special Contributor April 4, 2014: Jacob Patterson of Richardson Berkner strikes out 17 Skyline hitters in a two-hit 1-0 shutout win. He had three 17 strikeout games during his senior year and has signed with College World Series bound Texas Tech.
Kye R. Lee - Staff Photographer May 31, 2014: Julia Hollingsworth sets the national record for runs scored in a high school softball season, crossing the plate 83 times in a 44-game season.
David Woo - Staff Photographer June 6, 2014: Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles announced the firings of 15 coaches and athletic officials Friday, saying their actions were “unacceptable and will not be tolerated,” following an investigation into recruiting at schools, according to district officials familiar with the case.
Emily Whitzel - neighborsgo contributor June 11, 2014: UIL gives the go-ahead to have Game Day Cheer competition as a sanctioned event for the 2015-16 school year, marking a historic change in cheerleading's stance as an activity at Texas public schools.
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