National High School Sports Record Book Moves Online
INDIANAPOLIS— After 32 years as a print publication, the National High School Sports Record Book has officially moved online and can be accessed on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Web site at www.nfhs.org/recordbook.
The Record Book contains all-time records for boys and girls in 16 high school sports. Visitors to the site can select from the menu of sports, and will have the option to search for specific records across all sports in the Record Book.
In addition, new entries will be posted in the Record Book on an ongoing basis once the record performances are verified. Previously, records were updated annually with the printing of the book.
“The National High School Sports Record Book is a one-of-a-kind publication and has become a tremendous resource for many individuals across the country,” said Bob Gardner, NFHS executive director. “At this point in time, given the advances in technology, we felt that we could reach thousands and thousands of individuals by moving this valuable publication online. Also, the option of daily updates makes this publication even more useful.”
National interscholastic records are maintained by the NFHS through a detailed system of verifying, recording and preserving the accomplishments of high school student-athletes. The approval of high school records rests with the NFHS member associations in the 50 states plus the District of Columbia.
The first edition of the National High School Sports Record Book was published in 1978 with 176 pages in a 5¼ x 8½ format. By the final printing of the 5¼ x 8½ format in 2004, the book had grown to 448 pages. The 8½ x 11 format was adopted in 2005, and the final edition in 2010 was 248 pages.
In addition to the searchable aspect of the online publication, links will be posted soon that will take viewers to photos, videos and features of selected team and individual performances.
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Record Book has been an on line publication for a number of years and is updated regularly.