For all sports, all the time
By: Cameron Mellor
August 5, 2014
In light of the school year officially beginning this week, Digital Scout has announced big plans for the 2014-15 calender year. Starting with the fall sports season, all of Digital Scout's statistical tracking software for each sport will be available for schools to use free of charge.
Digital Scout, the nation's leader in high school sports stat tracking since 1995, has over 11,000 schools across the country using one or more of their products. From football to basketball, soccer to track & field, the Digital Scout stat-tracking software is driven to aid coaches of all sports. Created by coaches, for coaches, Digital Scout allows schools to track their stats on-the-go, live using our state-of-the-art mobile apps.
Schools can track their stats live and analyze play and game results in real time, during or after the game. Digital Scout offers football, basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball mobile apps as well as software for your PC for soccer, hockey and track & field.
Digital Scout is a division of PlayOn! Sports, the nation's premier high school sports media company.
The software used to pay for itself but now with no costs on the school's end to use, is a sure no-brainer for schools to use. The reviews speak for themselves:
"I'd like to thank Digital Scout for their product: Digital Scout Basketball," Wonderview High School (Ark.) head basketball coach Jerod Squires wrote. "We've used it the past five years and it has had a tremendous effect on the success of our basketball program."
Basketball isn't the only sport, sporting rave reviews:
"We have been using Digital Scout Football for three seasons now, the program works great," Eureka High School (Mo.) head football coach wrote. "Coaches are amazed with the detailed summary of game stats available during and after the game."
Coaches and/or Athletic Directors can sign up for free for the 2014-15 seasons by clicking right here and navigating to their desired sport: Digital Scout Account Creation.
Happy tracking and good luck to all schools this season!
Acquisition creates ultimate fan experience for High School Sports
By: Digital Scout Staff
May 9, 2014
Digital Scout, the nation's leader in high school statistical software and apps, became a part of the nation's leading high school sports media company when PlayOn! Sports purchased Digital Scout this past February.
PlayOn! manages the day-to-day operations of the NFHS Network which captures the passion, pride, and energy of the high school experience by delivering live high school sports and events to family members and fans whenever they want, wherever they are through www.NFHSnetwork.com, as well as mobile apps. The NFHS Network is a joint venture among the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), its member state associations and PlayOn! Sports.
“We are very excited about joining the PlayOn! Sports team,” Digital Scout CEO, Nathan Heerdt said. "We are thrilled to join an organization that has the same passion and excitement for high school sports and its fans as we do."
Digital Scout Football stat-tracking apps will be free again this year for all high school coaches. We'll also be working hard to upgrade and include live stat-tracking in more of our apps for volleyball, baseball/softball, soccer and more in the coming months.
Starting this August, Digital Scout will offer more opportunities to increase fan engagement with Digital Scout products by integrating our DS Football and DS Basketball live stats on the NFHS Network site to accompany the live video coverage. With the combination of live gamecasts and live video events, the NFHS Network will have the most comprehensive coverage of high school sports in the country.
Thanks for being a part of the Digital Scout coaching family. We're working hard to keep improving our products and supporting your continued success!
(2012 Record in Parenthesis)
By Josh Applebaum / hsgamecenter.com writer
1. Hilliard Davidson (10-3): The Wildcats have won 2 state titles in the last 8 years and return a solid group from last season’s regional finals runner up squad. Up first is a solid Grove City team.
2. Pickerington Central (7-3): After a state runner up finish in 2011, the Tigers had a down year but still made the playoffs in 2012. Tons of talent on this year’s team but a tough test early with a week 1 trip to Centerville.
3. Pickerington North (12-2): Coming off the school’s first regional title, Pick North loses a lot of talent but still should contend in the OCC. They play host to St. Charles week 1.
4. Westerville South (8-3): A playoff team last year, South should be in the hunt again this season. First up, Groveport-Madison.
5. Westerville Central (7-3): After just missing the playoffs in 2012, the Warhawks are poised to make another run at it with a lot of returning seniors on offense. We’ll find out early with a tough test against DeSales week 1.
6. Dublin Coffman (9-2): Coffman was rolling in 2012 with nine straight wins before an upset loss to UA and a tough playoff loss to Davidson. Losing a lot of talent but the Rocks should still make some noise in a competitive OCC Central Division. The Rocks will open up at home against rival Jerome.
7. Olentangy Liberty (7-3): The Patriots ended 2012 with losses to Coffman and Davidson but should rebound to contend in a stacked OCC Central. They’ll get things started on Friday vs. rival Olentangy Orange.
8. New Albany (11-3): Last year ended with a one point loss to Trotwood Madison deep in the playoffs. In 2013, a week two matchup with Westerville Central should set the tone for the season. Don’t look past Reynoldsburg week 1 though.
9. Upper Arlington (6-4): The Bears won 5 of their last 6 in 2012 and look to build off that run in 2013. We expect to see UA back in the playoffs this season, it begins with Marion Franklin coming to town week 1.
10. Hilliard Darby (11-1): Darby returns a lot from a team that lost to regional champ Pickerington North in the playoffs last season. Look for the Panthers to make another playoff run this season, opening up with Boardman on Friday.
11. Dublin Scioto (8-3): A playoff team last year, this team looks to improve and make the postseason for a second consecutive year. They should, but open up with a tough game against much improved Worthington Kilbourne.
12. Gahanna Lincoln (7-3): In 2012 the Lions started 7-1 before losing to both Pickerington teams and missing the playoffs. An easy first half of the schedule should lead to another hot start this year. Starting with Wayne week 1.
13. Olentangy (10-2): The Braves open the season by playing new OCC member Canal Winchester and then rival Liberty. After two weeks we’ll know what kind of season the Braves will have.
14. Reynoldsburg (7-3): The Raiders look to build off a strong 2012 campaign, but will face Pickerington North and Central, along with opening up on the road at New Albany.
15. Grove City (5-5): An up and down year for Grove City in 2012. This year starts against heavily favored Hilliard Davidson week 1. Can the Greyhounds shock the OCC week 1?
16. Canal Winchester* (9-3): After moving to the OCC from the Mid-State league, the Indians looks to make a run at the OCC crown. The 2013 schedule includes only 5 winning teams from 2012, including week 1 at home against Olentangy.
17. Olentangy Orange (6-4): Aside from their two rival games against Olentangy and Liberty, Orange will be favored in 7 of the other 8 games. Playoffs are a realistic goal this year for the Pioneers. Week 1 on the road at Liberty is no easy task.
18. Big Walnut (6-4): Big Walnut returns a solid group from its 6-4 squad and will look to start off right traveling to Mansfield week 1.
19. Marysville (3-7): The Monarchs will look to get off to a strong start in 2013, knowing in the final 6 weeks they will see Coffman, Liberty, UA, and Davidson. Should win more games than 2012 even with the schedule. They welcome Bradley to town week 1.
20. Dublin Jerome (4-6): Opening up at rival Dublin Coffman is no easy start to the season, but the schedule softens up after that for the Celtics. A winning record would be no surprise in 2013 as this team keeps getting better.
21. Worthington Kilbourne (3-7): This is my sleeper team in 2013. Wouldn’t be surprised to see this record flip to a 7-3 mark, but only time will tell. The Wolves open up in the Battle of Hard Road with their neighbor Dublin Scioto.
22. Mount Vernon (5-5): After a .500 season in 2012, the Yellow Jackets looks to take advantage of an easy schedule this season avoiding any of the top 10 in the OCC preseason poll. They’ll kick things off with Marion Harding Friday night.
23. Hilliard Bradley (4-6): Is this the year Bradley turns the corner and gets up to 7 wins? Road games against Marysville and Orange in the first few weeks will give you that answer. Marysville is week1.
24. Delaware Hayes (3-7): Coming off a tough 2012 season, Hayes looks to capitalize on a weaker schedule this year, including week 1 against Buckeye Valley.
25. Thomas Worthington (2-8): There’s no place to go but up from 2012, but an early test against rival Kilbourne week 2 should set the tone for the rest of the year. The Cardinals opens on Friday against Jonathan Alder.
26. Lancaster (3-7): The Golden Gales begin 2013 with a tortuous schedule, playing Cincinnati power Lakota East and both Pickerington teams all before week 6. Winning more than 3 games like last year is very doable though, and it starts with a non-conference game against Logan week 1.
27. Newark (2-8): The Wildcats look to rebound off a two win season, they open on the road at Zanesville, no easy task.
28. Central Crossing (2-8): 2013 brings consecutive games against Liberty, Davidson, UA, and Coffman mid season. However the beginning and end of the season gets easier and I feel we’ll see at least 4 wins this season from CC. Week 1 begins by hosting Whitehall-Yearling.
29. Groveport - Madison (1-9): An easier schedule in 2013 should lead to more wins this season. Could see some upsets along the way too, starting with a week 1 matchup against heavily favored Westerville South.
30. Franklin Heights (2-8): The Golden Falcons look to get off to a hot start with games against Westerville North, Centennial, and East.
31. Westland (1-9): Starting the 2013 season with games against Eastmoor week 1, followed by Mifflin and East, which should be a good barometer of how the Cougars will be this year.
32. Westerville North (0-10): Opening the season against Franklin Heights and then Newark, could this finally be the year the Warriors break through? Stay tuned...