Press Releases

National High School Sports Record Book Moves Online

Posted: 11-17-2011 | Categories: Administrators, Parents & Students

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (November 17, 2011) — 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

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.

For more information on the new online version of the National High School Sports Record Book, contact John Gillis, editor, at, or Chris Boone, assistant editor at

Twitter users can follow the Record Book @NFHSRecordBook. 

# # #

About the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)
The NFHS, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the national leadership organization for high school sports and fine arts activities. Since 1920, the NFHS has led the development of education-based interscholastic sports and fine arts activities that help students succeed in their lives. The NFHS sets direction for the future by building awareness and support, improving the participation experience, establishing consistent standards and rules for competition, and helping those who oversee high school sports and activities. The NFHS writes playing rules for 17 sports for boys and girls at the high school level. Through its 50 member state associations and the District of Columbia, the NFHS reaches more than 19,000 high schools and 11 million participants in high school activity programs, including more than 7.6 million in high school sports. As the recognized national authority on interscholastic activity programs, the NFHS conducts national meetings; sanctions interstate events; produces publications for high school coaches, officials and athletic directors; sponsors professional organizations for high school coaches, officials, spirit coaches, speech and debate coaches and music adjudicators; and serves as a national information resource of interscholastic athletics and activities. For more information, visit the NFHS Web site at

Bruce Howard or John Gillis
National Federation of State High School Associations
PO Box 690, Indianapolis, Indiana 46206 or

Browse Press Releases