The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has just announced that the number of participants in high school sports increased for the 26th consecutive year in 2014‐15 – topping the 7.8 million mark for the first time – according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey (see link below). Maryland's participation numbers also increased to over 118,000 placing 23rd in the nation!
Based on figures from the 51 NFHS member state high school associations, which includes the District of Columbia, the number of participants in high school sports reached an all‐time high of
7,807,047 – an increase of 11,389 from the previous year. While boys participation dipped 8,682 from the previous year, girls participation increased for the 26th consecutive year with an additional 20,071 participants and set an all‐time high of 3,287,735. The boys participation total of 4,519,312 is No. 2 all‐time behind the 2013‐14 total of