• Four Killed In Texas College Softball Bus Crash

    by Michael Gaio September 2014

    Four collegiate softball players died Friday when an 18-wheel semi truck collided head-on with their team bus. The bus was carrying the softball team from North Central Texas College and was being driven by the team's head coach when the semi crossed the median and hit the bus near Davis, Oklahoma.

  • Four Honored for Saving Man's Life at Health Club

    by Beatriz Alvarado September 2014

    With two 90-pound dumbbells in hand, Michael H. Smith’s heart stopped seconds before his workout was complete. “I was dead for about two minutes, but I had two paramedics here, one over here and a nurse,” said Smith as he told the story signaling where they stood around him that day.

  • Phys. Ed. Teachers Honored for Saving Student's Life

    by Nate Olson September 2014

    East Hamilton Middle/High School honored three teachers Wednesday morning for saving a student's life. On Aug. 15, Joe'l Ervin, 13, was playing basketball in the gym when his vision darkened, he told the Times Free Press in an interview. His head felt heavy, and he stumbled into a mat on the wall near the basketball hoop.

  • How to Control the Story Following a Club Member Death

    by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein September 2014

    In May, one of our members — Scott — was found unconscious in our pool. Our staff attempted to revive him using CPR and our AED, but despite our best efforts and those of EMTs who had arrived by ambulance, Scott was pronounced dead at the hospital a short while later.

  • Prep Lineman Goes into Cardiac Arrest at Practice, Dies

    by Aaron Feis , Aaron Short and Joe Tacopino September 2014

    A nearly 300-pound, 16-year-old high-school football player collapsed on the field during practice on Staten Island Monday morning and died, cops said.

  • Official Collapses, Dies at Halftime of Prep Football Game

    by KEVIN CARMODY - September 2014

    Tragedy overcame the joy of the first full week of high school football Friday when an official collapsed and died during halftime of a game between Rampart and visiting Woodland Park at District 20 Stadium.

  • School's Weight-Training Dome to Double as FEMA Shelter

    by Mike Baird August 2014

    Calallen athletes will soon have a new place to pump iron, and it will double as a disaster dome for emergency operations. The school district applied for permits this month to break ground on an approximately 56-acre lot along Wildcat Drive for its more than $4.8 million weight-training gymnasium and Federal Emergency Management Agency safety shelter.

  • Spontaneous Combustion of Oily Rags Causes HS Court Fire

    by AB Editors August 2014

    Editor's Note: This article was originally posted by Hardwood Floors, AB's sister publication.

    The start of school for a number of high school students in Green Bay, Wis., will be delayed until mid-September due to smoke damage from a fire that started after rags used to clean up a refinishing job spontaneously combusted in the middle of the night. 

  • Athletic Trainer Revives Prep Football Player at Practice

    by Lonnie Schwindenhammer, GateHouse News Service August 2014

    Less than an hour into the 8 a.m. workout, Dalton Heathcoat requested and was given permission to use the restroom. Minutes later a coach found him, face down on the floor and with only a faint pulse and respirations.

  • School Hopes Cardiac Screenings Prevent Another Death

    by Rachel McGrath Special to The Star August 2014

    Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village has partnered with UCLA Health in Thousand Oaks to offer discounted health physicals and cardiac screenings for students in an effort to ensure athletes do not have undiagnosed heart problems.