• MRSA Remains Back-to-School Risk for Athletes

    by Jayne O'Donnell, Laura Ungar September 2015

    A private Washington school attended for decades by political luminaries and their children is standing out this month for another reason. St. Alban's is one of the latest schools to to be hit by MRSA infections, which are most commonly thought of as affecting elderly hospital patients.

  • Wildfires Shake Up Idaho's Prep Football Schedule

    by Greg Lee August 2015

    Poor air quality as a result of wildfires in the region have had North Idaho high schools scrambling to figure out options for scheduled season-opening games this weekend.

  • Details Emerge About Viking Stadium Work Site Death

    by Rochelle Olson; Libor Jany August 2015

    The death of one roofer and a serious injury to another shut down construction of the Minnesota Vikings stadium on Wednesday, leaving the massive project eerily empty as an investigation was launched.

  • Weekend Incidents Put Spotlight on Team Travel Safety

    by Jason Scott August 2015

    Accidents in Wisconsin and California involving vehicles carrying student-athletes put the spotlight on team travel safety over the weekend.

  • Medical Examiner: Cardiac Condition Killed Prep Player

    by Don Sapatkin; Inquirer Staff Writer August 2015

    A hard-to-diagnose cardiac condition was responsible for the death of Ryan Gillyard, the 15-year-old who collapsed during a workout with his St. Joseph's Preparatory School football team four months ago, the Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office said Wednesday.

  • Investigation: Bomb Threat at Wrigley Field Unfounded

    by Reema Amin, Chicago Sun-Times August 2015

    Media, staff, players and some remaining fans were evacuated from Wrigley Field on Sunday evening as Chicago Police investigated a bomb threat an hour after the game between the Cubs and the San Francisco Giants.

  • Batboy Struck by Batter's Practice Swing Dies

    by Emily Attwood August 2015

    A 9-year-old batboy has died after being struck in the head with a bat during a game of the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan., on Saturday.

    Kaiser Carlile was retrieving a bat after an out during a game between the Liberal Bee Jays and San Diego Waves when he crossed into the path of a batter taking practice swings. Carlile had been wearing a helmet at the time, as required by the NBC.Kaiser Carlile was struck in the head during a Liberal Bee Jays game on August 2.

    An umpire who is also a trained paramedic gave first aid until emergency responders arrived and transported Carlile to a local hospital where he died Sunday evening.

    “With the permission of the family, and with much sorrow and a very broken heart, I regretfully inform everyone that Kaiser Carlile passed away earlier this evening," the team said in a statement.

    The game between the Bee Jays and Waves continued after the incident, and played again on Sunday despite news of Carlile’s passing.

    "No one wrote us a book to tell us how to do this,” said general manager Mike Carlile, a cousin of Kaiser’s. “We’re just dealing with it the best way we know how and that’s to keep coming out and keep honoring Kaiser on the field."


  • Best Practices Guide Will Define How to Improve High School Security

    by Dennis Van Milligen July 2015

    The numbers don't lie. More than eight million students participate in interscholastic sports and afterschool programs annually, with approximately 336 million spectators attending those events. Threats, new and old, lurk around each corner, and for every athletics administrator tasked with providing a safe atmosphere for those millions of fans and athletes, the stakes have never been higher.

  • How to Keep Sports Venue Parking Lots Safe and Secure

    by Paul Steinbach July 2015

    Bryan Stow called his walker-assisted trek onto the Municipal Stadium field "a little scary." On April 16, Stow underhanded a ceremonial first pitch about 15 feet, to the roar of the San Jose Giants' Opening Night crowd.

  • Lightning Strikes Father, Daughter at Little League Game

    by Paul Walsh, Star Tribune (Mpls.-St. Paul) July 2015

    Lightning struck a father and his 4-year-old daughter as they attended his son's Little League Baseball game Sunday on the Iron Range, prompting bystanders to administer aid, a league official and authorities said.