• Georgia HS Football Coach, Wife Charged with Theft

    by Terry Dickson May 2016

    Head Wayne County High football coach and Athletic Director James "Jody'' Grooms and his wife, cheerleader coach Sharon Grooms, were arrested Tuesday on charges of theft by taking, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

  • HS Coaches Left Unsure of Job Status After Meeting

    by James Yodice May 2016

    The head softball coach, baseball coach and boys basketball coach at Silver High have been fired. Or have they? A confusing situation is unfolding in Silver City, as Duane Trewern, Claudie Thompson and Brandon Siqueiros say they are unsure of their coaching status after a Monday meeting with outgoing Superintendent Lon Streib.

  • HS Football Players Accused of Assault on Teammate

    by Jason Scott May 2016

    Three Idaho high school football players have been charged in the October 2015 sexual assault of a teammate.

  • Charges Against Ooltewah Volunteer Coach Dropped

    by Kendi Anderson May 2016

    An East Tennessee prosecutor has dropped the charge of failing to report child sexual abuse against a volunteer-assistant basketball coach in connection with the alleged rape of a high school player by three teammates.

  • Pa. Extends Anti-Hazing Laws to High Schools

    by Carley Mossbrook May 2016

    Soon, college fraternities and sports teams won't be the only ones who can be punished for hazing. Gov. Wolf signed a bill Tuesday that will broaden Pennsylvania's anti-hazing law to cover middle and high schools, and require districts to adopt and enforce anti-hazing policies.

  • HS Softball Coach Retaliated Against Player, Parent Says

    by Jim Baumbach May 2016

    The parent of an East Islip High School varsity softball player has filed a notice of claim against the school district that accuses the school's softball coach of retaliating against her daughter after the parent complained about the coach's fundraising requirements.

  • Eleven States Sue Over Transgender Directive

    by Gregory Korte and Paul Singer May 2016

    Texas and 10 other states filed suit against the Department of Education's May 13 directive requiring schools to allow transgender students to choose which bathroom they'll use, saying the Obama administration was attempting to rewrite a 44-year-old law intended to prevent discrimination against girls and women

  • Controversy: HS Baseball Playoffs Called Early

    by Rick O'Brien May 2016

    Controversy swirled when two Catholic League baseball quarterfinal games that were suspended Monday because of rain did not resume as expected on Tuesday. No. 5 seed Neumann-Goretti, which was ahead of No. 4 Roman Catholic by 2-1 in the top of the sixth inning, and No. 6 Cardinal O'Hara, which had a 4-1 advantage on No. 3 La Salle in the bottom of the sixth, were declared winners about noon on Tuesday.

  • Rule-Breaking HS Pleads Case to Conference ADs

    by Jason Scott May 2016

    Bellevue (Wash.) High School made headlines earlier this year after an outside investigation revealed widespread problems within its football program, ranging from boosters providing subsidized tuition at an alternative school and players using fake addresses for eligibility.

  • Opinion: How Sports Facilities Can Help Fund Academics

    by Pam Sohn May 2016

    It's nice to see the Hamilton County Board of Education finally doing something — finally taking some action on one of the dozen or so emergency-level problems in our school system.