• Skin Infection Delays Start of HS Football Season

    by Jason Scott August 2017

    A bacterial infection among members of a high school football team in Arizona is delaying the start of the season.

  • School Weighs Football Team's Future Following Tragedy

    by Jim Baumbach August 2017

    The Sachem school district "will assess the status of the team's activities" in the aftermath of Joshua Mileto's death during a team training drill last week, Superintendent Kenneth Graham said Wednesday.

  • Name of $12.5M Complex Reflects Health Partnership

    by Blair Emerson August 2017

    The $12.5 million athletic complex located next to Legacy High School has a new name: the Sanford Sports Complex.

  • Minnesota Mandates Asthma Training for HS Coaches

    by Courtney Cameron August 2017

    In a recent study from the Minnesota Department of Health, it was found that 58 percent of middle and high school students in the state are involved in sports.

  • Bellevue Investigation Ignites Calls for WIAA Oversight

    by Jim Camden August 2017

    The Legislature may try to impose some state control on the organization that oversees high school sports in Washington after a series of angry Bellevue residents accused it of racism, intimidation and harassment in a recent investigation. "There has to be some government oversight," Shelly Carlson, a Bellevue High School parent, who accused the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association of "using a hammer to squash a fly" in its investigation of rule violations at the school. An investigation released last year by the WIAA and the Bellevue School District concluded that a few players were encouraged and given tuition assistance to attend an alternative school that made them eligible for sports at Bellevue High. Some also were given false addresses to make them eligible to play for Bellevue, and coaches were involved in improper recruiting.

  • OSAA Recruits Student-Officials to Call Games

    by Courtney Cameron August 2017

    The dwindling number of qualified officials for student sports has been a topic of concern for decades. The combination of relatively low pay and a notoriety for taking abuse makes the job less than appealing for many, which in turn puts added strain on athletic programming.

  • New High School Looks to Add Athletics Programs

    by Chad Lindskog August 2017

    If you build it, they will come. Or, in this instance, stay. Evansville Christian School's new high school off Epworth Road in Newburgh welcomed its first students last week. Its inaugural class actually started last year and will graduate in 2020, but school officials are optimistic this is only the start.

  • Girls' Basketball Coach Resigns Over Relationship

    by Amanda C. Coyne August 2017

    A Lanier High School teacher has resigned after Gwinnett County Public Schools began investigating allegations that he had an "inappropriate relationship" with a student.

  • Rate of High School Football Transfers Worries Some

    by Jim Halley August 2017

    High school football coaches who worry that their sport will one day mirror high school basketball with a high number of transfers are a little late. At the top level, it's already there.

  • Assistant Football Coach Arrested for Sex with Teen

    by Patrick Riley, Alexi C. Cardona August 2017

    Deputies on Monday arrested a Naples High School teacher, who is also an assistant varsity football coach, on suspicion of engaging in sexual relations with a minor and soliciting sex from another juvenile. Brock Smith, 30, faces two felony charges of sexual assault of a victim 16 or 17 years old in one case. In another case, he faces felony charges of soliciting sexual activity with a minor and transmission of harmful material to a minor, according to a Collier County Sheriff's Office arrest report.