• Prosecutor: Abusive Ex-HS Coach Sent Thousands of Texts

    by Jason Scott October 2016

    During a preliminary hearing Tuesday, police and investigators testified that a former high school basketball coach and a female member of his team exchanged more than 52,000 text messages during a period of alleged sexual abuse.

  • District Drops Insurance Policy, Students Left with Bill

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    As a consequence of budget cuts finalized in spring of 2016, Paterson (N.J.) Public Schools has dropped accident insurance that previously covered accidental injury to students and student-athletes while on school grounds or attending school functions.

  • After Forfeits, Private HS Football Team to Play Again

    by Stuart Goldman October 2016

    A Seattle-area powerhouse private high school football team will play its first game since Sept. 16 after four straight forfeit wins over schools that chose not to play it due to player safety concerns.

  • HS Coach Dismissed, Students Walk Out in Protest

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    High school football coach and athletic director Eric Hernandez of Brooks Academy in San Antonio has been dismissed mid-season without any public explanation. His sudden departure was met with widespread discontent by students and parents alike, as Hernandez was generally well-liked and has had a successful run as athletic director at the academy.

  • Punishments Upheld in Wake of HS Football Fight

    by Miguel Rodriguez October 2016

    Appeals denied, and the search for a new executive director continues. The Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association's Board of Principals made that announcement Tuesday by issuing a statement through a spokesman for the Diocese of Buffalo. In short, the Monsignor Martin Association will uphold the disciplinary action issued to members of the Bishop Timon-St. Jude and St. Joe's football teams as punishment for their roles in their brawl-suspended football game Oct. 7.

  • North Carolina Pushes Back Fall Prep Sports Playoffs

    by Joe Sirera October 2016

    CHAPEL HILL — The N.C. High School Athletic Association's board of directors and Commissioner Que Tucker have pushed back playoff dates for a number of fall sports, including football, following historic flooding in many eastern parts of the state.

  • LHSAA Suspends Coaches, Vacates Wins for HS Team

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    After receiving an anonymous tip concerning the eligibility of several student-athletes on the Belaire High School football team, the Louisiana High School Athletic Association conducted an investigation which resulted in both disciplinary and administrative probation. The consequences include a $2,000 fine, suspensions for two coaches and five retroactive forfeits for the Belaire Bengals.

  • After Brawl, HS Disciplines Players, Director Resigns

    by Miguel Rodriguez October 2016

    Bishop Timon-St. Jude opted to send a message to its student-athletes instead of letting them play. Meanwhile, Brian Kiszewski decided to bid farewell to the Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association.

  • Mother Levels Wrongful Death Suit Against Helmet Manufacturer

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    In a lawsuit filed Friday, Jeanine Smith sought financial retribution over the death of her son Andre due to a blunt force head trauma suffered on the football field. Smith was injured in 2015 when he was struck by another player during a kick return play. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, he was knocked down but immediately got back up again, and complained of a headache before losing consciousness. Smith never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead the following morning.

  • Cheerleaders Take a Knee, School District Receives Threats

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    The Cornell School District has received an estimated five or six hundred phone calls and emails in the aftermath of a video released on social media criticizing the actions of a high school cheerleading squad that took a knee during the National Anthem at a home game September 30.