• Oops: HS Vandals Out Themselves on Social Media

    by Jason Scott September 2016

    Four members of the Robert Vela (Texas) High School football team got themselves into trouble for allegedly vandalizing facilities at a rival high school  and promptly bragging about it on social media.

  • Records Paint Graphic Picture in HS Abuse Case

    by Stuart Goldman September 2016

    New documents filed in a $10 million rape lawsuit show that a black, mentally disabled Idaho high school football player “more likely than not” was raped by three of his white teammates.

  • Uniform Poll Last Straw for Aggrieved Volleyball Team

    by Courtney Cameron September 2016

    David Timmerman, a member of the Ketchikan School Board, mortified the Ketchikan High School volleyball team when he stood up at a game to conduct an impromptu poll of the audience: did the uniforms make them uncomfortable? When asked, Timmerman explained that he has heard other female students say that they would participate in the sport if it weren’t for the uniform’s short shorts. 

  • Player Grade Discrepancies Lead to HS Football Forfeits

    by Jennifer Pignolet September 2016

    Discrepancies found on Trezevant High School football players’ transcripts are leading to game forfeitures and an internal investigation by Shelby County Schools, the district announced Thursday. SCS Chief of Communications Natalia Powers said players’ report card grades did not match grades on transcripts. It’s unknown if the discrepancies are limited to the football team, she said, so a full-school audit is underway.

  • Cause of Death Determined for Ohio HS Football Player

    by Stuart Goldman September 2016

    An Ohio high school football player died Sunday from an injury to his abdomen suffered in a game last Friday.

  • Format Change Adds Teams to State HS Hoops Tourneys

    by Greg Lee September 2016

    Four more boys and girls basketball teams will advance to state tournament sites in Spokane, Tacoma and Yakima beginning this winter. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association approved a state format change on Monday. In conjunction with the format change is a new seeding system. A Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) system replaces the drawing of names out of a hat. Teams will continue to qualify for state through district/subregional play. The qualifiers will be seeded 1 through 16 based on the RPI system.

  • Bullying Suspensions Force HS to Cancel Last Game

    by Tori Fater September 2016

    Wood Memorial High School has canceled its football homecoming game, the only varsity game it was scheduled to play this year after a bullying investigation led the program to forfeit the rest of its regular season.

  • Christian School Sues FHSAA Over Denied PA Prayer

    by Jason Scott September 2016

    The Cambridge Christian School of Tampa, Fla., has filed a federal lawsuit against the state high school athletic association for refusing to allow them to broadcast a pre-game prayer over a loudspeaker.

  • Opinion: Young Athletes Offer Valuable Perspectives

    by Aaron Carter September 2016

    Roaming the sidelines of high school sporting events has afforded me a window into the minds of some of our area's youth. Over the years, I've blushed, blanched, and laughed at what I've heard. Admittedly, much of it led me to an early conclusion: When it comes to matters of social import, a high schooler's mind is not where I'd go to find an informed opinion.

  • HS Student Section Accused of Lewd Comments

    by Evan Barnes September 2016

    In a highly charged atmosphere surrounding theEl Camino Real-Chatsworth volleyball match last week, perhaps the Chatsworth student section took it a little too far. Chatsworth male students came under fire for their alleged comments directed at El Camino Real's volleyball team as well as the freshmen team during Thursday's match.