• 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.

  • Growing Number of Ohio Districts Testing for Drugs

    by Lawrence Budd August 2015

    The Waynesville High School marching band was being tested this week for drug use, joining more than 200 student-athletes playing fall sports who have already submitted to - and passed - the test.

  • U. of Virginia Swim Team Hazing Suit Heading to Trial

    by Dean Seal August 2015

    A September 2016 trial date has been set for a civil lawsuit filed by a former member of the University of Virginia men's swimming team against his teammates.

  • Prep Teams Try to Cope with Poor Washington Air

    by Steve Christilaw August 2015

    It's hard to believe how a song written 82 years ago could possibly be relevant to the start of the 2015 high school football season. But it is. Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach penned "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" for their 1933 musical "Roberta," and the song was a No. 1 hit for The Platters in 1958.

  • Lead Paint Removal Adds $23K to Gym Upgrade Costs

    by Christopher Placek August 2015

    A gym expansion project at Maine West High School will cost $23,000 more than expected after crews had to remove lead paint from steel roof support joists, officials said.

  • School to Pay $210K, Avoid Court in Harassment Case

    by Christi Womack August 2015

    Four years after Rod Frazier, a coach and school employee, sexually harassed a Manatee High School student, the Manatee County School District will pay the victim's family $210,000 instead of going to court.

  • Pennsylvania High School Installs Gold Turf Football Field

    by Jason Scott August 2015

    Schools like Boise State and Eastern Washington have gotten headlines for the bold color of their respective football fields.

  • In Vermont, Schools Now Mandated to Monitor Heat

    by Greg Fennell August 2015

    What was once a suggestion for avoiding heat-related health issues is now a requirement with the Vermont high school sports season on the horizon. Where the Vermont Principals Association recommended its schools keep an eye on the effects of heat on athletes, the governing body for high school athletics in the Green Mountain state is now mandating it. VPA associate executive director Bob Johnson outlined the issue for visiting media members on Monday at the association's annual media day gathering in Montpelier. In a phone interview following the Monday morning meeting, Johnson said the VPA is putting a big focus on providing training to coaches on a variety of medical issues. That includes heat awareness, a topic that gained some traction during the heat and humidity that hit the state last week.

  • Coach on Leave Over Player Relationship Allegations

    by Abe Hardesty 864-260-1252 August 2015

    A woman told Anderson County Deputy Jeremy Brunson that while a student at Belton-Honea Path High School she was “romantically involved with her basketball coach” between June 2009 and September 2012.

  • School Moves Scrimmage from Geese-Infested Field

    by The Bismarck Tribune August 2015

    A western Pennsylvania high school football team had to move its scrimmage after geese — and the waste they leave behind — invaded its stadium.