• Study: Private School AT Services Lag Behind Public

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    A new study released by the National Athletic Trainers Association shows that private secondary schools are falling well behind public schools in providing adequate athletic training services to meet the needs of student-athletes.

  • Illinois Senate Urged to Leave PE Requirements Alone

    by Brian Robbins State Capitol Bureau February 2017

    Senate Bill 13 would allow school districts to reduce physical education requirements to three days a week, and would expand exceptions available to high school students who participate in extracurricular physical activities.

  • Texas Policy on Transgender Participation Sees Scrutiny

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    The University Interscholastic League, a Texas governing body that regulates public school athletics, has been drawn into controversy regarding a policy enacted roughly a year ago through the popular vote of the state’s superintendents and athletic directors.

  • Principal Doubles as Play-by-Play Voice During Tourney

    by Ernie Clark BDN Staff February 2017

    When it comes to Mary Nadeau's play-by-play television coverage of the boys and girls basketball teams from Nokomis Regional High School of Newport, it has little to do with critique and everything to do with sharing her students' experiences with the communities she serves. Nadeau also is the school's principal.

  • FHSAA to Hear Title Appeal Today

    by Jodie Wagner February 2017

    Pahokee will make its case today to the Florida High School Athletic Association in an effort to retain the Class 1A state football championship it won in December. The Blue Devils' appeal will be heard this morning by the organization's infractions committee, which reviews major violations. It is expected to be conducted by phone. There is no timetable for when the committee will deliver its decision.

  • Opinion: Indiana Hoops Postseason Sticks to Tradition

    by Gordon Engelhardt February 2017

    Indiana created a then-controversial four-class postseason format in 1997-98, which sent purists into a state of shock. However, one thing the IHSAA stubbornly holds on to is the blind draw, the latest of which was held Sunday.

  • District to Vote on $40M Bond for Turf, Classrooms

    by Valerie Bauman February 2017

    Residents of the Northport-East Northport school district will vote Feb. 28 on a nearly $40 million bond referendum that would upgrade and replace infrastructure at every school in the district while raising residents' taxes an average of $122 a year, officials said.

  • Female High School Hockey Players Avoid Stereotype

    by Laura Albanese February 2017

    Sometimes challenging, ultimately rewarding - so goes the life of a female hockey player in the Nassau County high school league. Dozens of girls have strapped on skates at the varsity level club teams over the years, and there are more currently playing at the lower levels.

  • High School to Install $1.2M Synthetic Turf Field

    by James Fuller February 2017

    St. Charles North High School will have a new artificial turf athletic field ready for use in August after unanimous approval this week by the school board.

  • Bill Would Give State Legislature Oversight of HS Sports

    by Jim Camden February 2017

    Parents would have someone else to call — their legislator — with questions or complaints about changes in high school sports, under a bill introduced by a Spokane senator. And before the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association could add or change any rules, move its tournaments to a new town or rearrange schools in the local leagues, it should have to get the OK from the Legislature, Republican Sen. Mike Baumgartner told the Senate Commerce, Labor and Sports Committee Wednesday. But high school sports officials said people with questions or complaints already can call their school, their local league, their regional office and the WIAA, depending on which is responsible for the change.