• Board Candidate Wants to Ban Tackling in HS Football

    by Josh Barnett April 2016

    Russell Davis says he's a huge football fan and hopes the Oakland Raiders come to his hometown of Las Vegas. But he adds that NFL players are adults making decisions about how to balance the risks and rewards of the game and that's not the case with tackle football for kids, even in high school. Davis, who is running for the Clark County (Nev.)

  • Girls' HS Basketball Coach Charged with Assault

    by Amy Dalrymple April 2016

    A Williston girls' basketball coach is on administrative leave after prosecutors charged him this week with misdemeanor sexual assault.

  • Investigation: HS Football Team Flouted Rules for Years

    by The Columbian April 2016

    The Bellevue High School football program violated state rules for years with head coach Butch Goncharoff playing a leading role in major infractions. That was the finding of an independent investigation commissioned by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. Details of the 68-page report were made public on Tuesday.

  • Softball Players Suspended for Alleged Hazing

    by Joohyun Jung April 2016

    Eight students on Cienega High School's softball team were suspended after they tried to pull a prank on newer varsity members during an away game. School and district officials are treating the incident as hazing, said Darcy Mentone, Vail school district's spokeswoman. "We really wanted to make sure that we took it seriously."

  • Director Hopes to Keep All-Star HS Football Game

    by Marc Pendleton April 2016

    Director Steve Channell says "the game is on very solid ground now" in Dayton. It was Steve Channell's goal to land the annual Ohio North/South Classic all-star football games in Southwest Ohio, and specifically the Dayton area. The games' director did just that, making Welcome Stadium the current home.

  • Proposed Law Would Allow Marching Band to Count as PE

    by April 2016

    The time marching band members spend sweating it out on the practice field would satisfy physical education requirements if the Legislature passes a proposed law.

  • New Superintendent Forces District Coaches to Reapply

    by Kevin Carmody April 2016

    As part of sweeping changes at Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8, first-year superintendent Dr. Keith Owen late last week advised all Trojans varsity coaches they they'd have to reapply to be retained.

  • Lawsuit: HS Hired Coach Despite Inappropriate Contact

    by Brian Bowling April 2016

    Mt. Lebanon School District knowingly hired a girls volleyball coach in April 2015 who had been banned from school district property over allegations of inappropriate sexual contact years earlier with two varsity volleyball players, four girls and their parents claim in a lawsuit against the district, its athletic director and the coach.

  • How Lacrosse Became an Official HS Sport in Illinois

    by Christopher Placek April 2016

    Seven years ago, suburban athletic directors went to the Illinois High School Association to promote lacrosse, a sport that was growing in popularity among youths in the suburbs. More and more high schoolers were joining school-sponsored and parent-organized club teams, and supporters believed lacrosse deserved the same recognition as other sports by the IHSA, which governs high school athletics statewide. "I thought it should be like football, baseball, golf and everybody else," said Steve Rockrohr, athletic director at Glenbrook South. "I thought it was only fair. They deserve to be on an equal footing with everyone else."

  • Athletic Trainers Seek Changes to Protect HS Athletes

    by Jane Brody April 2016

    With all the attention on national rules to prevent and properly treat injuries to professional and college athletes, it may surprise you to learn that there are no nationwide guidelines to protect high school athletes from crippling or fatal injuries. Instead, it is up to individual states and the schools within them to adopt policies and practices that help to assure the safety of children who play organized school or league sports. But most states and schools have yet to enact needed safety measures, according to data from the National Athletic Trainers Association.