• Newly Renovated HS Locker Room Overflows with Sewage

    by Jason Scott October 2015

    Blocked pipes may be to blame for a California high school’s third instance of sewage flooding in a newly renovated locker room since August.

    Milpitas High School opened the school year Aug. 13, but its newly renovated physical education locker and restrooms have had issues with sewage three times already this year.

  • HS Football Booster Club's Gun Giveaway Shot Down

    by Rhiannon Potkey, October 2015

    A high school football booster club was planning to give away a handgun as a prize at a poker tournament before the school’s administration pulled the plug. The Ventura High School football booster club received a certificate for a Smith & Wesson 9 mm pistol as a donation from a local gun shop for an upcoming fundraising event. The booster club promoted the Oct. 23 event at the Social Tap restaurant and bar in Ventura through a flier posted on its Facebook page, reading: “Great Prizes!!! Including a Smith and Wesson 9mm Handgun,” while noting the winner had to pass a background check and handgun safety certification.

  • Preexisting Condition to Blame for HS Football Player's Death

    by Chris Joyner October 2015

    Burke County Coroner Susan Salemi said high school officials did everything they could to save 17-year-old Roddrick "Rod" Williams when he collapsed on the practice field Sept. 22 in Waynesboro.

  • Facility "Hiccups" Plague Newly Built Virginia High School

    by K. Burnell Evans, Richmond Times Dispatch October 2015

    Hailed at its opening in January by Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones as "the Taj Mahal of high schools in the state of Virginia," officials say Huguenot High School has experienced some "hiccups" since students returned last month. Stuck elevators, a water leak that bowed part of the gymnasium floor, and an air-conditioning unit that gave out last week all have drawn workers back to the $63 million school.

  • Friday Night College Games Cause HS Scheduling Headaches

    by Robert Anderson, October 2015

    During an interview earlier this week, a Virginia Tech football player compared the Hokies' upcoming game against N.C. State this Friday to "playing in high school." Well, thanks to ESPN and the ACC, the tradition of Friday Night Lights now includes local college games. Two weeks ago it was Boise State at Virginia. Now it's lights, camera and action in Blacksburg.

  • NJ Legislation Seeks to End High School "Redshirting"

    by Jason Scott October 2015

    New Jersey State Sen. Richard Codey plans to introduce a bill that would penalize athletes who repeat a grade in middle school in order to get an athletic advantage in high school.

  • Fifth HS Football Player Dies After Collapsing in Practice

    by Mark Davis October 2015

    They gathered around a flagpole. Then, with another school day beginning, Burke County High School said farewell to a life that had just ended. He was 17. He was a junior. He died Monday. He was Rod Williams, an offensive lineman for the Bears, Burke County High School's football team in Waynesboro, just south of Augusta. He collapsed about two weeks ago during a team practice. Rod became the fifth high school football player nationwide to die during a game or practice this season --- the first in Georgia.

  • Memphis-Area High School Unveils $95M Construction Draft

    by Jane Roberts October 2015

    Nearly eight months after Collierville High School staffers sketched out their dream school, architects unveiled a draft late Tuesday of the $95 million school, including a 5,000-seat stadium, a library with 21,000 books and wings of classrooms grouped by subject. The main entrance will be a pantheon of STEM labs and exhibits, showing visitors in a glance the crux of the science, technology, engineering and math instruction in long, sweeping views from the front of the main building to the back.

  • Brawl After HS Football Game May Lead to Criminal Charges

    by Earle Kimel October 2015

    Ninety seconds. That's how long a brawl between football players from North Port and Braden River high schools lasted Friday night, according to a Sarasota County School District spokesman. It will take far longer to sort out basic facts of what took place, whether the fight will lead to criminal charges and if it will change the way athletes leave locker rooms after games. A North Port city spokesman said the Police Department is investigating the brawl at North Port High School that left one Braden River player with injuries that required a trip to the hospital.

  • HS Football Player Dies After Injury, Fourth This Year

    by Jason Scott October 2015

    A high school football player died in Washington state yesterday after suffering an undisclosed injury during a game.