Programming: High School
In Illinois, Deadline Looms for Coaches' Concussion Test
by Rick Kambic September 2014
High school coaches of all sports have until Sept. 15 to study for and pass a test on concussion awareness, or else they can't work with student athletes until next year. The new rule is part of a bill from state Rep. Carol Sente, which Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law last month. Sente, a Democrat from Vernon Hills, made a strong push last year to mimic NFL guidelines that limited full-contact football practices to one day a week.
Prep Sports Participation Up for 25th Straight Year
by Jim Leitner, TH sports editor September 2014
Nearly 7.8 million students participated in high school athletics during the 2013-14 school year, according to a survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations.
Man Enters Locker Room, Threatens Life of Prep Coach
by Beatriz Alvarado September 2014
A man was arrested after he barged into a high school locker room and threatened to kill the head football coach and his wife for not allowing his younger brother to play for another team, according to a police report.
Administrator: One Word Would Strengthen Drug Policy
by Luanne Rife firstname.lastname@example.org 981-3209 September 2014
Student athletes in Botetourt County might find it harder to do an end-run on the substance abuse policy.
National Program Targets HS Hazing, 'Full-Scale Culture Change'
by Claudia Rowe September 2014
As an eager, if nervous, ninth-grader, Anya Meleshuk allowed several older girls to blindfold her one afternoon, put her in a car and drive her to a park where she was told to “propose” to a stranger. Later, dressed in fairy wings, she downed a dozen flavors of ice cream while her friends watched, and went home afterward feeling as if she had been accepted, initiated into Garfield High School, where such “froshing” has a long history.
'No Negatives' Seen in Debut of OHSAA's 'Mercy Rule'
by Steve Blackledge, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH September 2014
Beau Rugg, an assistant commissioner for the Ohio High School Athletic Association, eagerly monitored how teams responded to and officials handled some rule changes implemented this season.
Amendment Takes Virginia into New Concussion Terrain
by Andrew Brandt September 2014
The revisions to Virginia student-athlete concussion law this past spring seemed straightforward enough, but an overlooked amendment included in the law is catching some by surprise.
High School Keeps Arab Moniker; Mascot to Get Makeover
by Gabriel Rizk September 2014
Coachella Valley High's longtime Arab mascot was conspicuously absent from Friday's home football season opener, and while the caricature of his scowling, hook-nosed visage is still prominently visible on walls, floors and signage on the region's oldest public high school campus, the sideline scrubbing is likely just the first step in an image makeover for the character.
High School AD Pleads Guilty to Bid-Rigging
by Andrew Brandt September 2014
Fitzgerald Barnes, athletic director at Monticello High School in Charlottesville, Va., pleaded guilty to embezzling money from federal taxpayers on Friday in federal court.
Varsity Play for Junior High Athletes Set for Final OK
by DAVID LA VAQUE; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) September 2014
A pilot program allowing selected seventh- and eighth-graders to compete for varsity teams at high schools in the Anoka-Hennepin School District likely will become permanent.