• With Two Games Remaining, HS Football Coaching Staff Quits

    by Jason Scott November 2015

    First year head coach Nick D’Angelo along with his entire coaching staff at Coginchaug Regional High School in Connecticut quit earlier this week, with two games remaining on the team’s schedule.

  • HS Hoops Teams Tip Off in New $5.7M Gym

    by Kevin Mills November 2015

    It was the start of a new season and era Monday. The Lisbon High School basketball team took to the court for the first time this winter sports season, but this year's opening day of practices had new meaning for the Greyhounds, who practiced on a brand new court in the school's beautiful new gym. "It's pretty neat," said senior Bree Sautter, the lone senior on the girls' squad. "I never thought we'd be here. I never thought I'd see this. It's awesome."

  • HS Football Eye Gouging Incident Under Review

    by Paul Walsh November 2015

    The Minnesota State High School League will consult with Minneapolis North officials about an incident that occurred during North's loss in the Class 1A Prep Bowl game Saturday, an MSHSL official said Sunday.

  • Conference Switch Alleviates Travel Issues for HS Teams

    by Ernie Clark November 2015

    The Greenville Lakers were crowned this year's Penquis League girls soccer champions. Thanks to a shift in conference affiliation this year, players on that team who continue playing the sport will be able to compete against similar competition at the high school level, as Greenville High School has returned to the Penobscot Valley Conference after being a member of the East-West Conference in recent seasons. That means instead of traveling to such distant locales as Buckfield, Richmond and Rangeley, the high school teams will have more regular-season games with closer opponents such as Piscataquis of Guilford, Penquis Valley of Milo and Penobscot Valley of Howland -- schools Greenville already plays in its middle-school league.

  • Iowa HS Hoops Coaches Freed From 'Seat Belt' Rule

    by Jason Scott November 2015

    A rule requiring high school basketball coaches in Iowa to remain in their seats during games has been lifted.

  • Parents Lodge Racial Bias Complaint After HS Team's Loss

    by Miguel Rodriguez November 2015

    Bennett High School parents are still upset at how the Tigers' football season ended in the Section VI Class C final. They're trying to do something about it, lodging a complaint claiming racial bias played a role in the number of penalties called against their team in defeat - thus influencing the outcome. The Buffalo Parent-Student Athletic Organization filed official complaints with Section VI, the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association, the state education commissioner's office and U.S. Department of Education requesting a review of bias and discriminatory officiating and a review of NYSPHSAA policies and practices that occurred in a Nov. 6 Section VI Class C championship football game at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

  • HS Athletic Director Facing Felony Fraud Charge

    by Takara Scott-Johnston November 2015

    A former high school athletic director in Waunakee, Wis., is facing felony charges for the unauthorized use of a school credit card. During his tenure as athletic director, Brian Smith rang up thousands of dollars in charges over the course of several years. Smith has been accused of using the card for meals, gasoline, clothing and other items.

  • Ohio Lawmakers Discuss Pay-to-Play Fees

    by Jim Siegel November 2015

    After raising high school pay-to-play fees from $50 to $625 per high school sport, and $425 for middle school, New Albany saw a 16 percent drop in athlete participation even with financial help for 100 students. The fee increase came after a levy failure a year ago forced the district to cut 53 teachers, among other reductions. Michael Klein, a member of the district school board, said he spent $1,675 in fees for his kids to participate.

  • New Rule Requires Background Checks for HS Officials

    by Sam Brown November 2015

    The TSSAA Board of Control voted unanimously Thursday to require officials to undergo background checks before registering with the state organization. “We feel the time has come for us as an organization to require individuals to pass a background check prior to registering as an official,” TSSAA executive director Bernard Childress said. “No one would be able to register with us until we know they have gone through the background check, they have completed all of the steps for registration and their assigners would not get their names until all those steps have been completed.” The issue of background checks came to light in September when former official Kyle Gill was suspended by the TSSAA following an incident with a Glencliff player.

  • Proposal: Make Sunday High School Practices Voluntary

    by Telegram & Gazette Staff November 2015

    A member of the Webster School Committee wants athletic practices and extracurricular activities held on Sunday to be optional. He says students should not have to choose between church, family time, and their sports team.