Programming: High School
High School Offers P.E. Credit for Skateboarding Sessions
by Wendy Leung March 2014
Twice a week, 30 Simi Valley High School students ditch their gym clothes, leave the sports field and head to a skate park. For 90 minutes, they practice tricks on a quarter pipe and call it P.E.
Schools, Booster Clubs Try to Make Relationship Work
by Loren Ledin March 2014
Jorge Romero helped launch a new boosters club at Santa Paula High School in June 2012, was elected president and set out with an agenda to elevate the football program.
High School's New Athletic Director Focuses on Wellness
by Lou Rabito; Inquirer Columnist March 2014
The Mitchell Activity Center was buzzing after school at Father Judge. Crew athletes rowed on the "erg" machines on one side of a curtain that split the gym, while baseball players engaged in long toss on the other side. Athletes and nonathletes worked out together over in the fitness room. The scene might not seem that unusual, but it used to be at Judge, until first-year athletic director Jimmy Lynch stepped in and implemented a wellness program.
ADs Become PIs When Sorting Out HS Athlete Eligibility
by MIKE KASZUBA; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE February 2014
For high school athletic directors in Minnesota, figuring out whether an athlete is eligible to play sports has never been more difficult. As cases involving athletes who move to a new school become more complex - and raise more questions - some athletic directors say they are often taking on the role of a private detective. They check divorce records and even utility bills to see whether students are indeed living where they claim to be. "You have to pry," said Mark Solberg, the activities director at Cambridge-Isanti High School. Two recent cases, including eligibility questions that forced Achiever Academy, an online hockey school in the Twin Cities, to drop out of the girls' hockey state tournament playoffs, have pushed the envelope on a complicated topic.
No Post-Season for Three Teams that Overscheduled
by Daily Herald report February 2014
The Illinois High School Association has announced that Bogan High School, Hyde Park and Uplift High Schools, all in Chicago, have violated IHSA rules that limit the number of regular-season boys basketball games and tournaments teams can play.
NFHS Adopts Football Targeting, Defenseless Player Rules
by Jim Leitner, sports editor February 2014
The National Federation of State High School Associations took more steps last week to make its most popular sport safer. In an effort to reduce contact above the shoulders, the NFHS Football Rules Committee introduced rules that will define "targeting" and will be penalized as illegal personal contact. The group also defined a "defenseless" player. Beginning this fall, new Rule 2-43 will read as follows: "Targeting is an act of taking aim and initiating contact to an opponent above the shoulders with the helmet, forearm, hand, fist, elbow or shoulders."
Wrestling Team in Photo Flap Trimmed for State Event
by Angelo Fichera and Rita Giordano February 2014
Seven Phillipsburg High School wrestlers have been removed by school officials from the District 1 competition, which on Saturday starts the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association State Wrestling Tournament. An eighth wrestler, who was not seeded for the tournament, also has been disciplined.
New Mexico Mulls Centralized Prep Football Title Game
by James Yodice Journal Staff Writer February 2014
While there were no extraordinary developments from Wednesday's New Mexico Activities Association board of directors meeting, there was one very interesting, almost buried, discussion point in those three hours:
Transgender Students Allowed to Play, Homeschoolers Benched in Virginia
by Michael Gaio February 2014
It was a big news week for high school athletes in Virginia.
Preps Pull Trigger on Emerging Club Sport: Trap Shooting
by ANNA PRATT, STAR TRIBUNE February 2014
The age-old sport involves shooting at clay targets that are launched out of small "houses" at the shooting range. Participants shoot for two rounds, each of which includes 25 targets.