• Football Coach on Leave After Video Shows He Pushed Student

    by James Yodice November 2016

    La Cueva High's head football coach is on leave pending an Albuquerque Public Schools investigation into a postgame incident that occurred following the Bears' Oct. 28 district game against Eldorado. A video of Brandon Back pushing La Cueva student Remington Swanson surfaced after the game on social media, but made it to APS district offices in the last couple of days. The district has put Back on leave as it looks into the matter.

  • HS Postseason Ban Overturned After Eligibility Hearing

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    On Tuesday, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association called for a hearing to investigate the eligibility of Wayne Hills varsity football players Hunter and Tyler Hayek. Claims of ineligibility were based on the assertion that the brothers transferred to the Wayne Hills school district in October of last year without registering a suitable change of residence. Evidence to these claims was provided by driver’s licenses showing a previous address in Woodland park, and a voter registration for the boys’ father under the same outdated address.

  • Playoff Game Postponed as Schools Await Court Ruling

    by Jason Scott November 2016

    The Alabama High School Athletic Association announced last week that a scheduled playoff game would be postponed, pending a decision from the Alabama Supreme Court about which team should take the field.

  • Colorado FB Coaches Call for Playoff Ranking Reform

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    After a new ranking system produced an unlikely playoffs roster, high school coaches across the state of Colorado are looking to the Colorado High School Activities Association for revision in 2017.

  • Attorney Defends Ooltewah District in Rape Case

    by Kendi A. Rainwater November 2016

    An East Tennessee school board has responded to the lawsuit filed against them in September by the main victim in a rape case involving a high school basketball team.

  • Coach Gets Five-Day Suspension in Transcript Probe

    by Jennifer Pignolet November 2016

    Shelby County Schools suspended Trezevant High School head football coach Teli White for five days as part of the investigation into altered student transcripts, according to documents the district released Monday. White was one of two people disciplined, although four people were investigated after the district announced last month that the school 's principal discovered some students' grades differed from their report cards to their transcripts. White is accused of misleading investigators about his role in tracking students' academic progress and possessing altered student transcripts on his computer. The investigation found he violated the district's staff ethics policy as well as the state interscholastic athletics policy, according to the documents. Keith Williams, executive director of the Memphis Shelby County Education Association representing White, said the union and White were not notified of his suspension without pay, only that he'd served 26 days of paid time pending the outcome of the investigation. A district spokesperson confirmed White was suspended five days without pay. If the district withholds or has already withheld pay, Williams said, the union will file an appeal.

  • National Program Promotes Use of Athletic Trainers

    by Jason Scott November 2016

    A new initiative is encouraging high schools across the country to expand the use of athletic trainers.

  • Brand-Conscious Universities Force HS Logo Redesign

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    American high schools are facing a new challenge as universities become more possessive of their brand. Nationwide, high schools are scrambling to redesign team logos under threat of trademark-infringement suits as big-name universities such as Penn State, Notre Dame, University of Iowa, University of Texas and Texas Tech University issue warnings to high school teams informing them of trademark violations.

  • HS Football Player Dies After Hard Fall in Game

    by Jason Scott November 2016

    A Texas high school football player died after he reportedly hit his facemask hard on the ground during a junior varsity game Thursday.

  • HS Team Sanctioned for Academically Ineligible Player

    by Molly Bloom November 2016

    Grady High School's championship boys basketball program is on "severe warning status" this season after allowing an academically ineligible student to play for the team last year.