Programming: High School
'Unsigned Preps' Bus Tour Gains National Traction
by Nick Williams, The Tampa Tribune (Florida) July 2015
Last month, Unsigned Preps, a non-profit organization founded by former Leto High football player Ricky Sailor and designed to help high school players earn college scholarships, completed its fifth annual College Bus Tour, in which 80 high schoolers visited 15 college campuses across the southeast.
High School's Financing of China Trip Questioned
by Sandra Stokley, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA.) July 2015
The Riverside school board may have violated California's open meeting law by approving a trip by North High School basketball players and student leaders to China, a school trustee said this week.
NY State Loses Last of Its Boys' Gymnastics Programs
by Owen O'Brien, The Buffalo News (New York) July 2015
After years of decreased student interest, boys gymnastics has been removed from Section VI high schools. Section VI was the last section in New York State to offer the sport, which schools have been dropping by the year.
Editorial: High School Right to Test Athletes for Drugs
by AB Staff July 2015
If you're a student-athlete at Rio Rancho Public Schools - whether your game is football, volleyball, baseball or any other district sport - it's three strikes and you're out under the district's new drug-testing program.
Tennessee's Public Vs. Private Debate May Not Be Over
by Chris Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org July 2015
TSSAA Legislative Council vice president Mike Reynolds contends the recent proposal to explore bylaw changes for increased parity is in the long-term interest of the state organization, even if maintaining the landscape’s status quo wasn’t popular among member schools.
Illinois HS Retains 'Midgets' Mascot Despite Objections
by TH Media Wire Services July 2015
Athletes at a southern Illinois high school will keep the nickname Freeburg Midgets, despite the objections of a group representing people with dwarfism who find the name offensive.
New Wisconsin Home-School Law Confuses WIAA
by Erin Richards, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel July 2015
A new state law that allows home-schooled students to play on school district sports teams is causing confusion for the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletics Association, which says the law conflicts with its membership requirements.
Success Meant Nothing for These Fired HS Coaches
by Greg Lee, Spokesman Review (Spokane, WA) July 2015
Two highly successful North Idaho high school baseball coaches have been fired. Nick Rook of Coeur d'Alene and Tom Grunenfelder of Lewiston were dismissed in recent weeks. Rook's dismissal became official Monday at a school board hearing.
Private Schools Gain Seats on TSSAA Board, Council
by Chris Thomas, Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee) July 2015
Independent schools are guaranteed representation on the TSSAA’s board of control and legislative council, thanks to Thursday’s 7-2 vote at the Murfreesboro Doubletree Hotel.
TSSAA Votes Against Public-Private Separation
by Chris Thomas, Knoxville News-Sentinel July 2015
The TSSAA narrowly eluded a drastic shift in its athletic landscape on Thursday, while still maintaining a vision to level the playing field among its member schools.