• Feral Hogs Invade Texas High School Football Field

    by Jason Scott August 2015

    A pack of feral hogs is causing trouble at Liberty High School near Houston, Tex.

  • Weekend Incidents Put Spotlight on Team Travel Safety

    by Jason Scott August 2015

    Accidents in Wisconsin and California involving vehicles carrying student-athletes put the spotlight on team travel safety over the weekend.

  • Colorado School to Honor Fallen Soldiers with Patch

    by The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) August 2015

    After its original plan to honor fallen members of the U.S. armed forces with names on the back of jerseys was denied, the Fossil Ridge High School football team has found a compromise.

  • Paper Files Countersuit Against 'Watermelongate' Coach

    by Deanna Pan August 2015

    The parent company of Charleston City Paper has filed a counterclaim against the Academic Magnet High School football coach, who sued the paper and others for defamation last year after controversy erupted over the team s postgame watermelon ritual.

  • District Denies Football Team's Plan to Honor Military

    by Colorado Springs Gazette August 2015

    The Poudre School District in northern Colorado has denied a request from the Fossil Ridge High School football team to individually honor fallen members of the U.S. armed forces by putting their names on the back of their jerseys, saying the district is worried it could open the door to similar requests for other causes.

  • Historic Stadiums Renovated as HS Conference Adjusts

    by Mark Stewart August 2015

    You don't have to look at Custer Stadium to know things have changed. You can close your eyes and inhale the difference. "It looks brand new," said Bill Molbeck, the Milwaukee Public Schools city-wide athletic director. "It's got that new stadium smell."

  • High School Defends Confederate Flag Imagery

    by Erik Brady, @ByErikBrady August 2015

    Chris Spencer is the only African-American student at Hurley High School, where the front doors he walks through each morning are painted with the Confederate battle flag, the first of many he'll see on any given school day.

  • Board Sets Eligibility Rule for Junior High Athletes

    by Mike Pettinella; GENESEE CORRESPONDENT August 2015

    The Batavia School Board has approved a first-time academic eligibility policy for extracurricular activities for seventh and eighth grades and a revised policy for ninth through 12th grades, effective with the 2015-16 school year.

  • High School to Build $6M Downtown Stadium Complex

    by Thomas Gnau and Cornelius Frolik August 2015

    Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School's construction bonanza will continue for the foreseeable future with the announcement on Wednesday night that it will build a downtown athletic complex that includes a new stadium, practice field and parking lot

  • Personal Trainers for Prep Athletes: Is There Value?

    by Jim Halley, @jimhalley, USA TODAY Sports August 2015

    The use of personal trainers by top-level high school football players has surged in the past decade, leaving many high school coaches questioning the need and the effectiveness of personal trainers