• Soccer Clubs, High School Teams Often in Conflict

    by Jodie Wagner Palm Beach Post Staff Writer January 2015

    Unlike its indoor counterpart, high school soccer takes a hiatus in late December. The two-week holiday break gives prep players the opportunity to represent their other teams -- their travel clubs -- in showcase tournaments that draw college coaches and scouts by the hundreds.

  • Consultant Lauds Coatesville Schools for Reform Efforts

    by Michaelle Bond; Inquirer Staff Writer January 2015

    Matthew Haverstick has led internal reviews for private and public groups across the state. They usually go one of two ways. The leaders can choose to make meaningful changes so the crises that brought on the scrutiny do not happen again. Or they can look at the results, shrug, and go back to business as usual.

  • Prep Inequity: 161-2 Basketball Rout Raises Concerns

    by Landon Negri, The Orange County Register January 2015

    Competitive inequity and fairness again became issues this week in high school sports in the Inland area after an usually lopsided nonleague girls basketball game between San Bernardino Arroyo Valley and Bloomington on Monday night.

  • Post-Scandal Sayreville: AD Resigns, Team to Play in Fall

    by Michael Gaio January 2015

    The months-long fallout in the wake of the hazing scandal at Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey continues.

  • Public-Private Parntership Works for Prep Hockey League

    by Buffalo News January 2015

    Most leagues during a milestone year would likely be screaming from the mountain tops, "congratulations to us" to make sure they received their just due from the masses. Not the Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation.

  • School Stunned by Suicides of Football Player Friends

    by David O'Reilly; Inquirer Staff Writer January 2015

    In the wake of two student suicides in four days, the Burlington Township School District brought counselors into the high school Tuesday to assist students with their grieving and guard against further loss.

  • Rejection of IHSA Playoff Change a Win for Tradition

    by MIKE CLARK. Twitter: @mikeclarkpreps January 2015

    When the results of this year's amendment voting came out on Tuesday morning, plenty of people were paying attention to one item in particular: Proposal 10.

  • IHSA Posts 145 State Title Hoops Games on YouTube

    by Jim Leitner TH sports editor January 2015

    Illinois high school basketball fans received a large dose of March Madness for the holidays last season. During the holiday break, the Illinois High School Association posted the videos of 145 boys and girls state basketball championship games to its YouTube channel. The videos are free of charge for anyone using a computer, tablet or smartphone.

  • New Prep Basketball Coaches Undeterred by Job Turnover

    by Greg Fennell Valley News Staff Writer January 2015

    You have to start somewhere. Chris Cook has found his starts in four different locations. Each time the 1996 Thetford Academy graduate and former Panther athlete takes on a new basketball coaching job, he works to build a rapport with his players and get them to buy into what he's teaching.

  • In Texas, Replay Considered for Football Title Games

    by Abilene Reporter-News ( January 2015

    Is instant replay coming to the high school state championship football games? Dr. Charles Breithaupt, the executive director of the University Interscholastic League, the governing body of Texas high school athletics, told reporters that his group and its advisory committee of coaches would discuss using instant replay to help officiate the title games.