Programming: High School
- Homeschooled Athletes Still Banned from Public Teams
by Graham Moomaw March 2016
Gov. Terry McAuliffe's veto of a bill to let home-schooled students play sports at public schools will stand for another year after the House of Delegates failed to override the veto.
- After Hazing Incident, HS Hoops Team to Skip Tourney
by James Yodice March 2016
With an embarrassing onboard bus incident looming over the program, Santa Fe High School on Wednesday took a nearly unprecedented step by removing itself from the upcoming boys state basketball tournament field - and also placed its head basketball coach David Rodriguez on leave. Eldorado will take Santa Fe's place in the tourney for a first-round game Saturday. Santa Fe Public Schools Superintendent Joel Boyd, in an interview with the Journal on Wednesday, said the district is looking into whether previous student athletes at Santa Fe have been subject to hazing.
- Bill Would Give Refs Concussion Overrule Power
by Jason Scott March 2016
In the name of player safety, lawmakers in Kentucky are considering adopting a law that would give high school sports officials power to decide whether a player can return to a game following a head injury.
- Ooltewah Rape Victim to Be Represented by Top Attorney
by Kendi Anderson March 2016
The family of the Ooltewah High School freshman allegedly raped by three of his basketball teammates has retained one of the nation's top attorneys specializing in cases of school violence. Douglas Fierberg, whose national trial practice is based in Washington, D.C., and Eddie Schmidt from Nashville will be representing the 15-year-old and his family, who will not be named by the Times Free Press to protect the victim's identity. Fierberg's practice, School Violence Law, is the only nationwide practice that specializes in representing victims of violence in school-related incidents; and Fierberg has personally served as lead counsel for victims of sexual violence and hazing at schools and universities across the nation.
- "Initiation" Results in Broken Nose for High School Player
by Edmundo Carrillo March 2016
The roughhousing that took place on a bus ride after a big Santa Fe High boys basketball team win led to a player getting his nose broken as a group of young members of the team were being "freshmanized," according to a report from the New Mexico State Police. A bus surveillance video also released by the State Police on Monday displays the extent of the horseplay while coaches sat oblivious at the front of the bus. The video shows players being hit, but with what does not appear to be much force or violence.
- High School Alleges Racial Slurs During Basketball Tourney
by Amy Donaldson March 2016
Sam Velez said he's never experienced anything like he did this past weekend at the 2A state basketball tournament in Richfield. But his teammate, Darrin Gethers, said he's experienced similar incidents during football season and region competition this school year. The Summit Academy basketball players and their coaches said they were the victims of racial slurs while competing for the 2A state basketball title at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield Friday and Saturday night. While the most serious incident occurred after the tournament at a local convenience store and involved adults - not other students - Summit Academy coach Evric Gray said school administrators and Utah High School Activities Association officials need to be more proactive about eliminating the incidents.
- School District Considers Alternatives to Crumb Rubber
by Telegram & Gazette Staff March 2016
The Tantasqua Regional School Committee has nixed the idea of using the very popular but controversial “crumb rubber” as the surface for two artificial fields but is going ahead with the project as planned.
- Texas Turf Fields Could Become Playoff Destinations
by J. Scott Russell March 2016
Hermleigh, Graford and Brock aren’t exactly garden spots in the state of Texas, nor are they some of the bigger metropolises of the state. But putting artificial turf down on their baseball and softball fields has made them popular spots during the UIL baseball and softball playoffs in the spring. Bowie and Henrietta have recently thrown their hats into the ring, as well, and hosted more than 40 playoff games in 2015.
- Work Begins on HS Football Stadium
by Nick Blizzard February 2016
More than $4.3 million in contracts have been awarded and bulldozers are moving dirt for a football stadium at Miamisburg High School.
- HS Students Suspended for Racial Heckling at Game
by Record Searchlight February 2016
Students and staff at Redding’s University Preparatory School are “embarrassed” by racially derogatory signs and heckling at a basketball game against a predominately Hispanic school last week, Principal and Superintendent Shelle Peterson said Thursday, vowing “this is never going to happen again.”