• Ousted Prep AD Accused of Racial Discrimination

    by Stuart Goldman May 2016

    Two former coaches at a Wisconsin high school accuse the athletic director who was removed from her position last week of racial discrimination.

  • HS Association Mulls Changes to Hoops Tournaments

    by Greg Lee May 2016

    A WIAA (Wash.) committee is preparing to propose a major change to the state basketball tournament format and seeding criteria. The changes could be effective beginning with the 2016-17 school year.

  • County Commission, School Board Talk Facility Needs

    by Kendi Anderson May 2016

    Talk of aging schools, condemned stadiums and overcrowding in the classrooms lasted for more than an hour, with factions of commissioners and school board members advocating for different concerns and agendas.

  • HS Pitcher Goes for Third Consecutive Perfect Game

    by Cam Smith May 2016

    The first one was a surprise for Zach Bowen. The second consecutive perfect game? That was a shock. Yet that's precisely what unfolded for Bowen last week when the Serra Catholic (McKeesport, Pa.) High starter dominated Geibel batters in a 17-0 rout. That victory followed another 17-0 rout, against Clairton, the previous Wednesday. He struck out 12 batters against Clairton and eight against Geibel.

  • 7-on-7 Popular with Players, Less So with HS Coaches

    by Phil Anastasia May 2016

    The burgeoning growth of seven-on-seven all-star teams that compete in regional tournaments as well as national championships held every summer at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., has been likened by several football coaches to the sport's version of AAU basketball.

  • Football Programs Dropped Due to Declining Numbers

    by Rick O'Brien May 2016

    Calvary Christian Academy has sacked its varsity and middle school football teams because of declining participation and safety concerns. "The decision is one that is painful yet necessary as we evaluate our program not only in the short term but in the long term," second-year athletic director Shawn Bramble said in a release. Bramble said Friday that the Northeast Philadelphia school, which began playing varsity football in 1999, had about 28 players on last year's varsity squad.

  • Association Criticized Over Scheduling, Bat Use

    by Daniel Gaona May 2016

    A scheduling debacle and a wooden-bat controversy have plenty of local high school athletes, coaches and fans upset with the Arizona Interscholastic Association once again.

  • Town May Step In to Save Powder-Puff Game

    by Joe Capozzi and Sonja Isger May 2016

    If Jupiter town leaders get their way, the annual tackle powder-puff game at Jupiter High School will be played this year, after all. Reacting to community outcry about the school principal's decision to sack the game because of safety concerns for the girls, town officials are working on a plan to continue the 50-year tradition without interruption. The junior versus senior girls' football game, which boosters say is the last tackle powder-puff game in the country, would still be played under the lights on the high school field, but with one difference: The town would host the event as a town function, essentially freeing the school district of liability.

  • Virginia Approves 30-Point HS Basketball Mercy Rule

    by Lee Tolliver May 2016

    The Princess ANNE girls basketball team crushed opponents with alarming regularity last season, winning 21 games by more than 30 points. Next season, such games likely won’t last quite as long.

  • HS Softball Team Forfeits Wins, Still Top Tournament Seed

    by Ward Gossett May 2016

    Polk County's softball team was informed by the TSSAA that it played an ineligible player all season. However, after having to forfeit all 29 games this year, the District 5-AA regular-season champion will remain as the top-seeded team for the district tournament. Junior Kallie Hawkins, primarily Polk's starting catcher this season, is a transfer from Bradley Central. The TSSAA was recently alerted that she had no change of residence or custody. Then after an investigation, Hawkins was ruled to be ineligible.