• HS AD, Coach Feud Over Use of New Turf Field

    by Jonathan Hull June 2016

    At 10:52 p.m. Monday, Ward posted about a heated exchange he had with Wichita Falls ISD Athletic Director Scot Hafley in regard to use of the new turf practice field being installed at Rider High School.

  • AD Job Offer Rescinded for Second Time, Board to Vote

    by Marc Pendleton June 2016

    The Dayton Public Schools board of education has rescinded for a second time an offer to fill the position of athletic director. Board President Adil Baguirov confirmed after an executive session Tuesday night at the DPS administration building a second offer had been made, then retracted.

  • Louisiana Private Schools Mull Split from Association

    by Stuart Goldman June 2016

    Parochial schools in the state of Louisiana are considering forming their own organization apart from the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) after principals of LHSAA schools narrowly voted last week to extend the public-private school split to include basketball, baseball and softball.

  • Opinion: Punishing Players for Earlier Cheating Unfair

    by Vince Grippi June 2016

    An incoming freshman at Bellevue High this year would play some 34 football games in his four years, about 35 percent fewer than a recently graduated senior may have played and about 20 percent fewer than the typical high school football player in this state.

  • Utah to Consider Changes to HS Athletic Transfer Policy

    by Amy Donaldson June 2016

    Proposed changes to the high school transfer policy would make it even tougher for student-athletes in Utah to switch schools and continue playing varsity sports.

  • Coach, Detective Plead Not Guilty in HS Rape Case

    by Kendi Anderson June 2016

    In two adjacent courtrooms Friday morning, attorneys representing men charged in connection with the rape of an Ooltewah High School freshman said their clients were not guilty. Ooltewah High School head basketball coach Andre "Tank" Montgomery faces four charges of failure to report child sexual abuse, and Gatlinburg Police Detective Rodney Burns is facing two counts of aggravated perjury because of his testimony in Montgomery's preliminary hearing in this case. Both were scheduled for arraignments Friday morning in Hamilton County Criminal Court.

  • TSSAA Could Add Classifications for Some Sports

    by Chattanooga Times Free Press June 2016

    Multiple members of the TSSAA's Board of Control maintain it might be time to add a fourth class — or more — to basketball, baseball and softball despite the association's recommendation against the change.

  • NMAA Won't Seek to Overturn Concussion Ruling After Law Change

    by James Yodice June 2016

    Although the NMAA had said that it would seek to challenge and overturn a judge's temporary restraining order — one that allowed Cleveland High running back Shawn Nieto to be cleared to participate in last December's Class 6A state championship game — the organization is no longer going to pursue the matter.

  • Why More Youth Baseball Pitchers Are Getting Surgery

    by Jason Scott June 2016

    A larger group of young baseball players are going under the knife, and some surgeons and coaches are working to combat the issue.

  • District Budgeting for Big-Ticket Items

    by Lana Sweeten-Shults June 2016

    The Wichita Falls Independent School District hopes it won’t be caught off guard when it’s time to buy athletic uniforms, buses and similar big-ticket purchases that rotate around on a regular cycle, thanks to some changes in its budget.