• Indiana to Experiment with 40-Second Play Clock

    by Gordon Engelhardt August 2016

    Indiana will be guinea pigs for the rest of the country, using a 40-second clock similar to what is used in the college ranks. For years, Indiana used a 25-second clock. Once a play was over, the umpire spotted the ball for play and signaled for a 25-second clock to begin, counting down to the next snap.

  • HS Nixes Crumb Rubber for Cork-Coconut Combination

    by Kate Ramunni August 2016

    The synthetic crumb rubber turf approved earlier this year to be used to refurbish the Hamden High School baseball field is out, and instead, a mix of cork and coconut, along with a "shock pad" said to reduce the risk of concussions, will be used to resurface the field. "We looked at the football field that was renovated with artificial turf because it had been unsafe," Mayor Curt Balzano Leng said. In that case, the same synthetic turf was used, and initially was approved for the baseball field, but town officials had vowed to keep looking for an alternative because there were objections to the crumb rubber turf from some that feel it's not safe for kids to plan on.

  • Prep School Suspends Football, Cites Falling Numbers

    by Ward Gossett August 2016

    Tennessee Christian Prep was preparing for its second varsity football season, but the Cleveland school's administration decided Thursday night to put the program on hold for at least a year because of diminishing numbers.

  • Racial Abuse Drove HS Football Player to Transfer

    by Gregory Yee and Jeff Hartsell August 2016

    A former football player for Pinewood Preparatory School said a series of racial remarks and a photo of a noose sent in a group message drove him to transfer to Fort Dorchester High School late last month.

  • Science, Safety Measures Change Football Practice

    by Al Lesar August 2016

    Remember the salt tablets that were supposed to guard against dehydration? Infrequent water breaks? Heavy uniforms?

  • Comedians Raise Funds for New High School Stadium

    by Barry Courter August 2016

    When engineers condemned Raymond James Stadium on the East Ridge High School campus last fall, it was anything but funny. However, three former East Ridge High School classmates who've made a living as professional comedians will return to Chattanooga this weekend to help raise money to replace the stadium at their alma mater.

  • District to Officially Sanction HS Lacrosse

    by Bob Susnjara August 2016

    High school boys and girls lacrosse teams will be part of a host of other sports offerings at Lake Zurich Unit District 95 when the 2016-17 academic season begins this month.

  • HS Forfeits Two Years of Wins Amid Financial Aid Probe

    by Jodie Wagner and Palm Beach Post Staff Writers August 2016

    The fallout continues for the Oxbridge Academy athletic department. The ThunderWolves, whose administration has undergone a major restructuring over the past four months since The Palm Beach Post published its findings from an investigation of the West Palm Beach private school, have forfeited all athletic wins from the past two school years.

  • HS Football Team Looks Forward to New Stadium Debut

    by Marc Pendleton August 2016

    The early enthusiasm is especially evident at Chaminade Julienne, where the Eagles football and soccer teams will play in the new Roger Glass Stadium on campus.

  • HS to Try Graduate Assistant as Athletic Trainer

    by Laura Haight, Staff writer August 2016

    The graduate assistant would have to meet all provisions as required in state code, superintendent John Hudson told the board. He was also confident that the contract would prevent the schools from any legal issues if something were to go wrong.