• HS Girls' Swim Club Hires Stripper for Team Banquet

    by Jason Scott April 2016

    The synchronized swimming club at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa, made waves last week when it hired a male stripper to perform at an off-campus facility during a team banquet.

  • West Virginia Board Passes HS Offseason Rule Change

    by Tom Bragg April 2016

    The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission's Board of Control voted overwhelmingly in favor of a proposed rule that would drastically change the way high school coaches can interact with players during the offseason.

  • Bus Strike Could Lead to Forfeits for New Mexico Teams

    by Stuart Goldman April 2016

    The threat of a bus strike in Las Cruces (N.M.) Public Schools could affect its high school athletic teams, which may have to forfeit without transportation to events.

  • HS AD Resigns Amid Investigation into Finances

    by Nancy Bowman April 2016

    The Tipp City Exempted Village Schools Board of Education voted Monday to approve a separation agreement with High School Athletic Director Matt Shomper and accept his resignation.

  • Athletic Association Considering Playoff Realignment

    by Marc Pendleton April 2016

    A return to four regions for the Division I high school football playoffs will be addressed by the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors on Wednesday. Associate Commissioner Bob Goldring confirmed that could lead to the board considering a D-I restructure as an "action item" during its follow-up monthly meeting on Thursday in Columbus.

  • HS Students Chant 'Build a Wall' at Minority Soccer Players

    by Colorado Springs Gazette April 2016

    Students who directing racially derogatory chants at female high school soccer players during a recent varsity game in Wisconsin, including references to Donald Trump's vow to clamp down on illegal immigration from Mexico, will be disciplined, according to a school district official. Elkhorn district administrator Jason Tadlock said Monday school officials who investigated the incident found three elementary school girls who were sitting near Beloit Memorial fans chanted "Trump, build a wall." He said two male high school students yelled "Trump" back and forth four to five times. Beloit coach Brian Denu told WISC-TV (http://bit. Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette

  • High Schools Adapt to Inhospitable Weather

    by Aaron Dorksen April 2016

    Mother Nature always delivers plenty of April rain showers, but this spring she's being especially "cold." How cold is it? It's so frigid that Smithville administrators and coaches decided on Thursday to cancel what would have been the 60th annual McCay Relays that were slated for yesterday. Track coaches were concerned all week about an expected high for today of 31 degrees and when several inches of snow was a late addition to the forecast it became a no-brainer to call off the meet.

  • HS Association Votes to Maintain Playoff Format

    by Telegram & Gazette Staff April 2016

    When the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association adopted a statewide high school football playoff format in 2012, it was billed as a pilot program that would be revisited after two years. That deadline came and went, but opponents finally got their long-awaited opportunity to hold a second vote on whether to continue with a system that has led to six state champions being crowned each of the past three seasons on a Super Bowl Saturday at Gillette Stadium. But what was expected to be closely contested turned out to be a rout as representatives from 266 of the MIAA’s 379 member schools voted, 161-105, to continue with the current format.

  • District Discovers $14K Missing from Football Receipts

    by Jeremy P. Kelley April 2016

    The gate receipts from five Dayton Public Schools home football games over the past two years are missing, according to an audit the school district completed this year. DPS internal auditor Randall Harper says $9,209 in cash ticket sales from four games last fall "has been misplaced," with no documentation that the deposits were ever picked up. That led Harper to review the 2014 season as well, where he found a fifth missing deposit, bringing the total to $14,312. Asked if there could be even more money missing, because some documentation was improper or missing, Harper said the audit didn't test all athletic department receipts, so "that may be a possibility."

  • Synthetic Turf Renovation Benefits from Good Weather

    by Chris Thomas April 2016

    Knox County Schools’ three-year synthetic turf renovation is off to a fast start, thanks to predominantly good weather and a month free of major construction snags. The pace has been so good that a Phase 1 remodel hasn’t been ruled out for Central High School this summer. “I would say that the prospect of doing Central looks promising right now,” said Will Ferguson, president of Baseline Construction, which was tabbed to install the fields. “But I’m not ready to make a commitment to it.” Powell, Fulton, Bearden and Farragut were the four out of 13 schools under the KCS umbrella chosen for Phase 1 renovations during a December blind draw. Central was moved onto the table as a possibility for this year when “Bearden” twice was drawn out of the hopper during the ordering process.