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  • HS Football Team Rides 57 Straight Losses into Playoffs

    by Andrew Brandt November 2014

    In the midst of a 57-game losing streak and an 0-10 season, the Houston Scarborough Spartans are getting into the Texas high school football playoffs.

  • Turf Type Has Impact on Maryland Field Hockey

    by Andrew Brandt November 2014

    High school field hockey participants in Maryland have found themselves on unstable ground.

  • Brawls Lead to Bans for Tennessee High School Teams

    by Andrew Brandt November 2014

    On October 23, two Tennessee high school football teams were banned from postseason play for three years following an on-field brawl. On Friday, another pair of Tennessee teams had an altercation and were handed the same sentence.

  • Tennessee Climbing League Shows Preps the Ropes

    by Andrew Brandt October 2014

    The mountain ranges that run through Tennessee are so majestically crafted for climbing that you may question their naturalness.

  • AIA Approves First Out HS Transgender Athlete

    by Andrew Brandt October 2014

     The Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board has approved the state's first ever transgender student-athlete to compete as their self-identified gender.

  • HS Coaches Resign after Players' Ebola Taunt

    by Andrew Brandt October 2014

    The coaches of a high school soccer team in Northampton, Pa., have resigned just one day after allegations that their players taunted an opponent with chants of "Ebola."

    Nazareth High School soccer player Ibrahim Toumkara moved to Pennsylvania from a small town in Guinea, a country located in West Africa, three years ago. After hearing the Ebola remarks, he charged a Northampton player and was ejected from the match.

    According to Toumkara's guardian, Edward Bachart, the teenager worries about his parents, who still reside there.

    Northampton's head coach and assistant coach, Craig Carvin and Jason Melniszyn, submitted their resignation letters Tuesday evening as the Northampton Area School District was finishing its investigation into the matter.

    District superintendent Joseph Kovalchik said that neither district tolerates any form of discrimination, and that "appropriate discipline will be dispensed to any students who violated the code of conduct."

    "I am glad Nazareth and Northampton took this incident very seriously and did a very thorough investigation," Bachart told The Morning Call. "I think kids nowadays have to realize that their words can cause a lot of damage and you've got to think before you speak and be careful with what words you choose."

    Bachart believes the Northampton coaches made the right decision in resigning, but he thinks Northampton's players should be held accountable as well.

    "This doesn't belong in society," he said. "It certainly doesn't belong in the field."

    In response to the episode, the Nazareth soccer team has taken to Twitter to promote and sell wristbands that say "#ENDRACISM."

  • HS Athlete Charged with Felony Assault Still Playing

    by Andrew Brandt October 2014

    In August, teenager Nick Vincenzo was jumped, robbed and beaten by three young men and a juvenile in North Ridgeville, OH.

  • Three HS Football Deaths Within Last Week

    by Andrew Brandt October 2014

    A New York high school student has become the third football player to die in the past week after suffering an injury during practice or a game.

  • Proposed HS Transgender Policy Ignites Controversy

    by Michael Gaio September 2014

    A proposed policy change in Minnesota high school athletics regarding transgender student-athletes has fired up a heated debate across the state.

  • HS Adds Incentives to Revive the Multisport Athlete

    by Michael Gaio September 2014

    The multisport athlete is a rare breed these days. In fact, in his September column, our own editor in chief, Dennis Van Milligen, proclaimed the multisport athlete was dead altogether.

    "This was back when your best athletes played multiple sports — an era that appears to be ending, as sport specialization dominates the modern high school scene," he wrote.