• HS Football Coach on Leave for Role in Boxing Incident

    by James Yodice April 2016

    A La Cueva High assistant football coach is on paid leave while the school investigates his role in several boxing matches between football players that occurred there just prior to spring break.

  • Doctor Supports Pitch Limits in HS Baseball

    by Ernie Clark April 2016

    All moves toward establishing pitch limits at the high school level are good news to Dr. William M. Heinz, a Portland-based orthopedist and chair of the sports medicine advisory committee for the National Federation of State High School Associations.

  • Massachusetts May Abandon HS Football Playoff Format

    by Rich Garven April 2016

    What was years in the making could be dismantled in a matter of hours when the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association holds its annual meeting Friday at the DoubleTree Hotel in Milford. One of the most divisive issues on the docket deals with the fate of the high school football playoff format, which has been in effect for the past three years but could be terminated after the 2016 season. The MIAA’s 379 member schools, whether they field a football team or not, will each have the opportunity to cast a vote to either retain the statewide tournament system or replace it with an alternative — and unknown — postseason plan. A simple majority will determine the outcome.

  • New Jersey Non-Publics Propose Playoff Changes

    by Phil Anastasia April 2016

    Two South Jersey proposals that would significantly change the non-public playoff system in football as well as basketball and baseball were endorsed Wednesday by the advisory committee of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. The West Jersey Football League's proposal to change the non-public football tournament would eliminate state championships and create sectional tournaments in South A and South B as well as North and North B.

  • Idaho HS Sports to Be Broadcast Online to Paid Subscribers

    by Jeff Pinkham April 2016

    Fans who want to watch state tournament games on the NFHS Network will have to pay $9.95 for a day, $14.95 for a 30-day pass or $119.95 for a yearly pass.

  • Budget May Force HS to Eliminate Some Sports

    by Telegram & Gazette April 2016

    Faced with losing the sport many of them have participated in since they were children, about 20 members and aspiring members of the Oakmont Regional High School cheering team made their case Tuesday night before the Ashburnham-Westminster School Committee. Among them were a seventh-grader and an eighth-grader concerned they will never get a chance to cheer for the high school. The cheerleaders were joined by members of the golf team and their parents, who also are facing cuts that will eliminate their sport along with freshman boys and girls basketball and tennis.

  • Coaches Acted Fast to Respond to HS Drinking Incident

    by Kendi Anderson April 2016

    Baseball coaches at Walker Valley High School in Cleveland, Tenn., took swift action after they found nine students drinking beer and wine during the team's spring break trip to South Carolina.

  • Reports: Coaches Used Pitching Machines to Hit Players

    by Stuart Goldman April 2016

    A high school softball coach and her entire staff have resigned and a high school baseball coach was placed on administrative leave after they allegedly aimed balls from a pitching machine at their players.

  • Athletic Trainer, AED Save Athlete After Collapse

    by Jason Scott March 2016

    Caleb Perkins, an athlete at Revere High School in Ohio, collapsed and went into full cardiac arrest during track practice on Friday afternoon. The combined quick thinking by a coach and athletic trainer, and the use of an AED (automated external defibrillator) may have saved his life.

  • HS Athletic Director Investigated for Theft

    by Jason Scott March 2016

    A Minnesota high school athletic director is on unpaid leave, facing allegations of theft of more than $100,000 in athletic ticket sales.