• Opinion: Hostile Chants Hurt High School Hoops

    by Marlen Garcia March 2016

    In the aftermath of a high school basketball game between Catholic schools in northwest Indiana that became racially charged, officials tried to say the right things. Administrators from Andrean High School in Merrillville and Bishop Noll Institute in Hammond issued statements about sportsmanship and teachable moments.

  • Homeschooled Athletes Still Banned from Public Teams

    by Graham Moomaw March 2016

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe's veto of a bill to let home-schooled students play sports at public schools will stand for another year after the House of Delegates failed to override the veto.

  • After Hazing Incident, HS Hoops Team to Skip Tourney

    by James Yodice March 2016

    With an embarrassing onboard bus incident looming over the program, Santa Fe High School on Wednesday took a nearly unprecedented step by removing itself from the upcoming boys state basketball tournament field - and also placed its head basketball coach David Rodriguez on leave. Eldorado will take Santa Fe's place in the tourney for a first-round game Saturday. Santa Fe Public Schools Superintendent Joel Boyd, in an interview with the Journal on Wednesday, said the district is looking into whether previous student athletes at Santa Fe have been subject to hazing.

  • Bill Would Give Refs Concussion Overrule Power

    by Jason Scott March 2016

    In the name of player safety, lawmakers in Kentucky are considering adopting a law that would give high school sports officials power to decide whether a player can return to a game following a head injury.

  • Ooltewah Rape Victim to Be Represented by Top Attorney

    by Kendi Anderson March 2016

    The family of the Ooltewah High School freshman allegedly raped by three of his basketball teammates has retained one of the nation's top attorneys specializing in cases of school violence. Douglas Fierberg, whose national trial practice is based in Washington, D.C., and Eddie Schmidt from Nashville will be representing the 15-year-old and his family, who will not be named by the Times Free Press to protect the victim's identity. Fierberg's practice, School Violence Law, is the only nationwide practice that specializes in representing victims of violence in school-related incidents; and Fierberg has personally served as lead counsel for victims of sexual violence and hazing at schools and universities across the nation.

  • "Initiation" Results in Broken Nose for High School Player

    by Edmundo Carrillo March 2016

    The roughhousing that took place on a bus ride after a big Santa Fe High boys basketball team win led to a player getting his nose broken as a group of young members of the team were being "freshmanized," according to a report from the New Mexico State Police. A bus surveillance video also released by the State Police on Monday displays the extent of the horseplay while coaches sat oblivious at the front of the bus. The video shows players being hit, but with what does not appear to be much force or violence.

  • High School Alleges Racial Slurs During Basketball Tourney

    by Amy Donaldson March 2016

    Sam Velez said he's never experienced anything like he did this past weekend at the 2A state basketball tournament in Richfield. But his teammate, Darrin Gethers, said he's experienced similar incidents during football season and region competition this school year. The Summit Academy basketball players and their coaches said they were the victims of racial slurs while competing for the 2A state basketball title at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield Friday and Saturday night. While the most serious incident occurred after the tournament at a local convenience store and involved adults - not other students - Summit Academy coach Evric Gray said school administrators and Utah High School Activities Association officials need to be more proactive about eliminating the incidents.

  • School District Considers Alternatives to Crumb Rubber

    by Telegram & Gazette Staff March 2016

    The Tantasqua Regional School Committee has nixed the idea of using the very popular but controversial “crumb rubber” as the surface for two artificial fields but is going ahead with the project as planned.

  • Texas Admin Concerned Over Athletic Prep Schools

    by Jason Scott February 2016

    Glen West knows football. He’s the president of the Texas High School Coaches Association, an official and a coach and athletic director at Brenham High School northwest of Houston. And he’s concerned.

  • Prep School That Lost 108-1 Fires Athletic Director

    by Stuart Goldman February 2016

    A 108-1 defeat in a high school girls basketball game has cost the losing school’s athletic director his job.