• New HS Gym Has Features to Rival Small Colleges

    by Evan Ren February 2016

    As yet it has no official title. Some people call it the “Colorado City multipurpose facility.” Others, as a matter of convenience, simply refer to it as “the new gym.” Regardless, the building with no name has quickly become a source of pride for C-City, and many are already calling it one of the top athletic venues in the Big Country.

  • Board Considers External Audit of School Culture

    by Kendi Anderson February 2016

    In the wake of the alleged rape of an Ooltewah High School freshman, the Hamilton County school board discussed having an external review of individual schools' culture and ensuring board policies are being implemented across the district.

  • Lawsuit: School Tolerated Abuse in Swim Program

    by Mari A. Schaefer February 2016

    A former Germantown Academy swimmer has filed a suit alleging that the elite preparatory school tolerated physical and mental abuse suffered by him and other swimmers under the watch of nationally renowned coach Richard Shoulberg. The school allowed Shoulberg to continue coaching despite the many verified claims of abuse that occurred during his tenure, and did not take any actions to prevent future abuse, according to the civil suit filed last week in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court on behalf of a John Doe, now an adult. The plaintiff is seeking in excess of $50,000.

  • NJSIAA Passes Controversial HS Football Proposals

    by Phil Anastasia February 2016

    Over the spirited protests of two South Jersey administrators, the NJSIAA's executive committee on Wednesday passed two controversial proposals aimed at ongoing scheduling issues with North Jersey football superpowers such as Don Bosco Prep and Paramus Catholic. The first proposal tweaks the power-point system for qualifying for the state tournament, giving schools an incentive to play North Jersey non-public schools by increasing the value of those games.

  • District Investigating HS Pool Contamination Complaints

    by Erin Hegarty February 2016

    Officials are investigating reports that contamination of the pool area at Maine South High School in Park Ridge is causing breathing problems for members of the boys swim team. Maine Township High School District 207 spokesman David Beery said Tuesday that swimmers approached their coach and Maine South administrators in late January saying they were having respiratory issues after practice.

  • Alleged Hazing Leads to Suspension for Coach, Players

    by Glen Rosales February 2016

    After a possible hazing incident last week, Santa Fe High School boys basketball coach David Rodriguez and four players were suspended for Tuesday's District 1-6A game against Cleveland.

  • Football Coach/A.D. Resigns after Exercise Complaints

    by Stuart Goldman February 2016

    A Texas high school athletic director and head football coach resigned after parents accused his staff of working their sons too hard as punishment for not keeping a clean locker room.

  • District Could Spend $3.8M on Maintenance, Equipment

    by Joe Napsha February 2016

    The Norwin School District could spend $3.83 million on 30 maintenance projects and new equipment during the next five years with savings from refinancing debt last year, plus take on an estimated $9.8 million in renovation and expansion work funded by a recent bond issue, the school board was told Monday.

  • High School PED Testing Bill Approved by NJ Assembly

    by Jason Scott February 2016

    A New Jersey state Assembly committee approved a bill that would expand random testing of high school athletes for steroids and performance enhancing drugs yesterday.

  • Police Investigating Reports of HS Football Team Hazing

    by Michaelle Bond February 2016

    Police are investigating reports of hazing by football players in one of the region's elite school districts. The players are current or former members of the Conestoga High School team, according to the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District in Chester County.