• Doctor: Are Prep Sports Worth Mental Health Risks?

    by Dr. Gregory Ramey, Dayton Daily News (Ohio) July 2015

    Participation in high school sports results in significant risks to the mental health of our teens. Are the risks worth the benefits? Sports are great activities for our kids. Teens acquire skills from teammates and caring coaches that they can't get in their classrooms, or even from their parents.

  • Suspected Hazing at Prep Football Camp Investigated

    by Nathan Baker, Johnson City Press July 2015

    An upper East Tennessee schools superintendent confirmed Thursday the involvement of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services in an investigation into allegations of hazing reportedly perpetrated by upperclassmen high school football players against their freshmen teammates.

  • PIAA Addresses Shorter Football Season, Enrollments

    by Ed Gruver, LNP (Lancaster, PA) July 2015

    "All politics is local," former Speaker of the U.S. House Tip O'Neill once famously stated, and Ron Kennedy agrees. "There are 12 different districts (in the PIAA) and 12 different entities," the District Three chairman and Donegal athletic director said Wednesday.

  • Urban Schools Outraged by OHSAA Enrollment Rules

    by Steve Blackledge, The Columbus Dispatch July 2015

    Michael Bates was there when Columbus City Schools opened Africentric as its newest high school in the fall of 2003. The teacher and 10th-year boys basketball coach knows every nook and cranny in the cramped, outdated building near Downtown on E. Livingston Avenue.

  • 'Unsigned Preps' Bus Tour Gains National Traction

    by Nick Williams, The Tampa Tribune (Florida) July 2015

    Last month, Unsigned Preps, a non-profit organization founded by former Leto High football player Ricky Sailor and designed to help high school players earn college scholarships, completed its fifth annual College Bus Tour, in which 80 high schoolers visited 15 college campuses across the southeast.

  • High School's Financing of China Trip Questioned

    by Sandra Stokley, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA.) July 2015

    The Riverside school board may have violated California's open meeting law by approving a trip by North High School basketball players and student leaders to China, a school trustee said this week.

  • NY State Loses Last of Its Boys' Gymnastics Programs

    by Owen O'Brien, The Buffalo News (New York) July 2015

    After years of decreased student interest, boys gymnastics has been removed from Section VI high schools. Section VI was the last section in New York State to offer the sport, which schools have been dropping by the year.

  • Editorial: High School Right to Test Athletes for Drugs

    by AB Staff July 2015

    If you're a student-athlete at Rio Rancho Public Schools - whether your game is football, volleyball, baseball or any other district sport - it's three strikes and you're out under the district's new drug-testing program.

  • Tennessee's Public Vs. Private Debate May Not Be Over

    by Chris Thomas July 2015

    TSSAA Legislative Council vice president Mike Reynolds contends the recent proposal to explore bylaw changes for increased parity is in the long-term interest of the state organization, even if maintaining the landscape’s status quo wasn’t popular among member schools.

  • Illinois HS Retains 'Midgets' Mascot Despite Objections

    by TH Media Wire Services July 2015

    Athletes at a southern Illinois high school will keep the nickname Freeburg Midgets, despite the objections of a group representing people with dwarfism who find the name offensive.