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  • Student-Athlete Given Five-Game Suspension for Tweet

    by Takara Scott-Johnston January 2016

    Hilbert (Wis.) High School basketball player April Gehl has been suspended for five basketball games for a tweet, according to the Appleton Post-Crescent.

  • Understanding the Ultimate Risks of Teenage Steroid Use

    by Paul Steinbach January 2016

    This article appeared in the January/February issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

    The signs of steroid use were there. Taylor Hooton had put on 30 pounds of muscle in less than three months.

  • High School Basketball Coach Hits Referee

    by Jason Scott January 2016

    A Pennsylvania high school basketball coach was placed on leave and could face harsher punishment after hitting an official during a heated moment of a game.

  • HS Wrestler Dies After Collapsing During Tournament

    by Jason Scott December 2015

    A Spencer, Iowa, high school wrestler died after collapsing to the mat at a tournament in his hometown.

    Austin Roberts fell after an injury timeout during the final minute of the 220-pount title match at the Spencer Invitational. Roberts was wrestling an athlete from Sioux Center high school, who had recently accepted a football scholarship to the University of Minnesota.

  • Post-Game Brawl Leads to Team Suspensions

    by Takara Scott-Johnston December 2015

    The Louisiana High School Athletics Association is investigating a fight that broke out after a game between two of the region’s top high school basketball teams.

  • Court Collision Invokes Little-Known Concussion Rule

    by Jason Scott December 2015

    Two Pennsylvania high school basketball teams got schooled during a game Thursday night, but it wasn’t by a wicked crossover or fancy no-look pass.

  • Coach Who Ordered Ref Hit Gets Probation

    by Jason Scott December 2015

    Mack Breed, a former assistant football coach at John Jay High School in Texas, issued a guilty plea on misdemeanor assault charges on Monday.

    Breed was accused of ordering his players to hit a referee during a game. Video of the incident, showing players Michael Moreno and Victor Rojas blindsiding official Robert Watts went viral, drew national media attention.

    Related: Texas HS Football Players Suspended After Decking Ref

  • Player with Concussion Plays in State Championship

    by Stuart Goldman December 2015

    A district court judge in New Mexico allowed a high school football player to play in the state championship game one week after he suffered a concussion.

  • Football Star Plays Despite Attempted Murder Charge

    by Jason Scott December 2015

    A pending attempted murder charge didn’t keep a high school football star from playing in New York’s Yankee Stadium in a league title game.

    Rahmel Ashby, a running back at Grand Street Campus High School in Brooklyn, competed in the Public Schools Athletic League Championship Division title game, despite being charged in an April 2014 shooting that injured three people.

  • Why a Northern High School Opted for an Indoor Practice Facility

    by Paul Steinbach December 2015

    The tour — the story — starts in a decades-old gymnasium. It was while assessing this modest space in 2006-07, with its original bleachers and hardwood court badly in need of refinishing, that administrators at Hamilton High School began to think big. Enrollment had doubled since the school was built in Sussex, Wis., in 1963. Athletics participation had increased by 33 percent, six sports programs had been added, and interior training space was at a premium. Track athletes were running hurdles down terrazzo hallways. Cheerleaders were doing stunts over library carpeting. Field sports participants in this evolving era of year-round specialization had no place to practice off-season, as Wisconsin's winters rendered the outdoors off limits.