• Post-Game Brawl Leads to Team Suspensions

    by 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.

  • Deaf Athlete Sues Michigan HS Athletic Association

    by December 2015

    In a suit filed in federal court, Ellis Kempf, a deaf wrestler for Royal Oak High School is suing the Michigan High School Athletic Association for refusing to allow an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter mat-side during MHSAA-sanctioned matches.

    The case is being handled by Nyman Turkish PC, a law firm that specializes in litigation and disability. Jason Turkish, the firm’s managing partner, said the firm is taking the case pro bono.

  • High School Rifle Raffle Causes Community Concern

    by Jason Scott November 2015

    Vance Koppenhafer, a graduate and supporter of Mancos (Col.) High School, is raising eyebrows and concerns for organizing a raffle of a firearm to benefit the school’s athletic programs.

  • Gunfire Halts HS Football Game; Three Teens Arrested

    by Stuart Goldman November 2015

    Gunfire erupted near the end of a Florida state high school playoff game last Friday night, sending teams, officials and fans scurrying for cover.

  • HS Basketball Player Dies After Collapsing During Practice

    by Jason Scott November 2015

    A female basketball player at Notre Dame High School in California has died after collapsing during practice.