• HS Gym Gets New Graphics Featuring Student-Athletes

    by Kristine Galloway November 2016

    Laramie County School District 1 recently installed new wall graphics in the lobby and gym of Storey Gymnasium in an effort to celebrate activities in the district. The district wanted the work completed sooner, but some LCSD1 trustees asked that the work be redone to provide better representation of Central High School.

  • Big Ten’s Friday Night Turf Invasion

    by Emily Attwood November 2016

    Tuesday’s Big Ten announcement that it will add six prime-time Friday games to its schedule has been met with strong reactions from football fans and athletics administrators, and not many are excited about the decision. From high school associations who see the Friday night games as an invasion of their turf to member colleges who view the games as a logistics nightmare — not to mention the general fan opinion that the move represents an egregious money grab — the reactions have been swift and loud.

  • New Prep Transfer Rules Inch Closer to Reality

    by Amy Donaldson November 2016

    SALT LAKE CITY - Despite a plea for more time to gather input from high schools, new rules governing when and how high school athletes can transfer from one school to another took a step closer to becoming reality Thursday night. A subcommittee of the Utah State School Board voted to advance a new rule outlining those changes to the full board's consideration in its meeting today. The new rule proposed by the Standards and Assessment Committee says the Utah High School Activities Association can deny varsity athletic eligibility to a student who transfers from one school to another (after establishing eligibility by attendance or participation at a high school) if a student doesn't meet one of the five listed exceptions.

  • CrossFit-Style Workout Reaches HS PE Classes

    by John Keilman November 2016

    The most popular PE class at Waukegan High School takes place in a basement field house that has the ambience of a dungeon. Sweating is assured. Vomiting is not unusual. It's the school's version of CrossFit, the intense and trendy exercise regimen that has exploded in popularity over the last 16 years, spawning thousands of gyms, more than 1 million devotees and a professional competition broadcast on ESPN. Schools around the Chicago area have adopted CrossFit to stir student interest at a time of rising youth obesity, and some say it's reaching children left coldbytraditionalgymclasses. "I think it's a great way to teachkidslifelongfitness,especially those kids who aren't interested in hockey or soccer or basketball," said teacher Tracy Haraf of Alsip's Stony Creek Elementary, which devotes half of its PE days to CrossFitexercises."Theythink it's tough, but I think they have a lot of fun doing it."

  • HS AD, Principal Stripped of Duties After Investigation

    by Stuart Goldman November 2016

    An athletic director and principal have been removed from their duties at a Louisiana high school following an investigation into allegations of illegal grade changes for more than a dozen of the school’s football players.

  • Revised Utah Prep Transfer Policy Under Review

    by Amy Donaldson November 2016

    The latest proposal lists reasons for automatic transfer eligibility, and establishes a panel that would review whether the UHSAA hearing panels followed its own rules in making a decision.

  • Football Coach Investigated for Post-Game ‘Hazing’

    by Jason Scott November 2016

    A parent of a football player at Atlantic High School in Florida said the school's varsity head coach humiliated her son and his teammates after a game.

  • Transit Worker Strike Hurts HS Football Teams

    by Aaron Carter November 2016

    In addition to commuters, the SEPTA strike has consequences for city football teams preparing for this weekend's playoff games. In the Public League, Del-Val Charter, only a half-mile from the Olney Transportation Center, is to practice on new turf - a small plot of grass in front of the school - while it prepares for Saturday's Class 3A District 12 championship game against the Catholic League's Conwell-Egan.

  • Playoffs Go On as Ineligible Player Probe Continues

    by Marc Pendleton November 2016

    Dunbar High coach Darran Powell (left) said he learned at halftime of last Friday's game that the player in question was ineligible. Dunbar High School and Dayton Public Schools did not seek an injunction Tuesday to have two football forfeits overturned. Dayton Public Schools spokesperson Jill Moberley confirmed that neither the school district nor Dunbar sought to have a court overturn a ruling by the Ohio High School Athletic Association that Dunbar forfeit Weeks 9-10 regular-season games because of an academically ineligible player.

  • HS Basketball Team Punished for Football Forfeit

    by Stephen Hargis November 2016

    In an odd twist, Unaka High School has elected not to take the field for its scheduled Class 1A first-round football playoff game at Greenback on Friday. Instead, citing a lack of player participation, Unaka has opted to forfeit that game to the No. 2-ranked Cherokees, who were last year's state runners-up.