• MSHL Delays Vote on Transgender Athlete Policy

    by DAVID LA VAQUE; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) October 2014

    While expressing support for the intent behind guidelines for transgender athletes to take part in high school sports, the Minnesota State High School League decided - amid a deluge of public outcry - to think about it a bit longer.

  • Maine HS Game Scheduling Based on Competitiveness, Safety

    by Larry Mahoney BDN Staff October 2014

    For the second straight year, the boys and girls soccer games between archrivals Bangor and Brewer represented the only time the teams will play each other during the regular season.

  • Three HS Football Deaths Within Last Week

    by Andrew Brandt October 2014

    A New York high school student has become the third football player to die in the past week after suffering an injury during practice or a game.

  • Cities, Schools Pledge $500K Each to Fix Aging Ice Arena

    by Erin Adler, Star Tribune Staff Writer October 2014

    For nearly five years, the home of West St. Paul and Henry Sibley High School hockey has been skating on thin ice. Hockey enthusiasts and city officials have long debated what do about aging the West St. Paul ice arena, with its structural problems and outdated ice-cooling system.

  • In Wisconsin, WIAA Closer to Competitive Equity Plan

    by Mark Stewart Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel October 2014

    Last winter the Six Rivers Conference pushed the issue of competitive equity, which led the WIAA Board of Control to create an ad hoc committee to study the issue.

  • Proposed HS Transgender Policy Ignites Controversy

    by Michael Gaio September 2014

    A proposed policy change in Minnesota high school athletics regarding transgender student-athletes has fired up a heated debate across the state.

  • HS Adds Incentives to Revive the Multisport Athlete

    by Michael Gaio September 2014

    The multisport athlete is a rare breed these days. In fact, in his September column, our own editor in chief, Dennis Van Milligen, proclaimed the multisport athlete was dead altogether.

    "This was back when your best athletes played multiple sports — an era that appears to be ending, as sport specialization dominates the modern high school scene," he wrote.

  • Unruly Parents Cause Two HS Soccer Games to End Early


    Two varsity soccer games were stopped prematurely last weekend - one in Clovis, the other in Las Cruces - because of out-of-control parents.

  • UHSAA Takes First Step Towards Sanctioning Lacrosse

    by Tom Wharton The Salt Lake Tribune September 2014

    The major concern expressed by principals was the cost of lacrosse, which requires helmets, pads and sticks. Like football, that equipment would need to be provided by the schools for participants.

  • A Look at Athletic Operations in Three Texas Districts

    by Zach Duncan 940-720-3470 September 2014

    The Times Record News checked with three different-sized school districts to see how their athletic departments operated and what financial impacts their high school football and athletic programs had on their respective districts.