• Texas District to Offer Online Ticketing Portal

    by Len Hayward June 2016

    Standing in a line for tickets to an important high school football game is almost a rite of passage in Texas. Now purchasing those football tickets has become easier for fans and parents of Corpus Christi ISD teams, and will not require standing in line. The district launched an online portal for purchasing season tickets Tuesday, adding CCISD to the growing number of Texas districts using the technology. The portal also will be used to purchase individual game tickets, beginning Aug. 1 Fans can go to the athletic office on Saratoga Boulevard to purchase tickets but now have the option not to make that drive.

  • Puerto Rican HS Ballplayers Sue for Right to Play

    by Sonja Isger June 2016

    Eleven boys moved from Puerto Rico to Florida in 2015 with hopes of honing their English and playing high school baseball in front of college scouts. But after several of them turned the Lake Worth High Trojans into a winning force, they say in a lawsuit filed this past week that they were booted from the team amid allegations from the competition that they were ringers. The suit, which pits the boys and their guardian against the Palm Beach County School Board, alleges that Lake Worth High's principal, athletic director and baseball coach acted without authority and discriminated against the group on the basis of their race and national origin.

  • Cheating HS Football Program Hammered with Sanctions

    by Jayson Jenks June 2016

    A committee has voted to ban the Bellevue High School football program from postseason play for four years, ban outside donations and tighten incoming transfer oversight, citing a preponderance of evidence that violations occurred.

  • HS Cross Country Team on Probation for Recruiting

    by Jim Allen June 2016

    One of the most successful high school athletic programs in Spokane history has been placed on probation for recruiting violations. The North Central boys cross country program - which has won 10 consecutive state championships - faces numerous penalties handed down last month by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. The penalties stem from the actions of assistant coach Len Long, who earlier this school year distributed DVD videos and other promotional material to select athletes at elementary schools outside the North Central attendance area.

  • School Slated for New Scoreboards in Gym, Stadium

    by Michael Canfield June 2016

    A new high school sign and several new scoreboards will be installed over the summer in the Amherst Central School District, making use of contingency funds from the district's last capital project.

  • Lack of Interest May Prevent HS from Offering Football

    by Miguel Rodriguez June 2016

    Lake Shore is in danger of not fielding a varsity football team this fall. Athletic Director Daryl Besant remains optimistic that the Eagles will field a varsity team, but that could change if the program fails to drum up more interest in the program.

  • New Rule to Benefit HS Baseball Draftees

    by Josh Barnett and Bob Nightengale June 2016

    For the first time, high school baseball players drafted will be able to hire agents without jeopardizing their college eligibility, significantly curtailing the practice of agents serving as advisers. Under an NCAA rule passed in January, players must pay the agent's rate while working with the agent and then end their relationship with the agent before enrolling in college if they don't sign.

  • District Sued Over Lagging Facilities for Girls

    by Jason Scott June 2016

    A federal lawsuit is alleging that facilities dedicated to girls’ sports at Lexington (S.C.) High School and Lexington School District 1 are severely lacking when compared to boys facilities in the same district — a violation of federal Title IX law.

  • Florida Guidelines Limit Full-Contact HS Football Practices

    by Josh Barnett June 2016

    Given the concerns about football and head trauma, the Florida High School Athletic Association has adopted full-contact practice limits for the first time. Frank Beasley, the executive director of the FHSAA, told USA TODAY High School Sports on Monday that the guidelines would take effect Aug. 1.

  • Prep Coach Suspended After Prostitution Sting Arrest

    by Stuart Goldman June 2016

    A high school boys basketball coach in central Pennsylvania has been suspended indefinitely after he was arrested last month in a prostitution ring.