• School District Cancels Games over Alleged Racial Slurs

    by Stuart Goldman April 2016

    Kansas City Public Schools is canceling future athletic events with a high school after alleged racial slurs were made during a recent girls soccer match.

  • HS Transfers in Florida Eligible Immediately Under Law

    by Adam Lichtenstein April 2016

    Gov. Rick Scott signed House Bill 7029 into law on Thursday, allowing students to transfer freely between Florida schools and athletes to be immediately eligible after transferring. However, players could not play the same sport for a second school in the same season except under special circumstances such as a parent's death, divorce or military deployment.

  • Coach Arrested for Lewd Communication Online

    by Orange County Register April 2016

    A Huntington Beach High School assistant girls volleyball coach has been arrested on suspicion of sending lewd videos of himself to an underage girl online, authorities said. Orange County sheriff's officials took Troy Linehan Crutchfield, 26, of Costa Mesa into custody at his home Wednesday morning after serving a search warrant, said Lt. Mark Stichter.

  • HS Girls' Swim Club Hires Stripper for Team Banquet

    by Jason Scott April 2016

    The synchronized swimming club at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa, made waves last week when it hired a male stripper to perform at an off-campus facility during a team banquet.

  • West Virginia Board Passes HS Offseason Rule Change

    by Tom Bragg April 2016

    The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission's Board of Control voted overwhelmingly in favor of a proposed rule that would drastically change the way high school coaches can interact with players during the offseason.

  • Bus Strike Could Lead to Forfeits for New Mexico Teams

    by Stuart Goldman April 2016

    The threat of a bus strike in Las Cruces (N.M.) Public Schools could affect its high school athletic teams, which may have to forfeit without transportation to events.

  • HS AD Resigns Amid Investigation into Finances

    by Nancy Bowman April 2016

    The Tipp City Exempted Village Schools Board of Education voted Monday to approve a separation agreement with High School Athletic Director Matt Shomper and accept his resignation.

  • Athletic Association Considering Playoff Realignment

    by Marc Pendleton April 2016

    A return to four regions for the Division I high school football playoffs will be addressed by the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors on Wednesday. Associate Commissioner Bob Goldring confirmed that could lead to the board considering a D-I restructure as an "action item" during its follow-up monthly meeting on Thursday in Columbus.

  • HS Students Chant 'Build a Wall' at Minority Soccer Players

    by Colorado Springs Gazette April 2016

    Students who directing racially derogatory chants at female high school soccer players during a recent varsity game in Wisconsin, including references to Donald Trump's vow to clamp down on illegal immigration from Mexico, will be disciplined, according to a school district official. Elkhorn district administrator Jason Tadlock said Monday school officials who investigated the incident found three elementary school girls who were sitting near Beloit Memorial fans chanted "Trump, build a wall." He said two male high school students yelled "Trump" back and forth four to five times. Beloit coach Brian Denu told WISC-TV (http://bit. Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette

  • High Schools Adapt to Inhospitable Weather

    by Aaron Dorksen April 2016

    Mother Nature always delivers plenty of April rain showers, but this spring she's being especially "cold." How cold is it? It's so frigid that Smithville administrators and coaches decided on Thursday to cancel what would have been the 60th annual McCay Relays that were slated for yesterday. Track coaches were concerned all week about an expected high for today of 31 degrees and when several inches of snow was a late addition to the forecast it became a no-brainer to call off the meet.