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  • 7-on-7 Popular with Players, Less So with HS Coaches

    by Phil Anastasia May 2016

    The burgeoning growth of seven-on-seven all-star teams that compete in regional tournaments as well as national championships held every summer at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., has been likened by several football coaches to the sport's version of AAU basketball.

  • Football Programs Dropped Due to Declining Numbers

    by Rick O'Brien May 2016

    Calvary Christian Academy has sacked its varsity and middle school football teams because of declining participation and safety concerns. "The decision is one that is painful yet necessary as we evaluate our program not only in the short term but in the long term," second-year athletic director Shawn Bramble said in a release. Bramble said Friday that the Northeast Philadelphia school, which began playing varsity football in 1999, had about 28 players on last year's varsity squad.

  • Association Criticized Over Scheduling, Bat Use

    by Daniel Gaona May 2016

    A scheduling debacle and a wooden-bat controversy have plenty of local high school athletes, coaches and fans upset with the Arizona Interscholastic Association once again.

  • Town May Step In to Save Powder-Puff Game

    by Joe Capozzi and Sonja Isger May 2016

    If Jupiter town leaders get their way, the annual tackle powder-puff game at Jupiter High School will be played this year, after all. Reacting to community outcry about the school principal's decision to sack the game because of safety concerns for the girls, town officials are working on a plan to continue the 50-year tradition without interruption. The junior versus senior girls' football game, which boosters say is the last tackle powder-puff game in the country, would still be played under the lights on the high school field, but with one difference: The town would host the event as a town function, essentially freeing the school district of liability.

  • Virginia Approves 30-Point HS Basketball Mercy Rule

    by Lee Tolliver May 2016

    The Princess ANNE girls basketball team crushed opponents with alarming regularity last season, winning 21 games by more than 30 points. Next season, such games likely won’t last quite as long.

  • HS Softball Team Forfeits Wins, Still Top Tournament Seed

    by Ward Gossett May 2016

    Polk County's softball team was informed by the TSSAA that it played an ineligible player all season. However, after having to forfeit all 29 games this year, the District 5-AA regular-season champion will remain as the top-seeded team for the district tournament. Junior Kallie Hawkins, primarily Polk's starting catcher this season, is a transfer from Bradley Central. The TSSAA was recently alerted that she had no change of residence or custody. Then after an investigation, Hawkins was ruled to be ineligible.

  • HS Football Coach May Be Fired Over Missing Funds

    by Molly Bloom May 2016

    A winning Atlanta high school football coach could face termination after an investigation found thousands of dollars missing or unaccounted for from school accounts, and aggressive confrontations just short of fist fights with a parent and a school visitor.

  • Opinion: Corrupt HS Team Deserves Death Penalty

    by Greg Lee May 2016

    What many around the state had long suspected to have been occurring in the Bellevue High football program was revealed to be true in a 68-page report released last week by the WIAA.

  • N.J. Non-Publics Seek Sectional Championship Format

    by Phil Anastasia May 2016

    The NJSIAA's executive committee overwhelmingly endorsed a proposal by the West Jersey Football League to change the playoff structure for non-public football, creating sectional championship games and eliminating state championship games.

  • Board Considers Sports Fields Improvements

    by Cindy Hummel May 2016

    The Lampeter-Strasburg school board will vote this month on improvements to two sports fields. Options, with alternates, range in price from $871,000 to $4.3 million.