RECENT ARTICLES
  • Editorial: Steubenville Wrong to Reinstate Sex Offender

    by The Columbus Dispatch, Editorial August 2014

    Rape is deeply, inexcusably wrong. What part of that does the Steubenville City School District not understand? When Steubenville's Big Red football team took the field on Tuesday in a scrimmage against Cambridge, Ma'lik Richmond, 17, was back as a wide receiver.

  • School Renting Skyboxes to Offset Travel Has Vacancies

    by Robert Anderson, robert.anderson@roanoke.com August 2014

    If you build it, they will come and fill it. That's what Salem athletic director Chris King hopes anyway. King said Salem has rented five of the eight skyboxes in Salem Stadium that the school recently put on the market in hopes of generating revenue to be used to offset travel costs for the Spartans' athletic and extracurricular teams. King said two eight-seat boxes priced at $1,500 apiece and one four-seat box going for $750 still are available for Salem games.

  • Lacrosse Leads Calif. to Record HS Sports Participation

    by The Orange County Register August 2014

    High school sports participation in California reached an all-time high of 763,306 participants during the past school year, according to the CIF's annual survey released last week.

  • Experts Applaud School District's Strict Alcohol Policy

    by Eric Peterson epeterson@dailyherald.com August 2014

    Experts on the risks of underage drinking are applauding Glenbard High School District 87's alcohol policy, as well as the strict enforcement that's been called into question by dozens of parents and students in recent days.

  • AD: Transfers Denied Eligibility for Issues Out of Control

    by RONNIE BLAIR; Tribune staff August 2014

    The Pasco County School Board is taking another look at its athletic transfer policy, just one year after the policy was put into place in an effort to prevent students and coaches from circumventing recruiting rules. Board Vice Chairman Steve Luikart asked for a workshop to discuss the rules next week after a mother and father complained Tuesday that their sons aren't being allowed to play sports after transferring to Ridgewood High School from Fivay High. The policy is definitely not clear enough as it should be, Luikart said.

  • TSSAA Makes Popular Decision to Revamp Football Playoff

    by Ward Gossett August 2014

    he TSSAA Board of Control voted unanimously Monday to approve a revamped football playoff system that will go into effect for the 2015-16 school year. The plan places the state's 32 largest high schools in Class 6A with all 32 advancing to the postseason. The state's other five classifications will revert to a previous system that will do away with the computer-generated rankings that have determined playoff participants and seeds for the past three seasons. "Think of it like this -- going back to the old five-class system; eight regions each class; top four teams in each region go to playoffs," TSSAA assistant executive director Matthew Gillespie said. "Then just add the 32 largest schools in the state in their own class, where all 32 go to playoffs.

  • Appeals Court Mulls Student-Transfer Eligibility Ruling

    by NICK WILLIAMS; Tribune staff August 2014

    Enforcement of the Hillsborough County School District's participation policy for student transfers is in limbo pending the outcome of an appeals court decision.

  • Study: Fitness Lessens Depression Risk for Young Girls

    by Rexford Sheild August 2014

    According to the National Comorbidity Survey-Adolescent Supplement, roughly 11 percent of adolescents experience a depressive disorder by age 18. However, in a recent study led by Camilo Ruggero of North Texas, there may be a solution to combat this issue, especially for young middle school girls. Ruggero and his team, presenting at the 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C., last Thursday, suggested that getting teenage girls physically fit can combat the risks of depression. 

  • Ohio Prep Football Teams Gear Up for Running Clock

    by Marc Pendleton August 2014

    A new rule should prevent teams such as Belmont (0-9 last season) from absorbing lopsided football losses. That's because for the first time a second-half running clock will be used in Ohio high school football if the spread reaches 30 points. Six of Belmont's games were decided by 48 or more points last season. Much of those margins were determined by halftime.

  • Football Coaches Differ on New Illinois Contact Rules

    by Tim Froehlig. For Sun-Times Media August 2014

    High school football coaches and players in this corner of the state have varying opinions about the IHSA's new contact rules, which were approved in April and have been used for the first time this summer.