• Maine Eases Co-Op Enrollment; Adds Classes to Sports

    by Sun Journal April 2017

    Perhaps the most significant change involved the cooperative team policy, in which multiple schools are allowed to form collaborative teams in an effort to provide a wider variety of interscholastic sports for student-athletes around the state in the face of steadily shrinking enrollments.

  • Stadium Authority Won't Charge High School User Fees

    by Rochelle Olson April 2017

    New U.S. Bank Stadium oversight Chairwoman Kathleen Blatz put a quick and definitive end to discussions about a user fee on Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) events in the new $1.1 billion building. SMG, the global company hired to manage the stadium, had been in early discussions with the MSHSL about adding a fee of at least $2 to tickets for league events. SMG Executive Director Patrick Talty said the fee would be used to pay SMG's costs for the events. SMG doesn't charge rent to the MSHSL for the use of the building. But the MSHSL's free access is by design at the so-called people's stadium. Blatz, the former state Supreme Court chief justice serving as the interim chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA), told Talty on Wednesday that a user fee for high school events isn't an option.

  • Soft-Toss Rule Violation Postpones HS Baseball Game

    by Jacob H. Pollon April 2017

    The Marmonte League first-place showdown between the Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks baseball teams was not played as scheduled on Friday after Newbury Park violated the pregame batting practice rule by throwing the wrong form of soft toss.

  • PIAA Board May Take Tough Stance on Sports Transfers

    by Rick O'Brien April 2017

    It may become more difficult for a PIAA student-athlete to transfer from one school to another and continue participation in one or more sports. As first reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Association has drafted a hard-hitting transfer rule that it plans to present at the PIAA board of directors meeting next month in Mechanicsburg. Amy Scheuneman, the athletic director at North Hills in suburban Pittsburgh, passed along a summary of the proposal via email:

  • High Schools Dig In with Sand Volleyball Programs

    by Spencer Turkin April 2017

    Ten girls and seven boys make up the first Page sand volleyball team, a non-sanctioned club sport competing as a member of the N.C. High School Sand Volleyball Association.

  • HS Scandal Born Out of Unusual Play on Field

    by Marc Pendleton April 2017

    What transpired during a Week 10 football game between Dunbar and Belmont last season at Welcome Stadium was a first for longtime high school sports announcer Alex Mikos.

  • New Hartford Ballpark Could Host HS Playoffs

    by David Borges April 2017

    The new ballpark located on the outskirts of downtown Hartford (Conn.) has generated almost unanimous rave reviews since officially opening on Thursday night.

  • Concrete Panel Falls from Stadium

    by Jason Scott April 2017

    Contractors working on Wheeling Island Stadium in West Virginia were attempting to pull down a concrete panel for examination on Monday when a second panel collapsed to the ground unexpectedly.

  • NJSIAA Rules Allow HS Athlete to Play for Three Schools

    by Phil Anastasia April 2017

    Antonio Mercado might be one of the last three-sport athletes. He definitely is one of the first three-school athletes.

  • CHSAA to Vote on Sanctioning Boys Volleyball

    by Brent New April 2017

    The proposal needs a majority vote to become Colorado's first sanctioned sport since boys' and girls' lacrosse and field hockey were unveiled from 1997-99, according to the association.