RECENT ARTICLES
  • National Program Targets HS Hazing, 'Full-Scale Culture Change'

    by Claudia Rowe September 2014

    As an eager, if nervous, ninth-grader, Anya Meleshuk allowed several older girls to blindfold her one afternoon, put her in a car and drive her to a park where she was told to “propose” to a stranger. Later, dressed in fairy wings, she downed a dozen flavors of ice cream while her friends watched, and went home afterward feeling as if she had been accepted, initiated into Garfield High School, where such “froshing” has a long history.

  • 'No Negatives' Seen in Debut of OHSAA's 'Mercy Rule'

    by Steve Blackledge, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH September 2014

    Beau Rugg, an assistant commissioner for the Ohio High School Athletic Association, eagerly monitored how teams responded to and officials handled some rule changes implemented this season.

  • Amendment Takes Virginia into New Concussion Terrain

    by Andrew Brandt September 2014

    The revisions to Virginia student-athlete concussion law this past spring seemed straightforward enough, but an overlooked amendment included in the law is catching some by surprise.

  • High School Keeps Arab Moniker; Mascot to Get Makeover

    by Gabriel Rizk September 2014

    Coachella Valley High's longtime Arab mascot was conspicuously absent from Friday's home football season opener, and while the caricature of his scowling, hook-nosed visage is still prominently visible on walls, floors and signage on the region's oldest public high school campus, the sideline scrubbing is likely just the first step in an image makeover for the character.

  • High School AD Pleads Guilty to Bid-Rigging

    by Andrew Brandt September 2014

    Fitzgerald Barnes, athletic director at Monticello High School in Charlottesville, Va., pleaded guilty to embezzling money from federal taxpayers on Friday in federal court.

  • Varsity Play for Junior High Athletes Set for Final OK

    by DAVID LA VAQUE; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) September 2014

    A pilot program allowing selected seventh- and eighth-graders to compete for varsity teams at high schools in the Anoka-Hennepin School District likely will become permanent.

  • Stadium's Life Safety Items Miss First-Game Deadline

    by Jeremiah Johnke September 2014

    bkm Head: East football opener to be played at South By Jeremiah Johnke jjohnke@wyosports.net CHEYENNE - The first game at the new Okie Blanchard Sports Complex will have to wait a week. Instead, Cheyenne East will face Casper Natrona County in a rematch of the 2013 Class 4A state championship game Friday at Cheyenne South's Bison Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.

  • Critics: Students Suffer with Unchanged Transfer Policy

    by RONNIE BLAIR; Tribune staff September 2014

    The Pasco County school district plans to modify procedures for carrying out its transfer policy for high school athletes, but no changes are planned for the policy itself.

  • Former HS Basketball Player Cut from Team, Sues School

    by Michael Gaio September 2014

    Getting cut from a high school athletic team can be a tough pill to swallow. For former Ohio basketball player Chase Johanson, the remedy has come in the form of a lawsuit.

  • Texas Concussion Law Has Shifted Mindset of HS Coaches

    by Mike Lee August 2014

    Three years after Texas House Bill 2038 became law, high school football coaches and players have pretty much accepted the major changes regarding the diagnosis and treatment of concussions.