• Marching Band a Substitute for PE? New Mexico Says Yes

    by Jon Swedien Journal Staff Writer March 2014

    Gov. Susana Martinez signed a bill Wednesday that reverses a Public Education Department position on the issue. The PED announced last fall that students could no longer use activities such as marching band as a substitute for a two-semester P.E. class required to graduate.

  • FHSAA Investigating School Over Illegal Recruiting Charge

    by NICK WILLIAMS; Tribune staff March 2014

    The Florida High School Athletic Association is investigating Tampa Catholic's athletic program for possible recruiting violations. The investigation comes on the heels of two separate complaints filed by Pasco County public schools in January, alleging illegal recruitment of their student-athletes by Tampa Catholic.

  • HS Wrestler Loses, Hugs Opponent's Cancer-Fighting Dad

    by Super User March 2014

    A Minnesota high school wrestler won over the crowd with a hug that came away from the mat - and after a loss.

  • Small HS Teams with Big Followings Get 'Pit' Priority

    by Journal reports March 2014

    They are the biggest schools in the state - at least when it comes to enrollment. Fan-wise, it's a different story.

  • Tribe Praises Maine Schools' Efforts to Change Nicknames

    by Nell Gluckman BDN Staff March 2014

    - A four-year push to end the use of school nicknames such as Indians, Redskins and Warriors in Maine has led to multiple name changes, leading Penobscot Nation Chief Kirk Francis to reflect on the success of the statewide effort.

  • Amid National Attention, OHSAA Defends Hockey Title Tie

    by Adam Conn, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH March 2014

    Despite criticism from fans at Nationwide Arena and on social media, those involved in the state hockey championship game said they are confident they made the right decision in ending Saturday's night's contest after seven overtimes with Cleveland St. Ignatius and Sylvania Northview still tied at 1. St. Ignatius and Northview were named co-champions for the Ohio High School Athletic Association hockey season.

  • High School's Athletics Face 25 Percent Budget Cut

    by Douglas McIntire, Douglas McIntire, Staff Writer March 2014

    LEWISTON -- A proposal to cut athletics and co-curricular activities by 25 percent in schools put city school officials to the test Monday night. In a crowded meeting room, the School Committee heard from principals, athletic directors, coaches and parents about how such cuts will affect students. Shawn Chabot, principal of Lewiston Middle School, outlined a plan to reduce intramural activities from three days a week to two.

  • High School Wrestling Coach Accused of Sex with Student

    by Nick Swedberg. Correspondent March 2014

    A Tinley Park High School teacher and coach has been charged with having sex with a female student, authorities said.

  • Editorial: Schools Setting Boundaries for Booster Groups

    by Super User March 2014

    Raising private donations to support high-school sports programs is a fact of life in many Ventura County communities. But it’s a double-edged sword that requires clear policies and careful oversight.

  • Home-School Students Learn Teamwork Through Sports

    by T.J. Holmes March 2014

    On the day of a big swim meet held midweek, Austin Avery doesn’t have to go to school. As a 17-year-old home-schooled senior at American Christian Academy, a private school based out of Anderson that offers independent study, Avery has the flexibility in his schedule to pursue what he wants, when he wants. Swimming for ACA has offered him an outlet between in-home studies and taking classes at Shasta College as well as competing against public school athletes.