• Conference with Two Enrollment Divisions Eyes a Third

    by New Haven Register November 2014

    Athletic directors from the Southern Connecticut Conference met Monday to discuss potential changes to the league's structure and schedule.

  • District Sued Over Policy Limiting Freshman Participation

    by Amy Donaldson Deseret News November 2014

    Rick Westmoreland filed a lawsuit alleging his teenage daughter's civil rights were violated by a Weber School District rule that limits the number of freshmen who can participate in high school sports.

  • Soccer Team Boycott: Probe Finds No Issues with Coach

    by Joseph Cranney 239-213-6035 November 2014

    After a game was postponed last week due to a player boycott, the principal at Lely High School met with 10 parents connected to the boys’ soccer team Monday to discuss student concerns, a Collier County school district spokesman said.

  • In Maine, Special Olympians Get Shot at HS Basketball

    by EVAN CRAWLEY Kennebec Journal November 2014

    After nearly two years in development, the Maine Principals' Association and Special Olympics Maine are bringing unified basketball to the state's high school sport scene.

  • Playoff Officiating Again Draws Attention in Western Pa.

    by Pittsburgh Tribune Review Staff November 2014

    For the third time in four years, the WPIAL Class AAAA final included a key call by an official. An inadvertent whistle in the third quarter Friday negated a Pine-Richland fumble in a 21-13 victory over Central Catholic. The Rams kept possession and scored a touchdown on the next play. "(The officials) are taking it very hard," said Bill Sinning, who oversees male-sport officials for the WPIAL. "The referee, who was not involved in the play other than knowing the rule, was really upset. The official who (blew the whistle) came up to me and said, "˜It's on me. I did it.' " A year earlier, officials faced an unusual play and called it correctly. Central Catholic scored a crazy touchdown when a Vikings punt didn't reach the line of scrimmage. Graham Adomitis picked it up and ran 66 yards for a touchdown.

  • Opinion: Thankfully, TSSAA Playoff Format to Change

    by Ward Gossett November 2014

    Staff Writer As we prepare for the TSSAA semifinals on Friday, I couldn't resist taking one last look at Tennessee's soon-to-be-departed football playoff system. There's a place for computers, sure, but I think it's been well-documented that Tennessee football playoff placement isn't that place. And I'm glad -- as are most coaches -- that the TSSAA is returning to its old top-four-advance scenario. Now we'd be even happier if the state association's officials and the board of control would wise up and realize that the state isn't big enough -- or populous enough, shall we say -- for six classifications in the public school division and two in the private school sector. I think that's as many as they have in Texas.

  • Complaints About Coach Prompt Prep Soccer Boycott

    by Joseph Cranney; 239-435-3414 November 2014

    The issues team members say they have been having were wide-ranging. Most of the students thought the team, with a record of 1-2-2 through five games, wasn't winning as much as it should be.

  • School Now Sorry It Locked Into Higher Football Class

    by Tom Chard, Staff Writer November 2014

    Biddeford football denied request to opt out of two-year classification cycle Biddeford High's request to have its football team compete in Class B next season was rejected Wednesday by the Maine Principals' Association.

  • In Face of Field House Plans, Public Pushes for HS Track

    by Matt Hongoltz-Hetling Valley News Staff Writer November 2014

    As the Hartford School District moves forward with plans to build an athletic field house at the high school, proponents of a plan to instead spend that money on a track have accused the school board of going against the wishes of the public.

  • High School's Football Sound System Too Loud for Some

    by Jamie Munks, Staff Writer November 2014

    Springfield resident Mike Duvall says he can sit in his house with the doors and windows closed and the television on, and he can still hear the Sacred Heart-Griffin High School public address system during football games, over a mile away.