• 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.

  • Facing 8th OT, Coaches Agree to Share State Hockey Title

    by Robert Rozboril March 2014

    After seven overtime periods, hockey coaches from St. Ignatius and Sylvania Northview agreed to share the state title as the OHSAA final ended in a 1-1 tie on Saturday at Nationwide Arena.

  • Intramural Sports League Integrates Challenged Students

    by GARY HORVATH March 2014

    Karlon Nixon has seen first hand the transformative power that sports can have in a person's life.

  • School Weighs $330K Floor Fix or $1.2M Weight Room

    by JANE FORD-STEWART March 2014

    Muskego - The hefty question of how to solve Muskego High School's weight-room floor dilemma has been reduced to two options. The Muskego-Norway School Board was told last week that strengthening the floor to make it usable as a weight room again could cost $200,000 to $330,000, while building an addition for a new expanded weight room somewhere near the Salentine gym would cost roughly $1.2 million. That latter option also includes fixing the old weight room floor so that regular classes can be held there.

  • OHSAA Approves Revised Competetive Balance Proposal

    by Steve Blackledge, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH March 2014

    Ohio High School Athletic Association commissioner Dan Ross unveiled a slightly revised competitive balance proposal yesterday that he hopes will finally be amenable to public and nonpublic schools alike.

  • Prep Basketball Shot Clock Back on NFHS Agenda

    by Christopher Kamrani The Salt Lake Tribune March 2014

    The boos rained down at the Dee Events Center. Most fans had no idea how to process the moment in last March 1 when Brighton's Bryce Callahan stood in front of center court on the campus of Weber State University and simply held the ball. Staring at him and waiting were Lone Peak stars Nick Emery, TJ Haws and Eric Mika. It was a seven-minute stall implemented in hopes that the Bengals would have a shot at puncturing the immortality of last year's Lone Peak team. It didn't work, as the Knights rolled past Brighton in the second half, but it was a watershed moment for those advocating implementing a shot clock in high school basketball.