• HS Facility Offers Home for Swim, Water Polo Programs

    by Bryan Whitehead January 2017

    Without a home for nearly two years during construction of the $5.5 million facility, Sunny Hills (Calif.) High's water polo and swim programs have their haven back.

  • Coalition Requests Ban on ICE Raids at HS Sports Events

    by Beatriz Alvarado January 2017

    A local coalition of activists, students, educators and attorneys is asking the Corpus Christ ISD board of trustees to adopt a policy prohibiting Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from conducting apprehensions on school property during sporting events.

  • District to Change Event Processes After Investigation

    by Nancy Bowman January 2017

    Tipp City Exempted Village Schools officials said they have made changes in procedures for handling money collected at athletic events and hiring workers for athletic events, both issues pointed out by State Auditors who scrutinized the district's finances.

  • Florida High School Track and Field Goes Metric

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    In February, the Florida High School Athletic Association will become the first in the country to impose a metric measuring system on field events for all district, regional and state track and field championship meets.

  • Parents Sue Former HS Coach, Allege Player Retaliation

    by T.S. Last January 2017

    Parents of four former Española Valley High School boys basketball players are suing the school district, its superintendent, former state champion basketball coach Richard Martinez and his brother for retaliation and battery - including claims that the coach subjected one player to what was known as the "atomic punch." Richard Martinez was fired by then-Superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez as coach and physical education teacher in April 2016, a few weeks after he led the Sun-devils to a state basketball championship, after allegations that he had been mentally and physically abusive to players and other students.

  • HS Wrestling to Name Individual and Team Champions

    by Miguel Rodriguez January 2017

    Section VI New York State wrestling will crown team champions at Division I and Division II for the first time during a tournament Jan. 28 at Starpoint High School.

  • Questions Remain After HS Football Title Stripped

    by Jodie Wagner January 2017

    The Florida High School Athletic Association's decision to strip Pahokee of its 14 wins and state football championship came down to the eligibility of a Blue Devils player.

  • Board Mulls Options for HS Stadium Project

    by Nancy Bowman January 2017

    Tipp City Exempted Village Schools has a concept plan and firmer numbers to go along with discussions about a possible stadium project. The board of education, which hopes to make a decision at its Jan. 23 meeting on where a stadium project would be built, received cost estimates for potential sites at City Park and next to Tippecanoe High School on Jan. 9.

  • Buffalo Schools Aim to Upgrade Athletic Facilities

    by Tiffany Lankes January 2017

    Student-athletes in the Buffalo Public Schools often practice and compete in facilities lacking locker rooms, equipment and showers. Their coaches are hired based on teaching seniority, not experience in the sport. And because the district does not always enforce its academic eligibility rules, some talented athletes leave high school lacking the skills they need to get into college.

  • District to Use Crumb Rubber for Athletic Fields

    by Joseph Popiolkowski January 2017