• HS Softball Coach Retaliated Against Player, Parent Says

    by Jim Baumbach May 2016

    The parent of an East Islip High School varsity softball player has filed a notice of claim against the school district that accuses the school's softball coach of retaliating against her daughter after the parent complained about the coach's fundraising requirements.

  • Eleven States Sue Over Transgender Directive

    by Gregory Korte and Paul Singer May 2016

    Texas and 10 other states filed suit against the Department of Education's May 13 directive requiring schools to allow transgender students to choose which bathroom they'll use, saying the Obama administration was attempting to rewrite a 44-year-old law intended to prevent discrimination against girls and women

  • Controversy: HS Baseball Playoffs Called Early

    by Rick O'Brien May 2016

    Controversy swirled when two Catholic League baseball quarterfinal games that were suspended Monday because of rain did not resume as expected on Tuesday. No. 5 seed Neumann-Goretti, which was ahead of No. 4 Roman Catholic by 2-1 in the top of the sixth inning, and No. 6 Cardinal O'Hara, which had a 4-1 advantage on No. 3 La Salle in the bottom of the sixth, were declared winners about noon on Tuesday.

  • Rule-Breaking HS Pleads Case to Conference ADs

    by Jason Scott May 2016

    Bellevue (Wash.) High School made headlines earlier this year after an outside investigation revealed widespread problems within its football program, ranging from boosters providing subsidized tuition at an alternative school and players using fake addresses for eligibility.

  • Opinion: How Sports Facilities Can Help Fund Academics

    by Pam Sohn May 2016

    It's nice to see the Hamilton County Board of Education finally doing something — finally taking some action on one of the dozen or so emergency-level problems in our school system.

  • Opinion: Utah Principals Worsen Specialization Problem

    by Doug Robinson May 2016

    Everyone seems to agree that the era of specialization in high school athletics is unhealthy, but nothing changes — except to get worse.

  • FHSAA Considers Changes to Football Playoffs

    by Justin Barney May 2016

    The Florida High School Athletic Association has kicked off the conversation to bring the biggest changes ever to the high school football playoffs. The framework of the proposal - still in its early stages - calls for districts to be eliminated and regions to take their place with a new points system determining playoff teams. The brackets could be revealed on a televised selection show, bringing a March Madness-like feel to November playoff football. The soonest that changes could take place would be the 2017 season. The goals are obvious.

  • Board Approves Nearly $1M for HS Stadium Repairs

    by Kendi Anderson May 2016

    The high school stadium drama is over. The Hamilton County Board of Education voted Thursday night to pay $913,600 to repair seven stadiums across the county.

  • High School Coach Charged with Failure to Report Abuse

    by Kendi Anderson May 2016

    A Hamilton County grand jury has indicted a high school basketball coach for failing to report child sexual abuse in connection with the rape of a freshman player allegedly by three of his teammates.

  • School Board Accepts Gift of Indoor Practice Facility

    by Christine L. Pratt May 2016

    At long last and with construction completed, the East Holmes Local Board of Education on Monday accepted donation of a state-of-the-art indoor practice facility at the high school.