• Athletic Director Accused of Sex with Teen

    by Eli Francovich February 2017

    Nichole Noel Thiel, the vice principal and athletic director at the Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy, is charged with felony sexual battery.

  • Tornado Damage Disrupts HS Sports

    by Jodie Wagner February 2017

    Benjamin and Dwyer High Schools' athletic fields took the brunt of the damage after severe storms lashed northern Palm Beach County, forcing both schools to close for a day because of safety concerns.

  • HS Hockey Players Suspended After Vandalism Report

    by David La Vaque February 2017

    Thirteen Stillwater girls' hockey players were suspended for two games, forcing them to miss the team's 7-2 loss to Roseville in a Class 2A, Section 4 quarterfinal Saturday, after vandalism was reported by a city resident.

  • Female Wrestlers Sue for Right to Participate

    by Aaron Falk February 2017

    Kathleen, a ninth-grader, and her family have been fighting the administration for more than a year to be allowed to try out for the once all-male wrestling team, but she had been rebuffed by officials who said it was against district policy. So last month, the girl's mother, Kelly Janis, filed a federal lawsuit, seeking to declare the policy unconstitutional, a violation of her daughter's 14th Amendment rights. The case is being litigated, but U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby earlier this month ordered the school district to allow girls to wrestle while the lawyers argue.

  • Opinion: Governor Should Sign 'Tebow Bill'

    by Harry Minium February 2017

    The "Tebow bill" (HB 1578) gives high schools the option of allowing home-schooled students to play varsity sports.

  • School District Scrutinized Over Swimsuit Costs

    by The Associated Press February 2017

    The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights has scrutinized the cost of swimsuits for physical education classes at a Chicago suburb school district.

  • Proposed Texas Law a Threat to Tourism

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    The NFL took a strong position on Friday in a public announcement countering proposed Texas legislation that would require transgender persons to use public restrooms corresponding to their biological sex rather than their chosen gender, saying the bill may prevent the league from hosting future Super Bowls in Texas, per The Huffington Post.

  • New Competitive Balance Rules Could Force Player Cuts

    by Marc Pendleton February 2017

    Alter coach Ed Domsitz says new rules could mean that coaches have to cut players or risk moving up to a higher division.

  • Ohio Schools Seek Competitive Balance with New Rules

    by Marc Pendleton February 2017

    The first phase of implementing the Ohio High School Athletic Association's Competitive Balance initiative began Monday with member schools receiving their student enrollment counts.

  • Midnight Basketball Debuts in Milwaukee

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    On Tuesday, city officials in Milwaukee announced plans for a Midnight Basketball League — a program designed for young men ages 17-25, with the hope of reducing violence among the age group, which has already resulted in three deaths this year.