• PIAA Addresses Shorter Football Season, Enrollments

    by Ed Gruver, LNP (Lancaster, PA) July 2015

    "All politics is local," former Speaker of the U.S. House Tip O'Neill once famously stated, and Ron Kennedy agrees. "There are 12 different districts (in the PIAA) and 12 different entities," the District Three chairman and Donegal athletic director said Wednesday.

  • Urban Schools Outraged by OHSAA Enrollment Rules

    by Steve Blackledge, The Columbus Dispatch July 2015

    Michael Bates was there when Columbus City Schools opened Africentric as its newest high school in the fall of 2003. The teacher and 10th-year boys basketball coach knows every nook and cranny in the cramped, outdated building near Downtown on E. Livingston Avenue.

  • 'Unsigned Preps' Bus Tour Gains National Traction

    by Nick Williams, The Tampa Tribune (Florida) July 2015

    Last month, Unsigned Preps, a non-profit organization founded by former Leto High football player Ricky Sailor and designed to help high school players earn college scholarships, completed its fifth annual College Bus Tour, in which 80 high schoolers visited 15 college campuses across the southeast.

  • High School's Financing of China Trip Questioned

    by Sandra Stokley, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA.) July 2015

    The Riverside school board may have violated California's open meeting law by approving a trip by North High School basketball players and student leaders to China, a school trustee said this week.

  • NY State Loses Last of Its Boys' Gymnastics Programs

    by Owen O'Brien, The Buffalo News (New York) July 2015

    After years of decreased student interest, boys gymnastics has been removed from Section VI high schools. Section VI was the last section in New York State to offer the sport, which schools have been dropping by the year.

  • Editorial: High School Right to Test Athletes for Drugs

    by AB Staff July 2015

    If you're a student-athlete at Rio Rancho Public Schools - whether your game is football, volleyball, baseball or any other district sport - it's three strikes and you're out under the district's new drug-testing program.

  • Tennessee's Public Vs. Private Debate May Not Be Over

    by Chris Thomas July 2015

    TSSAA Legislative Council vice president Mike Reynolds contends the recent proposal to explore bylaw changes for increased parity is in the long-term interest of the state organization, even if maintaining the landscape’s status quo wasn’t popular among member schools.

  • Illinois HS Retains 'Midgets' Mascot Despite Objections

    by TH Media Wire Services July 2015

    Athletes at a southern Illinois high school will keep the nickname Freeburg Midgets, despite the objections of a group representing people with dwarfism who find the name offensive.

  • New Wisconsin Home-School Law Confuses WIAA

    by Erin Richards, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel July 2015

    A new state law that allows home-schooled students to play on school district sports teams is causing confusion for the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletics Association, which says the law conflicts with its membership requirements.

  • Success Meant Nothing for These Fired HS Coaches

    by Greg Lee, Spokesman Review (Spokane, WA) July 2015

    Two highly successful North Idaho high school baseball coaches have been fired. Nick Rook of Coeur d'Alene and Tom Grunenfelder of Lewiston were dismissed in recent weeks. Rook's dismissal became official Monday at a school board hearing.