• Alibi Scrutinized as New Details Emerge in Gym Mat Death

    by Christian Boone November 2014

    School documents released Tuesday by an attorney representing a dead Valdosta high school student challenges the alibi of the older of two brothers targeted by federal prosecutors investigating the 2013 death. A copy of a reservation for a bus that carried Lowndes High School's wrestling team to Macon for a tournament in which the older brother was competing lists the departure time as 4 p.m. --- roughly three hours after Kendrick Johnson, whose body was found inside a rolled-up gym mat, was last seen alive. State and local law enforcement concluded the 17-year-old's death was accidental. "We were told they were not on campus when our child disappeared," said Chevene King, reading a statement from Johnson's parents, who believe their son was killed. King urged parents of wrestling team members to ask their children "the questions police did not."

  • Opinion: Prep Playoff Teams Owe Nothing to Colleges

    by Derek Taylor November 2014

    For the second time in as many weeks of the 2014 high school football playoffs, at least one game has been scheduled to be played on Saturday in the Huntington area.

  • No Green Light for Helmet Sensors at Va. High Schools

    by Andrew Brandt November 2014

    Last March, Bethesda, Md., company Brain Sentry offered to supply every high school football and lacrosse player in Loudon County, Va. with helmet impact sensors that light up when they're hit with a force of 80G or higher.

  • Opinion: Should an 0-10 Team Make HS Football Playoffs?

    by Greg Rajan, Corpus Christi Caller-Times November 2014

    There’s a notion that playoff time is the most special time of year, no matter the sport. But unless you like extremely one-sided games, there really wasn’t anything special about the first week of the high school football playoffs. The numbers are in from the bi-district round, and they’re not pretty.

  • HS Football Team Rides 57 Straight Losses into Playoffs

    by Andrew Brandt November 2014

    In the midst of a 57-game losing streak and an 0-10 season, the Houston Scarborough Spartans are getting into the Texas high school football playoffs.

  • Florida's First HS Bowl Games Preparing to Kick Off

    by Jim Halley, @jimhalley, USA TODAY Sports November 2014

    College teams have played postseason football since 1902, but this season, for the first time, six high school state champions will go to bowl games.

  • Storm Threat Has Minn. ADs Prepping for Playoff Changes

    by PAUL KLAUDA; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) November 2014

    "A good possibility'' exists that some of the 14 games set for Thursday through Saturday will be moved to different dates or sites, a top Minnesota State High School League official said Monday.

  • Opinion: No Need for Alternate Uniforms at Prep Level

    by Record Searchlight (Redding, California) November 2014

    The clothes don’t make the man (or the woman). Remember that, prep sports fans. We are undoubtedly living in the era where the uniform means almost as much as a team’s record.

  • Sayreville Hazing: Accused Won't Be Tried as Adults

    by Michael Boren; Inquirer Staff Writer November 2014

    Seven Sayreville (N.J.) High School football players embroiled in a hazing scandal that prompted the cancellation of the team's season will not be tried in court as adults, the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office said Monday.

  • High School's 'Athletes Against Bullying' Club a Model

    by Rita Giordano; Inquirer Staff Writer November 2014

    Athletes Against Bullyingl teaches athletes to be positive role models and help raise awareness about bullying.