• Opinion: Open School Facilities Lead to Healthier Public

    by Chris Stansbury August 2016

    While many of our communities lack public gyms, private health clubs or even specified walking trails, every community has schools and every school has some level of athletic facilities. Over the years, access to these facilities for unorganized public recreation has been hampered by liability lawsuits and increased regulation.

  • HS Forfeits Win Over Ineligible Player

    by Chris Thomas August 2016

    Catholic High School’s football team, the defending Tennessee state champion in Class 4A, has forfeited Saturday’s win over Morristown West after playing an ineligible player, Irish coach Steve Matthews told the News Sentinel on Monday.

  • HS Coach Fired After Player Hospitalized by Boxing

    by Jason Scott August 2016

    A Montana high school football coach was fired after reports that one of his players was hospitalized following a boxing match that took place at a leadership camp.

  • Football 'Prep School' Did Little for College Hopes

    by Emily Bregel August 2016

    Some former participants say their time at Arizona Prep — now called Tucson Tech — left them in debt, with black marks on their credit reports or behind in their academic plans and worse off athletically. One parent has filed complaints about the school's practices with the Arizona Attorney General's Office and the Federal Trade Commission. Some former players are so demoralized they say they don't want to play football again.

  • Residency Probe Hangs Over HS Football Program

    by Phil Anastasia August 2016

    One of New Jersey's best teams is under siege, and not from opponents trying to win games or claim championships, but from critics hoping investigators will determine the Chargers broke the rules in their rise to prominence.

  • Opinion: Safety Guidelines Needed to Prevent HS Deaths

    by Dr. David Geier August 2016

    Over a recent 20-year period, 243 deaths occurred during high school and college football practices and games. That's about 12 per season. The most common causes were heart failure, brain injury and heat illness.

  • HS On Track for On-Campus Golf Practice Facility

    by Yoohyun Jung August 2016

    Sunnyside High School is on track to get a new golf practice facility, which the coach says would cut down on transportation costs and increase access to golf district-wide, pending governing board approval.

  • HS Seeks Recovery from Hazing Scandal with New Staff

    by Michaelle Bond August 2016

    On a steamy afternoon last week during a break between practices, coach Marquis Weeks said the team is "looking to the future." However, he acknowledged the specter of the alleged incidents linger.

  • HS Football Coaches Take Steps Toward Zika Prevention

    by Jodie Wagner August 2016

    It's been nearly two decades since mosquitoes altered the high school football landscape in Palm Beach County. During the 1997 season, dozens of games were moved to the daytime after the county's Health Department issued an alert about the risk of mosquito-borne encephalitis. With evening activities banned for four weeks throughout the county, many schools lost significant amounts of money on gate receipts and concession sales.

  • Obesity, Blood Pressure Rates High Among HS Athletes

    by Rita Giordano August 2016

    It's not just the couch potatoes and video-game jockeys. A new study of sports physicals has shown surprisingly high rates of obesity and elevated blood pressure among Philadelphia student athletes. Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University surveying four years of physical exam results for students ages 10 to 20 found obesity and high blood pressure appear to be as much of a problem for active kids as for their peers. The suggestion, the researchers say, is that even participation in athletics was not enough to protect the youngsters from these health concerns.