Programming: High School
Amendment Takes Virginia into New Concussion Terrain
by Andrew Brandt September 2014
The revisions to Virginia student-athlete concussion law this past spring seemed straightforward enough, but an overlooked amendment included in the law is catching some by surprise.
High School Keeps Arab Moniker; Mascot to Get Makeover
by Gabriel Rizk September 2014
Coachella Valley High's longtime Arab mascot was conspicuously absent from Friday's home football season opener, and while the caricature of his scowling, hook-nosed visage is still prominently visible on walls, floors and signage on the region's oldest public high school campus, the sideline scrubbing is likely just the first step in an image makeover for the character.
High School AD Pleads Guilty to Bid-Rigging
by Andrew Brandt September 2014
Fitzgerald Barnes, athletic director at Monticello High School in Charlottesville, Va., pleaded guilty to embezzling money from federal taxpayers on Friday in federal court.
Varsity Play for Junior High Athletes Set for Final OK
by DAVID LA VAQUE; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) September 2014
A pilot program allowing selected seventh- and eighth-graders to compete for varsity teams at high schools in the Anoka-Hennepin School District likely will become permanent.
Stadium's Life Safety Items Miss First-Game Deadline
by Jeremiah Johnke September 2014
bkm Head: East football opener to be played at South By Jeremiah Johnke email@example.com CHEYENNE - The first game at the new Okie Blanchard Sports Complex will have to wait a week. Instead, Cheyenne East will face Casper Natrona County in a rematch of the 2013 Class 4A state championship game Friday at Cheyenne South's Bison Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.
Critics: Students Suffer with Unchanged Transfer Policy
by RONNIE BLAIR; Tribune staff September 2014
The Pasco County school district plans to modify procedures for carrying out its transfer policy for high school athletes, but no changes are planned for the policy itself.
Former HS Basketball Player Cut from Team, Sues School
by Michael Gaio September 2014
Getting cut from a high school athletic team can be a tough pill to swallow. For former Ohio basketball player Chase Johanson, the remedy has come in the form of a lawsuit.
Texas Concussion Law Has Shifted Mindset of HS Coaches
by Mike Lee August 2014
Three years after Texas House Bill 2038 became law, high school football coaches and players have pretty much accepted the major changes regarding the diagnosis and treatment of concussions.
Florida HS Bans Ministers, Bible Verses at Football Games
by Cheryl K. Chumley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES August 2014
An atheist group has successfully pressured a school district in Florida to quit allowing local ministers to provide pregame and post-game prayers for football players, threatening a suit over claimed constitutional infractions.
Lacrosse Teams Go Co-Ed in Hopes of Growing Girls' Game
by Amber Campbell Voice correspondent August 2014
According to data collected by the National Federation of State High School Associations, lacrosse is the fastest growing sport at the high school level. Between 2007 and 2012, 750 schools added boys’ teams and 638 schools added girls’ teams in the United States.