• Assistant Prep Coach Resigns Ahead of Rape Charge

    by Mamie Nash September 2015

    A Bearden High School assistant football coach resigned Thursday following his arrest the day before on a statutory rape charge.

  • Fired Coach Sues Archdiocese, Alleging Slander

    by Joseph A. Slobodzian September 2015

    The former Archbishop Wood High School basketball coach fired last year for his presence at an attack on a gay couple in Center City filed notice Friday that he will sue the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, alleging slander.

  • Prep Football Security Tightened After Shootings

    by Marlon A. Walker, Craig Schneider September 2015

    One week after a barrage of bullets injured two people outside a high school football game, some fans filing into the same Atlanta stadium Friday night said that despite promises of heightened security they felt worried and afraid. "Is it safe going in there?" Chrishonna Howard asked as she purchased a ticket to watch her son, Jalen, play Friday. Howard said coming to the Grady High School stadium so soon after gunshots marred last week's game left her scared. She planned her trip carefully, parking as close as possible to the entrance. The shooting --- near one of Atlanta's most sought-after high schools --- tarnished a time-honored Friday night fall ritual. It also highlighted the problems with policing large outdoor events brimming with parents, students and fans.

  • Reclaimed Washington Dump Site to Become Sports Field

    by Eli Francovich and Nicholas Deshais September 2015

    The site of an old, forgotten landfill will soon be a school's sports field, but only after the city of Spokane finishes burying and covering a 260,000-gallon stormwater tank . The grassy playground will sit across East Sprague Avenue from Pride Prep, one of Spokane's two new charter schools.

  • Hazing Incident Sparks Another High School Lawsuit

    by Ray Chandler Special to Independent Mail September 2015

    A lawsuit filed Thursday in Oconee County asks for at least $100,000 in actual and punitive damages from the School District of Oconee County for an unnamed minor allegedly subjected to hazing that involved sexual acts while on a trip with the Walhalla High School soccer team in March.

  • Illinois School District Considers Under Armour Deal

    by Marie Wilson September 2015

    Head-to-toe Under Armour gear could be the Naperville Central High School athletic uniform of the future, but not until school board members get a variety of questions answered about a potential advertising agreement with the company.

  • Scheduling Tweak Helps Shorthanded Football Program

    by Miguel Rodriguez September 2015

    Kenmore East seems to have found a solution to its numbers dilemma for football. With the help of the other schools remaining on their schedule, the Bulldogs have moved five of their six remaining junior varsity games to after their varsity contests. By doing this, it opens the door for the varsity Bulldogs to dress players from junior varsity on game days, giving them the ability to suit up the minimum required 16 healthy players in order to participate in a game.

  • Football Hazing Prompts Lawsuit Against School District

    by Jason Scott September 2015

    The family of a high school football player who committed suicide following a hazing scandal is suing the Milton (Vt.) School District and two of its leaders for failure to follow anti-hazing/bullying policies.

  • Parent-Coach Relationships Shifting in Age of Travel Teams

    by Ernie Clark BDN Staff September 2015

    The parent-coach dynamic has intensified during the last generation, particularly since the proliferation of offseason travel teams and other non-school programs in which parents assume significant influence through investments of their money and time -- often becoming coaches themselves.

  • Long Run: Why Cross Country Coaches Stay in Jobs

    by Glenn Jordan, Staff Writer September 2015

    Nearly two decades into his cross country coaching career at Scarborough High, Jim Harmon is coming off a seventh Class A boys' state title and showing no sign of the burnout that can claim colleagues who coach other sports.