• Eight-Player Football Comes to Illinois

    by Jerry Fitzpatrick January 2017

    With football participation numbers decreasing in recent years at high schools of all sizes, schools like Elgin's 192-student Westminster Christian are finding it increasingly difficult to interest enough players in the sport to maintain a traditional 11-on-11 program.

  • HS Coaches, AD Resign Amid Hazing Allegations

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    Head football coach David Proffitt of Lake Zurich (Ill.) High School added his letter of resignation to those of athletic director Rolando Vazquez and assistant coach Chad Beaver shortly after the first two resignations were accepted by district board members at a meeting on Thursday.

  • After Investigation, HS Must Vacate Championship

    by Jodie Wagner January 2017

    Pahokee waited eight years to claim its seventh state football championship. On Thursday, the school was told it might have to give it back.

  • School Board Approves Addition of HS Soccer

    by Zach Duncan January 2017

    The Graham ISD school board unanimously approved adding high school soccer Wednesday night, providing students with another athletics option as the sport is set to begin next school year. Graham Athletic Director Kenny Davidson said soccer's emergence didn't happen overnight and was part of a growing movement within the Young County town. "It's going to give more kids the opportunity to participate in athletics," Davidson said. "It'll be an after-school sport only, just like all of our spring sports are. A group here was organized and formed a committee wanting to add it, and they did it the right way."

  • District to Install Synthetic Turf at Three Stadiums

    by Brian Whitehead January 2017

    Gus Martinez, Fullerton Union High's football coach, said he did a backflip when he heard the Fullerton Joint Union High School District recently approved the installation of artificial turf fields at its three football stadiums.

  • HS Coach Reinstated After Unexplained Suspension

    by Chris Thomas January 2017

    Sevier County (Tenn.) High School boys basketball coach Ken Wright was was placed on leave as a teacher and coach Oct. 19. Athletic director Bryan Atchley would not say what led to Wright's suspension.

  • Brain Injury Study Shows Increased Death Rate

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    Last Thursday, a study was released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention showing a small increase in recent years in high school football player deaths attributed to brain and spinal injuries.

  • Flu Outbreak Forces Cancellation of HS Hoops Games

    by Craig Brueske January 2017

    According to the St. Charles Community Unit District 303 posting on Facebook late Saturday morning, "East at North Basketball Game Postponed: Several student-athletes at St. Charles East High School have come down with flu-like symptoms."

  • The Good, Bad of New NJSIAA Transfer Rule

    by Phil Anastasia January 2017

    The good news about the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association's new proposal to "restore integrity to high school sports" is also the bad news. Which tells you all you need to know about scholastic sports in 2017.

  • Unconscious Wrestler Revived by Coach and Spectators

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    On Wednesday night, Donovan Catholic High School wrestler Brandon Gonzalez was revived by a group of fast-acting coaches, trainers and spectators after collapsing during a tri-match with Lakewood and Toms River North in Lakewood, N.J.