• Transit Worker Strike Hurts HS Football Teams

    by Aaron Carter November 2016

    In addition to commuters, the SEPTA strike has consequences for city football teams preparing for this weekend's playoff games. In the Public League, Del-Val Charter, only a half-mile from the Olney Transportation Center, is to practice on new turf - a small plot of grass in front of the school - while it prepares for Saturday's Class 3A District 12 championship game against the Catholic League's Conwell-Egan.

  • Playoffs Go On as Ineligible Player Probe Continues

    by Marc Pendleton November 2016

    Dunbar High coach Darran Powell (left) said he learned at halftime of last Friday's game that the player in question was ineligible. Dunbar High School and Dayton Public Schools did not seek an injunction Tuesday to have two football forfeits overturned. Dayton Public Schools spokesperson Jill Moberley confirmed that neither the school district nor Dunbar sought to have a court overturn a ruling by the Ohio High School Athletic Association that Dunbar forfeit Weeks 9-10 regular-season games because of an academically ineligible player.

  • HS Basketball Team Punished for Football Forfeit

    by Stephen Hargis November 2016

    In an odd twist, Unaka High School has elected not to take the field for its scheduled Class 1A first-round football playoff game at Greenback on Friday. Instead, citing a lack of player participation, Unaka has opted to forfeit that game to the No. 2-ranked Cherokees, who were last year's state runners-up.

  • Death Brings New Scrutiny to HS Sideline Restrictions

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    Recent events and a history of near-misses has high schools taking a hard look at their sideline regulations and who really needs to be standing there. During a game last month between Scranton (Ohio) Prep and Valley View, coach and statistician Anthony Cantafio of Scranton Prep fell and hit his head on an asphalt track circling the field when a Valley View football player was run out of bounds. He was rendered unconscious and later died from the injury.

  • School System Hit with Gender Discrimination Suit

    by Jason Scott November 2016

    Three Alabama families have filed a lawsuit against Huntsville (Ala.) City Schools claiming that the discrepancy of funding and support between girls’ and boys’ athletics amounts to discrimination against their daughters.

  • Move to Have Forfeits Overturned Could Impact Playoffs

    by Marc Pendleton November 2016

    Dunbar High School is pursuing an injunction in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court to overturn the Ohio High School Athletic Association's ruling that two of its games be forfeited.

  • Cheerleaders Direct Offensive Taunt to Hillsboro 'Indians'

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    Cheerleaders at an Ohio high school made headlines recently for a banner that many found offensive. In celebration of their last scheduled game of the season against the Hillsboro (Ohio) Indians, the cheerleading squad for McClain High School unrolled a homemade banner that went a step beyond the usual level of intimidation banter between rivals. The banner read, “Hey Indians, get ready for a Trail of Tears, part two.”

  • Texas HS Football Stadium Costs Soar Above $70M

    by Associated press October 2016

    HOUSTON — The cost of a suburban Houston school district’s high school football stadium has climbed past $70 million, making it the costliest such stadium in the state.

  • HS Athletics Improvements Critical to Bond Package

    by Len Hayward October 2016

    With Election Day less than two weeks away, and early voting underway, Corpus Christi Independent School District officials have presented a bond package to voters that totals more than $194 million and of that number, a little more than $43 million is earmarked for improvement to athletic facilities in the district.

  • HS Athletic Director Accused of Stealing from Students

    by Jason Scott October 2016

    A Florida high school athletic director was arrested this week after an investigation found he allegedly pocketed money intended to purchase insurance for student-athletes.