• Suspended Baseball Coach Returns, Confined to Dugout

    by Rick O'Brien; Inquirer Staff Writer June 2014

    With the Archdiocese of Philadelphia lifting his suspension Wednesday, Pope John Paul II baseball coach John Duffy will be back on the bench Thursday afternoon for the PIAA Class AAA state quarterfinal against Northeastern.

  • Turnover Overload: High School Losing Seven Coaches

    by MARK DONOVAN June 2014

    Jordan High School Athletic Director David Davis announced a massive coaching staff turnover - that included himself - on Tuesday. Gone will be seven head coaches, one of whom coaches two sports.

  • Lacrosse Coach's Stall Strategy Endorsed by NHIAA

    by Greg Fennell Valley News Staff Writer June 2014

    The stall heard 'round New Hampshire took a relative blink of an eye to be resolved in Hanover High girls lacrosse coach Chris Seibel's favor. The New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association on Monday verified Seibel's belief that officials erred in warning the Marauders against holding the ball for lengthy periods of time during Saturday's 18-11 loss to Windham at Merriman-Branch Field.

  • Cheer for $1K? District to Discuss Capping Sports Fees

    by Phil Wilke June 2014

    The cost of extracurricular activities came in for close examination Monday night during the Shawnee Heights Unified School District 450 board meeting. Expressing concern that some students might not be able to participate because of high costs, the board had asked the district athletic director to put together data on student expenses for each spot and activity. The board reviewed the costs, and some members didn't like what they saw.

  • California Prep Leagues Plan Realignment Appeals


    The Sunset and Pacific Coast leagues in football are among the Orange County leagues that plan to appeal their placement in playoff divisions for future school years.

  • Does Running Clock in Prep Football Soften Game?

    by Rob Oller, The Columbus Dispatch May 2014

    If only high-school sports were as black and white as the vertically striped shirts of those who officiate the games. No in-betweens; just clean lines separating right from wrong. Then tough issues would be solved in a snap. Instead, most solutions print only in gray scale.

  • Opinion: Illinois Lawmakers Clueless on Prep Sports

    by MARLEN GARCIA May 2014

    Now and then a reasonable point was made during reprehensible grandstanding by state legislators in a hearing this week on how the Illinois State High School Association is run.

  • Prep Coach's Season Over After Confrontation with Ump

    by Rick O'Brien; Inquirer Staff Writer May 2014

    Pope John Paul II baseball coach John Duffy was suspended for the remainder of the season by the school Thursday for his actions during last week's Pioneer Athletic Conference championship game.

  • District Considers Higher Flat Fee for High School Sports

    by Jason Nevel Staff Writer May 2014

    The district currently charges $75 to play one sport and $100 to play multiple sports. The new policy - which could be voted on in mid-June - would be a flat fee of $85 regardless of how many sports a student plays.

  • Minnesota's Strict Hockey Rules Now National Standard


    Minnesota high school hockey's tougher rules to make the game safer will now be a national standard. The changes, which begin with the 2014-15 season, govern play in 17 states that offer hockey.