• Bill Would Update Hazing and Bullying Policies

    by Marjorie Cortez February 2017

    Parents would take a larger role in combating bullying in changes to Utah law contemplated under SB161, which was approved Wednesday afternoon by the Senate Education Committee.

  • School District Sued for Ignoring Assault Video

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    A former student of Benton Harbor High School in Benton Harbor, Mich., has filed a federal lawsuit against the school district, superintendent, former principal and Title IX coordinator, alleging that the school protected star athlete Timothy Bell Jr. despite video evidence of assault.

  • High School Focuses on Functional Strength Training

    by Steve Krah February 2017

    Making a better athlete often means making a stronger athlete. Strength training is building functional strength at Concord High School, where Craig Koehler is in his 16th year of teaching student-athletes how to improve athletic performance. Mike Campbell is a decade into coordinating the strength and conditioning efforts at Jimtown High School.

  • NJ Coach Suspended for Sheltering Student-Athletes

    by Zach Braziller February 2017

    One New Jersey high school basketball coach seemingly will stop at nothing to win, housing — but barely feeding — six international players to make his program a winner, according to an explosive report. Now he's paying the price. NJ Advance Media chronicled the troubling, potentially illegal, situation in which all six students appeared to be living at the home of Juan Griles, the basketball coach of Paterson Eastside High School, a top public school program in the state's cutthroat hoops ecosystem.

  • Kobe Bryant Memorabilia Stolen from High School

    by Mark Medina February 2017

    Several pieces of Kobe Bryant memorabilia were stolen on Sunday night from what Lower Merion High called "The Kobe Showcase" at his alma mater in Ardmore, Pa. The items included a framed replica of his No. 33 jersey, the Aces' 1996 state championship trophy and net, programs from the state and district title games, a proclamation from the Pennsylvania State House honoring the 1996 team as well as several pairs of signed Nike sneakers from the former Lakers star.

  • Win Percentage Rule Keeps HS Hoops Team from Playoffs

    by Steve Fryer February 2017

    Orange Lutheran will not qualify for the playoffs. The Lancers won't finish third or higher in the Trinity League. Orange Lutheran has a 2-6 league record with two league games remaining; third-place JSerra is 4-4 in league.

  • Former HS Soccer Coach Pleads Guilty to Misconduct

    by Paul Walsh February 2017

    A onetime girls soccer coach for Champlin Park High School has agreed to plead guilty to sexual misconduct involving a 13-year-old boy in his north metro bedroom, with the possibility that the case will later be dismissed. Rebecca L. Noonan, 33, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty last week in Anoka County District Court to fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with her having intercourse with the boy in his Ramsey home in August or September 2014 while his mother was away.

  • HS Spent $51K in One Month on Hazing Defense Lawyers

    by Bob Susnjara February 2017

    Nearly $51,000 in legal work was billed in one month related to allegations of hazing by members of Lake Zurich High School football team last fall, documents show. Billing for what the Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick and Kohn law firm of Arlington Heights called a "football hazing investigation" started Nov. 2, according to documents received from Lake Zurich Unit District 95 through a Daily Herald open-records request. About 235 hours of legal work for November cost $50,635, according to the only available bills sent to District 95. The law firm charged another $215 for travel expenses.

  • Chickenpox Breakout Forces HS Hoops Cancellations

    by Travis Williams February 2017

    Multiple cases of chicken pox have led to the cancellation of boys basketball games at Auburn High School this week.

  • California Schools Short of Full-Time Athletic Trainers

    by Jason Scott February 2017

    High school athletic trainers are an important part of the student-athlete experience, providing services that enhance athlete safety that include preventive and emergency care. But in California, 80 percent of high schools don’t employ an athletic trainer full-time, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.