• HS to Open State-of-the-Art Indoor Practice Facility

    by Randy Worrell March 2016

    Roughly three years after athletic director Art Yoder, baseball coach Tom Gibson, and the school's building and land committee sat down to discuss the possibilities of an indoor practice facility on the school grounds on the East Holmes school district property, the 10,400 square foot project is nearly complete.

  • Lawsuit: Concussion Protocol Missteps Led to Paralysis

    by Jason Scott March 2016

    The family of a former football player at Belt High School in Montana filed a lawsuit this week, claiming negligence in a series of events that has left him paralyzed.

  • High School Stadium Named for Iraq War Hero

    by Chris Haire March 2016

    On Tuesday evening, a ceremony was held at Garden Grove High School, where Monsoor once played for the Argonauts football team as a tight end, to name the stadium after the alumnus, who posthumously received the Medal of Honor.

  • Track and Field Teams Deal with Overcrowded Facilities

    by Colorado Springs Gazette March 2016

    It was nothing more than a typical evening before a soccer ball brought a Doherty track and field practice to a screeching halt.

  • Ooltewah Teen Avoids Trial as Adult in HS Rape Case

    by Kendi Anderson March 2016

    An East Tennessee high school senior charged with raping his 15-year-old basketball teammate will remain in juvenile court, a judge ruled Tuesday. Sevier County Juvenile Court Judge Dwight Stokes decided not to transfer the 18-year-old Ooltewah High School student to adult court to face charges of aggravated rape and aggravated assault.

  • Non-Traditional High School Model Producing Top Athletes

    by Jim Halley March 2016

    DeAndre Ayton is the consensus No. 1-rated high school basketball player in the Class of 2017. He averages 30 points, 20 rebounds, five blocks and five assists a game, but he doesn't attend high school, at least not in the conventional sense. Ayton, a 7-foot, 235-pound power forward, transferred this year from Balboa City High in San Diego to Hillcrest Prep in Phoenix. Hillcrest isn't a school. It's a team of elite players, led by Ayton, that plays a national high school schedule against non-traditional high schools. Hillcrest doesn't have its own building, and it doesn't have any home games. All of Ayton's classes are taken online at Arizona Connections Academy.

  • Opinion: Punishment for HS Chants Missed the Mark

    by Steve Buckley March 2016

    We're supposed to be surprised that a local high school banned its students from attending a championship basketball game last night in the aftermath of a nasty, immature, offensive name-calling episode?

  • Private Schools to Offer Tackle/Flag Football Hybrid

    by Jim Paulsen March 2016

    Seeking to address dwindling participation numbers and hoping to quell parental fears about the safety of football, the Independent Metro Athletic Conference (IMAC) held a panel discussion on Feb. 29 to introduce some significant changes to the way football is offered by member schools. Six private schools - Blake, Breck, Minnehaha Academy, Mounds Park Academy, Providence Academy and St. Paul Academy and Summit School - make up the IMAC. All six are pre-K through 12 institutions. Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, conference schools will offer flag football only to students in grades five and six, and a modified "hybrid" of tackle and flag football in grades seven and eight.

  • Inquiry Clears Coach of Wrongdoing in Hazing Case

    by T.S. Last March 2016

    SANTA FE - A Santa Fe High School assistant boys basketball coach who was placed on paid administrative leave last week while an alleged hazing incident was being investigated has been cleared of any wrongdoing and is eligible to return to his teaching position on Monday, a school district spokeswoman said Friday.

  • Catholic School Addresses Anti-Semitic Chant at Game

    by Stuart Goldman March 2016

    UPDATE: Catholic Memorial administrators banned its students from attending Monday night’s Massachusetts state semifinal game at TD Garden, home of the Boston Celtics. Catholic Memorial lost to Cambridge 77-73.

    A Boston-area Catholic school is addressing an anti-Semitic chant its fans made at a recent high school basketball game toward fans of an opposing school with a large Jewish population.