Programming: High School
- New Rule to Benefit HS Baseball Draftees
by Josh Barnett and Bob Nightengale June 2016
For the first time, high school baseball players drafted will be able to hire agents without jeopardizing their college eligibility, significantly curtailing the practice of agents serving as advisers. Under an NCAA rule passed in January, players must pay the agent's rate while working with the agent and then end their relationship with the agent before enrolling in college if they don't sign.
- District Sued Over Lagging Facilities for Girls
by Jason Scott June 2016
A federal lawsuit is alleging that facilities dedicated to girls’ sports at Lexington (S.C.) High School and Lexington School District 1 are severely lacking when compared to boys facilities in the same district — a violation of federal Title IX law.
- Florida Guidelines Limit Full-Contact HS Football Practices
by Josh Barnett June 2016
Given the concerns about football and head trauma, the Florida High School Athletic Association has adopted full-contact practice limits for the first time. Frank Beasley, the executive director of the FHSAA, told USA TODAY High School Sports on Monday that the guidelines would take effect Aug. 1.
- Prep Coach Suspended After Prostitution Sting Arrest
by Stuart Goldman June 2016
A high school boys basketball coach in central Pennsylvania has been suspended indefinitely after he was arrested last month in a prostitution ring.
- Energy Savings Help Finance New HS Gym Floor
by Jane Ford-Stewart June 2016
Just one month worth of energy savings in the Muskego-Norway schools were nearly enough to pay for a new floor in the Salentine gym at Muskego High School.
- California HS Track Athletes to Brave Triple-Digit Temps
by Jim Carlisle June 2016
High school track and field athletes who have sworn they would go through hell to win a state championship didn’t think they would be taken quite so literally. Temperatures at the CIF state championships are predicted to reach 106 to 108 degrees Friday and Saturday in Clovis where the meet will be held at Buchanan High. The CIF this week modified the schedule to later each evening, but athletes will have to beat the heat as well as the competition. From the Ventura County See TRACK, 6C area, 22 athletes and four relay teams are scheduled to compete in the state meet.
- OHSAA Approves Football Playoff Changes
by Marc Pendleton June 2016
The Ohio High School Athletic Association on Thursday approved a major reshuffling of the football playoff schedule for all but one of the seven divisions.
- Court Won't to Rehear Ruling on Transgender Case
by Ryan Quinn June 2016
The Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday denied a request from West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and officials from other states for all 15 of the court's judges to rehear a case concerning whether a Virginia transgender student can use the boys' restroom at his high school.
- Conference, State Track Meets Boost Local Economy
by Ernie Clark June 2016
Major cities around the country build stadiums and lobby to host major sporting events like the Super Bowl and Olympics in large part due to the potential economic benefits. The same motivation can drive the pursuit of bringing much smaller events to much smaller locales. Foxcroft Academy has been a frequent host of Penobscot Valley Conference small-school and Class C state championship outdoor track and field meets since the construction of its current facility at Oakes Field near the turn of the century.
- NJSIAA Denies Non-Public Playoff Proposal
by Phil Anastasia June 2016
The decision means that the Non-Public playoff system will remain the same for the upcoming season, with teams in three groups - Non-Public 4, 3 and 2 - competing for state championships.