• No Post-Season for Three Teams that Overscheduled

    by Daily Herald report February 2014

    The Illinois High School Association has announced that Bogan High School, Hyde Park and Uplift High Schools, all in Chicago, have violated IHSA rules that limit the number of regular-season boys basketball games and tournaments teams can play.

  • NFHS Adopts Football Targeting, Defenseless Player Rules

    by Jim Leitner, sports editor February 2014

    The National Federation of State High School Associations took more steps last week to make its most popular sport safer. In an effort to reduce contact above the shoulders, the NFHS Football Rules Committee introduced rules that will define "targeting" and will be penalized as illegal personal contact. The group also defined a "defenseless" player. Beginning this fall, new Rule 2-43 will read as follows: "Targeting is an act of taking aim and initiating contact to an opponent above the shoulders with the helmet, forearm, hand, fist, elbow or shoulders."

  • Wrestling Team in Photo Flap Trimmed for State Event

    by Angelo Fichera and Rita Giordano February 2014

    Seven Phillipsburg High School wrestlers have been removed by school officials from the District 1 competition, which on Saturday starts the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association State Wrestling Tournament. An eighth wrestler, who was not seeded for the tournament, also has been disciplined.

  • New Mexico Mulls Centralized Prep Football Title Game

    by James Yodice Journal Staff Writer February 2014

    While there were no extraordinary developments from Wednesday's New Mexico Activities Association board of directors meeting, there was one very interesting, almost buried, discussion point in those three hours:

  • Transgender Students Allowed to Play, Homeschoolers Benched in Virginia

    by Michael Gaio February 2014

    It was a big news week for high school athletes in Virginia.

  • Preps Pull Trigger on Emerging Club Sport: Trap Shooting

    by ANNA PRATT, STAR TRIBUNE February 2014

    The age-old sport involves shooting at clay targets that are launched out of small "houses" at the shooting range. Participants shoot for two rounds, each of which includes 25 targets.

  • Online School Trims Playoff Roster Amid Eligibility Flap

    by DAVID LA VAQUE, STAR TRIBUNE February 2014

    At least five boys' hockey players from Achiever Academy will not play in the section playoffs as a result of a school inquiry into their eligibility.

  • Eligibility-Plagued Online Academy Pulls Out of Playoffs

    by DAVID LA VAQUE; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) February 2014

    Instead of playing a section championship game Thursday night and quite probably heading to the girls' hockey state tournament, Achiever Academy called it quits just a few hours earlier in the day amid intense scrutiny over eligibility questions about its players. In a rare and possibly unprecedented move, the private online high school withdrew from the playoffs, even as it held the top seed in its section of Class 1A. As a result, St. Paul United, the opponent in a game that never was played, will make its first appearance ever at Xcel Energy Center.

  • Bill Would Let College Prep Teams Compete Nationally


    A bill passed by the Senate Education Committee would allow the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission to recognize college prep teams. St. Joseph High School in Huntington is home to a top-flight basketball program known as Huntington Prep.

  • Volleyball Tournament to Occupy 67 Courts in Two Cities

    by Marc Pendleton February 2014

    The 14th annual Presidents' Cup girls volleyball tournament will be held throughout the area on Saturday and Sunday. Tournament director Howard Garcia said AAU teams from seven states and Canada will converge on the Dayton metro area.