• Opinion: Childish to Make Ref's Call a Legal Issue

    by Editorial December 2014

    A couple of weeks ago, Frederick A. Douglass High School in Oklahoma City played a state quarterfinal playoff game against Locust Grove.

  • Football Realignment Set for Four Years, Barring Appeal

    by Anthony Chiang Palm Beach Post Staff Writers December 2014

    Doug Socha spent most of Monday anxiously waiting for the Florida High School Athletic Association to release its tentative new football districts.

  • Watermelon-Gate: Diversity Plan, Consultant Scrutinized

    by Amanda Kerr December 2014

    The Charleston County School Board on Tuesday will get its first look at the school district s vision for a comprehensive diversity plan under development by a consultant who played a role in the Academic Magnet football team s watermelon ritual controversy. The Charleston County School District wants to extend the contract of Atlanta-based diversity consultant Kevin Clayton through his company Axxis Consulting for $48,956 to complete a series of initiatives that include developing a strategic diversity plan for the school district and providing education and training in diversity management for the district s leadership team.

  • High School's Rugby Program Expanding, Moving Up

    by NATHAN PERCY, STAFF WRITER December 2014

    Following in the footsteps of the success gained in its inaugural season, the Dana Rugby Football Club is ready to expand its program and those successes as it moves up a division in the Southern California Youth Rugby organization.

  • District Approves Class Credit for Sports Participation

    by Alexis Huicochea Arizona Daily Star December 2014

    Student-athletes with demanding class schedules will soon have an alternative way to earn P.E. credit in Tucson Unified School District by counting their participation in extracurricular sports.

  • In Maine, Swim Coaches Lament Switch to Timed Finals

    by GLENN JORDAN Staff Writer December 2014

    The Class A and B swimming and diving state championships in February will use timed finals, meaning the winner may not be the person who touches first in the highest-seeded heat. The meets will begin in mid-morning and finish by mid-afternoon.

  • How Much Contact is Too Much in High School Football?

    by Ernie Clark BDN Staff December 2014

    The National Federation of State High School Associations Concussion Summit Task Force has developed a series of fundamentals for minimizing head impact exposure and concussion risk in football.

  • Can High School Football Survive a Legal Hit?

    by Randy Blaser December 2014

    Last week it was reported that a former high school football player has filed suit against the state organization that regulates high school sports, the Illinois High School Association, claiming it didn't do enough to protect athletes from potential concussions.

  • TSSAA Approves $500 Fine for Criticizing Game Officials

    by Chris Thomas Chris Thomas covers high school sports. Follow him at December 2014

    The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association legislative council approved a proposal on Wednesday that could fine a school $500 if one of its coaches or administrators publicly criticize game officials.

  • Junior Squash Scene Heating up in New York

    by Zoe Pearce; NeXt Correspondent December 2014

    An increasing number of colleges are building squash programs and looking for high school players to fill their rosters. Also, given Buffalo's winters, squash is a very practical sport because it is played indoors and can, therefore, be played regardless of the weather.