• Prep Pitch Count Rule Could Impact College Game

    by Pat Hickey July 2016

    Tuesday’s announcement that will require state athletic associations to impose pitch count restrictions in high school baseball have some wondering the same question. Will it lead to one being implemented in the college game? University of Evansville head coach Wes Carroll could see that happening, but defended the majority of his colleagues and said a similar policy is already in place at his program.

  • Ex-AD Sues High School, Alleges He Was Scapegoat

    by Tony Doris July 2016

    Craig Sponsky, former director of athletics for Oxbridge Academy, sued the private high school Tuesday, alleging he was scapegoated amid negative publicity regarding a toxic work environment and overemphasis on athletics.

  • Police: Parent Punched Coach Before Class Complaint

    by Paul Bowers July 2016

    Months before the father of a student athlete raised complaints about the way a Fort Dorchester High School football coach ran his biology class, the father got in an argument with the coach and ended up punching him, according to a police report.

  • District Implements New Heat Procedures

    by Joe Sirera July 2016

    Leigh Hebbard said the changes were not in response to the death of incoming Page freshman Karson Cross after a football workout June 13.

  • Pitch Count Rules Coming to HS Baseball Nationwide

    by Joe Sirera July 2016

    The National Federation of State High School Associations has decided it's time to protect baseball pitchers' arms.

  • KSHSAA Mulls Rule Change After Softball Controversy

    by Rick Peterson July 2016

    With inclement weather threatening state tournaments in several sports across the state, the KSHSAA was left scrambling to get tournaments completed while also abiding by regulations established by the National Federation of State High School Associations.

  • School Board Can't Agree on Field Fix

    by James Fuller July 2016

    Every St. Charles school board member agrees the athletic field at St. Charles North High School is in such bad shape that it borders on being dangerous to students. That situation will continue at least awhile longer, as the board couldn't agree how to fix the field Monday night.

  • HS Hosts Fundraiser to Help Student-Athletes Cover Fees

    by Chicago Daily Herald July 2016

    Imagine your child really wants to join a sports team at school, but the $100 fee to sign up is too costly to fit into your budget. Maybe you find a way to swing the $100 for them to participate in one sport, but when they express interest in another — which means another $100 — you have to disappoint them and say no, we can't afford it. That's the case for some students at West Chicago Community High School. Girls cross country Coach Bob Maxson has seen it firsthand, along with coaches from just about every other sport at the school.

  • Six-Player Football Coaches Embrace Title Changes

    by AB Staff July 2016

    They play on smaller football fields with fewer players. Their games don’t last as long, especially if prematurely ended by the mercy rule. But that doesn’t mean six-man football coaches and players have less pride than their 11-man brethren. They drip the same amount of sweat at those sweltering August practices and fight for the same gold balls and trophies.

  • Businessman's Gift Bolsters HS Training Facility

    by Marc Pendleton July 2016

    The only thing Ron Hemelgarn would turn down from Ponitz High School head football coach Jim Place is a request to join the coaching staff. That's because the commute route would include his Michigan residence.