• Opinion: Indiana Hoops Postseason Sticks to Tradition

    by Gordon Engelhardt February 2017

    Indiana created a then-controversial four-class postseason format in 1997-98, which sent purists into a state of shock. However, one thing the IHSAA stubbornly holds on to is the blind draw, the latest of which was held Sunday.

  • District to Vote on $40M Bond for Turf, Classrooms

    by Valerie Bauman February 2017

    Residents of the Northport-East Northport school district will vote Feb. 28 on a nearly $40 million bond referendum that would upgrade and replace infrastructure at every school in the district while raising residents' taxes an average of $122 a year, officials said.

  • Female High School Hockey Players Avoid Stereotype

    by Laura Albanese February 2017

    Sometimes challenging, ultimately rewarding - so goes the life of a female hockey player in the Nassau County high school league. Dozens of girls have strapped on skates at the varsity level club teams over the years, and there are more currently playing at the lower levels.

  • High School to Install $1.2M Synthetic Turf Field

    by James Fuller February 2017

    St. Charles North High School will have a new artificial turf athletic field ready for use in August after unanimous approval this week by the school board.

  • Bill Would Give State Legislature Oversight of HS Sports

    by Jim Camden February 2017

    Parents would have someone else to call — their legislator — with questions or complaints about changes in high school sports, under a bill introduced by a Spokane senator. And before the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association could add or change any rules, move its tournaments to a new town or rearrange schools in the local leagues, it should have to get the OK from the Legislature, Republican Sen. Mike Baumgartner told the Senate Commerce, Labor and Sports Committee Wednesday. But high school sports officials said people with questions or complaints already can call their school, their local league, their regional office and the WIAA, depending on which is responsible for the change.

  • Athletic Director Accused of Sex with Teen

    by Eli Francovich February 2017

    Nichole Noel Thiel, the vice principal and athletic director at the Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy, is charged with felony sexual battery.

  • Tornado Damage Disrupts HS Sports

    by Jodie Wagner February 2017

    Benjamin and Dwyer High Schools' athletic fields took the brunt of the damage after severe storms lashed northern Palm Beach County, forcing both schools to close for a day because of safety concerns.

  • HS Hockey Players Suspended After Vandalism Report

    by David La Vaque February 2017

    Thirteen Stillwater girls' hockey players were suspended for two games, forcing them to miss the team's 7-2 loss to Roseville in a Class 2A, Section 4 quarterfinal Saturday, after vandalism was reported by a city resident.

  • Female Wrestlers Sue for Right to Participate

    by Aaron Falk February 2017

    Kathleen, a ninth-grader, and her family have been fighting the administration for more than a year to be allowed to try out for the once all-male wrestling team, but she had been rebuffed by officials who said it was against district policy. So last month, the girl's mother, Kelly Janis, filed a federal lawsuit, seeking to declare the policy unconstitutional, a violation of her daughter's 14th Amendment rights. The case is being litigated, but U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby earlier this month ordered the school district to allow girls to wrestle while the lawyers argue.

  • Opinion: Governor Should Sign 'Tebow Bill'

    by Harry Minium February 2017

    The "Tebow bill" (HB 1578) gives high schools the option of allowing home-schooled students to play varsity sports.