• HS Athletics Improvements Critical to Bond Package

    by Len Hayward October 2016

    With Election Day less than two weeks away, and early voting underway, Corpus Christi Independent School District officials have presented a bond package to voters that totals more than $194 million and of that number, a little more than $43 million is earmarked for improvement to athletic facilities in the district.

  • HS Athletic Director Accused of Stealing from Students

    by Jason Scott October 2016

    A Florida high school athletic director was arrested this week after an investigation found he allegedly pocketed money intended to purchase insurance for student-athletes.

  • HS Baseball Tournaments Expected to Bring $4M

    by Jennifer Sorentrue October 2016

    WEST PALM BEACH -- One of the nation's largest high school baseball tournaments will be held in Palm Beach County next year, marking the first major amateur event planned at the new Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.

  • Opinion: Boys Will Be Boys No Excuse for Noose Incident

    by Jay Greeson October 2016

    The local storm created by the Ooltewah High School rape last December was big. We remember it, and hopefully, our new school leadership will learn powerful lessons from it. (Although the news that the school system is just now ready to start the search process for a new superintendent is sad. And the fact that we have a school board as splintered as shattered cord wood makes it worse. Alas, those are columns for another day.) There's another high school sports story brewing with controversy on the horizon. Rightly or wrongly, the one brewing in Mississippi may be bigger than the Ooltewah nightmare on a national scale.

  • HS Football Coach Suspended for Recruiting Violation

    by Steve Blackledge October 2016

    Dublin Coffman football coach Mark Crabtree was suspended two state playoff games for violating recruiting rules, the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Tuesday. Last spring, Crabtree spoke with an eighth-grader and his father about enrolling at Coffman, in violation of OHSAA recruiting bylaws. The penalties were assessed following an internal investigation by the school, which reported the violation last spring. Coffman said it was willing to suspend the athlete if he chose to attend the school, which he didn't.

  • Infographic: AEDs and School Athletics

    by AB Editors October 2016

    The majority of the attention on athlete safety has focused on head injuries lately, but there is another silent killer on the rise. The rate of young people dying from cardiac arrest has increased by 10 percent in the last 10 years, from 6,328 in 2005 to 7,000 in 2015. Sadly, 54 percent of these cardiovascular deaths occur in high school students. There are currently 16 states that require portable defibrillators to be present on school grounds, but more than 30 states don't require the life saving devices. So why are states not making AEDs mandatory at schools and sports fields?

  • NAACP Calls for Federal Investigation of HS 'Hate Crime'

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    At a conference Monday, Derrick Johnson, president of the Mississippi chapter of the NAACP, addressed the press concerning a recent incident involving an African-American member of the Wiggins football team and a noose. On October 13, a player was allegedly attacked in the boys’ locker room at Stone County High School in Wiggins on October 13, when another player threw a noose around his neck and tightened it.

  • HS Football Official Kneels During National Anthem

    by Stuart Goldman October 2016

    A high school football official took a knee during the national anthem before a game Friday night in North Carolina.

  • Prosecutor: Abusive Ex-HS Coach Sent Thousands of Texts

    by Jason Scott October 2016

    During a preliminary hearing Tuesday, police and investigators testified that a former high school basketball coach and a female member of his team exchanged more than 52,000 text messages during a period of alleged sexual abuse.

  • District Drops Insurance Policy, Students Left with Bill

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    As a consequence of budget cuts finalized in spring of 2016, Paterson (N.J.) Public Schools has dropped accident insurance that previously covered accidental injury to students and student-athletes while on school grounds or attending school functions.