RECENT ARTICLES
  • School Board Member Decries Costs of VHSL Realignment

    by Mike Connors July 2014

    Chesapeake School Board member Tom Mercer voiced displeasure Monday night with recent alignment plans of the Virginia High School League, which oversees interscholastic sports in the state.

  • Parents Hope to Save Middle School Sports Programs

    by Donna Boynton, TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF July 2014

    While students may be enjoying the lazy days of summer vacation, a group of parents is hard at work trying to restore programs that were cut when the school district failed to secure funding through a Proposition 2½ override earlier this year.

  • IHSA Takes Big Cut from Major Events Hosted by Schools

    by CHRIS FUSCO AND LAUREN FITZPATRICK July 2014

    The Illinois High School Association offers guarantees to schools on how much money they'll get to host playoff and championship events - whether they're tennis matches, where admission is free, or basketball games, where tickets are sold.

  • Arizona High Schools Face Postseason Participation Fees

    by Rexford Sheild July 2014

    The price of success is oftentimes categorized by hard work, but high school athletic departments and their athletes in Arizona will soon have to rethink this ideology. The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) will enforce teams to pay a fee if they are a participant in postseason play. The new fee is slated to kick in this fall.

  • Illinois Lawmakers Call for Greater IHSA Transparency

    by LAUREN FITZPATRICK and CHRIS FUSCO July 2014

    The push comes as legislators and some school officials have questioned whether high schools should be getting a bigger share of the nearly $11 million the IHSA generates each year through ticket sales, sponsorship deals and other money-making aspects of high school sports.

  • Rising Cost of Insurance to Be Passed to Prep Athletes

    by SARAH BOWMAN; sbowman@beaufortgazette.com July 2014

    Starting in fall 2015, Beaufort County School District student-athletes can expect to pay for athletic insurance.

  • Athletic Trainer Assembles Triage Kits for High School

    by Lisa Knodel, Dayton Daily News July 2014

    Athletic trainers played an important role last year in treating the injured during the Boston Marathon bombing. They are there to prevent or treat injuries when an athlete gets hurt on the field or when school nurses or medical crews aren't available.

  • One Year After VHSL Realignment, More Change Expected

    by Jami Frankenberry July 2014

    The Virginia High School League's initial conference alignment plan for 2015-16 sends 10 South Hampton Roads high schools to new conferences or classifications. The plan, using enrollment figures from March 31 of this year, reunites some old rivals: Kellam joins six other former Beach District members in Group 6A as part of the Coastal Conference (Conference 1).

  • Opinion: Renovated HS Athletics Facility 'a Jaw-Dropper'

    by Pat Disabato. pdisabato@southtownstar.com July 2014

    There have been various high school expansion plans through the years that looked good, but failed to deliver on their promises, specifically to enhance the experience of student-athletes.

  • Team Leaves HS Hoops Tourney Following Confrontation

    by Ryan Mahan Staff Writer July 2014

    A crazy finish with an even crazier aftermath Sunday afternoon had the Lanphier High School boys basketball team boarding a bus and coming home a little earlier than the Lions had hoped.