• Marines Looking for Recruits Among Female HS Athletes

    by Lolita C. Baldor August 2016

    The U.S. Marine Corps is looking for a few more good women. And this time the campaign is a bit different. Marine recruiters are turning to girls high school sports teams to find candidates who may be able to meet the Corps' rigorous physical standards, including for the front-line combat jobs now open to women. Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller says he wants to increase the number of women in the Corps to 1 in 10.

  • HS Conference to Stream Sports Via Internet

    by Dave Kane August 2016

    It might not be up there with the Big Ten or SEC networks, at least not yet. But Sangamo Conference athletics will have a lot more visibility on the Internet during the upcoming school year. Adam Eucker, athletic director at Williamsville High School, said almost all Sangamo Conference football, volleyball and boys and girls basketball games can be seen live for a fee during the 2016-17 school year through the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) Network. Eucker said the Sangamo is the first high school conference in the country to offer an across-the-board viewing package on the NFHS Network.

  • Ex-Athletic Director Gets Two Months in Jail for Theft

    by Michaelle Bond August 2016

    The former athletic director of the Coatesville Area School District was sentenced Thursday to at least two months in prison for stealing $15,000 from the financially struggling school system. James Donato, who resigned three years ago after school officials discovered racist and sexist text messages about students and staff sent between him and the former superintendent, pleaded guilty to felony theft and conflict of interest charges on June 20. He had been facing 139 misdemeanor and felony charges. Chester County Judge Thomas G. Gavin sentenced Donato to two to 23 months in prison and five years' probation. Donato, who according to court records moved with his family to a suburb of Raleigh, N.C., must start his sentence by 10 a.m. Monday.

  • HS Football Player Dies After Collapsing in Practice

    by Post & Courier August 2016

    A South Carolina high school football player died after collapsing at practice, Lexington County officials confirmed Thursday. Coroner Helen Fisher said Lewis N. Simpkins, 14, of Lexington, was pronounced dead Wednesday night at Lexington Medical Center.

  • Wyoming School Gets Unique Athletic Arena

    by Kristine Galloway August 2016

    Cheyenne's Poder Academy charter school has a new outdoor athletic arena this year, and it's the first of its kind in the state. The arena floor is made of short turf that is soft for students, but solid enough to play sports on. The arena can accommodate basketball, soccer, tennis and volleyball, among other games.

  • High School's New Indoor Facility Brings Excitement

    by Len Hayward August 2016

    The nearly 52,000 square-foot facility offers a large weight room, locker rooms, offices and a 50-yard field. Beyond those attributes, though, the facility is something that senior linebacker Brock Elam said brought the team closer together this summer.

  • Praying HS Football Coach Sues to Get Job Back

    by Bradford Richardson August 2016

    A former high school football coach has filed a federal lawsuit against a Washington state school district after he lost his job for praying on the 50-yard line after games. Joe Kennedy said he isn't suing the Bremerton School District for monetary damages. The coach said he only wants his job back and the ability to live consistently with the tenets of his faith. "I really hope that the school district will give me my job back so I can get back to doing what I love most: coaching my players," Mr. Kennedy said in a statement.

  • District Celebrates Natatorium Opening

    by Aaron Gabriel August 2016

    Before even the first official practice could be held, aquatically oriented folks from throughout Dist. 214 gathered in Mt. Prospect on Monday night to celebrate a big victory. The occasion was grand — the dedication ceremony for the Prospect Natatorium. After dignitaries from Prospect and the district recognized the key players responsible for the pool, a mass ribbon-cutting ushered in a new era in aquatics in the Mid-Suburban East.

  • High School Breaks Ground on Multi-Sport Stadium

    by Dayton Daily News August 2016

    The stadium will host Oakwood High's soccer, track, field hockey and lacrosse teams. It is scheduled to be completed in time for spring programs.

  • Lawsuit: Athletic Coordinator Firing Act of Retaliation

    by Erin Adler August 2016

    A Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) employee says he was let go after reporting the athletic department for treating men's and women's teams unequally and mismanaging department funds.