• 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.

  • Utah Considering Sanctioning Prep Lacrosse

    by Trevor Phibbs July 2016

    Many club sports prefer to remain unsanctioned for various reasons ccc particularly to avoid regulations and procedures established by the UHSAA — while others petition for inclusion, such as lacrosse, which is widely believed to be on the precipice of joining the realm of sanctioned sports.

  • Study: Composition of Turf a Factor in Football Injuries

    by Jason Scott July 2016

    A study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting showed that the infill weight of synthetic turf surfaces plays a role in the rate of injuries among high school football players.

  • Private HS Cutting Two Sports Programs

    by Tony Doris July 2016

    Students and parents at the $31,500-a-year Oxbridge Academy at 3151 N. Military Trail received an email July 1 from Director of Athletics Patrick Hollern that its sailing and rowing teams had been cut and that other spending was under review.

  • HS Moves Forward with Field House Plans

    by Frances Parrish July 2016

    A new field house is in the works for Crescent High School. The Anderson School District 3 board of trustees recently agreed to move forward with the design phase, said board Chairman Curtis Wiles. In a special called meeting last week, the trustees amended the contract with MB Kahn Construction Co.

  • Coaches Cleared After Swim Exercise Rescue

    by Imran Ghori July 2016

    The coaches involved in an Inland swim team's exercise that turned into a rescue operation have been cleared by an inquiry by the Val Verde Unified School District.

  • AAU vs. High School, Which is Better for Basketball?

    by Erin McCarthy July 2016

    Many high school coaches want to build programs through teamwork, deep rosters, and tradition. AAU coaches want to showcase top players, entice coaches and recruiters to their games, and play at high levels every night.

  • Two Admins Won't Return After HS Rape Incident

    by Kendi Anderson July 2016

    In the wake of the 2015 rape of an Ooltewah High School freshman, allegedly by three of his basketball teammates, two of the school's former top administrators will not return to Hamilton County schools this fall.

  • High Schools Will Continue Sports Despite Flooding

    by Rick Ryan July 2016

    The three schools that were hardest-hit by recent flooding — Herbert Hoover, Richwood and Clay County — all say they intend to field their athletic teams when classes resume this fall.

  • Prep Coach Fired Amid Ineligible-Players Probe

    by Sonja Isger Palm Beach Post Staff Writer July 2016

    While the public awaits the Florida High School Athletic Association's findings on allegations that Lake Worth High's baseball team was brimming with ineligible players from Puerto Rico, the school has axed its baseball coach and four of his volunteer assistants.