• Coaches in Athletic Gear Kickback Scheme Seek Jobs


    Former Capistrano Unified School District high school coaches Charles "Chi Chi" Biehn, Brent Melbon and Eric Patton were fired in February 2012 after an investigation into accusations that they participated in a kickback scheme from 1993 to 2008 involving Lapes Athletic Team Sales in Laguna Hills.

  • High Schools to Replace Poorly Rated Football Helmets

    by Super User May 2014

    Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Portsmouth high schools say they plan to phase out the more than 300 football helmets that carry a low safety rating from researchers at Virginia Tech.

  • High School to Hold 'Run for the Lights' 10K Fundraiser

    by Madhu Krishnamurthy May 2014

    Piece by piece, the South Elgin High School community hopes to equip the school's stadium to bring it up to the standard of modern athletic fields. Students have been using the stadium, which opened in 2011, only during daylight hours since it lacks the lighting needed for night games.

  • School Board Agrees to Waive Extracurricular Fees

    by Charlie Boss & Collin Binkley, The Columbus Dispatch May 2014

    Student athletes and band members at Hamilton schools won't have to worry about fees this fall. At least this once, the district is footing the bill.

  • School Committee Rejects Pay-to-Play Sports Model

    by Bonnie Washuk, Staff Writer May 2014

    Lewiston High School athletes will not pay to play sports next year after the Lewiston School Committee Monday night rejected the proposal as a way to raise more money for sports.

  • Rare Prep Athletes Excel in Two Sports - Simultanesouly

    by Kevin Carmody, May 2014

    The Pikes Peak region has its share of multidimensional athletes who excel at a variety of sports. Most have the ability to transition from one season to the next, without much of a break between the seasons.

  • For One School, Fall Golf Trumps Football Reclassification

    by Jim Leitner TH sports editor May 2014

    After several weeks of researching logistical concerns, the Dubuque Wahlert boys golf program will continue to compete at the largest enrollment level in Iowa. The issue arose in December, when Wahlert announced its plans to compete in Class 3A district football with schools similar in size instead of remaining in the predominantly Class 4A Mississippi Valley Conference. The Iowa High School Athletic Association requires Class 4A football programs to compete in the highest class for boys golf, regardless of enrollment size. "We will potentially revisit this decision down the line," Wahlert coach Dan Mulligan said. "But the positives of staying in the conference and keeping up the city relationships were too strong to outweigh attempting to compete at our enrollment level in the spring."

  • In Utah, Theories As to Why Prep Soccer Ejections Soaring

    by Tom Wharton The Salt Lake Tribune May 2014

    High school soccer in Utah has a problem and there are no easy answers on how to fix it. As of this past Monday, 117 boys' soccer players had been ejected in games this season. That compares to 31 ejections in baseball, 26 in boys' basketball, four in girls' basketball, 54 in football, 31 in girls' soccer, six in softball, one in volleyball and nine in wrestling. Why so many soccer ejections in a sport that the Utah High School Activities Association has put on probation in the past?

  • Iowa Girls' Golf Coaches Enjoy On-Course Contact Rule

    by Andy Piper, TH staff writer, May 2014

    Dubuque Senior girls golf coach Rose Kubesheski noticed her standout freshman Maddie Hawkins struggling at the outset of Monday's Mississippi Valley Conference Super Meet. Unlike past seasons, Kubesheski was able to stroll onto the fairway and offer some calming advice.

  • Fairness of Florida HS Baseball Playoff Questioned

    by Anthony Chiang Palm Beach Post Staff Writer May 2014

    One dominant pitcher and rain is a dangerous combination. American Heritage found that out the hard way, running into Coral Springs Christian ace and top Major League Baseball draft prospect Touki Toussaint in the Class 3A regional quarterfinals last season. Trailing 1-0 in the seventh, the Stallions tied the game at one just before the skies opened up in the middle of the rally. That marked the end of Heritage's season, however, as the weather never allowed for the game to resume and the score reverted to 1-0 because the inning wasn't completed.