• HS Basketball Coach Faces Fight with Public Ed. Dept.

    by T.S. Last August 2016

    Embattled Española Valley High School boys basketball coach Richard Martinez still has a fight on his hands. After negotiating an agreement with school administration last month to return to coach the team for a 14th season - following his firing by the then-superintendent in April - the state Public Education Department on Monday issued a Notice of Contemplated Action outlining 24 counts deemed by the department to be sufficiently egregious to take action against his educational licenses.

  • $4.3M HS Stadium Construction Snag Delays Opening

    by Nick Blizzard August 2016

    Problems with the installation of seating at Miamisburg High School's new football stadium have delayed its opening.

  • High School Gets New $30K Practice Field

    by Shane Foley August 2016

    The Sale Creek High football team has been practicing on the field at North Hamilton Elementary for three years, but that's coming to an end. Collaborative efforts between the school board, county government and Sale Creek community have resulted in a graded and sodded field, and County Commissioner Randy Fairbanks said he hopes it will be developed more in the future.

  • Indiana to Experiment with 40-Second Play Clock

    by Gordon Engelhardt August 2016

    Indiana will be guinea pigs for the rest of the country, using a 40-second clock similar to what is used in the college ranks. For years, Indiana used a 25-second clock. Once a play was over, the umpire spotted the ball for play and signaled for a 25-second clock to begin, counting down to the next snap.

  • HS Nixes Crumb Rubber for Cork-Coconut Combination

    by Kate Ramunni August 2016

    The synthetic crumb rubber turf approved earlier this year to be used to refurbish the Hamden High School baseball field is out, and instead, a mix of cork and coconut, along with a "shock pad" said to reduce the risk of concussions, will be used to resurface the field. "We looked at the football field that was renovated with artificial turf because it had been unsafe," Mayor Curt Balzano Leng said. In that case, the same synthetic turf was used, and initially was approved for the baseball field, but town officials had vowed to keep looking for an alternative because there were objections to the crumb rubber turf from some that feel it's not safe for kids to plan on.

  • Prep School Suspends Football, Cites Falling Numbers

    by Ward Gossett August 2016

    Tennessee Christian Prep was preparing for its second varsity football season, but the Cleveland school's administration decided Thursday night to put the program on hold for at least a year because of diminishing numbers.

  • Racial Abuse Drove HS Football Player to Transfer

    by Gregory Yee and Jeff Hartsell August 2016

    A former football player for Pinewood Preparatory School said a series of racial remarks and a photo of a noose sent in a group message drove him to transfer to Fort Dorchester High School late last month.

  • Science, Safety Measures Change Football Practice

    by Al Lesar August 2016

    Remember the salt tablets that were supposed to guard against dehydration? Infrequent water breaks? Heavy uniforms?

  • Comedians Raise Funds for New High School Stadium

    by Barry Courter August 2016

    When engineers condemned Raymond James Stadium on the East Ridge High School campus last fall, it was anything but funny. However, three former East Ridge High School classmates who've made a living as professional comedians will return to Chattanooga this weekend to help raise money to replace the stadium at their alma mater.

  • District to Officially Sanction HS Lacrosse

    by Bob Susnjara August 2016

    High school boys and girls lacrosse teams will be part of a host of other sports offerings at Lake Zurich Unit District 95 when the 2016-17 academic season begins this month.