• HS Student Sections Balance Sportsmanship, Passion

    by Evan Barnes October 2016

    FULL TEXT Over the last decade, high school student sections have become as big a part of the sports landscape as the athletes. Armed with creative nicknames and themed outfits for different games, it almost becomes a game to see what students do to show their support. "With the internet and social media, it becomes a competition to see who can be the most clever and over the top," Palos Verdes athletic director Brian Shapiro said.

  • HS Football Team Forfeits After Coach’s Ejection

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    With 1:40 left on the clock in the third quarter, the Northview (Fla.) Chiefs of Century football team walked off the field Friday night, forfeiting the game to the Maplesville (Ala.) Red Devils. The Red Devils were leading 21-0, with Northview head coach Derek Marshman holding two consecutive penalties for unsportsmanlike conduct.

  • No Decision on Eligibility of NJ HS Player

    by Phil Anastasia October 2016

    ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. - An emergency meeting of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association's Eligiblity Appeals Committee on the matter of a Timber Creek football player lasted nearly four hours Friday but ended without a resolution.

  • Oops: HS Vandals Out Themselves on Social Media

    by Jason Scott September 2016

    Four members of the Robert Vela (Texas) High School football team got themselves into trouble for allegedly vandalizing facilities at a rival high school  and promptly bragging about it on social media.

  • Records Paint Graphic Picture in HS Abuse Case

    by Stuart Goldman September 2016

    New documents filed in a $10 million rape lawsuit show that a black, mentally disabled Idaho high school football player “more likely than not” was raped by three of his white teammates.

  • Uniform Poll Last Straw for Aggrieved Volleyball Team

    by Courtney Cameron September 2016

    David Timmerman, a member of the Ketchikan School Board, mortified the Ketchikan High School volleyball team when he stood up at a game to conduct an impromptu poll of the audience: did the uniforms make them uncomfortable? When asked, Timmerman explained that he has heard other female students say that they would participate in the sport if it weren’t for the uniform’s short shorts. 

  • Player Grade Discrepancies Lead to HS Football Forfeits

    by Jennifer Pignolet September 2016

    Discrepancies found on Trezevant High School football players’ transcripts are leading to game forfeitures and an internal investigation by Shelby County Schools, the district announced Thursday. SCS Chief of Communications Natalia Powers said players’ report card grades did not match grades on transcripts. It’s unknown if the discrepancies are limited to the football team, she said, so a full-school audit is underway.

  • Cause of Death Determined for Ohio HS Football Player

    by Stuart Goldman September 2016

    An Ohio high school football player died Sunday from an injury to his abdomen suffered in a game last Friday.

  • Format Change Adds Teams to State HS Hoops Tourneys

    by Greg Lee September 2016

    Four more boys and girls basketball teams will advance to state tournament sites in Spokane, Tacoma and Yakima beginning this winter. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association approved a state format change on Monday. In conjunction with the format change is a new seeding system. A Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) system replaces the drawing of names out of a hat. Teams will continue to qualify for state through district/subregional play. The qualifiers will be seeded 1 through 16 based on the RPI system.

  • Bullying Suspensions Force HS to Cancel Last Game

    by Tori Fater September 2016

    Wood Memorial High School has canceled its football homecoming game, the only varsity game it was scheduled to play this year after a bullying investigation led the program to forfeit the rest of its regular season.