RECENT ARTICLES
  • Proposed HS Transgender Policy Ignites Controversy

    by Michael Gaio September 2014

    A proposed policy change in Minnesota high school athletics regarding transgender student-athletes has fired up a heated debate across the state.

  • HS Adds Incentives to Revive the Multisport Athlete

    by Michael Gaio September 2014

    The multisport athlete is a rare breed these days. In fact, in his September column, our own editor in chief, Dennis Van Milligen, proclaimed the multisport athlete was dead altogether.

    "This was back when your best athletes played multiple sports — an era that appears to be ending, as sport specialization dominates the modern high school scene," he wrote.

  • Unruly Parents Cause Two HS Soccer Games to End Early

    by JAMES YODICE JOURNAL STAFF WRITER September 2014

    Two varsity soccer games were stopped prematurely last weekend - one in Clovis, the other in Las Cruces - because of out-of-control parents.

  • UHSAA Takes First Step Towards Sanctioning Lacrosse

    by Tom Wharton The Salt Lake Tribune September 2014

    The major concern expressed by principals was the cost of lacrosse, which requires helmets, pads and sticks. Like football, that equipment would need to be provided by the schools for participants.

  • A Look at Athletic Operations in Three Texas Districts

    by Zach Duncan duncanz@timesrecordnews.com 940-720-3470 September 2014

    The Times Record News checked with three different-sized school districts to see how their athletic departments operated and what financial impacts their high school football and athletic programs had on their respective districts.

  • Do Later School Start Times Benefit Student-Athletes?

    by Andrew Brandt September 2014

    Next year, three high schools in Virginia's Fauquier County are making the move to a new athletic conference, a transition that has some worried that the new competition has an unfair advantage: sleep. High schools in neighboring Loudoun county start later, at approximately 9 a.m. It's not a difference that most athletic programs might think of, but there's a growing body of evidence to suggest that later school start times are crucial to improving students' performance, academic and physical.

  • Coach Resigns Over Reclassification Safety Concerns

    by MEGAN GUZA September 2014

    Carlynton varsity football coach Mauro Monz resigned on Sept. 15 after three games, citing concerns over player safety now that the school has moved up to Class AA, with 177 boys in grades 9-11.

  • The Death of the Multisport Athlete

    by Dennis Van Milligen September 2014

    Friday night lights are back for high schools across the country, and as you read this, many of the nation's top athletes are hard at work on the gridiron preparing for this week's upcoming game. I remember my first experience around a star athlete. I was 11 years old and my oldest brother was attending Wheaton North High School, which at that time was home to Kent Graham, the best high school athlete in the state of Illinois. Kent was a 6-foot-5-inch physical freak and the number-one-ranked quarterback in the nation. He also played safety. He earned three all-conference distinctions in basketball and regularly hit .400 for the baseball team. My dad fondly recalls Kent hitting a home run off my brother in Little League that cleared the lights and still hasn't landed.

  • Amendment Takes Virginia into New Concussion Terrain

    by Andrew Brandt September 2014

    The revisions to Virginia student-athlete concussion law this past spring seemed straightforward enough, but an overlooked amendment included in the law is catching some by surprise.

  • High School AD Pleads Guilty to Bid-Rigging

    by Andrew Brandt September 2014

    Fitzgerald Barnes, athletic director at Monticello High School in Charlottesville, Va., pleaded guilty to embezzling money from federal taxpayers on Friday in federal court.