• Former HS Soccer Coach Pleads Guilty to Misconduct

    by Paul Walsh February 2017

    A onetime girls soccer coach for Champlin Park High School has agreed to plead guilty to sexual misconduct involving a 13-year-old boy in his north metro bedroom, with the possibility that the case will later be dismissed. Rebecca L. Noonan, 33, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty last week in Anoka County District Court to fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with her having intercourse with the boy in his Ramsey home in August or September 2014 while his mother was away.

  • HS Spent $51K in One Month on Hazing Defense Lawyers

    by Bob Susnjara February 2017

    Nearly $51,000 in legal work was billed in one month related to allegations of hazing by members of Lake Zurich High School football team last fall, documents show. Billing for what the Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick and Kohn law firm of Arlington Heights called a "football hazing investigation" started Nov. 2, according to documents received from Lake Zurich Unit District 95 through a Daily Herald open-records request. About 235 hours of legal work for November cost $50,635, according to the only available bills sent to District 95. The law firm charged another $215 for travel expenses.

  • Chickenpox Breakout Forces HS Hoops Cancellations

    by Travis Williams February 2017

    Multiple cases of chicken pox have led to the cancellation of boys basketball games at Auburn High School this week.

  • California Schools Short of Full-Time Athletic Trainers

    by Jason Scott February 2017

    High school athletic trainers are an important part of the student-athlete experience, providing services that enhance athlete safety that include preventive and emergency care. But in California, 80 percent of high schools don’t employ an athletic trainer full-time, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.

  • Rival Schools Team Up to Support Sick Athlete

    by Zach Duncan February 2017

    The small towns of Bryson and Newcastle are teaming up to support one of their own Tuesday night during the girls and boys basketball games.

  • High School Reveals Plans for New Track

    by Megan Erbacher February 2017

    After "quite some time," Bosse High School track and field students will be able to host meets starting next school year.

  • High School Sports Go Live Online

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    With approximately 2.5 million high school sporting events hosted around the country every year, and more than 8 million American student-athletes, the potential revenue from live streaming of high school sports is estimated by PlayOn! Sports at $2 billion annually.

  • Abuse Reporting Laws Revised Following Ooltewah Case

    by Kendi Anderson February 2017

    Hamilton County lawmakers are rewriting Tennessee's child abuse reporting laws to clarify and strengthen the language in response to the 2015 Ooltewah High School rape case.

  • School Seeks to Build ‘Better Athletes, Better People’

    by Jason Scott February 2017

    On Tuesday, officials at the La Cañada Unified School District in California supported a program called the Positive Coaching Alliance that they hope will change the culture surrounding athletics for the better.

  • Judge Puts Hold on NMAA Mandated HS Forfeits

    by Dan Spears February 2017

    On Thursday morning, the league office decided to flip the result of UNCW's 39-point loss at College of Charleston on Sunday, Jan. 8, as well as a win for the Cougars against William & Mary two days earlier, after an investigation into improper basketballs used in those games.