• Coaches Using Technology to Simplify Scouting

    by Mike Lee September 2016

    Hudl is the service most West Texas high school football coaches use to video their games and exchange videos with upcoming opponents via the internet. With online technology, Hudl also allows coaches to easily break down video of their teams and scout opponents' tendencies.

  • Behavioral Issues Force HS Football Staff Shakeup

    by Trevor Phibbs September 2016

    Two Orem High assistant football coaches resigned and a third is expected to after school administration gave them the option to step down or be terminated after the Tigers' game against East on Saturday for violating warnings about their behavior.

  • Judge: Case Against Naked Volunteer Coach Can Proceed

    by Jamie Satterfield September 2016

    An East Tennessee school board is off the legal hook for an incident at a Knoxville hotel in which a volunteer wrestling coach stripped naked in front of the team and forcibly rubbed against a teenager in the pool. The volunteer coach is not. U.S. District Judge Pamela Reeves has tossed out a portion of a civil-rights lawsuit targeting the Greene County Board of Education for legal responsibility for a February 2014 incident in which a naked Deaton Myers, then 19, was left alone to supervise members of the Chuckey-Doak High School wrestling team at a Knoxville Days Inn hotel. The judge refused to dismiss the case against Myers.

  • Committee Supports HS Pitch Limits, Rest Requirements

    by Robert Sanchez September 2016

    A plan to impose daily and weekly limits on the number of pitches Illinois high school baseball players are allowed to throw could take effect this spring. The Illinois High School Association's baseball advisory committee agreed Tuesday to recommend the limits — including 115 pitches per game for varsity pitchers — with an eye toward helping prevent young players from suffering throwing-related injuries caused by overuse.

  • Players in Ooltewah Rape Case Found Guilty

    by Kendi A. Rainwater August 2016

    Three former Ooltewah High School basketball players left the Sevier County Courthouse in handcuffs Tuesday, convicted in the pool-cue rape of their freshman teammate. An 18-year-old was found guilty of aggravated rape and aggravated assault, and the two boys who were 16 at the time of the rape were convicted of aggravated assault, according to two people inside the courtroom.

  • Varsity Football Suspended Due to Lack of Players

    by Rick O'Brien August 2016

    Citing a lack of numbers and experience, administrators at Springfield (Montgomery County) have canceled the remainder of its varsity football season. "The decision was delayed as long as possible in hopes that more students would join the roster," Springfield athletic director Jason Pane said. "At this time, we simply do not have enough players to safely play this year."

  • HS Lowers Gym Fees for Feeder Sports Leagues

    by Susan Sarkauskas August 2016

    Youth sports leagues that want to use gymnasiums at Kaneland High School this fall and winter got a break Monday night on costs.

  • Schools Review Flag Policies After HS Football Incident

    by; August 2016

    As a high school in Greenville County was fending off criticism on social media after students were barred from bringing American flags to a football game over the weekend, local school administrators were reviewing their policies about flags and sporting events.

  • Report: Coach First to Investigate Player Sex Incident

    by Pamela McCabe August 2016

    Documents outlining the results of an investigation into a bathroom sex incident at South Fort Myers High School were released Friday afternoon by the Lee County School District. They include allegations against Anthony Dixon, the head football coach who has been suspended without pay, and Nathan O'Jibway, a teacher who has lost his coaching position.

  • Applications to Officiate HS Football Games Declining

    by Cory Mull and Adam Fisher August 2016

    Officiating does not pay much, usually $65-$80 for a varsity game, nor does it offer much in the way the way of consistency. The SGFOA serves 24 area high schools from Lake Placid to Port Charlotte and all of Lee County. They also serve JV and freshman games across the region.