• Soccer Player, Team Punished After Punch

    by Chris Thomas April 2016

    A Lenoir City High School boys soccer player has been banned from playing any sport for the school through graduation for “striking a Farragut player with a closed fist” in the side of the head during a game played at Lenoir City on Tuesday.

  • HS Students Chant 'Build a Wall' at Minority Soccer Players

    by Colorado Springs Gazette April 2016

    Students who directing racially derogatory chants at female high school soccer players during a recent varsity game in Wisconsin, including references to Donald Trump's vow to clamp down on illegal immigration from Mexico, will be disciplined, according to a school district official. Elkhorn district administrator Jason Tadlock said Monday school officials who investigated the incident found three elementary school girls who were sitting near Beloit Memorial fans chanted "Trump, build a wall." He said two male high school students yelled "Trump" back and forth four to five times. Beloit coach Brian Denu told WISC-TV (http://bit. Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette

  • Opinion: Corrupt Coaches Ruining College Basketball

    by Scott M. Reid April 2016

    More than any other school, North Carolina, for decades one of the world's truly great public institutions, has come to symbolize the college basketball's ugly side, the real March Madness.

  • Opinion: Old School Sportsmanship Never Out of Style

    by Steve Christilaw March 2016

    I have the utmost respect for those athletes who take the game seriously and treat it with the respect it so richly deserves. It's called sportsmanship - and that's a real word. You can look it up. No, please. Look it up.

  • Opinion: Punishment for HS Chants Missed the Mark

    by Steve Buckley March 2016

    We're supposed to be surprised that a local high school banned its students from attending a championship basketball game last night in the aftermath of a nasty, immature, offensive name-calling episode?

  • Opinion: Poor Spectator Behavior Ruining Prep Sports

    by Jay Hutchinson March 2016

    This past week, I attended the UHSAA 4A and 5A basketball championships at the University of Utah along with hundreds of other fellow prep sports enthusiasts. Unfortunately, I am concerned that many spectators' behavior ran contrary to this important value.

  • HS Denies Alleged Racist Remarks at Hoops Tournament

    by Trevor Phibbs March 2016

    Emery High School has rejected claims of racism made against the school and its fans by Summit Academy players and coaches who said they endured racially-loaded insults and physical threats during and after a Class 2A semifinal game between the two schools last month in Richfield. Emery principal Larry Davis said in a statement released late last week that an internal investigation conducted by the school confirmed one instance of"inappropriate" behavior, and he acknowledged there may have been other possible isolated incidents. But he denied claims by Summit Academy coaches Evric Gray and Hector Marquez, and three of their players, who said they were the victims of multiple racially-motivated attacks by Emery team members or fans on Feb. 26.

  • Opinion: Hostile Chants Hurt High School Hoops

    by Marlen Garcia March 2016

    In the aftermath of a high school basketball game between Catholic schools in northwest Indiana that became racially charged, officials tried to say the right things. Administrators from Andrean High School in Merrillville and Bishop Noll Institute in Hammond issued statements about sportsmanship and teachable moments.

  • High School Alleges Racial Slurs During Basketball Tourney

    by Amy Donaldson March 2016

    Sam Velez said he's never experienced anything like he did this past weekend at the 2A state basketball tournament in Richfield. But his teammate, Darrin Gethers, said he's experienced similar incidents during football season and region competition this school year. The Summit Academy basketball players and their coaches said they were the victims of racial slurs while competing for the 2A state basketball title at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield Friday and Saturday night. While the most serious incident occurred after the tournament at a local convenience store and involved adults - not other students - Summit Academy coach Evric Gray said school administrators and Utah High School Activities Association officials need to be more proactive about eliminating the incidents.

  • HS Students Suspended for Racial Heckling at Game

    by Record Searchlight February 2016

    Students and staff at Redding’s University Preparatory School are “embarrassed” by racially derogatory signs and heckling at a basketball game against a predominately Hispanic school last week, Principal and Superintendent Shelle Peterson said Thursday, vowing “this is never going to happen again.”