Tuesday, November, 01, 2016
Death Brings New Scrutiny to HS Sideline Restrictions
Recent events and a history of near-misses has high schools taking a hard look at their sideline regulations and who really needs to be standing there. During a game last month between Scranton (Ohio) Prep and Valley View, coach and statistician Anthony Cantafio of Scranton Prep fell and hit his head on an asphalt track circling the field when a Valley View football player was run out of bounds. He was rendered unconscious and later died from the injury.
Monday, October, 31, 2016
Cheerleaders Direct Offensive Taunt to Hillsboro 'Indians'
Cheerleaders at an Ohio high school made headlines recently for a banner that many found offensive. In celebration of their last scheduled game of the season against the Hillsboro (Ohio) Indians, the cheerleading squad for McClain High School unrolled a homemade banner that went a step beyond the usual level of intimidation banter between rivals. The banner read, “Hey Indians, get ready for a Trail of Tears, part two.”
Friday, October, 28, 2016
Female Athlete Refuses Testing, Denied Membership
Allison Rogers, 13, of Ethical Culture Fieldstone School in New York, has been denied a second season on her middle school football team because she refuses to retake a series of fitness tests required by New York state for participation in mixed-gender sports — required for girls, that is.
Thursday, October, 27, 2016
Accused U. of Minnesota Players Barred from Stadium
Five University of Minnesota football players barred from their home stadium after being served a restraining order are scheduled to appear again in court on November 2, just three days prior to the Golden Gophers’ next home game.
Wednesday, October, 26, 2016
Management Company Gives Little Leaguers Run-Around
As the autumn days get shorter in St. Petersburg (Fla.), little leaguers are faced with the spooky prospect of playing out the rest of the season in the dark, if the St. Petersburg Little League can’t get the money together to pay their electric bill. The monthly cost to run the floodlights at the field is around $1,000.
Tuesday, October, 25, 2016
NAACP Calls for Federal Investigation of HS 'Hate Crime'
At a conference Monday, Derrick Johnson, president of the Mississippi chapter of the NAACP, addressed the press concerning a recent incident involving an African-American member of the Wiggins football team and a noose. On October 13, a player was allegedly attacked in the boys’ locker room at Stone County High School in Wiggins on October 13, when another player threw a noose around his neck and tightened it.
Monday, October, 24, 2016
Can Underwater Surveillance Help Prevent Drownings?
The city of Edmonton has recently issued a Request for Proposal for the installation of underwater cameras in response to concern over their growing drowning rates. The cameras, also called an Underwater Drowning Prevention System, are a relatively new technology that aid in surveillance and recognition of emergency situations.
Friday, October, 21, 2016
District Drops Insurance Policy, Students Left with Bill
As a consequence of budget cuts finalized in spring of 2016, Paterson (N.J.) Public Schools has dropped accident insurance that previously covered accidental injury to students and student-athletes while on school grounds or attending school functions.
Thursday, October, 20, 2016
HS Coach Dismissed, Students Walk Out in Protest
High school football coach and athletic director Eric Hernandez of Brooks Academy in San Antonio has been dismissed mid-season without any public explanation. His sudden departure was met with widespread discontent by students and parents alike, as Hernandez was generally well-liked and has had a successful run as athletic director at the academy.
Wednesday, October, 19, 2016
Experts Prescribe Active Rehab for Concussion Patients
In October 2015, a grant from the NFL Foundation was given to fund a two-day meeting of the nation’s leading experts in the fields of concussion research, treatment and care. Experts gathered at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to discuss new leads in the active treatment of concussion patients and prepared to share with the nation the agreed-upon best practices. The result was a Statement of Agreement publication in which experts pooled their knowledge and experience regarding the best treatments and therapies for concussion patients.