• Cheer Squad's Body-Shaming Awards Banquet Draws Ire

    by Jason Scott February 2019

    End-of-season awards banquets are a common practice among high school sports teams, to acknowledge and celebrate team and individual accomplishments. They’re not, however, typically used to comment on student-athletes’ bodies. But that’s exactly what one cheer squad’s award ceremony did last March, and it’s landed the school in some hot water.

  • HS Swimmer Competes Despite Harassment Suspension

    by Jason Scott February 2019

    A high school swimmer’s participation in a meet despite an earlier suspension over “substantiated cases of harassment” has caused an uproar in Indiana’s swimming community.

  • Administrative Decision Ends HS Team's Playoff Hopes

    by Jason Scott February 2019

    The Wilmington (Penn.) High School girls’ basketball players were prepared to participate in the district 10 playoffs, until an administrative decision kept the team out.

  • Cheer Coach Resigns After Hosting Snow Day Practice

    by Jason Scott February 2019

    As communities across the country dug out from under massive snowfall, many high schools canceled classes and after-school activities along with them. Some eager sports programs, however, decided not to let the weather interfere with their practice plans.

  • Coach Placed on Leave After Alleged Dodgeball Assault

    by Jason Scott February 2019

    A game of dodgeball in P.E. class got ugly earlier this month, and wound up getting a girls’ high school basketball coach in trouble with police.

  • Weather Causes Logistical Nightmare for Prep ADs

    by Jason Scott February 2019

    High school athletic administrators oftentimes face difficult decisions in the form of budgets, personnel or scheduling issues, but winter weather in the state of Washington is putting another challenge in front of local ADs.

  • Slow Progress on Athletic Facilities Frustrates Some

    by Jason Scott February 2019

    Parents at Lookout Valley (Tenn.) Middle/High School have voiced frustration and concern about the state of the school’s athletic facilities.

  • Bad Behavior Could Get HS Hoops Fans Banned

    by Jason Scott February 2019

    Basketball fans at a New Mexico high school have been warned to be on their best behavior, or risk the right to attend games for the rest of the season.

  • HS Hoops Team Forfeits After Alleged Racist Taunts

    by Jason Scott January 2019

    A California high school boys’ basketball team forfeited a game after accusations of racist behavior came against student fans.

  • Principal Defends Basketball Players' Anthem Kneeling

    by Paul Steinbach January 2019

    Three members of the Chandler (Ariz.) High School boys' basketball team have been taking a knee during the national anthem all season, according to school principal Larry Rother, who defended the players' right to do so.