• Wisconsin to Realign HS Football Conferences Statewide

    by Paul Steinbach April 2019

    The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association has voted unanimously to implement statewide football-only conference alignment.

  • High School Bleachers Closed Following Inspection

    by Jason Scott April 2019

    Engineers and the building department in the town of Greenwich, Conn., have come to a concerning conclusion: the bleachers at Greenwich High School were not built to code when they were installed 50 years ago.

  • Justin Seuser Shares Dual Perspective as AD, Official

    by Paul Steinbach April 2019

    Mike McCarthy made headlines months after being fired from the Green Bay Packers sidelines when in February the former NFL head coach berated a crew of high school basketball officials as they exited a gym in Pulaski, Wis. It was the latest video evidence of the type of verbal abuse that has caused the average official to quit the job within three years of starting, leading to a nationwide shortage of officials and prompting state athletic associations to attempt to quell fan rage through "Cool It!" campaigns. Justin Seuser has seen it firsthand from multiple angles — as athletic director at Buhler (Kan.) High School and as a collegiate basketball official. AB senior editor Paul Steinbach asked for Seuser's perspective on both professions and the problem of fan behavior.

  • Ball Field Damaged by Gasoline-Fire 'Drying' Attempt

    by Jason Scott April 2019

    A Connecticut baseball field was severely damaged when someone poured gasoline on the infield and lit it on fire in an attempt to dry it more quickly.

  • Referendum Reinstates High School Sports

    by Jason Scott April 2019

    Just a day after voters approved a $140 million bond referendum, an Illinois high school district voted unanimously to reinstate sports that were previously cut from the budget.

  • NYSPHSAA to Hold First Mental Health Awareness Week

    by Jason Scott April 2019

    The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announced its plans to hold its first-ever Mental Health Awareness Week, created by the organization’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

  • Coach Contaminates Baseball Field, Causing Closure

    by Jason Scott April 2019

    A high school baseball field has been closed due to soil contamination allegedly caused by a school baseball coach.

  • Citing Harassment, Successful HS Coach Resigns

    by Jason Scott March 2019

    After nine years leading the boys' basketball program at Niagara Falls (N.Y.) High School, coach Sal Constantino announced that he’d be resigning his position. His reason? Community harassment.

  • AD Who Used Hitler in Leadership Speech Suspended

    by Paul Steinbach March 2019

    Joe Piro, the highly respected high school athletic director who evoked Adolf Hitler during a speech on leadership, has been suspended.

  • South Bend Schools Describe Position Replacing ADs

    by Paul Steinbach March 2019

    The Board of School Trustees for South Bend Community School Corporation approved the job description for the new dean of students/athletics position during a meeting Monday, according to a report by ABC News affiliate WBND.