• Hornet Mascots Face Off in Trademark Dispute

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    Local businessman and long-time resident of Damascus, Md., Victor Furnells had a big idea for the town’s 201st birthday celebration this weekend: paint a 24-foot likeness of the high school’s Swarming Hornet mascot on the side of the water tower.

  • Coach Charged with Assault Tested Positive for HIV

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    A former teacher’s aide and track coach was arrested Friday in Charles County, Md., on two counts of sexual assault and three charges of producing child pornography.

  • Colorado Sees First Female High School Football Coach

    by Andy Berg July 2017

    Colorado's first female high school head football coach has been hired.

    According to a report from Boulder’s Daily Camera, Beth Buglione has signed on as the head football coach at Nederland High School.

    A lifelong football fan, Buglione knows the sport. She played three years at quarterback for the Corvallis Pride in Oregon as part of the Independent Women’s Football League. Buglione eventually went on to become the coach, general manager and owner of the Pride until the team folded in 2009.

    Buglione comes to the Nederland position from a head coaching position at Sheridan High School in Oregon. She told the Daily Camera that she never intended to “put the spotlight on me and to prove that women can do the job… I was just following my passion.”

    The move to hire Buglione was not without controversy. Outgoing coach Aaron Jones’s dismissal late last year was met with outcry from some students and parents in the community. Jones had been coach of the team for 11 years, and a petition to restore him as the team's coach garnered 271 signatures.

    Jones said that he respected the decision that was made to remove him and wishes “nothing but the most success to the Panthers, to Coach B and to my community.”

    Buglione said she appreciated that people wanted Jones to stay and hopes that those “wounds will heal” once the team is “headed in the right direction.” 

  • HS Coaches Fired for Using Team Bus to Buy Beer

    by Jason Scott June 2017

    Two Oklahoma high school basketball coaches were reportedly fired after using a school bus to make a beer run.

  • Maximize Athlete Speed with Revolutionary Training Tools and Techniques (Sponsored)

    by Phil Campbell (M.S., M.A., C-PT) June 2017

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  • Paterson Recruiting Scandal Ends with Suspensions, Fines

    by Andy Berg June 2017

    After months of investigations, the boys and girls basketball teams at Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey, were put on probation after state officials found that the teams had violated state recruiting rules.

  • Alabama Law Prevents School Building Name Changes

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    The Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017, signed into law last month by governor Kay Ivey, complicates the process of changing the names of school facilities dedicated to a person, group, event, movement or military service — a move that complicates potential naming rights deals and facility projects.

  • District Takes Over Athletic Trainer Expense from State

    by Jason Scott June 2017

    The state of Illinois has been without a comprehensive budget for about two years, and it’s starting to cause problems for some public high schools that are taking it upon themselves to pay for athletic trainers if the state won’t.

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    by AB Editors May 2017

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  • The Case for High School Strength Coach Hires

    by Paul Steinbach May 2017

    By the time student-athletes reach the collegiate level, most have gained some measure of elite status — even before a certified strength and conditioning coach has had a chance to assess their talents and influence their trajectory. But what about high school athletes? Physical maturity can vary greatly from ninth grade to 12th grade, or even within the same class of peers. Moreover, the difference in developmental rates between boys and girls ages 14 to 18 is pronounced, not to mention each gender's inherent physical differences.