March 15, 2017
After a few incidents of parents attending games who were already under the influence of alcohol, or with alcohol to consume during the game, the principal at Fairhope (Ala.) High School took a proactive approach. Rather than waiting for a major incident, parents were emailed to remind them of the policy on alcohol.
“As a principal, you just want to take care of it before something happens and you just never know,” Jon Cardwell, Fairhope High School Principal, told FOX10TV.
March 15, 2017
School officials from Memphis (Tenn.) East High School asked the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association Board of Control for a waiver to allow its nationally-ranked boys' basketball team to play in the Dick's Sporting Goods National Tournament. According to an article from the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the request was denied.
After receiving word that the appeal was turned down, Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson, reacted quickly on Twitter.
“Very disappointed that @... more
March 13, 2017
All players from two Alabama high school baseball teams have been suspended following an in-game incident. Both squads will forfeit the next 20 percent of their games. The teams are also being fined ejection fees. Pratville High School’s total will be $2,200 and Marbury High School will pay $1,800 after reductions if players take sportsmanship training within 10 days.
The incident started when Marbury’s catcher tagged out a runner on a legal slide play at home plate. Along with a verbal... more
March 13, 2017
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March 12, 2017
Starting this spring, the Anchorage (Alaska) School District is replacing its competitive cheerleading team with stunt cheer. This will be separate from sideline cheer.
With stunt cheer, student-athletes will focus on the technical and athletic aspects relating to cheerleading. Some examples of stunt cheer maneuvers include gymnastics, tumbling, and other stunts.
March 10, 2017
At La Jolla High School in San Diego, Calif., community residents are not happy with the school's new policy of charging rent for the use of its track and field facility. According to La Jolla Light, in November 2016, it was announced that residents who wanted to use the facility would have to rent it, resulting in a group of about 30 people forming to lobby for free access.
Charles Podhorsky, principal of La Jolla High School, said the school rented out facilities to ensure that those using... more