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FHSAA
January 25, 2023

New Proposal Would Allow Prayers before FHSAA Events

As a federal appeals court prepares to hear arguments in a long-running dispute about the issue, a Florida state senator filed a proposal last week that could allow high schools of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) to offer prayers...


FHSAA
October 10, 2022

Florida School Sports Health Form Inquires About Women’s Periods

Concerns have risen about an alleged rule impacting female high school student-athletes in Florida. News outlets and some people on social media have claimed that female student-athletes in the Sunshine State have to report their menstrua...


fhsaa
June 9, 2021

Proposal to FHSAA Wants to Block Middle School Athletes from Varsity Sports

The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) brought forth a proposal to its board of directors that would prohibit middle school athletes from competing on high school teams. The proposal, submitted by Merritt Island athletic director Jef...


florida
April 22, 2021

Florida Transgender Athlete Bill May Be Off Table For 2021

Florida lawmakers said this week that a bill to ban transgender females from girls' and womens' high school and college sports may have hit a roadblock this week. According to a recent report from The Orlando Sentinel, a key senator noted there wa...


florida
December 9, 2020

Florida Football Coach Fired Following Post-Game Fight

A Florida high school football coach has been fired following his program's punishment for its role in a playoff postgame altercation in late November. Rich Bedesem, in his fifth season at Wekiva (FL) High School in the Orlando area, confirmed his...


organizations
July 22, 2020

State Organizations Announce Start Dates for Fall Sports

A few state high school athletic organizations have announced tentative start dates for the fall sports season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), the Florida High School Athletic Association ...


fhsaa
June 10, 2020

FHSAA To Add Girls Wrestling, Sand Volleyball in 2021-22

Women sports will be expanding in Florida for the 2021-22 school year. The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) announced on Tuesday, June 9 that the board of directors voted unanimously to sanction girls wrestling and will recognize sand...


June 8, 2017

Judge rules against Florida school in pregame prayer case

A federal judge has ruled against a Florida school that claimed its constitutional rights were violated when it was prevented from using the loudspeaker for prayer prior to a 2015 football game. U.S. District Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell de...