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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...


January 18, 2017

Florida HS football team forced to forfeit state championship

A Florida high school football team this week was forced to forfeit all of its wins and state title from the 2016 season after state officials discovered the team used an ineligible player. Pahokee High School, north of Fort Lauderdale, finished ...


November 29, 2016

Florida adopts new high school football playoff point system

Florida high school football has adopted a new system for determining how teams are seeded for the postseason. Beginning with the 2017 season, teams will earn anywhere from 15 to 50 points depending on who they play and how they fare. Bonus points...


October 4, 2016

Florida Christian school files lawsuit over pregame prayer

A Christian school in Florida has filed a lawsuit against the state athletic association, a move prompted by an incident late last year when its football team was prevented from leading fans in prayer over a stadium loudspeaker. Cambridge Christi...