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July 14, 2017

Florida high school football player dies after suffering heat stroke

A Florida high school football player died Monday, two weeks after suffering a heat stroke during one of the team's offseason workouts. Zachary Polsenberg, 16, collapsed during a June 29 workout, and his body core temperature registered at 107 deg...


May 9, 2017

Fla. baseball team forfeits playoff spot over pitch count violation

A Florida high school baseball team has forfeited its playoff spot after violating new rules that regulate the number of pitches a player can throw in a single game. Bayshore High School won its Class 5A District final, 6-2, but later forfeited t...


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 ...


June 15, 2016

Florida, Texas move to track concussions in schools

Beginning this fall, Florida and Texas will be taking a closer look at concussions in all high school sports. Both states recently approved measures to collect data from schools regarding the number of concussions in each sport. The mandates are ...


June 13, 2016

Fla. considers strength of schedule to decide HS playoff teams

[caption id="attachment_16027" align="alignleft" width="291"] Florida is considering changes to how high school football teams make the playoffs. | Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] Florida's athletic association this week will discuss potential chan...


June 7, 2016

Florida limits live contact during HS football practices

Florida's athletic association announced Monday new limits on how much contact high school football teams can have during their practices. According to a statement from the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA), live contact will be lim...


February 1, 2016

Florida bills create ‘free agency’ concerns in schools

Schools in Florida are concerned that bills advancing through the House and Senate could lead to a "free agency" system in high school sports. In January, legislators proposed three bills that could change high school sports across the state. Amon...


January 27, 2016

Fla. school threatens legal action over prayer at football game

The Texas-based Liberty Institute is threatening to file a lawsuit on behalf of a Florida school that was barred from praying over the loudspeaker at last month's football state title game. According to WFLA in Tampa, Cambridge Christian is askin...