high school sports

transgender
November 29, 2023

Florida high school principal reassigned amid transgender athlete’s participation

A Florida principal, as well as several staff members, have been reassigned to non-school sites pending an investigation of "improper student participation in sports" involving a transgender student, according to a statement from Broward County Publi...


massachusetts
November 28, 2023

Massachusetts school files incident report about referee

A Massachusetts athletic department has filed an incident report with the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) after a referee's response to an injured player during a girls' soccer state semifinal loss. Dover-Sherborn High Sc...


south dakota
November 28, 2023

Univ. of South Dakota, SDHSAA team up to train new officials

The University of South Dakota has teamed up with the South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) to help train sports officials and combat the ongoing referee shortage. There are currently a little more than 1,600 officials in the st...


boycott
November 15, 2023

California high school soccer refs boycott for higher pay

For months, high school officials in Southern California have been threatening to boycott their assignments if they did not get a fee increase from the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section. On November 13, the officials sta...


wvssac
November 15, 2023

WVSSAC student-athlete transfer rule draws questions

New transfer rules in the West Virginia Secondary Schools Athletic Commission (WVSSAC) set by the state legislature are drawing attention at the start of the winter sports season. Under the new rules, high school student-athletes are allowed to sw...


massachusetts
November 6, 2023

Massachusetts superintendent calls for change after boy’s shot causes facial damage

A Massachusetts superintendent is looking for changes within the sport of field hockey after a girl was hit in the mouth by a shot from a boy on an opposing team during a playoff match last week. During the third quarter of the Massachusetts Inter...


michigan
October 24, 2023

Michigan closer to approving NIL for high school athletes

Michigan could become the 35th state to allow high school student-athletes to profit off of their Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL). Last week, the Michigan House passed a bill that would prohibit athletic associations and schools from not allowing ...


participation
August 31, 2023

High school sports participation rises back to pre-pandemic levels

Participation in high school sports eclipsed 7.8 million in the 2022-23 school year, reflecting a sharp increase from the previous year. The NFHS completed its High School Athletics Participation Survey for a second time after the pandemic interru...