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high school sports

December 13, 2017

New Jersey high school steroid testing yields one positive result

New Jersey's random drug testing program for high school athletes yielded just one positive result during the 2016-17 school year. The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) tested 502 student-athletes in six boys and seven...


October 27, 2017

Alabama high school told to quit broadcasting pregame prayer

An Alabama high school this week was ordered by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) to quit broadcasting a pregame prayer at football games. The FFRF sent a letter Monday to Mobile County Public Schools Superintendent Martha Peek, notifyin...


October 23, 2017

Researchers say concussion laws are making a difference

A new analysis published by the American Journal of Public Health has found that laws and other preventative measures used in the fight against concussions are making a difference. [caption id="attachment_14540" align="alignright" width="252"] P...


October 20, 2017

Texas increases pay for high school referees

Texas' athletic association is increasing pay for high school sports referees, an effort to combat the sharp decline in those interesting in officiating games. According to the San Antonio Express-News, the University Interscholastic League's (UIL...


October 20, 2017

Eight keys to coaching Millennial athletes

Are today's athletes different than years past? Do you at times feel a little disconnected from the current generation? If you are like many coaches, teachers and parents, you sense that today's generation is a bit different. Fortunately, you don'...


October 20, 2017

Massachusetts lawmakers reviewing concussion proposals

Massachusetts' Joint Committee on Public Health began hearing testimony this week on a number of proposals that would address concussions in high school and youth sports. Six different bills have been put forward by state lawmakers. One would cre...


October 16, 2017

Poll: How should HS coaches who illegally recruit be punished?

From time to time, high school coaches throughout the nation are suspended or fired after reports that they illegally recruited players from another school. Punishments vary from one case to another, so we wanted to hear what coaches thought. In o...


October 5, 2017

The Rise of Esports: Competitive gaming growing in popularity

The word “athlete” likely doesn’t conjure images of teenagers planted in front of a computer screen, vigorously clicking away at their keyboards and mice. But competitive gamers across Illinois are determined to change that. The esports ...