high school sports

tennessee
January 3, 2024

Tennessee teacher, coach accused of sexual harassment

A Tennessee high school teacher and baseball coach has been under investigation and subsequently disciplined following allegations of inappropriate conduct toward female students. Jacob Witter, who taught at Rockwood (TN) High School and coached b...


alabama
December 13, 2023

Alabama bill would allow NIL for high school athletes

An Alabama state representative has proposed a bill that would allow high school student-athletes to be compensated for their name, image, and likeness (NIL) without losing eligibility. Rep. Jeremy Gray (D-Opelika) introduced House Bill 25, which ...


concussion
December 6, 2023

Get proactive about student-athlete concussions

Most people have seen the headlines about concussions as a common sports injury—and, naturally, parents of athletes may have concerns. A large misconception in sports is that previous concussions are to be blamed for ongoing headaches, blurred visi...


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...