new york

antisemitic
January 8, 2024

NYC girls basketball team used antisemitic language towards Jewish team

A high school girls basketball game in New York City was cut short when players from Roosevelt High School used antisemitic language towards players on the Leffell School. Last week, the two schools faced off in a non-league contest before the Lef...


synthetic turf
January 8, 2024

New Paltz parents urge district to move away from synthetic turf upgrades

New York parents and community members are urging a school district to avoid the use of synthetic turf when upgrading its athletic facilities in the future. Nearly 100 parents and residents of the New Paltz (NY) Central School District (NPCSD) sub...


school
May 30, 2023

High school baseball team loses state title on dropped third strike gaffe

A New York high school baseball team committed a mental gaffe during a state championship game that resulted in the opposing team winning in walk-off fashion. Hornell High School was a strike away from winning the Section V Class B1 state title ag...


nysphsaa
October 17, 2022

Reigning NYSPHSAA Champion Football Team Forfeits Wins Due To Clerical Error

A New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) reigning champion football team is forced to forfeit all of its wins this season due to a clerical error. Bennett High School is the reigning NYSPHAA AA champion and is the highes...


nebraska
August 31, 2022

Referee Shortages Affecting Fall Sports in Multiple States

Parts of Maine, Tennessee, New York, and Minnesota are seeing the early signs of strain in their fall sports seasons due to the ongoing referee shortages facing the country currently. As the calendar turns from August to September, the fall sports...


petition
January 17, 2022

NY Cheerleaders Petition State to Move Championships Over Vaccine Mandate

Nearly 12,000 people have signed an online petition encouraging the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) to move its competitive cheerleading competition because of a vaccine requirement at Rochester Institute of Technolo...


new york
August 16, 2021

New York Education Depart. Recommends Canceling Football in High COVID Areas

Late last week, the New York State Education Department recommended canceling football and other high-risk sports in areas with high COVID-19 transmission rates, "unless all participants are fully vaccinated." When the Empire State's education dep...


nysphsaa
November 10, 2020

NYSPHSAA Upholds Play of Low/Moderate-Risk Sports

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) OK'd the play of low- and moderate-risk sports in the winter, but high-risk sports remain on hold. According to a report from The Post Star, the NYSPHSAA approved the go-ahead f...