Category Archives: high school sports

(Almost) Everything that’s wrong with high school sports, in one story

There’s a lot to love about high school sports. Lessons about leadership, commitment, resiliency and more develop on outdoor fields and indoor gymnasiums. Sure, there are concerns. The ever-present fear of concussions or significant injuries guarantees that parents hold their … Continue reading

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The girl beat the boys, and she got nothing

The Worcester Telegram reports that a girl took on the boys and beat them all. And she got nothing. “It’s a real injustice that she wasn’t announced as the winner,” said Robert Dufresne, a volunteer rules official with the Mass. … Continue reading

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The numbers about high school football and head injuries remain sobering

Before we get to the data, a personal thought: I am not arguing here — or anywhere else — that high school football should be banned. Instead, I remain adamant that high school administrators and coaches must demand that no … Continue reading

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High school football ends in forfeit after NINE players suffer concussion-like injuries

The CBC has the story. “We had to forfeit the game for players’ safety and security,” he told CBC News. As of Sunday, he said those four players still had concussion symptoms. …   Scott O’Neal, the coach of the Titans, said his … Continue reading

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Meet the Minnesota high school cross-country athlete who broke the rules, came to the aid of a competitor

KARE-TV has the details. “She was definitely a miracle for me,” says the Windom 8thgrader, still marveling at the 12th grader from another school who came to her rescue at the section cross country meet – and in doing so … Continue reading

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Here’s why Crispus Attucks High School might be your second-favorite football program

The Indianapolis Star examines why the start of the high school football season means perhaps more important at Crispus Attucks than anywhere else. They’re in full pads today, and they’re looking sharp. The helmets are a glittery gold, the facemasks … Continue reading

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Ugly bench-clearing brawl ends Western Pennsylvania high school basketball game

The Beaver County Times has the details and the video. (Watch as parents come down from the stands.) A bench-clearing brawl between the Cornell and Rochester boys basketball teams halted a Section 1-A game midway through the third quarter Friday … Continue reading

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