The Senate unanimously voted 54 to 0 Thursday to require the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) to publish yearly financial reports in order for schools to participate in their events. The GHSA is a voluntary organization of about 400 schools across the state. Schools pay dues to join the GHSA, which in turn, hosts the state playoffs and championships for everything from dramatic competitions to football and other sports.
State authorities in Georgia say they're investigating the death of a high school player who suffered a spinal cord injury during a preseason football game near Atlanta. Medical Examiner's officials said 16-year-old De'Antre Turman fractured a vertebrae in his upper spinal cord during a scrimmage Friday night about 15 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta.
The executive committee of the Georgia High School Association could change high school football as we know it at their biannual meeting in Macon on Monday, allowing their more public and private schools to meet on the field.
A new mandated heat-conditioning period has many Georgia football programs starting practices a week early. They want players ready to practice in pads starting Wednesday, the first day it’s allowed. New Georgia High School Association rules mandate each football player gets five days of practices limited to two hours before he can even put on pads. The idea is to give athletes a chance to acclimate to the heat, humidity and intense activity.
The Georgia High School Association has approved new requirements designed to help high school football players cope with the heat during summer practices. The heat policy gives each athlete five days of practice with no pads to get used to the heat, humidity and intense activity.
The two schools involved in a post-game brawl that left a high school football coach severely injured will now play in different subregions. The Georgia High School Association's Reclassification Committee decided to separate Hancock Central and Warren County after the fight.
The Georgia High School Association will have separate playoffs for public and private schools in its smallest classification, a change that likely ends a move by some public schools to break off and form a new sports group. More than 30 schools will decide by Friday if they still want to leave.
Officials from dozens of schools are discussing the possibility of leaving the Georgia High School Association. The group of mostly smaller schools scattered across south Georgia met in Rochelle on Tuesday to take the next step in breaking away from the group.
Georgia’s high school sports teams now know who they will have to beat to advance to the playoffs starting next fall. The nearly year-long process of revising high school sports classifications is nearing completion now that the Georgia High School Association has unveiled new regional breakdowns.