high school sports


Friday Night Lights Out: The Case for Abolishing High School Football

A Nevada school board candidate wants to eliminate high school football, and a handful of others are making a medical, ethical, and financial case against America's favorite prep sport. Their arguments are unpopular. But are they right?
Patrick Hruby
allen iverson

The Brief, Brilliant Football Career of Allen Iverson

Before Allen Iverson could change the NBA, he had to change sports. In his native Virginia, his legacy as a football player is still the stuff of myth.
Tim Casey
transgender athletes

A Girl in the Boys' Locker Room

I don't regret growing up as an athlete. But not everything about sports is healthy, and for me, as a transgender woman, the locker room was toxic.
Katelyn Burns

Team USA's First Trans Athlete on the Future of Equality in Sports

"It's one thing for me to address the issue at a national level, but in many cases for the local level, it takes a student to challenge it, and that takes a lot of courage."
Madeline Moitozo
nba draft 2016

Meet the Sports Psychologist Training the Minds of the NBA's Top Draft Prospects

Graham Betchart built a career as a "mental skills" coach for top NBA draft prospects like Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns. Now he's trying to build a brand.
Matthew Giles

Ball is Life: How Three High Flying Brothers Led America's Top High School Hoops Team

The Ball brothers are UCLA and NBA bound. But first they led Chino Hills to an undefeated season and a California state high school basketball championship.
Louis Keene

My Short-Lived Career as a Teenaged Female Wrestler

I wrestled boys. I wrestled girls. I wrestled anything, and everything, remotely within my weight class. I failed every time.
Megan Koester