high school football http://michiganradio.org en Ann Arbor high school football players show better sportsmanship than coaches http://michiganradio.org/post/ann-arbor-high-school-football-players-show-better-sportsmanship-coaches <p>Last week, the Ann Arbor Pioneer high school football team went across town to play long-time rival Ann Arbor Huron.&nbsp; It wasn’t the players’ performance during the game that made news, however, but the coaches’ behavior afterward. &nbsp;And the news wasn’t good.</p><p>Ann Arbor Pioneer came into the annual rivalry with Ann Arbor Huron, sporting a solid 4-3 record and a good chance to make the playoffs.&nbsp; Huron hadn’t won a game all year, and was simply playing out the season.&nbsp; The only stakes were bragging rights – and even those weren’t much in question.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:06:18 +0000 John U. Bacon 9519 at http://michiganradio.org Ann Arbor high school football players show better sportsmanship than coaches New legislation attempts to curtail concussions http://michiganradio.org/post/new-legislation-attempts-curtail-concussions <p>Michigan's legislators have moved to protect student athletes from concussions. The AP has more:</p><blockquote><p>The Senate on Tuesday passed measures requiring the Michigan Department of Community Health to develop educational materials and training for athletes, parents and coaches on concussion-related injuries and treatments.</p><p></p><p>The materials would identify the nature and risk of concussions and criteria for removing athletes from activity when they're suspected of having a concussion.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:19:10 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 9230 at http://michiganradio.org New legislation attempts to curtail concussions After a two year fight, Down Syndrome athlete wins right to play senior season http://michiganradio.org/post/after-two-year-fight-down-syndrome-athlete-wins-right-play-senior-season <p></p><p>After more than two years of campaigning, a high-schooler with Down Syndrome will be able to play football his senior year. His family fought to create an age waiver for athletes with disabilities.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Eric Dompierre of Ishpeming has played with his team the last three years. He&#39;s a kicker, practices twice a day, and even asked for a Bowflex for Christmas to keep training.&nbsp; But now he&#39;s 19, past the state age-limit for high school athletics.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 20:46:40 +0000 Kate Wells 8640 at http://michiganradio.org After a two year fight, Down Syndrome athlete wins right to play senior season