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Bullying complaint filed after 91-0 high school football score in Texas
CBS News
There was little chance of defeat when two Texas high schools, Aledo's undefeated Bearcats and Fort Worth's Western Hills, faced off on the football field. The final score, 91-0, though, led one parent to file an official complaint of bullying against the entire coaching staff. Aledo ISD administrators say the complaint suggests the coaches should have told players to take it easy on the competition.
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Colorado high schools tackle homophobia and bullying in sports
ABC News
VideoBriefColorado student athletes, coaches and administrators are working together to make videos that combat homophobia and bullying in sports and promote the inclusion of all students. The Colorado High School Activities Association has partnered with the You Can Play project to raise awareness about issues that have long been a problem in sports.
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Ohio high school football player's poem suspension is cut short
Nick Andre called his poem "Stupid." Officials at his Ohio high school called it hazing and harassment. The 16-year-old lineman was kicked off the Rittman High School football team earlier this week after Andre read a lament about his squad's 1-7 season for an English composition class. The kicker: He was suspended from school for four days.
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Participation in high school sports on the rise in California
The Reedley Exponent
Participation in high school sports programs is at an all-time high throughout the state, the California Interscholastic Federation says. The trend is supported by the California Interscholastic Federation's 2013 sports participation survey, which showed a statewide increase of 0.08 percent compared to the 2012 survey. While that number is small, the impact seen on the local level is profound. Coaches for each of Parlier High School's fall sports programs said they have noticed an increase in the number of students participating in athletics.
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    Injuries explode as youths specialize in a single sport
    San Francisco Chronicle via The Republic
    At age 16, Blake Billinger had reconstructive surgery on his ulnar collateral ligament, better known in baseball circles as Tommy John surgery. The procedure has long been common for major-league pitchers with years of wear and tear on their arms, but Billinger's case offers a stark reminder: Teenagers are vulnerable, too.
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    There's more to protein than eggs, beef and chicken breasts — a lot more. And believe it or not, not all of it comes from animals. Some of the tastiest and most affordable proteins are probably sitting in your pantry. Adding muscle-building proteins to your diet — without adding another bland chicken breast — is pretty easy, provided you understand a bit of basic nutrition science.
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