List of ejections and fines released by AHSAA

Published 9:58 pm Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Alabama High School Athletic Association released its list of schools with fines and ejections for the 2015-2016 school year. Every middle school and high school from Dallas County was on the list for a number of different reasons.

The largest fine was for Dallas County High School and was administered Sept. 21 — just three days after a skirmish between football players at Sumter Central and Dallas County put a damper on a Hornets’ win. The fine was for $500.

Selma High School received a $100 fine for an ejection. The ruling was administered on Sept. 21 and was for unsportsmanlike conduct of a student. According to the AHSAA guidelines on unsportsmanlike conduct, the fine for an ejection is originally $300 but can be reduced to $100 if an athlete takes an online STAR behavioral course and payment is made within 10 days of the date of the ejection.

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Keith, Southside and Ellwood Christian were fined $300 for a head coach not attending a rules clinic. Southside and Ellwood’s rule violations occurred in baseball, while Keith’s was for track and field.

The AHSAA handbook says “All head coaches of high school teams and the highest level of junior high/middle school teams are required to attend a rules clinic at All-Star Sports Week or online. Coaches failing to comply will be fined as follows: $300 for high school coaches and $50 for junior high/middle school coaches.”

Several middle schools also incurred fines during the 2015-2016 school year.

Martin Middle School received a $150 fine for breaking the AHSAA’s championship participation rule in April. The fine is related to the school’s track and field team.

According to the AHSAA handbook, the participation rule reads “A school that sponsors a team or an individual in any sport competition must participate in the championship program of that sport unless the school is not eligible for the championship program at that time.”

R.B. Hudson Middle School was fined $50 for its head baseball coach not attending a rules clinic. Tipton-Durant Middle School was fined $125 in November for school audits. The AHSAA has a list on its website for documents that must be in the school’s principal office and readily accessible to AHSAA auditors.

The items on that list include a student’s birth certificate, student concussion history form, student release form, student pre-participation physical form, student STAR Sportsmanship completion form and other documents for coaches.