Soccer is usually one of the more low key high school sports but not when goalie Jared Henry plays. During a game, he decided that someone on the opposing team displayed what he deemed to be poor sportsmanship. What’s an 18yo to do? Go in for the kill, of course.
After being held back not once, but twice, Henry charged again only to be tackled by Brian Reilly. Not one to be restrained, Henry lashed out and broke Reilly’s 2 front teeth in half. At this point, only “rampant use” of pepper spray could stop the 10 member brawl. Needless to say, Henry is now ineligible to play any sports & is facing felony charges.
According to the Associated Press and the Gainesville Sun, the violence that led to the charges against Hendry followed the goalie’s attempts to break through the attempted restraint of his teammates and Suwannee coach B.J. Shirah. After being held back twice, Hendry chased after a particular Trinity player, only to be tackled by Reilly in an attempt to hold him at bay.
Instead, Hendry whirled and struck Reilly in the face, breaking his two front teeth in half, sending Reilly to his dentist and Hendry to the emergency room, where he was to be checked for potential stitches in the hand with which he threw the punch, after the fight was broken up with the rampant use of pepper spray by a school official.
Five seniors from the Needham High School girls soccer team have been suspended as a result of an alleged hazing incident where younger players were blindfolded, lead around with dog leashes and then had pies thrown in their faces. Not the worst thing we’ve ever heard of in a HS hazing incident (no one shoved pine cones up anyone’s backsides) but it still violated the school’s–and the state’s–hazing policies.
Of course, the parents responded the way you would expect: they went to court to have an injunction filed against the school so the seniors could play in the state tournament. No acknowledgment of the violation of the rules, no apologies, just getting lawyered up. Fortunately, a judge didn’t see things their way, the parents lost their case and their little snowflakes got suspended and the team lost 7-1 in the tournament.
The moral to this story? If your school has a policy that says no hazing . . . THEN DON’T HAZE SOMEONE!
Five soccer players at a Needham, Mass., high school have been suspended after accusations of blindfolding younger teammates and dragging the girls along the field with dog leashes. The varsity players — four seniors and a freshman — reportedly concluded the Oct. 29 hazing incident by throwing pies in their teammates’ faces, according to local media. Their coach was put on leave for not reporting the incident immediately, the school told The Boston Globe.
On Tuesday, the suspended girls’ parents went to court seeking an injunction that would allow the girls to play in Tuesday night’s state tournament match, but a judge refused to overturn the school’s decision. Needham lost the match against Brockton High School 7-1. Documents filed Monday in Norfolk Superior Court said the allegations stemmed from “an initiation ritual of new team members” after the team advanced in the Bay State Conference, according to the Globe.
It wasn’t until a week later that players’ parents received an email from Needham High School principal Jonathan D. Pizzi, the court papers said. The email, sent last Friday, said the school was investigating “an alleged incident of serious misbehavior” and banned the team from practicing for the entire weekend.
Hazing allegations on Mass. girls’ soccer team sideline players (MSNBC)
According to Wadsworth Superintendent Dale Fortner, a high school student is now in hot water for “streaking” across the field during a school soccer game. Tuesday night, the Wadsworth High School boys soccer team hosted a game at home. Just as the clock ran out, a man in a ski-mask went sprinting down the sidelines. Seconds later, the streaker hopped the fence and took off.
Students who were lining the sidelines during the end of the game say they had an idea something big was about to happen. One soccer player told FOX 8, “He had the button pants on. He just ripped them off and ran across the field.” Elizabeth Greissing was there to watch her grandson’s game. She said, “I couldn’t figure out what was going on. All I saw was somebody running down the way and then next thing I knew it was over and done.”