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CHS imposes penalties for ineligible player

The TSSAA has accepted Clinton High School’s self-imposed penalties for allowing a student who was not currently enrolled at Clinton to participate in a spring scrimmage and practice with the team.

The Clinton High administration self-reported the violation to the state.

Further, CHS self-imposed a loss of one week of practice in the fall and reduced its number of preseason scrimmages from four to two.  The week of practice that will be given up is August 7th-11th, according to the letter.

According to a letter from the TSSAA to Athletic Director Brad Collette, citing information provided by the school, the player in question moved into the Clinton High School had zone and was accepted to the school for the 2017-18 school year, but decided to finish the school year at his current school.

That player has been ruled ineligible to participate in any athletics at Clinton for at least one school year.

The administration will be given the chance to ask the TSSAA Board of Control for reinstatement in the future.

The letter commended the CHS administration for self-reporting the violation and stated that no further action will be taken against the school.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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