57AT10/18 - Final
Hidalgo ISD Athletics Female Athlete Ineligible
POSTED: Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 12:04am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:34pm
The Hidalgo athletic program is facing a possible two-year probation, stemming from allegations that the Pirates recruit students for athletic purposes. UIL Compliance director Ed Stidham confirms with NewsCenter23 that a 17-year old female basketball and volleyball athlete is ruled ineligible for one year (we are keeping her name private because she is a minor). She moved from Harlingen to Hidalgo for what is believed athletic purposes. That decision was made on October 7th. The state board will again meet on November 16th to discuss further disciplinary actions concerning the entire program.