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High school girl golf champ can keep competing with boys, board rules

A female high school golf champ will be allowed to continue playing with the boys' team at her school, after a proposed rule change was rejected by the Idaho High School Activities Association's board, the AP reports, which met Wednesday in Coeur d'Alene. The rule change was rejected 11-1; it had been proposed after rival coaches complained about 16-year-old Sierra Harr playing on the boys' team at Castleford High School - which she helped win a state championship - after not enough girls turned out for a girls' golf team at the small high school. Click below for a full report from AP reporter John Miller.

The young golfer, whose next tournament is next weekend in Sun Valley, told the AP she was pleased with the outcome, not just for her, but for other girls in Idaho. “If you believe in something … you should stand up for it,” she said.

Rule change could bar champion girl golfer from high school team

A 16-year-old golf champ from Buhl could be prevented from playing with the high school team she helped win the 2012 state championship in May, the AP reports, if Idaho's high school athletics governing body approves a rule change. The golfer, Sierra Harr, played with the boys' team this year, after her high school didn't field enough female players for a girls' team. But some opposing coaches are objecting. Click below for a full report from AP reporter John Miller.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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