All-Orange County basketball player Evan Battey of Villa Park is ineligible to play in the 2016-17 season.
All eight of Battey’s semesters of athletic eligibility have been used. Battey repeated the ninth grade at Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies – LACES, as the public school often is called. He is going into his senior year at Villa Park.
A hardship request for a fifth year of eligibility – a ninth and 10th semester of eligibility -- was denied by the CIF-Southern Section, the governing body for high school sports in Orange County and much of Southern California.Read the rest of this entry »