South Bend Washington High School is being investigated by the IHSAA for potentially competing with an ineligible player.
The student-athlete in question transferred to Washington from an out of state school and participated in five years of high school activity. The IHSAA is investigating whether or not that student-athlete should have been deemed ineligible. Participating in more than four years of high school activity violates the eligibility standards in Indiana.
WSBT sports director Pete Byrne spoke to Chris Matthys, the Washington athletic director, this afternoon. He confirmed the student-athlete in question is not a current South Bend Washington athlete.
The violation was in the past.
WSBT also spoke with several members of the IHSAA staff about the investigation. They say that Washington could be facing penalties that range anywhere from a fine to potentially forfeiting games in which the student-athlete played.