Girl fighting to stay on boys' hockey team in NH
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- When there was no girl's hockey team, Shelby Herrington was allowed to play on the boys' team at a New Hampshire high school.
Herrington, a junior at Bishop Brady High School in Concord, is now fighting a decision that says she needs to join a new girls' team formed by her school and another one.
The New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association made the decision. Its attorney, Michael Callahan, said allowing girls to play for the boys' teams would weaken the girls' program.
Herrington's parents filed a lawsuit in Merrimack County Superior Court petitioning a judge to let their daughter keep playing on the boys' team.
A ruling is expected by Dec. 19.