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Steroid use not major concern at high school level

first_img Wilson Hall’s future may be decided in next 90 days – February 8, 2014 Beechland Road project expected to go out to bid in March – February 14, 2014 Latest Posts Latest posts by Bill Pearson (see all) Latin-Caribbean cuisine focus of class – February 22, 2014center_img Bill PearsonFormer Ellsworth American reporter worked at the Piscataquis Observer for 3.5 years before joining the American. The Corinna native served one term on the SAD 48 Board of Directors. Bio ELLSWORTH — It seems the sports pages are filled with an increasing number of revelations about professional athletes running afoul of both the rules and laws pertaining to performance enhancing drugs.With the Maine high school fall season about to begin, schools around the state began pre-season activities last week informing student-athletes about staying academically eligible and avoiding substances such as illegal drugs, tobacco and alcohol.Substances not specifically mentioned, but still prohibited, are performance enhancing drugs. PEDs fall into the illegal drug use category in most high school handbooks.Besides PED use being against the law, student-athletes risk being suspended from their team in the same manner as if they used a narcotic, alcohol or tobacco.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textPED use among Maine high school athletes is either nonexistent or so rare, according to Maine Principals’ Association officials, that the organization hasn’t seen the need to address PEDs as a problem.The MPA encourages member schools to formulate their own policies regarding drugs and alcohol. Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print.last_img read more

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