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Wed December 19, 2012
Judge To Rule Whether Female Student Can Play on Boys' Hockey Team
A New Hampshire judge is expected to decide whether a high school junior can continue to play on the boys' varsity ice hockey team now that her school has formed a girls' team.
Seventeen-year-old Shelby Herrington made the boys' varsity team at Bishop Brady High School as a freshman three years ago, when there was no girls' team.
Herrington is fighting a decision by the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association that she needs to switch to the girls' team formed jointly by her school and Trinity of Manchester.
She hopes to play Division I women's ice hockey in college and her lawyer argues that she should be judged on her ability, not her gender.
A ruling is expected Wednesday — when Bishop Brady is scheduled to play Hanover High School.
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