Updated: Oct 28, 2022
Trans volleyball player uses footage of his brutal strike against a female player in an effort to get noticed by college recruiters.
by: Sloan Rachmuth
Outrage ensues after male Highlands School (Macon County) player updates his highlight reel to include the hit against a female Hiwassee Dam High School (Cherokee County) player that left her seriously injured and has sidelined her for the remainder of the year.
Through home-made highlight videos called "highlight reels," high school athletes highlight their best moments during matches and tournaments. The highlight reel is a way for athletes to show college coaches and recruiters their skills and abilities in an unbiased manner.
A Youtube user just posted a video on their page as a career “highlight” for the trans (male) volleyball player at Highlands School. At the 17-second mark, a circle is drawn around the player as the video slows down, and then a powerful spike hits the young female's skull.
“This is a really good highlight of why men shouldn't be in women's sports. Thank you for showing this to us as it'll help put parents into action,” wrote one YouTube user.
“Problem is the competitive parents who are enjoying winning rather than thinking of the absurdity of having a boy play on a girl's team. When will people stand up and say no to this foolishness? I can’t believe I live in an age where even the most basic concept of girl and boy is not accepted,” wrote another.
Congressman Jim Jordan from Ohio Tweeted this:
Radio show host and Outkick Sports founder Clay Travis also weighed in:
Education First Alliance was the first to report on the incident:
HS Volleyball Player injured by Transgender Competitor in North Carolina
During a girls' tournament last month, a male Highlands High volleyball player pelted a female Hiwassee Dam High player in the forehead with the ball during a return.
The Hiwassee Dam player, a biological girl, suffered severe head and neck injuries, resulting in long-term concussion symptoms, including vision problems. The girl has still not yet been cleared to play again by her primary care physician or a neurologist.
North Carolina just became one of the easiest states in America for boys to dominate girls' athletics - effectively making them spectators in their own sports.
In November 2021 Lamda Legal filed a lawsuit against the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) on behalf of a 17-year-old boy who was angry the department required proof of a sex-change operation to change his birth certificate. In June 2022, NCDHHS director Kody Kinsley entered a judgment with the plaintiffs.
Now boys can “correct” their sex designation on their birth certificate by simply submitting a note from a mental health worker to the Vital Records department at NCDHHS.
A poll shows that 67% of Americans oppose allowing biological males to participate in girls and women's athletics. Twenty states are suing the Department of Education over the new rules.
Nine states have passed legislation preserving women's sports. Over 37 states have introduced such legislation. House Speaker Tim Moore refused to bring a bill up for a vote that would preserve girls' sports.
A current legal battle between four female athletes over transgender athletes could set a precedent for similar battles across the country.
The four young women were thwarted in achieving their high school athletic goals by transgender (male) athletes: Selina Soule, Alanna Smith, Chelsea Mitchell, and Ashley Nicoletti. Their argument is that the policy violates Title IX, which guarantees girls equal athletic opportunities.
“Mitchell, for example, would have won the 2019 state championship in the women’s 55-meter indoor track competition, but because two males took first and second place, she was denied the gold medal,” a legal group representing the female athletes, Alliance Defending Freedom said. “Soule, Smith, and Nicoletti likewise were or have been denied medals and/or advancement opportunities.”