High Schools
Baseball: Mike Voelkel resigns as coach at Palisades

Mike Voelkel, the baseball coach at Palisades for seven seasons, said Thursday that he has resigned for "personal reasons," along with his assistants. "It was tough to do, but we had to make a decision that was best for us and the kids," he said. "I think they're going to have a great team in 2015." Behind the scenes, there could be another reason for Voelkel's departure. According to students and teachers, a baseball player was removed from the team for a drinking incident, then reinstated by the school's board of directors. Voelkel refused to discuss the matter. He will remain a teacher at Palisades, a charter school that is run by a...