High School Sports
Mike Voelkel to return as Palisades baseball coach

Mike Voelkel will be returning as baseball coach at Palisades High. Voelkel said on Friday that he had resigned over concerns he would have to reinstate a player whom he had removed from the team after a code of conduct violation. Late Friday, the Palisades Board of Trustees issued a statement supporting  the coach’s right to enforce his conduct rules. The player was dropped from the team after admitting to a violation of the code of conduct, according to his father. “After long deliberation and careful consideration, the board took no action in closed session,” the statement from the board said. “This has the effect of upholding the administration's...