Federal education officials are investigating a complaint that some high schools in North Carolina favor male baseball athletes at the expense of girls' softball teams.
The News & Record of Greensboro reported Wednesday that the civil rights division of the U.S. Education Department received complaints in June. It has not yet decided whether the Rockingham County school system discriminates against female athletes.
Superintendent Rodney Shotwell says he knows outdoor facilities for the softball and baseball teams at the four high schools are not equal, and changes are needed.
It's common for schools to raise money to help field all teams. But former softball player Cassie Martin says players had to cover more of their expenses than the baseball team.