[A follow-up story in the Jounral Sentinel stated that Lee did not receive a 365-day ban, but that his track results for this season were forfeited.]
The ineligibility ruling could effectively end Reynolds's high-school career. The 6-foot, 205-pound defensive back/running back will be a senior this fall; he is the No. 5 ranked class of 2007 football prospect in the state of Wisconsin, according to BadgerStatePreps.com, and is one of the nation's top track athletes. Reynolds has reported football scholarship offers from Nebraska, Minnesota and Illinois.
Lee, a running back, is considered one of the most talented football players in the state's class of 2008. Along with Reynolds, though, Lee will not be permitted to compete in any athletics in the WIAA for the next year.
Reynolds put forth a dominant performance at the state track meet last month. He won the state championship in the long jump and defended his state title in the triple jump (he set the state record in that event as a sophomore). He also ran the anchor leg on Oak Creek's second-place 400 relay team and placed second in the open 100. He was part of 36 of Oak Creek's championship-winning 48 points.
Lee ran the lead leg on the 400 relay and he placed fifth in the open 200. All told, he and Reynolds helped contribute 40 points to Oak Creek's tally—all of which were stripped from the team by the WIAA yesterday. The WIAA's Web site has now been scrubbed of all of Lee's or Reynolds's 2006 results: Oak Creek is credited with finishing tied for 29th with eight points and Germantown is now the Division 1 state champion with 39 points. Milwaukee King's Lance Kendricks has been awarded the triple jump state title Reynolds was forced to vacate, and Fond du Lac's Alex O'Connor is now the state long jump champion.
Reynolds and Lee were two of three football players who transferred to Oak Creek from Milwaukee's Bradley Tech in time for the second semester of the 2005-06 academic year.
Citing WIAA communications director Todd Clark, the Journal Sentinel reported that Oak Creek administrators voluntarily "contacted the WIAA about three weeks ago, informing it of possible transfer problems."