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Steroid Test Catches 9 Texas High School Athletes

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AUSTIN (AP) – The latest round of Texas high school steroids tests caught nine athletes for using performance-enhancing drugs.

The University Interscholastic League on Friday released testing results for the 2011-2012 academic year. The UIL report says 3,311 tests were conducted. Of those, nine were positive for steroid use.

Two others were considered positive tests because one athlete did not report for testing when selected and another tried to substitute someone else’s urine sample for their own.

An athlete who tests positive or breaks protocol is suspended from sports for 30 school days.

The tests selected athletes at 217 schools. Boys were most often tested with 3,087, compared to 224 girls.

Football was the most-tested sport with 1,366. Girls’ golf had the fewest with four.

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