Max Stokey claimed he was "restricted from participating" after he questioned a track coach's decision to practice vaulting in wet conditions April 3.
But a federal judge upheld the ban, saying the school had the discretion of keeping the Hoover High School freshman out of competition for failing to abide by the coach's rules.
The Canton Repository reports the judge's decision will keep the athlete from participating in this week's district tournament meet.
Stokey's father acknowledged that the lawsuit was a "longshot."
Information from: The Repository, http://www.cantonrep.com
Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.