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High School Sports


Heller’s 200-plus goals add up to three TAPPS championships for Veritas

For most of her life, Summerlyn Heller has played soccer with a comforting shadow beside her. That supportive shadow belongs to Robyn Heller, her mother, coach and biggest fan. Together, they have helped turned Veritas Academy, a private school in southwest Austin, into a TAPPS soccer power. Summerlyn recently completed her high school career by leading the Defenders to their third straight TAPPS...
District 25-6A baseball roundup: Hays heating up midway through season

District 25-6A baseball roundup: Hays heating up midway through season

WEEK IN REVIEW Team of the Week: Hays The Rebels swept a pair of games with Lehman last week, beating the Lobos 9-4 on March 21 and 8-1 on March 24. Weston Wolf turned in a quality start on March 21, lasting six innings and allowing two hits and no earned runs while striking out six. Tristan Peevey and Erique Hernandez, the top two hitters in the lineup, each drove in a pair on runs. Five-hole hitter...
District 19-5A baseball roundup: Rouse, CP, Georgetown fight for 1st

District 19-5A baseball roundup: Rouse, CP, Georgetown fight for 1st

WEEK IN REVIEW Team of the Week: Cedar Park The Timberwolves continued their hot start to the district schedule, winning a pair of games to improve to 6-1 in District 19-5A play. Cedar Park didn’t allow a run in 14 innings, shutting out Connally 9-0 on March 21 and Hutto 1-0 on March 24. Starter Nick Lamour threw a gem against Connally, allowing two hits and no runs in six innings of work. Mak...
District 13-6A roundup: Cedar Ridge bats light up McNeil

District 13-6A roundup: Cedar Ridge bats light up McNeil

THE WEEK IN REVIEW Team of the Week: Cedar Ridge The Raiders bounced back from a pair of losses to Hendrickson by sweeping McNeil last week. The Cedar Ridge lineup was hot in both games, scoring a combined 23 runs over 14 innings. On March 21, the Raiders compiled 16 hits on their way to a 13-7 win. Cash Rugely and Noah Medrano each drove in four runs. Three nights later, Cedar Ridge won 10-2, thanks...
Hendrickson, Cedar Ridge softball teams enter week on collision course

Hendrickson, Cedar Ridge softball teams enter week on collision course

A dramatic showdown between Hendrickson and crosstown rival Pflugerville highlighted a busy March 24 softball schedule in District 13-6A. The top-ranked Hawks edged the visiting Panthers 2-1 in eight innings. Just across Texas 45 at Westwood High School, Cedar Ridge edged the Warriors 12-7 while Round Rock was blasting visiting McNeil 18-1 in the final games of the first round of District 13-6A action...
PKs lift Round Rock girls soccer team past Anderson

PKs lift Round Rock girls soccer team past Anderson

Simple math put Round Rock freshman Lauren Traywick in goal for her first-ever penalty shootout March 24 against Anderson in the Class 6A bi-district playoffs. Adrenaline, instinct and skill ensured the Dragons’ season will continue. “My heart was beating so so fast,” Traywick said. “I was like, ‘OK, I’ve got to step up. I’ve got to do this.’ &rdquo...
Lake Travis boys soccer team rolls to win in playoff opener

Lake Travis boys soccer team rolls to win in playoff opener

It took a half for District 25-6A champion Lake Travis to find its groove, but once it did, there was no turning back. The Cavaliers defeated visiting San Antonio Churchill 4-0 March 24 in a Class 6A bidistrict round match-up. Marcelo Mitre had a pair of goals for the Cavaliers, and keeper Austin Branam came up with a crucial second-half save to preserve the shutout. Lake Travis will next play San...
Westwood girls continue playoff success with win over Bowie

Westwood girls continue playoff success with win over Bowie

Before a large crowd on Westwood’s home campus, the Westwood girls soccer team extended its run of first-round playoff success with a 5-1 win over Bowie in a Class 6A bi-district playoff match March 24. Bowie ended its season with a 6-6-3 record. The victory gave coach Malcolm Framjee and the Warriors their fourth consecutive first-round playoff win and completed a first round sweep for District...
Defense carries Westlake girls to win in 1st round of soccer playoffs

Defense carries Westlake girls to win in 1st round of soccer playoffs

Any coach or player will point out that a palpable sense of urgency makes the playoffs very different from the regular season. But one thing remained the same for Westlake’s girls soccer team in its playoff opener against San Antonio Churchill. And that constant – a lockdown defense – carried the Chaps to a 2-0 win March 24 at Chaparral Stadium. The Chaps (13-5-2) recorded their...
Westlake boys soccer team finds winning form in playoff opener

Westlake boys soccer team finds winning form in playoff opener

Prior to Westlake’s Class 6A bi-district playoff game March 25 against San Antonio Lee, the Chaps received a pregame reminder of the program’s proud history. In a video presentation organized by assistant coach James Baker, a 2001 Westlake graduate who excelled in soccer and football, stars from Westlake’s past exhorted the current Chaps to embrace their legacy and make some new...
Carlos Gregory nets hat trick as Hendrickson boys soccer tops Anderson

Carlos Gregory nets hat trick as Hendrickson boys soccer tops Anderson

Hendrickson coach Bill Anderson had a message for senior Carlos Gregory before the Hawks’ Class 6A Region II bi-district playoff game against Anderson March 23. “I pulled him aside and told him he needed to play like it matters tonight,” Anderson. “He expressed himself in the game and was up for the fight the entire night.” Gregory answered the bell, finishing with a...
Westlake’s Brock Cunningham gets MVP in basketball postseason awards

Westlake’s Brock Cunningham gets MVP in basketball postseason awards

After leading Westlake to its second consecutive district title and a second straight appearance in a regional final, head coach Robert Lucero earned a second straight coach of the year nod from his cohorts in District 25-6A. This year, however, another Chap picked up the district’s most valuable player honor, as determined by the district’s coaches. Junior forward Brock Cunningham, who...
High school baseball: Fab Fives and notes

High school baseball: Fab Fives and notes

FAB FIVES • Class 6A 1. Lake Travis (11-1-1) 2. Round Rock (13-1) 3. Hendrickson (13-3) 4. Vandegrift (14-3) 5. Vista Ridge (11-2) • Class 5A 1. Cedar Park (13-3) 2. Rouse (12-4) 3. McCallum (9-2-1) 4. Georgetown (11-6) 5. Dripping Springs (15-7-1) • Class 4A and below 1. Lago Vista (11-2) 2. Liberty Hill (12-2) 3. Lampasas (12-4) 4. Regents (10-2) 5. Thorndale (6-4) DIAMOND BITS Lake...
High school softball: Fab Fives and notes

High school softball: Fab Fives and notes

FAB FIVES • Class 6A 1. Hendrickson (22-0) 2. Cedar Ridge (13-5) 3. Bowie (14-3) 4. Hays (10-8) 5. Vista Ridge (12-7) • Class 5A 1. Dripping Springs (19-5) 2. Elgin (15-5) 3. Rouse (16-5) 4. Austin (8-4) 5. East View (11-7) • Class 4A and below 1. Liberty Hill (18-1-1) 2. Giddings (16-6) 3. Thorndale (16-1) 4. Salado (18-4) 5. Hyde Park (11-4) DIAMOND BITS Unbeaten Hendrickson, top-ranked...
High-scoring Box helps Pflugerville pack up another playoff berth

High-scoring Box helps Pflugerville pack up another playoff berth

For Pflugerville’s Bryce Box, making history doesn’t matter as much as making the right impression. Box, a senior attacking midfielder, already has left a deep imprint on the rather shallow tradition of Pflugerville boys soccer. He joined the varsity squad one match into his freshman season, and his 57 career goals are believed to top the all-time list for a program whose sparse record-keeping...
13-6A roundup: top-ranked Hendrickson softball outlasts Round Rock

13-6A roundup: top-ranked Hendrickson softball outlasts Round Rock

An offensive explosion helped unbeaten Hendrickson beat Round Rock 9-6 in a District 13-6A contest at Round Rock High School on March 21. Centerfielder Jory Cervantes tallied four hits and scored a pair of runs while Gabby Garcia had three hits, including a home run, to pace Hendrickson (18-0, 5-0), which entered the week ranked atop the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 6A poll. Hendrickson&rsquo...
Hendrickson pitcher Colin Wyman silences Westwood in district baseball

Hendrickson pitcher Colin Wyman silences Westwood in district baseball

The first time Colin Wyman pitched at Dell Diamond as a sophomore, he gave up some runs. Two, to be exact, and both were unearned. The Hendrickson senior ace wasn’t about to grant Westwood that pleasure March 21. Given the opportunity to close out a complete-game shutout in the seventh inning, Wyman struck out all three Warriors batters for a 3-0 victory at the home of the Round Rock Express...
Stony Point baseball team stuns Pflugerville for first district win

Stony Point baseball team stuns Pflugerville for first district win

Stony Point won its first District 13-6A game of the season in style March 21. The Tigers, which entered the night 0-2 in league play, pounded Pflugerville 10-3 to hand the Panthers their first district loss. It was a night of offensive exploits and solid pitching for Stony Point, and it set up an opportunity for the Tigers to complete the weekly sweep of Pflugerville March 24 on the road. However...
Lake Travis baseball teams holds off Westlake, stays perfect in 25-6A

Lake Travis baseball teams holds off Westlake, stays perfect in 25-6A

Westlake baseball coach J.T. Blair shared something in common with his Lake Travis counterpart, Mike Rogers, following the Cavs’ surprisingly dramatic 10-8 win March 21 at Cavalier Field. Both managers showed an appreciation for the Chaps’ fight in the second District 25-6A meeting of the season between the two rivals. Westlake (7-13, 2-7 District 25-6A) trailed 8-0 after the first three...
Defense bolsters playoff hopes for Westlake girls soccer team

Defense bolsters playoff hopes for Westlake girls soccer team

If defense wins championships, then Westlake’s girls soccer team should be fine when it opens the postseason against San Antonio Churchill March 24 at 6 p.m. at Chaparral Stadium. The Chaps have posted a District 25-6A best eight shutouts in District 25-6A play. Westlake (12-5-1) has a total of 12 shutouts despite a rugged tournament schedule early in the year. Westlake’s defense begins...
District 25-6A baseball roundup: Lake Travis still unbeaten

District 25-6A baseball roundup: Lake Travis still unbeaten

THE WEEK IN REVIEW Team of the Week: Vandegrift Vandegrift swept a three-game series with Lehman last week, gutting out the trio of victories by a combined four runs. The most thrilling win came on March 15 with a 3-2 victory sealed on a walk-off bases loaded walk by Johnny Foral. Starting pitcher Parker Bond kept Vandegrift in that game, throwing a complete-game five-hitter and striking out seven...
Ranking the contenders: How area soccer teams look as playoffs begin

Ranking the contenders: How area soccer teams look as playoffs begin

Based on the state rankings, few area Class 6A soccer teams will have much of a chance to advance deep into the state playoffs. No boys teams from the Austin area are ranked by TopDrawerSoccer.com, and just two girls sides – No. 9 Anderson and No. 15 Vandegrift – found themselves in the final regular-season rankings by the Texas Girls Coaches Association. But how do area teams stack up...
Tori McCann hurls Cedar Ridge softball past Pflugerville

Tori McCann hurls Cedar Ridge softball past Pflugerville

Tori McCanngave up four hits and struck out seven en route to a complete game to lift Cedar Ridge to a 5-2 victory over visiting Pflugerville March 14. The Panthers took advantage of defensive miscues to take a 2-0 lead after the first inning. But Cedar Ridge tightened up its defense and McCann proved too tough in the circle. “In that first inning, we had a couple starters out and we made some...
Pitching lifts Pflugerville baseball over McNeil in district opener

Pitching lifts Pflugerville baseball over McNeil in district opener

As the old adage goes, pitching is always ahead of hitting at the beginning of any given baseball season. That old wisdom rang true at Pflugerville High on March 14. Pflugerville won its District 13-6A opener over McNeil 3-2 behind a strong performance from a trio of pitchers. Starter Charles Chavez (3-1), the winning pitcher, combined with relievers Matthew Salaiz and Preston Ludwick to strike out...
District 13-6A baseball roundup: Pflugerville, Hendrickson impress

District 13-6A baseball roundup: Pflugerville, Hendrickson impress

THE WEEK IN REVIEW Team of the Week: Pflugerville The Panthers opened the District 13-6A schedule with a pair of wins over McNeil. Pflugerville defeated the Mavericks 3-2 on both March 14 and March 15 as the Panthers’ pitching staff allowed just three earned runs over 16 innings. Charles Chavez (4 1/3 IP, five Ks, 2 ER March 14) and Ashton Davis (6 IP, 5Ks, 1 ER March 15) turned in solid starts...
Hendrickson baseball sweeps Cedar Ridge in district-opening series

Hendrickson baseball sweeps Cedar Ridge in district-opening series

With a district-opening sweep of Cedar Ridge hanging in the balance, Hendrickson turned to starting pitcher Chase Piper. The senior delivered. Piper allowed one run in a complete-game eight-hitter, striking out eight and leading the Hawks to a 6-1 victory at home on March 15. The win, coupled with a 6-4 triumph at Cedar Ridge a day earlier, gave Hendrickson a regular-season sweep of the Raiders and...
Disrict 19-5A baseball roundup: Rouse bats heat up over break

Disrict 19-5A baseball roundup: Rouse bats heat up over break

THE WEEK IN REVIEW Team of the Week: Rouse Rouse defeated Cedar Creek, Georgetown and Connally last week to improve to 4-1 in District 19-5A play. The highlight of the week was a 28-0 demolition of Cedar Creek on March 14 that saw the Raiders score 12 first-inning runs, eight second-inning runs, and collect 19 total hits. Ten different batters had at least one RBI. Cody Vannoy drove in four runs by...
Stony Point’s bats heat up in district win over Westwood

Stony Point’s bats heat up in district win over Westwood

Stony Point rolled out the big bats on a cool evening March 13 and pounded Westwood 8-1 to jump back into the District 13-6A softball playoff picture. With the win, Stony Point evened its district record at 2-2 while Westwood fell to 1-2 in 13-6A. “It was a big win for us tonight and evens our record,” said Stony Point coach Christen Jonse. The Tigers had timely hitting, good defense and...
District 25-6A baseball roundup: Cavs continue to impress

District 25-6A baseball roundup: Cavs continue to impress

THE WEEK IN REVIEW Team of the Week: Lake Travis Lake Travis, the favorite to capture a District 25-6A crown, swept two games against Hays last week. The Cavaliers won in nine innings on the road, 4-1, on March 7 and 8-6 at home on March 10. In the first game, Lake Travis starter Ausley Landon struck out eight batters in seven innings before turning it over to the bullpen, which closed the door after...
Versatile Maddi Kriz shining during soccer season

Versatile Maddi Kriz shining during soccer season

Westwood’s Maddi Kriz is at home on the pitch, in the sand, at the court and always in the classroom as the 6-foot-1 sophomore moves from sport to sport seamlessly. It seems her toughest decision will eventually concern which sport she will pursue in college. “Maddi is a wonderful young lady, a pleasure to work with and an absolute game changer,” said Westwood soccer coach Malcom...
Lake Travis blasts Westlake in district softball showdown

Lake Travis blasts Westlake in district softball showdown

Aspen Howie’s three-run home run in the first inning started a barrage of offense for Lake Travis en route to a 10-3 victory over visiting Westlake March 10. three-run home run and Jessica Day hurled five scoreless innings as Lake Travis blasted visiting Westlake 10-3 in District 25-6A softball March 10. Jessica Day picked up the win in the circle for the Cavaliers (12-6, 1-1 District 25-6A)...
Westlake boys soccer subs get work in loss to Vista Ridge

Westlake boys soccer subs get work in loss to Vista Ridge

Westlake’s Connor Machon hasn’t seen a lot of playing time this season. But when he entered the regular-season finale against Vista Ridge March 10, he made it count. Machon, a senior who played “maybe 20 minutes all year,” according to Westlake coach John Campbell, scored his first goal of the season with 10 minutes left in the game. Westlake lost 2-1, but the Chaps weren&rsquo...
Early lead helps Cedar Ridge girls beat Westwood

Early lead helps Cedar Ridge girls beat Westwood

Behind a pair of early goals, Cedar Ridge’s girls soccer team withstood late pressure and played spoiler with a 2-1 victory on senior night March 10 at Westwood High School. Westwood (7-2-6, 6-2-4 District 13-6A) controlled much of the action, but the Raiders (16-3, 10-2) made the most of their opportunities. Junior Cameron Brooks opened the scoring five minutes in, finishing a chance created...
District 13-6A baseball roundup: McNeil impresses in Lubbock

District 13-6A baseball roundup: McNeil impresses in Lubbock

THE WEEK IN REVIEW Team of the Week: McNeil McNeil won three of its five games at the Lubbock ISD Tournament. The Mavericks started the weekend 1-2 before winning its final two games. Perhaps the strongest showing of the weekend was an 11-2 win over Coronado on March 10. Starting pitcher Tyler Clark-Chiapparelli threw a complete-game four-hitter, striking out four and allowing two unearned runs. In...
District 19-5A roundup: Cedar Park, Georgetoown on collision course

District 19-5A roundup: Cedar Park, Georgetoown on collision course

THE WEEK IN REVIEW Team of the Week: Cedar Park Cedar Park opened the District 19-5A schedule with a pair of wins, defeating Bastrop 7-1 and East View 7-0. Starting pitcher Mak Saxton turned in a fine performance in the win against the Patriots, tossing a complete-game shutout and allowing only three hits. Saxton needed only 86 pitches to finish the evening. Offensively, leadoff hitter Seth Sarks...
Connally girls soccer program continues tradition

Connally girls soccer program continues tradition

It’s a newly minted tradition at Connally High School. The girls soccer program celebrated its fifth annual “Favorite Teacher Night” before the Cougars’ recent District 19-5A soccer match with Bastrop. Each soccer player selects a teacher or any member of the staff and sends him or her cards, bringing the athletic and academic worlds closer. More than 80 teachers, staff and...

Cypress Falls defeats San Antonio Wagner to win Class 6A

Trajan Wesley scored 15 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter as Cypress Falls defeated San Antonio Wagner 63-57 Saturday night in the Class 6A final of the UIL boys state tournament. Wesley connected on 14 of 17 free throws inside the Alamodome and scored the final eight points for Cypress Falls (35-3), which recorded its 25th straight victory. In winning their school’s first UIL boys basketball...
Cypress Falls defeats San Antonio Wagner to claim Class 6A title

Cypress Falls defeats San Antonio Wagner to claim Class 6A title

Trajan Wesley scored 15 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter as Cypress Falls defeated San Antonio Wagner 63-57 Saturday night in the Class 6A final of the UIL boys state tournament. Wesley connected on 14 of 17 free throws inside the Alamodome and scored the final eight points for Cypress Falls (35-3), which recorded its 25th straight victory. In winning their school’s first UIL boys basketball...
Cypress Falls topples top-ranked Dallas Skyline in triple overtime

Cypress Falls topples top-ranked Dallas Skyline in triple overtime

Cypress Falls converted 5 of 6 free throws in the third overtime to defeat top-ranked Dallas Skyline 46-43 Friday night in a Class 6A state semifinal at the UIL boys basketball tournament. Trajan Wesley, a junior guard, led Cy Ranch (34-3) with 23 points and was 8 of 8 from the foul line. Marcus Garrett topped Skyline (34-2) with 16 points. After neither team scored in the final 2:07 of regulation...
Clarendon’s quick start leads to Thorndale’s exit from state tournament

Clarendon’s quick start leads to Thorndale’s exit from state tournament

There’s something about the Texas Panhandle that brings out the best in boys and girls basketball teams. After Clarendon raced past Thorndale 59-35 Friday in a Class 2A boys state semifinal inside the Alamodome, Broncos players said they feel pressure to keep up with their high school’s girls team, which qualified for the postseason out of a district that included Panhandle, the eventual...
Photos: Thorndale vs. Clarendon in UIL state semifinals on March 10, 2017

Photos: Thorndale vs. Clarendon in UIL state semifinals on March 10, 2017

Lake Travis girls beat Vista Ridge, enhance playoff seeding

Lake Travis girls beat Vista Ridge, enhance playoff seeding

Lake Travis enhanced its playoff stock while knocking another team out of the running March 7. It took a second-half surge, but the Cavaliers soared to a 3-1 victory at Vista Ridge, effectively ending the Rangers bid at a postseason berth. Lake Travis (10-8-1 overall, 8-3 in District 25-6A) was powered by two goals by Alyssa Baena and a goaltending duo consisting of Jeannette Massey and Aubrey Lemond...
Photos: Jarrell boys play Brock in UIL Class 3 state basketball semifinal on March 9

Photos: Jarrell boys play Brock in UIL Class 3 state basketball semifinal on March 9

The Jarrell boys basketball team lost to Brock 46-43 in the Class 3A boys basketball UIL state semifinals at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Thursday, March 9, 2017.
Brock’s defense brings down Jarrell in Class 3A state semifinal

Brock’s defense brings down Jarrell in Class 3A state semifinal

In the moments after a 46-43 loss to Brock in a Class 3A state semifinal at the Alamodome, the future didn’t matter a great deal to Jarrell’s basketball players and coaches. It wasn’t significant that all five starters will return next season for a Jarrell team that had just reached the UIL boys state tournament for only the second time in school history. It didn’t matter either...
A decade after UIL title two-fer, Thorndale will take a shot at No. 3

A decade after UIL title two-fer, Thorndale will take a shot at No. 3

THORNDALE SHOOTS FOR TITLE NO. 3 Before this season, the boys basketball teams at Thorndale and Jarrell last ventured to the UIL state tournament together in 2007. That turned out to be a good year for the Bulldogs, who won the first of back-to-back Class A, Division I championships. The 2017 tournament opened Thursday in San Antonio, where Jarrell suffered a three-point loss to Brock in a Class 3A...

Dallas Madison rolls into Class 3A final matchup against Brock

Patrick Terry scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Dallas Madison overwhelmed Santa Rosa 82-44 Thursday in the Class 3A semifinals at the UIL state tournament. All five Madison (27-8) starters scored in double figures as the UIL boys basketball showcase tipped off at the Alamodome in San Antonio. JeMichael Bowens had 19 points and 14 rebounds for the Trojans while Quintarius Johnson scored...
Faces Off the Field: Mark Wilson, senior guard, Reagan

Faces Off the Field: Mark Wilson, senior guard, Reagan

Beating LBJ at the Delco Center (54-38 on Jan. 24) for the first time for my school in almost a decade. To have such a long rivalry with LBJ-Reagan is exciting because this has been a game for keeps for many years. It’s something that the whole community takes part in. Everyone is excited to see the two teams compete, and it shows who’s the better team in the city. The first time I played...
Westwood clinches 24th playoff appearance in past 25 years

Westwood clinches 24th playoff appearance in past 25 years

A pair of goals from Asha Samson and a shutout from goalkeeper Maddi Kriz sealed Westwood’s 24th playoff appearance in the past 25 years. Samson’s two goals were part of a 4-o victory for the visiting Warriors over District 13-6A rival Pflugerville on March 7. Westwood (7-1-6, 6-1-4) also got goals from Ally Bayer and Claire Gottardi while Haley Groff had two assists. “Our defense...
Florida prep football team gives signed helmet to No. 1 fan

Florida prep football team gives signed helmet to No. 1 fan

Members of a Florida high school football team surprised their No. 1 fan with a Christmas gift. Andrew Hayne is a special needs student at Wiregrass Ranch High School in Wesley Chapel. The 18-year-old has been friends with Bulls quarterback Chris Faddoul since middle school, BayNews9 reported. Faddoul would let Hayne wear his No. 14 jersey on Fridays before Wesley Chapel games, and after...
Florida high school football team gives signed helmet to No. 1 fan

Florida high school football team gives signed helmet to No. 1 fan

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Ohio student with MD scores touchdown on senior night

Ohio student with MD scores touchdown on senior night

An Ohio high school senior with muscular dystrophy scored a touchdown for the varsity football team Friday night while remaining in his wheelchair. Connor Williams has been a special captain with the Valley View High School varsity football team in Germantown since his freshman year. Being confined to a wheelchair has never stopped his love of Spartans football. Williams has served in several capacities...
Special needs student in Utah scores touchdown

Special needs student in Utah scores touchdown

Brian Herrera attends Cottonwood High School in Murray, located in suburban Salt Lake City. He is a special needs student and has known senior Alex Hart since the pair attended junior high school.

Powerful Washington high school football team strikes fear in opponents

In the world of Friday night lights and high school football, is it possible for one team to be too good? In Everett, Washington, one powerhouse team outscored its opponents 170-0 in its first three football games this season. Now other conference opponents would rather forfeit than get pummeled by Archbishop Murphy High School’s team.  "There's still unknowns. … We don't know...
High school coach bloodied on sideline after headbutting player

High school coach bloodied on sideline after headbutting player

TV cameras captured some tense moments on the sidelines during the Georgia high school playoffs Friday night. In a game between Colquitt County and Mill Creek, Colquitt coach Rush Propst appears to headbutt one of his players on the sideline in the second quarter. Moments later, blood was seen pouring from Propst's forehead. Colquitt County is the defending AAAAAA state football champs. They beat...
High school football player suspended for 'praising God'

High school football player suspended for 'praising God'

A high school football player in Arizona could miss the school's first playoff game in 25 years after an official deemed a gesture to in praise of God as "excessive celebration." Pedro Banda, 17, was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct and ejected from a game last week after he pointed his index finger to the sky following a touchdown. The senior running back at Dysart High School in El...
Coach suspended after 161-2 rout

Coach suspended after 161-2 rout

You may expect a coach to be suspended for losing too many games. But what about when his team wins one? That's exactly what happened to the head coach of a high school girls basketball team in California after they beat the other team 161-2.   That is not a typo.  The Arroyo Valley High School girl's basketball team beat Bloomington High School  by nearly 160 points the ...
3 deaths in 1 week: How risky is high school football?

3 deaths in 1 week: How risky is high school football?

A 16-year-old high school football player died Wednesday following an on-field collision. Tom Cutinella was a junior at Shoreham-Wading River High School. He was pronounced dead after collapsing during the third quarter of a varsity football game.  But school officials say football is not to blame. STEVEN COHEN, Shoreham-Wading Superintendent WNBC: "It was the result of a typical...

Close-knit, competitive family helps Palm Beach Central’s Kc McDermott become one of the top football recruits in the country

The note on Kc McDermott’s bathroom mirror, typed in all caps and printed out on white paper, has two questions. “What are you going to be doing on Feb. 5th, 2014? And what are you doing today to ensure that?” This week, the 6-foot-7, 285-pound 16-year-old offensive tackle is visiting Notre Dame and Miami. By the end of this week, McDermott, one of the top recruits in the nation...
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