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Boys basketball: Fab Fives and notes

Boys basketball: Fab Fives and notes

BOYS BASKETBALL: FAB FIVES • Class 6A 1. Westlake (24-3) 2. Lake Travis (21-5) 3. Westwood (21-6) 4. Vandegrift (20-7) 5. Del Valle (14-8) • Class 5A 1. LBJ (17-5) 2. Rouse (20-6) 3. Lanier (17-6) 4. Austin High (15-8) 5. Reagan (16-7) • Class 4A and below 1. Jarrell (18-4) 2. Thorndale (20-3) 3. Liberty Hill (17-10) 4. Glenn (17-9) 5. Regents (12-8) TIP INS Westlake, which remained...
Giddings football coach Jones heading west to Pecos High

Giddings football coach Jones heading west to Pecos High

Giddings head football coach Chris Jones has resigned to take over the program at Pecos in West Texas. Giddings principal Chad Rood confirmed the news of Jones’ move on Thursday, and the Pecos school board had scheduled a meeting Thursday night to announce Jones as its new football coach and director of athletics. Jones compiled a record of 51-28 over seven seasons with the Buffaloes, leading...
High school girls basketball: Fab Fives and notes

High school girls basketball: Fab Fives and notes

GIRLS BASKETBALL FAB FIVES • Class 6A 1. Pflugerville (26-4) 2. Hendrickson (23-6) 3. Westlake (22-7) 4. Cedar Ridge (22-5) 5. Bowie (15-13) • Class 5A 1. Cedar Park (22-7) 2. Austin High (21-5) 3. Rouse (24-6) 4. Marble Falls (19-9) 5. Georgetown (18-8) • Class 4A and below 1. Liberty Hill (23-3) 2. St. Michael’s Academy (17-6) 3. Thorndale (19-5) 4. Marble Falls Faith (20-6)...
Lanier guard Buster finds ways to lift up teammates, frustrate foes

Lanier guard Buster finds ways to lift up teammates, frustrate foes

With Reagan on a run and the Raiders’ home gym rocking Wednesday night, the basketball landed in just the right spot for Lanier. In Davion Buster’s hands. And Buster delivered — again — to lift Lanier to a thrilling 68-65 victory in a matchup of District 25-5A teams. Buster, a senior guard who leads the Austin area in scoring at 32.5 points a game, totaled 36 against the Raiders...
Weather delay doesn’t cool off Westlake basketball team against Leander

Weather delay doesn’t cool off Westlake basketball team against Leander

While a one-day weather delay pushed Westlake’s District 25-6A contest against visiting Leander back to Wednesday, it didn’t seem to affect the Chaps, who rolled to a 93-47 win at Westlake High School. Westlake (24-3, 5-0), which is ranked No. 2 in the latest Class 6A poll by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, scored 30 points in the first quarter. That early outburst eased any...
Vista Ridge girls rally past Lake Travis, snap Cavs’ 2-game win streak

Vista Ridge girls rally past Lake Travis, snap Cavs’ 2-game win streak

It wasn’t that the Vista Ridge girls’ basketball team played a bad first half against the Lake Travis. Instead, said Vista Ridge head coach Keith Allen, “Lake Travis took it to us hard” But after trailing by nine points at the break, Vista Ridge proved tough enough to rally for a 53-44 win in a District 25-6A contest Jan. 17 at Vista Ridge High School. Allen’s crew played...
Westwood’s strong boys basketball year continues with win over P’ville

Westwood’s strong boys basketball year continues with win over P’ville

Westwood senior Daniel Victor needed a second to think. His indecision said plenty. Following a 64-61 victory over Pflugerville on Wednesday in which Victor scored 19 points and helped place his team in a tie atop the District 13-6A standings, he pondered whether it was his favorite win of the season before settling on “top three.” That’s how good the Warriors (21-6, 4-1) have been...
Strong second half lifts Pflugerville girls basketball past Westwood

Strong second half lifts Pflugerville girls basketball past Westwood

Mother Nature’s winter chill couldn’t cool down the red-hot Pflugerville Panthers. Pflugerville steamrolled visiting Westwood in the second half to take a 62-39 victory Jan. 17 in a District 13-6A contest. It was the Panther’s 11th win in the last 12 games. Pflugerville’s Britney Onyeje scored a team-high 18 points to go with five rebounds and four steals in a game delayed...
District 13-6A roundup: Hendrickson, P’ville remain atop boys standings

District 13-6A roundup: Hendrickson, P’ville remain atop boys standings

THE WEEK IN REVIEW Team of the Week: Hendrickson It wasn’t easy, but Hendrickson (15-11, 0-4) stayed unbeaten in district play after holding off a furious Stony Point (10-13, 0-5) rally, securing a 50-47 win on Friday night. The Hawks built up a 45-39 lead with just over three minutes to go but Stony Point went on a run to close the gap to one possession in the last minute. The Tigers have yet...
Westlake boys remain perfect in district with win over Lehman

Westlake boys remain perfect in district with win over Lehman

Holding host Lehman to just 12 first-half points, Westlake sprinted to a 37-point lead heading into the halftime break and never looked troubled in its 82-34 win Friday. Westlake junior Will Baker had a game-high 15 points and senior Matthew Mayer had 12 to go with eight rebounds, but it wasn’t just the starters that shined for the Chaps. Head coach Robert Lucero was able to rotate in each of...
Late run lifts Pflugerville girls basketball team over Cedar Ridge

Late run lifts Pflugerville girls basketball team over Cedar Ridge

In a dramatic finish to a seesaw contest, a big finish by Kennedi Hodge helped lift Pflugerville to a 60-53 win over Cedar Ridge in a pivotal District 13-6A contest. Hodge, a senior guard, scored eight of her 18 points in the final 3 minutes, 35 seconds as Pflugerville (25-4, 6-0) outscored the Raiders 21-13 in the final period. Hodge and recently returned all-state wing Britney Onyeje combined for...
Westwood girls pull away from Round Rock in longtime rivalry game

Westwood girls pull away from Round Rock in longtime rivalry game

Westwood girls basketball coach Doug Davalos, who had up to four players on the injured list during non-district play, has all but one player — all-state point guard and daughter Danielle Davalos — back on the court, and the team’s depth showed in a 58-49 win over Round Rock Friday at Westwood High School. The Warriors (19-7, 4-2 in District 13-6A) outscored Round Rock 16-8 in the...
Garrett Wilson helps Lake Travis basketball team pass by Leander

Garrett Wilson helps Lake Travis basketball team pass by Leander

Lake Travis guard Garrett Wilson has mastered the transition from football to basketball. On Friday, he led the Cavaliers to a 49-45 win over Leander by scoring 11 of his team’s 15 points in the fourth quarter. He finished with a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds. Wilson, who was named the All-Central Texas Player of the Year in football, has averaged 15.9 points in his first seven...
Hendrickson basketball team survives Stony Point for road win

Hendrickson basketball team survives Stony Point for road win

In one of the most competitive districts in the area, the little things — a missed defensive rotation, an errant pass, a failure to block out — mark the difference between worst and first. And those little things added up to another excruciating loss for Stony Point, which fell to Hendrickson 50-47 in a District 13-6A contest Friday at Stony Point High School. The win kept Hendrickson...
2017 All-Central Texas football: third-team honorees

2017 All-Central Texas football: third-team honorees

2017 ALL-CENTRAL TEXAS FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM OFFENSE QB: Chase Griffin, jr., Hutto The All-Centex newcomer of the year in 2016, Griffin passed for 40 TDs against only four interceptions this past fall. RB: D.J. Jackson, sr., Hendrickson Jackson totaled nearly 1,500 yards and 16 TDs while averaging 8.4 yards per carry for Hawks, a state quarterfinalist. RB: Nomar Rivera, sr., Smithville A first-team...
2017 All-Centex team: Cedar Ridge defensive tackle puts football first

2017 All-Centex team: Cedar Ridge defensive tackle puts football first

Cedar Ridge senior Daymond Williams doesn’t try to hide his feelings for his first sports love, basketball. He shows an appreciation for the game whether he’s slipping no-look passes to his teammates or helping out with vigor on defense. It’s the sport he played while growing up in Round Rock, and, heck, even his Twitter profile lists his Snapchat handle as “getbucketz4.&rdquo...
2017 All-Central Texas football: second-team honorees

2017 All-Central Texas football: second-team honorees

2017 ALL-CENTRAL TEXAS FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM OFFENSE QB: Matthew Baldwin, sr., Lake Travis Now enrolled at Ohio State, Baldwin helped the Cavaliers reach the Class 6A, Division I title game, passing for 3,842 yards and 44 TDs. RB: Simi Bakare, sr., Cedar Ridge A Missouri signee, Bakare rolled to 1,981 yards and 29 touchdowns to help the Raiders to a berth in the 6A, Division I state semifinals. RB...
2017 All-Central Texas football: first-team honorees

2017 All-Central Texas football: first-team honorees

2017 ALL-CENTRAL TEXAS FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback: JoJo Weeks, sr., Wimberley A one-time Texas State baseball recruit, Weeks now plans to play footbal for UT-San Antonio after throwing for 4,411 yards and 52 TDs while helping the Texans to a Class 4A, Division II state semifinal. Running back: Alexander Julian, sr., McCallum In his first season as the Knights’ lead back, Julian...
Faces Off the Field: Caleb Golden, sophomore guard, Cedar Ridge

Faces Off the Field: Caleb Golden, sophomore guard, Cedar Ridge

What’s your favorite memory of playing basketball for Cedar Ridge? My first win during my freshman season on the varsity team. I still remember the game-winning shot against Copperas Cove in our very first game of the season. We won 61-60 at home. How far can this team go if it plays to its potential? With our versatility and defense, I believe we can potentially make a deep playoff run. I believe...
Area all-district football honorees in Class 3A, Class 2A and TAPPS

Area all-district football honorees in Class 3A, Class 2A and TAPPS

• District 10-3A, Division I MVP: Jared Pedraza, jr., DB, Franklin. Offensive MVP: Iverson Westbrook, sr., WR, Cameron Yoe. Defensive MVP: JR Harris, sr., LB, Rockdale; Will Fannin, jr., LB, Franklin. Offensive newcomer of the year: Zach Hrbacek, fr., RB Troy. Defensive newcomer of the year: Cade Zacharias, jr., LB, McGregor; Legrand Stegall, jr., DL, Franklin. Coach of the year: Mike Hedrick...
Area all-district football honorees in Class 6A, Class 5A and Class 4A

Area all-district football honorees in Class 6A, Class 5A and Class 4A

• District 13-6A Player of the year: Simi Bakare, sr., RB, Cedar Ridge. Offensive MVP: Will Jennings, sr., QB, Westwood. Defensive MVP: Daymond Williams, sr., DL, Cedar Ridge. Offensive lineman of the year: Tommy Smith, sr., Cedar Ridge. Defensive lineman of the year: Victor Winston, sr., Cedar Ridge. Offensive newcomer of the year: Zane Kampfer, jr., QB, McNeil. Defensive newcomer of the year...
Cedar Ridge shakes off slow start, wins 3rd straight district game

Cedar Ridge shakes off slow start, wins 3rd straight district game

Round Rock raced out to a red-hot start on its home court, but Cedar Ridge rallied for a 55-43 win Jan. 9 in a pivotal District 13-6A girls basketball game. The victory lifted the Raiders to its third consecutive district win and its 13th victory in the past 15 games. Round Rock (5-11, 2-3) seized a 17-8 lead before the Raiders (23-4, 3-2) used a 23-9 second-quarter scoring run to take control of...
Caleb Golden lifts Cedar Ridge boys to win over Round Rock

Caleb Golden lifts Cedar Ridge boys to win over Round Rock

Caleb Golden took his punishment in stride and made the most of it in helping Cedar Ridge beat Round Rock 51-44 Tuesday at Cedar Ridge High School. Suspended the first half for missing practice Monday morning, the Raiders sophomore scored 19 points in 16 minutes, including 13 in the fourth quarter as he ran circles around the Dragons. “I got to watch a lot of holes in the defense and expose...
Greg Brown III lifts Vandegrift boys to OT win over Vista Ridge

Greg Brown III lifts Vandegrift boys to OT win over Vista Ridge

Vista Ridge had the game plan, the effort and the execution in a showdown with rival Vandegrift. The host Vipers had Greg Brown III, and that proved enough to lift Vandegrift to a thrilling 77-73 overtime win in Tuesday’s District 25-6A matchup. Brown raced to 40 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Vipers to their first district win. The 6-foot-7 power forward is the fifth ranked player nationally...
Houston Bellaire beats Dripping Springs in preseason softball tourney

Houston Bellaire beats Dripping Springs in preseason softball tourney

Houston Bellaire defeated Dripping Springs 3-2 for the championship of the 19th annual Round Rock Invitational at Old Settlers Park on Sunday afternoon in an event hosted by the Friends of Round Rock Softball booster club. Tournament director Derek Horton runs the event, which features high school teams without coaches as the University Interscholastic League season does not officially begin until...
Westlake girls soccer team kicks off new era

Westlake girls soccer team kicks off new era

It would be easy to view this season for the Westlake girls’ soccer team as a rebuilding year, given the loss of seven seniors, four of which were starters, as well as senior-to-be and district MVP Lucy Laguarta, who finished school early so she could begin her college soccer career at the University of Arkansas. But reloading might be a more apt description. It just may take a couple matches...
Westlake girls top Austin High in renewal of old rivalry

Westlake girls top Austin High in renewal of old rivalry

In a renewal of an old rivalry, Westlake edged Austin High 48-42 in a non-district battle between state ranked girls’ basketball teams Jan. 8 at Westlake High School. Westlake sophomore Shay Holle led a balnced offense with 10 points for the Chaps, who are the 16th ranked team in Class 6A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. Bailee Chynoweth added eight points, Gwen Gilmore notched...
Defending champ Hendrickson remains girls soccer team to beat in 13-6A

Defending champ Hendrickson remains girls soccer team to beat in 13-6A

As the 2018 girls soccer season gets underway, District 13-6A is shaping up for another competitive season. Defending Class 6A state champion Hendrickson will have a target on its back as Westwood, Cedar Ridge, Pflurgerville and Round Rock look to dethrone the Hawks, who defeated Katy Tompkins 2-0 in the title game. Hendrickson will have new look, as Hendrickson lost several players from last year&rsquo...
District 13-6A roundup: Pflugerville, Hendrickson atop standings

District 13-6A roundup: Pflugerville, Hendrickson atop standings

THE WEEK IN REVIEW Team of the Week : Pflugerville The Panthers (14-10, 3-0) needed an extra period but got some clutch free throws down the stretch to down Round Rock 58-57 in overtime. Pflugerville is now one of only two undefeated teams in 13-6A play, joining crosstown rival Hendrickson. Player of the week: Jorel Huggins, Pflugerville The Panthers’ leading scorer against Round Rock (14-8...
District 19-5A roundup: Rouse remains unbeaten in district play

District 19-5A roundup: Rouse remains unbeaten in district play

THE WEEK IN REVIEW Team of the week: Rouse The Raiders (17-6, 6-0 district) built a 30-18 halftime lead then held off a late Hutto (6-13, 2-3) charge to remain undefeated in district play and all alone atop the District 19-5A standings. The Raiders are out front but can’t take their foot off the gas yet with both Connally (6-9, 4-2) and Cedar Park (10-7, 6-1) nipping at their heels. Player of...
District 13-6A girls roundup: Westwood getting wins, healthy players

District 13-6A girls roundup: Westwood getting wins, healthy players

The new year is already brighter for Westwood (17-7, 2-2 District 13-6A), which got 15 points from Meaghan Hendricks and 13 from Makayla Coy to defeat McNeil 53-36 Friday. However, it wasn’t the victory that excited Westwood coach Doug Davalos, but rather the future. Injuries have plagued the Warriors the entire season. The Warriors have been without all-state guard Danielle Davalos since the...
High school basketball: Big men lead Westlake over Lake Travis

High school basketball: Big men lead Westlake over Lake Travis

Size proved to be the difference in the hardwood version of the “Battle of the Lakes,” with 6-foot-11 junior Will Baker and 6-7 senior Brock Cunningham combining for 39 points and 17 rebounds in Westlake High School’s 65-51 victory over visiting Lake Travis on Saturday. When Lake Travis junior DJ Thorpe was forced to sit with foul trouble in the first half, Baker and Cunningham went...
Westlake girls beat rebuilding Lake Travis to stay perfect in district

Westlake girls beat rebuilding Lake Travis to stay perfect in district

As first-year Lake Travis girls basketball coach Kevin Bussinger watched his team struggle in a 54-20 loss to Westlake Jan. 5 at Lake Travis High School, he didn’t focus on the Cavs’ missed shots or errant passes. Instead, he kept preaching patience and focusing on the fundamentals. For a variety of reasons, learned lessons matter more than losses for a Lake Travis program in full transition...
Pflugerville boys hold on for OT win over Round Rock

Pflugerville boys hold on for OT win over Round Rock

Pflugerville rode an emotional roller coaster all the way to a 58-57 overtime victory over Round Rock on Friday night at Pflugerville High School. Senior guard Jorel Huggins converted a game-tying layup with 7 seconds left in regulation, then scored the Panthers’ only field goal in overtime to help secure the victory. With leading scorer Caleb Asberry fouled out, Huggins became the leader his...
Newcomer Dilfer set up Vandegrift for historic season in volleyball

Newcomer Dilfer set up Vandegrift for historic season in volleyball

Just a few weeks into her first year at Vandegrift High School, Delaney Dilfer, a promising volleyball player, turned to her father, Trent, after a practice and revealed her feelings about her new campus and new team. “I feel like I’ve been here my whole life,” she told her father, a former NFL quarterback whose decision to move his family into the Vandegrift attendance zone wasn&rsquo...
High school girls basketball: Fab Fives and notes

High school girls basketball: Fab Fives and notes

GIRLS BASKETBALL FAB FIVES • Class 6A 1. Pflugerville (21-4) 2. Hendrickson (20-6) 3. Westlake (18-7) 4. Cedar Ridge (20-4) 5. Del Valle (15-6) • Class 5A 1. Cedar Park (18-7) 2. Austin (19-6) 3. Rouse (21-5) 4. Marble Falls (15-9) 5. Georgetown (15-8) • Class 4A and below 1. Liberty Hill (20-3) 2. Marble Falls Faith Academy (14-6) 3. St. Michael’s (15-5) 4. Brentwood Christian...
High school boys basketball: Fab Fives and notes

High school boys basketball: Fab Fives and notes

BOYS BASKETBALL FAB FIVES • Class 6A 1. Westlake (21-3) 2. Lake Travis (18-4) 3. Vandegrift (18-6) 4. Round Rock (14-7) 5. Vista Ridge (14-6) • Class 5A 1. LBJ (13-5) 2. Rouse (16-6) 3. Lanier (13-6) 4. Austin High (11-7) 5. Reagan (13-6) • Class 4A and below 1. Jarrell (13-4) 2. Thorndale (15-3) 3. Lampasas (12-5) 4. Texas School for the Deaf (12-3) 5. Regents (10-7) TIP-INS Round...
2017 Austin-area all-district volleyball honorees

2017 Austin-area all-district volleyball honorees

2017 AUSTIN-AREA ALL-DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL HONOREES • District 13-6A MVP: Maddi Kriz, jr., Westwood. Outstanding hitter: Lauren Honeycutt, sr., Stony Point. Outstanding setter: Brooke Stansel, sr., Stony Point. Outstanding defensive player: Kayla Granado, sr., Round Rock. Newcomer of the year: Lauren Malone, soph., Round Rock. Coach of the year: Tara Hatfield, Stony Point. First team: Kylie Brown...
2017 All-Central Texas volleyball team

2017 All-Central Texas volleyball team

2017 ALL-CENTRAL TEXAS VOLLEYBALL TEAM Player of the year: E’lan McCall, sr., Rouse Two years ago, Rouse sophomore outside hitter E’lan McCall was honored as the newcomer of the year on the American-Statesman’s All-Central Texas volleyball team. She enjoyed another spectacular season in 2016, when she earned a spot on the All-Centex first team. So it’s no surprise that McCall...
Back on track: Cedar Ridge girls roll to 1st district win

Back on track: Cedar Ridge girls roll to 1st district win

Cedar Ridge started the new year by rolling to a 67-31 victory over McNeil on Jan. 2 in an afternoon matinee at McNeil High School. The game time was moved to an earlier start due to severe cold warnings and potential ice, but nothing could cool off the red-hot Raiders. Cedar Ridge coach Kevin Lewis was a bit prophetic following a loss to Hendrickson prior to the holiday break. He indicated that his...
Fast start carries Hendrickson girls hoops to big win over Westwood

Fast start carries Hendrickson girls hoops to big win over Westwood

A lot of varsity basketball teams moved up their game time Jan. 2 because of the inclement weather. Westwood girls’ head coach Doug Davalos probably wished his squad hadn’t made the crosstown trip to Hendrickson for an early start against the Hawks. Coach Norma Sierra’s Hawks blasted out to a blistering 16-1 lead just four minutes into game and never looked back in a 68-37 victory...
Westlake earns plenty of accolades on All-District 25-6A football team

Westlake earns plenty of accolades on All-District 25-6A football team

After winning its first district title in six seasons and securing its first unbeaten regular season since 2000, Westlake received plenty of accolades on the All-District 25-6A football squad. Nakia Watson, Westlake’s senior running back and a Wisconsin signee, received unanimous player of the year honors after rushing for 1,938 yards and 27 touchdowns. Classmate Braden Cassity, a defensive...
Westlake boys basketball shakes off loss in California, witns 3 of 4

Westlake boys basketball shakes off loss in California, witns 3 of 4

The Rancho Mirage Holiday Invitational didn’t start the way Westlake wanted it to, but three straight wins in the last two days of the Southern California tournament over the New Year’s weekend earned the Chaps the the consolation championship. “We didn’t get to practice at all when we came out here,” senior Keonte Kennedy said. “We had five days off, mandatory...
RRCA girls finish third at TAPPS basketball tournament

RRCA girls finish third at TAPPS basketball tournament

Round Rock Christian Academy and the Stony Point Tigers had great results before ringing in the new year. RRCA won three of four games to finish third in the gold bracket at the Boerne Geneva Christian Invitational while Stony Point had a strong showing with two wins in the Bastrop Classic. RRCA (10-4) opened with a tough game against San Antonio Christian. After the teams finished the third period...
Of one mind: Mayfield and Riley ascend together at Oklahoma

Of one mind: Mayfield and Riley ascend together at Oklahoma

Usually, the Heisman Trophy winner is able to keep it together during his acceptance speech long enough to get through most of the thank-yous and shout-outs. Right up until it’s time to acknowledge the family. That is generally when the voice starts cracking and the tears start flowing. Baker Mayfield was different. When the former Lake Travis High School star won the Heisman last month, he...
Rouse tops Connally in pre-holiday district basketball showdown

Rouse tops Connally in pre-holiday district basketball showdown

The Connally boys basketball team began its holiday break with a slice of humble pie, dished out with a 77-62 loss to Rouse Dec. 22 at Connally High School. Both teams were unbeaten in District 19-5A coming into the matchup, but the Raiders (13-4, 5-0 district) gained full possession of first place with a dominant second half. “I love my team. I wouldn’t change them for any team in the...
High school football star practicing with ankle monitor, booted from practice

High school football star practicing with ankle monitor, booted from practice

A South Florida high school student, who is facing a felony charge, will not be allowed to take part in spring football practice while wearing an ankle monitor after school officials read a newspaper story about it online. A judge’s order had allowed Shelley Singletary to participate in spring practices, as well as attend classes at Boca Raton High School, and the 18-year-old apparently was...
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...
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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