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High School Sports


Vance to retire after 16 seasons, pair of state titles at Liberty Hill

Once Jerry Vance decided to retire after almost four decades of coaching high school football, he endured an especially tough conversation with one of his team’s biggest fans. Six-year-old Ruby Jane, one of Vance’s two granddaughters who live in the Austin area, attends almost every Liberty Hill game and wears the school’s purple and gold with pride. “She told me that I can&rsquo...
Leander stuns No. 8 Westlake boys basketball team

Leander stuns No. 8 Westlake boys basketball team

While the final score in Leander’s 74-57 upset win over No. 8 Westlake suggests otherwise, the meeting between the two top teams in District 25-6A lived up to its hype. It was a back-and-forth affair that ended in heartbreak for the Chaps after a fourth-quarter surge by the host Lions. Led by Chase Cotton’s 30 points, Leander (12-7, 4-1 district) made 23 of their 38 shots against the Chaps&rsquo...
Westlake girls pick up key win against Leander

Westlake girls pick up key win against Leander

Makenzie Mowat scored eight of her team-high 14 points in the second quarter and helped spark Westlake in a 41-40 win over Leander Jan. 17 at Westlake High School. Mowat played a pivotal role in a 12-0 Chap spurt that gave them a 24-13 lead and control of the game while strengthening their playoff positioning in District 25-6A. Westlake (13-18, 3-4 district) Leander (4-16, 3-4) and Hays are all tied...
Rally lifts Lake Travis boys past Vista Ridge

Rally lifts Lake Travis boys past Vista Ridge

The baseball pass found its mark, and Lake Travis rode a wave of momentum to a 63-59 come-from-behind victory Jan. 17 night at Vista Ridge. Cavaliers sophomore and Texas baseball commit Brett Baty delivered a perfect strike the length of the floor to Dean Jones, who beat the halftime buzzer and cut the Rangers lead — once nine points — to 28-23. The momentary lapse by Vista Ridge proved...
High-scoring Vista Ridge girls basketball team outshoots Lake Travis

High-scoring Vista Ridge girls basketball team outshoots Lake Travis

Getting back in transition: That was the one thing Vista Ridge girls basketball head coach Keith Allen stressed to his team in its game at Lake Travis on Jan. 17. And that’s exactly what the Rangers did — at least in the second half — to pull away from Lake Travis (15-13, 2-5 District 25-6A) and capture an 87-64 victory that kept them within striking distance of a district title...
London Clarkson, Pflugerville girls race past Westwood

London Clarkson, Pflugerville girls race past Westwood

An experienced Pflugerville squad leaned on one of its youngest members to pick up another pivotal District 13-6A win Tuesday at Westwood High School. Behind 20 points and five rebounds from sophomore London Clarkson, sixth-ranked Pflugerville pulled away from Westwood for a 52-42 win. The victory gave the Panthers a second straight win over a district powerhouse. On Jan. 13, Pflugerville (21-6, 6-1...
Round Rock’s girls soccer team kicks off season

Round Rock’s girls soccer team kicks off season

Round Rock kicked off its girls soccer season with a 2-4-1 record following appearances at the National Elite Showcase tournament in Forth Worth and the Governor’s Cup this past weekend in Georgetown. The Dragons defeated Grapevine 3-1 before falling to state-ranked Vandegrift 1-0.
District 13-6A boys basketball roundup: Title hopes alive for Hawks

District 13-6A boys basketball roundup: Title hopes alive for Hawks

THE WEEK IN REVIEW Team of the Week: Hendrickson Hendrickson (15-9, 3-1) kept its District 13-6A hopes alive with wins over McNeil (12-7, 1-3) and Stony Point. On Jan. 10, the Hawks captured a dramatic 50-49 win over the Mavericks with a buzzer-beating layup from Peyton Hardin. Hendrickson coach Dustin White called the win “huge,” and for good reason: it helped the Hawks keep pace with...
District 19-5A boys basketball roundup: Rouse moves into 2nd place

District 19-5A boys basketball roundup: Rouse moves into 2nd place

THE WEEK IN REVIEW Team of the Week: Rouse Rouse (18-8, 6-2) was the only District 19-5A team to sweep both of its games last week, defeating Elgin (13-7, 5-2) in overtime on Jan. 10 and Bastrop (7-13, 2-6) three nights later. The victory over Elgin — a 56-53 overtime thriller — was of particular importance, considering both teams entered the evening near the top of the district standings...
Optimism abounds for new coach, Lake Travis girls soccer team

Optimism abounds for new coach, Lake Travis girls soccer team

In his first season as head coach of the Lake Travis girls soccer program, Trey Young will working with a team befitting his surname. Take this fact, for instance: In the season opener against Highland Park on Jan. 5, seven of Lake Travis’ 11 starters were underclassmen. That prevalence of youth raises questions about the expectations for the 2017 Cavaliers. But don’t think for a second...
Despite losing key players, Lake Travis boys eye another run to state

Despite losing key players, Lake Travis boys eye another run to state

Over the past four seasons, David Bammel has steadily built Lake Travis into the area’s premier high school boys soccer team. Now comes the real test. Fresh off its first state championship appearance, the Cavaliers must replace most of the 2016 team that finished 25-2-0. A total of 14 varsity players moved on via graduation or other circumstances. The soccer culture Lake Travis has built, along...
Westlake boys soccer team ready for new season

Westlake boys soccer team ready for new season

The remnants of a balanced breakfast next to the practice field after a recent workout provide the first clue to the collective mindset of the Westlake boys soccer team. The Chaparrals are not holding anything back this year. “This is one of the more motivated teams I’ve ever coached,” said Westlake coach John Campbell, now in his eighth season. The roster includes 17 seniors, all...
District 25-6A boys basketball roundup: Wilson, Cavs impress in win

District 25-6A boys basketball roundup: Wilson, Cavs impress in win

THE WEEK IN REVIEW Team of the Week: Lake Travis The Cavaliers (17-7, 3-1 District 25-6A) scored their biggest win of the District 25-6A season Jan. 13, defeating Leander 51-43 in comeback fashion at Lake Travis High. Leander (11-7, 3-1) entered the game 3-0 in district play and held a lead after three quarters, but the Cavaliers surged over the final eight minutes to escape with a crucial win. Sophomore...
Westlake girls soccer team reaches finals of Katy tournament

Westlake girls soccer team reaches finals of Katy tournament

Westlake’s girls soccer team turned in another strong performance in a tournament, this time at the I-10 Shootout in Katy, where the squad advanced to the championship game before bowing out 1-0 to a highly regarded Katy Cinco Ranch. Cinco Ranch, ranked No. 2 among Class 6A schools in the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches preseason poll, scored the lone goal of the game midway through the...
Westlake boys blast Lehman behind balanced attack

Westlake boys blast Lehman behind balanced attack

Westlake picked up a routine win over the Lehman Lobos 66-36 in a District 25-6A contest Jan. 13 at Westlake High School. Junior Keonte Kennedy and senior Joe Palmo’s outside shooting for the ninth-ranked Chaps keyed the blowout. Both Palmo and Kennedy had a trio of three-pointers while taking advantage of Westlake’s crisp ball movement. “We’re definitely a good-shooting team...
Garrett Wilson, Lake Travis beat Leander boys basketball team

Garrett Wilson, Lake Travis beat Leander boys basketball team

For three quarters, Lake Travis appeared destined to become Leander’s next victim. Over the final eight minutes, however, the Cavaliers’ offense sprung to life to reverse that narrative. Lake Travis (17-7, 3-1 District 25-6A) overcame a five-point halftime deficit to earn a 51-43 victory Jan. 13, handing Leander (11-7, 3-1) its first district loss of the season. The Cavaliers were paced...
Pflugerville girls hand Cedar Ridge first district loss

Pflugerville girls hand Cedar Ridge first district loss

London Clarkson scored 17 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had five blocked shots as Pflugerville beat visiting Cedar Ridge 50-40 Jan. 13 to close the first round of play in District 13-6A. According to Clarkson, aggressiveness helped Pflugerville (20-7, 5-1) force a tie for first place in with Cedar Ridge (20-7, 5-1). “We worked really hard on driving to the basket and playing pressure defense...
Georgetown grinds out win over Connally in battle for 1st in 19-5A

Georgetown grinds out win over Connally in battle for 1st in 19-5A

Nothing came easy for either team when Georgetown met Connally in a showdown for first place in District 19-5A. But Georgetown guard Kaden Herbert wouldn’t have it any other way. Herbert, a four-year member of the Eagles’ varsity team, scored a game-high 24 points on an array of twisting drives and contested jumpers in the lane as Georgetown claimed sole possession of the district lead...
LBJ High School basketball practice, 01.12.17

LBJ High School basketball practice, 01.12.17

Boys basketball midseason report

Boys basketball midseason report

Boys basketball midseason report SURPRISE! SURPRISE! These five teams qualify as mid-season surprises: • Del Valle (15-5) After five consecutive losing seasons from 2011-16, the Cardinals have regained their groove behind veteran coach Marvin Hall and Dayante McClellan, a 6-foot-6 forward who leads the team in scoring and rebounding. Del Valle has won 31 games during the past two seasons and...
Girls basketball: Fab Fives and notes

Girls basketball: Fab Fives and notes

GIRLS BASKETBALL FAB FIVES (Records through Wednesday) • Class 6A 1. Cedar Ridge (20-6) 2. Pflugerville (19-7) 3. Vandegrift (17-10) 4. Vista Ridge (21-5) 5. Westwood (21-6) • Class 5A 1. Georgetown (17-6) 2. Austin High (22-5) 3. Rouse (17-9) 4. Cedar Park (20-9) 5. East View (14-10) • Class 4A and below 1. Liberty Hill (23-2) 2. Marble Falls Faith (22-4) 3. Texas School for the Deaf...
Faces Off the Field: Taylor Elliott, senior guard, Georgetown

Faces Off the Field: Taylor Elliott, senior guard, Georgetown

What’s been your favorite basketball moment in high school? In the Jack Frost tournament this year, I scored the winning basket in overtime against Incarnate Word. That was a really exciting moment for me and my team. Why is Georgetown so good every year? We have an awesome coaching staff. They are always prepared and pushing us to become the best players we can. We have a very intense preseason...
Vandegrift freshman Brown III soaring to statistical heights

Vandegrift freshman Brown III soaring to statistical heights

When he first became interested in basketball, Greg Brown III had a suspicion the road to his desired destination was going to be a long and rocky one. “I wasn’t very good — at all,” he said. “I think I probably was the worst player on the planet.” That was five years ago. He since has climbed in the Planet Earth rankings, even if there really were such a thing...
Westwood girls beat Stony Point for 3rd straight district win

Westwood girls beat Stony Point for 3rd straight district win

A rebounding advantage and a decisive third quarter helped Westwood roll past Stony Point 55-39 in a key District 13-6A girls basketball game Jan. 10 at Westwood High School. Sophomore Danielle Davalos scored 14 points and Madison Couch added 11 as the Warriors (22-6, 4-2) used a 17-6 third quarter to break open the contest against the visiting Tigers (18-9, 3-3). A 35-14 edge on the glass also helped...
Hendrickson nips McNeil at buzzer in 13-6A boys matchup

Hendrickson nips McNeil at buzzer in 13-6A boys matchup

The third time proved to be the charm for Hendrickson on Tuesday night, when the visiting Hawks topped McNeil in a District 13-6A boys basketball contest. Trailing 49-48 with the final buzzer fast approaching, the Hawks missed two gimme shots from underneath the basket. That’s when Hendrickson’s Peyton Hardin saved the day. He grabbed the second rebound, went up and released his shot just...
Austin High girls get win in renewal of rivalry

Austin High girls get win in renewal of rivalry

It wasn’t exactly like old times when Austin High’s girls basketball team hosted Westlake Jan. 10. No raucous student section wore camouflaged shirts that read “Austin High and Mighty” or opened newspapers during Westlake’s pregame introductions. There were no traded chants or shouted insults. No playoff spot was at stake. But the 15th-ranked Maroons’ emotions after...
Transfer to Texas State ends volleyball career for McNeil’s Davidson

Transfer to Texas State ends volleyball career for McNeil’s Davidson

As the adage goes, one door closes and another one opens. That’s how Mallory Davidson reflects on her recently-ended volleyball career. Davidson, who just completed her sophomore season at Angelo State University by helping the Belles reach the NCAA Division II volleyball tournament and a final ranking of No. 11 in Division II. However, Davidson has decided to give up volleyball to focus on...
Westlake girls pick up first district win against Lake Travis

Westlake girls pick up first district win against Lake Travis

Westlake’s first district win of the season came at the expense of rival Lake Travis . The Chaps (10-17, 1-4 District 25-6A) entered the Jan. 6 contest as losers of 10 of their last 11, yet surged to a 64-49 victory in front of their home crowd over the favored Cavaliers (14-11, 1-3) despite a 23-point performance by Lake Travis guard Aspen Howie. “I don’t know where that team&rsquo...
District 25-6A boys basketball roundup: Leander continues shocking run

District 25-6A boys basketball roundup: Leander continues shocking run

THE WEEK IN REVIEW Team of the Week: Leander Leander and Westlake emerged from the first week of District 25-6A play as the biggest winners. While Westlake’s win over Hays and Lake Travis were expected, Leander’s 2-0 start was less expected. The Lions kicked off league play with a 65-61 upset victory over Vista Ridge (15-6 overall, 1-1 District 25-6A). Three nights later, they downed Vandegrift...
Pflugerville girls roll into showdown with Cedar Ridge

Pflugerville girls roll into showdown with Cedar Ridge

Pflugerville cruised to its fourth consecutive District 13-6A victory with a 52-37 win over Round Rock at Pflugerville High School on Jan. 6. The Panthers (19-7, 4-1) blasted the Dragons (8-12, 1-3) in a game that wasn’t as close as the score leads one to believe. Pflugerville jumped out to a 16-7 lead in the first quarter and extended it to 17 at halftime. The Panthers played their entire bench...
District 13-6A basketball roundup: Westwood upsets shake up district

District 13-6A basketball roundup: Westwood upsets shake up district

THE WEEK IN REVIEW Team of the Week: Westwood The Warriors opened their first week of District 13-6A with wins over two teams expected to vie for a league title: Hendrickson (13-9, 1-1 District 13-6A) and McNeil (12-6, 1-2). Westwood (11-10, 2-0) entered the week under .500 and with virtually no expectations of rearranging the current district order. That Warriors did just that, however, defeating...
District 19-5A boys basketball roundup: Elgin continues suprising run

District 19-5A boys basketball roundup: Elgin continues suprising run

THE WEEK IN REVIEW Team of the Week: Elgin Elgin (15-9, 5-1) tallied wins against Bastrop and East View last week, furthering its case as a viable, albeit unexpected, contender for the District 19-5A crown. The Wildcats were favored in both games and did not disappoint, keeping pace with the other top team in the district, Georgetown, which also won both of its games. Elgin remains the only District...
Cedar Ridge girls stay in first with win over Stony Point

Cedar Ridge girls stay in first with win over Stony Point

Sophomore Taryn Willis scored 16 points while 6-foot-4 post Marilyn Nzoiwu had a double double with 13 points and 13 rebounds to lead Cedar Ridge past Stony Point 56-40 Jan. 6 at Cedar Ridge High School. The host Raiders (19-6, 4-0 District 13-6A) led 21-12 at the half but kicked in their defensive pressure and Nzoiwu’s paint presence in the second half to race to the 16-point victory . &ldquo...
Austin High girls roll past LBJ, remain first in District 25-5A race

Austin High girls roll past LBJ, remain first in District 25-5A race

Trailing by a point after the opening quarter, Austin High turned up the defensive pressure as the visiting Maroons rolled past LBJ 61-31 Friday night in a girls basketball contest to take sole possession of first place in District 25-5A. After Aleriah Garcia put LBJ (6-12, 3-1) ahead 13-10 with 1:56 to go in the opening quarter, the Maroons went on a 12-0 run to build a 22-13 lead with 4:12 to play...
Westlake boys blast rival Lake Travis

Westlake boys blast rival Lake Travis

As Westlake forward Brock Cunningham greeted family and friends after the Chaps’ 59-44 road win over rival Lake Travis Friday, a welt above his left eye oozed a bit of blood. But Cunningham shrugged off the battle wound much like his team did several Lake Travis spurts before a standing-room-only crowd in the Cavaliers’ home gym. “I didn’t even get that tonight,” he said...
With drop to Class 5A, Austin High girls basketball gets a bounce

With drop to Class 5A, Austin High girls basketball gets a bounce

Mia Heide, Austin High’s co-captain and the Maroons’ top player, was seated on the bench as her basketball team put the finishing touches on an 88-12 victory over Reagan Tuesday night. Heide had already done her part, scoring 19 points and grabbing 12 boards in the District 25-5A victory, but the Maroons’ leading scorer and rebounder remained involved with the game until the final...
Boys basketball Fab Fives and notes

Boys basketball Fab Fives and notes

Boys basketball FAB FIVES (Records through Wednesday) • Class 6A 1. Westlake (15-5) 2. McNeil (15-4) 3. Del Valle (11-4) 4. Lake Travis (15-6) 5. Vista Ridge (14-6) • Class 5A 1. LBJ (11-4) 2. Georgetown (16-5) 3. Elgin (11-6) 4. Connally (12-5) 5. Rouse (15-8) • Class 4A and below 1. Lampasas (13-2) 2. Jarrell (14-3) 3. Thorndale (13-6) 4. Burnet (12-5) 5. Liberty Hill (11-10) TIP-INS...
Girls basketball midseason report

Girls basketball midseason report

Girls midseason basketball report SURPRISE! SURPRISE! These five teams qualify as mid-season surprises: • Del Valle (16-6) Since dropping two straight games to open the season, the Cardinals have won 16 of their past 20 contests while posting their best start since 2007. Bidding to break a five-year postseason drought, Del Valle tips off its District 14-6A schedule on Friday at Bowie. The Cardinals...
Faces Off the Field: Nina Molanphy, senior point guard, St. Andrew’s

Faces Off the Field: Nina Molanphy, senior point guard, St. Andrew’s

In my junior year, we beat our No. 1 rival, St. Stephen’s, by 10 at home. Earlier in the year, we played St. Stephen’s at their school, and they completely frazzled our team. We lost by 20. It took my whole team working and fighting together to get that win. I have gone to a small school my whole life. I value the close relationships I am able to maintain with my teachers and peers, as...
Hot-shooting Pflugerville scorches Stony Point in district basketball

Hot-shooting Pflugerville scorches Stony Point in district basketball

Pflugerville’s senior guard Dreshawn Dorsey took full advantage of a little more freedom from his coach. Dorsey, a senior guard, scored a season-high 22 points to lead the Panthers to a 78-53 rout of Stony Point Jan. 3 at Stony Point High School. Normally, Dorsey draws the role of guarding the opposition’s best player, but Pflugerville coach David Raigosa opted for a zone defense this...
Westwood girls basketball picks up first district win vs. Hendrickson

Westwood girls basketball picks up first district win vs. Hendrickson

Danielle Davalos scored 13 of her game-high 18 points in the first half to lead Westwood past Hendrickson 61-44 at Westwood High School Jan. 3. The sophomore guard’s first half surge helped the Warriors (19-5, 1-2 District 13-6A) jump out to a 12-0 lead in the first quarter. Westwood was coming off an impressive third-place finish in the Waco MT Rice Holiday Classic. The Warriors won five of...
Victor Bailey Jr. scores 27 to lead McNeil basketball past Cedar Ridge

Victor Bailey Jr. scores 27 to lead McNeil basketball past Cedar Ridge

McNeil soared to an 80-43 victory at home against Cedar Ridge on Jan. 3, and at the very least, partially made up for a one-point loss to Pflugerville in the District 13-6A opener on Dec. 16. Victor Bailey Jr., an Oregon commit, led the charge for the Mavericks, scoring a game-high 27 points and throwing down three rim-rattling dunks to drive home McNeil’s dominance. “We played good basketball...
District 25-6A basketball roundup: Cavs, Chaps on collision course

District 25-6A basketball roundup: Cavs, Chaps on collision course

THE WEEK IN REVIEW Team of the Week: Lake Travis The Cavaliers went 3-1 at the Lubbock Caprock Classic over the weekend, winning the consolation round championship over Lubbock Monterey 72-52. Garrett Wilson scored a game-high 20 points in that game, while Luke Hamilton added 16. Lake Travis also knocked off Burleson and East Lake in the tournament. Player of the Week: Greg Brown, III, Vandegrift...
Pflugerville girls finish fifth at Mansfield tournment

Pflugerville girls finish fifth at Mansfield tournment

Pflugerville took a huge step up in competition over the Christmas break as the Panthers traveled north to play in the Spring Creek Invitational tournament in Mansfield. Despite the tough competition, Pflugerville went 4-1 to secure fifth place in the event. “It was a good opportunity to stretch ourselves in a very tough tournament,” said Panther head coach April Hundl. Pflugerville opened...
Cedar Ridge girls place second at Bastrop basketball tournament

Cedar Ridge girls place second at Bastrop basketball tournament

Cedar Ridge’s girls basketball holiday express kept on chugging as head coach Kevin Lewis and his Raiders captured second place in Bastrop’s G.M. Blackman Holiday tournament. Cedar Ridge picked up several impressive wins before falling to state power Killeen in the championship game 49-46. Cedar Ridge had won six straight since losing in the third-place game of the Pflugerville Nancy Walling...
District 13-6A basketball roundup: Hendrickson stout at Leander event

District 13-6A basketball roundup: Hendrickson stout at Leander event

THE WEEK IN REVIEW Team of the Week: Hendrickson Hendrickson finished second at the highly competitive Leander ISD Christmas Tournament. The Hawks won their first three games before falling 71-64 to powerhouse Houston Clear Lake in the championship game on Dec. 30. They knocked off Akins (49-48), Cedar Park (48-40), and Cedar Ridge (55-47) on their run to the title bout. “Overall, I think we...
Hendrickson assistant to head Weiss football team

Hendrickson assistant to head Weiss football team

Thomas Aultman, a longtime coach in the Pflugerville school district, will become the head football coach and campus coordinator at Pflugerville Weiss High School, district officials recently announced. Weiss will open as the fourth high school in the Pflugerville school district in 2017 with freshman and sophomores, and it will host all four grades starting with the 2019-20 school year. The school...
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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