Latest Youth sports News

Police: 1 killed in shooting near youth football game

Oct. 22, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Pittsburg State University basketball player was shot to death outside a Wichita sports stadium where a youth football game was being played, police said. The death Wednesday night of 31-year-old Marquell Nolan stemmed from an ongoing feud between Nolan and the suspect and was...

Virus outbreak linked to hockey rink grows to 30 cases

Oct. 19, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The outbreak of people infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 traced to a Montpelier hockey rink has expanded to 30, the Vermont Health Department said Monday. The cases are linked to adult and youth hockey leagues and an adult broomball league at the Central Vermont Memorial...

Man killed, 7-year-old boy hurt in shooting at football game

Oct. 19, 2020 7:46 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man was fatally shot and a 7-year-old child was injured during a shooting at a youth football game in Jacksonville on Sunday night, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. Deputies were called to the sports field around 6 p.m. Sunday to investigate reports of shots fired in the...

Vermont Health Department probes hockey-related outbreak

Oct. 16, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

The Vermont Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 cases related to youth and adult recreational hockey and broomball teams in central Vermont, officials said Friday, and the governor directed skating rinks to halt reservations through Oct. 30. The outbreak is linked to people who practiced...

Inslee: 5 Washington counties can relax virus restrictions

Oct. 13, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says five counties in central and eastern Washington still under the tightest COVID-19 restrictions will be allowed to resume more activity and open more services. At a news conference Tuesday the governor said Yakima, Benton, Franklin, Douglas and Chelan...

Alaska officials probing COVID-19 outbreak at hockey tourney

Oct. 10, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage public health officials said they are investigating a coronavirus outbreak from a youth hockey tournament that drew teams from around Alaska. More than 300 players, coaches and fans were in attendance at the Termination Dust Invitational over a three-day period last...

Girl breaks high school football gender barrier in N.C.

Oct. 10, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

ROLESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — She grew up loving football. Years before she would break a gender barrier in North Carolina high school football, Sydney McCorkle would spend hours watching the game on TV with her brother, Matthew. He was 10 years older and he loved the sport. And she just loved spending time with...

Tina Arons, 32, speaks as she removed her phone from a tripod at the Harvey Cornell Rose Park Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Arons used the video recording setup to capture a dance routine with silk fan veils, draped over her shoulder, for and online she teaches. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

The Latest: New Mexico loses ground in COVID-19 spread fight

Oct. 9, 2020 10:29 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico is losing ground in efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 as newly reported daily infections hit a record of 488 cases. Three additional deaths from the pandemic also were disclosed Friday by state health officials as fatalities from the pandemic surpassed 900. Bernalillo...

Health officials urge hockey tourney attendees to quarantine

Oct. 9, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage health officials on Friday recommended up to 300 people associated with a youth hockey tournament quarantine or isolate after “a cluster” of COVID-19 cases were identified. The Anchorage Health Department said players, coaches and fans from parts of...

Youth sports won't compete in New Mexico this year

Oct. 8, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — High school students won't be able to compete in any sports this fall or winter after state officials clarified Thursday that they won't amend a state health order banning school sports this year. “We didn’t update the public health order to ever permit us or K-12 games...