Latest High school sports News

George Young: HS teacher to architect of Giants' Super Bowls

Jul. 23, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — In an era when NFL teams chose general managers from the ranks of former players, coaches and personnel executives, George Young was ahead of his time with the New York Giants. Young was a Renaissance man. He filled all the prerequisites and...

NC high school sports oversight revamp clears another panel

Jul. 22, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation to replace the North Carolina High School Athletic Association with a new commission to administer interscholastic sports advanced through another Senate committee on Thursday. The Senate Finance Committee recommended the measure, which...

Choosing basketball over football was tough for Jalen Suggs

Jul. 22, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

Jalen Suggs was the first athlete in Minnesota history to be named Mr. Football and Mr. Basketball in the same year, so choosing one sport to pursue in college was difficult. He made the right choice. The 6-foot-5 guard is expected to be a top-five...

Saban: "There's no precedent for the consequences"

Jul. 21, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Count Nick Saban among those unable to predict the impact of the many recent changes in college athletics, including the ability for players to make money off their brand. “I almost feel that anything that I say will probably be wrong because...

Bill changing NC high school sports oversight OK'd by panel

Jul. 21, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that would end the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's century-long role overseeing interscholastic sports cleared a Senate committee Wednesday, despite calls by some to keep the nonprofit in charge, with adjustments. The...

Major NC high school athletics oversight overhaul proposed

Jul. 20, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association would be replaced by a proposed state commission to oversee interscholastic public school sports in a measure unveiled Tuesday in a legislative committee. The bill, which received a hearing by a...

Andy Pettitte's son agrees to terms with Jeter's Marlins

Jul. 20, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Left-hander Jared Pettitte, son of three-time All-Star lefty Andy Pettitte, agreed to terms with the Miami Marlins as an undrafted free agent Tuesday. Marlins CEO Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte were New York Yankees teammates for 15 seasons. ...

Baltimore rookie Watkins pitches Orioles to 6-1 win vs Rays

Jul. 19, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie right-hander Spenser Watkins gave up one run in six innings as the Baltimore Orioles tied a season high with their third consecutive win, 6-1 over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. The 28-year old Watkins, making his third start and...

3 dead near Michigan country music festival were school pals

Jul. 19, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Three young men who likely died from carbon monoxide exposure while camping near a country music festival in Michigan were pals who played high school football together. They were identified as Dawson Brown, 20, William Mays Jr., 20, who was known...

2 women from Virginia working for NASCAR’s most famous teams

Jul. 18, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Lindsay Bowman and Ryleigh Lemonds fell in love with stock car racing during Saturday nights at Langley Speedway and nurtured dreams of working on the NASCAR Cup level. Their dreams are coming true this summer. The York High...