Latest High school sports News

NFL opens football academy in London

Jul. 14, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — For the past three years, the only way Sergei Starodoubtsev experienced the NFL was by watching highlights of JuJu Smith-Schuster and other players on Instagram. That the 17-year-old found himself sharing a field with the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver — he was the one in workout...

Accused lawmaker denies Lee asked him not to seek reelection

Jul. 10, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct denied on Wednesday that he's been asked by Republican Gov. Bill Lee not to run for reelection next year, but later attempted to retract the statement by describing the conversation as "private." Republican Rep. David Byrd initially...

Pruitt commits minor violation by saluting his high school

Jul. 10, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt committed a minor NCAA violation earlier this year by tweeting out his congratulations when the high school he attended won an Alabama state basketball title. Pruitt tweeted "Congratulations Robi Coker and Plainview High School on back to back...

Witt Jr., Lynch win national prep athletes of year

Jul. 10, 2019 1:33 AM EDT

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (AP) — Bobby Witt Jr. realized a childhood dream, getting selected No. 2 overall by the Kansas City Royals in the major league baseball draft. The younger Witt added another honor, too, when he and softball pitcher Kelley Lynch were named national prep athletes of the year on Tuesday...

Perot roiled football-crazed Texas with 'No Pass, No Play'

Jul. 10, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Part of late billionaire H. Ross Perot's legacy is a clear-cut rule about Texas high school sports: If a student can't pass class, they can't play. The law, with its catchy "No Pass, No Play" nickname, has been in place since 1984. When first signed by Gov. Mark White, coaches and...

Boyd conceived in US, and now he's playing there, too.

Jul. 5, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Tyler Boyd was conceived in the U.S. and now he's playing there, too. His father, Ric, wanted his son to be born in his native New Zealand, so Ric and Sherry Boyd traveled there for their son's birth in December 1994. "We flew straight back to America when I was old enough to travel," Tyler...

Challenging times ahead as Lampard returns to Chelsea

Jul. 4, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

Frank Lampard was hired as the first English manager of Chelsea in 23 years on Thursday, making a return to the club where he is the all-time record scorer from his trophy-laden 13 years as a player. The appointment of the 41-year-old Lampard is something of a gamble — he has had just one year in senior...

Nick Nurse returns to Iowa for celebration of his career

Jun. 30, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON, Iowa (AP) — Toronto coach Nick Nurse's improbable path to the NBA title began as a guard for Carroll Kuemper High in the middle of Iowa way back in the 1980s. He returned to his home state this weekend for a celebration of a career — a weekend that included a family reunion on a farm...

Acclaimed prep basketball coach Gene Pingatore dies at 83

Jun. 27, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

WESTCHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Gene Pingatore, the winningest boys' basketball coach in Illinois history who gained national attention when he appeared in the 1994 documentary "Hoop Dreams," has died. He was 83. Ronald Hoover, principal at St. Joseph High School in Westchester, says Pingatore died Wednesday at...

Louisville quality control staffer indicted on theft charge

Jun. 27, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Louisville quality control assistant Cortney Braswell has been indicted on a theft charge in Tennessee, where he used to work as a high school football coach. The Tennessee Comptroller's office says Braswell was coaching Central High School in Harrison, Tennessee, in 2016-17 when...