Latest High school sports News

Volunteer-run athletic program gives at-risk kids purpose

Jul. 20, 2019 8:23 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hours after learning that 14-year-old Jaykwon "Bobby" Sharp had been shot and killed, Michael Whitlow lay motionless in bed, weeping and staring at the ceiling, wondering whether he had done enough. Wondering whether 10 years of helping kids stay off the streets and on a basketball...

Man pleads guilty to kicking cat like football in Missouri

Jul. 19, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 20-year-old man has pleaded guilty to kicking a cat like a ball on a Kansas City high school football field in an act that was captured on video and posted to Snapchat. The Kansas City Star reports that Johnathan Taylor, of Kansas City, was sentenced to two years of probation...

Ohio prosecutor argues video release would endanger judges

Jul. 18, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county prosecutor said Thursday releasing security camera footage of a judge being shot and wounded would reveal a courthouse's critical security infrastructure and law enforcement response protocols if provided to The Associated Press. Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane...

Soccer coach accused of sexually assaulting child in NH

Jul. 17, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Police have charged a girls soccer coach with sexually assaulting a child. Keene police say 24-year-old Alexander Waterbury, of Keene, was arrested Tuesday. He was charged with four counts of felonious sexual assault and two counts of prohibited sales of alcohol. Police say Waterbury...

Hernández, Gurriel lead Blue Jays to 10-4 win over Red Sox

Jul. 17, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Toronto pitcher Jacob Waguespack spent the day before his first major league start as a tourist in Fenway Park, signing his name inside the Green Monster and FaceTiming his high school coaches from the dugout. When the time came for him to take the mound, it was the Red Sox who were caught...

Police: 2 homicide suspects escape jail, crash stolen car

Jul. 16, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

TROY, Mo. (AP) — Two high-profile homicide suspects are being treated for injuries after using a makeshift saw to escape from a Missouri jail , carjacking a vehicle and leading police on a chase before crashing. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the federal inmates were being housed at the Lincoln...

A small town's grief after teen dies in tragic car crash

Jul. 16, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

BELLOW FALLS, Vt. (AP) — Jim Ruggiero is not anonymous anymore. Tragedy has changed all that. Strangers and mild acquaintances come up to him silently and give him a hug in a Bellows Falls cafe. Ruggiero hugs right back, strongly. Ruggiero's son Vincenzo, 15, died almost two months ago after a car crash on...

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...

Board votes to create 4 classes for high school hoops

Jul. 10, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — High school basketball teams in West Virginia are being divided into four classes instead of three, creating a larger and longer state tournament for at least the next two years. News outlets report the West Virginia Board of Education voted Wednesday to accept a Secondary School...

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...