Latest High school sports News

Amid new grief, schools finish playoff game on Eagles’ field

Nov. 20, 2019 6:31 PM EST

A 10-year-old New Jersey boy who was shot at a high school football game last week died Wednesday, shortly before the game was resumed at the home field of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, where an announcer proclaimed that “acts of violence do not win.” Micah Tennant was shot in the neck...

Texans host Colts on Thursday night for AFC South lead

Nov. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson learned from a high school coach that no matter how good or bad a game was, he had to move on to the next one quickly, or "snap and clear," as his old coach used to say. That mantra will be perhaps more important than usual this week as Watson and...

Georgia editorial roundup

Nov. 20, 2019 3:20 PM EST

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: ___ Nov. 20 The Valdosta Daily Times on heart attack symptoms: South Georgia Medical Center issued a warning this week that should be heeded any time of year but especially during the hectic, often stressful holiday season. A statement from South Georgia Medical Center...

Philadelphia Eagles to host HS football game after shooting

Nov. 18, 2019 8:07 PM EST

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have offered to host a high school football game that was interrupted by a shooting that left a 10-year-old boy in critical condition. The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association says in a release Monday that the game between Pleasantville...

16-year-old killed when shots fired into Dallas-area home

Nov. 18, 2019 7:53 PM EST

PLANO, Texas (AP) — Officials say a 16-year-old high school football player was fatally shot in suburban Dallas when someone fired into a home after several people were kicked out of a party there. Plano police say the shooting happened Saturday evening. The nearby Allen Independent School District...

4 die in Illinois crash after high school football game

Nov. 18, 2019 2:21 PM EST

VANDALIA, Ill. (AP) — A small Illinois school is grieving the deaths of two students in a weekend crash that also killed the grandparents of one of the girls. Fourteen-year-old Vandalia High School freshman Jenna Protz died along with her grandparents, 73-year-old William Protz and 72-year-old Jackolyn...

Record attendance at women’s soccer game in Brazil

Nov. 17, 2019 10:30 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian women’s soccer set an attendance record on Saturday with more than 28,000 fans at the Arena Corinthians stadium to watch the second leg of the Sao Paulo state championship final. Corinthians beat local rival Sao Paulo 3-0 in front of 28,862 fans, Corinthians tweeted. Match...

Last-minute audible: Kaepernick back to school for workout

Nov. 17, 2019 12:41 AM EST

RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick’s saga took another surreal turn Saturday — a last-minute audible to nix an NFL-arranged workout and a quick dash 60 miles to the other side of metro Atlanta, where the exiled quarterback staged his own impromptu passing display on a high school field in...

Alleged gunman, victim among 6 charged after game shooting

Nov. 16, 2019 11:55 PM EST

Six men have been charged after a shooting at a New Jersey high school football game that critically wounded a 10-year-old boy and sent players and the packed crowd fleeing in panic. Ibn Abdullah, 27, was the target of the Friday night shooting and was charged because a gun was found on him when emergency...

Alaska ski coach suspended amid domestic violence claims

Nov. 16, 2019 5:24 PM EST

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska high school skiing head coach was suspended Friday after school officials discovered allegations were made against him in a domestic violence protective order petition, school district officials said. The ex-girlfriend of West Valley High School coach Nicholas Crawford...