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...

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...

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...

The Latest: Man wounded in shooting at game faces charges

Nov. 16, 2019 2:00 PM EST

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a high school football game in New Jersey (all times local): 2 p.m. A man wounded during a shooting at a high school football game in New Jersey is now facing charges himself. Pleasantville police say the 27-year-old man is facing weapons charges. They...

Football brings some peace to Sioux family after suicide

Nov. 16, 2019 12:51 PM EST

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Teenagers Jashawn and Jayton Pease embraced in the end zone while celebrating the 74-39 victory that made their Crow Creek Chieftains the champions of South Dakota’s tribal school league. But as they hugged, tears streamed down their faces. Jashawn, 15, pounded his fist...

Man, young boy shot at New Jersey high school football game

Nov. 16, 2019 5:20 AM EST

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Players and spectators ran for cover Friday night when a gunman opened fire at a New Jersey high school football game, wounding two people. One of the wounded was a young boy, who was airlifted to a children’s hospital in Philadelphia “with some serious...

Huddled in locker room after shooting, team relied on texts

Nov. 14, 2019 10:02 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — When gunfire rang out Thursday morning at his high school, basketball player Noah Sanchez was working on his outside shot in the gym before class, listening to pop music playing in his headphones. He didn’t hear the shots in the nearby quad, but word traveled fast,...