Latest High school sports News

Whistle while you watch? Vandy fan plans to keep noise down

Jun. 21, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Fans at the College World Series and across the Southeastern Conference may have never seen Preacher Franklin. They've surely heard him. Franklin is one of the two famous, or infamous, "Vanderbilt Whistlers," and his distinctive chirps can be heard throughout stadiums the Commodores play...

Mets name 82-year-old Phil Regan interim pitching coach

Jun. 20, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Mets fired pitching coach Dave Eiland and bullpen coach Chuck Hernández on Thursday, and named Phil Regan interim pitching coach, Ricky Bones interim bullpen coach and Jeremy Accardo interim pitching strategist. The team announced the moves before its game against the...

Hachimura hopes his success helps growth of Japan basketball

Jun. 20, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rui Hachimura used to adore a manga and anime series called "Slam Dunk," which followed a high school basketball team's trials and tribulations and helped bring the sport into the Japanese consciousness. Though Hachimura was born in Toyama Prefecture two years after the series ended in...

Police chief: Player was laughing and joking, then collapsed

Jun. 19, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

AMITE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana high school sophomore has died after a football practice held late to avoid summer heat. Amite Police Chief Jerry Trabonna tells news outlets that 15-year-old Terrance Allen was laughing and joking with teammates when he collapsed in the locker room about 9 p.m. Tuesday. He...

High school athletes file complaint over transgender policy

Jun. 18, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Three Connecticut girls who have run high school track have filed a federal discrimination complaint saying a statewide policy on transgender athletes has cost them top finishes in races and possibly college scholarships. The complaint filed Monday with the U.S. Education...

LaMelo Ball, 17, signs with Australian team to prep for NBA

Jun. 17, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — American teenager LaMelo Ball has signed with the Illawarra Hawks for the upcoming National Basketball League season, the second top U.S. prospect to join the Australian league under its Next Stars Program. The 17-year-old guard is rated as one of the best U.S. high school basketball players...

More than 20 Mississippi students hospitalized in bus crash

Jun. 17, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

MCCARLEY, Miss. (AP) — A bus fell onto its side on a busy Mississippi highway Monday, causing more than 20 high school students to be hospitalized. One student was airlifted to a hospital with severe injuries, Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Ronnie Shive told The Greenwood Commonwealth . Shive...

QB Josh McCown retires after 16 NFL seasons

Jun. 17, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh McCown was sometimes the starting quarterback, often the backup — and always among the most-respected and well-liked players in whatever locker room he was in. And there were many. McCown, who turns 40 on July 4, wrote in a piece for The Players' Tribune posted Monday that he is...

Charge dismissed against officer whose gun fired at school

Jun. 17, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A charge has been dismissed against a Michigan police officer whose personal gun accidentally fired into the floor of a high school gymnasium as he watched a wrestling tournament. WHMI-FM reports the dismissal followed a plea agreement for Flint police Lt. Mark Boudreau, who...

Indians still hoping Ramirez can rebound

Jun. 17, 2019 2:21 AM EDT

There were plenty of highlights for the Cleveland Indians in their weekend sweep at Detroit: Jake Bauers hit for the cycle, Leonys Martin stole home and Trevor Bauer threw his first career shutout. Another plus for the Indians: Some signs of life from the bat of Jose Ramirez. The Cleveland third baseman had four...