Latest Youth sports News

Spirited Sargent, budding star, returns to St. Louis with US

Sep. 9, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

Josh Sargent's red hair could become as known in St. Louis as the Gateway Arch one day if he develops into an American soccer star. Fresh off a spectacular strike for his first goal of the Bundesliga season, the 19-year-old forward is slated to start in his hometown Tuesday night when the United States plays...

'I've gained brothers': Girl makes impact as football kicker

Sep. 7, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Eastern York football coach Josh Campbell wants the most dedicated athletes to play for his team. So when he saw one particular student spend most of last offseason woking out in the weight room alongside his players, he knew this was someone he wanted to add to the roster. It didn't...

Ex-Bruins goalie Tim Thomas breaks years-long silence

Sep. 4, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

Retired NHL goaltender Tim Thomas broke a years-long public silence Wednesday after being named as part of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame's class of 2019. The mercurial Thomas, who led the Boston Bruins to the Stanley Cup in 2011 and made headlines for refusing to visit then-President Barack Obama at the...

For this 12-year-old, college sports came early

Sep. 3, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

PEMBROKE, N.H. (AP) — The Southern New Hampshire University women's soccer team will feature an extra player at home games this season, and her name is Katie Chase. No, she won't be playing when SNHU kicks off its season with a home game next Friday against Mercy College. Instead, after fighting a genetic...

Louisiana's Little League champs to ride in Bacchus parade

Sep. 2, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's Little League World Series champions are getting more recognition. Krewe of Bacchus Captain Clark Brennan says the East Bank team and the Eastbank girls World Series finalists will ride on a special float in the krewe's Mardi Gras parade on Sunday, Feb. 23. Brennan says the...

Decatur's Mr. Reliable: Make takes on school district jobs

Sep. 1, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Like a kindergarten student learning his numbers, Phil Hastings used his fingers to add up the number of superintendents that have employed him in Decatur City Schools. "Wait one second," he said after using his fingers to count to seven. Hastings had forgotten to include the interim...

Trial delayed for ex-coach accused of sex crime

Aug. 31, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — A former youth basketball coach accused of having sex with an underage player has had his trial in Virginia postponed because a jury couldn't be selected. The Winchester Star reports that 49-year-old Norman Lee Blowe Jr.'s trial in Frederick County Circuit Court has been rescheduled...

New Jersey honors Little League team that made World Series

Aug. 29, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

EWING TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has honored the team that competed in the Little League World Series after capturing the state and Mid-Atlantic Championships. Gov. Phil Murphy and State Police Superintendent Col. Patrick Callahan hosted the Elmora Troopers and their families Thursday at the State...

Trial delayed for coach accused of sexually abusing boys

Aug. 28, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (AP) — The trial of a Massachusetts youth hockey coach charged with sexually abusing 10 boys has been delayed until May. The Salem News reports that 32-year-old Christopher Prew, of Winthrop, was arrested in February 2018 after the mother of a 9-year-old boy went to Marblehead police to...

Trump to Little League champs: 'See you at the White House!'

Aug. 26, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is applauding the Louisiana team that claimed its first Little League World Series title, tweeting: "Congratulations to Louisiana's Champions. See you at the White House!" The team from suburban New Orleans beat Curacao 8-0 to win the title on Sunday. The champions...