Latest Youth sports News

Kodiak native starts in Hollywood visual effects

Apr. 20, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Next time you watch a movie or a television show, pay special attention to the credits. You might just see a former Kodiak athletic star's name scroll by. Tim LeDoux, better known on the island for being part of the 2001 undefeated Kodiak boys basketball team, is living the Hollywood...

Softball league president denies failing to pay caterer

Apr. 19, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The president of a Connecticut youth softball organization has pleaded not guilty to a charge of failing to pay a caterer thousands of dollars he allegedly owed for a league banquet. The Stamford Advocate reports that 62-year-old Charles Pia Sr., president of the city's Babe Ruth...

Feds seek 180 years for Iowa coach who exploited 400 boys

Apr. 19, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former elite youth basketball coach who sexually exploited more than 400 boys over a decade in Iowa deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison, federal prosecutors argue. Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence 43-year-old Greg Stephen to the maximum possible penalty of...

Aussie doctors bestowed Thai royal honors for cave rescue

Apr. 19, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Two Australian doctors were given royal honors in Thailand on Friday for helping rescue a boys soccer team from a flooded cave and said they are looking forward to a reunion with the youngsters they helped save. Richard Harris and Craig Challen were given the award at a ceremony presided...

Brit who helped save Thai kids rescued from Tennessee cave

Apr. 18, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

JACKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a diver who helped save a youth soccer team from a flooded cave in Thailand last year has himself been rescued from a cave in Tennessee. Jackson County Emergency Management spokesman Derek Woolbright said Josh Bratchley had been missing for nearly 28 hours when...

Ban on tackle football before 8th grade opposed at rally

Apr. 16, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Young football players, parents and coaches are urging the Massachusetts Legislature to reject a proposed ban on children playing tackle football until they reach the eighth grade. With schools on vacation this week, the Massachusetts Youth Football Alliance organized a Statehouse rally on...

Jackson-Davis, Layden earn most votes on all-state teams

Apr. 15, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Trayce Jackson-Davis couldn't win a state title. The individual awards are still coming. The Center Grove star earned the most votes on this year's Associated Press All-State boys' basketball team, determined by Indiana sportswriters, broadcasters and coaches and announced Monday....

Youth soccer coach charged with sexual abuse of girls

Apr. 15, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former coach with the Chicago Fire junior soccer team has been arrested on charges that he tried to trick young female players into having sex with him and inappropriately touched a player. The Chicago Tribune reports that prosecutors allege 49-year-old Fernando Calderon suggested to...

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Apr. 13, 2019 4:31 AM EDT

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes boys playing soccer in the historic Kasbah of Algiers, Algeria; a horse-drawn...

Youth basketball coach charged with assaulting referee

Apr. 8, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a Michigan youth basketball coach accused of punching a Kentucky referee, knocking him unconscious, has been charged with assault. News outlets cite a statement from the McCracken County sheriff's office in Kentucky that says 40-year-old Keyon Menifield of Flint,...