Latest Youth sports News

Former hockey Olympian Lyndsey Fry giving back in Arizona

Jan. 17, 2019 2:39 AM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Lyndsey Fry could have continued playing hockey. She had a stellar collegiate career, a degree, an Olympic silver medal placed around her neck, so playing professionally was a logical next step. The grueling rehab from hip surgery it would take to get back to an elite level was not...

Ex-city councilor begins prison sentence for embezzlement

Jan. 15, 2019 11:11 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former Providence city councilor who pleaded no contest to misusing campaign funds and embezzling from a youth sports organization has started his prison term. Kevin Jackson was charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from a youth track program he founded. The Providence...

Woman pleads guilty to stealing from youth sports group

Jan. 10, 2019 10:41 AM EST

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $500,000 combined from her employer and the youth lacrosse organization where she served as treasurer. The Record-Journal reports that 49-year-old Courtney Wells, of Southington, pleaded guilty this week to two counts of...

NY man pleads guilty in Albany youth coach's death

Jan. 8, 2019 7:50 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man has admitted killing a beloved youth football league coach outside an Albany nightclub. The Times Union says Shaquille Owens pleaded guilty on Monday to second-degree murder in the Sept. 29 shooting of Joseph Davis. Davis, who had volunteered as a bouncer for a dance...

Youth tennis instructor faces additional sex-related charges

Jan. 3, 2019 3:28 PM EST

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey youth tennis instructor faces multiple sex-related charges including kidnapping and sexual assault against one of his students and other children, according to a new indictment released this week by authorities in Monmouth County. Terry Kuo, who also allegedly uses the...

Former softball coach sentenced to prison

Jan. 3, 2019 12:45 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former youth softball coach in New Hampshire has been sentenced to four years in prison for possessing child pornography. WMUR-TV reports 29-year-old Trevor Palladino, of Milford, was sentenced Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to exchanging sexually explicit photos with a...

Indiana community using creativity to help rehab park

Dec. 29, 2018 10:23 AM EST

DECATUR, Ind. (AP) — Residents of a small northeastern Indiana city are finding creative ways to help raise more money for rehabbing a youth baseball park. The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette reports that community boosters in Decatur have sold handmade quilts, T-shirts and fleece sweat shirts. The sales...

Hockey fundraiser raises $10,000 for police officer's family

Dec. 26, 2018 11:59 AM EST

HINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A holiday hockey doubleheader in Massachusetts has helped raise about $10,000 for the family of a slain police sergeant. The Patriot Ledger reports that the holiday tradition of girls and boys hockey games between Weymouth and Hingham is popular in both towns, but this year also...

Little League star Mo'ne Davis to play softball at Hampton

Dec. 19, 2018 4:55 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game, will attend Hampton University and play softball. At 13, Davis delivered her 70-mph fastballs for Philadelphia's Taney Youth Baseball Association during the 2014 LLWS and became a national celebrity. She...

Coaching website tries to shift conversation about sex abuse

Dec. 19, 2018 11:21 AM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — It's one task to compile a list of banned coaches, quite another to identify all the good ones. While Olympic overseers struggle to compile a comprehensive list of bad actors in the wake of a wide-ranging sex-abuse crisis, an entrepreneur with a passion for youth sports is...