Latest High school sports News

Russell County head football coach Mark Rose speaks during High School Football Media Days in Opelika, Ala., on July 22, 2020.  Football is Mark Rose's life. He was an undersized lineman on Auburn's SEC championship teams of the late 1980s under Pat Dye. He's been a high school coach for three decades. But there was no way Rose was sending his players onto the field in the middle of a pandemic.(Jordan D. Hill/Opelika-Auburn News via AP)

Column: High school coach takes brave stand against COVID-19

Nov. 20, 2020 5:42 PM EST

For Mark Rose, football is more than a living. It's a way of life. But it's not worth dying for. Rose has become a lonely but powerful voice: a longtime high school coach — one of the more successful in football-mad Alabama — who finds it ludicrous to be carrying on with prep sports in the midst of...

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton passes against the Baltimore Ravens in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Newton and hard-running Patriots to test Houston's defense

Nov. 19, 2020 1:38 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — After failing to stop the run all season, the Houston Texans will face another test on Sunday against the New England Patriots, a team that runs the ball more than any team in the NFL. The Patriots (4-5) lead the NFL this season with 301 rushing attempts and rank third by averaging 161.1...

Auburn lands Top 5 recruit, prep forward Jabari Smith

Nov. 18, 2020 11:36 AM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn has landed the highest rated recruit in program history, five-star power forward Jabari Smith. Tigers coach Bruce Pearl announced the signing Tuesday of the 6-foot-10, 215-pounder from Tyrone, Georgia. Smith is rated the nation's No. 5 recruit by 247Sports and ESPN and fourth...

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' Josh McCown speaks during a news conference after an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Philadelphia. In 2002 the Houston Texans were an expansion team preparing for their first season and McCown had just wrapped up his college career at nearby Sam Houston State. Nineteen seasons and nine teams later the quarterback finally got his wish when he signed with the Texans this month to be their third quarterback behind Deshaun Watson and AJ McCarron. (AP Photo/Michael Perez, File)

McCown with Texans 19 seasons after hoping to join team

Nov. 17, 2020 7:24 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — In 2002, the Houston Texans were an expansion team preparing for their first season and Josh McCown had just wrapped up his college career at nearby Sam Houston State. Back then the Texas native longed to play for the new franchise, but he was drafted by Arizona instead. Nineteen seasons...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, then-Montverde Academy's Cade Cunningham (1) drives against an unidentified IMG Academy defender during a high school basketball game at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass. Oklahoma State could have a year to remember, even if it doesn’t end in the NCAA Tournament. Freshman point guard Cade Cunningham, a preseason Associated Press All-American, stayed at Oklahoma State despite the NCAA banning the Cowboys from postseason play this season. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

Top freshmen forge their own paths in picking schools

Nov. 17, 2020 6:07 AM EST

Many of the nation’s brightest prospects in the most recent recruiting class didn’t necessarily select the most obvious schools. Kentucky, Duke and Kansas have landed many of the notable one-and-done performers over the last decade. But according to composite rankings of recruiting sites compiled by...

Kevin and Rontunda Moran, who lost their 17-year-old son, Jaquan Anderson, to the coronavirus, pose with T-shirts bearing his likeness, in their home in New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Jaquan was getting ready for his senior year in high school and all the milestones that mark the beginning of adulthood — getting his driver's license, voting and heading to college. He died March 22, one of the youngest victims of the coronavirus that has largely taken the lives of older people. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Lives Lost: A smiling teenager ready to meet the future

Nov. 12, 2020 12:18 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jaquan Anderson, a 17-year-old from New Orleans, was getting ready for his senior year in high school and all the milestones that mark the beginning of adulthood — getting his driver's license, voting and heading to college. “He was so ready for this year. He was so...

In this Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 photo, Debra Hixon, wife of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School athletic director Chris Hixon, who was killed during a school shooting, speaks as Florida governor Ron DeSantis, left, looks on during a news conference, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Hixon, easily won election to the nine-member Broward County school board. She joins Lori Alhadeff, whose 14-year-old daughter Alyssa also died in the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting. Fourteen students and three staff members were killed. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Widow of Florida massacre victim elected to school board

Nov. 4, 2020 12:35 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The widow of a teacher killed in the 2018 Florida high school massacre has won election Tuesday to that county's school board, joining the mother of a slain student. Debra Hixon, the widow of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School athletic director Chris Hixon, easily won...

Dortmund's Giovanni Reyna, right, and Zenit's Wilmar Barrios, left, challenge for the ball during the Champions League group F soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Zenit Saint Petersburg in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (Bernd Thissen/Pool via AP)

Gio Reyna among 10 players who could make US debuts at Wales

Nov. 3, 2020 2:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Gio Reyna could make his U.S. debut next week on the eve of his 18th birthday. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder, a son of former U.S. captain Claudio Reyna, is among 10 players on the youthful 24-man American roster who could debut in an exhibition against Wales at Swansea on Nov. 12. The...

FILE - Philadelphia Union's Alejandro Bedoya, right, and Chicago Fire's Djordje Mihailovic, left, go after the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Chester, Pa. The best team in MLS is the one with the least awareness in Philadelphia. But the Union have emerged after 12 long years not only as a team on the brink of clinching the best record in the league with a win Sunday, Nov. 1,  but as a true contender to win the championship. (Charles Fox/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)

Doop! Union emerge out of Philadelphia as best in MLS

Oct. 31, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jim Curtin is a Philly guy who hits some of the best restaurants for date night, plays whiffle ball with his kids in city parks and counts himself a big fan of Questlove. For a guy who loves his city, Curtin and his team are getting back plenty of admiration. The Philadelphia Union hit...

People gather during a counter protest against Black Lives Matter in Vancouver, Wash., Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, after a candlelight vigil for Kevin Peterson Jr., who was killed in Thursday's shooting with police involved. The Clark County Sheriff's office has not released any details on the Thursday evening shooting in Hazel Dell, but a man told The Oregonian/OregonLive that his 21-year-old son was fatally shot by police. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)

Unrest erupts over police killing of Black man near Portland

Oct. 31, 2020 4:39 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Tensions boiled over into unrest late Friday following a vigil for a Black man shot and killed by law enforcement in a city near Portland, Oregon, in southwestern Washington state. Mourners gathered in Hazel Dell, an unincorporated area of Vancouver, Washington, where family and...