Latest High school sports News

Nestor downgraded, but tornado damages Florida homes

Oct. 19, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Nestor was downgraded Saturday after it spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida but spared an area of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year ago by Hurricane Michael. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said several homes were damaged and...

1 dead after plane landing on Alaska island went off runway

Oct. 19, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — One person died after a commuter airplane went off the end of a runway while landing at an airport in the remote Aleutian Islands fishing community of Unalaska, authorities said Friday. Alaska State Troopers identified the victim as David Allan Oltman, 38, of Washington state. The...

Auburn's Malzahn returns home to face old friend at Arkansas

Oct. 18, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Like most football players who grew up in Arkansas, Gus Malzahn dreamed about wearing the cardinal helmet with the running Razorback on the side. As a star at Fort Smith Christian School, Malzahn walked on at Arkansas in the early 1980s, but eventually left Fayetteville for...

Shaq donates a year's rent to a paralyzed Atlanta boy

Oct. 18, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal has donated a year's rent in a new home to an Atlanta woman whose 12-year-old son was paralyzed in a shooting at a football game. O'Neal tells WXIA-TV that Isaiah Payton's family had been living in a one-bedroom apartment that wasn't accessible for...

Only 1% of 100K teachers in Missouri, Kansas are black men

Oct. 11, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Charles King remembers in his third year teaching a parent called him aside and told him to be more authentic, to let some of his roots show because the black students in that urban Houston school needed to know he was one of them. The encounter changed the way that King, now 39 and...

Mississippi residents 'may skip church' to watch Saints-Jags

Oct. 10, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints and Jacksonville Jaguars are big in Brandon, Mississippi, these days. And not just because Saints linebacker Demario Davis and Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew have banners flying outside the high school football stadium there. Davis and Minshew will...

Steelers' season could rest in the hands of QB Devlin Hodges

Oct. 9, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Out of work on the first Saturday in September after getting cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Devlin Hodges sat in his parent's house in Kimberly, Alabama, texted his high school coach Dusty Goode and asked Goode if he wanted to come over and watch some football. As afternoon turned to...

Police: High school coach lifted $40 from player's wallet

Oct. 9, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico football coach has been fired and faces criminal charges after authorities said a student used a cellphone video to capture the coach on video taking money from a player's wallet. State Police arrested Miyamura High School coach John D. Roanhaus on Saturday following a...

2 players ineligible on Briles-coached high school team

Oct. 8, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A district executive committee has ruled that two players on an East Texas high school football team coached by former Baylor coach Art Briles are ineligible. The Dallas Morning News reports the committee voted 6-0 on Tuesday that Brock and Cameron Nellor moved to the Mount Vernon Independent...

Surge in players seeking mental health treatment in England

Oct. 4, 2019 3:38 AM EDT

Dropping in on football clubs across England to speak to players, Michael Bennett poses a question he already know the answers to. “How many of you look after the physical aspects of your game?” The hands all go up, of course. They don’t need to be reminded of the importance of sleep,...