Latest High school sports News

Black prep player told to sit near banana peels: 'I'm fine'

Apr. 13, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — A Black football player at an Illinois high school captured on video sitting in a locker littered with banana peels after a teammate threatened to break his knees if he didn't comply says he's “fine" and wants people to “stop talking about the incident." ...

Detroit Edison guard Damiya Hagemann named Miss Basketball

Apr. 13, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Damiya Hagemann of Detroit Edison has been named Michigan’s Miss Basketball. The Mick McCabe Miss Basketball award honors the state’s top senior female player. Hagemann, who plans to attend Michigan State, was given the award Tuesday. ...

Tulsa hires Arizona State assistant Nelp as women's coach

Apr. 12, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa has hired Arizona State assistant Angie Nelp to coach its women’s basketball team. Tulsa made the announcement on Monday. Nelp spent four years on the Arizona State staff and was promoted to associate head coach last...

Video shows Black player forced to sit near banana peels

Apr. 12, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

A Black football player at a northwest Illinois high school is seen on video sitting down in a locker littered with banana peels after a teammate threatens to break his knees if he doesn't comply. Moline Police Chief Darren Gault called the incident at Moline High School...

New this week: 'Big Shot,' 'Mare of Easttown' and 'Monday'

Apr. 12, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Sebastian Stan’s devoted followers are certainly getting a fair amount of him...

Wyoming football recruit killed in Dallas hotel shooting

Apr. 12, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A member of Wyoming’s 2021 football recruiting class was shot to death at a Texas hotel. Tony Evans Jr., 17, died at a hospital after the shooting early Sunday at the Hawthorn Suites near the Dallas Love Field Airport. Another person, whom police...

Ollie named coach of new league designed for prep standouts

Apr. 12, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

Former UConn coach Kevin Ollie has joined a new basketball league designed to provide elite high school players another potential pathway to the NBA. Ollie will serve as coach and director of player development for Overtime Elite, which markets itself to players between...

Ground broken for building named for late student-athlete

Apr. 12, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

RICHMOND, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island high school has broken ground on a new athletic fieldhouse that will be named in honor of a former student who died after collapsing in the middle of a soccer game four years ago. About 300 people, including her parents and friends,...

Spring game is last for UAB at Birmingham's Legion Field

Apr. 11, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama at Birmingham has played its last game at Birmingham's legendary Legion Field, leaving the stadium known as the “Football Capital of the South” with few tenants. That history was on a lot of minds at the UAB spring...

Football fundraiser to transform 'worst field in America'

Apr. 11, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Since resurrecting its six-man football program in 2016, coaches and players at tiny Branson High School took perverse pride in playing on a rut-and-rock strewn pasture they claimed as the worst field in America. Opponents offered no argument — and last winter announced...