Latest High school sports News

California makes flag football a girls' high school sport

Feb. 03, 2023 16:37 PM EST

California approved a plan Friday to make flag football a girls’ high school sport amid soaring popularity of the game and a push to get more female athletes on the field. The move by the California Interscholastic Federation — the statewide body that governs high school...

Analysis: It may be time to re-think NBA All-Star voting

Jan. 27, 2023 19:43 PM EST

It’s reasonable to think Chet Holmgren will be an NBA All-Star one day. He was a highly recruited high school player whose one year at Gonzaga was stellar enough for Oklahoma City to make him the No. 2 pick in last year’s draft. He's an obvious talent, an enormous talent. And...

Heart screening may not have prevented Hamlin's collapse

Jan. 07, 2023 00:06 AM EST

Quick on-the-field emergency care from well-rehearsed medical personnel is widely credited with helping save Damar Hamlin’s life. But whether his cardiac arrest could have been prevented is much less certain. Doctors say they’re still evaluating what caused Hamlin’s heart to...

Masters champions could be in for dinner unlike any other

Jan. 05, 2023 06:04 AM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — This exclusive field of champions might be the most anticipated event of the year. And it's nowhere near the Pacific shores along Kapalua. The Masters Club is the formal name of the annual dinner Tuesday night at Augusta National during the Masters in April,...

With mix of blue-chips and 3-stars, Michigan develops top D

Dec. 28, 2022 17:39 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The man in the middle of No. 2 Michigan's defense is Mazi Smith, a nose tackle with Herculean strength who arrived on campus as a highly touted prospect and is likely to leave as an high-round NFL draft pick. Maybe the most valuable player in the...

Boston College tops No. 21 Virginia Tech 70-65 in OT

Dec. 21, 2022 21:43 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — During recruiting, Boston College coach Earl Grant watched tape of Devin McGlockton playing football in high school, where he was a first team all-state selection in Georgia. “Devin’s supposed to be playing Power 5 tight end right now. He just decided he loved...

Court upholds Connecticut's transgender athlete policy

Dec. 16, 2022 14:27 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a challenge to Connecticut's policy of allowing transgender girls to compete in girls high school sports, rejecting arguments by four cisgender runners who said they were unfairly forced to race against transgender athletes. ...

Ohio education bill, transgender athlete ban die in House

Dec. 15, 2022 17:30 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The latest proposal to give Ohio’s governor more power overseeing K-12 education cleared the state Senate with a ban on transgender student-athletes in girls sports — but hit a roadblock hours later when the legislation fell several votes short of passage in the House...

Nike Hoop Summit to feature women's game for 1st time

Dec. 09, 2022 12:06 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Nike Hoop Summit, an annual event that pits top U.S. high school players against a team of International players age 19 and under, is adding a women’s matchup for the first time. The next summit will be in Portland on April 8, USA Basketball...

Tennessee high school sports org votes to allow NIL deals

Dec. 09, 2022 10:54 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The rulemaking arm of Tennessee’s high school sports oversight organization has made a change that allows student athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness. A news release from the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association says its...