Latest Youth sports News

Seventh graders taking class to water was a stroke of genius

May. 22, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (AP) — Taking dozens of seventh graders kayaking along Broad Creek wasn’t a dare. Maybe a challenge for some. And a test of patience for others. But leading swaths of life jacket-clad students — fueled with field trip exuberance and teenage wit — tandem...

Rubio Rubin approved for switch to Guatemala from US

May. 18, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

Real Salt Lake forward Rubio Rubin has been approved by FIFA to switch his national team affiliation to Guatemala from the United States. Guatemala's governing body made the announcement Tuesday. Rubin, a 26-year-old from Beaverton,...

Mixed Texas ruling allows trans youth parent investigations

May. 13, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Friday allowed the state to investigate parents of transgender youth for child abuse while also ruling in favor of one family that was among the first contacted by child welfare officials following an order by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 13, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. May 11, 2022. Editorial: Should girls lacrosse players wear helmets? Of course they should If the absence of mandatory helmets in girls lacrosse seems baffling, consider the history of protective equipment in baseball. The most...

S. Carolina nears transgender sports ban after Senate vote

May. 04, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would ban transgender students from playing girls’ or women’s sports in public schools and colleges, likely clearing the way for the state to join a dozen others that have passed similar laws in recent years. ...

Breaking down players selected in 1st round of NFL draft

Apr. 29, 2022 00:00 AM EDT

The players chosen in the first round Thursday of the NFL draft: 1) Jaguars — Travon Walker, DE, 6-foot-5, 275 pounds, Georgia Breakdown: Speed and athleticism for his size and build are prototypical and he could probably add some weight without losing much of what...

Girls hockey programs show promise in nontraditional markets

Apr. 28, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Megan Grenon stretched outside the rink before a rare showcase of women’s hockey in the Washington, D.C, area when a young girl approached with her parents. “Are you a hockey player? Are you playing today?” the girl asked. “Yeah,”...

Man pleads guilty to crashing into bleachers, killing man

Apr. 26, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A driver who crashed into bleachers at a youth baseball game, killing a 76-year-old man, pleaded guilty to manslaughter, driving under the influence and reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon on Tuesday. Jonathan Burt, 31, of Lisbon, was sentenced in...

Column: Amid increasing abuse, officials flee youth sports

Apr. 23, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — When one looks at the ugly bruise encircling Kristi Moore's left eye, it's not surprising so many refs and umps are hanging up their stripes. Why put up with incessant taunts and threats from out-of-control parents? Why fret over potential violence —...

Louisiana governor: Trans girls sports bill is 'unnecessary'

Apr. 20, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday that he remains opposed to a bill what would keep transgender athletes in Louisiana from competing on college and K-12 women’s and girls’ sport teams, but he stopped short of saying he would veto a bill that passed the Senate...