HIGH SCHOOL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Texas umpire investigated for trying to sabotage home run

A high school baseball umpire in Texas is under investigation for seemingly trying to sabotage a player by covering home plate in dirt to try nullifying a batter’s home run. Texas (Texarkana) High School played Whitehouse High School in a three-game series over the weekend as part of the state’s 5A playoffs. Texas lost the series 2-1, and shady umpiring may have played a role...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas town will build $63M high school football stadium

The fact that the people of McKinney, Texas just voted to put $50.3 million towards a new 12,000-seat football stadium for their high school team isn’t surprising. This is Texas. We’ve all seen Friday Night Lights. We know how this works. What might be surprising is that it’s not even going to be the biggest high school football stadium in the region. The town of Allen is...
Via The Comeback
May 10, 2016  |  Discuss

H.S. football player arrested over indecent yearbook photo

An Arizona high school football player was arrested over the weekend after a prank went way, way too far. Hunter Osborn, a 19-year-old student athlete at Red Mountain High School in Mesa, was taken into custody over the weekend after a photo of him exposing himself in the school’s yearbook was discovered. The photo went unnoticed by school officials and was also printed in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Five reasons Thon Maker should choose college over the NBA

Just a few years ago, Thon Maker was regarded as one of the best high school recruits in the land. As time moved forward, the legend of the Maker has dwindled since he captured the hearts of basketball enthusiasts with his unforgettable YouTube video. Now that he is 19 years of age, he is trying to make the preps-to-pros leap that guys such as LeBron James and Kobe Bryant made...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Once king of Ohio: Q&A with HS basketball star Estaban Weaver

Columbus, Ohio is best known for being the home of “THE” Ohio State University. To those who don’t know much about the capital city of Ohio, it’s nothing more than a football-driven town with a lot of cows. While Columbus is a great football city with a lot of major attractions, it’s also home to some tremendous basketball talent. From Michael Redd to Jared Sullinger and...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

HS team wins 4OT thriller that had three buzzer-beaters

If you like hoops dramatics, a Section 2AAA title game between Waseca and Marshall in Minnesota was a classic for the ages. The 103-100 Waseca victory went to four overtimes due to three buzzer beaters as the school’s battled it out to go to state. The game stretched on for over three hours and ended on a running, three-point leaner from Bluejays Cole Streich. Cole Streich...
Via The Comeback
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

14-year-old girl impaled by basketball court after diving on floor

This is the freakiest thing you’ll read today. A 14-year-old girl is recovering from an injury after she dove after a loose ball in a Wisconsin basketball game. When she hit the floor, she was impaled by a piece of the wooden floor, which split in the middle. “I mean, there’s no rhyme or reason to this one,” tournament organizer Perry Hibner told KFOR4. The confusion started...
Via NESN.com
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

President Obama tearfully remembers hero football player killed by gun violence

President Barack Obama became teary-eyed Tuesday afternoon as he recalled the story of Zaevion Dobson during a speech on gun control.The 15-year-old Dobson, a star high school football player in Knoxville, Tenn., died last month shielding a trio of teenage girls from a hail of gunfire — an action that made him something of a national hero."He wasn’t in the wrong place at the...
Via Yardbarker
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

High school hockey team tries to play two goalies at once

Tenafly High School in New Jersey has had a tough season for hockey so far. The Tigers got crushed in back-to-back losses in a home-and-home with Paramus by scores of 8-3 and 9-1 going into a matchup with St. Joseph’s … a ranked team. It was a team that they didn’t want to play: According to head coach Andy Escala, Tenafly/Cresskill (0-5-1) had tried to opt out of the game...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Canadian high schooler scores 103 points in a game

Point guard Ahmed Ali, of John Polanyi High School in Toronto, scored 103 points Wednesday night in the team's 111-76 victory over C.W. Jefferson Wednesday night. Ali, who drained 22 three-pointers in the game, joined former NBA player Denham Brown as the only Canadian players to score over 100 points in a high school contest. Brown scored 111 points in a game back in 2002. "After...
Via Yardbarker
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Parent attacks H.S. basketball coach, charged with assault

Some parents take their children’s sports a bit too seriously. One of these situations arose in Amory, Miss., on Thursday night, when Hamilton High School girls basketball head coach Sue Verner was allegedly assaulted by a parent during a boys basketball game. Here are the details of the assault, according to WCBI-TV in Mississippi. WCBI has learned that coach Verner was enforcing...
Via The Comeback
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

High school rivalry game highlighted by No. 1 team's first-ever female place kicker

Friday night’s matchup between St. Francis High School and Bellarmine College Prepin Mountain View, CA is already slated as must-see rivalry football, particularly with St. Francis being undefeated so far this season.But this week’s game is a little different from ones in previous seasons, with St. Francis’s addition of a not-so-average kicker.Enter Courtney Ogren: The soccer...
Via Yardbarker
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

H.S. football player allegedly wipes IcyHot on opponent's face

Blindsiding a referee is one thing. Hitting an opponent on the head with your helmet is another. But using IcyHot as a weapon? The line must be drawn. A high school football player in California has been accused of smearing a heat rub substance on an opposing player’s face during a game earlier this month, CBS Los Angeles reported last week. The incident allegedly occurred Sept...
Via NESN.com
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

High school RB gains 722 yards, 10 TDs in 107-90 win

If high school fantasy football was a thing, Journey Brown would have given you enough points to last a whole season Friday night. Brown is the star running back at Meadville (Pa.) High School, and to say he had a good game against DuBois (Pa.) would be an understatement. Brown rushed for a surreal 722 yards and 10 touchdowns on “only” 30 carries. His ridiculous effort broke...
Via NESN.com
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ref speared by two H.S. football players 'wants' to press charges

This past weekend, a video of two high school football players intentionally spearing a referee went viral, for obvious reasons. It turns out the two young men, who play for John Jay High School in San Antonio, Tex., could be in a great deal of trouble following the incident. According to Wayne Elliott, a secretary from the Austin Football Officials Association, the referee from...
Via College Spun
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN recruiting analyst accidentally tweets porn link

ESPN national recruiting analyst Gerry Hamilton may be in a bit of hot water after making an incredibly embarrassing mistake Wednesday afternoon. Hamilton, attempting to tweet out a link with video highlights of four-star linebacker recruit Roquan Smith, instead included a link to a PornHub video. He quickly deleted the post and replaced it with the correct link, but the damage was...
Via College Spun
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Sexual nature of alleged high school football hazings revealed

The alleged sexual hazing rituals which forced a New Jersey high school football team to cancel the rest of its season have been revealed by the parent of a player in the program — and the details are are disturbing.The reported attacks within Sayreville War Memorial High School's football program happened frequently and without warning, the parent claimed. It would start with...
Via The Other Paper
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

H.S. cancels football season amid 'sexual' hazing allegations

While local and county authorities looks into reports of a New Jersey high school football team's widespread hazing, the school has decided to cancel the remainder of its season because of the bullying allegations.After an emotional two hour meeting with school officials and parents of the football players, Sayreville High School decided to cancel the rest of the season. The cancellation...
Via The Other Paper
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

H.S. football players posing with guns on campus sparks outrage

A photo of high school football players posing with guns on campus has an Indiana community up in arms.
Via Gamedayr
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Refs flee court after controversial girls' basketball game

A girls' high school basketball game ended in confusion and controversy after the three referees ran off the court following a highly contested decision at the end of the game.With a place in the state championships at stake, Celina trailed Argyle by just one point with 4.8 seconds left in the Texas 3A Girls' Region II final, when the bizarre incident took place.Celina's Kynese...
Via The Other Paper
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Michigan State QB commit bodyslams security guard

2015 Michigan State football commit Jayru Campbell  Cass Tech High School’s Jayru Campbell is making news for all the wrong reasons. The 4-star recruit according to 247Sports, was videotaped by a Cass Tech student body-slamming a security guard at his high school on Wednesday. Wouldn’t be surprised one bit if Michigan State pulled their scholarship offer to Campbell after his...
Via Diehardsport
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

High school athlete suffers season-ending injury during team photos

Athletes often put themselves in vulnerable positions where injuries can easily occur, but one would think a player is safe during team photos. As Sheffield (Iowa) West Fork High senior Lindsey Peterson reminded us a few weeks ago, nothing is certain. The two-sport star suffered a horrific injury that ended her basketball season when she […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 02, 2014  |  2 Comments
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