HIGH SCHOOL RUMORS & GOSSIP

The second-tallest basketball player in the world made his American high school debut

Robert Bobroczky is 7-foot-7, and he’s just 16 years old. Bobroczky is also only a freshman in high school at Geneva, Ohio’s SPIRE Institute. He’s a bit older for a freshman because he’s a native of Romania where he lived until he was 14, and then played basketball in Italy for two years before moving to America. On Thursday night, Bobroczky made his American high school...
Via The Comeback
January 14, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: 15-year-old high school girl dunks during game

Fran Belibi, a sophomore from Colorado, is believed to have made history on Friday night. The Regis Jesuit High School student-athlete dunked during the first half of her team’s game against Grand Junction: First Colorado HS Girls Dunk in history. Fran Belibi 15 yr old soph. Regis Jesuit HS #SCtop10 @coloradopreps @9NEWSSports @COSportsNetwork pic.twitter.com/793MFUtsEF ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 06, 2017  |  Discuss

H.S. hockey team pays tribute to teammates killed in car accident

The Falmouth (Mass.) High School hockey team returned to their home ice Wednesday for the first time since winter break, but there were two gaping holes in their roster. On Dec. 22, senior standouts and best friends Owen Higgins and James Lavin were leaving the rink together after practice when the vehicle they were in spun off the road and hit a tree. Lavin died that night, and...
Via NESN.com
January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Grandson of Jerry Jones leads Highland Park to Texas state championship

The Dallas Cowboys have experienced a ton of success this season. The team seems poised to make their first Super Bowl run since 1995. Owner Jerry Jones and his family seems to have hit a streak of luck. So much luck, in fact, Jones had the pleasure of watching his grandson John Stephen Jones lead Highland Park High School to its first state championship in 11 years — in his own...
Via Sportsnaut
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Why you should be on the Zion Williamson bandwagon

Nearly 10 years ago, Houston-bred rapper Paul Wall had the Internet going nuts. In 2016, high school preps star Zion Williamson has supplanted the diamond grill aficionado as the talk of the World Wide Web. If haven’t heard of Williamson or know anything about him, maybe this dunk below will entice you to keep reading. Williamson, a five-star recruit, is a junior at Spartanburg...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 13, 2016  |  Discuss

H.S. football result heads to court after referees botch call

Here’s a football officiating kerfuffle that would even make the NFL blush. There’s a crisis in Illinois high school football, as Fenwick High School in Oak Park is hoping a judge will overturn the result of its state semifinal game against Plainfield North after a controversial ruling at the end of their game. Fenwick led 10-7 in the final seconds of the game. The Fenwick...
Via NESN.com
November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

High school football stadium cost in Texas exceeds $70 million

High school football in Texas is about as big a deal to the folks in Texas as FBS college football, so it’s not surprising they have big stadiums. But when you realize one stadium is going to end up costing just over $70 million, it takes your breath away. That’s what’s happening right now in the Katy school district, per Sebastian Herrera of the Houston Chronicle. Not...
Via Sportsnaut
October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Connecticut HS football team in trouble for using a play called ‘Hitler’

The Greenwich High School (Connecticut) football team is rightly in hot water following the discovery of an offensive, anti-Semitic play call the coaches and players referred to as the “Hitler” play. When the Greenwich Cardinals freshman team took the field against Trumbull on Thursday, the Greenwich players shouted the Nazi dictator’s name as a “war cry” as they entered...
Via The Comeback
October 15, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WATCH: Unreal ending to H.S. game; QB forgets to finish play

The Spanish Fork (Utah) High School football team suffered what will probably go down as its most heartbreaking loss in program history on Tuesday night. With just 3.7 seconds remaining in its Utah Class 4A state tournament play-in game, Spanish Fork had possession of the ball with a 14-11 lead over Maple Mountain. All the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 29, 2014  |  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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