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HS football coach fired over rap video featuring drugs

    A Simi Valley High School football coach was fired this week after school officials caught wind of a music video he created that depicted acts of buying and selling drugs on the street. Otis Newell, who has coached youth football for 10 years and served as Simi Valley’s defensive coordinator, was terminated after another coach in the school district discovered his rap...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: High school seals win with perfect hidden ball trick

Rye (Colo.) High School defeated Hotchkiss in an exciting 9-8 semifinal on Saturday to advance to the Colorado 2A state championship game. Much of the Thunderbolts’ success is owed to an incredibly clever hidden ball trick. Hotchkiss had a runner in scoring position in the seventh inning and was threatening to tie the game or...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mother says special needs son forced to remove varsity letter

The mother of a Wichita student with Down Syndrome claims her son was recently asked by the school to remove his varsity letter. Michael Kelley, a special needs student at Wichita East High School, wears a varsity letter on his jacket like some of his peers. Michael’s adoptive mother Jolinda says school officials told her...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mo'ne Davis displays her basketball skills with Harlem Globetrotters

American Little League pitcher Mo'ne Davis recently joined the Harlem Globetrotters and scored five points to help them chalk up another victory against the Washington Generals.Davis had originally suited up with the Generals, but was "recruited" by the Globetrotters and switched uniforms in the middle of the game. Davis scored five points, with a three-pointer and a crossover...
Via Holdout Sports
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Dale Hansen shames racist sports with speech

Dale Hansen delivered a powerful message to racist sports fans after they held up signs that read "white power" at a high school basketball game. The post Starting Lineups: Dale Hansen Is The Man, Shames Racist Sports Fans With Speech appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Father and son allegedly attack coach over playing time

A father and son who allegedly attacked a basketball coach after a Trinity (Ky.) High School were arrested on Tuesday and charged with assault. According to WDRB in Louisville, Demetrius Franklin, 48, and his Daelyn Franklin, 18, have been accused of approaching Doss High School coach Tony Williams in a hallway at Trinity and hitting...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 28, 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

High school player throws down dunk of the year (VIDEO)

16-year-old sophomore Michael Porter Jr. threw down a dunk that is generating so much buzz on social media, it nearly broke the Internet. Porter Jr., who Rivals ranks as the No. 4 overall player in the 2017 class, is already drawing comparisons to the likes of Kevin Durant and others. He’s 6’8″ and isn’t even done growing yet. And he’s also extremely athletic. And...
Via The Sports Daily
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nike delivers gear to H.S. teams in crazy helicopter

Nike is zooming around in a helicopter that looks like it should be transporting the President of the United States and delivering equipment to high school football teams. This is certainly the most distinctly American thing I’ve seen today. Nike just dropped a care package off for the Moeller football team …. In a helicopter pic.twitter.com/vChLwZcSes — Jordan R. (@baseball_fein18...
Via The Student Section
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

H.S. bans football shirts as slogan 'connotes rape culture'

A Texas school district has banned a football team from wearing T-shirts with the slogan "Shhhhhhh just let it happen" after questions over whether the message could also glorify rape.  The shirt was designed by senior members of the Arlington Martin High School football team and printed by the football booster club.  It reads "Martin Football" in big gray letters above...
Via The Other Paper
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

A coach in the kill zone: Coaching up the underdogs in East Oakland

There's nothing like growing up in East Oakland, and coaching high school football there can be the ultimate challenge. The post A Coach In The Kill Zone: Coaching Up The Underdogs In East Oakland appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Simi Valley team recreates Sandlot photo for Halloween

The Simi Valley (Calif.) High School baseball team blew away all competition with their awesome Halloween costumes. Nine members of the school’s baseball program banded together to recreate the iconic photo from “The Sandlot,” and they absolutely nailed it. From the clothing to the poses, the Simi Valley crew did not spare any details. Their...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 31, 2014  |  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

High school football player reportedly stabs teammate

An alleged fight on Tuesday between two football players at Athens High School in Alabama ended with one person being stabbed. According to WBRC in Birmingham, 16-year-old Rashaun Tyree Anderson was taken into custody after he allegedly stabbed 18-year-old teammate Tarik Malone. Anderson was charged with second degree assault. Malone’s family told WAFF that the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas mayor delays Halloween for Friday night football game

When Halloween falls on a Friday in a town where high school football is king, there's only one thing to do — reschedule the holiday.Facing an upcoming Friday night dilemma, one Texas mayor called an audible by postponing the trick-or-treating and moving it to the next day so it wouldn't interfere with the big game, reported KETK-TV.Van mayor Dean Stone made the Halloween call...
Via The Other Paper
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

High school football player dies from hit during game

Jamond Salley of Park View High School in South Hill, Va. died  after being hit during their game on Friday night. This news comes from WRIC, a local ABC affiliate in Virginia. Around 8:10 p.m. Jamond Salley, a junior at Park View Senior High School, received medical attention on the sidelines of a game between his school and Brunswick High School on October 17. Salley’s medical...
Via Sportsnaut
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

H.S. runner carries injured opponent across finish line

If a picture says a thousand words, then this photo of a cross-country runner carrying an injured competitor across the finish line during a North Dakota race speaks volumes about the true meaning of sports.The amazing show of compassion happened Saturday at the Eastern Dakota Conference’s Cross County Championship. Fargo South runner Danielle LeNoue was nearing the final stretch...
Via The Other Paper
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Hazing arrests may push school towards eliminating football

After the arrest of seven football players for their brutal hazing abuse on freshman members of the team, the scandalized New Jersey high school is discussing the possibility of eliminating the sport permanently from its athletic program.Sayreville War Memorial High School football has already cancelled the rest of this season.The disturbing — and highly-publicized — reports...
Via The Other Paper
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: H.S. players could face prison if hazing charges are true

Canceling the 2014 season might be the least of the problems facing some players from a New Jersey high school football team involved in alleged hazing and bullying of a sexual nature if any of the behavior is true and if any of the young men are convicted.If the allegations about the disturbing rituals in the Sayreville War Memorial High School football locker room are proven...
Via The Other Paper
October 10, 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

Photo of high school football players hugging goes viral

KWWL – Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings A photo of a hug between opposing players at the end of a high school football game in Iowa went viral this week because of the wonderful moment of sportsmanship it captured. Wapsie Valley beat Grundy Center 21-17 last Friday night, but the loss wasn’t what was […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

High school football player dies after suffering head injury

A member of a Long Island high school football team died Wednesday night after colliding with an opponent and collapsing during a game earlier in the day, authorities said.Junior guard Tom Cutinella was pronounced dead at Huntington Hospital after sustaining a head injury during the Shoreham-Wading River High School afternoon varsity game against John Glenn High School, police told...
Via The Other Paper
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday Night Lights Help Ease The Pain Of Ferguson

I’ve learned one thing above all in a few years of high school sports coverage – football reigns supreme. All other sports dim in comparison. It’s the feather in the cap of each local news outlet. When autumn enters, the stage lights up with teenagers who dream of state titles. In Ferguson, Missouri, plenty other […] The post Friday Night Lights Help Ease The Pain Of Ferguson...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

HS kicker scores extra point off opponent's head (Video)

In the category of things you've never seen in a football game before and may never see again, a South Dakota high school kicker made a crazy extra point that actually bounced off an opponent's head before traveling through the uprights.It happened last weekend as Dell Rapids led Milbank 37-0 and lined up for the extra point. A low snap resulted in a low line drive kick that barely...
Via Holdout Sports
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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