Steve Ballmer Practiced Being Owner With His Son's High School Team

The Seattle Times has a piece out today detailing incoming Clippers owner Steve Ballmer's foray into the shady world of high school prep sports and the wealthy parents living vicariously through their kids. Ballmer's son's basketball team at Lakeside School in Seattle sucked, and he wanted to make it un-suck. So he… » 8/17/14 10:12am 8/17/14 10:12am

Why Rich Lacrosse Parents Are Making Their Kids Repeat A Grade

In the lax-crazy scholastic sports scene of the high-end Washington D.C. market, a game between Landon School and Georgetown Prep is essentially 'Skins vs. Cowboys, except with more people named Topper. They're two of the fancy-pantsiest all-boys secondary schools in the area, and their athletic rivalry offers a good… » 5/01/14 3:20pm 5/01/14 3:20pm

This Heartwarming Story About A Small-Town High School Basketball Game…

The Oregonian just published a story (with video!) that the reporter realized wouldn't jilt the planet off its axis. The lead, after all, reads: "In a small gym in the middle of nowhere, two boys locked eyes last fall in the final seconds of a meaningless, one-sided high school basketball game." Surely with that,… » 2/09/13 3:30pm 2/09/13 3:30pm

FIBA: No, D.C. High School Basketball Star Junior Etou Really Is 20…

In response to our report that its newest basketball star will turn 21 years old this year, Bishop O'Connell High School is standing by its, um, man. But that support's not making Junior Etou any younger in the eyes of global basketball authorities, who now say they have an "official" copy of the player's birth… » 2/01/13 2:10pm 2/01/13 2:10pm

Alleged High School Hockey Team Sex Tape Leads To No Consequences, One …

Last Saturday, Minneapolis/St. Paul's City Pages reported that Maple Grove high school, in a suburb of Minneapolis, had suspended much of its hockey team and its head coach for reasons that have gone undisclosed in the intervening week. A source told City Pages the rumor that Maple Grove hockey players make sex tapes… » 1/26/13 10:15am 1/26/13 10:15am

Meet AJ Matthews, The 7-1 NBA Talent Playing At Farmingdale State…

Yahoo recently published a profile of AJ Matthews, Farmingdale State center and favorite for Division III player of the year. It shouldn't be surprising that he's kicking ass at Farmingdale State—he's 7-1 and athletic, a late-comer to basketball but also the recipient of a good deal of coaching since he took up the… » 12/09/12 9:40am 12/09/12 9:40am

Players, Fans, Coaches And Everyone Else In Maple Grove, Minnesota Got…

Totino Grace and Prairie Seeds, two longtime rivals and high-ranking teams in the world of Minnesota high school soccer, came together last night to decide who would move on to the state tournament (it would be Prairie Seeds, which won the match 2-1), and also to whale on each other indiscriminately. » 10/20/12 4:00pm 10/20/12 4:00pm

High School Soccer Player Is Very Sorry For Destroying Her Opponent…

"Sorry" doesn't put the teeth back in the jaw, or reset the broken nose. Still, it's a good start toward sportsmanship! The incident, from a Utah high school soccer game a couple weeks ago, managed to go viral when video of Petiola Manu going all Great Muta on Makenzie Clark's face made the local news. Now Manu… » 10/16/12 4:05pm 10/16/12 4:05pm