Coaches: High School And Its 20-Year-Old Star "Stole" D.C. Hoops Title

Long after the credits should have rolled in the soap opera that was Junior Etou's high school basketball career, we have a plot twist. » 11/25/13 5:50pm 11/25/13 5:50pm

This High Schooler Won The National Wrestling Title In The Coolest Way …

With ten seconds remaining in his title bout at the National High School Coaches Association wrestling championships in Virginia, Renaldo Rodriguez-Spencer found himself behind on points and in need of a miracle. He found it in something called "the flying squirrel." » 4/10/13 4:29pm 4/10/13 4:29pm

FIBA Is Prepared To Say D.C. High School Star Junior Etou Is 18 Years…

Looks like an already-messy situation on the D.C. hoops scene is about to get messier. Junior Etou, a breakout star at Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington, Va., is about to turn 18 all over again. » 2/22/13 5:05pm 2/22/13 5:05pm

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, your… » 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 wants… » 10/16/12 4:05pm 10/16/12 4:05pm

Iowa School District Not Satisfied With Current Pussification Of…

They want to get rid of running laps as punishment in high school sports. Some scientist nerds say it amounts to corporal punishment. Corporal punishment is currently illegal in Iowa—way to go, guys—but there is a specific exemption in the definition allowing for "reasonable requests or requirements of a student engaged … » 10/07/12 5:33pm 10/07/12 5:33pm

Catholic School Cheerleader Hazing Involved Poopy Lap Dances, Claims…

Reitz Memorial High School, in Evansville, Ind., bills itself as "providing an exceptional educational opportunity," while offering "a Christian community where young people are valued and cherished." The 87-year-old school has a rich sporting tradition—Tigers teams have won numerous state titles in football, baseball,… » 8/30/12 10:30am 8/30/12 10:30am

This Is The Most Terrifying Girls Lacrosse Photo You Will Ever See

Some piping hot Connecticut girls lacrosse scores to bring you: Darien beat Guilford 15-4 in the first round of the class M state tournament despite their head coach's suspension. (I'm from Guilford and could have told you that would happen—we, like Darien, are an old shoreline town of approximately 20,000, but, unlike … » 6/01/12 2:05pm 6/01/12 2:05pm

The Birth Of The Magical 1971 Macon High Ironmen, Baseball's Version Of …

Despite—or perhaps because of—their ragtag roster and hippie manager, the 1971 Macon High Ironmen found themselves in the Illinois state baseball championship. Chris Ballard first chronicled the team in a long piece for SI in 2010, and he's explored them in even more depth in One Shot at Forever. In this excerpt, we… » 5/23/12 3:50pm 5/23/12 3:50pm

That Oregon Prom Scandal Has Nike's Waffle-Soled Footprints All Over It

The story has the hook of a titillating local scandal: A married track coach goes to prom with a 17-year-old boy and loses her job over it. She's 41, her husband is 73, and they have a son who runs track too, yet some chaperone at the Condon (Ore.) Prom saw something worth complaining about, and now the coach is out.… » 5/22/12 1:15pm 5/22/12 1:15pm

The Piggyback Bandit Has Now Been Banned From High School Sporting…

On Friday we brought you an update to the story of Sherwin Shayegan, the inveterate piggyback bandit, who's spread his terror throughout the northern United States over the past several years. » 2/16/12 2:10pm 2/16/12 2:10pm