Given the grief that parents at youth games give officials on behalf of their little charges, why would anyone want to be a referee or umpire anymore? In Wisconsin, as elsewhere, they don’t. Read more →
Why would someone stand on the sidelines dressed as a referee? Why would a team allow him to? Did it impact the game? And who’s suing whom, anyway. Ah, details!
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I have long maintained on these pages that if you want to see sportsmanship in high school sports, the cross-country kids are your best bet. So give it up to the cross-country kids at Chico (Calif.) High School for proving me right.
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Marco Cavallaro — or maybe it was his parents — didn’t like the penalty called him for a flagrant hit on a quarterback during his East Ridge High School’s (Woodbury) final regular season game against Centennial, won by East Ridge in a thrilling game.
Maybe it was a good call; maybe it wasn’t. That’s football. Read more →
You know how it is; sometimes you just get caught up in the moment and do something stupid. It happens, particularly with kids. Read more →
The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that the family accepts that Student Doe, who played JV soccer last season, didn’t make the big team, but he didn’t make the JV squad either. They say they were told the JV openings went to freshmen and sophomores because they have more time to polish their skills and help the big team. Read more →
Ingredients for youth soccer in Minnesota in late September: Kids with endless amounts of energy, a soccer field and a bunch of parents who pull their cars around so that the kids can see what they’re doing. Read more →
What’s with kids today that they don’t want to be umpires and referees in youth sports? Read more →
Today’s daily dose of sweetness comes from Little Falls, where a 7th grade football coach tells a familiar story of giving a kid a chance to have his big moment. Read more →
Dismiss the value of trivia if you wish, but we take some comfort in the fact that ‘Big Al’ Delia has risen above the daily nonsense to capture America’s attention. Read more →
he travel team’s visit to the home field of Team Unnamed started well enough. When they arrived the host parents welcomed the players and parents and thanked them for traveling so far to play their team in a rescheduled game.
Then the game started. Read more →
If there’s one statistic that reveals the extent to which parents and some coaches are out of control when it comes to pushing their kids to a big payday in professional baseball it’s this one: more than half of all “Tommy John” surgeries in the United States are performed on kids between 15 and 19.
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It was a heck of a moment for the kids of Mounds View who defeated Totino-Grace in the Class 4A, Section 5 final last week when Mounds View pitcher Ty Koehn struck out Totino-Grace’s Jack Kocon to end the game, preserving a 17-to-10 win. Read more →
All Sioux Falls Christian senior Kate Wynja had to do yesterday to win the second round of the Class A state golf meet and her second high school championship was stay quiet.
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Jake Maser, a high school baseball player in Bound Brook, N.J., hit a ball to the centerfield gap during a game in 2016. Easy double.
But Maser figured he could get a triple out of it, so he headed to third which has now sent his coach — John Suk — to court. Read more →