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 →
Minnesota soccer under the (car) lights
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 →
‘Big Al’ is the hero America has been waiting for
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 →
Tommy John tries to discourage Tommy John surgeries
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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Pitcher strikes out his friend, delays championship celebration for a hug
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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Coach told his player to slide. Then he got sued
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 →
The coach of the Old Rochester High School Bulldogs, in Mattapoisett, Mass., appears to have done everything right once he realized the mismatch his team had on its hands the other day in high school baseball. Read more →
It took a Massachusetts school superintendent to do what a girls basketball coach could not: apologize for running up the score in a sectional playoff game.
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At tournament time, a high school team shows no respect for the game
Marshall High School’s stalling strategy against Waseca in Minnesota’s Section 2AAA tournament on Tuesday night made for an ugly game, for many reasons. Read more →