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HS Basketball Game Ended by Antisemitic Slurs

Players on Jewish girls team say aggressive play, antisemitic remarks marred game

(Newser) - A New York varsity high school basketball game ended early last week, after one of the teams accused the other of antisemitic remarks and actions, and now a coach has been fired and a player dismissed. WABC reports that the game between the girls' teams at the Leffell School, a...

Assistant Coach Fired After Impersonating Player, 13

'I was just shocked,' says the girl's father in Portsmouth, Virginia

(Newser) - An assistant coach for a JV girls' basketball team in Virginia is now a former assistant coach after displaying some seriously odd judgment. Arlisha Boykins, 22, pretended to be a 13-year-old and played in a game for Churchland High School in Portsmouth, Virginia, reports WAVY 10 . (See video here .)...

$10M Settlement Reached in Student's Heat Death

Settlement that includes renaming of high school gym is 'bittersweet,' Imani Bell's father says

(Newser) - The parents of a Georgia high school basketball player who collapsed while practicing outdoors in sweltering heat and later died announced Tuesday that they have agreed to a $10 million settlement with the school district. As part of the settlement, the Clayton County school system agreed to rename the gymnasium...

Ala. Governor Steps In Over Varsity Team's 'Troubling' Forfeit

Kay Ivey wants answers on why time change request on Sabbath couldn't be accommodated

(Newser) - It was the best season ever for the Oakwood Adventist Academy's varsity boy's basketball team in Huntsville, Ala., and they were excited to be heading to regional semifinals last weekend. That game never happened, though, and now the state's governor is intervening over what the team says...

High School Coach Suspended After 92-4 Win: 'No Mercy'

Conn. girls basketball coach Jason Kirck slammed for unsportsmanlike conduct

(Newser) - If your basketball team is winning by, say, 30 points, it's usually considered unsportsmanlike to keep making fast breaks and shooting three-pointers. Jason Kirck is finding out the hard way what happens when you violate that often-unspoken sports etiquette to the extreme. The coach was handed a suspension after...

Things Get Worse for Team After Tortilla-Throwing Incident

Calif. high school basketball players lose regional title over incident

(Newser) - A California high school basketball team embroiled in controversy after an incident involving a rival team has had its regional title yanked away. Coronado High School's head basketball coach, JD Laaperi, had already been fired after Coronado supporters at a June 19 championship game threw tortillas at the team...

After 'Reprehensible' Act at High School Game, a Firing

Head basketball coach at Calif. school is out of a job over tortilla incident

(Newser) - A San Diego-area school district voted Tuesday night to fire the head basketball coach after tortillas were hurled at a team from a mostly Latino high school, per the AP . The school board for the Coronado Unified School District voted 5-0 in a closed session to release JD Laaperi of...

Largely Latino Team Pelted With Tortillas By Opponents

San Diego-area school district apologizes

(Newser) - A San Diego-area school district has apologized for an incident in which tortillas were hurled at a basketball team from a mostly Latino high school after a championship game. The tortillas were thrown at players from Orange Glen High after they lost a hard-fought game to a team from mostly...

Man Says Diabetes Partially to Blame for Racist Rant

His comments were directed at a high school basketball team

(Newser) - A sports commentator in Oklahoma who was caught on a microphone making “inappropriate and racist comments” about a girls’ high school basketball team says that diabetes is partially to blame, the Washington Post reports. During the Thursday game, Matt Rowan, who was hired to film the playoff game between...

High School Basketball Announcer Calls Girls' Names 'Disgusting'
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Basketball Announcer on Girls' Names: 'Disgusting'

He was removed at halftime, and superintendent has issued public apology

(Newser) - "Now, their names are pretty disgusting, but I'm gonna try to call them out." Probably not what you'd expect to hear from the announcer at a high school girls' basketball game, and yet here we are. The Newkirk Public Schools announcer, whose name has not been...

Kobe's High School Jersey Was Stolen—and Now Returned

He wore No. 33 as a teen

(Newser) - He was known as No. 24 for the Los Angeles Lakers, but when Kobe Bryant shot hoops at Lower Merion High School in the Philadelphia suburbs, he was No. 33. The jersey he wore back then was swiped from the Ardmore school in 2017, but now, in the wake of...

Cops: 17-Year-Old Basketball Star Is a Bit Older Than 17

Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley, 25, accused of saying he was homeless to enroll in high school

(Newser) - A "savvy" 25-year-old gamed the Dallas school system and posed as a high school student, all apparently so he could play some basketball, officials say. The Dallas Morning News reports Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley was arrested Friday after authorities say he pretended to be 17-year-old "Rashaun Richardson" and enrolled...

Fort Myers PD: Club Shooting 'Not an Act of Terror'

Investigation ongoing in attack that wounded 17 and killed 2, including teen basketball star

(Newser) - Authorities are now saying that a shooting early Monday at a Florida nightclub that killed two and wounded 17 wasn't an act of terror, but they're not yet saying what exactly prompted it, the AP reports. Officials at a Fort Myers hospital, just a few miles from where...

High School Basketball Star Is Probably a 30-Year-Old Man

Sudanese immigrant always seemed much bigger than other boys on his team

(Newser) - No one disputed Jonathon Nicola was a big kid: The 11th-grader at Catholic Central High School in Windsor, Canada, stood 6 feet 9 inches, weighed 202 pounds, and wore a size 16 shoe, the Windsor Star reports. And no one initially disputed the Sudanese immigrant's age of 17—until...

HS Basketball Team Hospitalized After Bus Overturns

Several coaches and players were injured

(Newser) - A northwest Indiana high school basketball coach has been airlifted to a hospital after a bus carrying 26 players and staff overturned on an interstate on Saturday, the AP reports. School officials said the Griffith High School boys basketball team was traveling to a state semifinal game in Lafayette when...

Fans Break Out Into Anti-Semitic Chant at HS Basketball Game

'You killed Jesus'

(Newser) - Students and administrators at a Boston-area Catholic school had to apologize after dozens of its fans chanted "You killed Jesus" during a basketball game against a school with a large number of Jewish students on Friday, the Washington Post reports. Some Jewish attendees at the division title game between...

HS Students Defend Right to Vocally Shame Opponents

Wisconsin sportsmanship email is an airrrr balllll

(Newser) - The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association is receiving some taunting of its own after it attempted to crack down on unsportsmanlike chants at high-school basketball games last month, the New York Times reports. According to an email sent out to schools in December, some of the disrespectful chants the WIAA frowns...

3 HS Basketball Players Charged With Raping Teammate

Tennessee players allegedly assaulted teammate in hazing incident

(Newser) - Three high school basketball players in Tennessee have been charged with raping and assaulting a teammate in an apparent hazing incident, officials said. Gatlinburg Police said in a statement that the players were charged Monday in the incident, which occurred last week at a rental cabin. The statement said staff...

Girls' Basketball Teams Fined for 'Mockery' of a Game

Tennessee teams ejected from postseason for playing to lose

(Newser) - Two Tennessee high school girls' basketball teams have been chucked out of the playoffs after a farcical game that the referee says both teams tried to lose. According to the referee's report from the Saturday game between Riverdale and Smyrna, players "missed 12-16 free throws intentionally," "...

High School Player Dies After Season-Winning Shot

Wes Leonard, 16, collapsed in the midst of celebrations

(Newser) - A Michigan high school basketball player's moment of glory turned to tragedy last night. Wes Leonard, 16, made the game-winning shot in overtime—clinching his team's perfect, 20-0 season—and then collapsed as fans ran onto the court. Just moments before, his teammates had hoisted him into the air in...

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