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High School Player Dies After Football Practice

Florida student collapsed on the field, then died at a hospital

(Newser) - A high school student collapsed during football practice in Florida on Tuesday. He was taken to a hospital, where he died, NBC Miami reports. The teenager attended Citrus High School in Inverness, north of Tampa. The school did not release his name or age. In a Facebook post, school officials...

Probe Ordered Into Mysterious Bishop Sycamore Football Team
Mysterious Football Team
Now Under Investigation
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Mysterious Football Team Now Under Investigation

Ohio governor calls for probe into online high school that played on national television

(Newser) - The mysterious football team whose blowout loss to Florida's IMG Academy was broadcast on ESPN is now the subject of an investigation. Bishop Sycamore is supposedly an online high school based in Columbus, Ohio, but it's not clear how it ended up on national television playing one of...

Mysterious 'High School' Team Made It Onto ESPN, Bombed

Bishop Sycamore might not be legit

(Newser) - A national ESPN broadcast featured a game between one of the best high school football teams in the country and a team no one had heard of until Sunday's matchup. Bishop Sycamore—which claims to be an online prep school based in Columbus, Ohio—has yet to record a...

Student Athlete Dies After Collapsing During Game

Emmanuel Antwi was 18

(Newser) - A high school football player who collapsed during a game on Friday has died, SFGate reports. Emmanuel “Manny” Antwi, 18, a senior at Kennedy High, fell to the ground during the fourth quarter of the game against Hiram Johnson High, per the Sacramento Bee . He was given medical attention,...

College Recruit Was Shooting Hoops. Then Came Bullets
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Football Star—
and Under Arrest
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He's a Teen Football Star— and Under Arrest

Luke Hill allegedly threatened the boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend

(Newser) - A high school football star who fielded offers from more than a half-dozen colleges isn't likely to attend any this fall after he allegedly tried to murder his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend. Luke Hill, 18, of Maryland was arrested on a slew of charges including attempted first-degree murder and first-degree...

'Wishing I Didn't Get That Call': Rising Teen Athlete Is Shot Dead

Dexter Rentz Jr. dies in shooting that wounded 3 others

(Newser) - Dexter Rentz Jr. had tied a Florida state record with five interceptions in one game. He had signed with the University of Louisville after getting 22 other scholarship offers. He had a future, until Saturday night—when police say the 18-year-old cornerback/slot receiver from Florida died in a hail of...

A Suffering Town Celebrates a Victory

Newtown High School wins state football title 7 years to the day after Sandy Hook killings

(Newser) - On the final play of the game—after a rainy day of vigils and mourning, with flags at half-staff—Riley Ward caught a 36-yard pass from Jack Street. The touchdown gave the Newtown Nighthawks the Connecticut Class LL high school championship on Saturday, the seventh anniversary of the day a...

Friends Say Football Player Accidentally Killed Twin Brother

A source says the teens were being taught how to handle a gun at the time

(Newser) - A star high school player in Philadelphia is accused of one of the rarest kinds of murder: the killing of his own twin. Fayaadh Gillard, 18, was arrested Monday and charged with the murder of his brother, Suhail Gillard, who was also a star player at Mastery Charter North High...

High School Football Player Dies Weeks After Knee Surgery

Coach says blood clot led to heart attack

(Newser) - "It's somewhat mind-boggling that it could happen," South Lyon East High School head football coach Joe Pesci says of the death of Trevon Tyler. The 16-year-old junior offensive lineman died unexpectedly on Friday following complications from knee surgery, WXYZ reports. Pesci says the 300-pound, 6-foot-4 player suffered...

Players, Coaches Lost Their Homes. Now, a Championship

Meet the inspired players at Paradise High School

(Newser) - A Northern California high school football team will play for a championship Saturday one year after most of the players and coaches lost their homes to a wildfire that nearly destroyed their town, the AP reports. Paradise High School will face Sutter Union High School for the Northern Section Division...

The 3rd Quarter Started. Then, 'Absolute Madness'

Man and young boy injured after gunfire erupts at New Jersey high school football game

(Newser) - Just a day after five high school students were shot by a classmate in Santa Clarita, Calif., two fatally, gunfire rang out at a high school football game on the opposite coast, injuring two. The Cherry Hill Courier-Post reports Friday evening's playoff game between Camden and Pleasantville on the...

Cops: Coach Arrested Over $40 He Allegedly Put in Sock

Police say it wasn't Miyamura High School coach John Roanhaus' $40

(Newser) - A New Mexico football coach has been fired and faces criminal charges after authorities said a student used a cellphone video to capture the coach on video taking money from a player's wallet. State Police arrested Miyamura High School coach John Roanhaus on Saturday following a review of the...

Students Killed a Duck. Thousands Miffed at the Punishment

Some students were only suspended from football games

(Newser) - Two thousand people are demanding harsher punishment for high school football players sidelined in New Hampshire after a fatal attack on a duck. Graphic video filmed two weeks ago at a training camp in Moultonborough shows athletes from North Conway's Kennett High School watching as wild ducks are lured...

Video Captures Shooting of 6 Teens at Football Game

In all, 10 people were injured at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Alabama

(Newser) - A 17-year-old student was arrested Saturday in connection with a shooting that happened at a high school football game in Alabama, leaving at least 10 people injured, the AP reports. Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste tells news outlets that six people were directly shot Friday and one person had a...

Black Teens Held at Gunpoint by White Woman, Police Say

Youths were going door to door to raise money for football team

(Newser) - Four black teenagers going door to door in an Arkansas town to raise money for their high school football team were held at gunpoint by a white woman until police arrived, officials say. Jerri Kelly, whose husband is the county's jail administrator, has been charged with four counts of...

Utah High School Is Latest to Ditch Native American Name
School Drops 'Redmen' Name

School Drops 'Redmen' Name

Utah high school is latest to ditch Native American name

(Newser) - Sports teams will no longer be known as the "Redmen" at a southern Utah high school, becoming the latest to get rid of a Native American name deemed offensive despite opposition from some residents and a national American Indian group, the AP reports. The Iron County School Board voted...

4 Boys Face Life in Prison for Locker Room Rape

High schoolers allegedly assaulted teammates with broomstick

(Newser) - Four high school football players in Maryland are facing life in prison for what prosecutors describe as an "astonishingly cruel" assault on four boys. Jean "JC" Abedi, Kristian "KJ" Lee, Will Smith, and Caleb Thorpe, all aged 15 and members of Damascus High School's junior varsity...

Coroner: Teen Football Player's Death 'an Anomaly'

Dylan Thomas was injured in a Sept. 28 game

(Newser) - The death of a 16-year-old football player who was injured in a game last month was the result of a "traumatic brain injury," the coroner says. Dylan Thomas, a linebacker at Pike County High School in Zebulon, Ga., died two days after he was injured in a Sept....

Teen Football Player Dies 2 Days After Collision

Dylan Thomas died Sunday after a hit in Friday night's game

(Newser) - A high school junior in Georgia died Sunday after being seriously injured during a Friday night football game. WSB-TV reports Dylan Thomas of Pike County High School was involved in a collision in the first half of the game that the 16-year-old initially seemed to shake off. Uncle Nick Burgess...

Game-Winning Kick Comes With an Unusual Twist

The kicker, Kaylee Foster, had just been named homecoming queen

(Newser) - It has to be a football first: Mississippi high school student Kaylee Foster was named homecoming queen during halftime of her school's game Friday night, then made the game-winning kick in overtime of that same game a little bit later, reports WLOX . The senior's extra point gave Ocean...

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