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6-foot-8 four-star receiver Darren Jones commits to Utah

Darren Jones, a 6-foot-8 wide receiver from Cajon (San Bernardino, Calif.) High, committed late Monday to Utah. Jones is the Utes’ fifth and highest-rated commitment in the class of 2019.
Jones is also an elite basketball player, which lends to the belief that he has excellent athleticism to go along with his imposing size. He will focus solely on football for his collegiate career, however

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VIDEO: Texas LLWS pitcher has viral for on-mound reaction to game-tying HR

Sometimes it’s the missteps that make a young player famous, not the moments when they come through. That was the case during Monday’s Little League World Series action, when relief pitcher Ethan Goldstein surrendered a game-tying home run in the last half of an inning that would have been a victory for his Texas-based Southwest squad.
Instead, the 5-3, sixth inning lead gave way to a 7-6 loss in extra innings. And Goldstein knew it was coming as soon as he saw his pitch make contact with the bat of Southeast slugger Janson Kenty:

What do you say when someone hits a game tying 2 run home run bottom of the 6th?! #OhMyGod #LLWS #LLWSxESPN #TexasvsGeorgia pic.twitter

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The Mets and Phillies truly lived up the LLWS experience at MLB Little League Classic

The annual MLB Little League World Series Game in Williamsport went off without a hitch on Sunday, with the Mets and Phillies truly living up to the Little League ideals of having fun with sportsmanship in what eventually became a blowout Mets victory.
First, both teams got into the spirit of things. The Mets starting rotation members took their seat next to members of the Staten Island-based Mid Atlantic representatives in the stands:

Sitting with the squad! Our starters decided to join the Staten Island @LittleLeague team in the stands to watch tonight’s game. #LittleLeagueClassic #LLWS pic.twitter

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Recruiting Tip: You need an objective evaluation of your athletic abilities

The USA TODAY High School Sports Recruiting Tips are provided by our recruiting partner, Playced.com.
The most important factor in getting recruited is an athlete’s ability. Whether it’s a powerhouse Division I program or an NAIA school, there’s a threshold that athletes must meet to be considered by college coaches. The hardest part for high school athletes is knowing if they are good enough to play, and if so, at what level

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'Play for them': Marshall County returns to football field months after school shooting

BENTON, Ky. — Minutes before Friday night’s season opener, Tyler Stevenson stepped to the front of a crowded Marshall County High School football locker room.
The senior’s booming voice reverberated off the walls and cut through the silence.

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“Nobody really understands what we have gone through in the past six months,” Stevenson said

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Oregon-bound California football star Seven McGee transfers to East High (Rochester, N.Y.)

The mystery of “Seven” has finally been solved.
Throughout the high school football offseason, there was constant chatter about where a mysterious transfer from California named Seven would play.
The answer revealed itself on Thursday when Seven McGee, a four-star 2021 commit to the Oregon Ducks, arrived at practice for the East Eagles. McGee is from Rochester, but transferred to Grace Brethren in Simi Valley, California, for his freshman season in 2017.

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VIDEO: Manager of Canada's LLWS team gives misogynistic hype speech, and it works like a charm

If the goal of a Little League manager is to fire up his team, consider the job done from Canada’s representative at the Little League World Series, from Whalley Little League in British Columbia. The way he accomplished that may not have thrilled some who listened in, however.
As he finished off the pregame speech before Canada’s Saturday matchup with Spain, the representative from Europe, he concluded with this:

For the longest time I thought Herb Brooks “You were born to be hockey players” was the greatest inspirational line ever. Until I heard this…#LLWS #LetsPutTheWomenAndChildrenToBedAndLetsGoHuntForDeer pic.twitter