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Courtney Ramey a Louisville basketball target once again

A day after publicly saying Louisville wasn’t recruiting former Class of 2018 pledge Courtney Ramey, Chris Mack and his staff re-entered the mix for the Missouri guard.
Ramey, one of the top uncommitted prospects in the class, has spoken to Mack several times since last Monday’s press conference, his dad, Terrell, said. Now Louisville’s entire coaching staff will visit the Rameys on Wednesday.
The surprise turnaround in Ramey’s recruitment comes as Louisville continues its search for guards to add to the roster for next season, Mack’s first at the helm.
Ramey, a four-star point guard ranked 57th his class by ESPN, averaged 21

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Retired N.J. youth baseball coach stabbed to death while walking to church

A former New Jersey high school baseball coach was reportedly stabbed on his way to church on Saturday.
As reported by NJ.com, former New Jersey Babe Ruth and RBI league coach Anthony Bello was killed after he was stabbed while walking to church through Pershing Park on Sunday. There’s no immediately known motive for Bello’s death, and police have been able to provide little color to the incident beyond the fact that Bello apparently died from a stab wound to his torso.

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Fla. high school mourns loss of football player

A former high school football player in Florida who was on the cusp of graduation died late Sunday, according to the team’s official Twitter account.
Grover Wills was a defensive back at Durant High School in Plant City.
“With heavy Hearts, Last night, we lost not only a teammate but a brother,” the school’s football account tweeted. “Rest In Peace Grover Wills! Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. #5 #Cougars

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Longtime Mass. coach on leave following concerning practices, but only from two of his three sports

A longtime Mass. high school coach who leads teams in four sports across two schools has been placed on administrative leave in one sport and stepped down from another following reports that his coaching practices are not acceptable.
As reported by the Andover Eagle-Tribune, Andover volleyball coach E.J. Perry was placed on leave from his position with the program because of, “credible enough,” allegations that he was using inappropriate coaching practices in leading the program

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Two revered Milwaukee area high school hoops coaches leave the game on their own terms

Paul Darling and Al Schieve beat the odds right down to the very end.
Few basketball coaches in the state can boast of being at their current school for at least 20 years. Darling and Schieve were in that select company. With 31 years under his belt with the Slinger boys, Schieve was the dean of area coaches. Darling, a baby in comparison, was head coach of the Waukesha South girls for 20 seasons

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Penny Hardaway lands another in-state recruit, this time a Mr. Basketball

Tyler Harris made the amazing look routine throughout his high school career at Cordova.
He hit 11 3-pointers in a 48-point game against Arlington in his junior year, set the Lighthouse Classic record with 14 assists in a game, and this year torched Craigmont for 54 despite the fact that it was Cordova’s second game of the day.
But what Harris did Friday may have been the most electrifying of all as he became the second top local prospect in the Class of 2018 to sign with the University of Memphis and new coach Penny Hardaway. The Class AAA Mr. Basketball winner chose the Tigers over Baylor, the only two schools he’s been considering over the last month