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N.C. teen shot during baseball practice

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. – Authorities are investigating what led to a North Carolina teen being shot in the neck during warmups for his high school baseball practice.
Police tell media outlets they’re probing the shooting Thursday afternoon at Rocky Mount High School.
Authorities say the 15-year-old student was hit by a

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Homecoming queen kicks game-winning field goal in Texas

With the score tied late, the matchup of Pearland, Texas, football rivals came down to one final kick.
Who else but the homecoming queen to make the game-winning field goal?
A week after being crowned, senior kicker Claire Jeffress stepped up when her Glenda Dawson team needed her most. With 1:08 to play, Jeffress drilled a 30-yard field to give Douglas a 38-35 win over Pearland.

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Miami commit Gurvan Hall celebrates Under Armour All-America Game selection

Palm Beach Lakes (West Palm Beach, Fla.) safety Gurvan Hall received his Under Armour All America Game jersey Friday at his school as part of the American Family Insurance Selection Tour.
MORE: American Family Insurance Selection Tour

Hall, a four-star Miami commit, is the top ranked safety in Florida, according to ESPN.
Hall presented his Dream Champion Award to his team. (Photo: Intersport)
The Under Armour All America Game is scheduled for Jan

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Coach dismissed after allegedly instructing players to use homophobic taunts

GRAY, Maine – A Maine high school varsity football coach has been dismissed after he allegedly instructed his players to taunt an opposing player for having two mothers as parents.
The parents, Lynn and Stephanie Eckersley-Ray, of Yarmouth, say Gray-New Gloucester coach Duane Greaton told his players to taunt their son every time he was tackled during a game last Friday by saying, “Who’s your daddy?”
The Eckersley-Rays say parents and players told them about the taunting order before the game began, but no taunting was overheard during the game.
Superintendent Craig King said Thursday that Greaton no longer works for the district.
It’s unclear if the coach resigned or was fired. Greaton did not return a phone call seeking comment

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Highlight films for club sports: Harder to get but not impossible

USA TODAY High School Sports has a weekly column on the college recruiting process. Here, you’ll find practical tips and real-world advice on becoming a better recruit to maximize your opportunities to play at the college level. Joe is a former college-athlete and coach at the NAIA level, where he earned an NAIA National Championship. Joe is just one of many former college and professional players, college coaches, and parents who are part of the Next College Student Athlete team. Their knowledge, experience, and dedication along with NCSA’s history of digital innovation, and long-standing relationship with the college coaching community have made NCSA the largest and most successful athletic recruiting network in the country

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South Central (N.C.) QB Caleb Woodley finds purpose after near death experience

WINTERVILLE, N.C. – Caleb Woodley guns it through passing drills inside the gym at South Central High School on an overcast Monday afternoon.
A torrential downpour from earlier in the day has forced Woodley and the rest of his Falcons teammates inside for practice today. The steady squeak of basketball shoes on the shiny hardwood floor is deafening and mixes in with impassioned grunts and occasional yells to form the perfect soundtrack of organized chaos