Puget Sound Best

Northwest Prep Sports

Michigan State commit Ian Stewart sees 'something special' with Mark Dantonio

“nttntttif(typeof(jQuery)==”function”){(function($){$.fn.fitVids=function(){}})(jQuery)};nttttjwplayer(‘jwplayer_YdjyaHHs_BmKM743H_div’).setup(ntttt{“advertising”:{“admessage”:”This video will resume in xx seconds”,”bids”:{“bidders”:[{“id”:”210076″,”name”:”SpotX”}],”settings”:{“mediationLayerAdServer”:”dfp”,”floorPriceCents”:25}},”client”:”googima”,”cuetext”:”Advertisement”,”schedule”:[{“offset”:”pre”,”type”:”linear”,”tag”:”%%VAST_TAG%%”}],”skipmessage”:”Skip ad in xx seconds”,”vpaid_mode”:”insecure”,”vast_load_timeout”:15000,”load_video_timeout”:15000,”request_timeout”:10000,”max_redirects”:8},”autoPause”:{“viewability”:”true”},”playlist”:”https:\/\/content.jwplatform

Northwest Prep Sports

Class of 2020 Florida high school football player Joshua Ancrum killed in shooting

Joshua Ancrum, a three-star pledge from Miami (Fla.) Norland High School, was killed during a shooting in Miami Gardens. The junior also starred for the South Florida Express 7v7 squad, announced that Ancrum was the player struck in the Tuesday afternoon incident.
A rapidly rising three-star prospect, Ancrum already had scholarship offers from South Florida, FIU, Southern Miss and Bowling Green, with plenty assuming he had more in the offing after an impressive showing at the Miami regional edition of The Opening.
As 247Sports noted, Ancrum’s death was announced by South Florida Express on Twitter:

Today we are saddened to find out about the passing of one of our current players

Northwest Prep Sports

The Jaden Springer Blog: Down to 11, summer ball and more

Jaden Springer is ranked No. 8 overall in USA Today Sports’ Chosen 25 for 2020 and led IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) to the GEICO Nationals title this past season. That’s got everyone from North Carolina to Texas to Kansas to Memphis, among many others, all in hot pursuit. Now, Springer has agreed to give USA Today Sports exclusive access into his world by chronicling everything from intimate details about his recruitment to his everyday life in a blog

Northwest Prep Sports

Multi-sport athlete Tucker Schank commits to Indiana baseball

HUNTINGBURG, Ind. — Perhaps one of the finest multi-sport athletes in Southridge High School history, Tucker Schank announced Friday that he will play baseball for Indiana University.
“I chose to play baseball for IU because it’s my dream university and I really like the idea of playing for Coach (Jeff) Mercer,” Schank told the Courier & Press. “He and I have been able to develop a nice relationship over the past several months because he and I share a lot in common.
“It also became apparent that baseball is the sport that fits my body type when talking about staying healthy and having longevity in the sport

Northwest Prep Sports

Las Vegas high school track coach fired after assistant allegedly had sex with student

A Las Vegas high school track and field coach has been fired not because he did something wrong, but because his assistant did.
As reported by the Las Vegas Review Journal, Sunrise Mountain High School (Las Vegas, Nev.) track coach Cleveland Powe was fired in February, allegedly for allowing assistant coach Nik’olas Clater to attend a high school track meet he was not cleared to attend. It later emerged that the reason he was not cleared to attend the meet was because he was under investigation for an illegal relationship with a student at the school.
On May 9, Clater was charged with statutory sexual seduction, luring a child to engage in a sex act and two counts of lewdness with a child older than 14