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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

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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

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Alabama raids Florida for commitment from 4-star WR Thaiu Jones-Bell

It was only a matter of time before Nick Saban struck recruiting gold again. He may have got it from the state of Florida on Monday.
The Crimson Tide’s latest member of the Class of 2020 is Thaiu Jones-Bell, a four-star wide receiver from Miami Carol City. Jones-Bell picked the Crimson Tide ahead of scholarship offers from all the Florida powers, including Florida and Florida State, not to mention other national powers like Georgia and LSU.
Despite all the attention close to home, Tennessee and Penn State were reportedly Jones-Bell’s other finalists

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Detroit Catholic high school and youth leagues no longer allowed to play on Sundays

Sunday is a day of rest for Catholics and starting this fall, that means no more youth sports, according to a new policy issued Wednesday by the Archdiocese of Detroit.
Youth sports under the Catholic High School League (CHSL) and Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) will be set aside on Sundays to make more time for worship, officials said.
The policy was developed over the last two years and notifications to athletic directors about the change began in June 2017. But despite the change, officials said, youth sports are still a priority and athletes will continue to have a full sports schedule.
Officials said the sports schedule will be shifted to Monday through Saturday