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Baseball coach calls for suspension after collision gives player mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Brady High School baseball head coach Rocky Bernal said Thursday that the “collision” in the infield between a Sonora player and his player during a district game on Tuesday, March 19, was a “malicious and intentional” action on the part of the Sonora player, and he feels it should result in a suspension for a time period “that is equivalent to how long my player is going to be out.”
Bernal said that Brady’s reserve catcher, Gonzalo Morales, was knocked unconscious and “laid motionless” for at least 10 minutes. The game was halted to allow an emergency medical crew to arrive and transport Morales to the Brady emergency room.
“To me – just in my opinion – it was malicious as can be,” said Bernal of the hit Morales, who is also his nephew, took in the closing outs of the 11-1 win by Brady. “That was just totally uncalled for

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Documentary of Steubenville rape and social media's impact on investigation in theaters

A documentary detailing the 2012 rape of a 16-year-old girl by two members of the Steubenville High School (Ohio) football team was released to theaters Friday.
Roll Red Roll takes a look at bystanders, the use of social media and how some adults worked to discredit the victim, according to the website.
Director Nancy Schwartzman told People she made the movie not for women, but for men.
“This is a tough movie for women. I didn’t design it for them,” Schwartzman told the magazine

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Jackson Christian (Tenn.) boys basketball coach resigns amid investigation

JD Byrd has resigned as the boys basketball coach at Jackson Christian School (Tenn.) amid allegations that he communicated inappropriately with a student.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the allegations, according to MCSO public information officer Tom Mapes. Madison County Sheriff John Mehr contacted District Attorney General Jody Pickens and made him aware of the information in the case, Mapes said.
No charges have been filed

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Alex Williams voted Week 15 Top Star after going 7-for-7 in playoff game

Alex Williams of Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati) was voted Week 15 Super 25 Top Star for his regional finals playoff performance.
He put up 16 points on a perfect 7-7 shooting in a March 16 win over Centerville (Ohio) High School.
With 13,454 votes, Williams tallied 37.07 percent of all.
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He beat out Jaylin Hunter, who led East Catholic (Conn