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USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 softball rankings: Week 15

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Playoff results led to some slight adjustments this week’s USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25.
Unbeaten eight-time Mississippi state Class 5A champion Neshoba Central (32-0) continues to top the list, but a loss by Lakota West and Texas state championships moved Barbers Hill up and got Deer Park into the rankings this week, respectively.
Barbers Hill (42-2) won the Texas state 5A crown, while Deer Park (40-8) claimed the 6A title this past week, and Lakota West fell 4-2 to Perry in the Ohio Division I semifinals.
State rankings submitted by NFCA member coaches are used to compile the USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25

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Five-star guard Jaden Hardy officially signs with NBA G League Ignite

Five-star combo guard Jaden Hardy has officially signed with the NBA G League Ignite after announcing his intentions to pass on playing college basketball and jump straight to the professional ranks in May.
The signing was announced by NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim.
“I would like to thank God for blessing me,” Hardy said, per release. “I would like to thank my family and friends for their love and support. I am so excited and fired up that I am turning pro and playing for the NBA G League Ignite

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Minnehaha stars reunite as Jalen Suggs surprises Chet Holmgren with Gatorade Boys National POY Award

Chet Holmgren has spent the last couple of years dominating competition across the nation. Now, he has some additional hardware to add to his already crowded trophy case.
Holmgren was named Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year on Wednesday. Jalen Suggs, a former teammate of Holmgren’s at Minnehaha Academy in Minnesota and a close friend of the seven-footer, virtually surprised Holmgren with the news while Holmgren’s friends, family, teammates and coaches presented him with the trophy at school.
“I’m so excited for it, so happy that I get to be part of presenting this prestigious award,” Suggs told USA Today High School Sports

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Which high school quarterbacks have been invited to the 2021 Elite 11 Finals?

The 2021 Elite 11 finals are nearly here.
Last year’s Elite 11 finals were scrapped due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the prestigious annual event is once again a full go. This year’s Elite 11 finals will run from June 30 through July 3 and will take place in Los Angeles. The final regional event of this year’s Elite 11 took place last weekend, meaning the complete field of competitors is nearly complete.
16 quarterbacks have earned their spot in this year’s Elite 11 finals with a handful of spots still to be filled

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Arch Manning kicks off June visit schedule with trip to Clemson

Arch Manning is spending the majority of June out on the road, and his first trip of the month took him to Clemson to check out Dabo Swinney’s program.
Manning and his family arrived at Clemson on Saturday and remained on campus throughout the weekend, with Manning and his brother, offensive lineman Heid, taking part in Swinney’s camp. Manning and his family also got to tour Clemson’s campus and mingle with the coaching staff.
Clemson has been a mainstay in Manning’s recruitment as one of the first programs to offer the 6-foot-4, 210-pound quarterback.
“They made that early connection,” Isidore Newman head coach Nelson Stewart told 247Sports

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Ohio high school football coaches fired after forcing player to eat pork

An Ohio head high school football coach and six assistant coaches were fired after a football player said he was forced to eat pork as punishment for missing a voluntary workout, violating his religious beliefs.
According to the Canton Repository, the Canton City Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to not renew the contracts of head coach Marcus Wattley, two assistant football coaches and an assistant baseball. Three other assistant coaches were also voted ineligible for future coaching positions.
The seven coaches were previously suspended last week after the player reported the incident to the district. Another assistant coach was also suspended for his role in the incident, but will remain an assistant coach after the evidence showed that he did not behave in the same manner as the other coaches involved