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High school team wins on amazing inbound alley-oop (Video)

high-school-alley-oopThe inbound alley-oop is an incredibly challenging play to execute. When you attempt it at the high school level from half-court with two seconds remaining in a tie game, it’s almost impossible. SouthLake Christian Academy in North Carolina found a way.

With the score tied 59-59, senior center Andrew Howard got behind the defense and threw down an awesome one-handed dunk to give SLCA a 61-59 win over Hickory Grove. The play was perfectly executed and made its way onto SportsCenter.

We are no strangers to inbound alley-oops, but most of the time they happen when the pass comes from the baseline. These high schoolers can obviously ball.

H/T @cjzero

High school students chant ‘We want Slurpees’ at student who appeared to be Indian (Video)

We-Want-Slurpees-chantA group of students from Pittsford Southerland High School in New York embarrassed themselves during a basketball game last Friday night when they taunted an opposing player from Brighton High School who appeared to be of Indian decent. The students chanted “We Want Slurpees” while the opponent was at the free throw line, which is a reference to Indian-Americans owning 7-Eleven stores.

According to WROC 8, the Pittsford student who was leading the chant was removed from the game. The superintendents from both school regions released a joint statement on Monday regarding the incident.

“We were very disappointed to learn of this incident,” Brighton’s Kevin McGowan and Pittsford’s Mike Pero said. “We have been working with our colleagues in both districts throughout the weekend to address intolerant and unacceptable fan behavior. That work continues today. The students involved took full responsibility for their behavior, and attempts are being made to right this wrong between the students and to address the long- term learning that can arise from the disappointing behaviors of a few.”

The students who were responsible for the chant could face further disciplinary action from the school. The player who was taunted declined to comment.

Unfortunately, we see this type of stuff happen at all levels of sports. Last year, the Washington student section passed out flyers that encouraged students to taunt an opponent over his Iranian background. It’s just as uncalled for in high school as it is in college.

H/T Deadspin

Jayru Campbell in police custody after bodyslamming security guard (Video)

Jayru Campbell, a high school junior quarterback at Cass Tech in Detroit, may be in danger of losing his scholarship offer from Michigan State after being caught on video bodyslamming a security guard at school on Wednesday.

Word of the events from Wednesday began to spread over social media. A video purportedly showing Campbell bodyslamming the security guard was posted to Instagram and was widely shared. The video was later removed from Instagram, but it was uploaded to YouTube. One of his high school teammates discouraged fellow students from sharing details and media from the event on social media:

Though it’s nearly impossible to see who bodyslammed the security guard based on the video, multiple people have said it was Campbell. Campbell’s coach also confirmed to WXYZ that Campbell got in trouble at school on Wednesday, but the coach did not elaborate on the details.

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Click on Detroit says Campbell is in police custody.

According to Rivals, Campbell is a four-star recruit and third-best player in Michigan. He received scholarship offers from Alabama, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin, in addition to MSU.

Campbell is suspended for the start of the 2014 season because he punched an opponent in the handshake line after a semifinal loss in the state playoffs in November. He was also suspended 3-5 days from school for that incident.

You can see Campbell pushed away from the handshake line around 40 seconds into this video and then getting pushed away and wrestled to the ground by his coaches:

Image: YouTube/Dzonevideo

High school basketball players suspended after school claims they flashed gang signs

Two high school basketball players from Sheboygan Falls (Wisc.) High School were suspended recently after they took a photo holding up what the school perceived to be gang signs. The problem, one of the students says, is that he was simply making a three-point gesture while his younger brother was pointing at the camera.

Brothers Jordan, Jamal and Juwan Jackson just moved to Sheboygan Falls, and a local newspaper was writing a feature story about their arrival. Jordan told 620 WTMJ in Wisconsin that the photographer asked them to take one serious photo and one goofy one. It was the goofy one that landed them in trouble.

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State champion coach Carl Turner claims he was fired for running up scores

Bishop-Sullivan-High-SchoolVirginia Beach Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School football coach Carl Turner parted ways with the team on Wednesday. His departure came after Turner led his team to a 12-0 record and the first state championship in program history, making the move somewhat of a surprise. So what happened?

In a statement on Wednesday evening, Bishop Sullivan claimed Turner has resigned.

“Coach Carl Turner has decided to step down from his position as head football coach at Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School,” the statement read, via The Virginian-Pilot. “Coach Turner expressed that he would like to spend more quality time with his family, enjoy watching his son play college football and focus on his professional career.”

Turner’s son Pierce was an All-State senior linebacker last fall and has received interest from several Division-I programs, but Carl said that is not the reason he is leaving Bishop Sullivan. Instead, Turner told The Virginian-Pilot he was fired for running up the score on opponents. He said he knew the axe was coming when he got a text message from athletic director Corey Mistretta on Wednesday morning.

“When I got into (Principal Dennis W. Price’s) office, he looked at me and said, ‘We’re not going to renew your contract,'” Turner explained. “I asked why, and he said, ‘Because we told you not to run the score up and you chose to run the score up on teams.'”

The Crusaders won eight of 10 games by 21 points or more and averaged 480 yards and 50.1 points per game. While Turner did not deny that his team blew some opponents out, he insisted he did not expect it to result in his termination.

“I’m totally devastated,” he said. “I feel like my heart and my guts have been ripped out. Do you know how much time and effort I’ve put into this program?”

In addition to running up the score, there was also an incident involving Turner back in August that resulted in a two-game suspension. The coach had hosted a party at his home where he discovered students drinking, but he said police approved of the way he handled the situation and it had nothing to do with his termination.

In an era where we have seen high school coaches fired for kicking their own players, running up the score doesn’t seem all that bad. Unfortunately for Turner, it sounds like it was enough for Bishop Sullivan to send him packing.

H/T Prep Rally

High school basketball player suffers season-ending injury during team photos

Lindsey-PetersonAthletes often put themselves in vulnerable positions where injuries can easily occur, but one would think a player is safe during team photos. As Sheffield (Iowa) West Fork High senior Lindsey Peterson reminded us a few weeks ago, nothing is certain.

The two-sport star suffered a horrific injury that ended her basketball season when she slipped and fell during a team photo shoot. According to The Sheffield Press, Peterson lost her balance and hit her face off the corner of a bench she was standing on. Her injuries required 100 stitches and three plates in her face to help multiple fractures heal.

“It was the worst thing I’ve seen,” West Fork basketball coach Rodney Huber said. “It went straight through her gum, affected a few of her teeth and she had a big gash on the right side of her face.”

Peterson will likely have to undergo plastic surgery to repair nerve damage. Huber said she held a towel to her face to cover most of the injuries, but added that he saw a lot of blood.

To make matters worse, the accident also took place on Peterson’s 18th birthday. She is an all-state volleyball player who holds school records for kills and digs. We have shown you plenty of incredibly bizarre injuries here at LBS over the years, but this is up there with the worst of them. Here’s hoping Peterson has a full recovery. You’d hate to see something like that derail a promising athletic career.

H/T Deadspin via Prep Rally

Seventh Woods posts jaw-dropping dunk (Video)

Seventh Woods dunkSeventh Woods is only a high school sophomore, but he’s already receiving national attention for his incredible ability.

The 15-year-old even made SportsCenter’s Top 10 on Friday night for this jaw-dropping dunk he posted at the Chick-Fil-A Classic in Columbia, S.C. on Friday. Would you look at all that power and explosiveness? 15-year-olds shouldn’t be able to do that!

According to his MaxPreps profile, Woods entered Friday’s game averaging 18.6 points per game on 51 percent shooting.

This mix tape of Seventh Woods in his freshman season went viral earlier this year. It has over 9 million views: