Team-by-team high school boys swim season preview

HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING TEAM-BY-TEAM BOYS SEASON PREVIEW CAPE-ATLANTIC LEAGUE AMERICAN CONFERENCE Mainland Regional Coach: Brian Booth 2016-17 record: 15-0 What to watch: The Mustangs have been unbeaten for two seasons, winning the Cape-Atlantic League American Conference and state Public B titles both years. Destin Lasco, The Press Boys Swimmer of the Year, burst upon the scene last year as a freshman and set five National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches’ Association records in meters, including three in relays. The Mustangs had six first-team Press All-Stars last year, including Lasco, and return Glenn Lasco, Destin’s older brother, Joey Rogers and Erik Truong this year. The Mustangs have a strong lineup throughout, and Brett Clauhs, Nick DiNofrio and Skylor Booth (the coach’s son) likely also will win plenty of races. Matt Lawler and Liam Garbutt also should help make Mainland the team to beat. Close 1 of 21 Buy Now Mainland Regional's celebrate their win over Shawnee at South Jersey Public B boys swimming final at Gloucester County Institute of Tech School in Sewell, NJ. Thursday Feb 16, 2017. Mainland Regional's (The Press of Atlantic City / Edward Lea Staff Photographer) Edward Lea Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now Mainland Regional swimmers celebrate their win over Shawnee at South Jersey Public B boys final in Deptford Township on Thursday. ‘I was very pleased with how we swam today,’ Mustangs coach Brian Booth said. Edward Lea / staff photographer Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now Mainland Regional's celebrate their win over Shawnee at South Jersey Public B boys swimming final at Gloucester County Institute of Tech School in Sewell, NJ. Thursday Feb 16, 2017. Mainland Regional's (The Press of Atlantic City / Edward Lea Staff Photographer) Edward Lea Facebook Continue Reading

Iowa high school basketball scores: Jan. 12, 2018

BOYS BASKETBALLA-H-S-T-W, Avoca 53, IKM-Manning 51Akron-Westfield 81, Hinton 52Alburnett 77, Cedar Valley Christian School 27Algona 65, Iowa Falls-Alden 59Allen, Neb. 52, Whiting 22Alta/Aurelia 55, South Central Calhoun 48Ames 56, Southeast Polk 39Ankeny Centennial 62, Waukee 55Aplington-Parkersburg 68, Hudson 42Ar-We-Va, Westside 55, Coon Rapids-Bayard 39Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 68, Central Clinton, DeWitt 45Bondurant Farrar 67, Perry 52Boone 65, ADM, Adel 53Boyer Valley, Dunlap 72, CAM, Anita 46Calamus-Wheatland 63, East Buchanan, Winthrop 47Carlisle 74, Carroll 72Cascade,Western Dubuque 60, North Cedar, Stanwood 33Cedar Falls 67, Dubuque, Senior 57Cedar Rapids Xavier 58, Iowa City High 43Center Point-Urbana 73, Vinton-Shellsburg 35Central City 60, Midland, Wyoming 18Central Decatur, Leon 80, Southwest Valley 57Charles City 54, Decorah 35Colfax-Mingo 67, Tri-County, Thornburg 47Colo-NESCO 67, North Tama, Traer 55Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 75, Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 73, 2OTCreston 77, Denison-Schleswig 65Crestwood, Cresco 55, Oelwein 30Dallas Center-Grimes 61, Pella 52Davenport, North 58, Assumption, Davenport 55Des Moines, Roosevelt 42, Des Moines, Lincoln 33Dike-New Hartford 66, Denver 59Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 68, Marshalltown 44Durant-Bennett 80, Wilton 71East Sac County 61, St. Mary’s, Storm Lake 52Epworth, Western Dubuque 58, Maquoketa 48Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 80, Glidden-Ralston 45Fremont Mills, Tabor 61, Clarinda Academy 60Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 54, Forest City 51Gilbert 59, North Polk, Alleman 57Gladbrook-Reinbeck 75, AGWSR, Ackley 40Grand View Christian 75, Lynnville-Sully 62Harlan 75, Clarinda 41Harris-Lake Park 76, Clay Central-Everly 40Iowa City West 73, Cedar Rapids, Washington 50Jesup 54, Union Community, LaPorte City 36Johnston 51, Fort Dodge 47Keota 72, B-G-M, Brooklyn 61Knoxville 74, Clarke, Osceola 56Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 76, Red Oak 49Lake Mills 62, Belmond-Klemme 38Lawton-Bronson 62, West Monona, Continue Reading

Iowa high school basketball scores: Jan. 5, 2018

BOYS BASKETBALLA-H-S-T-W, Avoca 74, Audubon 57Akron-Westfield 62, Trinity Christian High School 55Albia 52, Knoxville 35Alburnett 75, Calamus-Wheatland 57Ankeny Centennial 50, Ames 38Ankeny Christian Academy 88, Orient-Macksburg 19Aplington-Parkersburg 80, Union Community, LaPorte City 51Ar-We-Va, Westside 79, Paton-Churdan 71Assumption, Davenport 56, Bettendorf 52Atlantic 66, Denison-Schleswig 44Baxter 51, Clarksville 49Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 59, Center Point-Urbana 45Bishop Garrigan 95, West Hancock, Britt 71Bondurant Farrar 61, ADM, Adel 55Boyer Valley, Dunlap 58, Coon Rapids-Bayard 50Cedar Rapids, Jefferson 63, Cedar Rapids, Washington 56Central City 60, Cedar Valley Christian School 30Central Clinton, DeWitt 64, Clear Creek-Amana 52Charles City 77, Waukon 72Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 78, Hampton-Dumont 37Denver 59, Hudson 55Diagonal 59, Twin Cedars, Bussey 40Don Bosco, Gilbertville 84, Collins-Maxwell 25Dubuque, Hempstead 59, Dubuque, Senior 50Eagle Grove 58, North Iowa, Buffalo Center 44East Marshall, LeGrand 60, West Marshall, State Center 55East Mills 49, Clarinda Academy 37Edgewood-Colesburg 70, Marquette Catholic, Bellevue 55Epworth, Western Dubuque 63, Marion 56Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 93, Woodbine 65Forest City 53, Lake Mills 36Fort Dodge 40, Urbandale 35Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 73, North Union 26Gladbrook-Reinbeck 71, BCLUW, Conrad 36Glenwood 57, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 55Harlan 64, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 61IKM-Manning 53, Griswold 25Iowa City West 79, Wahlert, Dubuque 41Jesup 42, Sumner-Fredericksburg 31Johnston 76, Marshalltown 53Keota 68, Colfax-Mingo 63Kingsley-Pierson 68, MVAO-CO-U 61, OTLewis Central 67, Clarinda 39Linn-Mar, Marion 60, Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 46Martensdale-St. Marys 67, Interstate 35,Truro 50MFL-Mar-Mac 79, West Central, Maynard 39Monticello 61, Wilton 31Mount Ayr 52, East Union, Afton 27Mount Pleasant 82, Washington 49Newman Catholic, Mason City 74, Saint Ansgar 39North Cedar, Stanwood 59, Mid-Prairie, Wellman 50North Linn, Continue Reading

Iowa high school basketball scores, Dec. 8, 2017

BOYS BASKETBALL A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 73, Logan-Magnolia 57Alburnett 48, Central City 35Ankeny Centennial 61, Southeast Polk 34Ar-We-Va, Westside 63, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 60Atlantic 65, Creston 39Audubon 87, Riverside, Oakland 45Baxter 60, Collins-Maxwell 24Bedford 89, Interstate 35,Truro 77Bettendorf 71, Davenport, West 70Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 80, Sioux City, North 50CAM, Anita 70, Coon Rapids-Bayard 45Cascade,Western Dubuque 59, Camanche 58, OTCedar Rapids Xavier 60, Linn-Mar, Marion 39Central Clinton, DeWitt 47, West Delaware, Manchester 46Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 63, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 58Dallas Center-Grimes 63, Newton 43Eagle Grove 68, Bishop Garrigan 66Epworth, Western Dubuque 54, Solon 43Fremont Mills, Tabor 80, Clarinda Academy 40Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 82, Belmond-Klemme 36George-Little Rock 58, West Lyon, Inwood 50Gladbrook-Reinbeck 42, South Hardin 36Harlan 70, Denison-Schleswig 49IKM-Manning 56, Missouri Valley 33Iowa City West 65, Dubuque, Hempstead 52Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 63, Lewis Central 51Mount Ayr 60, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 15North Linn, Troy Mills 86, Edgewood-Colesburg 42Norwalk 84, Indianola 62Pleasant Valley 61, Burlington 27Pleasantville 59, Southwest Valley 40Roland-Story, Story City 50, Saydel 39Shenandoah 62, Clarinda 58Sidney 77, Essex 35Sioux City, East 74, Sioux City, West 56South Hamilton, Jewell 71, North Polk, Alleman 37South O’Brien, Paullina 57, West Sioux, Hawarden 29Spirit Lake 53, Estherville Lincoln Central 28St. Albert, Council Bluffs 89, Red Oak 51St. Edmond, Fort Dodge 62, Hampton-Dumont 31Stanton 56, East Mills 29Treynor 70, Griswold 25Tri-Center, Neola 64, Underwood 55GIRLS BASKETBALL AGWSR, Ackley 59, East Marshall, LeGrand 19Akron-Westfield 57, Harris-Lake Park 42Ankeny Centennial 55, Southeast Polk 36Belle Plaine 44, English Valleys, North English 19Bellevue 51, Northeast, Goose Lake 39Benton Community 45, Independence 31Bettendorf 66, Davenport, West 10Bishop Garrigan Continue Reading

Knoxville area high school football top performers in Quarterfinals

Cade Ballard needed to be at his best if he hoped to help his team knock off the undefeated Anderson County Mavericks in Friday’s quarterfinal. Ballard was all that and more as he helped propel Greeneville to a 35-31 win over the Mavs and advance to the state semifinals.Ballard finished the night 17-of-21 for 304 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He also rushed the ball 23 times for 126 yards and a score.Stanton Martin, Anderson County: Martin went 21-of-38 through the air, passing for  368 yards with a touchdown and four interceptions in Anderson County’s loss.Ryan Moog, Anderson County: Moog caught six passes for 126 yards and a score in the loss to Greeneville.Jack Sompayrac, Catholic: Sompayrac threw the ball 20 times with 13 completions and two touchdowns in Catholic’s 37-28 win over Oak Ridge. Sign Up: Get the weekly PrepXtra newsletter in your inbox. Joshua Brown, Catholic: Brown ran the ball 16 times for 63 yards and a touchdown in the Irish’s win.Cameron Blakely, Catholic: Blakely caught four passes for 82 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown in the win.DJ Mitchell, Catholic: Mitchell returned the game’s opening kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown to get Catholic going early and also intercepted a pass in the third quarter.Ian Cummins, Central: Cummins hit three field goals – 24 yards, 35 yards and 47 yards – to help Central beat South-Doyle 15-14.Edward Brodie, Central: Brodie only recorded two tackles, but he picked up a fumble and picked off the last play of the game in Central’s win.Parker McKinney, Coalfield: McKinney threw 21-of-36 for 313 yards and a touchdown in Coalfield's 56-34 loss to Greenback. Ashton Jones, Coalfield: Jones ran the ball seven times for 29 yards and three touchdowns in the loss. Michael Lowe, Coalfield: Lowe caught 12 passes for 184 yards in the loss. Ty Youngblood, Greeneville: Youngblood ran the ball 14 times for 80 yards and a touchdown in Continue Reading

Top 10 high school football teams in Knoxville area

1. Maryville (14-1) - The Red Rebels rolled over Cane Ridge in the 6A BlueCross Bowl for its 16th state title. Will Orren caused six postseason turnovers:  five interceptions and one fumble. Dylan Hopkins finished the season with 2,462 yards and 19 touchdowns. Last week: No. 1.2. Catholic (12-3) - The Fighting Irish burst past Beech for a 5A state title with a dominant line on both offense and defense. Jack Sompayrac finished the season have thrown for 2,337 yards and 23 touchdowns. Dashon Bussell racked up 3,099 all-purpose yards and 24 touchdowns in the season. Last week: No. 23. Greeneville (15-0) - The Greene Devils capped off their undefeated season with a new state championship record of 40 points in a half in the 4A BlueCross Bowl. Cade Ballard threw for 3,148 yards on the season and ran for another 985. Mr. Football accounted for 59 total touchdowns. Last week: No. 3.4. Alcoa (13-2) - The Tornadoes won their third straight 3A BlueCross Bowl and are tied with Maryville for most championships in state history with 16. Jack Warwick finished the season with 99 tackles, including 11 for a loss and 11.5 sacks, and interception and a fumble recovery. Last week: No. 4.5. Farragut (9-3) - The Admirals started the season with seven wins before tripping up at the end. Gavin Wilkinson, who started preseason competing for the backups spot, threw for 2,130 yards and 17 touchdowns. Caleb Kuhn made 81 tackles, 15 for a loss and nine sacks. Last week: No. 56. Oak Ridge (10-3) - The Wildcats rode a tight defense, that allowed 16 points a game. Cobe Angel accounted for 11 turnovers and 113 tackles. Johnny Stewart threw for 2,171 yards and 25 touchdowns, while running for 10 more. Last week: No. 6.7. Anderson County (12-1) - The Mavericks scored 52.2 points per game, but couldn't get past Greeneville when Stanton Martin tore his ACL. The junior quarterback threw for 3,683 yards and 46 touchdowns, while rushing for another nine. Last Continue Reading

Two high school students accused of making threats towards school and staff charged with attempted murder

Two students from a Georgia high school have been arrested and charged with attempted murder after allegedly making threats towards their school and some of its staff members. Woodstock police were alerted to the teen's alleged plan on Monday. Parent Andy Waldron told that there were rumors going around claiming there was a "hit list" targeting people at Etowah High School. During a news conference on Wednesday, Cherokee County Sheriff's Spokeswoman Sgt. Marianne Kelley said students Alfred Dupree and Victoria McCurley were arrested and charged with attempted murder. The students, both 17, are being charged as adults. According to, police met with Dupree and his parents on Monday to discuss the allegations. Authorities said the teens had made threats towards specific people at the high school. The names of those allegedly targeted are not being released. A search of both homes turned up an incendiary device at McCurley's home and firearms at Dupree's residence, along with a powdered substance. Investigators said the guns are not being considered as evidence and the powdered substance is being tested. Authorities also found Dupree's diary, which allegedly detailed the students' plan. "Most of the information we received was from the personal diary, what was written down," Kelley said. "It's still an open investigation." Dupree and McCurley were taken for a medical evaluation before they were arrested or charged. Sheriff Frank Reynolds told the outlet a motive remains unclear, but he believes "mental health issues" may have been a cause. "We will not tolerate violence - or threats of violence - at any of our schools," Cherokee County school spokeswoman Barbara Jacoby said in a statement. "This stance will be reflected in the severe administrative disciplinary actions we will take against these students." In addition to the attempted murder charge, Dupree and McCurley face charges for Continue Reading

Wife of Tenn. high school football coach busted for sex with underage player

The wife of a Tennessee high school football coach slept with one of his underage players, according to authorities in Knoxville. Kelsey McCarter, 26, carried on a sexual relationship for nearly a year with a student at South-Doyle High School, according to a seven-count indictment handed down by a grand jury in Knox County. ALA. HS TEACHER WED STUDENT TO KEEP HER FROM TESTIFYING: DA The boy was just a freshman when the sex began in February 2015, and was a sophomore football player by the time the affair was discovered in late December. McCarter is married to Justin McCarter, who served as an assistant football coach for the Cherokees before resigning in February, according to the Knoxville New Sentinel. He’d also served as an instructional aide since he started at the school in 2008, the newspaper reported. Kelsey McCarter faces six counts of statutory rape, which included oral and vaginal sex, as well as one count of exploitation of a minor by electronic means. The alleged affair led to an investigation of the school’s principal and assistant principal on allegations that they failed to immediately report the sex abuse, according to the News Sentinel. Neither was ultimately charged but both remain on administrative leave with pay. The student reportedly lived with the McCarters when the affair occurred, students told WVLT-TV. McCarter was arrested Thursday around 3 p.m. and held on $30,000 bond. Continue Reading

Middle school teacher with high school fetish tried to solicit sex from minors: cops

A middle school teacher is behind bars after he was caught trying to solicit soon-to-be or recent high school graduates for sex, police said. Joel Daniel Fowler, who teaches social studies at Olson Middle School in Minneapolis, was arrested Tuesday after allegedly calling in sick to meet with who he thought would be a 14-year-old girl, WCCO reported. Fowler, in his Craigslist ad seeking sex, allegedly wrote: "I was just at a HS graduation and watching the girls really made me miss high school and the fun those girls are." The 23-year-old asked if there were any girls wanting "to play with a just out of college guy." When police confronted him at Cherokee Park, his planned meeting place, he was reportedly found with four condoms in his pockets. He admitted that he had posted ads on Craigslist since 2012 "because he was bored." This ad, he argued, was his first specifically seeking sexual relations with someone younger than himself. Fowler's arrest was part of a larger undercover police sting that netted two other men, identified as 43-year-old Robert Hagen of St. Paul, and 33-year-old Derek Field of Apple Valley. CBS reports that Fowler is currently on administrative leave while he's charged with two counts of electronic solicitation of a child. ON A MOBILE DEVICE? WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

William S. YellowRobe Jr.’s play ‘Thieves’ explores Native American themes in a Brooklyn high school

A celebratory gathering takes complicated turns in William S. YellowRobe Jr.'s play "Thieves," at the Public Theater (425 Lafayette St.) through Aug. 14.The run is a presentation of American Indian Artists Inc. (AMERINDA), a New York organization dedicated to empowering Native Americans. Staged by Steve Elm (Oneida), who is the group's artistic director, the play is described as a "story of searching."According to press notes, it is "set in a powwow in a Brooklyn high school. Deals are made, souls are compromised, love blossoms, and identity is sought after and redemption is found. [It] highlights the absurdity of the urban Indian's dual existence."YellowRobe, 51, is of the Assiniboine tribe and lives in Connecticut. Working with Elm, the author says he set the drama in Brooklyn "as a way of honoring tribes of New York.""How many Broadway plays feature Native Americans?" he asks, before answering his own question. "'August: Osage County' is an all-too-rare instance. There is a vibrant community of Native American actors in the city."The cast of "Thieves" includes Veracity Butcher; Dylan Carusona (Ojibway/Turtle Clan Oneida); Neimah Djourabchi; James Fall (Mohican); Sheri Graubert; Andy Kirtland; Nancy McDoniel (Chickasaw); Gloria Miguel (Kuna/Rappahannock); Elizabeth Rolston (Cherokee/Chippewa); Elizabeth Ruelas, and Christopher Salazar.Tickets are $15; (212) 967-7555 or Join the Conversation: Continue Reading