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Concerns about sportsmanship in high school blowout unfounded

November 20, 2012 • by Solomon Alexander • Sportsmanship

Little Rock (Ark.) high schools Hall and Fair met in a season-opening girls basketball game last week. The game remained competitive until just after the National Anthem. Hall sprinted out to a 28-0 lead in the first four minutes. Sensing the game was getting out of hand, Hall coach Selita    More »

Tipsheet: Patriots pay big price for piling on

November 20, 2012 • Sportsmanship

Patriots coach  Bill Belichick  enjoys running up the score on beaten opponents, as NFL fans in London saw earlier this season. For some reason he also uses key offensive weapon  Rob Gronkowski  to block on extra points. What could possibl   More »

Cam Newton hands young fan football, and young fan becomes happiest kid on the planet

November 19, 2012 • Sportsmanship

The Carolina Panthers did not finish well, as they dropped an overtime game to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 27-21. But early in the game, quarterback     More »

2012 National Sportsmanship Awards Honoree: John Mohrmann and St. Louis Priory Soccer

November 13, 2012 • by Solomon Alexander • Sportsmanship

Last November, soccer rivals Saint Louis Priory School and Westminster Christian Academy were locked in a battle for their district championship.  The winner would advance to the Missouri state tournament.   Unbeaten Priory faced a significant challenge from Westminster as th   More »

Let's Play Two

November 13, 2012 • by Solomon Alexander • Sportsmanship

The Sportsmanship Brigade was party to an unintentional home-and-home series between Holy Spirit and Sts. Joachim & Ann (SJA) last weekend. Friday night took us to Holy Spirit in suburban St. Louis for a 5th grade girls volleyball contest. It was a spirited match between the two teams, but ou   More »

2012 National Sportsmanship Awards Honoree: Demetrius de Moors

November 9, 2012 • by Solomon Alexander • Sportsmanship

Last December near Atlanta, Demetrius de Moors competed in the South Metro Wrestling Tournament – Georgia’s oldest and largest high school wrestling contest.  The McIntosh High School (Peachtree City, Ga.) wrestler was ready for his next opponent.  Competition brackets pitte   More »

2012 National Sportsmanship Awards Honoree: College of the Ozarks Women's Basketball Team

November 9, 2012 • by Solomon Alexander • Sportsmanship

Only acts of great selflessness and kindness can overcome incidents of great devastation.  In May of 2011, an EF5 tornado containing sustained winds in excess of 200 miles per hour struck Joplin, Mo.  Many lives were lost and families displaced as homes, businesses, schools and ev   More »

Runner's small gesture makes enormous impact

November 9, 2012 • Sportsmanship

Before she was a hero, Meghan Vogel was a champion. Just an hour or so before performing an act of unselfishness for which she will be honored Nov. 17 at the National Sportsmanship Awards, Vogel upset the favorite last spring in the Ohio Division 3 1,600-meter final, running a personal be   More »

Coaching makes all the difference

November 5, 2012 • by Solomon Alexander • Sportsmanship

The Sportsmanship Brigade attended a 5th grade volleyball matchup between Assumption parish and St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in South St. Louis County on Saturday afternoon. Megan Diel of St. Margaret Mary was a star in play and character. She repeatedly dove to the floor for loose balls and encour   More »

California youth coach charged with robbery

November 4, 2012 • by Solomon Alexander • Sportsmanship

A youth football coach was charged with robbing the pizza restaurant his team was having their pizza party in.   More »

New Orleans coach criticizes NBA concussion policy

November 4, 2012 • Sportsmanship

CHICAGO --  New Orleans Hornets  big man  Anthony Davis  remains day to day as he recovers from a mild concussion suffered in Friday night's    More »

Special Team

November 2, 2012 • Sportsmanship

DAVE KNOER/K-KAMERA.COM  Sophomore Chy Johnson with Carson Jones (left) and the rest of her "boys," the Queen Creek, Ari   More »

8th grader kicks 63-yard field goal

October 30, 2012 • by Solomon Alexander • Sportsmanship

Blake Carter of Midland, Texas is going to be a great asset to his high school footbal team when he gets there. He's only in the 8th grade, but he appears to have a professional touch when it comes to place-kicking. Check out this 63-yard boot from the youngster.    More »

Youth football coaches arrested for gambling on kids' games

October 30, 2012 • Sportsmanship

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. -- Nine youth football coaches or associates in South Florida are facing felony charges in connection with a system of rampant, elaborate and high-dollar gambling on little league football.  The charges are the result of an almost 18-month investigation by the B   More »

College soccer player cut after shoving official

October 30, 2012 • Sportsmanship

UCSB men's soccer player Peter McGlynn was taken from the field in handcuffs following Sunday's 2-1 home loss to UC-Davis. Gauchos head coach Tim Vom Steeg was talking to the head referee following UCSB's third straight home loss when McGlynn ran at the referee and pushed him from behind to the g   More »

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