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Concerns about sportsmanship in high school blowout unfounded

Nov 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

Nov 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

Nov 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

Nov 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

Nov 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

Nov 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

Nov 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

Nov 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

Nov 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

Nov 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

Nov 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

Nov 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

Oct 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

Oct 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

Oct 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

Lattimore Injury Inspires Great Sportsmanship

Oct 29, 2012 • by Solomon Alexander • Sportsmanship
South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore suffered a dislocated knee on Saturday against Tennessee. Usually, injuries like these usually feature teammates of the fallen player huddled together holding hands or in prayer. This case was different.  As trainers and medical personnel rushed t More

Tigers character only scratches the surface

Oct 26, 2012 • by Solomon Alexander • Sportsmanship
Annunciation parish's nickname is the Tigers. It's certainly appropriate for their 8th grade volleyball team. These young ladies are quick, strong and fearless. In Thursday night's game against Our Lady of Providence (OLP), they dove for loose balls, communicated well and encouraged each other on More

Geno Auriemma thinks the rims should be lowered

Oct 24, 2012 • Sportsmanship
UConn coach Geno Auriemma believes one of the reasons women's basketball isn't growing in popularity is a lack of offensive efficiency. His solution? Lower the rim. "What makes fans not want to watch women's basketball is that some of the players can't shoot and they miss layups a More

Free National Sportsmanship Awards Tickets

Oct 23, 2012 • by Solomon Alexander • Sportsmanship
Welcome to the National Sportsmanship Awards – a one-of-a-kind event celebrating all that’s right in sports. Produced annually in St. Louis by the St. Louis Sports Commission, the National Sportsmanship Awards honors the best sportsmanship stories, moment More

One youth football game - five concussions

Oct 23, 2012 • by Solomon Alexander • Sportsmanship
Two Central Massachusetts youth football teams face tough sanctions from their Pop Warner league after a recent game saw five kids ages 10-12 suffer concussions. That's right. Five kids from the Tantasqua Pee Wees suffered concussions against rival Southbridge during a game last month. Pop Warner More

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