Season Interrupted, Prom Edition: Carter Graham and Sammy Nuchow

Throughout the spring, The Times will interview high school seniors whose athletic careers were cut short by the coronavirus outbreak. Today we play two. Names: Carter Graham and Sammy Nuchow School: West Hills Chaminade Sport: Baseball/lacrosse Advertisement Why we are pairing them: They are boyfriend and girlfriend Key stats: Graham batted .391 in eight games […]

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Season Interrupted: Alex Rubel punches out batters, punches out stories

Throughout the spring, The Times will interview high school seniors whose athletic careers were cut short by the coronavirus outbreak. Name: Alex Rubel School: Los Angeles Shalhevet Sport: Baseball, pitcher Advertisement Key stats: Winner of the Allan Malamud Memorial Scholarship by the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Fall plans: Will attend UCLA On […]

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Season Interrupted: Agoura’s Aedan Cunningham has no regrets

Throughout the spring, The Times will interview high school seniors whose athletic careers were cut short by the coronavirus outbreak. Name: Aedan Cunningham School: Agoura Sport: Baseball, pitcher Advertisement Key stats: All-league in 2019, Cunningham was off to a 2-1 start with a 1.17 earned-run average when the season was halted after 10 games. Fall […]

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Rookie Bryce Duke bypassed other opportunities to sign with LAFC

Bryce Duke finished high school in May, but there wasn’t much pomp given the circumstances. “I pretty much just got told I graduated,” he said. “I haven’t got my diploma yet. That’ll probably come via email, I’m guessing.” What would have been an elaborate ceremony at a 14,000-seat basketball arena was canceled because of the […]

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Tom Brady’s inspirational commencement speech for the Forman School | NFL on ESPN

Tom Brady delivers a commencement speech for the Forman School, sharing inspiring stories and lessons from earning playing time while at the University of Michigan to rising to greatness with the New England Patriots. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on […]

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Season Interrupted: Crescenta Valley’s Will Grimm was off to a fairy-tale start

Throughout the spring, The Times will interview high school seniors whose athletic careers were cut short by the coronavirus outbreak. Name: Will Grimm School: Crescenta Valley Sport: Baseball, pitcher Advertisement Key stats: A four-year starter, Grimm was 3-0 with 24 consecutive scoreless innings to start the 2020 season Fall plans: Will attend Loyola Marymount On […]

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Season Interrupted: Culver City’s Mekhi Evans-Bey was there for his mother

Throughout the spring, The Times will interview high school seniors whose athletic careers were cut short by the coronavirus outbreak. Name: Mekhi Evans-Bey School: Culver City Sport: Football, track. Advertisement Key stats: The standout running back was the defending Southern Section Division 2 400-meter champion with a best time of 48.18 seconds in 2019. Fall […]

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Inclusion of Transgender Student Athletes Violates Title IX, Trump Administration Says

A high school sports policy in Connecticut that allows transgender students to participate in athletics based on their gender identity violates federal law and could cost the state federal education funding, the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights has found. The finding came after the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative Christian organization, filed complaints against […]

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US: Transgender sports inclusion violates others’ rights

A Connecticut policy that allows transgender athletes to compete as girls in high school sports violates the civil rights of athletes who have always identified as female, according to a letter from the U.S. Education Department’s civil rights office that was obtained Thursday by The Associated Press. The letter came in response to a complaint […]

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Masks, social distancing, smaller classes could be on tap for California’s 2020-21 school year

The novel coronavirus pandemic will shape what the 2020-21 California public school year looks like, when it begins in a little more than two months. “We’ve learned from the experience of (the 1918 flu) pandemic,” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said during an online press event Wednesday morning, May 27. “We know that we […]

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Historically black colleges work to help students amid virus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ja’nayla Johnson worked hard in high school with the dream of being the first in her family to graduate from college, but she started to doubt herself as several colleges rejected her. Then Bennett, a small historically black women’s college in North Carolina, saw Johnson’s potential and offered her a full scholarship. […]

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Season Interrupted: Joaquin Hines takes role modeling seriously

Throughout the spring, The Times will interview high school seniors whose athletic careers were cut short by the coronavirus outbreak. Name: Joaquin Hines School: Culver City Sport: Baseball, infielder Advertisement Key stats: All-leaguer and team captain with speed, good hands and consistent hitting skills. Fall plans: Will attend Fresno State On the sudden end to […]

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Nikki Bella Reveals Why It Was So Important For Her To Reveal She Was Raped In New Book

After Nikki Bella revealed that she was the victim of rape twice in high school, she shared with HL EXCLUSIVELY why she knew she had to share the difficult stories with her fans. In Nikki Bella and Brie Bella’s memoir, Incomparable, Nikki opened up about being raped by two different guys when she was 15 years old. She told HollywoodLife […]

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Back-to-school could be delayed by California budget cuts

California school officials and teachers are warning that budget cuts Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing for schools will make it harder for kids to return to the classroom By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press May 15, 2020, 1:11 AM 4 min read 4 min read SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The deep financial hole brought on by the […]

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Season Interrupted: Paul Skenes’s career is about to take flight

Throughout the spring, The Times will interview high school seniors whose athletic careers were cut short by the coronavirus outbreak. Name: Paul Skenes School: Lake Forest El Toro Sport: Baseball, pitcher/catcher. Advertisement Key stats: Was 4-0 with three shutouts; hit three home runs Fall plans: Will attend Air Force Academy On the sudden end to […]

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Some US schools are pulling the plug on distance learning

After the Chattahoochee County school district called an early end to the school year, seniors lined up one day last week to complete their graduation paperwork. Students who hadn’t seen each other since in-person classes ended abruptly in March amid the coronavirus outbreak commiserated over all they’ve missed out on, including the prom and a […]

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Saturday classes? Schools mull ways to make up lost time

When students return to school after a lengthy pandemic-induced absence, the consensus is they will have lost significant academic ground. Still unresolved for governments and educators are the questions of how — or even whether — teachers should try to make up for lost learning. Some have proposed holding evening or Saturday classes for students […]

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Season Interrupted: Gabriel Abbes is philosophical about the past, future

Throughout the spring, The Times will interview high school seniors whose athletic careers were cut short by the coronavirus outbreak. Name: Gabriel Abbes School: Temecula Great Oak Sport: Cross country and track Advertisement Key stats: Finished eighth in the 2019 CIF state Division I cross-country final; was preparing to run the 3,200 in track; 4.5 […]

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LAUSD sports fields lose their trim looks amid the coronavirus shutdown

After nearly two months of closed campuses in the Los Angeles Unified School District, some sports fields are beginning to resemble Iowa cornfields because coaches are barred from mowing or taking care of their fields and gardeners are missing in action. At Monroe High, the baseball infield has grown so tall with grass that you […]

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Season Interrupted: Evelyn Allison has earth-shaking plans

Throughout the spring, The Times will interview high school seniors whose athletic careers were cut short by the coronavirus outbreak. Name: Evelyn Allison School: Orange El Modena Sport: Track and field, shot put/discus. Advertisement Key stats: Four-year varsity performer who finished second in league play in 2019. Fall plans: Will attend UC San Diego. On […]

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High school football teams are planning a return to workouts in June if given approval

High school football teams in Southern California have been limited to virtual training sessions for weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but many are making plans for a return to field and weight training workouts in June if state and local health departments give approval for a relaxation of social distancing guidelines. West Hills Chaminade […]

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