High School Basketball

High School Basketball

He read his mom's note every day. It helped him take his team to the playoffs

Breese Central High School Cougars senior high school basketball and baseball player Jack Strieker uses a note from his mother, Alicia Strieker, for motivation after dealing with her long illness and recent death from cancer. Strieker and the Cougars, based in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, begin the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) basketball playoffs next week as the top seed at the Class 3A Civic Memorial Regional.

High School Basketball

Ridgeland-Hardeeville's Waddy: 'Really wanted' waiver to play at home

Before the Ridgeland-Hardeeville girls basketball playoff game in Ridgeland on Feb. 20, 2017, we strolled around the gym talking to cheerleaders, and boys basketball players, about the somewhat odd predicament the guys are in once again: having to play a "home" playoff game about 30 miles away at Estill High School. The South Carolina High School League on Feb. 20 rejected the school’s appeal to keep Tuesday night’s Class 3A showdown against Brookland-Cayce on campus, where the Jaguars’ home court falls about 80 seats shy of the league’s minimum seating standard.

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Seventh Woods talks Hammond-to-North Carolina transition

Former Hammond standout Seventh Woods discusses transition from high school basketball to his freshman year at North Carolina.
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Seventh Woods talks Hammond-to-North Carolina transition 1:55

Seventh Woods talks Hammond-to-North Carolina transition

Zion Williamson's highlights from SC Hoops Festival 1:15

Zion Williamson's highlights from SC Hoops Festival

Zion Williamson leads Spartanburg Day to state championship appearance 1:05

Zion Williamson leads Spartanburg Day to state championship appearance

Zion Williamson dunks during semi-final game 0:12

Zion Williamson dunks during semi-final game