Twelve people, including students and adults, will be charged in connection with a fight at a Pennsylvania high school basketball game earlier this month, police said.
They face disorderly conduct charges.
Clairton police released details about the Feb. 6 brawl at Clairton High School between Clairton and Monessen.
Police said it began as a fight between two players and escalated from there.
Eight teenagers and four adults are charged. All are from Clairton and Monessen, police said.
In a news release, officers said they offered victims a chance to come forward to sort out who was involved in the fight, but no one did, so they used surveillance video to figure out who to charge.
Monessen is appealing that decision.
A California teenager with Down syndrome had a memorable senior night, scoring his first career basket in his first appearance in a game, KMPH reported.
Jack Welsh was introduced last on Feb. 8 as Reedley High School honored its seniors.
“The heart and soul of Reedley,” Pirates football coach Brandon Nagle said. "That would explain Jack right there."
When the game began, Welsh posted up and connected for a basket, prompting the student section to rush the court to congratulate him, KMPH reported.
“You want to cry," said Jack's father, John Welsh. “You know, we didn't know anything about it, so, it really took us by surprise.”
For three years, Jack Welsh has been a part of the Reedley basketball, football and baseball teams, Basketball coach Travis Ferrell said inserting Welsh into the lineup was a great way to celebrate his high school career.
“He comes to all of our practices. He brings energy that sometimes our players don't bring, and we feed off of him,” Ferrell told KMPH. “So to me, it was the least we could do to have this type of celebration on senior night.”
“To see the joy in his face and to experience what all these boys have experienced for four years -- he's like any other boy," John Welsh told KMPH. “He wants to participate.”
Last year, a Chicago Public Schools honor student was shot in the head and has since made an unbelievable comeback Tuesday night. Damari Hendrix is back on the basketball court this week for the first time since a random shooting nearly took his life.
According to WGN, Hendrix had to go through surgery three times and spent four days in a medically induced coma. He also was forced to learn to walk and talk again. But now he’s running, and his coach says he’s also redefining what’s possible.
“Watching them practice, it’s impossible to believe that not long ago, one of these young men lay dying from a gunshot wound to the head,” Brian Rose, Hendrix’s coach, said. Last Labor Day weekend in a park near his home, Hendrix came close to his life ending.
“We just heard ‘shooter,’ and everybody got up running and stuff and I didn’t know I was shot until later on, I was running, my body started shutting down and stuff. I couldn’t see, walk, talk, run no more,” he said.
Hendrix came back on the court with his teammates at Foreman High School for the first time in 14 months – and all he can do is grin. Hendrix is still working on some fine motor skills but you wouldn’t know by watching him practice – dunking a couple of times.
“I get a second chance at life. I thought I wasn’t going to make it,” he said. “Up. I only want to go up, get better and better every day.”
You may expect a coach to be suspended for losing too many games. But what about when his team wins one?
That's exactly what happened to the head coach of a high school girls basketball team in California after they beat the other team 161-2.
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But despite putting the bench in, they still scored and handily beat their opponents.
That's where the suspension comes in. According to the local newspaper, Arroyo Valley's school board suspended Michael Anderson for two games .
The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reported Anderson played the starters for the first half and they scored an average of 13 points a minute, or 104 points in the first 16-minute half.
Some say putting the bench in the second half was too little too late. The Daily Bulletin said Anderson should have slowed the game once it became obvious that the other team was no match. They did report that Anderson imposed a 23-second wait on shots for his team.
Another coach suggested in a Daily Bulletin story, that Anderson should have followed his lead when a score is one-sided and let the other side score and change the way the team played further, going so far as to not block a shot or steal the ball.
As for the team, they handily beat their opponents in the first game of Anderson's suspension. Arroyo Valley beat Indian Springs 80-19 Wednesday night. Anderson will return courtside on Monday.
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