high school basketball

9:03 am
Sat January 19, 2013

High School Basketball Hopes and Dreams: Outside Shot

In 2009, writer Keith O’Brien set out to tell the story of a Kentucky high school boys basketball team’s quest to win a state championship.   He spent the basketball season in Scott County, where there were high hopes the Cardinals would capture the school's third Sweet Sixteen title just down the road in Lexington’s Rupp Arena.

The team’s ups and downs are chronicled in O'Brien’s just-published book, Outside Shot:  Big Dreams, Hard Times and One County’s Quest for Basketball Greatness

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1:39 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Indiana HS Coach Defends 107-2 Basketball Blowout

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The girls’ basketball coach at Indiana’s Bloomington South High School says he and his players were not trying to embarrass an opponent they defeated by a score of 107-2 this week.

The team’s rout of Arlington has sparked outrage among some fans and prompted a state prep sports association official to say he never wants to see anything so one-sided again.

Bloomington South coach Larry Winters tells the Indianapolis Star that he played everyone on his team and they didn’t stop shooting because he felt that would have been more embarrassing to Arlington.