• Go-To-25: September 24

    The final weekend of September features several teams in the Blue Star Media Go-To 25 high school football rankings coming off byes or headed into their off weekend. This week features two additions, one from the East Region and another from the Midlands. Triple Option What we learned After playing a handful...

  • Go-To-25: September 17

      That loud thud you heard last weekend from the Southeast was then-No. 1 Grayson (Loganville, Ga.) going down. Grayson, the defending Class AAAAA champion, will regroup Friday but it must sting because the Rams were headed to a national championship. This week two schools debut in the Blue Star Media Go-To...

  • Go To 25 Football Rankings #2

    Hard to believe but a few states will hit the midway point of the season this weekend. After covering high school sports for nearly three decades, more teams are playing national-themed games allowing the rankings to gain more credibility. Triple Option What we learned The top four teams from the Blue Star...

  • How the Blue Star Go-To 25 fared this weekend

      The action is just beginning to heat up, matching the oppressive temperatures that comprise the Dog Days of August. Last weekend the Blue Star Media Go-To 25 high school football teams went 9-1, with the lone loss occurring in a head to head matchup on Thursday in Nevada. Eleven Go-To 25...

  • Go-To-25 Information Update

    Only four Blue Star Go-To 25 High School Football Preseason rankings – all from the Southland – debuted this weekend. Starting Friday six more tee it up. Triple Option What we learned: All four Blue Star Go-To 25 teams won but that’s deceiving. It was business as usual for No. 16 Trinity...

  • Blue Star Media Go-To-25

    BENSALEM, Pa. – Are you ready for some football? Hard to believe but the season kicks off this weekend in some states. The rollout continues each weekend until mid-September when every state and the District of Columbia are in full swing. Blue Star Media might be associated with grassroots and high school...

  • Live in Atlantic City 2

    GALLOWAY, N.J. – Kamall Richards has a daunting task. In the next fee weeks, he’s selecting a destination for his post-graduate year and then a college decision. “I’m not sure yet but I’ll be deciding in a couple of weeks because school is starting,” said Richards, who is playing for the We...

  • Live in Atlantic City

    GALLOWAY, N.J. – Andrew Wiggins still makes waves even when he’s a no-show at a major event with the final NCAA “live period” coming to a close later this week. CIA Bounce 17U was here in full force – save Wiggins – Wednesday at the opening day of Live in AC at...

  • Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (Day 4)

    NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga. – The comparisons were inevitable. Suddenly North America has a new prep basketball messiah. But even the latest sensation from the prep hardwood, no less a Canadian, could not deliver his team to the Promised Land on Sunday at the Riverview Park Activities Center. Andrew Wiggins of the CIA...

  • Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (Day 3)

    NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – Andrew Wiggins vs. Julius Randle … the mano-a-mano battle surpassed the hype. Many are calling it one of the great club circuit games they’ve witnessed. CIA Bounce rallied in the second half, forcing overtime and taking a thrilling 81-80 victory over the Team Texas Titans on Friday night...

  • Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (Day 2)

    NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – Now the fun begins. As the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League rolls into the second day of four at the Riverview Park Activities Center. There are eight teams undefeated while just as many checking in at 0-2. Considering the talented field, those winless teams cannot afford another loss...

  • Nike Elite Youth Basketball League

    NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – The anticipation is the hardest part at the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League. After three months of competition, four regional stops and accruing frequent flier mileages, it comes down to five pool games for the 24 teams in the wildly competitive 17U bracket final at the Riverview Park...

  • USA Sendoff

    WASHINGTON – They seem larger than life. Then when you stand inches away from the latest version of the Dream Team, they are just large. Meaning impressive physical specimens, exuding a special aura and ability to dominate the world stage unlike any national athletic team globally. Literally and figuratively they are monsters...

  • Reebok Breakout Challenge

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – The intrigue was there. So were the no-look passes, European game and a selfless approach that defines a true throwback point guard. At first glance, Lucas Antunez is a tacit 17-year-old. When the basketball is on his fingertips there’s a transformation into an innate passer, ball-handler, who prefers to...

  • Isis Thorpe Breaking Out

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – She blend into the fabric of a star-studded team such as the Philadelphia Belles U16. When you notice her unique name – named after an Egyptian goddess – Isis Thorpe begins to stand out. With summer teammates Villanova-bound forward Megan Quinn (Episcopal Academy, Pa.), sharpshooter Kelly Hughes (Point Pleasant...

  • Martin, Tyson Fuel Carolina Belles during long Summer

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – Short on talent? That depends on the opponent along the long winding road of the summer girls’ basketball circuit. Typically there are beatings dished out and received, but if there’s a dearth of skill or flair, don’t ever question the Carolina Belles’ desire or determination. After splitting six games...