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  1. Former prep leapers take fast track to London Olympic medal stand...

    Steve Underwood

    When you saw the success of Team USA's youth movement in the 2012 London Olympic jumps last week, accounting for five of the eight medals won in those four men's and four women's events, you knew Christian Taylor, Will Claye, Erik Kynard, and Brigett...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
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  3. Mac Wilkins: Give Yourself A Break

    Doug Binder

    (Note: Mac Wilkins competed in the throws for 23 years, he made four Olympic teams and broke the world record in the discus four times. He also won the gold medal at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. Now he is a teacher of throwing and the head thr...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  4. Teens bring medal haul back from London

    ESPNHS

    The podium was a popular place to be for the high school-aged Olympians in London. Nine different girls earned at least one medal at the London Games, which came to an end with the closing ceremonies on Sunday. Team USA won a total of 104 medal...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  5. Richards-Ross, Felix complete golden quest

    Steve Underwood

    There was joy, there was triumph, and there was exuberance when Sanya Richards-Ross and Allyson Felix each captured their first individual Olympic gold medals in the 400- and 200-meters, respectively, this past week. But above all, perhaps, there ...

    Blog | August 12, 2012
  6. Gold medalist Alex Morgan goes old school

    ESPNHS

    Alex Morgan's assist helped the United States women's soccer team win the gold medal with a 2-1 win over Japan at the London Olympics on Thursday, but the forward gave pointers to a different team during her Olympic build-up. Morgan returned to he...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  7. Claressa Shields wins boxing gold

    ESPNHS

    Claressa Shields, 17, will be going back to Flint with a whole lot of glint. The senior-to-be at Northwestern (Flint, Mich.) defeated 33-year-old Russian Nadezda Torlopova 19-12 on Thursday to win the gold medal in boxing's middleweight division a...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  8. Gold medalist Allyson Felix shares secrets

    ESPNHS

    Before Allyson Felix won the gold medal in the 200-meter dash at the London Olympics on Wednesday, she returned to her old high school, Los Angeles Baptist (North Hills, Calif.), and shared the secrets to her sprinting success at ESPNHS Pro Day. C...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  9. Claressa Shields to fight for Olympic gold

    ESPNHS

    Claressa Shields, the youngest member of the United States boxing team, is the only one left standing at the London Olympics. The 17-year-old from Flint, Mich., beat Kazakhstan's Marina Volnova in the semifinals of the middleweight division on Wed...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  10. Claressa Shields clinches boxing medal

    The youngest women's boxer at the London Olympics has guaranteed she'll return home with some hardware. Claressa Shields, a 17-year-old middleweight from Flint, Mich., beat Sweden's Anna Laurell 18-14 in the quarterfinals on Monday after receiving...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  11. Rupp's 10K silver elicits jumps, shouts

    Doug Binder

    Anthony Armstrong watched the Olympic final of the men's 10,000 meters alone at home in Kennewick, Wash. on Saturday afternoon and by the end of the race he was bouncing up and down on the couch. Surely Armstrong, who won last fall's Washington 3A...

    Blog | August 05, 2012
  12. Teens Franklin, Ledecky win swimming gold

    ESPNHS

    American Missy Franklin, 17, collected her third gold medal -- and fourth medal overall -- of the London Olympics on Friday when she set a world record in the 200 backstroke. Franklin clocked 2 minutes, 4.06 seconds, 0.75 quicker than the mark set...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  13. Gabby Douglas wins all-around gold

    ESPNHS

    Gabby Douglas won the women's all-around title Thursday at the London Olympics. The 16-year-old became the third straight American to win the all-around gold, following Nastia Liukin in 2008 and Carly Patterson in 2004. Douglas, who also won go...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  14. High school experiences helped shape the U.S. Olympic men's track...

    Doug Binder

    It usually begins with an "Olympic dream." A young person watches the Olympic Games on TV and says "I want to do that." Dedication, sacrifice and daily reaffirming effort comes after that. Olympic-sized dreams come true for only a very few but for...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  15. Women strode many different paths to make the U.S. Olympic track ...

    Doug Binder

    The women on the women's U.S. Olympic track and field team didn't follow the same blueprint. Some are high school record holders and many of them are state champions. Some were featured on Dyestat. Others didn't flourish until college, or even later....

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  16. 2012 Super 25 Preseason Girls: 6-time NXN champ Fayetteville-Manl...

    Marc Bloom

    Pre-season 2012 High School Cross Country Rankings Following is a look at the prospects for "our" Olympics-the race for team honors this fall in high school cross-country nationwide. Girls Super 25 1. Fayetteville-Man...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  17. 2012 Super 25 Preseason Boys: Defending NXN champ Christian Broth...

    Marc Bloom

    Pre-season 2012 High School Cross Country Rankings Following is a look at the prospects for "our" Olympics-the race for team honors this fall in high school cross-country nationwide. BOYS SUPER 25 1. Christian Brothers Ac...

    Blog | August 01, 2012