It is claimed that West Ham boss David Moyes wants his scouts to track Blackburn star Armstrong ahead of a summer bid. The Scotsman is a big fan of the 18-goal striker and considered an £8 million offer in the January window but did not go ahead with a move with Rovers wanting more than £10 million plus for their star striker. The Hammers have been left short of options up front with the departure of club record signing Sebastian Haller in January as the Frenchman sealed a move to Dutch giants Ajax. Meanwhile, Everton and Fulham both want to shore up their attacking ranks in the summer and want Armstrong in order to shore up their attack. The jump from Championship to the Premier League is quite a big one but we have seen players making the transition look really smooth and Armstrong could well be next in line. Unlike most centre-forwards, Armstrong does not boast a big frame. He is just 5 feet 6 inches tall that makes him really short compared to traditional English strikers … [Read more...] about West Ham United want Championship striker, a good deal?
Top 5 Plays of the Week - High School Football Playoffs 30,980 views 2:28 Gary Rankin of Alcoa (Tenn.) and Jim Roth of Southern Columbia Area (Catwissa, Pa.) both won state football championships this year, adding to their advantage as the leader in state titles in their respective states.Rankin won his 16th overall state championship and sixth in a row at Alcoa with a 35-0 win over Milan. Meanwhile, Roth led Southern Columbia Area to a 42-14 win over Wilmington Area for his fourth straight championship and 11th overall. The Tigers also won their 59th game in a row, the second-longest active streak in the nation.Rankin and Roth highlight MaxPreps' list of the coaches with the most high school football state championships in each state. The list includes coaches who may have mythical state championships among their state title count. Sources for the list include state association websites and research via newspapers.com.Football coaches with most state championships Photo by Paul … [Read more...] about High school football: Coaches with most championships in each state
JJ Watt High School Football Highlights 267,349 views 3:09 George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt appear on Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, representing four of the greatest presidents in our nation's history. However, if you were to take the four best NFL players from Mississippi and put them on their own Mount Rushmore, those players would represent the greatest quartet from any state in the nation.Jerry Rice, Brett Favre, Walter Payton and Lance Alworth all hail from Mississippi. All rank among the greatest players in NFL history, according to Pro Football Reference's Hall of Fame Monitor ranking system. The quartet easily outdistanced the California foursome of Anthony Munoz, Tony Gonzalez, Ronnie Lott and Tom Brady for the No. 1 spot. Florida is No. 3 with Derrick Brooks, Deion Sanders, Emmitt Smith and Ray Lewis.The Hall of Fame Monitor uses All-Pro selections, Pro Bowl selections, end-of-the-year awards, Super Bowl participation and … [Read more...] about Ranking each state’s high school football Mount Rushmore
Top 10 most memorable high school sports plays of the decade 81,443 views 4:55 No. 1 ranked Montverde Academy (Fla.) breezed through its toughest test of the season last week with wins over Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) and Wasatch Academy (Mt. Pleasant, Utah) at the St. James NIBC Invitational, extending its winning streak to 40 games. The streak is one of the longest active streaks in the nation, but where does it rank among the all-time winning streaks in high school boys basketball history?MaxPreps has compiled a list of the longest high school basketball wins streaks, with the minimum total on the list starting at 50 and reaching all the way to the incredible total of 159 straight wins by Passaic (N.J.) in the 1920s.Montverde Academy is believed to have the third-longest active streak behind Auburn (Neb.) with 48 and Rangeview (Colo.) with 45. The Eagles are also closing in on their own school record of 44 wins in a row. They also have … [Read more...] about Top 50 longest win streaks in high school basketball history
10 Oldest High School's in the U.S. from Google Earth 46,524 views 2:57 Video: Ten oldest schools in the U.S. via Google EarthAll campuses were founded prior to 1800.When De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) surpassed Hudson (Mich.) with its 73rd consecutive win in 1997, the Spartans were still a long way from actually holding the national record for longest unbeaten streak.While the National Federation of High Schools record book recognized Hudson as the record holder for consecutive wins, two schools actually held longer unbeaten streaks than the Michigan school. Sims (Union County, S.C.) set a 96-game unbeaten streak between 1945 and 1954 while Bedford County Training School (Shelbyville, Tenn.) went 82 games without a loss between 1943 and 1950.One reason the streaks held by Sims and Bedford County Training School are not included in the national record book is they occurred at all-black schools during the segregated South. Accomplishments of all-black schools were poorly chronicled … [Read more...] about Top 50 longest winning streaks in high school football history