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Tackle Football Makes a Comeback in the Heart of Texas

Tackle Football Makes a Comeback in the Heart of Texas

Marshall Longhorns players after a practice in October. The Longhorns and a rival organization, the Conquering Lions, were started in the past year.
A Stirring Victory for a Texas High School. Then the Unthinkable.

A Stirring Victory for a Texas High School. Then the Unthinkable.

Mark Kirchhoff, the coach of Iraan High School’s football team, hugging Steven Garlock on Friday after a playoff victory. A few hours later, Steven’s mother was injured and his aunt killed in a bus
A Stirring Victory for a Texas High School. Then the Unthinkable.

A Stirring Victory for a Texas High School. Then the Unthinkable.

Mark Kirchhoff, the coach of Iraan High School’s football team, hugging Steven Garlock on Friday after a playoff victory. A few hours later, Steven’s mother was injured and his aunt killed in a bus
Eventually, the N.H.L., but First, the Minnesota State Title

Eventually, the N.H.L., but First, the Minnesota State Title

Casey Mittelstadt, middle, with his teammates during his first practice as a senior at the Eden Prairie Community Center in Minnesota last month.
Bereaved Texas Town Finds Comfort in a State High School Title Game

Bereaved Texas Town Finds Comfort in a State High School Title Game

The Iraan High School football team before the state championship game Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex.
Sports Business: A ‘Hoop Dreams’ Sequel, Written by Gun Violence

Sports Business: A ‘Hoop Dreams’ Sequel, Written by Gun Violence

Shawn Harrington, who appeared in the 1994 documentary “Hoop Dreams” and later became a high school assistant basketball coach, was shot in 2014.
A Scout’s View: Baseball Talent on the Basketball Court

A Scout’s View: Baseball Talent on the Basketball Court

Omar Minaya, right, and Rachel Minaya watching their son Justin’s high school basketball game in Old Tappan, N.J., last week. Mr. Minaya, the former Mets general manager, says he sees parallels
Sports of The Times: In Navajo Nation, a Basketball Elder Earns Respect

Sports of The Times: In Navajo Nation, a Basketball Elder Earns Respect

Raul Mendoza, the coach of the Chinle, Ariz., boys’ basketball team in the Navajo Nation, leading his team against Tuba City on Dec. 14. Chinle lost a taut contest.
A ‘World Unto Itself’ in New York Area Yeshivas: Floor Hockey

A ‘World Unto Itself’ in New York Area Yeshivas: Floor Hockey

A yeshiva student during a floor hockey game last month. The sport has become wildly popular in Orthodox Jewish schools around New York City.
A 45.7-Meter Field Goal? The Indy 805K? Florida Stokes the Metric Debate.

A 45.7-Meter Field Goal? The Indy 805K? Florida Stokes the Metric Debate.

Tristan Schultheis, of Astronaut High School, competing in the high jump at the Florida High School State Athletic Association state track and field finals on May 6, 2016, in Bradenton, Fla.
A 45.7-Meter Field Goal? The Indy 805K? Florida Stokes the Metric Debate.

A 45.7-Meter Field Goal? The Indy 805K? Florida Stokes the Metric Debate.

Tristan Schultheis, of Astronaut High School, competing in the high jump at the Florida High School State Athletic Association state track and field finals on May 6, 2016, in Bradenton, Fla.
Sports Briefing: Texas Boy Could Be Kept From Defending Girls’ Title

Sports Briefing: Texas Boy Could Be Kept From Defending Girls’ Title

Mack Beggs won a Texas wrestling championship this year after he was required to compete against girls.
Haunted by a Player’s Death, a Coach Walks Away From His Sport

Haunted by a Player’s Death, a Coach Walks Away From His Sport

Jeff Charles at his parents’ home in upstate New York. Charles coached football for over two decades before the death of one of his players led him to leave the sport. He now lives in Texas and
Sorrow and Scrutiny After a Teenager’s Death at Football Practice

Sorrow and Scrutiny After a Teenager’s Death at Football Practice

Pallbearers carried the coffin of Joshua Mileto outside St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Lake Ronkonkoma, on Long Island. Mr. Mileto, 16, was killed during a football conditioning drill when a log he
The Checkup: When Athletes Share Infections

The Checkup: When Athletes Share Infections

It is so easy for infections to be transmitted through skin contact in wrestling that there is a condition named for it: Herpes gladiatorum.
The Checkup: When Athletes Share Infections

The Checkup: When Athletes Share Infections

It is so easy for infections to be transmitted through skin contact in wrestling that there is a condition named for it: Herpes gladiatorum.
Cost of Contact in Sports Is Estimated at Over 600,000 Injuries a Year

Cost of Contact in Sports Is Estimated at Over 600,000 Injuries a Year

Michigan running back Chris Evans, center left, was hit from both sides by Illinois defenders last season. He left the game with a concussion.
Cost of Contact in Sports Is Estimated at Over 600,000 Injuries a Year

Cost of Contact in Sports Is Estimated at Over 600,000 Injuries a Year

Michigan running back Chris Evans, center left, was hit from both sides by Illinois defenders last season. He left the game with a concussion.
Cost of Contact in Sports Is Estimated at Over 600,000 Injuries a Year

Cost of Contact in Sports Is Estimated at Over 600,000 Injuries a Year

Michigan running back Chris Evans, center left, was hit from both sides by Illinois defenders last season. He left the game with a concussion.