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Jaylon McKenzie, 8th-Grade Football Phenom Featured in Sports Illustrated, Shot Dead

McKenzie was one of six teenagers featured in Sports Illustrated’s “Future Issue” in November 2018. Jaylon McKenzie, an eighth-grader who attended Central Junior High in Belleville, Ill., died after being shot Saturday night, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  McKenzie, regarded as a football phenom, was featured in Sports Illustrated‘s Future Issue in November 2018. He was one […]

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Ref Banned for Forcing Wrestler to Cut Dreadlocks Files Legal Claim Alleging Defamation of Character

Alan Maloney was banned from officiating matches involving the Buena Regional School District in December. Alan Maloney, the high school wrestling referee who forced a competitor to cut his dreadlocks prior to a match in December, has filed a legal claim alleging defamation of character and emotional distress, according to Sheri Berkery of the Courier-Post. […]