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  • Lebanese Muay Thai prodigy is already taking down opponents at 5 years old

    Ben Rohrbach at Prep Rally1 hr ago

    Note to kids on the playgrounds of Lebanon: Don't mess with Ramadan Ondash.

    The 5-year-old future MMA fighter is seen here training with his older brother Ahmad Ondash, an accomplished Muay Thai coach who captured a bronze medal in the light weltwerweight division at the 2013 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. And that makes this takedown all the more impressive. 

    Muay Thai is a staple of mixed martial arts. According to the always reliable Wikipedia, the discipline is also known as "the art of eight limbs" in reference to the use of fists, feet, elbows and knees in combat.

    Cage Potato has more video illustrating the MMA prodigy's apparent mastery of all eight points of contact. Actually, forget the playgrounds. Note to everyone: Don't try to steal this kid's lunch money.

    (h/t With Leather )

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  • McDonogh girls' lacrosse team sets new national standard for consecutive victories

    Ben Rohrbach at Prep Rally21 hrs ago

    Owings Mills (Md.) McDonogh School left little doubt about the greatest girls' lacrosse program in history.

    The Eagles surpassed the nation's longest winning streak with a trio of victories over the weekend, according to The Baltimore Sun. McDonogh has not lost in more than five years, winning its record 104th straight game with an 18-10 victory against St. Paul's Girls.  The record is now 106 and counting.

    "With the record breaking, I feel like it's just icing on the cake now since the pressure's off," UMBC-bound All-American senior attack and midfielder Miranda McCoy told the paper. "But we just want to keep playing our game and really not think about how many games we can win. We want to take one game at a time and try to keep the records out of our minds."

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  • Police officer suspended for tripping, shoving students celebrating state soccer title

    Ben Rohrbach at Prep Rally1 day ago

    Well, this is pretty much the worst attempt at crowd control in human history.

    As Austin (Texas) Vandegrift High students celebrated their first state championship of any kind in the school's five-year history — a dramatic 1-0 girls' soccer win over Wylie East on Saturday — a Georgetown Police Department officer tripped and shoved spectators as they stormed the field.

    Austin's KXAN-TV gathered YouTube footage taken by kids and parents of officer George Bermudez's highly questionable actions, and the department has already placed him on paid administrative leave.

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  • A ridiculous trick shot so amazing it's gotta be a fake

    Ben Rohrbach at Prep Rally4 days ago

    Is this fake?  It sure seems like another Jimmy Kimmel hoax. But maybe that's because it's so amazing.

    As USA Today's Mike Foss notes, the shadow on this trick shot at least offers the possibility that it's real, and the language on Franky Bean's original Vine post of the attempt doesn't seem ABC friendly. Then again, Kimmel recreated an entire Olympic village dorm to pull off his last hoax with snowboarder Kate Hansen.

    Even if it's a fake, it kept me entertained for six seconds on a Friday afternoon, and Bean's reaction is pure gold. You've got to love how he watches the whole ridiculous shot transpire in a selfie of sorts.

    (h/t Extra Mustard)

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  • Parents successfully overturn lacrosse player's drug-and-alcohol suspension in court

    Ben Rohrbach at Prep Rally4 days ago

    Well, this story won't do much to dispel the stereotypes of high school lacrosse players.

    A federal judge in Oregon granted a temporary restraining order and prelimary injunction requested by the parents of a Wilson High lacrosse player, effectively lifting a suspension levied by Portland Public Schools for the student's alleged violation of its drug and alcohol policy, according to The Oregonian.

    The district impeded upon junior Jackson Fletcher's freedom of speech and due process rights in addition to causing irreparable harm to his future scholarship chances, according to the request. For the time being, U.S. District Judge Michael Simon agreed with that sentiment, allowing Fletcher to play.

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