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  • Teen hockey player takes blade to face during state title celebration

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally1 day ago

    The Francis Howell North (Mo.) boys hockey team was so excited to win Missouri’s Wickenheiser Cup (the state's high school championship) that the players raced to one end of the ice and jumped on top of each other – the traditional celebratory pile-on. 

    They had more than enough reason to celebrate: Francis Howell came into the Cup seeded 12th in the 16-team bracket.

    Unfortunately, a hockey pile-on is more like a disaster waiting to happen. The last to jump on the pile was back-up goalie DJ LaMartina. As he did, one of his teammates kicked his foot up in the air, unintentionally catching LaMartina in the face. 

    The injury is gruesome. LaMartina's teammates posted photos on Twitter, showing that a chunk of his upper lip and his chin are missing, as well as a tooth. 

    Here is ONE VERY GRUESOME PHOTO. Click at your own risk.

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  • Texas news anchor reacts to "White Power" signs held up at H.S. game

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally8 days ago

    The Texas news anchor known for lessons on empathy and equality is back, this time offering advice for the administrators at Flower Mound High School.

    WFAA anchor Dale Hansen dedicated his Feb. 24 "Dale Unplugged" segment to what happened at a Feb. 13 boys basketball game between Flower Mound and Plano East Senior High, and the way the community reacted to the incident.

    Hansen's message was meant for his community, but it's one that applies to all.

    Two students in Flower Mound's bleachers held up signs that said "White" and "Power." The school administration initially claimed the "white" sign just represented the school's colors and that the "power" was usually held up as part of "Jaguar Power." They said there was no racist intent.

    Parents added that the media and Twitter community were blowing the incident out of proportion, that the kids had five signs and just randomly grabbed two and it was an unfortunate coincidence that the two they chose read "White Power" when held together.

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