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High school baseball: Regis Jesuit blasts 13 home runs, sets Colorado record in 21-2 victory - HIGHSCORE
High school baseball: Regis Jesuit blasts 13 home runs, sets Colorado record in 21-2 victory
The 2019 Colorado 5A champion Regis Jesuit (Aurora, Colo.) baseball team evidently hit the weight room during time off from the pandemic. Friday, in the Raiders' second game of the 2021 season, they blasted 13 home runs during a 21-2 win at Dakota Ridge.

The baker's dozen is the most in state history and the second highest total in a high school game. Only Atlantic (Iowa) hit more homers in a high school game — 16 — and that was in 1928, almost a century ago.

Oregon State commit Dallas Macias, along with Max Valdez and Charlie Doubet each clubbed three home runs and Regis hit four consecutive round-trippers in the second inning as the team moved to 2-0 on the young season.

More impressive: The game was stopped after five innings due to the state's mercy rule. Ten of the 13 blasts were solo homers.
Charlie Doubet (25) with one of three home runs he hit Friday against Dakota Ridge.
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Charlie Doubet (25) with one of three home runs he hit Friday against Dakota Ridge.
"It was a really good day to hit and the wind was blowing out," Regis Jesuit coach Matt Darr told the Denver Post. "I have always felt like we would be a really good hitting team this year and that hitting is contagious. But honestly, I have never seen something like that before."

Minnesota-bound Alec Willis, Xavier commit Isaac Wachsmann, Nate McHugh and Finn O'Connor also hit bombs for the Raiders. Regis Jesuit, which didn't play last season due to the pandemic, hit 25 home runs in 2019 en route to a 25-6 record and No. 1 spot in the final MaxPreps Top 25 Colorado rankings.

"It was just an extraordinary performance that I don't think I'll ever see again," Darr said.

The Raiders probably won't repeat the feat Monday when they return to action. Regis Jesuit faces the state's top college prospect in ThunderRidge (Highlands Ranch) pitcher Cale Lansville, an LSU commit.
Charlie Doubet (25) celebrates with Finn O'Connor (10) after another home run in Regis Jesuit's record-breaking performance on Friday.
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Charlie Doubet (25) celebrates with Finn O'Connor (10) after another home run in Regis Jesuit's record-breaking performance on Friday.

California high school football: Mater Dei starting freshman Elijah Brown at quarterback - HIGHSCORE
California high school football: Mater Dei starting freshman Elijah Brown at quarterback
Todd Marinovich, Matt Barkley and JT Daniels all started as freshman at quarterback for Bruce Rollinson and Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.).

Elijah Brown joins that exclusive list as the 6-foot-2, 178-pound 2024 quarterback will start for the Monarchs in Friday's season-opener against JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano), according to Eric Sondheimer of the Los Angeles Times.

In addition to Barkley, Daniels and Marinovich other notable names to lead the Monarchs offense include Matt Leinart, Bryce Young, John Huarte, Colt Brennan and Max Wittek.

San Marcos transfer Emmett Brown is also expected to see time under center this year.

The three-star quarterback threw for over 1,800 yards and 14 touchdowns during his sophomore season and already has offers from Colorado, Florida Atlantic, New Mexico and Old Dominion.

Either Brown will have a cadre of weapons as well as one of the best offensive lines in the state.

USC signee Kyron Ware-Hudson, four-star junior CJ Williams, three-star junior Cooper Barkarte and senior Josiah Zamora fill out one of the most talented wide receiving corps in the game.

The running back position is loaded with playmakers led by Air Force signee Marceese Yetts, five-star Oklahoma commit Raleek Brown and three-star junior Quincy Craig. Expect all three to be factors in the passing game.

Colorado State-bound George Miki-Han, sophomore BJ Tolo, San Diego State-bound Ross Maseuli lead the way on the offensive line. And when the offense is resting, the defense is as good as it gets with USC-bound Raesjon Davis, five-star USC commit Domani Jackson, three-star junior cornerback Josh Hunter and Navy-bound Tyler Narayan.

The Monarchs are playing a five-game schedule that features only Trinity League opponents.

The two biggest games are April 3 against a loaded Servite (Anaheim) squad which won its season opener 42-6 against Damien (La Verne). The Monarchs close out the spring against the 2019 MaxPreps National Champions St. John Bosco (Bellflower) on April 17 at Santa Ana Stadium. The Braves beat a very talented Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) team 42-21 in their season opener.
Kyron Ware-Hudson will be among the many weapons available Friday for Mater Dei freshman quarterback Elijah Brown, getting the start for the Monarchs.
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Kyron Ware-Hudson will be among the many weapons available Friday for Mater Dei freshman quarterback Elijah Brown, getting the start for the Monarchs.

High school baseball: 109-0 blowout tops list of highest scoring games - HIGHSCORE
High school baseball: 109-0 blowout tops list of highest scoring games
The highest scoring baseball game in high school history was played April 25, 1928 when Atlantic (Iowa) defeated nearby Griswold (Iowa), 109-0, but that's only part of the story. The rest of the story involves a girl, money and bad blood that produced an avalanche of national records and possibly the most lopsided score in all of sports history.

The story begins on March 29, 1928, in Griswold, a small town in eastern Iowa, when baseball coach Phil Morrison decided to go with Alice Buckman as his starting right fielder. The selection of Buckman, "a 15-year old red-headed girl," over nine other boys caused quite a stir across the entire country as the Associated Press carried the story and it appeared in newspapers from the Los Angeles Times to the New York Daily News and all points in between.

Griswold games then became a madhouse with fans coming from far and wide to watch Buckman play. She didn't disappoint, either, getting several hits and fielding her position flawlessly aside from one dropped, wind-blown popup.

Griswold games became a main attraction. Movie crews filmed Buckman's every move. Newspaper articles on Griswold games focused only on Buckman's exploits. Opinion columns across the country praised Buckman's accomplishment. The gate at the first Griswold baseball home game was $75 — that's nearly $1,200 in earnings today. She was asked to throw out the first pitch at a minor league ballgame and she was given a trophy for her "Triumph" at the Elliott Track Relays. She was even given a full-page feature in the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

At Atlantic, coach P.G. Russell sought to get a game with Griswold on his home field. In an agreement with Morrison, the two teams would play in Atlantic on April 25 and split the gate 50-50 (one report says the agreement was made the previous fall). Russell anticipated a big crowd and even set up an extra train to run from Griswold to Atlantic to handle the overflow crowd.

Atlantic, it should be noted, was an outstanding team. Undefeated to start the season, Atlantic featured a pitcher, Don King, who had earned all-state honors in the winter while leading Atlantic to a third-place finish in the state basketball tournament. King would play heavily in the matchup against Griswold.

During the week prior to the game, Russell accused Morrison of reneging on their contract, suggesting that Morrison wanted a 60-40 split for Griswold instead of the agreed upon 50-50 cut. Morrison denied the switch, and that's when things began to go downhill. Cries of "commercialization" appeared in newspapers from as far as New Jersey with Morrison denying he was trying to make money off his now nationally famous right fielder.

Morrison then announced the day before the game that Buckman would be unable to play due to an injured finger sustained against Cumberland the game before. Suggesting that he wanted his team to focus on a game the following day against Adair, Morrison pulled his starters, including Buckman, and sent his freshman squad to take on Atlantic.

The results were not pretty. While Atlantic scored only four runs in the first inning, it put 30 across in the second. It scored 12 runs in the third, six runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, 27 in the seventh and 18 in the eighth.

According to Steve Baier, a Cass County Supervisor who has done research on the game, the game was played at Sunnyside Park, which did not have a fence. A rope was utilized to hold back the fans, who formed the outer boundary of the field.

"Griswold's usual left fielder, Johnny Gustin, threw every pitch," said Baier in an e-mail to MaxPreps. "By the eighth inning, Griswold had only seven players on the field. The (nine-inning) game ended in the eighth due to darkness."

The game was an offensive bonanza for Atlantic. Besides bashing out 92 base hits, Atlantic had 16 home runs, five by Ronald Rapp, 26 doubles and seven triples. Atlantic also blazed on the base paths, swiping 113 bases. Griswold, meanwhile, committed 22 errors.

King was the feature player of the game, however. Besides throwing a no-hitter and striking out 16 (other reports say 13), he also led the Atlantic offensive with 15 hits, two home runs, two doubles and 19 stolen bases.

Obviously the game provided a plethora of national records, but only a handful of them are recognized by the National Federation of High Schools Record Book and the Iowa High Schools Athletic Association record book produced by Bud Legg. While most of the team records are listed, none of the individual marks have found their way into the record books.

Chris Boone of the National Federation reported in an e-mail to MaxPreps that the absence of individual records is likely due to the absence of any boxscores to prove the record-breaking marks.

MaxPreps has included two box scores for the game with this story (pictured below). One is from April 27 in the Des Moines Register and includes all of the stolen base and extra base hit totals, but does not including run totals. An accompanying box score from the April 26 Atlantic News Telegraph shows the run totals, but does not include extra base hits.

Some of the statistics were never reported. Game reports do not list any of the players, other than King, who hit doubles. RBI totals are also not available along with any reports of players who might have scored multiple runs or had multiple hits in an inning.

The two teams met later in the season and the score proved to be much closer. With Griswold's starters, including Buckman, on the field, Atlantic posted a 2-1 win.
Boxes scores from the 1928 game show just how lopsided the game between Atlantic and Griswold was.
Graphic by Ryan Escobar
Boxes scores from the 1928 game show just how lopsided the game between Atlantic and Griswold was.
Here are the records for the game that are included in the National Federation of High Schools Record Book:

Most Runs in a Game: Atlantic, 109
Most Runs in a Game, Both Teams: 109 (Atlantic 109, Griswold 0)
Most Doubles in a Game One Team: Atlantic, 26
Most Hits in a Game, Both Teams: 92 (Atlantic 92, Griswold 0)
Most Home Runs in a Game, Both Teams: 16 (Atlantic 16, Griswold 0)
Most Home Runs in a Game: Atlantic, 16
Most Triples in a Game: Atlantic, 7 (ranks No. 2)

However that list doesn't not include at least two other team marks:

Most Stolen Bases in a Game: Atlantic, 113 (current record is 45 by Salome, Ariz.).
Most Runs in an Inning: Atlantic 30 (ranks 9th best all-time according to NFHS)

There are multiple individual records and listmakers from Atlantic that should be included in the record book. Here are the individual record holders according to the NFHS record book and the totals of the players from Atlantic:

Most Individual Hits in a Game: NFHS Record — 10 by L. Townsend, Hanson (Buxton, Maine), 1931. Atlantic stats: Don King, 15 hits; Laine Rose, 11 hits; Leon Pine, 11 hits; Wynn Rentz, 11 hits; Dale Heath, 11 hits; Ronald Rapp, 10 hits.

Most Individual Home Runs in a Game: NFHS Record — 5, done by 8 players, last by John Biggs, Arlington Heights (Fort Worth, Texas), 2009. Atlantic stats: Ronald Rapp, 5 home runs.

Most Individual Runs Scored in a Game: NFHS Record — 10 by Jim Bushkuhl, Dufur (Ore.), 1977. Atlantic stats: Russell Hoffman, 15 runs; Don King, 14 runs; Laine Rose, 14 runs; Leon Pine, 14 runs; Wynn Rentz, 14 runs; Dale Heath, 13 runs; Ronald Rapp, 10 runs; Clyde Hill, 10 runs.

Most Individual Stolen Bases Game: NFHS Record — 12 by Silento Sayles, Port Gibson, Miss., 2013. Atlantic stats: Don King, 19 stolen bases; Dale Heath, 16 stolen bases; Laine Rose, 15 stolen bases; Leon Pine, 14 stolen bases; Clyde Hill, 13 stolen bases; Wynn Rentz, 13 stolen bases.

Most Triples in a Game: NFHS Record — 4 by six players, last by Gehrig Chambless of Legacy Charter (Fla.) in 2016. Atlantic stats: Wynn Rentz, 4 triples.

And finally, a look at the top 10 highest scoring high school baseball games.

10 highest scoring high school baseball games

1. 109 — Atlantic (Iowa) vs. Griswold (Iowa), April 25, 1928

2. 67 — Athens (Ga.) vs. Royston (Ga.), April 23, 1948
Nate Williams hit for the cycle twice, including two singles, two doubles, two triples and three home runs. He also drove in 17 runs against the boyhood home of Ty Cobb. Athens is now Clarke Central (Athens, Ga.)

3. 65Licking Heights (Pataskala, Ohio) vs. Harvest Prep (Canal Winchester, Ohio), April 15, 2013
This game lasted only three innings before it was called due to darkness.

3. 65Grant Union (John Day, Ore.) vs. Prairie City (Ore.), May 23, 2014
In a playoff game, Grant Union scored 20 runs and had 20 hits in one inning in the 65-0 win.

5. 63Dufur (Ore.) vs. Cascade Locks (Ore.), May 17, 1977
Dufur had a state record 38 hits in the game with Scott Kramer knocking in a state record 12 runs and Jim Buskuhl scoring a state record 10 runs.

5. 63 — Hanson (Buxton, Maine) vs. Old Orchard Beach (Maine), April 25, 1931
L. Townsend had 10 base hits, recognized as the national record by the NFHS record book. Hanson closed in 2011.

7. 60Evans (Ga.) vs. Laney (Augusta, Ga.), April 14, 1999
Evans had 42 hits in the game and led 25-0 after the first and 45-0 after the second inning.

8. 58Anderson County (Lawrenceburg, Ky.) vs. Eminence (Ky.), April 7, 2008
Anderson County scored 32 runs in the first inning and finished the game with 44 hits.

9. 57Myrtle (Miss.) vs. Blue Mountain (Miss.), March 26, 2004
Myrtle had 37 hits in the game and scored 28 runs in the third inning.

10. 56Faith Baptist (Canoga Park, Calif.) vs. Pilgrim (Los Angeles), May 11, 1999
Chrisitan Hariot, a freshman, had nine hits, including four home runs and 12 RBI. Julio Bautista had 13 RBI, four doubles and two home runs. Faith Baptist had 50 hits and scored 28 runs in one inning.

Sources for the story include the NFHS record book, various Iowa newspapers, including the Atlantic News Telegraph and the Des Moines Register.
2020-21 HIGHSCORE All-America Team: Raven Johnson headlines high school girls basketball's best and most talented players - HIGHSCORE
2020-21 MaxPreps All-America Team: Raven Johnson headlines high school girls basketball's best and most talented players
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized the top high school girls basketball players in America. Past honorees include Tina Charles, Elena Delle Donne, Maya Moore, Nneka Ogwumike, Breanna Stewart and A'ja Wilson, who all went on to win the WNBA's Most Valuable Player award.

Selections are based on team success, individual production and local, regional and state honors from the recently-completed season. Potential at the college and professional level is not a primary consideration. Players in post-graduate and non-scholastic programs are not eligible for inclusion.

It should be noted that are a handful of previous All-America selections not included this year — Azzi Fudd of St. John's (Washington, D.C.), Caroline Ducharme of Noble & Greenough (Dedham, Mass.), Brooke Demetre of Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) and JuJu Watkins of Windward (Los Angeles) — due to their seasons being shortened, delayed or canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Highlighted by MaxPreps Girls National Player of the Year selection Raven Johnson of Westlake, we present the 2020-21 MaxPreps All-America Team.
First Team

Lauren Betts, Grandview (Aurora, Colo.)
6-7 | Junior (2022) | Post | Stanford

Focal point of 17-1 team, scoring 17.1 points a game and adding 11.0 rebounds and 2.6 blocks. At 6-7, she was automatic close to the basket, hitting 80 percent of her field goal attempts.

K.K. Bransford, Mount Notre Dame (Cincinnati)
5-10 | Junior (2022) | Forward | Uncommitted

Ohio Ms. Basketball led the Cougars to an unbeaten season, a state title and the No. 3 ranking in the MaxPreps Top 25, averaging 21.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 3.0 steals per game.

MAXPREPS NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Raven Johnson, Westlake (Atlanta)
5-8 | Senior (2021) | Guard | South Carolina

Key to Westlake's No.1 ranking, tallying 15.1 points, 5.8 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 3.7 steals a game to go along with a 3.2 assist-to-turnover ratio.

Saniya Rivers, Ashley (Wilmington, N.C.)
6-0 | Senior (2021) | Guard | South Carolina

Her statistics speak volumes: 36.8 points per game — more than a point a minute — to go along with 11.5 rebounds, 5.3 steals and 5.1 assists for a team that advanced to the 4A semifinals.

Payton Verhulst, Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission, Kan.)
6-1 | Senior (2021) | Wing | Louisville

McDonald's All-American averaged 20.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 3.8 steals and 3.5 blocks per game for state champions.

Second Team


Kamorea Arnold, Germantown (Wis.)
5-9 | Sophomore (2023) | Guard | Uncommitted

Averaged 22.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 3.8 steals a game for state champion Warhawks, who finished 29-1.

Sonia Citron, Ursuline (New Rochelle, N.Y.)
6-1 | Senior (2021) | Wing | Notre Dame

McDonald's All-American averaged 26.5 points, 11.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.5 steals per game for the unbeaten Koalas, who rode their win streak to 38.

Milaysia Fulwiley, Keenan (Columbia, S.C.)
5-6 | Sophomore (2023) | Guard | Uncommitted

Averaged 25.9 points, 6.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 5.2 steals per game for the Raiders, who won the 3A state championship. She also shot 42 percent from beyond the arc.

Rori Harmon, Cypress Creek (Houston)
5-6 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Texas

McDonald's All-American averaged 18.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 5.2 steals per game. Cypress Creek finished with a 32-1 record and No. 16 in the final MaxPreps Top 25.

Reigan Richardson, Cannon (Concord, N.C.)
5-10 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Georgia

Produced 27.0 points, 10.4 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 4.2 steals per game for 20-5 Cougars.

Third Team


Damiya Hagemann, Edison Academy (Detroit)
5-7 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Michigan State

Her 9.9 assists a game is the most impressive stat, but the rest of Hagemann's numbers are pretty good as well: 17.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.7 steals a game.

Bree Hall, Wayne (Huber Heights, Ohio)
5-11 | Senior (2021) | Guard | South Carolina

Led Warriors to an 18-4 record, averaging 25.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.4 steals and 2.5 blocks a game.

Mallory Heyer, Chaska (Minn.)
6-1 | Junior (2022) | Forward | Minnesota

In leading Chaska to an unbeaten season, 4A state title and No. 6 final national ranking, averaged 21.4 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.

Aaliyah Moore, Moore (Okla.)
6-1 | Senior (2021) | Forward | Texas

Piled up 25.9 points and 10.9 rebounds per game.

Maya Nnaji, Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.)
6-4 | Junior (2022) | Post | Uncommitted

Averaged 18.8 points and 7.6 rebounds for the No. 9 Royals while hitting on 80.4 percent of her free throws.

Honorable Mention

Destiny Adams, Manchester Township (Lakehurst, N.J.)
6-3 | Senior (2021) | Forward | North Carolina

The McDonald's All-American averaged 30.1 points and 18.7 rebounds a game for the 10-5 Hawks.

Jessica Carrothers, Crown Point (Ind.)
5-8 | Junior (2022) | Guard | Uncommitted

Scored 23.3 points per game to go along with 5.4 rebounds for the 25-1 Bulldogs, who finished No. 23 in the nation.

Maryam Dauda, Bentonville (Bentonville, Ark.)
6-4 | Senior (2021) | Post | Baylor

McDonald's All-American averaged 17.0 points and 8.1 rebounds a game while shooting 61.5 percent from the field and 41.5 percent from 3-point distance.

Marisa Davis, Valley Vista (Surprise, Ariz.)
6-1 | Senior (2021) | Forward | Washington

Scored 17.9 points a game and added 6.7 rebounds and 2.9 steals for the Monsoons, who finished 17-1 and won the 6A championship.

Aziaha James, Princess Anne (Virginia Beach, Va.)
5-11 | Senior (2021) | Guard | North Carolina State

Averaged 22.2 points and 5.3 rebounds and had a 3.7 assist-to-turnover ratio for the No. 14 team in the nation.

Greta Kampschroeder, Naperville North (Naperville, Ill.)
6-0 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Oregon State

Produced 17.8 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 3.0 assists per game while shooting 89.7 percent from the free-throw line.

Ta'Niya Latson, Westlake
5-8 | Junior (2022) | Guard | Uncommitted

Averaged 23.2 points a game for the MaxPreps National Champions while shooting 62 percent from the field.

Alexis Markowski, Pius X (Lincoln, Neb.)
6-3 | Senior (2021) | Center | Nebraska

Averaged 23.3 points, 13.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game while shooting 60 percent from field for the Thunderbolts, who won state championship and finished No. 22 in the MaxPreps Top 25.

Alanna Micheaux, Wayne Memorial (Wayne, Mich.)
6-2 | Senior (2021) | Post | Minnesota

Piled up 27.3 points, 14.3 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game for the 17-3 Zebras.

Sa'Myah Smith, DeSoto (Texas)
6-2 | Junior (2022) | Forward | Uncommitted

With 16.3 points, 13.8 rebounds and 4.2 blocks a game, Smith was a force inside for the No. 10 team — and she also handed out 3.4 assists.

Madison St. Rose, St. John-Vianney (Holmdel, N.J.)
5-10 | Junior (2022) | Guard | Verbal to Princeton

Averaged 19.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.9 steals per game for the No. 9 team in the nation.

Jeriah Warren, LaGrange (Lake Charles, La.)
5-11 | Senior (2021) | Forward | Florida

Contributed 17 points and 12 rebounds per game to the state championship team.

Kelbie Washington, Norman (Okla.)
5-7 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Oklahoma

Sparkplug for unbeaten No. 7 Norman with a 2.5 assist-to-turnover ratio while averaging 13.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.2 steals per game.

Morasha Wiggins, Kalamazoo Central (Kalamazoo, Mich.)
6-0 | Senior (2021) | Wing | North Carolina

Averaged 24.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.5 blocks a game for the 14-2 Maroon Giants.

Jersey Wolfenbarger, Northside (Fort Smith, Ark.)
6-5 | Senior (2021) | Wing | Arkansas

McDonald's All-American averaged 19.0 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.7 blocks a game for the state champion Grizzlies.
HIGHSCORE/AVCA Player of the Week - HIGHSCORE
MaxPreps/AVCA Player of the Week
MaxPreps/AVCA High School Player of the Week
For the week of Feb. 8-14

Virginia
OH | Senior | 6'0
7 Sets Played

Kills: 23
Kills/Game: 3.29
Digs: 24
Digs/Game: 3.43
Receptions: 24
Rcpt/Game: 3.43
Aces: 3
Blocks: 2

About the MaxPreps/AVCA High School Player of the Week Program:
The MaxPreps/AVCA High School Player of the Week Program is a partnership between the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and CBS MaxPreps, Inc. Each week MaxPreps and the AVCA recognize deserving student-athletes at the high school level who have demonstrated outstanding play on the court throughout the week of competition. Coaches must submit statistics to MaxPreps in order for their athletes to be considered for the program. To obtain your free access code to MaxPreps.com call (800) 329-7324 x1 or email [email protected] For more information on the AVCA, check out the AVCA website at www.avca.org