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2020 World Series: Where the Dodgers and Rays played high school baseball - HIGHSCORE
2020 World Series: Where the Dodgers and Rays played high school baseball
When the first pitch is thrown in Game 1 of the World Series, it will mark a 2020 milestone — actually making it to the Fall Classic in a coronavirus-affected season. Through fanless games, COVID delays and what's proven to be a thrilling postseason to this point, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays have overcome a lot to be playing for the sport's ultimate prize.

The best-of-seven set begins Tuesday at Globe Life Field, home of the Texas Rangers, in the first neutral site World Series.

The Dodgers seek their seventh World Series title, the first since 1988, while the Rays hope to hoist the trophy for the first time in their second Fall Classic appearance.

MaxPreps is breaking down the 28-man rosters for each club, plus managers, and where they played high school baseball. In an increasingly global game, we note where the international players grew up.

Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers' Game 1 starter, prepped at Highland Park in Dallas and played football for the Scots along with Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Facing off against Dodgers' ace is Tyler Glasnow, who was playing high school baseball in 2008 at Hart (Newhall, Calif.) as Kershaw broke into the majors.
Tyler Glasnow played high school baseball for Hart (Calif.) and will be the starter for the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of the World Series.
File photo by Larry Gasinski
Tyler Glasnow played high school baseball for Hart (Calif.) and will be the starter for the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of the World Series.
Los Angeles Dodgers

Manager

Pitchers
Pedro Baez, Dominican Republic
Walker Buehler, Henry Clay (Lexington, Ky.)
Dylan Floro, Buhach Colony (Atwater, Calif.)
Tony Gonsolin, Vacaville (Calif.)
Victor Gonzalez, Mexico
Brusdar Graterol, Venezuela
Kenley Jansen, Curacao
Joe Kelly, Corona (Calif.)
Clayton Kershaw, Highland Park (Dallas)
Adam Kolarek, Catonsville (Baltimore)
Dustin May, Northwest (Justin, Texas)
Jake McGee, Reed (Sparks, Nev.)
Blake Treinen, Osage City (Osage City, Kan.)
Julio Urias, Mexico
Alex Wood, Ardrey Kell (Charlotte, N.C.)

Position players
Austin Barnes, Poly (Riverside, Calif.)
Matt Beaty, Dresden (Tenn.)
Cody Bellinger, Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.)
Mookie Betts, Overton (Nashville, Tenn.)
Kike Hernandez, Puerto Rico
Max Muncy, Keller (Texas)
Joc Pederson, Palo Alto (Calif.)
AJ Pollock, RHAM (Hebron, Conn.)
Edwin Rios, Puerto Rico
Corey Seager, Northwest Cabarrus (Concord, N.C.)
Will Smith, Kentucky Country Day (Louisville, Ky.)
Chris Taylor, Cox (Virginia Beach, Va.)
Justin Turner, Mayfair (Lakewood, Calif.)

Tampa Bay Rays

Manager

Pitchers
Nick Anderson, Brainerd (Minn.)
Diego Castillo, Domincan Republic
John Curtiss, Carroll (Southlake, Texas)
Pete Fairbanks, Webster Groves (Mo.)
Josh Fleming, Columbia Independent (Columbia, Mo.)
Tyler Glasnow, Hart (Newhall, Calif.)
Aaron Loup, Hahnville (Boutte, La.)
Shane McClanahan, Cape Coral (Fla.)
Charlie Morton, Joel Barlow (Redding, Conn.)
Ryan Sherriff, Culver City (Calif.)
Blake Snell, Shorewood (Shoreline, Wash.)
Ryan Thompson, Cascade (Turner, Ore.)
Ryan Yarbrough, All Saints' Academy (Winter Haven, Fla.)

Position players

Willy Adames, Dominican Republic
Randy Arozarena, Cuba
Mike Brosseau, Andrean (Merrillville, Ind.)
Ji-Man Choi, South Korea
Yandy Diaz, Cuba
Kevin Kiermaier, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
Brandon Lowe, Nansemond River (Suffolk, Va.)
Manuel Margot, Dominican Republic
Austin Meadows, Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)
Michael Perez, Puerto Rico
Brett Phillips, Seminole (Seminole, Fla.)
Hunter Renfroe, Copiah Academy (Gallman, Miss.)
Yoshi Tsutsugo, Japan
Joey Wendle, Avon Grove (West Grove, Pa.)
Mike Zunino, Mariner (Cape Coral, Fla.)
Travis Hunter of Collins Hill named HIGHSCORE National Junior of the Year - HIGHSCORE
Travis Hunter of Collins Hill named MaxPreps National Junior of the Year
Deshaun Watson (2012), Sam Ehlinger (2015), Trevor Lawrence (2016) and JT Daniels (2017) are just some of the notable stars to be named National Junior of the Year.

Add five-star Travis Hunter of Collins Hill (Suwanee, Ga.) to the list.

The Florida State commit finished his junior season with 137 receptions for 1,746 yards and 24 touchdowns while recording 51 tackles and eight interceptions on defense playing against Georgia's best competition.

The Peach State's top-rated prospect in the Class of 2022 finished third in the nation in receiving yards.

He led the Eagles to their first state title game appearance and is a rare athletes who would be a five-star recruit either at cornerback or wide receiver. Expect Hunter, along with returning four-star quarterback Sam Horn, to have Collins Hill in contention again for the AAAAAAA state title next year.

Hunter committed to the Seminoles in March. He's the fourth-rated prospect overall, and No. 2 cornerback, on 247Sports composite rankings.

Past MaxPreps National Junior Players of the Year
2009 — Christian LeMay, QB, Butler (Matthews, N.C.)
2010 — Johnathan Gray, RB, Aledo (Texas)
2011 — Robert Nkemdiche, DL, Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)
2012 — Deshaun Watson, QB, Gainesville (Ga.)
2013 — Jake Browning, QB, Folsom (Calif.)
2014 — Tren'Davian Dickson, WR, Navasota (Texas)
2015 — Sam Ehlinger, QB, Westlake (Austin, Texas)
2016 — Trevor Lawrence, QB, Cartersville (Ga.)
2017 — JT Daniels, QB, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
2018 — Bryce Young, QB, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) / Zach Evans, RB, North Shore (Houston)
2019 — Emeka Egbuka, WR, Steilacoom (Wash.)
Graphic by Ryan Escobar

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.

High school football: 100 days to kickoff, preseason HIGHSCORE Top 25 set to be released June 23 - HIGHSCORE
High school football: 100 days to kickoff, preseason MaxPreps Top 25 set to be released June 23
While adjusted spring seasons due to the pandemic are just wrapping up in some pockets of the country, high school football is expected to return to its normal time slot this fall. Here's to hopes that all the things that make prep football a community event on Friday nights can return along with it – bands, cheerleaders, student sections and of course fans.

Kickoff is 100 days away in many states and we will officially begin counting down to what may be the most highly-anticipated high school football season in history with the release of our preseason MaxPreps Top 25 on June 23.

A look at the nation's elite programs will be followed by breakdowns of the top team in every state, biggest games, toughest schedules and top players at every position. Our 2021 preview will conclude in late July with the release of our preseason All-America teams.

Most states have confirmed start dates for the 2021 season. The earliest scheduled thus far is Hawaii on Aug. 6, followed by Alaska and Utah the following week. The season will really pick up steam Aug. 20-21 with more than a dozen states kicking off that weekend.

Last year, Utah kicked off first Aug. 13 and was one of 35 states to complete seasons in the fall. Of those, 31 eventually crowned state champions.
High school football teams around the country can't wait to take the field again this fall.
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High school football teams around the country can't wait to take the field again this fall.
Previewing the 2021 football season

June 23: Preseason MaxPreps Top 25
June 29: Highlighting the nation's top 100 teams
July 1: Best team in all 50 states
July 5: Top 10 biggest games
July 7: Top 10 toughest schedules
July 9: Top 10 quarterbacks
July 12: Top 10 running backs
July 14: Top 10 wide receivers
July 16: Top 10 defensive linemen
July 19: Top 10 linebackers
July 21: Top 10 defensive backs
July 23: Top 10 players
July 26: Preseason Sophomore All-America Team
July 28: Preseason Junior All-America Team
July 30: Preseason All-America Team
2020-21 HIGHSCORE Cup winter state-by-state leaders - HIGHSCORE
2020-21 MaxPreps Cup winter state-by-state leaders
Carmel (Ind.), North Allegheny (Wexford, Pa.) and Marist (Atlanta) head the list of MaxPreps Cup leaders by state, but due to COVID, it is an incomplete list this year.

A total of 12 states, along with the District of Columbia, had no high school sports at all this year or had a limited version of regular season play, abbreviated postseason play and no state finals during the fall and winter seasons. Those states include California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Washington. Some of those states have begun competition in the spring and may hold state competition by the end of the school year.

MaxPrep lists the top five teams from each of the other 38 states that held state championships, according to the MaxPreps Cup formula.

The MaxPreps Cup is an effort to rank the top high school athletic programs in the country. Points are awarded for state championships, state runner-up finishes and national rankings. Points are awarded based on popularity of sport, based on participation numbers, the size of the state, the size of schools in a playoff division and the number of teams participating in that playoff division.
Wakeland soccer has helped the school take the Lone State State lead in the MaxPreps Cup standings after the winter season.
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Wakeland soccer has helped the school take the Lone State State lead in the MaxPreps Cup standings after the winter season.
MaxPreps Cup winter leaders by state

Alabama
Mountain Brook (Birmingham), 881
Hoover, 842
Auburn, 647
Thompson (Alabaster), 588
Huntsville, 566

Alaska
Anchorage Christian (Anchorage), 265
Service (Anchorage), 192
Bartlett (Anchorage), 180
East Anchorage (Anchorage), 180
Chugiak, 176

Arizona
Salpointe Catholic (Tucson), 774
Chaparral (Scottsdale), 667
Hamilton (Chandler), 620
Snowflake, 505
Brophy College Prep (Phoenix), 469

Arkansas
Bentonville, 1038
Greenwood, 806
Mountain Home, 591
Jonesboro, 555
Valley View (Jonesboro), 506

Colorado
Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village), 796
Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch), 740
Cheyenne Mountain (Colorado Springs), 582
Limon, 517
Niwot, 504

Delaware
Salesianum (Wilmington), 464
Padua Academy (Wilmington), 383
Cape Henlopen (Lewes), 329
St. Mark's (Wilmington), 324
Ursuline Academy (Wilmington), 314

Florida
Bolles (Jacksonville), 1000
American Heritage (Plantation), 996
Ponte Vedra, 808
Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale), 755
Plant (Tampa), 717

Georgia
Marist (Atlanta), 1147
Westminster (Atlanta), 742
Pace Academy (Atlanta), 703
Buford, 655
Marietta, 618

Idaho
Boise, 886
Sugar-Salem (Sugar City), 792
Rocky Mountain (Meridian), 519
Preston, 397
Meridian, 332

Indiana
Carmel, 1538
Chesterton, 495
Cathedral (Indianapolis), 469
Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, 460
Pioneer (Royal Center), 430

Iowa
Waukee, 919
Ankeny, 575
Johnston, 468
Dike-New Hartford (Dike), 380
Ballard (Huxley), 358

Kansas
Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission), 893
Aquinas (Overland Park), 785
Hanover, 562
Olpe, 542
Kapaun Mt. Carmel (Wichita), 520

Kentucky
Sacred Heart (Louisville), 926
St. Xavier (Louisville), 702
Highlands (Fort Thomas), 566
Trinity (Louisville), 534
Marshall County (Benton), 433

Louisiana
Catholic-B.R. (Baton Rouge), 858
E.D. White (Thibodaux), 848
St. Thomas More (Lafayette), 818
Episcopal (Baton Rouge), 751
St. Joseph's Academy (Baton Rouge), 657

Michigan
Pioneer (Ann Arbor,), 795
Marquette, 565
Catholic Central (Grand Rapids), 540
DeWitt, 530
Lenawee Christian (Adrian), 490

Minnesota
Edina, 372
Forest Lake, 346
Alexandria, 304
Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis), 274
Gentry Academy (Vadnais Heights), 261

Mississippi
St. Andrew's Episcopal (Ridgeland), 783
Madison Central (Madison), 733
Kossuth, 502
Pontotoc, 438
Lafayette (Oxford), 419

Missouri
Whitfield (St. Louis), 605
MICDS (St. Louis), 590
Jackson, 530
Parkway West (Ballwin), 525
Maryville, 465

Montana
Billings Central Catholic, 899
Laurel, 699
Manhattan Christian (Manhattan), 617
Bozeman, 571
Sentinel (Missoula), 512

Nebraska
Skutt Catholic (Omaha), 651
Fremont, 582
Elkhorn, 470
Lincoln Southwest (Lincoln), 469
Norris (Firth), 405

New Hampshire
Bedford, 768
Bishop Guertin (Nashua), 645
Concord, 546
Hollis-Brookline (Hollis), 477
Windham, 450

North Carolina
Farmville Central (Farmville), 435
Carrboro, 400
Marvin Ridge (Waxhaw), 350
Cannon (Concord), 305
Zebulon B. Vance (Charlotte), 276

North Dakota
Century (Bismarck), 1052
Minot, 419
Linton/Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock (Linton), 378
Bismarck, 364
Fargo Davies (Fargo), 336

Ohio
New Albany, 965
Mount Notre Dame (Cincinnati), 727
Archbishop Hoban (Akron), 640
Mason, 575
St. Ignatius (Cleveland), 545

Oklahoma
Carl Albert (Midwest City), 914
Bishop Kelley (Tulsa), 707
Jenks, 624
Tuttle, 604
Mustang, 498

Pennsylvania
North Allegheny (Wexford), 1525
Cathedral Prep (Erie), 785
Southern Columbia Area (Catawissa), 705
Unionville (Kennett Square), 590
Mars, 570

Rhode Island
La Salle Academy (Providence), 907
East Greenwich (East Greenwich), 508
Bishop Hendricken (Warwick), 420
Barrington, 399
Classical (Providence), 298

South Carolina
Southside Christian (Simpsonville), 770
Hilton Head (Hilton Head Island), 664
Eastside (Taylors), 632
Bishop England (Charleston), 554
Wando (Mt. Pleasant), 511

South Dakota
Sioux Falls Christian (Sioux Falls), 921
O'Gorman (Sioux Falls), 627
Stevens (Rapid City), 602
Lincoln (Sioux Falls), 553
Brandon Valley (Brandon), 494

Tennessee
Signal Mountain, 951
Brentwood, 735
Baylor (Chattanooga), 717
Summertown (Summertown), 579
McCallie (Chattanooga), 569

Texas
Wakeland (Frisco), 801
Southlake Carroll (Southlake), 754
Westlake (Austin), 671
Flower Mound, 612
Argyle, 560

Utah
Lone Peak (Highland), 767
Morgan, 707
Sky View (Smithfield), 606
American Fork, 492
Desert Hills (St. George), 464

Vemont
Champlain Valley Union (Hinesburg), 651
U-32 (Montpelier), 372
Stowe, 344
Essex (Essex Junction), 274
Burlington, 241

Virginia
Patrick Henry (Ashland), 431
Pulaski County (Dublin), 351
Western Albemarle (Crozet), 345
Blacksburg, 328
Catholic (Virginia Beach), 310

West Virginia
Fairmont Senior (Fairmont), 452
George Washington (Charleston), 374
University (Morgantown), 342
Wheeling Park (Wheeling), 306
Shady Spring, 266

Wisconsin
Marquette University (Milwaukee), 550
The Prairie School (Racine), 484
Kaukauna, 458
Whitefish Bay, 434
Arrowhead (Hartland), 411

Wyoming
Jackson Hole (Jackson), 709
Cody, 623
Central (Cheyenne), 592
Laramie, 442
Kelly Walsh (Casper), 393