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Poll: Who was better as a prep, Clayton Kershaw or Madison Bumgarner? - HIGHSCORE
Poll: Who was better as a prep, Clayton Kershaw or Madison Bumgarner?
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Many baseball fans will tune in to tonight's Dodgers vs. Giants game because, well, it's the Dodgers and Giants. It's one of the game's great rivalries - and one of the bes in all of sports.

What makes this late-April tilt so big is the pitchers: reigning two-time Cy Young Award winner and league MVP Clayton Kershaw vs. reigning World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner.

It is the first time in MLB history the reigning league and World Series MVPs have met on the mound.

So, we at MaxPreps — a place (relatively) divided between Giants and Dodgers fans — present the million-dollar question: Who was a better prep player, Kershaw or Bumgarner?

As a senior at Highland Park (Dallas) in 2006, Kershaw posted a 13-0 record with a 0.77 ERA and 139 strikeouts in 64 innings. He pitched a perfect game, striking out all 15 batters in a playoff win shortened due to the mercy rule. He was the Gatorade National Player of the Year his senior year.

Bumgarner was 23-4 over his last two seasons for South Caldwell (Hudson, N.C.), leading his team to state 4A title games both years and winning in 2007. He had a 1.00 ERA and struck out 263 in 170 innings in that span and capped his prep career with a walk-off two-run homer to win the state title. He hit .424 with 11 home runs and 38 RBIs in those two seasons and was the Gatorade North Carolina Player of the Year his senior year.

OK fans, please vote below for who was a better as a prep. A friendly lunch wager is on the line.
Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
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Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers



High school football: Teams with most HIGHSCORE Top 25 finishes since 2010 - HIGHSCORE
High school football: Teams with most MaxPreps Top 25 finishes since 2010
When it comes to high school football rankings, one school has bragging rights and it's a very familiar name — De La Salle (Concord, Calif.). The powerhouse program has finished ranked in the final MaxPreps Top 25 nine times since 2010.

The only year the Spartans finished outside the MaxPreps Top 25 was 2016, when when they went 11-2 and lost 56-33 to St. John Bosco (Bellflower) in the CIF Open Division state championship.

Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) and Florida titan Central (Miami) are the other two schools to land in the MaxPreps Top 25 at least eight times.

Reigning national champion IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) has been ranked in the MaxPreps Top 25 for each of the past six seasons, joining Chandler (Ariz.) and St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) as the only teams to be ranked for the past five seasons.

Texas has had the most teams finish in the MaxPreps Top 25 with 47, followed by Florida with 43, California with 36, Georgia with 16 and Ohio with 15.

Read on for a complete breakdown of teams with the most MaxPreps Top 25 finishes since 2010.
De La Salle in action during the 2019 CIF Open Division state championship game against St. John Bosco.
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De La Salle in action during the 2019 CIF Open Division state championship game against St. John Bosco.
MaxPreps Top 25 finishes since 2010

2010 (No. 3), 2011 (10), 2012 (4), 2013 (8), 2014 (3), 2015 (3), 2017 (25), 2018 (9), 2019 (12)

2010 (25), 2011 (12), 2012 (15), 2013 (17), 2014 (2), 2015 (4), 2016 (1), 2017 (13)

2010 (9), 2011 (17), 2012 (23), 2013 (4), 2014 (11), 2015 (25), 2018 (20), 2020 (18)

2010 (24), 2012 (17), 2014 (18), 2015 (5), 2016 (15), 2017 (12), 2018 (14)

2012 (2), 2013 (25), 2014 (25), 2015 (1), 2017 (17), 2019 (15), 2020 (17)

2013 (3), 2014 (19), 2015 (6), 2016 (5), 2017 (8), 2018 (3), 2019 (1)

7 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
2010 (2), 2012 (20), 2014 (12), 2015 (15), 2016 (6), 2019 (3), 2020 (14)

2012 (5), 2013 (2), 2014 (1), 2015 (12), 2017 (3), 2018 (8)

6 Chandler (Ariz.)
2014 (16), 2016 (17), 2017 (11), 2018 (15), 2019 (10), 2020 (5)

6 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
2015 (7), 2016 (3), 2017 (2), 2018 (5), 2019 (8), 2020 (1)

5 Bingham (South Jordan, Utah)
2010 (13), 2013 (20), 2014 (14), 2016 (19), 2017 (19)

5 Trinity (Louisville)
2011 (2), 2012 (18), 2016 (16), 2017 (9), 2020 (10)

2013 (21), 2016 (10), 2017 (4), 2020 (21)

2012 (8), 2013 (7), 2014 (24), 2016 (2)

4 Folsom (Calif.)
2010 (7), 2014 (4), 2017 (18), 2018 (17)

4 Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)
2011 (7), 2015 (9), 2016 (7), 2017 (16)

2016 (9), 2017 (1), 2018 (2), 2019 (2)

4 North Shore (Houston)
2015 (10), 2018 (1), 2019 (4), 2020 (7)

4 St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio)
2010 (4), 2014 (17), 2015 (8), 2018 (24)

2010 (25), 2013 (22), 2016 (25)

3 Bellevue (Wash.)
2011 (14), 2012 (6), 2013 (9)

2012 (13), 2013 (1), 2014 (5)

2014 (6), 2015 (2), 2018 (25)

2018 (4), 2019 (6), 2020 (16)

2011 (5), 2012 (19), 2019 (18)

2011 (4), 2016 (4), 2020 (2)

2012 (12), 2013 (11), 2016 (23)

2011 (6), 2019 (20), 2020 (15)

2017 (5), 2018 (6), 2019 (5)

2018 (11), 2019 (16), 2020 (4)

3 St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.)
2014 (10), 2016 (12), 2019 (23)

2017 (15), 2018 (7), 2019 (14)

2018 (16), 2020 (11)

2012 (25), 2013 (10)

2010 (17), 2012 (9)

2018 (22), 2020 (22)

2013 (15), 2014 (9)

2 Center Grove (Greenwood, Ind.)
2015 (19), 2020 (12)

2019 (17), 2020 (9)

2015 (16), 2016 (8)

2010 (6), 2011 (1)

2019 (9), 2020 (13)

2014 (20), 2015 (21)

2013 (14), 2015 (24)

2011 (8), 2014 (22)

2012 (3), 2013 (24)

2 Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.)
2010 (8), 2013 (5)

2017 (20), 2019 (11)

2015 (22), 2016 (11)

2 Skyline (Dallas)
2011 (25), 2014 (15)

2 South Panola (Batesville, Miss.)
2010 (1), 2014 (7)

2016 (20), 2017 (7)

2017 (14), 2018 (13)

2 St. Xavier (Cincinnati)
2016 (24), 2020 (20)

2 Thompson (Alabaster, Ala.)
2019 (24), 2020 (6)

2015 (11), 2020 (3)

Teams with one MaxPreps Top 25 finish:

Acadiana (Lafayette, La.), Archbishop Rummel (Metairie, La.), Archbishop Wood (Warminster, Pa.), Armwood (Seffner, Fla.), Ben Davis (Indianapolis), Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.), Bixby (Okla.), Blue Springs (Mo.), Brother Rice (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), Buford (Ga.), Carmel (Ind.), Carol City (Miami), Cass Tech (Detroit), Cathedral (Indianapolis), Cathedral Catholic (San Diego), Clay-Chalkville (Pinson, Ala.), Cocoa (Fla.), Covington Catholic (Park Hills, Ky.), Daphne (Ala.), Dekaney (Houston), Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.), East (Salt Lake City, Utah), East Jefferson (Metairie, La.), Ensworth (Nashville), Gilman (Baltimore), Gonzaga (Washington, D.C), Goose Creek (S.C.), Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.), Jefferson (Tampa, Fla.), John Curtis Christian (River Ridge, La.), Jordan (Sandy, Utah), La Salle (Cincinnati), Lake Oswego (Ore.), Lakeland (Fla.), Lowndes (Valdosta, Ga.), Loyola Academy (Wilmette, Ill.), Male (Louisville), Mallard Creek (Charlotte, N.C.), Manatee (Bradenton, Fla.), Marietta (Ga.), Mentor (Ohio), Milton (Ga.), Mission Viejo (Calif.), Mountain Pointe (Phoenix), Mullen (Denver), Narbonne (Harbor City, Calif.), Norland (Miami), North Allegheny (Wexford, Pa.), North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Ga.), Northwestern (Miami), Oakland (Murfreesboro, Tenn.), Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, Va.), Olive Branch (Miss.), Page (Greensboro, N.C.), Palo Alto (Calif.), Pearland (Texas), Phoebus (Hampton, Va.), Pine-Richland (Gibsonia, Pa.), Plant (Tampa, Fla.), Prattville (Ala.), Rome (Ga.), Ryan (Denton, Texas), Saguaro (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.), Spanish Fort (Ala.), St. Ignatius (Cleveland), St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.), St. Thomas More (Lafayette, La.), Steele (Cibolo, Texas), Stony Point (Round Rock, Texas), Trinity (Euless, Texas), Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Fla.), Union (Tulsa, Okla.), University (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), University Lab (Baton Rouge, La.), Venice (Fla.), Warren Central (Indianapolis), Wheaton-Warrenville South (Wheaton, Ill.), Whitehaven (Memphis, Tenn.)

MaxPreps National Champions
The Bolles School of Florida leads HIGHSCORE Cup fall standings - HIGHSCORE
The Bolles School of Florida leads MaxPreps Cup fall standings
While COVID-19 prevented 17 states from participating in high school sports this past fall, 33 others went ahead with athletic competition. Bolles (Jacksonville, Fla.) comes out on top as the best overall athletic program in the country for the dall season, according to the MaxPreps Cup rankings.

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.

Bolles won state championships in boys and girls swimming and girls cross country while grabbing runner-up finishes in football and boys cross country. With a total of 1,000 points, Bolles edges North Allegheny (Wexford, Pa.) (995) for the top spot in the nation. Due to its strong swimming program and cross country programs, Bolles has often finished near the top of the MaxPreps Cup rankings, 2020 marks the first time that it has finished at the top of the season rankings.

How the rest of the school year plays out will determine the final overall champion. The 17 states that did not field sports during the fall are making plans to have some sort of alternative fall season during the winter and spring months — along with the regular winter and spring sports. MaxPreps will have a Cup rankings update in March with final 2020-21 school rankings to post in July.
Bolles was the  Florida 4A football runner-up and leads the 2020-21 MaxPreps Cup standings after the fall season.
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Bolles was the Florida 4A football runner-up and leads the 2020-21 MaxPreps Cup standings after the fall season.
MaxPreps Cup 2020-21 fall standings

1.    Bolles (Jacksonville, Fla.), 1,000
Fall state champions:
Boys swimming, girls swimming, girls cross country
Fall state runners-up: Boys cross country, football

2.    North Allegheny (Wexford, Pa.), 995
Fall state champions:
Boys cross country, girls volleyball, girls cross country
Fall state runners-up: Girls cross country

3.    Boise (Idaho), 886
Fall state champions:
Boys soccer, boys swimming, girls swimming, girls cross country
Fall state runners-up: Girls soccer, girls volleyball

4.    Century (Bismarck, N.D.), 872
Fall state champions:
Boys soccer, boys cross country, girls swimming, girls volleyball, football

5.    Signal Mountain (Tenn.), 802
Fall state champions:
Boys golf, boys cross country, girls soccer, girls cross country

6.    Marist (Atlanta), 799
Fall state champions:
Football, girls volleyball, girls cross country
Fall state runners-up: Boys cross country

7.    Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas), 754
Fall state champions:
Boys cross country
Fall state runners-up: Football, girls cross country

8.    Carmel (Ind.), 747
Fall state champions:
Boys tennis, girls cross country
Fall state runners-up: Boys cross country

9.    Sioux Falls Christian (Sioux Falls, S.D.), 741
Fall state champions:
Boys golf, boys soccer, boys cross country, girls volleyball
Fall state runners-up: Girls cross country

10.  Brentwood (Tenn.), 735
Fall state champions:
Girls volleyball, girls cross country
Fall state runners-up: Football


11.  American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.), 725
Fall state champions:
Football, girls golf
Fall state runners-up: boys golf

12.  Sugar-Salem (Sugar City, Idaho), 687
Fall state champions:
Boys cross country, football, girls volleyball, girls cross country
Fall state runners-up: Girls soccer

13.  Greenwood (Ark.), 658
Fall state champions:
Football, girls volleyball
Fall state runners-up: Girls cross country, girls golf

14.  Skutt Catholic (Omaha, Neb.), 651
Fall state champions:
Boys cross country, girls softball, girls volleyball
Fall state runners-up: Boys tennis

14.  Champlain Valley Union (Hinesburg, Vt.), 651
Fall state champions:
Boys golf, boys cross country, girls cross country
Fall state runners-up: Girls field hockey girls golf, girls soccer

16.  Auburn (Ala.), 647
Fall state champions:
Girls cross country
Fall state runners-up: Boys cross country, football, boys swimming

17.  Oviedo (Fla.), 645
Fall state champions:
Boys swimming, girls bowling
Fall state runners-up: Girls swimming

18.  Archbishop Hoban (Akron, Ohio), 640
Fall state champions:
Boys golf, football

19.  La Salle Academy (Providence, R.I.), 635
Fall state champions:
Boys cross country, girls soccer, girls tennis, girls cross country
Fall state runners-up: Girls field hockey

20.  ED White (Jacksonville, Fla.), 632
Fall state champions:
Boys swimming, boys cross country, girls swimming, girls cross country


21.  Lone Peak (Highland, Utah), 631
Fall state champions:
Boys golf, girls volleyball, girls cross country
Fall state runners-up: Football, girls tennis

22.  Pioneer (Ann Arbor, Mich.), 625
Fall state champions:
Girls swimming, girls cross country
Fall state runners-up: Boys tennis

23.  Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village, Colo.), 618
Fall state champions:
Boys tennis, football, girls cross country

24.  Manhattan Christian (Manhattan, Mont.), 617
Fall state champions:
Boys cross country, football, girls cross country
Fall state runners-up: Girls volleyball

25.  Laurel (Mont.), 612
Fall state champions:
Football, girls golf, girls soccer, girls cross country

26.  Catholic-B.R. (Baton Rouge, La.), 598
Fall state champions:
Boys swimming, boys cross country, football

27.  Aquinas (Overland Park, Kan.), 595
Fall state champions:
Girls volleyball, boys cross country, boys soccer

28.  Unionville (Kennett Square, Pa.), 590
Fall state champions:
Girls golf
Fall state runners-up: Boys golf, girls volleyball

28.  MICDS (St. Louis), 590
Fall state champions:
Boys soccer
Fall state runners-up: Boys swimming, football

30.  Westminster (Atlanta), 588
Fall state champions:
Boys cross country, girls volleyball, girls cross country


31.  Oak Hall (Gainesville, Fla.), 570
Fall state champions:
Girls cross country
Fall state runners-up: Boys cross country, football

32.  Mars (Pa.), 570
Fall state champions:
Boys soccer, girls soccer

33.  McCallie (Chattanooga, Tenn.), 569
Fall state champions:
Boys cross country, football
Fall state runners-up: Boys golf

34.  Greensburg Central Catholic (Greensburg, Pa.), 565
Fall state runners-up:
Boys soccer, girls soccer, girls golf

34.  Cranbrook Kingswood (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), 565
Fall state champions:
Boys tennis, girls swimming

36.  Pope (Marietta, Ga.), 554
Fall state champions:
Girls cross country
Fall state runners-up: Girls softball, girls volleyball

37.  Lincoln (Sioux Falls, S.D.), 553
Fall state champions:
Boys golf, boys cross country, girls tennis
Fall state runners-up: Girls cross country

38.  Marquette University (Milwaukee, Wis.), 550
Fall state champions:
Boys soccer
Fall state runners-up: Boys volleyball, boys cross country

39.  St. Ignatius (Cleveland), 545
Fall state champions:
Boys soccer
Fall state runners-up: Boys golf

40.  Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.), 542
Fall state champions:
Boys swimming, football, girls swimming


41.  Mountain Brook (Birmingham, Ala.), 538
Fall state champions:
Girls volleyball
Fall state runners-up: Boys cross country, girls cross country

42.  Trinity (Louisville, Ky.), 534
Fall state champions:
Boys golf, football

42.  Bentonville (Ark.), 534
Fall state champions:
Boys cross country, girls cross country, boys golf

44.  Jackson Hole (Jackson, Wyo.), 533
Fall state champions:
Boys cross country, girls cross country
Fall state runners-up: Boys golf, football, girls golf

45.  Jackson (Jackson, Mo.), 530
Fall state champions:
Boys soccer, football

45.  Kirtland (Ohio), 530
Fall state champions:
Football, girls soccer

45.  Huntsville (Ala.), 530
Fall state champions:
Boys cross country, girls swimming, boys swimming

45.  DeWitt (Mich.), 530
Fall state champions:
Boys soccer, football

49.  Hilton Head (Hilton Head Island, S.C.), 529
Fall state champions:
Girls volleyball
Fall state runners-up: Boys swimming, girls swimming, girls cross country

50.  Ponte Vedra (Ponte Vedra, Fla.), 528
Fall state champions:
Boys golf, girls volleyball


51.  Morgan (Utah), 526
Fall state champions:
Boys golf, girls soccer, girls cross country
Fall state runners-up: Football, girls volleyball

52.  Baylor (Chattanooga, Tenn.), 523
Fall state champions:
Boys golf, girls golf
Fall state runners-up: Girls volleyball

53.  Father Ryan (Nashville, Tenn.), 520
Fall state champions:
Girls soccer
Fall state runners-up: Boys cross country, girls cross country

54.  St. Xavier (Cincinnati), 519
Fall state champions:
Football
Fall state runners-up: Boys cross country

54.  Rocky Mountain (Meridian, Idaho), 519
Fall state champions:
Football, girls soccer
Fall state runners-up: Boys cross country

56.  Buford (Ga.), 516
Fall state champions:
Football, girls volleyball

57.  Sentinel (Missoula, Mont.), 512
Fall state champions:
Boys golf, football, boys cross country

57.  O'Gorman (Sioux Falls, S.D.), 512
Fall state champions:
Boys soccer, girls volleyball, girls cross country

59.  Wando (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.), 511
Fall state champions:
Girls volleyball, girls swimming
Fall state runners-up: Boys swimming

59.  St. Joseph's Academy (Baton Rouge, La.), 511
Fall state champions:
Girls swimming, girls cross country
Fall state runners-up: Girls volleyball


61.  Southern Columbia Area (Catawissa, Pa.), 510
Fall state champions:
Football, girls soccer

62.  Lewisburg (Pa.), 508
Fall state champions:
Boys soccer, boys cross country

62.  East Greenwich (R.I.), 508
Fall state champions:
Boys soccer, girls field hockey, girls soccer, girls cross country

64.  Cathedral Prep (Erie, Pa.), 505
Fall state champions:
Boys golf
Fall state runners-up: Football

65.  Niwot (Colo.), 504
Fall state champions:
Boys tennis, boys cross country, girls cross country

66.  Pace Academy (Atlanta), 503
Fall state champions:
Girls volleyball, girls cross country
Fall state runners-up: Boys cross country

67.  Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.), 495
Fall state champions:
Boys golf, girls volleyball
Fall state runners-up: Football

68.  Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission, Kan.), 493
Fall state champions:
Boys soccer, girls volleyball
Fall state runners-up: Boys cross country

69.  Lenawee Christian (Adrian, Mich.), 490
Fall state champions:
Boys soccer, football

70.  New Bremen (Ohio), 485
Fall state champions:
Football
Fall state runners-up: Girls volleyball


71.  St. Xavier (Louisville, Ky.), 484
Fall state champions:
Boys soccer, boys cross country

72.  Southside Christian (Simpsonville, S.C.), 475
Fall state champions:
Football, girls volleyball
Fall state runners-up: Boys cross country

72.  New Albany (Ohio), 475
Fall state champions:
Girls golf
Fall state runners-up: Boys soccer

74.  Eastside (Taylors, S.C.), 474
Fall state champions:
Boys swimming, boys cross country, girls swimming

75.  Merrol Hyde Magnet (Hendersonville, Tenn.), 473
Fall state runners-up:
Boys cross country, girls cross country, girls soccer

76.  Chiles (Tallahassee, Fla.), 470
Fall state champions:
Boys golf
Fall state runners-up: Girls swimming

77.  Cathedral (Indianapolis), 469
Fall state champions:
Football
Fall state runners-up: Girls soccer

78.  St. Thomas More (Lafayette, La.), 468
Fall state champions:
Football
Fall state runners-up: Girls swimming, girls volleyball

79.  Maryville (Mo.), 465
Fall state champions:
Girls volleyball
Fall state runners-up: Football

80.  Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 461
Fall state champions:
Football
Fall state runners-up: Girls volleyball


81.  Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger (Fort Wayne, Ind.), 460
Fall state champions:
Girls soccer, girls volleyball

82.  Fairmont Senior (Fairmont, W. Va.), 452
Fall state champions:
Boys soccer, girls cross country
Fall state runners-up: Boys cross country, girls soccer

82.  Ankeny (Iowa), 452
Fall state champions:
Football, girls volleyball

84.  Windham (N.H.), 450
Fall state champions:
Boys soccer, girls field hockey
Fall state runners-up: Girls soccer, boys cross country

85.  Holy Innocents Episcopal (Atlanta), 448
Fall state champions:
Girls volleyball
Fall state runners-up: Boys cross country, girls cross country

86.  Grapevine (Texas), 445
Fall state champions:
Boys cross country
Fall state runners-up: Girls cross country

86.  Boerne-Champion (Boerne, Texas), 445
Fall state champions:
Girls cross country
Fall state runners-up: Boys cross country

88.  Ravenwood (Brentwood, Tenn.), 441
Fall state champions:
Girls soccer
Fall state runners-up: Boys golf

89.  Sacred Heart (Louisville, Ky.), 438
Fall state champions:
Girls field hockey, girls soccer

89.  Lovett (Atlanta), 438
Fall state champions:
Boys cross country
Fall state runners-up: Girls softball, girls cross country


91.  Salpointe Catholic (Tucson, Ariz.), 434
Fall state champions:
Boys cross country, girls cross country, girls volleyball

91.  Harding Academy (Searcy, Ark.), 434
Fall state champions:
Football
Fall state runners-up: Boys cross country, boys golf

93.  Metairie Park Country Day (Metairie, La.), 431
Fall state champions:
Boys cross country, girls volleyball
Fall state runners-up: Girls cross country

94.  Montague (Mich.), 430
Fall state champions:
Girls golf, football

94.  Burroughs (St. Louis), 430
Fall state champions:
Girls tennis, girls cross country

96. Creekside (St. Johns, Fla.), 425
Fall state champions:
Girls swimming
Fall state runners-up: Boys swimming

97. Cody (Wyo.), 422
Fall state champions:
Football, girls cross country
Fall state runners-up: Boys golf, girls swimming

98. Bishop England (Charleston, S.C.), 419
Fall state champions:
Boys cross country, girls tennis
Fall state runners-up: Boys swimming

98. Bozeman (Mont.), 419
Fall state champions:
Girls golf, girls cross country
Fall state runners-up: Boys soccer

100. Cheyenne Mountain (Colorado Springs, Colo.), 414
Fall state champions:
Boys golf
Fall state runners-up: Boys tennis, boys cross country
2021 Girls McDonald's All American Game rosters announced - HIGHSCORE
2021 Girls McDonald's All American Game rosters announced
While the McDonald's All American game will not be played for a second straight year, organizers on Tuesday announced 24 players named to the girls 2020 roster. The players will be honored virtually next month.

The 2021 McDonald's All American honorees join Skylar Diggins, Sabrina Ionescu, Maya Moore and Candace Parker as participants in one of the game's top showcases.

Tuesday's roster announcement includes top-ranked senior prospect and 2018-19 MaxPreps Player of the Year Azzi Fudd of St. John's (Washington. D.C.). Among the other headlining names were 2019-20 MaxPreps All-Americans Sania Feagin of Forest Park (Ga.), Saniya Rivers of Ashley (Wilmington, N.C.), Raven Johnson of Westlake (Atlanta), Aaliya Moore of Moore (Okla.), Jersey Wolfenbarger of Northside (Fort Smith, Ark.) and Payton Verhulst of Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission, Kan.).

The University of South Carolina is the biggest beneficiary of the selections with four All-Americans. Other colleges with multiple selections: Connecticut and Texas, with three each, and USC, Stanford, Georgia and North Carolina, each with two.

Guards Rori Harmon and Kyndall Hunter are teammates at Cypress Creek (Houston) and will be next fall at the University of Texas.

The Girls McDonald's All-American Game debuted in 2002 and was played every year until last year, when it was canceled due to the pandemic.
Manchester Township senior Destiny Adams is a 2020 McDonald's All American.
File photo by John Jones
Manchester Township senior Destiny Adams is a 2020 McDonald's All American.
Girls Roster
Height: 6-3 | Position: Wing | Status: North Carolina

Height: 6-5 | Position: Center | Status: USC

Height: 6-1 | Position: Guard | Status: Notre Dame

Height: 6-4 | Position: Center | Status: Baylor

Height: 6-5 | Position: Forward | Status: Connecticut

Height: 6-2 | Position: Wing | Status: Stanford
 
Height: 5-10 | Position: Guard | Status: Connecticut

Height: 6-3 | Position: Forward | Status: South Carolina

Height: 5-11 | Position: Guard | Status: Connecticut

Height: 5-11 | Position: Guard | Status: South Carolina

Height: 5-6 | Position: Guard | Status: Texas

Height: 6-4 | Position: Forward | Status: Georgia

Kyndall Hunter | Cypress Creek (Houston, Texas)
Height: 5-8 | Position: Guard | Status: Texas

Height: 6-2 | Position: Forward | Status: Stanford

Height: 5-8 | Position: Guard | Status: South Carolina

Height: 6-2 | Position: Guard | Status: Oregon State

Height: 6-3 | Position: Wing | Status: North Carolina

Height: 6-3 | Position: Guard | Status: USC

Height: 5-7 | Position: Guard | Status: North Carolina

Height: 6-1 | Position: Forward | Status: Texas

Height: 5-11 | Position: Guard | Status: Georgia

Height: 6-0 | Position: Guard | Status: South Carolina

Height: 6-1 | Position: Guard | Status: Louisville

Height: 6-5 | Position: Wing | Status: Arkansas
High school softball: Kentucky pitcher Madison McIntosh strikes out all 21 in perfect game masterpiece - HIGHSCORE
High school softball: Kentucky pitcher Madison McIntosh strikes out all 21 in perfect game masterpiece
Madison McIntosh should pitch with a sore arm more often. The 5-foot-8 senior from Rockcastle County (Mt. Vernon, Ky.) recorded a perfect perfect game Tuesday, striking out all 21 batters she faced on just 77 pitches in a 3-0 win over Lincoln County.

Having pitched five games in the previous four days, McIntosh told MaxPreps said she entered Tuesday's game "a little sore," so she "just wanted to make sure that my fundamentals were correct and not try to overdue anything."

Instead, she overwhelmed Lincoln County, teammates and herself while becoming just the fourth pitcher in Kentucky High School Athletics Association history to post 21 strikeouts in a seven-inning game. She was the first to do so since Whitney Valentine pulled it off in 2003 for Elizabethtown versus Green County.

The last perfect perfect softball game — 21 batters, 21 strikeouts — MaxPreps could confirm was by Shannon Becker of Mahopac in 2019, the first ever in New York. Before that, Cedar Grove (N.J.) hurler Mia Faieta pulled off the feat in a 2017 playoff game.
According to the NFHS Record Book, more than 40 pitchers have struck out 21 batters or more in a 7-inning game. The record is 24 by Kelly Holmes of Plymouth Canton (Mich.) who sat down 24 against Walled Lake Western in 1992. There is no available list of perfect 21 K games, but clearly it is rare.

McIntosh, who will pitch next fall at Division III Berea College in Kentucky, has pitched multiple no-hitters but never a perfect game. Her previous strikeout high was 18.

"I was just completely shocked," she said Tuesday via text just hours after the victory. "In the back of my mind, I knew what was going on, but I just tried to play and not think about it."

With her dad and assistant coach Tim McIntosh calling the pitches, none of the Rockets let on they knew what was going on. But Madison knew. All of her pitches were working, primarily her rise, drop curve and fastball. She threw just one change up.

"My speed was up tonight, so my quick pitches were on," Madison said.

Her focus was helped being a scoreless tie until the sixth. That's when the Rockets (11-6-1) struck for three runs on RBI doubles from Raegan Chasteen and Casey Coleman, and a run-scoring single by Haley Pingleton

"By the seventh inning, I got nervous," Madison admitted. "But I just got on the mound and tried to blow it past them."

The right-hander did, She improved to 9-4 on the season while lowering her ERA to 1.75. She's struck out 136 in 84 innings.

The gem was particularly sweet considering she, like all players in Kentucky and most of the country, missed out on a 2020 season due to the pandemic.

It should also be the start of an eventful week. On Friday, she's planning on signing her letter of intent to Berea. The Mountaineers better sign her quick. After Tuesday's performance, more offers might be arriving.

"I honestly had no idea something like this was going to happen tonight," Madison said. "I am just completely on Cloud 9."
Rockcastle senior pitcher Madison McIntosh holds up the ball used to record her 21st and final strikeout in Tuesday's perfect game vs. Lincoln County.
Photo courtesy of Alex McIntosh
Rockcastle senior pitcher Madison McIntosh holds up the ball used to record her 21st and final strikeout in Tuesday's perfect game vs. Lincoln County.
Madison McIntosh has struck out 136 in 84 innings this season.
File photo by Crystal Hester
Madison McIntosh has struck out 136 in 84 innings this season.