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California high school football: Mater Dei starting freshman Elijah Brown at quarterback - OFFICIAL
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.

Iowa high school baseball, softball seasons continue despite coronavirus concerns - OFFICIAL
Iowa high school baseball, softball seasons continue despite coronavirus concerns
Video: High school football in the spring?
Steve Montoya discusses possibility on CBS Sports HQ.

Iowa is the only state currently playing high school sports as its summer baseball and softball seasons are in progress and two weeks away from the postseason.

An ESPN report from Elizabeth Merrill over the weekend indicated that ongoing action in the Hawkeye State hasn't been untouched by coronavirus, however.

Merrill reports that 25 of 338 baseball teams and 20 softball teams have encountered some type of exposure to COVID-19.

The Des Moines Register reported Wednesday that the state's top-ranked Class 4A baseball team, Dowling Catholic (West Des Moines), has ended its season after a member of the team tested positive for COVID-19.

The school's softball team is also ending its season.

MaxPreps was on hand June 15 as the season got underway a month later than originally scheduled. Those initial baseball and softball contests in Iowa were the first high school sports events since the pandemic shut things down in March.
A Clinton pitcher gets ready to fire toward home plate earlier this season against Davenport West.
Photo by Dave Smith
A Clinton pitcher gets ready to fire toward home plate earlier this season against Davenport West.
High school basketball: Teams with most championships - OFFICIAL
High school basketball: Teams with most championships
DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) leads our list of high school basketball programs with the most championships, although the Stags don't exactly play for a title at the state level. DeMatha is one of 13 West Catholic Athletic Conference members, traditionally one of the toughest leagues in the country. Despite playing against some of the top teams on the East Coast, DeMatha has managed to claim 41 WCAC championships and that type of success can't be overlooked.

The Stags have dominated WCAC play, winning 41 of the 60 conference championships including a string of 22 of 25 titles between 1961 and 1985 under legendary coach Morgan Wootten.

DeMatha leads Booker T. Washington (Tulsa, Okla.), which had 33 state championships over the course of two different eras. Playing in the segregation era, Booker T. Washington won 17 state championships in the Oklahoma Interscholastic Athletic Association. After integration, the Hornets won another 16 state titles in the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Athletic Association.

Tied for third are William Penn Charter (Philadelphia) and Madison-Ridgeland (Madison, Miss.). Like DeMatha, Penn Charter and MRA do not play for championships in the state association postseason tournaments. Penn Charter is a member of the Inter-Academic Conference in the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania. Started in 1887, the Inter-AC is one of the oldest continuing conferences in the nation, but it does not play in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Association.

Likewise, Madison-Ridgeland is not a member of the Mississippi High Schools Activities Association, but instead plays in the MidSouth Association of Independent Schools (MAIS), which was formed in 1968. The Patriots have won 32 class championships in the MAIS and 13 overall titles. The overall championship is determined by a tournament involving all of the class tournament finalists. Longtime coach Richard Duease, the winningest coach in Mississippi history, has led the Patriots to all their state titles.

The No. 5 team on the list is St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.), which won 27 state championships, 26 of them under longtime coach Bob Hurley.

The following list includes a Top 25 along with a listing of all other teams known to have won at least 10 championships. Aside from state associations, independent school associations are also included. Champions lists for all independent schools association were not available. Any additions or corrects, contact Kevin Askeland at [email protected] Sources for the list include the NFHS record book, state association record books.
DeMatha has won the most boys basketball titles, grabbing 41 WCAC crowns. The 2015-16 team was one squad that helped that total.
File photo by Patrick Kane
DeMatha has won the most boys basketball titles, grabbing 41 WCAC crowns. The 2015-16 team was one squad that helped that total.
Programs with 10-plus championships

1.   41 — DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.)
2.   33 — Booker T. Washington (Tulsa, Okla.)
2.   33 — Wheeling Central Catholic (Wheeling, W. Va.)*
4.   32 — William Penn Charter (Philadelphia)
4.   32 — Madison-Ridgeland Academy (Madison, Miss.)
6.   30 — Benedictine (Richmond, Va.)*
7.   27 — St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.)
8.   26 — Central (Cheyenne, Wyo.)
9.   24 — Hillhouse (New Haven, Conn.)
9.   24 — Germantown Academy (Fort Washington, Pa.)
11.   22 — Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
12. 21 — Bishop Hendricken (Warwick, R.I.)
12. 21 — Portsmouth (N.H.)
12. 21 — Burlington (Vt.)
15. 20 — Wyandotte (Kansas City, Kan.)
16. 19 — Manchester Central (Manchester, N.H.)
16. 19 — Jackson Prep (Jackson, Miss.)
18. 18 — Clinton (N.Y.)
18. 18 — Scott County Central (Sikeston, Mo.)
18. 18 — Miami (Fla.)
18. 18 — Proctor (Vt.)
18. 18 — Minot (N.D.)
23. 17 — Haverford School (Haverford, Pa.)
23. 17 — Lanier (Jackson, Miss.)
23. 17 — Provo (Utah)
23. 17 — Hobbs (N.M.)
23. 17 — Virginia City (Nev.)
23. 17 — Central (Little Rock, Ark.)
23. 17 — Wheatley (Houston)

16 championships
Campbell County (Gillette, Wyo.)
Dunbar (Baltimore)
East Anchorage (Anchorage, Alaska)
Hope Christian (Albuquerque)
Lanier (Sugar Hill, Ga.)
Malvern Prep (Malvern, Pa.)
Mitchell (S.D.)
Phoenix Union (Ariz.)
Rice Memorial (South Burlington, Vt.)
Westbury Christian (Houston)
Woodrow Wilson (Beckley, W. Va.)

15 championships
Episcopal Academy (Newtown Square, Pa.)
Garfield (Seattle)
Lincoln High (Neb.)
Martinsville (Va.)
Millwood (Oklahoma City)
Southern Lab (Baton Rouge, La.)
Zwolle (La.)

14 championships
Allegany (Cumberland, Md.)
Boys & Girls (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Douglass (Oklahoma City)
Malone (Fla.)
Mesa (Ariz.)
Natrona County (Casper, Wyo.)
New Hanover (Wilmington, N.C.)
Pahranagat Valley (Alamo, Nev.)
Patrick School (Hillside, N.J.)
River Rouge (Mich.)
Seton Hall Prep (West Orange, N.J.)
Virgin Valley (Mesquite, Nev.)
Westerly (R.I.)
Wilbur Cross (New Haven, Conn.)

13 championships
Bangor (Maine)
Bismarck (N.D.)
Borah (Boise, Idaho)
Creighton Prep (Omaha, Neb.)
Durham (N.C.)
Huntington (W. Va.)
Lincoln (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
McPherson (Kan.)
Newton (Kan.)
Parkview (Little Rock, Ark.)
Pine Bluff (Ark.)
Reno (Nev.)
Rock Springs (Wyo.)
Central (Tulsa, Okla.)
West Rutland (Vt.)

12 championships
Albuquerque (N.M.)
Boulder City (Nev.)
Central (Providence, R.I.)
Cliff (N.M.)
Conant (Jaffrey, N.H.)
DeLaSalle (Minneapolis)
Groveton (N.H.)
Las Vegas (Nev.)
Lehi (Utah)
Lincoln Northeast (Lincoln, Neb.)
Manual (Denver, Colo.)
Spaulding (Barre, Vt.)
Star Valley (Afton, Wyo.)
Vashon (St. Louis, Mo.)
Harding (Bridgeport, Conn.)
Winooski (Vt.)
Wyoming Indian (Ethete, Wyo.)

11 championships
Abraham Clark (Roselle, N.J.)
Burlington (Wyo.)
Camden (N.J.)
Charleston (Mo.)
Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.)
Denver East (Denver)
Sacred Heart (Falls City, Neb.)
Fort Thomas (Ariz.)
Greensboro Day School (Greensboro, N.C.)
Huron (S.D.)
Idaho Falls (Idaho)
Jonesboro (Ark.)
Juneau-Douglas (Juneau, Alaska)
Kinston (N.C.)
Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
Moscow (Idaho)
Nashua South (Nashua, N.H.)
Punahou (Honolulu)
Savannah (Ga.)
South Portland (Maine)
South Sevier (Monroe, Utah)
St. Joseph (Trumbull, Conn.)
St. Michael's (Santa Fe, N.M.)
Sunnyside Christian (Sunnyside, Wash.)
Wahoo (Neb.)

10 championships
Beaverhead County (Dillon, Mont.)
Bingham (South Jordan, Utah)
Buffalo (Wyo.)
Butte (Mont.)
Great Falls (Mont.)
Great Falls (S.C.)
Gwynn Park (Brandywine, Md.)
Hall (Little Rock, Ark.)
Helena (Mont.)
Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.)
'Iolani (Honolulu)
Jonesport-Beals (Jonesport, Maine)
Lapwai (Idaho)
Lowry (Winnemucca, Nev.)
Lynden (Wash.)
Newport News (Va.)
Northfork (W. Va.)
Omaha Central (Omaha, Neb.)
Pocatello (Idaho)
Portland (Maine)
Poultney (Vt.)
Preston (Idaho)
Randolph (Wis.)
Hatch (Uniontown, Ala.)
Redemptorist (Baton Rouge, La.)
Rigby (Idaho)
Sanford (Hockessin, Del.)
St. Jude Educational Institute (Montgomery, Ala.)
Pima (Ariz.)
Thatcher (Ariz.)
Washington (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
South (Wichita, Kan.)
Yankton (S.D.)
Natalie Potts named 2020-21 OFFICIAL Missouri High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year - OFFICIAL
Natalie Potts named 2020-21 MaxPreps Missouri High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized outstanding performers in high school basketball. America's source for high school sports continues the tradition to close out the 2020-21 season by naming the top player in each state. Selections are based on team success and individual excellence, in addition to local and state accolades.

Natalie Potts of Incarnate Word Academy (St. Louis) is the 2020-21 MaxPreps Missouri High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year. The 6-foot-1 sophomore post led the Red Knights to a 29-0 record, the state Class 6 championship and the No. 6 national ranking in the MaxPreps Top 25.

Potts averaged 21.1 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.4 blocked shots per game while shooting 59 percent from the field. She had 12 points and 11 rebounds in the 58-37 win over Webster Groves that earned Incarnate Word the state title.

Each state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Team.
High school baseball rankings: Barbe climbs to No. 2 in OFFICIAL Top 25 after starting season 20-0 - OFFICIAL
High school baseball rankings: Barbe climbs to No. 2 in MaxPreps Top 25 after starting season 20-0
Barbe (Lake Charles, La.) last won a MaxPreps National Championship in 2014 when it finished 39-2. The Buccaneers are making another run at a possible national crown with 20 straight wins to start the 2021 season after an 8-2 win Tuesday over crosstown rival Sam Houston. That streak is enough to put Barbe at No. 2 in the MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings.

Barbe sits behind No. 1 Buford, which continues to clobber opponents with its pitching and hitting. Dylan Lesko proved that point when he struck out 10 and hit a home run against Marist. Lesko is the No. 2 player in the Class of 2022 by Perfect Game.

Calvary Christian Academy avenged its loss to IMG Academy with an 8-2 win. However, the Eagles fell to Pembroke Pines Charter to drop two spots to No. 7.

Meanwhile, Madison Central (Miss.) continues its rise up the rankings, jumping five to No. 4 after four lopsided wins by a combined score of 49-7.

Dropped out:
Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)

Game of the Week: Calvary Christian Academy 8, IMG Academy 2. The Eagles avenged their earlier loss to the Ascenders with an impressive effort by pitchers Irving Carter and Andrew Painter. Carter struck out eight in five innings while Painter fanned two.

Player of the Week: Malachi Lott, Gregory-Portland. In a win over Flour Bluff, Lott hit a home run and also threw a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts.

Recruit Watch: Brock Selvidge, Hamilton. In the season opener for the Huskies, Selvidge showed why he's one of the top two-way players in the nation, hitting two home runs and striking out six in three innings pitched.

Game to Watch: Barbe vs. Sam Houston. The state of Louisiana's two best teams reside right in Lake Charles. The two teams played on Tuesday and play again Thursday.
Dylan Schlotterback, Lake Travis
Photo by Robbie Rakestraw
Dylan Schlotterback, Lake Travis
MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings

1. Buford (Ga.)
18-0 | Last week: 1
Results: Def. Habersham Central 10-1, 13-0; def. Marist, 7-2, def. Dacula, 7-1, 12-0.
Stats: Jackson Gaspard was 3-for-4 with a double in the first win over Habersham while Jax Brockett threw a one-hitter with six strikeouts in the second game. Dylan Lesko struck out 10 against Marist and hit a home run. He added two doubles and a home run in a 12-0 win over Dacula.
Next: March 29 vs. Central Gwinnett.

2. Barbe (Lake Charles, La.)
20-0 | Last week: 2
Results: Def. St. Louis Catholic, 6-1; def. Zachary, 10-4, 9-4, 6-1 and 5-4. Def. Sam Houston, 8-2.
Stats: Donovan LaSalle and Kameron Edwards both had home runs in the 9-4 win over Zachary with Edwards also hitting a grand slam in the 6-1 victory.
Next: Thur. vs. Sam Houston, Sat. vs. Sulphur.

3. Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.)
11-1 | Last week: 6
Results: Def. Durant, 10-2
Stats: Dominic Castellano struck out eight against Durant.
Next: Wed. vs. Bartow, Fri. vs. Sickles.

4. Madison Central (Madison, Miss.)
11-0 | Last week: 9
Results: Def. North Pike, 12-3; def. Newton County, 13-1; def. Neshoba Central, 15-3, def. Northwest Rankin, 9-0.
Stats: Braden Montgomery had a home run and Gatlin Sanders was 4-for-4 with five RBI against North Pike. Hunter Hines went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI.
Next: Sat. vs. West Jones.

5. Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, Fla.)
14-1 | Last week: 11
Results: Def. Monsignor Pace, 11-0; def. Hollywood Hills, 16-0, def. Flanagan, 8-1; def. Cypress, 11-2.
Stats: Jake Clement and Grant McDonald both hit home runs against Monsignor Pace while Chris Arroyo struck out 13 in six innings. Arroyo and Clement combined to toss a no-hitter. Aiden Minott had a home run against Hollywood Hills.
Next: No games scheduled.

6. Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.)
3-1 | Last week: 4
Results: Def. Chaparral, 6-4; def. Chandler, 12-7, lost to Red Mountain, 2-1; def. Chandler, 6-4.
Stats: Brock Selvidge had two home runs and struck out six in three innings against Chaparral. Prince DeBoskie was 2-for-4 with two doubles and five RBI against Chandler.
Next: Fri. vs. San Luis.

7. Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
11-2 | Last week: 5
Results: Def. North Broward Prep, 6-5; def. IMG Academy, 8-2; def. South Plantation, 15-7; def. Sagemont, 13-3, lost to Pembroke Pines Charter, 5-3.
Stats: Irving Carter struck out eight against IMG Academy while Jonathan Lane was 4-for-4 with two doubles. Lane, Erik Blair and Alex Ulloa each had a home run against South Plantation.
Next: TBA

8. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
12-2 | Last week: 3
Results: Lost to Calvary Christian Academy, 8-2; def. Doral Academy, 7-1.
Stats: Elijah Green was 2-for-4 with a double against Calvary Christian. Jackson Ferris struck out 10 against Doral.
Next:  Wed. vs. Bob Jones (Ala.), Thur. vs. Baylor (Tenn.), Fri. vs. Allatoona (Ga.).

9. Lakeland Christian (Lakeland, Fla.)
11-0 | Last week: NR
Results: Defeated Winter Haven, 4-1; def. George Jenkins, 6-2. Also has a win over Calvary Christian.
Next: Wed. vs. Inspiration Academy and Winter Haven.

10. Calvary Christian (Clearwater, Fla.)
11-1 | Last week: 10
Results: Did not play
Next: Thur. vs. Clearwater Central Catholic, Fri. vs. Berkeley Prep.

11. Auburn (Ala.)
16-1 | Last week: 20
Results: Def. Harris County, 10-0; def. Trinity Christian, 10-0; def. Cullman, 2-0.
Stats: Ryan Austin had a double and a home run with five RBI against Harris County. Brady Fuller had a double and a home run against Trinity Christian. Austin and Patrick McGlon both hit home runs against Cullman.
Next: Fri. vs. Cullman, Sat. vs. Huntsville and Bob Jones.

12. Carrollton (Ga.)
17-1 | Last week: 12
Results: Def. South Paulding, 2-0; def. Douglas County, 15-1 and 9-1.
Stats: Eli Runyan struck out 8 against South Paulding. Ace Williamson had a triple and three RBI against Douglas County.
Next: Wed. vs. Rome, Thur. vs. Florence, Fri. vs. Rome.

13. Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)
18-2-2 | Last week: 13
Results: Def. San Marcos, 8-4, 3-0; def. Hays, 4-3.
Stats: Dylan Schlotterback was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in the first game against San Marcos while Ethan Roark threw a one-hitter with nine strikeouts in the second game.
Next: Thur. vs. Hays.

14. Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.)
12-1 | Last week: 14
Results: Def. Grace Christian, 9-7; def. St. John Paul II, 4-2, def Cardinal Newman, 4-3.
Stats: Cade Bush had three home runs and was also the winning pitcher against Grace Christian.
Next: Fri. vs. Palm Beach Central.

15. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
11-1 | Last week: 15
Results: Def. Pembroke Pines Charter, 6-3.
Stats: Daniel Cuvet was 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and five RBI in the win.
Next: Wed. vs. Chaminade Madonna.

16. Gregory-Portland (Portland, Texas)
20-0-1 | Last week: 16
Results: Def. Flour Bluff, 12-0; def. Victoria West, 9-3, def. King, 4-0.
Stats: Malachi Lott hit a home run and threw a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts against Flour Bluff. Walker Janek also had a double and a home run in the win.
Fri. vs. Victoria East.

17. Sam Houston (Lake Charles, La.)
17-3 | Last week: 8
Results: Def. Airline, 17-4; def. St. Pius, 10-1; lost to Dutchtown, 5-1; def. Vanderbilt Catholic, 6-1. Lost to Barbe 8-2
Stats: Sam Ardoin had two doubles and Andrew Glass had two triples against Airline.
Next: Thur. vs. Barbe, Sat. vs. Comeaux.

18. Tompkins (Katy, Texas)
18-1-1 | Last week: 19
Results: Def. Morton Ranch 38-0, def. Seven Lakes, 8-1, def. Mayde Creek, 10-0.
Stats: Drew Markle and Cash Russell each had five RBI and Tyler Brownlee and Jace LaViolette had six RBI apiece against Morton Ranch. LaViolette also had three doubles and Markle had two. Tompkins had 27 base hits in the win.
Next: Fri. vs. Cinco Ranch; Sat. vs. Langham.

19. St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.)
0-0 | Last week: 17
Results: Did not play
Next: Opens season Sat. vs. Catholic Central.

20. Baylor (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
3-0 | Last week: 22
Results: Def. Soddy Daisy, 19-0; def. Rabun Gap, 6-4.
Stats: Daniel Corona, Jay Dill and Vito Valincius each hit home runs against Soddy Daisy. Valincius also hit a home run against Rabun Gap.
Next: Wed. vs. Florence, Thur. vs. IMG Academy, Fri. vs. Bob Jones.

21. Winder-Barrow (Winder, Ga.)
14-1 | Last week: 23
Results: Def. Central Gwinnett, 15-0; def. Lanier, 3-0, 9-5.
Stats: Brady House was 4-for-4 with two doubles in the win. He also had a home run in each of the wins over Lanier.
Next: Wed./Fri. vs. Lanier.

22. Farragut (Knoxville, Tenn.)
6-0 | Last week: 25
Results: Def. Summit, 8-3; def. Lebanon, 6-2; def. Tullahoma, 8-5; def. Christ Presbyterian, 8-1; def. Heritage, 9-5, Bearden, 9-1.
Stats: Hudson Seiglar had two home runs against Summit while Hunter Merrick hit one out against Tullahoma and Angus Pence had one against Christ Presbyterian.
Next: Wed. vs. Bearden; Fri. vs. Dobyns-Bennett.

23. Owasso (Okla.)
12-1 | Last week: 21
Results: Def. Community Christian, 13-5; def. Prague, 13-1; def. Verdigris, 12-2; def. Sallisaw, 11-3; lost to Union 5-2.
Stats: Brennan Phillips had a home run against Community Christian. Solomon Skalnik was 4-for-4 with a double and two RBI against Verdigris. Phillips had two doubles and four RBI while Brody Green had a home run against Sallisaw.
Next: TBA

24. Reagan (San Antonio, Texas)
18-3 | Last week: 18
Results: Def. Brandeis, 3-0; lost to Johnson, 1-0.
Next: No games scheduled.

25. De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
1-0 | Last week: 24
Results: Def. Franklin (Elk Grove), 8-1.
Stats: Liam Little hit a home run in the win.
Next: Sat. vs. Tracy.