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High school baseball: New Hampshire school's 89-game run leads list of longest winning streaks - OFFICIAL
High school baseball: New Hampshire school's 89-game run leads list of longest winning streaks
In the spring of 2005, a pair of teams raced to claim the all-time longest high school baseball win streak from leader Archbishop Molloy (Queens, N.Y.), which had reportedly won 68 straight games from 1963 to 1966 under legendary coach Jack Curran.

And then in 2012, it happened all over again.

La Cueva (Albuquerque) was the first team to surpass Archbishop Molloy, doing so on April 2, 2005, with a doubleheader sweep of Highland that put La Cueva's win streak at 70. The Bears built their streak slowly, starting with the first victory in 2002 and stretching over four seasons. Rio Grande snapped La Cueva's streak with a rather convincing 17-8 win.

Homer (Mich.) took the quicker route to the national record. The Trojans went 38-0 in 2004 to win the Michigan Division III state championship and passed La Cueva on June 4, 2005, when it defeated Union City 14-3 in the district championships for win No. 71. Homer won four more games and advanced to the Division III state finals again before losing to Saginaw Nouvel.

The race between Portsmouth (N.H.) and Martensdale-St. Mary's (Martensdale, Iowa) in 2012 saw Portsmouth break the record twice and St. Mary's once. Portsmouth beat Pembroke Academy on May 12, it edged Homer for win No. 76 with a streak that started back in 2008. Portsmouth went on to win seven more games, another state championship and finished with 83 straight wins.

Like Homer, Martensdale-St. Mary's took a much quicker approach to the record. After setting a state record with a 43-0 record in 2010, the Blue Devils, who play in the summer, went 44-0 in 2012. They got the record with a 10-0 win over Twin Cedars on July 19, 2012 to put them at 84 in a row. Three more wins gave the Blue Devils a second straight state title.

But Portsmouth wasn't done. The Clippers won their first six games of the 2012 season to reclaim the national record at 89 before losing to St. Thomas Aquinas on April 30, 2012.

Martensdale-St. Mary's still had a chance to reclaim the record as well. But after winning their first game of the 2012 summer season, the Blue Devils fell  4-3 to Des Moines East on May 22 ending their streak at 88.

It turns out, however, that the original record Homer and La Cueva were chasing may have never actually existed. Archbishop Molloy, coached by Curran who won 1,708 baseball games in his 52-year coaching career, reportedly won 68 games between 1963 and 1966. However, there's reason to believe that those games were league games and they may have been a combination of fall and spring win streaks.
Calvary Christian ran a win streak to 60 games between 2016-18.
File photo by Marc Estrada
Calvary Christian ran a win streak to 60 games between 2016-18.
An article in the New York Daily News on June 19, 1966, stated that the 68 consecutive wins were "league" wins. Other reports about Curran's career in "The Beehive," a Molloy alumni newsletter, lists the 68 wins as league wins as well. Additionally, Al Harvin wrote about Curran in the New York Times in 1982, stating that he had only "one undefeated season, 36-0 in 1970," which doesn't make sense for a coach that was supposed to have won 68 games over a four-year span. Research by Barry Sollenberger of the National Sports News Service also indicated that the wins covered the fall and spring season.

So if Molloy didn't hold the record, Capitol Hill of Oklahoma City most certainly did. Capitol Hill won 66 in a row from 1952 to 1954, breaking the record of 65, set by Waxahachie (Texas) from 1924 to 1927.

One of the more improbable ends to a long streak came in 1985 in Tennessee. Unicoi County became the first team in the nation to hit over 100 home runs as a team, hitting 100 and 101 in the top of the seventh of the championship game to build a 5-0 lead. But in the bottom of the seventh, Chattanooga Central scored six runs, including a walk-off grand slam home run, to end the streak.

The win streaks are for spring seasons only and not for fall-to-spring win streaks. Cameron (Okla.) holds the longest win streak for fall-spring teams at 84 in a row. The Yellowjackets' streak stretched from the fall of 1988, to the spring of 1989, to the fall of 1989 to the spring of 1990. Roff (Okla.) could threaten that streak. The Tigers won 26 games in the fall of 2020 and went 33-0 in the spring of 2021 for a streak of 59 games in a row.

The most recent streak on the list belongs to Calvary Christian (Clearwater, Fla.), which won 60 in a row over the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

Sources include the NFHS record book, state association record books, Iwasatthegame.com (Oklahoma records) and research using newspapers.com. Additions or corrections, [email protected]

Longest baseball win streaks

1.    89 — Portsmouth (N.H.), 2008-12
2.    88 — Martensdale-St. Mary's (Martensdale, Iowa), 2010-12
3.    75 — Homer (Mich.), 2004-05
4.    70 — La Cueva (Albuquerque), 2002-05
5.    68 — Archbishop Molloy (Queens, N.Y.), 1963-66
6.    67 — Sumrall (Miss.), 2008-10
7.    66 — Capitol Hill (Oklahoma City, Okla.), 1952-54
8.    65 — Waxahachie (Texas), 1924-27
9.    64 — St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.), 1946-50
9.    64 — Naugatuck (Conn.), 1969-73

9.    64 — Nekoosa (Wis.), 1980-83
9.    64 — Edwardsville (Ill.), 1990-91
9.    64 — Enterprise (Utah), 1992-95
14.  61 — Evans (Ga.), 1988-90
15.  60 — Eaton (Colo.), 2008-10
15.  60 — Calvary Christian (Clearwater, Fla.), 2016-18
17.  59 — Kee (Lansing, Iowa), 1991-92
17.  59 — Evansville Reitz (Ind.), 1978-79
19.  58 — Wilton (Iowa), 2005-06
19.  58 — St. Cloud Cathedral (St. Cloud, Minn.), 2014-16

21.  57 — West Perry (Elliottsburg, Pa.), 1979-81
21.  57 — Wayne (Bicknell, Utah), 2006-09
23.  56 — Grand Haven (Mich.), 1960-62
24.  55 — Muskegon (Mich.), 1941-45
24.  55 — Unicoi County (Erwin, Tenn.), 1984-85
26.  54 — South San Antonio (San Antonio), 1966-68
26.  54 — Bowie (Md.), 1981-83
26.  54 — Cottonwood (Ala.), 1985-88
29.  53 — Garber (Okla.), 1960-61
29.  53 — Amsterdam (N.Y.), 1972-75

29.  53 — Omaha Northwest (Neb.), 1982-85
32.  52 — White Oak (Jacksonville, N.C.), 1978-80
32.  52 — Shawnee (Okla.), 2016-18
34.  51 — Panguitch (Utah), 2011-13
34.  51 — New Hope (Miss.), 1997-98
36.  50 — Lockhart (S.C.), 1972-74 (no longer fields baseball team)
36.  50 — Enterprise (Utah), 1984-88

High school basketball: GEICO Nationals schedule, preview - OFFICIAL
High school basketball: GEICO Nationals schedule, preview
The stage is set to crown a high school basketball national champion this week at the Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers, Fla., as 10 teams converge for GEICO Nationals.  Unless a Cinderella story emerges, the winner will likely top the final MaxPreps Top 25 rankings.

Play begins Wednesday and continues through Saturday, when the champion will be crowned at noon ET on ESPN. National No. 1 Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) enters as a slight favorite and will be looking for its fifth GEICO Nationals title since 2013.

Among the biggest storylines entering the event will be a notable void in the lineup for one of the contenders. Top 50 senior prospect Da'Ron Holmes was ruled ineligible by the tournament committee and won't suit up for No. 2 AZ Compass Prep (Chandler, Ariz.) after missing the transfer deadline. According to GEICO Nationals officials, the rule has been on the books for several years though the application of it in this situation appears harsh. Jaden Akins transferred to Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.) less than one week prior to the arrival of Holmes and has been deemed eligible to participate.

With Holmes, AZ Compass Prep beat No. 2 seed Sunrise Christian earlier this season and took Montverde Academy to overtime before suffering its lone setback. The Dragons face No. 10 Wasatch Academy (Mt. Pleasant, Utah) in the opening round in a contest that pits two of the top senior guards in the country – MaxPreps National Player of the Year candidate TyTy Washington and McDonald's All-American selection Nolan Hickman (Kentucky signee).

GEICO Nationals winners in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2018, Montverde Academy is led by No. 2-ranked junior prospect Jalen Duren and senior sharpshooter Caleb Houstan (Michigan signee). The Eagles have won 45 of their last 46 games dating back to the start of last season and remained No. 1 in MaxPreps Top 25 for the entirety of that span.
Montverde Academy could secure its third national championship in four years at GEICO Nationals.
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Montverde Academy could secure its third national championship in four years at GEICO Nationals.
Montverde's first-round game is against Wednesday's play-in winner featuring first-time participant and Georgia AA champion No. 15 Pace Academy (Atlanta) and unranked tournament mainstay Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.). Head coach Steve Smith's Warriors have struggled a bit this season but an always-talented roster provides stiff competition for a Pace Academy team entering with 28 consecutive wins.

M.J. Rice leads way for Oak Hill Academy while Florida State signee Matthew Cleveland is Pace Academy's top player.

Wednesday's other play-in game pits No. 12 Prolific Prep (Napa, Calif.) against La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.), which enters with a sub-.500 record. Prolific Prep is making its first GEICO Nationals appearance after receiving an invite in 2020 only to see it canceled due to the pandemic.

No. 3 Sunrise Christian draws the Prolific Prep-La Lumiere winner. A deep, talented rotation is led by a pair of five-star seniors in versatile guard Kennedy Chandler (Tennessee signee) and impact wing Kendall Brown (Baylor). The Buffaloes are the only team to knock off Montverde Academy in the past two seasons, handing the Eagles a rare home loss in early February.

Thursday's first quarterfinal contest pits defending champion No. 4 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) and Georgia AAAAAAA state champion No. 7 Milton. IMG features a roster full of four- and five-star prospects headlined by the trio of Moussa Diabate (Michigan), Jaden Bradley and Jarace Walker. The gritty Peach State public school counters with one of the top underclass backcourts in Bruce Thornton (Ohio State commit) and sharp-shooting five-star sophomore Kanaan Carlyle.

The four-day tournament is available ESPN family of networks, either streaming or broadcast (full schedule below).

GEICO Nationals schedule

Wednesday, March 31
Games on ESPN3, All times ET
6 p.m. — Prolific Prep (Napa, Calif.) vs. La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.)
8 p.m. — Pace Academy (Atlanta) vs. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)

Thursday, April 1
Games on ESPNU
Noon — IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) vs. Milton (Ga.)
2 p.m. — Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.) vs. Prolific Prep/La Lumiere winner
4 p.m. — Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) vs. Pace/Oak Hill winner
6 p.m. — AZ Compass Prep (Chandler, Ariz.) vs. Wasatch Academy (Mt. Pleasant, Utah)

Friday, April 2
Games on ESPN2
2:30 p.m. — Semifinal
4:30 p.m. — Semifinal

Saturday, April 3

Game on ESPN
Noon — Championship
Bronny James makes high school basketball debut, No. 3 Sierra Canyon dominates opener - OFFICIAL
Bronny James makes high school basketball debut, No. 3 Sierra Canyon dominates opener
Video: Massive expectations for Sierra Canyon boys basketball
The Trailblazers opened the season with a big win over Montgomery in Bronny James' first game.

With many eagerly anticipating the high school basketball debut of Bronny James, No. 3 Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.) opened its season Thursday night with a 91-44 victory over Montgomery (San Diego) at the San Diego Tip-Off Challenge.

The two-time defending CIF Open Division state champions jumped to a 7-0 advantage and led by as many as 53 points in the wire-to-wire victory.

The Trailblazers were paced by strong efforts from Kentucky pledge B.J. Boston, who finished with 22 points to lead all scorers, and TCU commit Terren Frank, who chipped in 20.
Bronny James scored 10 points in his high school basketball debut Thursday night.
Photo by: Nicholas Koza
Bronny James scored 10 points in his high school basketball debut Thursday night.
James – the son of Lakers star and NBA legend LeBron James – produced 10 points off the bench. The freshman knocked down a pair of threes from the left corner and added a couple of layups.

Harold Yu , a 7-foot-3 center from China, scored eight points. Zaire Wade , the son of three-time NBA champ Dwyane Wade, and Shy Odom had six points apiece.

Sierra Canyon will return to the San Diego Tip-Off Challenge tomorrow night to face off against St. Augustine (San Diego), which won its opener as well on Thursday night.
Photo by: Nicholas Koza
Zaire Wade throws down for two of his six points Thursday night.
Photo by: Nicholas Koza
Zaire Wade throws down for two of his six points Thursday night.
Dwyane Wade liked what he saw from son Zaire and his Sierra Canyon teammates.
Photo by: Nicholas Koza
Dwyane Wade liked what he saw from son Zaire and his Sierra Canyon teammates.
Future Kentucky Wildcat B.J. Boston signs autographs after pumping in a game-high 22 points.
Photo by: Nicholas Koza
Future Kentucky Wildcat B.J. Boston signs autographs after pumping in a game-high 22 points.
The stands were packed in San Diego for the nation's No. 3-ranked high school basketball team.
Photo by: Nicholas Koza
The stands were packed in San Diego for the nation's No. 3-ranked high school basketball team.

High school basketball: Texas assistant coach Landon Goesling to appear on next season of 'The Bachelorette' - OFFICIAL
High school basketball: Texas assistant coach Landon Goesling to appear on next season of 'The Bachelorette'
Love and Basketball, Part II? Two seasons after former high school basketball player Madison Prewett went looking for love on "The Bachelor," there's another roundball connection to the reality dating show. Landon Goesling, a 25-year-old assistant basketball coach at Coppell (Texas) is among the suitors hoping to win the heart of Katie Thurston, the latest lead on "The Bachelorette," according to spoiler sites announcing the cast.

The Coppell alum played college ball at Appalachian State, St. Edward's and the University of Houston. Goesling was known as "Sunshine" in his one playing season with the Cougars before joining Kelvin Sampson's staff for one season.

He left Houston over the summer to join the Coppell staff.

As a prep player, Goesling averaged 12.6 points over two varsity seasons for the Cowboys.

Porter's season is filming in New Mexico and the contestants are quarantining already, according to media reports. Goesling is the latest in a handful of former high school athletes to appear on the show, including Prewett, current Bachelor Matt James and Jordan Rodgers, brother of Green Bay Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Prewett was a runner-up for Peter Weber's heart in her seasons. How will Goesling fare with Thurston, who was eliminated by James in the current season? Stay tuned.
Landon Goesling, a former Coppell player and current assistant with the Cowboys, will appear on the next season of "The Bachelorette."
File photo by Keith Owens
Landon Goesling, a former Coppell player and current assistant with the Cowboys, will appear on the next season of "The Bachelorette."
High school basketball: Nearly 70,000 votes were cast to identify the best gym in Indiana – find out which storied facility won - OFFICIAL
High school basketball: Nearly 70,000 votes were cast to identify the best gym in Indiana – find out which storied facility won
Now that the NCAA Tournament – played entirely in the state of Indiana this year – has wrapped up, locals can go back to focusing on more important things. Mainly, debating who has the best high school basketball gym.

VisitIndiana.com set out to finally settle the matter in recent weeks, allowing readers to cast their vote to identify the premier prep hoops palace in the state.

A testament to the passion that remains for the high school game in Indiana, over 67,000 votes poured in. Ultimately, the Spartan Bowl in Connersville emerged as the winner, upending storied facilities like the New Castle Fieldhouse (featured in the video above).
According to VisitIndiana.com readers, the Spartan Bowl is the state's premier high school basketball gym.
Courtesy of Connersville Athletics
According to VisitIndiana.com readers, the Spartan Bowl is the state's premier high school basketball gym.
See VisitIndiana.com's complete top 10 here.

The Spartan Bowl opened in 1958 and has a capacity of 5,134 fans. Matt Howard, who helped Butler reach the NCAA Tournament championship game in 2010 and 2011, is among the standouts that have taken the floor there for Connersville.