Thursday, April 14, 2011

Portsmouth (NH) High School Baseball Team Closes-in on National Record

by Jeff Fisher
Host, NHSCA Sports Hour

The Portsmouth High School baseball team  in New Hampshire is just 11 wins away from tying the national record for consecutive wins.

On Sunday's NHSCA Sports Hour, we'll be joined by Tim Hopley, head coach of the Clippers, who own a 64-game win streak.  The national record is 75 straight victories held by Homer High School in Michigan.

Portsmouth has won three straight Class I New Hampshire state championships.  The Clippers last loss was in 2007 in the state semifinals.

The Clippers opened the season with a 7-1 win over Kingswood and plays Coe-Brown Academy on Friday afternoon.  A win against Coe-Brown would move the Clippers into a fifth place tie on the all-time consecutive victories with Waxahachie High (Texas), which won 65 straight between 1924 and 1927.

Here's the All-Time Consecutive Wins Streak compiled by the National Federation of High School Associations...

1. Homer (MI) 75 straight (2004-05)
2. La Cueva (NM) 70 straight (2002-05)
3. Archbishop Molloy (NY) 68 straight (1963-66)
4. Capitol Hill (OK) 66 straight (1952-54)
5. Waxahachie (TX) 65 straight (1924-27)
6. (tie) Portsmouth (NH) 64 straight (2007-present)
6. (tie) Edwardsville (IL) 64 straight (1990-91)
6. (tie) Nekoosa (WI) 64 straight (1980-83)
6. (tie) Naugatuck (CT) 64 straight (1969-73)
6. (tie) St. Benedict's (NJ) 64 straight (1946-50)
11. Evans (GA) 61 straight (1988-90)

**EDITOR'S NOTE: Archbishop Molloy's 68 straight victories were with Jack Curran as the school's head coach.  Curran is still the head baseball and basketball coach at Molloy, and holds the record for all-time high school victories with over 2,500 in the two sports.  Click here to listen to an interview with Coach Curran back in February of this year.

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