Sunday, December 29, 2013

Westchester's Azzam wins #800 and #801 on same day

by Jeff Fisher
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Congratulations go out today to Westchester High School's (Los Angeles) boys' head basketball coach Ed Azzam, who joined the very elite 800 Wins Club.  In fact, Azzam, who has coached the Comets since 1979 won #800 by defeating Alemany 74-67 in the MaxPreps Holiday Classic in Palm Springs, California and then a several hours later, he won #801 with a victory of Issaquah High from Washington.

Azzam becomes the sixth coach in California to reach the 800 win plateau.  He's now two wins shy of tying Crenshaw's Willie West as the all-time winningest coach in the LA City Section with 803 victories.

California All-Time Coaching Victories List 

1. Gary McKnight (Mater Dei) - 960
2. Mike Phelps (Alameda St. Joseph, Oakland Bishop O'Dowd) - 843
3. Lou Cvijanovich (Oxnard Santa Clara) - 829
4. Willie West (Los Angeles Crenshaw) - 803
5. Abe Abrami (Emeryville Emery) - 802

Azzam and Gary McKnight of Mater Dei are the only coaches still active on the above list.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Blair Academy wins Beast of the East

Courtesy of Beast of the East website

by Jeff Fisher

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The Beast of the East is wrestled annually in Delaware, but this year, the nation's first state sure looked a lot like New Jersey.

Blair Academy (New Jersey), the #1 team in the nation, followed-up its Ironman title with the BOE team title without much of a challenge.  New Jersey's Bergen Catholic finished second in the team chase.  On the individual side of things, seven wrestlers from the Garden State won individual gold medals.

Zeke Moisey of Bethlehem Catholic (Pennsylvania) won the Most Outstanding Wrestler Award.

Beast of the East Individual Champs

106 - Ty Agaissee - Delbarton (NJ)

113 - Nick Suriano - Bergen Catholic (NJ)
120 - Scott Parker - Pennridge (PA)
126 - Zeke Moisey - Bethlehem Catholic (PA)
132 - Anthony Giraldo - North Bergen (NJ)
138 - Joey McKenna - Blair Academy (NJ)
145 - Alfred Bannister - Bishop McNamara (MD)
152 - Mason Manville - Blair Academy (NJ)
160 - Dylan Milonas - Blair Academy (NJ)
170 - Myles Martin - McDonogh (MD)
182 - Johnny Sebastian - Bergen Catholic (NJ)
195 - L.J. Barlow - Haverford School (PA)
220 - Jordan Wood - Boyertown (PA)
285 - Thomas Haines - Solanco (PA)

Beast of the East Team Standings

1. Blair Academy (NJ) - 272
2. Bergen Cathlic (NJ) - 164.5
3. Wyoming Seminary (PA) - 163
4. McDonogh (MD) - 126
5. Nazareth (PA) - 123.5
6. Massillon Perry (OH) - 121.5
7. Bethlehem Catholic (PA) - 112.5
8. Central Dauphin (PA) - 108
9. Brecksville (OH) - 104
10. Cumberland Valley (PA) - 102.5

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Poway wins Reno Tournament of Champions

by Jeff Fisher
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Poway (California) captured its second Reno Tournament of Champions team title in three years by placing eight wrestlers in the Top eight.  Pleasant Grove from Utah finished second, 14-and-a-half points behind the San Diego County team.

Individual Champs

106 - Tomas Gutierrez - Pomona (CO)
113 - Joey Cisneros - Redwood (CA)
120 - Sean Cannon - Green Valley (NV)
126 - William Olivas - Sunnyside (AZ)
132 - Dusty Hone - Cedar (UT)
138 - Sergio Enloe - Poway (CA)
145 - Tyler Berger - Crook County (OR)
152 - Dajour Reese - Chandler (AZ)
160 - Jon-Jay Chavez - Centennial (ID)
170 - Kimball Bastian - Maple Mountain (UT)
182 - Dylan Gabel - Ponderosa (CO)
195 - Tevis Barlett - Cheyenne East (WY)
220 - Jeramy Seany - Vacaville (CA)
285 - Zach Dawe - Pleasant Grove (UT)

Team Standings

1. Poway (CA) - 211
2. Pleasant Grove (UT) - 196.5
3. Centennial (ID) - 174
4. Mountain View (AZ) - 155.5
5. Crook County (OR) - 147.5
6. Vacaville (CA) - 143
7. Pomona (CO) - 134
8. Maple Mountain (UT) - 129
9. Phillipsburg (NJ) - 124.5
10. Cibola (CA) - 122

Monday, December 16, 2013

Field Hockey: Eastern finishes #1 in the nation

by Jeff Fisher
For the fifth time in the seven year history of New Jersey's Tournament of Champions in field hockey, Eastern High School was the best that the Garden State had to offer in the sport.  That fact was just one of many that led to Top of the Circle naming the Voorhees, New Jersey school as the top team in the nation in its final national poll.  Eastern finished the season 26-0-1.  Watertown (Massachusetts) finished #2
1. Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 26-0-1
2. Watertown (Mass.) 23-0
3. Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.) 25-1
4. Villanova Academy of Notre Dame de Namur (Pa.) 22-1
5. Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.) 20-0
6. Emmaus (Pa.) 26-1
7. Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 24-2
8. North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) 23-2
9. Darien (Conn.) 19-1-1
10. Fredericksburg Chancellor (Va.) 22-1
11. Lake Forest (Ill.) 27-1-1
12. Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 22-1-1
13. West Chester (Pa.) Henderson 24-1
14. Walpole (Mass.) 23-0-1
15. St. Louis Mary Institute-Country Day School (Mo.) 22-0-2
16. Louisville Assumption (Ky.)
17. Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.) 23-4-1
18. Chantilly Westfield (Va.) 22-2
19. Clifton Park Shenendehowa (N.Y.) 20-2
20. Gloucester (Va.) 24-1
21. Wilton (Conn.) 19-0-1
22. Virginia Beach First Colonial (Va.) 21-2
23. Farmville Sachem East (N.Y.) 21-1
24. Milford Lauralton Hall (Conn.) 18-1-1
25. Kingston Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) 19-6-1
26. West Long Branch Shore Regional (N.J.) 24-1-1
27. Lakeville Hotchkiss School (Conn.) 17-0
28. Greenwich (Conn.) Academy 19-2
29. Mountain Top Crestwood (Pa.) 24-1
30. Gahanna Columbus Academy (Ohio) 18-2-1
31. Louisville Sacred Heart (Ky.)
32. San Diego Canyon Crest Academy (Calif.) 23-4
33. Lewes Cape Henlopen (Del.) 18-0-1
34. Stafford Mountain View (Va.) 21-1
35. Skowhegan (Maine) Area 18-0
36. San Diego Scripps Ranch (Calif.) 18-4
37. Dover Foxcroft Academy (Maine) 17-0-1
38. Severna Park (Md.) 13-3-1
39. Providence Moses Brown School (R.I.) 16-0-3
40. Bel Air C. Milton Wright (Md.) 18-1
41. Los Gatos (Calif.) 18-0
42. East Chapel Hill (N.C.) 18-3
43. Carrboro (N.C.) 14-8
44. Stonington (Conn.) 18-2
45. Newport Nokomis Regional (Maine) 18-0
46. Denver Colorado Academy (Colo.) 17-0
47. Charlotte (N.C.) Country Day School 14-3-1
48. Richmond Collegiate (Va.) 17-5
49. Ocean City (N.J.) 19-6
50. Windham (N.H.) 16-1

And bear in mind:  Los Angeles Harvard-Westlake (Calif.) 14-1-1, Oklahoma City Casady School (Okla.) 11-1-1, Severn Archbishop Spalding (Md.) 21-1, Catonsville Mount de Sales (Md.) 19-1, Sykesville Century (Md.) 14-4, Hampstead North Carroll (Md.) 14-3, Exeter (N.H.) 14-3, Berlin (N.H.) 16-1, Hightstown Peddie School (N.J.) 12-4-2, Sag Harbor Pierson-Bridgehampton (N.Y.) 16-4, Smithfield (R.I.) 12-3-1, Stowe (Vt.) 14-3, Essex (Vt.) 13-1-3, Bristol Mount Abraham Union (Vt.) 10-3-3, Harland Arrowhead (Wisc.) 14-3

Blair Academy win another Ironman Title

Spencer Lee of Franklin Regional (PA) win Ironman Outstanding Wrestler Award
Courtesy of Win Magazine

by Jeff Fisher
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For the 12th time in 20 years, Blair Academy (New Jersey) left Walsh Jesuit High School (Ohio) with the team title at the prestigious Ironman Wrestling Tournament.

Blair Academy crowned three champs - Matthew Kolodzik (126), Joey McKenna (138) and Dylan Milonas (160).

Blair, which entered the season as the #1 ranked team in America by Win Magazine, outdistanced Graham High School (St. Paris, Ohio) for the team title.

Franklin Regional (Pennsylvania) freshman Spencer Lee won the 113 pound title, plus the tournament's Outstanding Wrestler Award.

Ironman Final Team Standings

1. Blair Academy (NJ) - 207.5
2. Graham (OH) - 171
3. Oak Park-River Forest (IL) - 154.5
4. Edmond North (OK) - 114.5
5. Montini Catholic (IL) - 110
6. Massillon Perry (OH) - 105.5
7. Franklin Regional (PA) - 98.5
8. Wyoming Seminary (PA) - 94.5
T9. Broken Arrow (OK) - 80
T9. Claymont (OH) - 80

Ironman Individual Champs

106 - Tyler Warner - Claymont (OH)
113 - Spencer Lee - Franklin Regional (PA)
120 - Ke-Shawn Hayes - Park Hill (MO)
126 - Matthew Kolodzik - Blair Academy (NJ)
132-  Zahid Valencia - St. John Bosco (CA)
138 - Joey McKenna - Blair Academy (NJ)
145 - Micah Jordan - Graham (OH)
152 - Jacob Danishek - Dayton Christian (OH)
160 - Dylan Milonas - Blair Academy (NJ)
170 - Anthony Valencia - St. John Bosco (CA)
182 - Bo Nickal - Allen (TX)
195 - Derek White - Edmond North (OK)
220 - Edgar Ruano - Montini Catholic (IL)
285 - Michael Johnson - Montini Catholic (IL)

Scot Davis wins 1,000th Dual Match

by Jeff Fisher
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Scot Davis of Eden Prairie High School (Minnesota) entered the most exclusive of exclusive Winner's Circles Friday night when he won his 1,000th career dual meet with 58-17 win over Columbia Heights - he's the only high school wrestling coach with that many victories.  You can listen to my interview with Davis last Thursday, who at the time was three wins away from the magical number by clicking here.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

HS Wrestling: Eden Prairie's Scot Davis closes-in on 1,000 coaching victories

by Jeff Fisher
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Courtesy of
I'm really looking forward to this Thursday's NHSCA Sports Hour interview with America's winningest high school wrestling coach Scot Davis, who is three victories away from his 1,000th coaching win.  

Davis, who is in his first year at Eden Prairie (Minnesota), is currently three wins away from the magical mark, and barring an upset or two against Spring Lake Park and Cooper, he stands a good chance of getting #1000 on Friday night against Columbia Heights.

Davis' all-time record currently stands at 997-161-3. Eden Praire is Davis' sixth high school.

This past weekend, Christopher Columbus (Florida) head coach Jim Husk moved into second place on the all-time dual meet victories list.  Husk entered the season tied with Russ Riegel, who retired at the end of the 2011 season.

All-Time Dual Meet Victories
…heading into 2013-14 season from
*still active

*1. Scott Davis - 996 (Eden Praire, MN; Belcourt, ND; Bird Island Lake Lillian, MN; Hutchinson, MN; Owatonna, MN; Flathead, MT)
*T2. Jim Husk - 864 (Christopher Columbus, FL; Miami Southridge, FL; Southwest, FL; Archbishop Curley, FL)
T2. Russ Riegel - 864 (Hunterdon Central, NJ; Harrison County, KY)
4. Rex Peckinpaugh - 829 (New Castle, IN)
5. Bruce Bittenbender - 809 (Stevensville Lakeshore, MI)
6. Mike Rodriguez - 734 (Detroit Kimball, MI; River Rouge, MI; Detroit Catholic Central, MI)
7. Jim Glasser - 730 (The Lovett School, GA)
*8. Danny Upchurch - 720 (Wayne County, KY)
9. Carl Schnellenback - 713 (Ridley, PA)
10. Bill Sutter - 698 (Goodhue, MN)

Monday, December 9, 2013

Final NHSCA/ High School Cross Country Rankings

Boys Cross Country Power Rankings (Final)

1. Gig Harbor (Washington)
2. Christian Brothers Academy (New Jersey)
3. Brentwood (Tennessee)
4. Fayetteville-Manlius (New York)
5. Carmel (Indiana)
6. St. Xavier (Ohio)
7. American Fork (Utah)
8. North Central (Washington)
9. Arcadia (California)
10. Edina (Minnesota)

Click here to view entire Top 25.

Girls Cross Country Power Rankings (Final)

1. Wayzata (Minnesota)
2. Fayetteville-Manlius (New York)
3. Davis (Utah)
4. Carmel (Indiana)
5. Monarch (Colorado)
6. Fort Collins (Colorado)
7. Unionville (Pennsylvania)
8. Great Oak (California)
9. Simi Valley (California)
10. Glenbard West (Illinois)

Click here to view entire Top 25.

Wayzata surprises Fayetteville-Manlius girls at Nike Cross Nationals

by Jeff Fisher
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After years of domination, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls' cross country program finds itself in an unfamiliar position today.  F-M's string of seven straight national titles at the Nike Cross Nationals came to an end on Saturday in Portland, Oregon when Wayzata High (Minnesota) surprised the field with a first-place finish.  Wayzata won the team title with 108 points to F-M's 120.

The victory didn't come as a surprise to David Taylor of had Wayzata ranked #1 in its power rankings coming into the NXN's.  Davis High School from Utah finished third.

On the boys side - Gig Harbor from Washington won the title.

NXN Final Team Standings (Top 4)


1. Wayzata (Minnesota)
2. Fayetteville-Manlius (New York)
3. Davis (Utah)
4. Carmel (Indiana)


1. Gig Harbor (Washington)
2. Christian Brothers Academy (New Jersey)
3. Brentwood (Tennessee)
4. Fayetteville-Manlius (New York)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Latest high school cross country ratings

by Jeff Fisher
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We're coming down the home stretch in the 2013 high school cross country season and all eyes are on seven-time girls' national champs Fayetteville-Manlius (New York).  The big  question about F-M - can they make it eight straight?

Early in the season after some not so usual loses, many thought that the end of the streak was on the horizon.  However, now as we approach the 2013 Nike Cross Nationals, it looks like F-M is ready to defend, as you can read from Editor-in-Chief David Taylor.  Recently, F-M won another New York state championship and currently it's ranked #2 in the latest rankings. Boys' High School Cross Country Rankings
…through November 17, 2013

1. Arcadia (California)
2. Christian Brothers Academy (New Jersey)
3. Gig Harbor (Michigan)
4. North Central (Washington)
5. American Fork (Utah)
6. Madera South (California)
7. Fayetteville-Manlius (New York)
8. Brea Olinda (California)
9. Carmel (Indiana)
10. Brentwood (Tennessee) Girls' High School Cross Country Rankings
…through November 17, 2013

1. Wayzata (Minnesota)
2. Fayetteville-Manlius (New York)
3. Carmel (Indiana)
4. Unionville (Pennsylvania)
5. Davis (Utah)
6. Simi Valley (California)
7. Great Oak (California)
8. Glenbard West (Illinois)
9. Monarch (Colorado)
10. Pennsbury (Pennsylvania)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

2012 NHSCA National Football Coach of the Year hoping to go out on top


by Jeff Fisher
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Red Sox Hall of Famer Ted Williams went-out on top with a home run in his final at-bat.  Next Saturday, New Hampshire Hall of Fame high school football coach Chuck Lenahan of Plymouth Regional hopes to end things on a high note as well.

Lenahan's Bobcats will play Portsmouth for the state's Division II title in his final game as head coach.  If Plymouth can come-out on top, it would be the school's 20th state football championship under Lenahan, who is retiring after 43 years as head coach of the Bobcats.

Lenahan, who didn't win a game in his first season in 1971, brings a 355-70-1 record into the game.  In addition to the 19 state titles, 13 of Lenahan's teams have finished undefeated.

Plymouth brings a 10-1 mark into next week's game.

Lenahan was the National High School Coaches Association's National Football Coach of the Year in 2012.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Another field hockey record for Eastern's (NJ) Austyn Cuneo

by Jeff Fisher
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Down goes another national high school field hockey record at the stick of Eastern High School's (New Jersey) Austyn Cuneo.

On Tuesday, Cuneo, who earlier this year set the all-time record for goals in a career, scored six goals to help her team advance to the New Jersey Group IV state championship on Saturday.  Those six goals gave her 83 for the year, which passed the old single-season goal mark of 82 that was set in 1982 by Tracey Fuchs of Centereach High School in New York.  

Cuneo, who's only a junior, now has 220 career goals. 

Eastern is currently ranked #2 in the latest Top of the Circle National Rankings as of Monday...

1. Watertown (MA) 21-0
2. Eastern (NJ) 21-0-1
3. Lower Dauphin (PA) 23-1
4. Emmaus (PA) 25-0
5. Crestwood (PA) 23-0
6. Farmingville (NY) 20-0
7. Suffolk Lakeland (VA) 21-0
8. Shrub Oak Lakeland (NY) 20-0
9. Shore Regional (NJ) 20-0-1
10. Villanova Academy of Notre Dame de Namur 20-1

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

New #1 in lastest Girls' High School Cross Country Rankings

by Jeff Fisher
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One week after the Unionville girls (Pennsylvania) took over the #1 spot in the Girls' Top 25 Power Rankings, there's a new numero uno.  Wayzata (Minnesota) is now on the top team in the latest rankings.

On the boys' side of the equation, Arcadia from California is still #1 Boys' Cross Country Rankings
as of November 2, 2013

1. Arcadia (CA)
2. American Fork (UT)
3. Gig Harbor (MI)
4. Christian Brothers Academy (NJ)
5. York (IL)
6. Fayetteville-Manlius (NY)
7. Madera-South (CA)
8. Carmel (IN)
9. Hinsdale Central (IL)
10. Wayzata (MN)

Click here to see entire boys' and girls' Top 25. Girls' Cross Country Rankings
as of November 2, 2013

1. Wayzata (MN)
2. Unionville (PA)
3. Davis (UT)
4. Fayetteville-Manlius (NY)
5. Simi Valley (CA)
6. Naperville North (IL)
7. Carmel (IN)
8. Monarch (CO)
9. Northville (NY)
10. Pennsbury (PA)

High School Football America Top 25 (Week 10)

By Jeff Fisher
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This is the last week of the regular season for the 2013 high school football season, so it’s a good time to look back and see how we did since August 5th when we released our Preseason Top 25.
All-in-all, not too bad with 12 of the original Top 25 still being in the latest rankings.  Allen (Texas), our preseason #1 is still at the top of it all.  Booker T. Washington (Florida), which began the season #6, is just a hair behind the Eagles.  If you take a look at the preseason Top 10, six of the teams are still there – Allen (Pre-Season #1), De La Salle (PS #2), Booker T. Washington (PS #6), Katy (PS #7), Miami Central (PS #8) and St. John Bosco (PS #9).
Here’s a look at how the 13 teams that fell out of the Preseason Top 25 have made out so far:
#3 John Curtis (Louisiana) 6-2
#4 Norcross (Georgia) 7-2
#5 Corona Centennial (California) 7-2
#11 DeMatha (Maryland) 9-1
#12 Paramus Catholic (New Jersey) 6-2
#13 Bishop Gorman (Nevada) 8-2
#14 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) 8-1
#15 Long Beach Poly (California) 8-1
#16 Good Counsel (Maryland) 6-4
#17 Ensworth (Tennessee) 8-1
#21 North Allegheny (Pennsylvania) 7-3
#23 Highlands (Kentucky) 9-1
#25 Sandy Creek (Georgia) 8-0-1
As far as the latest poll, only a small change as #16 Ensworth (Tennessee) saw its 29-game win streak come to a close at the hands of Brentwood Academy (Tennessee).  Entering the poll at #25 is Southlake Carroll (Texas), which is a perfect 8-0 after a season opening loss to top-ranked Allen.
High School Football America Top 25
1. (1) Allen (Texas)
Overall Record: 9-0
Rewind: defeated McKinney (Texas) 56-7
Fast Forward: Friday, Plano (Texas)
2. (2) Booker T. Washington (Florida)
Overall: 10-0
Rewind: defeated Edison (Florida) 62-0
Fast Forward: November 15th, Glades Central (Florida) – 4A playoffs
3. (3) Katy (Texas)
Overall Record: 9-0
Rewind: defeated Cinco Ranch (Texas) 40-7
Fast Forward: Friday, Memorial (Houston, Texas)
4. (4) Colerain (Ohio)
Overall Record: 10-0
Rewind: defeated Oak Hills (Ohio) 29-17
Fast Forward: Saturday, Springboro (Ohio) – Division I playoffs
5. (5) DeSoto (Texas)
Overall: 9-0
Rewind: defeated Grand Prairie (Texas) 67-7
Fast Forward: Thursday, Mansfield (Texas)
6. (6) De La Salle (California)
Overall Record: 9-0
Rewind: defeated Monte Vista (California) 35-7
Fast Forward: Saturday, California (San Ramon, California)
7. (7) Miami Central (Florida)
Overall Record: 7-1
Rewind: Idle
Fast Forward: November 15, Boynton Beach (Florida) – 6A playoffs
8. (8) St. John Bosco (California)
Overall Record: 9-0
Rewind: defeated Mater Dei (California) 24-2
Fast Forward: Friday, Servite (California)
9. (9) St. Joseph Regional (New Jersey)
Overall Record: 7-0
Rewind: defeated DePaul (New Jersey) 38-14
Fast Forward: Saturday, Ramapo (New Jersey)
10. (10) Hoover (Alabama)
Overall: 9-0
Rewind: defeated Opelika (Alabama) 29-7
Fast Forward: Friday, Huntsville (Alabama) – 6A playoffs
11. (11) Northwestern (South Carolina)
Overall Record: 10-0
Rewind: defeated Nation Ford (South Carolina) 63-18
Fast Forward: Friday, Rock Hill (South Carolina)
12. (13) Bellevue (Washington)
Overall Record: 9-0
Rewind: defeated Mercer Island (Washington) 49-7
Fast Forward: Friday, Ferndale (Washington)
13. (13) Manatee (Florida)
Overall Record: 10-0
Rewind: defeated Palm Harbor (Florida) 48-14
Fast Forward: November 15, Vero Beach (Florida) – 8A playoffs
14. (14) Serra (California)
Overall: 9-0
Rewind: defeated St. Francis (California) 35-21
Fast Forward: Friday, St. Paul (California)
15. (15) Miramar (Florida)
Overall: 10-0
Rewind: defeated Cooper City (Florida) 60-0
Fast Forward: November 15, South Plantation (Florida) – 8A playoffs
16. (17) Byrnes (South Carolina)
Overall: 9-1
Rewind: defeated Dorman (South Carolina) 54-14
Fast Forward: Friday, Wade Hampton (South Carolina)
17. (18) Mallard Creek (North Carolina)
Overall Record: 10-0
Rewind: defeated Robinson (North Carolina) 62-0
Fast Forward: Friday, North Mecklenburg (North Carolina)
18. (20) Mountain Pointe (Arizona)
Overall: 10-0
Rewind: defeated Dobson (Arizona) 57-3
Fast Forward: Friday, Boulder Creek (Arizona) – Division I playoffs
19. (20) Jenks (Oklahoma)
Overall: 9-0
Rewind: defeated Bixby (Oklahoma) 45-7
Fast forward: Friday, Putnam City (Oklahoma)
20. (21) Brother Rice (Michigan)
Overall: 10-0
Rewind: defeated Groves (Michigan) 42-0
Fast forward: Friday, Seaholm (Michigan) – Division 2 playoffs
21. (22) Folsom (California)
Overall: 9-0
Rewind: defeated Ponderosa (California) 52-0
Fast forward: Friday, Pleasant Grove (California)
22. (23) Coppell (Texas)
Overall: 7-1
Rewind: defeated Denton Ryan (Texas) 28-3
Fast forward: Friday, Lewisville (Texas)
23. (24) St. Edward (Ohio)
Overall: 8-1
Rewind: defeated Eastern Christian Academy (Maryland) 41-40
Fast forward: Saturday, Shaker Heights (Ohio) – Division I playoffs
24. (25) University (Florida)
Overall: 9-1
Rewind: defeated Island Coast (Florida) 49-7
Fast Forward: November 15, Gulliver Prep (Florida) – 4A playoffs
25. (NR) Southlake Carroll (Texas)
Overall: 8-1
Rewind: defeated Fossil Ridge (Texas) 31-27
Fast forward: Friday, Haltom (Texas)

Friday, November 1, 2013

Listen to October 31st NHSCA Sports Hour

by Jeff Fisher
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If you missed last night's radio show, click here to listen.

Guests on the show were - Steve Paulsen, head coach of Edina High School's (Minnesota) girls' tennis team and Jim Tkach of the Nike Coach of the Year Football Clinic in eastern Pennsylvania.

Last week, Paulsen's team won its 17th straight Minnesota state championship.  It was the school's 32nd in the last 36 years.

Watertown (Massachusetts) takes over #1 spot in last field hockey rankings

by Jeff Fisher
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Watertown (Massachusetts) High School is the new #1 in the latest Top of the Circle national field hockey rankings.  Watertown took-over the top spot after former #1 Villanova Academy of Notre Dame de Namur (Pennsylvania) and former #2 First Colonial (Virginia) lost last week.

Watertown is currently riding a 110-game unbeaten streak, which is the second longest streak all-time in America.

Last week's NHSCA Sports Hour guest Austyn Cuneo of Eastern High School made more history this week when she became the first player to top 200 goals in her career.  The nation's all-time leading scorer, who's only a junior, now has 207 lifetime goals.

Here's the latest rankings...

1. Watertown (Massachusetts) LW: #3
2. Episcopal Academy (Pennsylvania) LW: #5
3. Eastern (New Jersey) LW: #6
4. Lower Dauphin (Pennsylvania) LW: #4
5. Emmaus (Pennsylvania) LW: #7
6. Crestwood (Pennsylvania) LW: NR
7. Palmyra (Pennsylvania) LW: #10
8. Farmingville Sachem East (New York) LW: #8
9. Suffolk Lakeland (Virginia) LW: NR
10. Shrub Oak Lakeland (New York) LW: #9

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Great story about blind high school cross country runner

by Jeff Fisher
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This is just one of those stories that makes you smile.  USA Today's website posted a story about 13-year old  Luke Fortner, who is blind and runs cross country for his Fairport High School (New York) team.