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  • Colorado will lose a basketball coaching legend at the end of this season, according to the Denver Post.
    On Tuesday, Dick Katte, who will turn 76 in June, announced that this will be his last campaign at Denver Christian. In his 48th year as head coach, Katte has won a state-record 864 games and seven state championships. His Crusaders currently boast a perfect 16-0 record.

    Katte told the Post, "It's time. I didn't want to stay too long and get into another season when maybe I should have done it. I didn't want to get into another year and maybe not enjoy it as much.... And here's what I told the players: I don't want this to be a distraction for you. And that's as plain as I can say it."

    * Shenendehowa (Clifton Park, N.Y.) replaced two retired coaching legends on Tuesday. Brian Clawson was hired as head football coach and Jonathan Bain as boys soccer coach. Both previously were assistant coaches in their respective sports. Clawson takes over for Brent Steuerwald, who started the football program and compiled a 307-84-4 record in 43 years. Bain replaces Mike Campisi, who posted a 32-year record of 534-91-60, winning two national and six New York public school state titles.

    * Chapmanville (W. Va.) edged Poca (W.Va.) 57-55 on Tuesday to give coach Harry Kirk his 500th victory.

    * Gary Ernst can set an Arizona state record for coaching victories tonight if his Mountain View (Mesa, Ariz.) team defeats Desert Mountain (Scottsdale, Ariz.). Ernst currently is tied for first place with 774 victories.
  • The nation's longest current girls basketball winning streak ended Saturday night when Scott (Madison, W. Va.) rocked visiting Summers County (Hinton, W. Va.), 72-55. During that streak, the Bobcats had gone 9-0 against Scott.

    Summers County had won a West Virginia-record 105 consecutive games and the last five Class AA state titles. In the previous two years the Bobcats had beaten Scott in the championship game. Their reign of being ranked No. 1 in the state by the Associated Press for 34 consecutive weeks also will end, with No. 2 Scott presumably moving up to the top.

    Scott, which had been upset in its last game by Chapmanville (W. Va.) 54-50, and Summers County both now have 9-1 records.

    Makenzie White, a University of West Virginia recruit, paced the winners with 29 points and 12 rebounds. Candace Brown, the Bobcats' lone returning starter, took game honors with 39 points and continues to lead the nation in scoring. No teammate had more than seven points. She also grabbed 11 rebounds.

    Looking back, Summers County coach Wayne Ryan told the Beckley Register-Herald, "It was a very special accomplishment and an amazing thing we have been able to do. But it ended tonight and we got beat by a team that outplayed us. They actually beat us up and down the floor, which is very unusual for us. They played harder and were more determined than us. That was very disappointing.

    "I think our team is very immature and did not respond to the intensity and the environment we were under. We have to grow up. When that happens, we will be a good team. We can't dwell on this one. We have to go back to work and move forward."