Articles by Greg Bates

  • MaxPreps 2016 Minnesota preseason high school softball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Minnesota Softball Fab 5

    by G. BatesThu, Mar 10 2016

    Anoka leads the way this season. But also watch out for Becker, Kasson-Mantorville, Woodbury and Eastview in the Minnesota softball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2016 Wisconsin preseason high school softball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Wisconsin Softball Fab 5

    by G. BatesTue, Mar 08 2016

    Westosha Central leads the way. Also watch out for Greenfield, Kaukauna, Logan and Germantown in the Wisconsin softball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • Video: Wisconsin wrestler Zack Anglin wins big with no hands, no feet

    Video: Wrestler with no feet, hands stars

    by G. BatesThu, Mar 03 2016

    Overcoming a disability to become a high school wrestler doesn't sum up what Zack Anglin is all about. It's about physical strength, determination and lots of winning.

  • MaxPreps 2016 West Virginia preseason high school softball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    West Virginia Softball Fab 5

    by G. BatesWed, Mar 02 2016

    South Charleston leads the way but also watch out for Musselman, Sissonville, Ritchie County and Hurricane in the West Virginia softball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2016 Illinois preseason high school softball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Illinois Softball Fab 5

    by G. BatesMon, Feb 29 2016

    Oak Park-River Forest leads the way. But also watch out for Washington, Marist, Marengo and Barrington in the Illinois softball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2016 Tennessee preseason high school softball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Tennessee Softball Fab 5

    by G. BatesMon, Feb 29 2016

    Baylor leads the way, but also watch out for Dickson County, Wilson Central, Siegel and Lexington in the Tennessee softball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2016 Mississippi preseason high school softball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Mississippi Softball Fab 5

    by G. BatesMon, Feb 15 2016

    Neshoba Central leads the way but also watch out for Harrison Central, St. Martin, Brandon and Philadelphia in the Mississippi #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2016 Arkansas preseason high school softball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Arkansas Softball Fab 5

    by G. BatesMon, Feb 15 2016

    Bald Knob leads the way but also watch out for Greenwood, Cabot, Bentonville and North Little Rock in the Arkansas #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2016 Louisiana preseason high school softball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Louisiana Softball Fab 5

    by G. BatesMon, Feb 08 2016

    Sam Houston leads the way but also watch out for North De Soto, East Ascension, Mt. Carmel and Dutchtown in the Louisiana #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2016 Alabama preseason high school softball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Alabama softball Fab 5

    by G. BatesMon, Feb 01 2016

    Curry leads the way, but also watch out for Baker, Sparkman, Springville and Buckhorn in the Alabama softball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2016 Florida preseason high school softball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Florida Softball Fab 5

    by G. BatesMon, Jan 18 2016

    Forest leads the way, with Newsome, West Orange, Sarasota and Coral Springs Charter close behind.

  • MaxPreps 2015-16 Wyoming preseason high school girls basketball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Wyoming girls basketball Fab 5

    by G. BatesSun, Nov 29 2015

    Gillette leads the way. But also watch out for Cheyenne East, Natrona County, Sheridan and Rock Springs in the Wyoming #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2015-16 Montana preseason high school girls basketball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Montana girls Fab 5

    by G. BatesFri, Nov 20 2015

    Capital leads the way, but also watch out for Bozeman, Sentinel, Glacier and Billings West in the Montana #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2015-16 Minnesota preseason high school girls basketball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Minnesota girls basketball Fab 5

    by G. BatesWed, Nov 11 2015

    Hopkins lead the way, but also watch out for Minnetonka, Shakopee, St. Michael-Albertville and Eastview in the Minnesota #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2015-16 Wisconsin preseason high school girls basketball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Wisconsin girls basketball Fab 5

    by G. BatesTue, Nov 03 2015

    Mukwonago leads the way, but also watch for Verona, Waukesha West, Chippewa Falls and Divine Savior Holy Angels in the Wisconsin #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • LSU commits Ben Simmons, Antonio Blakeney confident they can beat Kentucky

    LSU commits confident of beating Kentucky

    by G. BatesWed, Apr 01 2015

    McDonald's All-Americans ready to take Tigers program back to conference contention and end Kentucky's dominance.

  • 2015 McDonald's All-American Game players make Final Four picks

    McDonald's All-Americans pick Final Four

    by G. BatesTue, Mar 31 2015

    Kentucky wins out over Duke to take national title, according to the nation's top prep players.

  • MaxPreps 2015 Wisconsin preseason softball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Wisconsin softball Fab 5

    by G. BatesTue, Mar 10 2015

    Kimberly is our top pick in Wisconsin this season. But also watch out for Westosha Central, Kaukauna, Stevens Point and Hortonville.

  • MaxPreps 2015 Illinois preseason softball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Illinois softball Fab 5

    by G. BatesMon, Mar 02 2015

    Warren is our pick as the top team in Illinois. Also watch out for Lincoln-Way East, Barrington, Sandburg and Manteno.

  • MaxPreps 2015 Minnesota preseason softball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Minnesota softball Fab 5

    by G. BatesMon, Feb 23 2015

    Lakeville South is the top team in Minnesota. Also watch out for Maple Grove, Anoka, New Prague and Kasson-Mantorville.

  • MaxPreps 2015 Alabama preseason softball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Alabama softball Fab 5

    by G. BatesSat, Jan 24 2015

    Sparkman is our pick as the top team in Alabama this season. But also watch out for Baker, Hartselle, Hillcrest and Spain Park.

  • MaxPreps 2015 Florida preseason softball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Florida softball Fab 5

    by G. BatesMon, Jan 19 2015

    Bloomingdale is our pick as the top team in Florida. But also watch out for St. Thomas Aquinas, Hagerty, West Florida and Harmony.

  • MaxPreps 2014-15 Wisconsin preseason boys basketball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Wisconsin boys basketball Fab 5

    by G. BatesTue, Nov 11 2014

    Dominican is the top pick out of all teams in Wisconsin. Also watch out for Neenah, Sun Prairie, Rice Lake and King.

  • MaxPreps 2014-15 Minnesota preseason boys basketball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Minnesota boys basketball Fab 5

    by G. BatesThu, Nov 06 2014

    Hopkins is our pick as the top team in Minnesota. Also watch out for Shakopee, Cretin-Derham Hall, Apple Valley and Lakeville North.

  • MaxPreps 2014-15 Minnesota preseason girls basketball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Minnesota girls basketball preseason Fab 5

    by G. BatesThu, Nov 06 20141 Comment

    Eastview is the team to beat in the state this season.

  • MaxPreps 2014-15 Wisconsin preseason girls basketball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Wisconsin girls basketball preseason Fab 5

    by G. BatesTue, Nov 04 2014

    Kimberly is the top team in Wisconsin to start the season, followed by Divine Savior Holy Angels, Riverside University, Mukwonago and Superior.

  • Photos: Green Bay Packers' former home is high school field

    Photos: Packers' former home is prep field

    by G. BatesSat, Oct 04 20142 Comments

    Green Bay East football players get opportunity to play their home games on field once used by the Packers and some of the all-time greats.

  • National scoring leader Bjorn Broman is a scoring machine like big brother Anders

    Broman, natl. leading scorer, follows bro

    by G. BatesWed, Feb 26 20142 Comments

    Minnesota basketball player Bjorn Broman is taking after his older brother and leading the nation in points per game

  • From Students to Sochi: Phil and Amanda Kessel were destined for hockey success

    Olympics: Kessels set for hockey success

    by G. BatesWed, Feb 19 2014

    Brother and sister were elite scorers while playing at the highest levels. Now each is hoping to lead America to gold medals.

  • From Students to Sochi: Lolo Jones' tenacity showed early on, before hurdles and bobsled success

    Olympics: Lolo Jones shows tenacity

    by G. BatesMon, Feb 17 2014

    Summer Olympics hurdler now sets sights on winning gold in Winter Games bobsledding. Two track coaches noticed raw talent in her when she was growing up in Des Moines.