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  • MaxPreps 2017 Colorado preseason high school baseball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Colorado baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandThis Week

    Cherokee Trail is back to defend its Class 5A title against the likes of Rocky Mountain, Cherry Creek and Mullen; Valor Christian could be top team in 4A in the Colorado baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2017 Nevada preseason high school baseball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Nevada baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandThis Week

    Basic returns as the defending champion while Bishop Gorman is the perennial team to beat. Spring Valley, Galena and Centennial will also be in the hunt in the Nevada baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • 2017 MaxPreps preseason Xcellent 100 national baseball rankings

    Top 100 preseason baseball rankings

    by K. AskelandThis Week

    The Xcellent 25 preseason baseball rankings plus 75 more teams to kick off the 2017 season.

  • MaxPreps 2017 Kentucky preseason high school baseball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Kentucky baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandThis Week

    St. Xavier will aim for its second-straight title with Greenup County, McCracken County, Ballard and Trinity shooting for a trip to the state playoffs in the Kentucky baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2017 Idaho preseason high school baseball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Idaho baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandThis Week

    Lake City is the defending Class 5A champion, but Lewiston, Rocky Mountain, Eagle and Centennial all figure to challenge in the Idaho baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2017 Utah preseason high school baseball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Utah baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandMon, Feb 20 2017

    Lone Peak aims to return to state final while Lehi and Davis will also contend in Class 5A; Timpanogos and Salem Hills are top Class 4A teams as the season heats up in the Utah baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2017 South Carolina preseason high school baseball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    South Carolina baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandMon, Feb 20 2017

    Summerville aims to repeat with challenges from River Bluff and Mann; St. James and Belton-Honea Path are top Class 3A teams, all contenders in the South Carolina baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2017 New York preseason high school baseball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    New York baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandMon, Feb 20 2017

    Poly Prep Country Day begins the season as the best team in New York, but Lancaster, Monroe Woodbury, Wantagh and Webster Schroeder all could challenge for in the New York baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2016 California Small Schools All-State Football Team

    CA 2016 Small Schools All-State FB Team

    by K. AskelandFri, Feb 17 2017

    Braxton Burmeister of La Jolla Country Day is the California Small Schools Player of the Year; Jim Kunau of Rancho Christian is the Coach of the Year.

  • 2017 high school baseball Top 25 team preview: No. 1 Archbishop McCarthy

    Baseball preview: #1 Archbishop McCarthy

    by K. AskelandThu, Feb 16 2017

    With 13 players committed or signed to play at the college level, defending Florida state champion Archbishop McCarthy is the easy choice for No. 1.

  • MaxPreps 2017 CIF San Diego Section preseason high school baseball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    San Diego Section baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandWed, Feb 15 2017

    Rancho Bernardo is the favorite, although Eastlake, defending champion Cathedral Catholic, Division 1 champion Granite Hills and Torrey Pines help make for a competitive SDS baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • 2017 high school baseball Top 25 team preview: No. 2 Barbe

    Baseball preview: No. 2 Barbe

    by K. AskelandWed, Feb 15 2017

    Buccaneers are coming off their third-straight state championship and have six starters returning to make a run at a fourth.

  • MaxPreps 2017 preseason high school baseball Top 25 Early Contenders

    2017 baseball Top 25 Early Contenders

    by K. AskelandWed, Feb 15 2017

    Archbishop McCarthy begins the season ranked No. 1 in the nation; two teams from California in the top 5.

  • 2017 high school baseball Top 25 team preview: No. 3 Buchanan

    Baseball preview: No. 3 Buchanan

    by K. AskelandTue, Feb 14 2017

    Bears will attempt to defend their national championship with the help of five key returning starters.

  • MaxPreps 2016 California Medium Schools All-State Football Team

    CA 2016 Medium Schools All-State FB Team

    by K. AskelandTue, Feb 14 2017

    Eric Melesio of Norte Vista is Player of the Year; John Ellinghouse of Sierra Canyon is Coach of the Year.

  • MaxPreps 2017 Washington preseason high school baseball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Washington baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandMon, Feb 13 2017

    Kentwood begins season as the top team, but defending champion Skyline is also in the mix along with Gig Harbor, Puyallup and Wenatchee in the Washington baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2017 North Carolina preseason high school baseball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    North Carolina baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandMon, Feb 13 2017

    Defending state champions North Davidson and Marvin Ridge are among the best, along with Providence, Cardinal Gibbons and South Granville in the North Carolina baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2017 Mississippi preseason high school baseball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Mississippi baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandMon, Feb 13 2017

    Defending champions Oxford and Houston are the early favorites while Oak Grove, Jackson Prep and Hattiesburg all have the talent to win titles in the Mississippi baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2017 Arkansas preseason high school baseball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Arkansas baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandMon, Feb 13 2017

    Defending champion Bryant is in a youth movement, opening the door for Catholic, Conway, Greenbrier and Cabot in the Arkansas baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • 2017 high school baseball Top 25 team preview: No. 4 Orange Lutheran

    Baseball preview: No. 4 Orange Lutheran

    by K. AskelandMon, Feb 13 2017

    The Lancers have 10 Division 1 commits on the roster and could have one of the fastest outfields in the nation.

  • MaxPreps 2017 CIF Southern Section preseason high school baseball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Southern Section baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandFri, Feb 10 2017

    Huntington Beach, Harvard-Westlake, El Toro and Mater Dei figure to compete in Division 1 while Redondo Union looks to repeat in Division 3 in the CIFSS baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2017 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section preseason high school baseball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Sac-Joaquin Section baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandFri, Feb 10 2017

    Oak Ridge, Davis, Jesuit and Tracy could battle for Division 1 title while Benicia is favored in Division 2 in the SJS baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • 2017 high school baseball Top 25 team preview: No. 5 Hamilton

    Baseball team preview: No. 5 Hamilton

    by K. AskelandFri, Feb 10 2017

    Defending Arizona state champions return the state's top player and are eyeing their sixth state title this century.

  • Female kicker named all-Southern Section in football

    Female kicker named All-Southern Section

    by K. AskelandWed, Feb 08 2017

    Emma Baker of Rancho Christian becomes first female to earned All-Southern Section honors in football.

  • Where LaMelo Ball's 92 points rank in the past 25 years of high school basketball history

    Where LaMelo's 92 points rank in history

    by K. AskelandWed, Feb 08 201712 Comments

    Chino Hills sophomore scores the most points in a game since 2003.

  • MaxPreps 2017 Arizona preseason high school baseball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Arizona baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandTue, Feb 07 2017

    Hamilton is the defending state champion, but Corona del Sol, Mountain Ridge and Skyline will also challenge; Thunderbird could be favorite in Class 4A. #MaxPrepsFab5

  • MaxPreps 2017 CIF Central Section preseason high school baseball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Central Section baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandTue, Feb 07 20172 Comments

    Clovis North, Clovis, Edison and Stockdale should be amongst the cream of the crop in Division 1 while Redwood is a defending champion in Division 2. All are big-time players in the Central Section baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2017 Louisiana preseason high school baseball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Louisiana baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandMon, Feb 06 2017

    Barbe and Teurlings Catholic each won state titles last year, while Airline, Lafayette and Catholic-Baton Rouge will look to be disruptive in the Louisiana baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2017 CIF Northern Section preseason high school baseball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Northern Section baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandMon, Feb 06 2017

    Red Bluff will battle Pleasant Valley and Foothill in Division 2 while Winters is the favorite in Division 4 and Sutter has won five straight in Division 3.

  • MaxPreps 2017 CIF Central Coast Section preseason high school baseball Fab 5, presented by the Army National Guard

    Central Coast Section baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandMon, Feb 06 2017

    Bellarmine could be a contender out of the WCAL along with Serra and Archbishop Mitty. Palo Alto and Leland also figure in the mix in the CCS baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.