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  • Five teams most likely to win the National High School Invitational baseball tournament

    Five teams most likely to win the NHSI

    by K. AskelandToday

    Top ranked Archbishop McCarthy is obvious favorite, but don't overlook defending champion Huntington Beach.

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

    New Hampshire baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandToday

    Bedford is the defending champion in Division I, but Bishop Guertin and Dover will also challenge; Souhegan and Portsmouth will battle for Division II supremacy in the New Hampshire baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2017 top 25 National High School Baseball Rankings

    Xcellent 25 national baseball rankings

    by K. AskelandYesterday

    Six teams from rankings headed to National High School Invitational including newcomer Winder-Barrow.

  • Video: Georgia senior leads nation in home runs with sudden power surge

    Video: Joey DeMasi leads nation in HRs

    by K. AskelandThis Week

    Parkview standout Joey DeMasi has made tremendous turnaround to belt eight round-trippers.

  • MaxPreps 2017 top 25 National High School Baseball Rankings

    Xcellent 25 high school baseball rankings

    by K. AskelandTue, Mar 21 2017

    A pair of Oklahoma teams make their move up toward the top of the rankings.

  • 2016-17 high school boys soccer state champions

    2016-17 boys soccer state champions

    by K. AskelandTue, Mar 21 20171 Comment

    A comprehensive look at state champions from across the United States.

  • 2016-17 high school girls soccer state champions

    2016-17 girls soccer state champions

    by K. AskelandTue, Mar 21 20171 Comment

    A comprehensive look at state champions from across the United States.

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

    Vermont baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandMon, Mar 20 2017

    Burr & Burton shoots for its first Division 1 title with Bellows Free Academy, Colchester, Essex and St. Johnsbury Academy also in contention for a state crown in Vermont.

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

    New Jersey baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandFri, Mar 17 2017

    St. Joseph Regional returns two of the top players in the state while defending champions Seton Hall Prep and Northern Highlands hope to repeat; Eastern and Hunterdon Central will contend in Group IV in the New Jersey baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

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

    Connecticut baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandFri, Mar 17 2017

    Amity Regional is in search of its fifth-straight Class LL championship while Darien and Warde will also compete. Waterford is top Class M team while Bristol Eastern is the top Class L team in the Connecticut baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

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

    North Dakota baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandFri, Mar 17 2017

    Defending champion Dickinson is the team to beat, but Century, Bismarck and Sheyenne will also compete; Thompson is defending champ in Class B in North Dakota.

  • 2017 high school baseball Top 25 media composite rankings

    2017 baseball composite media rankings

    by K. AskelandThu, Mar 16 2017

    A combination of five different preseason baseball rankings finds Archbishop McCarthy at No. 1.

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

    Massachusetts baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandWed, Mar 15 2017

    Braintree tries for its third-straight state title while St. John's Prep, Boston College High, Dighton-Rehobeth and Groton-Dunstable will also star in the Massachusetts baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2017 top 25 national high school baseball rankings

    Xcellent 25 baseball rankings

    by K. AskelandTue, Mar 14 2017

    Strong field for National High School Invitational as four of top six in Xcellent 25 headed to play in North Carolina.

  • 2016-17 MaxPreps Cup standings: Fall update

    MaxPreps Cup standings: Fall update

    by K. AskelandMon, Mar 13 2017

    Green Hope of North Carolina has the early lead on the heels of five teams placing in the top two in the state.

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

    Ohio baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandFri, Mar 10 2017

    Archbishop Moller and Jackson begin the year as the favorites in Division 1 along with Mason and La Salle. Defiance is the defending Division 2 champion in the Ohio baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

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

    Pennsylvania baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandFri, Mar 10 2017

    Malvern Prep has state's top overall program while Spring-Ford, Cumberland Valley and Council Rock North will compete in Class 4A and Bellefonte is the top team in Class 3A in the Pennsylvania baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps Top 100 high school senior baseball players

    Top 100 senior baseball players

    by K. AskelandThu, Mar 09 2017

    Southern California infielders Hunter Greene, Royce Lewis top the list.

  • Video: Little League World Series hero Hagen Danner blasts two home runs for Huntington Beach

    Video: LLWS star's two titanic home runs

    by K. AskelandWed, Mar 08 2017

    Southern California standout hits two out to help his team defeat No. 3 Orange Lutheran.

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

    Delaware baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandWed, Mar 08 2017

    Defending champion St. Mark's begins the season as the favorite in Delaware with Appoquinimink, Conrad Science, Cape Henlopen and Caravel also in the mix.

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

    Michigan baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandWed, Mar 08 2017

    Defending champion De La Salle Collegiate will battle Saline, Brother Rice and University Liggett for Division 1 supremacy in Michigan; Divine Child is top Division 2 team in the Michigan baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

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

    Maryland baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandTue, Mar 07 2017

    Riverdale Baptist, Archbishop Spaulding could be top programs in Maryland; Bel Air and Sherwood to challenge in Class 4A while Huntingtown is 3A favorite in the Maryland baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

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

    Wisconsin baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandTue, Mar 07 2017

    Oconomowoc, Catholic Memorial to challenge usual powerhouses Sun Prairie, Kimberly and Arrowhead in the Wisconsin baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • MaxPreps 2017 top 25 national high school baseball rankings

    Xcellent 25 baseball rankings

    by K. AskelandTue, Mar 07 2017

    Huntington Beach hands Orange Lutheran first loss in battle of top two teams from Orange County.

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

    Rhode Island baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandMon, Mar 06 2017

    Bishop Hendricken looks to defend its state title with La Salle Academy, Cranston West, South Kingstown and Moses Brown also looking to win state titles in the Rhode Island baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

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

    Indiana baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandMon, Mar 06 2017

    Carmel could be the team to beat in Class 4A along with Cathedral, and Lafayette Jefferson. Northview and Jasper are 3A favorites in the Indiana baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

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

    Kansas baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandFri, Mar 03 2017

    Defending champion East will get challenge from Lawrence Free State and Blue Valley in Class 6A; Bishop Carroll and Maize South are tops in Class 5A in Kansas #MaxPrepsFab5.

  • Top 10 high school baseball tournaments for 2017

    Top 10 baseball tournaments for 2017

    by K. AskelandFri, Mar 03 2017

    National High School Invitational not only best tournament in the country, this year's field might be the best in the event's history.

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

    Nebraska baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandThu, Mar 02 2017

    Lincoln Southwest, defending champion Creighton and Millard West are the top three teams in Class A; Norris and Elkhorn will battle in Class B in the Nebraska baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.

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

    Alaska baseball Fab 5

    by K. AskelandThu, Mar 02 2017

    South is favored to repeat as state champion, but Chugiak, Sitka, Juneau-Douglas and Service have all shown the ability to challenge for the title in the Alaska baseball #MaxPrepsFab5.