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Sam Lecholat named 2020-21 OFFICIAL Wyoming High School Basketball Player of the Year - OFFICIAL
Sam Lecholat named 2020-21 MaxPreps Wyoming High School Basketball Player of the Year
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized outstanding performers in high school basketball. America's source for high school sports continues the tradition to close out the 2020-21 season by naming the top player in each state. Selections are based on team success and individual excellence, in addition to local and state accolades.

Sam Lecholat of Sheridan is the 2020-21 MaxPreps Wyoming High School Basketball Player of the Year. The 6-foot-6, 215-pound senior helped the Broncs go 20-4 en route to the Class 4A state semifinals.

Lecholat averaged 17.7 points, 10.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.9 blocks per game while shooting 52 percent from the field.

The reigning state Gatorade Player of the Year surpassed the career 1,000-point mark in a Jan. 29 win over Bishop Walsh.

Lecholat will join a strong 2021 recruiting class at Montana State, joining Montana Player of the Year Alex Germer, Alaska Player of the Year candidate Patrick McMahon and international prospect Great Osobor.

Each state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Team, which is scheduled to be released April 13.
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From Maine to Hawaii and Alaska to Florida, the nation is chock full of amazing talents. All-state honorees, players of the year and record-setters dot the list as MaxPreps chooses the top athlete in every state in the country, along with the District of Columbia.
Graphic by Ryan Escobar
Alabama
Grace Carr, Mountain Brook (Birmingham)
The Class 7A state Player of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association, Carr led her team to a state championship and finished with 713 kills and 583 digs on the season.

Alaska
Destiny Reimers, Anchorage Christian (Anchorage)
Reimers earned all-state honors three times in her career and led Anchorage Christian to a 23-1 record and a state championship.

Arizona
Alyssa Brown, Sahuaro (Tucson)
One of the leading scorers in the country, Brown averaged 31.4 points in leading Sahuaro to the state championship game and a 28-2 record.

Arkansas
Jersey Wolfenbarger, Northside (Fort Smith)
The MaxPreps state basketball Player of the Year is one of the top recruits in the Class of 2021. She led Northside to a 25-3 record while averaging 18.7 points per game.

California
Te-Hina Paopao, La Jolla Country Day (La Jolla)
A MaxPreps first team All-American, Paopao averaged 22.3 points and 7.8 rebounds in helping La Jolla Country Day to a No. 1 ranking in the nation.

Colorado
Julianna Dalton, Chaparral (Parker)
Dalton earned All-American honors by Under Armour after leading Chaparral to a Class 5A state championship. She had 313 kills and 289 digs and was the state's 5A state player of the year.

Connecticut
Sydney Masciarelli, Marianapolis Prep (Thompson)
The top distance runner in the state finished seventh at the Foot Locker championships and was second in the Foot Locker northeast regional.

Delaware
Allie Kubek, Sanford (Hockessin)
Kubek has been all-state three times and helped lead Sanford to an 18-2 record this year while averaging 20.2 points per game.

Washington, D.C.
Kiki Rice, Sidwell Friends
A Gatorade state Player of the Year in soccer and basketball, Rice averaged 26.8 points in leading her team to a 25-6 record this year.

Florida
O'Mariah Gordon, Braden River (Bradenton)
A two-time Gatorade State Player of the Year, Gordon was a fourth-team MaxPreps All-American while averaging 23.1 points per game.

Georgia
Savannah Bray, Etowah (Woodstock)
Named the Class 7A state Player of the Year, Bray led her team to the state semifinals. She posted 734 kills and 705 dogs and had a state record 2,304 kills, according to the Tribune Ledger.

Hawaii
Elena Oglivie, 'Iolani (Honolulu)
A three-time Gatorade State Player of the Year in volleyball, Oglivie played for Team USA during the World Championships and also had 259 kills for ‘Iolani during the fall season.

Idaho
Peyton McFarland, Boise
At 6-foot-4, McFarland ranks as one of the top post players in the Class of 2020. She averaged 16.2 points and 9.1 rebounds while leading her team to a 17-9 record.

Illinois
Katelynne Hart, Glenbard West (Glen Ellyn)
The state Class 3A champion in cross country for the fourth time, Hart finished fourth at the Foot Locker National Championships.

Indiana
Madison Layden, Northwestern (Kokomo)
Layden finished her career as one of the state's all-time leading scorers with 2,360 points. She earned all-state honors three times and averaged 25.6 points this year.

Iowa
Caitlin Clark, Dowling Catholic (West Des Moines)
Clark twice earned Gatorade Player of the Year honors, including her senior year when she averaged 33.4 points. She scored 2,547 points in her four-year varsity career.

Kansas
Kendra Wait, Gardner-Edgerton (Gardner)
Wait posted 2,669 assists and 1,078 digs in her high school volleyball career, according to Gatorade. She was also the Kansas Gatorade State Player of the Year in track and field as a junior.

Kentucky
Anna DeBeer, Assumption (Louisville)
DeBeer helped lead Assumption to a state championship and earned MaxPreps first team All-America honors. She had 409 kills and 287 digs on the season.

Louisiana
Jerkaila Jordan, John Curtis Christian (River Ridge)
Jordan led the Patriots to a 27-4 record and a fourth straight Division I championship. She was also a four-time state championship game MVP. She finished the season averaging 21.7 points per game.

Maine
Emily Archibald, Kennebunk
A soccer and basketball standout, Archibald averaged 20 points and 13.5 rebounds for the basketball team and was named league player of the year for the second time.

Maryland
Mary Grace Goyena, Mount de Sales Academy (Catonsville)
Mount de Sales won the IAAM volleyball championship on the play of Goyena, who had 410 kills on the season.

Massachusetts
Francesca Frelick, Austin Prep (Reading)
The returning Division III Player of the Year in softball, Frelick was also a four-time CCL all-star in ice hockey.

Michigan
Jess Mruzik, Mercy (Farmington Hills)
A MaxPreps All-American, Mruzik led Mercy to a 59-1 record and a state championship. She had 495 kills and 209 digs on the season.
Jess Mruzik, Mercy
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Jess Mruzik, Mercy
Minnesota
Paige Bueckers, Hopkins (Minnetonka)
The MaxPreps National Athlete of the Year will play at UConn next year after averaging 21.4 points and 9.4 assists per game at Hopkins.

Mississippi
Jaccoria Bracey, Ruleville Central (Ruleville)
Averaging 35 points per game, Bracey was the MaxPreps state Player of the Year in 2020. She finished her career as one of the state's all-time leading scorers with 4,334 points.

Missouri
Birdie Hendrickson, Logan-Rogersville (Rogersville)
A two-time Gatorade State Player of the Year, Hendrickson led her team to the state finals and had 483 kills and 382 digs on the season.

Montana
Kyndall Keller , Havre
Keller earned all-state honors three years in a row and led her team to a 20-2 record in 2020. She averaged 18.7 points during the season.

Nebraska
Lindsay Krause, Skutt Catholic (Omaha)
A MaxPreps second team All-American, Krause led her team to a Class B state championship and had 360 kills and 143 digs on the year.

Nevada
Audrey Boch Collins, Clark (Las Vegas)
Boch Collins became the first girls tennis player to win the single state championship four years in a row. She is one of the top-ranked high school players in the country.

New Hampshire
Shauna Vadeboncoeur, Exeter
Just a sophomore, Vadeboncoeur was the Division I girls hockey Player of the Year after registering 42 goals with 17 assists.

New Jersey
Anna Morris, Immaculate Heart Academy (Washington Township)
A basketball and volleyball standout, Morris led her team to a Non-Public Tournament of Champions title in volleyball and had 413 kills for the season. She's headed to Northwestern on a basketball scholarship.

New Mexico
Viane Cumber, Sandia (Albuquerque)
Cumber, a junior, led her team to a 21-5 record and averaged 22.4 points and 10.6 rebounds.

New York
Katelyn Tuohy, North Rockland (Thiells)
The top distance runner in the country for three years in a row, Tuohy is a four-time Gatorade Player of the Year winner. She won the Nike Cross Nationals for the third straight year.

North Carolina
Saniya Rivers, Ashley (Wilmington)
Already a two-time Gatorade state Player of the Year, Rivers returns for her senior season next year as one of the top all-around players in the Class of 2021. She averaged 250 points and 11.8 rebounds at Ashley.

North Dakota
Abigail Duchscherer, Kindred
Only a sophomore, Duchscherer is already one of the top basketball players in the state as she has been named all-state three times and is closing in on 2,000 career points.

Ohio
Madeline Westbeld, Fairmont (Kettering)
A McDonald's All-Star Game participant, Westbeld helped her team to the regional finals and a 25-3 record. She averaged 18 points and 11.2 rebounds on the season.

Oklahoma
Aaliyah Moore, Moore
A MaxPreps All-American, Moore is one of the top players in the Class of 2021. She averaged 21.9 points and 10.9 rebounds this season.

Oregon
Fiona Max, Summit (Bend)
Finishing 10th at the Nike Cross Nationals, Max earned All-American honors. She is a two-time Gatorade State Player of the Year honoree and she led Summit to the Class 6A state championship this year.

Pennsylvania
Marlee Starliper, Northern York (Dillsburg)
One of the top cross country and track and field long distance runners in the nation, Starliper finished fifth at the Nike Cross Country Nationals and second at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships.

Rhode Island
Keri Spitler, North Kingstown
Spitler led her team to a second straight state volleyball championship and a 19-0 record. She had 283 kills and 129 digs on the year.

South Carolina
Loyal McQueen, Wilson (Florence)
McQueen was one of the top scorers in the state with 27.3 points per game and over 2,000 in her career. She is a three-time all-state pick by the state coaches association and played five years on the varsity.

South Dakota
Kadye Fernholz, Miller
A second team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, Fernholz had 575 kills and 437 digs in leading Miller to a 34-3 record.

Tennessee
Alex Walsh, Harpeth Hall (Nashville)
The nation's No. 2 swimming recruit, Walsh set a national high school record in the 100 backstroke this year.

Texas
Paige Flickinger, Byron Nelson (Trophy Club)
The MaxPreps Volleyball Player of the Year, Flickinger led her team to a Class 6A state championship and had 797 kills and 813 digs on the season.

Utah
Kennady McQueen, North Summit (Coalville)
A two-sport star, McQueen averaged 20.7 points per game in basketball for a team that went 24-2. In volleyball, she had 215 kills and 222 digs.

Vermont
Kristyna Kaltounkova, Vermont Academy (Saxtons River)
A native of Czechoslovakia, Kaltounkova has been one of the top hockey players in New England for the past four seasons, recently committing to play at Colgate.

Virginia
Sydney Reed, Flint Hill (Oakton)
The VISAA Division I player of the year, Reed led Flint to a 31-1 record and a state title. She had 253 digs and 243 kills on the season.

Washington
Hailey Van Lith, Cashmere
Van Lith was rated as one of the top guards in the country this year and was the Seattle Times State Player of the Year. She ended her career as the state's all-time leading scorer with 2,994 points.

West Virginia
Skye Stokes, Oak Glen (New Cumberland)
Stokes led Oak Glen to a 38-0 record, a Class AA state championship and was named the state Player of the Year. She had 392 kills, 158 aces and 235 digs.

Wisconsin
Lexi Donarski, Aquinas (La Crosse)
A McDonald's All-Star Game selection, Donarski averaged 24 points per game and led her team to a 22-1 record. She is a three-time all-state pick.

Wyoming
Danilynn Schell, Kelly Walsh (Casper)
Schell is a four-time all-state pick and she led Kelly Walsh to a Class 4A state title and a 35-1 record. She also had 528 assists on the season. She was also one of the top players on the basketball team that won the Class 4A state championship.
Kennady McQueen, North Summit
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Kennady McQueen, North Summit
High school baseball rankings: Barbe climbs to No. 2 in OFFICIAL Top 25 after starting season 20-0 - OFFICIAL
High school baseball rankings: Barbe climbs to No. 2 in MaxPreps Top 25 after starting season 20-0
Barbe (Lake Charles, La.) last won a MaxPreps National Championship in 2014 when it finished 39-2. The Buccaneers are making another run at a possible national crown with 20 straight wins to start the 2021 season after an 8-2 win Tuesday over crosstown rival Sam Houston. That streak is enough to put Barbe at No. 2 in the MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings.

Barbe sits behind No. 1 Buford, which continues to clobber opponents with its pitching and hitting. Dylan Lesko proved that point when he struck out 10 and hit a home run against Marist. Lesko is the No. 2 player in the Class of 2022 by Perfect Game.

Calvary Christian Academy avenged its loss to IMG Academy with an 8-2 win. However, the Eagles fell to Pembroke Pines Charter to drop two spots to No. 7.

Meanwhile, Madison Central (Miss.) continues its rise up the rankings, jumping five to No. 4 after four lopsided wins by a combined score of 49-7.

Dropped out:
Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)

Game of the Week: Calvary Christian Academy 8, IMG Academy 2. The Eagles avenged their earlier loss to the Ascenders with an impressive effort by pitchers Irving Carter and Andrew Painter. Carter struck out eight in five innings while Painter fanned two.

Player of the Week: Malachi Lott, Gregory-Portland. In a win over Flour Bluff, Lott hit a home run and also threw a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts.

Recruit Watch: Brock Selvidge, Hamilton. In the season opener for the Huskies, Selvidge showed why he's one of the top two-way players in the nation, hitting two home runs and striking out six in three innings pitched.

Game to Watch: Barbe vs. Sam Houston. The state of Louisiana's two best teams reside right in Lake Charles. The two teams played on Tuesday and play again Thursday.
Dylan Schlotterback, Lake Travis
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Dylan Schlotterback, Lake Travis
MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings

1. Buford (Ga.)
Record:
18-0 | Last week: 1
Results: Def. Habersham Central 10-1, 13-0; def. Marist, 7-2, def. Dacula, 7-1, 12-0.
Stats: Jackson Gaspard was 3-for-4 with a double in the first win over Habersham while Jax Brockett threw a one-hitter with six strikeouts in the second game. Dylan Lesko struck out 10 against Marist and hit a home run. He added two doubles and a home run in a 12-0 win over Dacula.
Next: March 29 vs. Central Gwinnett.

2. Barbe (Lake Charles, La.)
Record:
20-0 | Last week: 2
Results: Def. St. Louis Catholic, 6-1; def. Zachary, 10-4, 9-4, 6-1 and 5-4. Def. Sam Houston, 8-2.
Stats: Donovan LaSalle and Kameron Edwards both had home runs in the 9-4 win over Zachary with Edwards also hitting a grand slam in the 6-1 victory.
Next: Thur. vs. Sam Houston, Sat. vs. Sulphur.

3. Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.)
Record:
11-1 | Last week: 6
Results: Def. Durant, 10-2
Stats: Dominic Castellano struck out eight against Durant.
Next: Wed. vs. Bartow, Fri. vs. Sickles.

4. Madison Central (Madison, Miss.)
Record:
11-0 | Last week: 9
Results: Def. North Pike, 12-3; def. Newton County, 13-1; def. Neshoba Central, 15-3, def. Northwest Rankin, 9-0.
Stats: Braden Montgomery had a home run and Gatlin Sanders was 4-for-4 with five RBI against North Pike. Hunter Hines went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI.
Next: Sat. vs. West Jones.

5. Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, Fla.)
Record:
14-1 | Last week: 11
Results: Def. Monsignor Pace, 11-0; def. Hollywood Hills, 16-0, def. Flanagan, 8-1; def. Cypress, 11-2.
Stats: Jake Clement and Grant McDonald both hit home runs against Monsignor Pace while Chris Arroyo struck out 13 in six innings. Arroyo and Clement combined to toss a no-hitter. Aiden Minott had a home run against Hollywood Hills.
Next: No games scheduled.

6. Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.)
Record:
3-1 | Last week: 4
Results: Def. Chaparral, 6-4; def. Chandler, 12-7, lost to Red Mountain, 2-1; def. Chandler, 6-4.
Stats: Brock Selvidge had two home runs and struck out six in three innings against Chaparral. Prince DeBoskie was 2-for-4 with two doubles and five RBI against Chandler.
Next: Fri. vs. San Luis.

7. Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Record:
11-2 | Last week: 5
Results: Def. North Broward Prep, 6-5; def. IMG Academy, 8-2; def. South Plantation, 15-7; def. Sagemont, 13-3, lost to Pembroke Pines Charter, 5-3.
Stats: Irving Carter struck out eight against IMG Academy while Jonathan Lane was 4-for-4 with two doubles. Lane, Erik Blair and Alex Ulloa each had a home run against South Plantation.
Next: TBA

8. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Record:
12-2 | Last week: 3
Results: Lost to Calvary Christian Academy, 8-2; def. Doral Academy, 7-1.
Stats: Elijah Green was 2-for-4 with a double against Calvary Christian. Jackson Ferris struck out 10 against Doral.
Next:  Wed. vs. Bob Jones (Ala.), Thur. vs. Baylor (Tenn.), Fri. vs. Allatoona (Ga.).

9. Lakeland Christian (Lakeland, Fla.)
Record:
11-0 | Last week: NR
Results: Defeated Winter Haven, 4-1; def. George Jenkins, 6-2. Also has a win over Calvary Christian.
Next: Wed. vs. Inspiration Academy and Winter Haven.

10. Calvary Christian (Clearwater, Fla.)
Record:
11-1 | Last week: 10
Results: Did not play
Next: Thur. vs. Clearwater Central Catholic, Fri. vs. Berkeley Prep.

11. Auburn (Ala.)
Record:
16-1 | Last week: 20
Results: Def. Harris County, 10-0; def. Trinity Christian, 10-0; def. Cullman, 2-0.
Stats: Ryan Austin had a double and a home run with five RBI against Harris County. Brady Fuller had a double and a home run against Trinity Christian. Austin and Patrick McGlon both hit home runs against Cullman.
Next: Fri. vs. Cullman, Sat. vs. Huntsville and Bob Jones.

12. Carrollton (Ga.)
Record:
17-1 | Last week: 12
Results: Def. South Paulding, 2-0; def. Douglas County, 15-1 and 9-1.
Stats: Eli Runyan struck out 8 against South Paulding. Ace Williamson had a triple and three RBI against Douglas County.
Next: Wed. vs. Rome, Thur. vs. Florence, Fri. vs. Rome.

13. Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)
Record:
18-2-2 | Last week: 13
Results: Def. San Marcos, 8-4, 3-0; def. Hays, 4-3.
Stats: Dylan Schlotterback was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in the first game against San Marcos while Ethan Roark threw a one-hitter with nine strikeouts in the second game.
Next: Thur. vs. Hays.

14. Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.)
Record:
12-1 | Last week: 14
Results: Def. Grace Christian, 9-7; def. St. John Paul II, 4-2, def Cardinal Newman, 4-3.
Stats: Cade Bush had three home runs and was also the winning pitcher against Grace Christian.
Next: Fri. vs. Palm Beach Central.

15. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Record:
11-1 | Last week: 15
Results: Def. Pembroke Pines Charter, 6-3.
Stats: Daniel Cuvet was 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and five RBI in the win.
Next: Wed. vs. Chaminade Madonna.

16. Gregory-Portland (Portland, Texas)
Record:
20-0-1 | Last week: 16
Results: Def. Flour Bluff, 12-0; def. Victoria West, 9-3, def. King, 4-0.
Stats: Malachi Lott hit a home run and threw a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts against Flour Bluff. Walker Janek also had a double and a home run in the win.
Next:
Fri. vs. Victoria East.

17. Sam Houston (Lake Charles, La.)
Record:
17-3 | Last week: 8
Results: Def. Airline, 17-4; def. St. Pius, 10-1; lost to Dutchtown, 5-1; def. Vanderbilt Catholic, 6-1. Lost to Barbe 8-2
Stats: Sam Ardoin had two doubles and Andrew Glass had two triples against Airline.
Next: Thur. vs. Barbe, Sat. vs. Comeaux.

18. Tompkins (Katy, Texas)
Record:
18-1-1 | Last week: 19
Results: Def. Morton Ranch 38-0, def. Seven Lakes, 8-1, def. Mayde Creek, 10-0.
Stats: Drew Markle and Cash Russell each had five RBI and Tyler Brownlee and Jace LaViolette had six RBI apiece against Morton Ranch. LaViolette also had three doubles and Markle had two. Tompkins had 27 base hits in the win.
Next: Fri. vs. Cinco Ranch; Sat. vs. Langham.

19. St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.)
Record:
0-0 | Last week: 17
Results: Did not play
Next: Opens season Sat. vs. Catholic Central.

20. Baylor (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Record:
3-0 | Last week: 22
Results: Def. Soddy Daisy, 19-0; def. Rabun Gap, 6-4.
Stats: Daniel Corona, Jay Dill and Vito Valincius each hit home runs against Soddy Daisy. Valincius also hit a home run against Rabun Gap.
Next: Wed. vs. Florence, Thur. vs. IMG Academy, Fri. vs. Bob Jones.

21. Winder-Barrow (Winder, Ga.)
Record:
14-1 | Last week: 23
Results: Def. Central Gwinnett, 15-0; def. Lanier, 3-0, 9-5.
Stats: Brady House was 4-for-4 with two doubles in the win. He also had a home run in each of the wins over Lanier.
Next: Wed./Fri. vs. Lanier.

22. Farragut (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Record:
6-0 | Last week: 25
Results: Def. Summit, 8-3; def. Lebanon, 6-2; def. Tullahoma, 8-5; def. Christ Presbyterian, 8-1; def. Heritage, 9-5, Bearden, 9-1.
Stats: Hudson Seiglar had two home runs against Summit while Hunter Merrick hit one out against Tullahoma and Angus Pence had one against Christ Presbyterian.
Next: Wed. vs. Bearden; Fri. vs. Dobyns-Bennett.

23. Owasso (Okla.)
Record:
12-1 | Last week: 21
Results: Def. Community Christian, 13-5; def. Prague, 13-1; def. Verdigris, 12-2; def. Sallisaw, 11-3; lost to Union 5-2.
Stats: Brennan Phillips had a home run against Community Christian. Solomon Skalnik was 4-for-4 with a double and two RBI against Verdigris. Phillips had two doubles and four RBI while Brody Green had a home run against Sallisaw.
Next: TBA

24. Reagan (San Antonio, Texas)
Record:
18-3 | Last week: 18
Results: Def. Brandeis, 3-0; lost to Johnson, 1-0.
Next: No games scheduled.

25. De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
Record:
1-0 | Last week: 24
Results: Def. Franklin (Elk Grove), 8-1.
Stats: Liam Little hit a home run in the win.
Next: Sat. vs. Tracy.
High school football: Unconventional Arkansas coach that never punts lands college head coaching gig - OFFICIAL
High school football: Unconventional Arkansas coach that never punts lands college head coaching gig
Kevin Kelley approached and accomplished things on the high school football field few have ever done. The Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, Ark.) head football coach announced Thursday he was leaving his post to take the same job at NCAA FCS program Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C.

The nine-time state champion has earned national attention for his statistical-driven, no-punt, high risk-high reward approach while piling up head-spinning numbers at the small (1,221 enrollment K-12), private, independent school in central Arkansas.

The 51-year-old's revolutionary offenses and methods were featured on segments of 60 Minutes, HBO's Real Sports and NFL Films and he once was a guest speaker at MIT. He was a pioneer of analytics in the high school game.

In 18 seasons, he boasted a record of 216-29-1 and was recently inducted into the Arkansas Hall of Fame.

His rise in fame coincided with the invention of numbers-driven MaxPreps.com and he quickly became the poster coach for entering team and individual statistics. His teams often ranked near or at the top of all offensive categories.
Kevin Kelley, Pulaski Academy
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Kevin Kelley, Pulaski Academy
Among the Bruins' remarkable feats since 2004:

* Scoring more than 600 points 13 times and at least 700 seven times, topped out at 790 in 2019 and 789 in 2011.

* That 2011 squad was his only team to finish 15-0. Three other times the Bruins went unbeaten including his final season in 2020 (13-0), the only time they finished No. 1 in the MaxPreps Arkansas computer rankings. They finished ranked second in 2008, 2016 and 2019 and No. 3 in 2011.

* In all but one season (2009), they averaged more than 500 yards per game, while once clearing the 600-yard plateau in 2019. That year, they averaged a ridiculous 648 yards, 439 through the air and 209 on the ground.

* Average yards per game per year since 2010: 529, 537, 513, 556, 516, 581, 550, 571, 597, 648 and 579.

* Points per game since 2014: 50.2, 50.8, 47.8, 56.0, 50.2, 56.4 and 50.7.

* In a 2017 game, the Bruins pilled up what was then a national record 991 total yards during an 86-56 win over Little Rock Christian Academy. Layne Hatcher set a state record with 745 yards passing to go along with nine touchdown passes.

Hatcher is one of the most prolific passers the country has ever seen. He's the state leader with 15,483 career passing yards.  But Hatcher is not nearly alone among Kelley's pupils.

A 2020 story by MaxPreps senior writer and historian Kevin Askeland highlighted that Kelley has coached 12 of the top 100 single-season passing yardage marks in history.
Layne Hatcher, Pulaski Academy's record-setting quarterback in 2017.
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Layne Hatcher, Pulaski Academy's record-setting quarterback in 2017.


High school baseball: Jesuit, IMG Academy, Buford among Florida, Georgia squads dominating OFFICIAL Top 25 - OFFICIAL
High school baseball: Jesuit, IMG Academy, Buford among Florida, Georgia squads dominating MaxPreps Top 25
The first national high school baseball rankings of the season find Florida and Georgia dominating the MaxPreps Top 25 as the Sunshine State logs seven teams, including three of the top four while the Peach State is next with five.

With a pair of season-opening wins Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.) holds on to the top spot while IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) started 3-0. The two teams are expected to meet April 20.

The Top 25 rankings only include teams that expect to begin play in the next month. As a result, several teams not expected to begin play until April have been dropped despite holding a spot in the preseason Top 25 rankings.

Dropped out: No. 3 JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.); No. 6 Baylor (Chattanooga, Tenn.); No. 10 Thousand Oaks (Calif.); No. 11 Parkview (Lilburn, Ga.); No. 14 Valley Christian (San Jose, Calif.); No. 18 American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.); Ronald Reagan (Pfafftown, N.C.).

Game of the Week: Buford 3, Parkview 0. In a game between Georgia's best, Buford pulled out the win over Parkview behind the pitching of MaxPreps Underclass All-American Dylan Lesko, who had nine strikeouts.

Player of the Week: Jackson Ferris, IMG Academy. Ferris tossed a five-inning no-hitter with 12 strikeouts against Palmetto.

Recruit Watch: Brady House, Winder-Barrow. Considered one of the top 10 players in the nation, House opened his senior year with five RBI in his first three games to boost Winder-Barrow into the rankings.

Game to Watch: IMG Academy vs. Southlake Carroll. The Florida-based school is scheduled to head to Texas this week to take on the Dragons, who have won two Class 6A state championships over the past three years.

Streaks: Webster (Wisc.), led by former MLB pitcher Jarrod Washburn, did not get to play a single game last year, but it has the nation's longest active win streak at 37 games dating back to the 2018 season. Webster is not scheduled to begin play until April 18.
Jackson Ferris, IMG Academy
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Jackson Ferris, IMG Academy
MaxPreps Top 25 Baseball Rankings

1.  Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.)
Record: 2-0 | Last week: 1
Results: Def. Largo, 9-1; Def. Osceola, 10-3
Stats: Bradke Lohry was 3-for-4 with a double and a triple against Largo while Jake Kulikowski had a home run. Wade Woodaz homered against Osceola while BJ Graham was 3-for-4 with a double.
Next: Friday vs. Tampa Catholic.

Record: 3-0 | Last week: 2
Results: Def. Lakewood Ranch, 2-1; Palmetto, 10-0; and Lakeland, 7-0.
Stats: Jackson Ferris pitched a five-inning no-hitter with 12 strikeouts against Palmetto and Brady Neal had a home run. Drew Gray had 10 strikeouts against Lakeland.
Next: Thursday at Southlake Carroll (Texas), Friday at Flower Mound

Record: 0-0 | Last week: 4
Next: Season opens on March 12

4. Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Record: 2-0 | Last week: 5
Results: Def. Flanagan (Pembroke Pines), 15-5; def. Chaminade-Madonna (Hollywood), 4-0.
Stats: Rene Lastres hit a home run against Flanagan while Irving Carter and Andrew Painter combined for a 1-hitter as each struck out six against Chaminade-Madonna.
Next: Saturday vs. Hialeah Educational Academy.

5. Buford (Ga.)
Record: 3-0 | Last week: 7
Results: Def. Parkview, 3-0; def. Lambert, 7-2; def. Mill Creek, 2-0.
Stats: Dylan Lesko got the win against Parkview, striking out nine. Treyton Rank struck out eight in the win over Mill Creek.
Next: Friday vs. Shiloh.

6. St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.)
Record: 0-0 | Last week: 8
Next: State begins play March 24

7. Barbe (Lake Charles, La.)
Record: 0-0 | Last week: 9
Next: Saturday vs. West Monroe

8. Calvary Christian (Clearwater, Fla.)
Record: 3-0 | Last week: 12
Results: Def. Fivay, 6-1; def. Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate, 10-0; def. River Ridge, 5-4.
Stats: Jack Cebert struck out 11 in the win over Fivay.
Next: Tues. vs. Tarpon Springs; Sat. vs. Lakeland Christian.

9. Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)
Record: 0-0 | Last week: 13
Next: Feb. 25 vs. Southlake Carroll and Flower Mound

10. Jackson Prep (Jackson, Miss.)
Record: 3-0 | Last week: 15
Results: Def. Starkville Academy, 1-0; def. Hartfield Academy; def. Heritage Academy, 3-0.
Stats: Will Gibbs struck out 7 against Starkville Academy while Mason Nichols struck out 8 against Hartfield Academy and 8 more against Heritage.
Next: Tues. vs. Starkville Academy; Thurs. vs. Canton Academy.

11. Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, Fla.)
Record: 3-0 | Last week: 16
Results: Def. Belen Jesuit, 7-1; def. American Heritage (Plantation), 1-0; def. St. Thomas Aquinas, 3-2
Stats: Jake Clemente homered against Belen Jesuit. Christian Rodriguez struck out 11 against American Heritage. Santiago Ordonez walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh to beat St. Thomas Aquinas.
Next: Tues. vs. Coral Reef; Thurs. vs. Taravella.

12. Spruce Creek (Port Orange, Fla.)
Record: 2-0 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Deltona 11-1, def. Seabreeze, 7-0.
Stats: Jarrett Maresco struck out 7 against Deltona while Preston Wetherell struck out six against Seabreeze.
Next: Tues. vs. Olympia; Wed. vs. Viera.

13. Carrollton (Ga.)
Record: 4-0 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Woodland, 3-2; def. Locust Grove, 3-1; def. North Paulding, 8-4; def. Blessed Trinity, 1-0.
Stats: Bear Madliak had three RBI against North Paulding while Colton Cosper struck out six against Blessed Trinity.
Next: Wed. vs. St. Pius X Catholic; Sat. vs. Ola.

14. North Paulding (Dallas, Ga.)
Record: 3-1 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Rome 5-1, def. Blessed Trinity, 8-2; def. Locust Grove, 11-2; lost to Carrollton, 8-4.
Stats: Mitchell Heer struck out 14 against Blessed Trinity.
Next: Friday vs. Cedartown, Saturday vs. Pope.

15. Venice (Fla.)
Record: 3-0 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Palmetto, 1-0; def. Fort Myers, 13-4, 9-4.
Stats: Cole Schumaker had three hits in the 13-4 win over Fort Myers.
Next: Thurs. Vs. Braden River; Friday vs. Sarasota.

16. Vestavia Hills (Ala.)
Record: 6-0 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Briarwood Christian, 8-2, 8-1; Def. Madison Academy, 7-3, 9-3
Stats: Grayson Dobbins had three RBI in the 8-2 win over Briarwood Christian while Christopher Johnston and Pierce Hanna each had three RBI against Madison Academy.
Next: Thurs. Vs. Oak Mountain, Sat. vs. Austin (Decatur), Sat. vs. Huntsville.

17. Houston County (Warner Robins, Ga.)
Record: 3-0 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Walton, 17-3; def. North Cobb Christian, 5-2; def. East Paulding, 6-2.
Stats: Gage Harrelson had three hits and three RBI against Walton. Brodie Chestnutt struck out 10 against North Cobb Christian.
Next: Friday vs. Hartselle, Locust Grove

18. Winder-Barrow (Winder, Ga.)
Record: 03-0 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Archer, 7-3; def. Evans, 6-4; def. Lakeside, 10-0.
Stats: All-America candidate Brady House had two RBI against Archer and three against Lakeside.
Next: Wed. vs. Peachtree Ridge

19. De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
Record: 0-0 | Last week: 17
Next: March 8 vs. Livermore.

20. Prosper (Texas)
Record: 0-0 | Last week: 19
Next: Thurs. at Rangers National Showcase

21. Reagan (San Antonio)
Record: 0-0 | Last week: 20
Next: Tues. vs. Lee; Thurs. Round Rock Invitational.

22. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
Record: 0-0 | Last week: 21
Next: Schedule TBA

23. Heritage Hall (Oklahoma City)
Record: 0-0 | Last week: 22
Next: Season opener March 2 vs. Carl Albert

24. Farragut (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Record: 0-0 | Last week: 24
Next: March 16-18 Grand Slam Tournament

25. (25) Charlotte Christian (Charlotte, N.C.), 0-0
Record: 0-0 | Last week: 25
Next: March 4 vs. Combine Academy