Todd Holcomb

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California boys finals: Nationally Ranked Mater Dei Tries To Win One Of Five Titles On The Line


California's boys high school basketball championships will be played Friday and Saturday in Sacramento. The team to watch is Mater Dei of Santa Ana, which is nationally ranked.

A Public Problem: Only One Non-Private School Makes California's Five Boys Basketball Finals

Public-private debate roars in California's high school basketball championships. It's nine against one (private over public) in the boys' state finals this weekend.

Does High School Basketball Need A National Tournament?

Should high school basketball have a national tournament? Here's a look at some of the obstacles.

National Champs: St. Anthony Of New Jersey Beats Plainfield, Clinches No. 1

St. Anthony, ranked No. 1 by every national boys high school basketball poll, defeated Plainfield 61-49 on Monday to finish a 33-0 season.

Best High School Basketball States: California, Georgia, Florida, New Jersey, Texas

National experts comment on the best high school basketball states. Texas, California, New Jersey, Georgia and Florida ranked highly.

New York AA, A Finals: Mount Vernon To Play For Record 9th State Title


Mount Vernon's finals opponent is Jamestown, which upset No. 1-ranked Christian Brothers Academy of Albany 61-56 in overtime Saturday. Three-time defending champion Jamesville-DeWitt (21-3) plays...

What Do Denzel Washington And Charlotte's Web Have To Do With It?

What do Denzel Washington and E.B. White have in common? They're alumni of Mount Vernon High, which is better known as a New York state power in boys basketball.

Leroy Hamilton's Hard Work Beats Odds, Helps New Mission Win State Title In Massachusetts

There was a nice human-interest story by Brendan Hall of ESPN Boston on Friday about Leroy Hamilton, who averages 11 points and six rebounds for Massachusetts' newly crowned Division 2 champion,...

Missouri State Finals: Small Schools To Decide Champions On Saturday


Missouri's state championships resume Saturday in Columbia with finals in the state's small schools classes. In Class 3, Hogan Prep (22-8) seeks redemption after a 24-point loss in the 2010 final...

New York Boys Finals: Three Teams Will Win Titles Saturday, Two More on Sunday


Mount Vernon goes for ninth boys basketball state title Sunday in New York finals.

Duke Signee Austin Rivers Leads List Of 50 State Gatorade Players Of The Year

Duke basketball recruit Austin Rivers of Winter Park High in Florida won his state's Gatorade player of the year award on Thursday, the first step in what many believe will end in the national...

St. Anthony Moves To No. 1; Other State Champs Make Their Moves In National Rankings

Big wins pay off nationally for Marcus of Texas, Heights of Kansas, Mater Dei of California, Boys & Girls of New York and Miller Grove of Georgia.

Upsets: Do They Ruin A Team's Good Name?

How far will nationally ranked teams drop after upsets? Milton of Georgia and Benet Academy suffer state-playoff losses.

Colorado 5A Final: Regis Jesuit Wins Third Straight Title


Regis Jesuit of Aurora defeated Boulder 63-59 on Saturday in Class 5A championship to become the first Colorado school in over 60  years to win boys state titles three years in a row in one of the...

Kansas 6A Final: Heights Wins 44th Straight Game, Third Straight Title


Nationally ranked Heights of Wichita extended its winning streak to 44 games and defeated Blue Valley Northwest 58-51 Saturday in the Class 6A boys basketball final of Kansas. Heights (25-0)...

Kansas 1A Div. II Final: Greeley County Come From 15 Down In Second Half To Beat Hope


Greeley County helped Hope blow a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter and won the Class 1A Division II championship in Kansas. the final was 42-35.

Kansas 1A Div. 1 Final: Macksville Rides Bunker's 33 Points To Championship


Kyle Bunker made 13 of 15 shots and scored 33 points in Macksville's 59-56 victory over South Haven on Saturday in the Kansas Class 1A Division I championship game in Emporia.

Kansas 2A Final: Berean Academy Defends Title With Defense


Berean Academy won its second straight Class 2A title in Kansas with a winning-ugly 41-32 victory over Lyndon in a championship game played in Manhattan, Kan.

Kansas 3A Final: Scott's Layup In Finals Seconds Lifts Scott City To Victory


Scott City beat Minneapolis 55-53 Saturday in the Kansas Class 3A final in Salina. Ron Baker made a driving layup for the win with 2.6 seconds left.

Kansas 4A Final: Sumner Academy Overcomes Awful Start, Beats Ottawa 66-60


Sumner Academy of Kansas City overcomes a 14-point deficit in the first quarter to win its fifth state title since 1998. Sumner beat Ottawa 66-60 Saturday in the Class 4A final.

Kansas 5A Final: Ulsaker Scores 30 In McPherson's 79-68 Win


McPherson claims its 11th state title in boys basketball with a 79-68 victory over Washington.

Georgia State Playoffs: Metro Atlanta Sweep Won't Happen Again


Wilkinson's win expected to be the lone championship for non-metro Atlanta schools.

Georgia Boys Finals: Norcross Stuns Nationally Ranked Milton


Norcross comes from 10 points down in the fourth quarter to beat nationally ranked Milton 59-55 at the Gwinnett Place Arena. Miami of Florida recruit Chris Bolden made four free throws in the final...

Virginia Boys Finals: Galax Waxes Page County 49-47 In D-I Final


A late flurry of baskets helped Galax defeat Page County 49-47 in Friday's championship game of the VHSL Group A Division 1 tournament at the Siegel Center in Richmond.Lawrence Parsons, the leading...

Georgia Finals: Miller Grove Achieves Its Three-Peat in AAAA


Miller Grove won its third straight Class AAAA championship with a 67-59 victory over Rockdale County. Tony Parker scored 21 points and had 13 rebounds and five blocked shots.

Georgia State Playoffs: Milton, Norcross Play For AAAAA Title On Friday


Defending champion Milton, a team that's nationally ranked in the top five of most polls, seeks to defend its Class AAAAA title in Georgia on Friday against Norcross at the Gwinnett Place Arena.

National Titles Aside, High School Basketball Is About Changing Lives

In high school's big game, the story isn't who wins or loses. It's how many lives did you change.

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