At the start of the season, the Rivet (Vincennes, Ind.) baseball didn't even have enough players to field a team. After a "membership drive," the Patriots put together five straight postseason wins to reach the Indiana state championship game.
Scott County (Georgetown, Ky.) is expected to bring home no less than its second state championship trophy in three years. If the Cardinals bring home a title, they'll have transfer players to thank, writes Jeff Miller.
There was no one area of Texas that dominated the playoffs, no singular course for a team to follow to bring home a title. But as different as the journey was for Katy and Allen, both went home champions.
When star outfielder Slade Heathcott made his season pitching debut for Texas High (Texarkana) in the Texas 4A title game, no one could have guessed he would shut down highly ranked Moody (Corpus Christi) for the title.
The outbreak of the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, has caused spring sports teams to suspend play in Texas and Alabama. State athletic federations are grappling with keeping athletes safe and championship competition fair, writes Jeff Miller.
Owasso (Okla.) baseball has won 10 state titles. You might think that would make the team complacent -- but with constant reminders from alumni, there's little chance of the team slacking off, writes Jeff Miller.
Greensburg, Ind., is a town of 10,000, and its surprising Greensburg High Pirates have won the state's toughest league. And now, as they push for a title, they're reminding many of another tiny town's run to a championship.
Russ Gilmore led Hobbs High (N.M.) to five titles in 10 seasons in dramatic fashion. The Eagles already hold the state record of 16 championships and at 20-4 thus far this season, are hoping to make it 17.