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Cash McClure named 2020-21 HIGHSCORE Maine High School Basketball Player of the Year - HIGHSCORE
Cash McClure named 2020-21 MaxPreps Maine 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.

Cash McClure of Maranacook (Readfield) is the 2020-21 MaxPreps Maine High School Basketball Player of the Year. The 6-foot-1 senior guard helped the Black Bears go 15-0 en route to the Class A/B championship game of the central Maine tournament.

McClure averaged 26 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and five steals per contest. He finished his career with over 1,000 points.

In Maranacook's 86-61 tournament championship game win, McClure tallied 25 points and nine rebounds.

McClure announced he will be attending prep school next year, committing to play for Kimball Union Academy (Plainfield, N.H.).

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.
Texas high school football rankings: Westlake crowned 2020 HIGHSCORE Champion, finishes No. 1 - HIGHSCORE
Texas high school football rankings: Westlake crowned 2020 MaxPreps Champion, finishes No. 1
The high school football season in Texas came to a resounding close over the weekend at AT&T Stadium in Arlington with championship games in classes 5A and 6A. Westlake (Austin) was among the winners, taking home the trophy in Class 6A Division 1 following a 52-34 win over Southlake Carroll.

That victory, coupled with its 14-0 record and tremendous play this season, makes Westlake the 2020-21 MaxPreps Champion for the state of Texas.

Led by the play of Cade Klubnik, the game's offensive MVP, the Chaparrals broke open a 21-all tie midway through the second quarter by scoring 31 straight points en route to their second straight crown (they won the 6A-2 crown in 2019) and third overall. Drew Brees led Westlake to its other state crown in 1996.
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Legendary coach Todd Dodge won his sixth state title and improved his career record to 218-70 after Klubnik completed 18-of-20 passes for 220 yards, rushing for 97 more and accounting for three touchdowns. He flawlessly directed an offense that piled up 528 yards, including 308 on the ground led by Zane Minors (12 carries, 137 yards) and Grey Nakfoor (74 yards, three touchdowns).

Defensive game MVP Michael Taaffe led that side of the ball with five tackles and two interceptions, the first that thwarted a late second-quarter Southlake Carroll drive and the second a spectacular one-handed diving grab in the third quarter, that set up a short field and touchdown.

The victory capped a remarkable season that saw the Chaps outscore opponents 737-106 and trail only once during their first 13 games.

Klubnik, a junior, finished 239 of 353 on the season for 3,494 yards and 35 touchdowns against three interceptions. He also rushed for 590 yards and 15 touchdowns. Minors (1,073 rushing yards) and Nakfoor (946) each rushed for 20 touchdowns and impressive 6-foot-3, 195-pound sophomore Jaden Greathouse led the team with 69 catches for 1,153 yards and 13 touchdowns, including five catches for 103 yards and a score in the title game.

• There were other landmark championship victories and season, including 6A-2 winner Katy, which claimed its ninth championship with a 51-14 win over Cedar Hill thanks in part to a combined 239 rushing yards and two touchdowns by brothers Jalen and Seth Davis. Katy finished second in the state and No. 17 nationally in the MaxPreps Top 25. 

• Ryan (Denton) claimed its third state championship, but first in 18 years, with a 59-14 Division 5A-1 win over Cedar Park. Seth Henigan threw for 270 yards and four touchdowns for Ryan (15-0), which finished No. 3 in the state and No. 8 nationally.

• Aledo (13-1) won its third straight 5A-2 championship and record 10th overall with a 56-21 win over Crosby as DeMarco Roberts rushed 30 times for 255 yards and six touchdowns.

• Carthage (14-0) won its second straight and eighth title in 13 years with a 70-14 victory over Gilmer in the 4A-2 championship game. Brandon King had four interceptions, two that he returned for touchdowns.

2020 UIL state champions

Division 6A-I – Westlake (Austin)
Division 6A-II – Katy
Division 5A-I – Ryan (Denton)
Division 5A-II – Aledo
Division 4A-I – Argyle
Division 4A-II – Carthage
Division 3A-I – Jim Ned (Tuscola)
Division 3A-II – Canadian
Division 2A-I – Shiner
Division 2A-II – Windthorst
Division 1A 6-man I – Sterling City
Division 1A 6-man II – Balmorhea

Final Texas MaxPreps Top 25
# School Rec. Str. +/-
1Westlake (Austin)14-039.0--
3Ryan (Denton)15-037.9+3
5North Shore (Houston)14-139.1--
6SCHS (Southlake)12-242.5-3
10Cedar Hill12-247.2-3
11Parish Episcopal (Dallas)10-136.7--
12Martin (Arlington)10-237.8--
14Highland Park (Dallas)11-132.3+3
16Cedar Park14-130.3-2
17Rockwall-Heath (Rockwall)11-335.3-2
18Tompkins (Katy)10-135.4+3
20Guyer (Denton)11-341.6-2
21NCHS (Fort Worth)8-141.1-1
22Lovejoy (Lucas)13-130.9+1
Greatest female high school coaches from all 50 states - HIGHSCORE
Greatest female high school coaches from all 50 states
March is Women's History Month and MaxPreps is recognizing the top female high school coaches of all-time in every state.

Many of the coaches, such as Leta Andrews, Julie Gordon and Jodi Manore, rank among the all-time winningest coaches in the nation, in their sport or in their state.
Sister Lynn Winsor (back left) poses with her Xavier College Prep golf team in 2015. She has more than 500 career wins in her career.
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Sister Lynn Winsor (back left) poses with her Xavier College Prep golf team in 2015. She has more than 500 career wins in her career.
Julie Gordon | Montgomery Academy (Montgomery) | volleyball

With over 2,100 career wins in four sports, Gordon ranks as the winningest female coach of all-time. She has 1,454 career wins in volleyball and ranks as the state's all-time leader in that sport.

Donna Dooley | Dimond (Anchorage) | volleyball

A member of the Alaska Hall of Fame, Dooley ignited the Lynx volleyball dynasty as she won three state championships and led them to five straight state championship finals.

Sister Lynn Winsor | Xavier College Prep (Phoenix) | golf

She has over 500 career wins, 25 losses and 37 state championships in nearly 45 years as the Gators' coach.

Barbara Gilliam | Drew Central (Monticello) | girls basketball

Ranks as the state's winningest female basketball coach with a record of 730-274 in 32 seasons with the Pirates.

Daelea Aldrich | Mira Costa (Manhattan Beach) | volleyball

One of the greatest winning percentages in volleyball history with a record of 668-76 and six state championships during her 25-year career.

Laurice Hunter
| Evergreen | volleyball
Won nine state volleyball championships at Evergreen and compiled a record of 483-72. She also had a team that won 184 straight matches.

Jean Hunt
| Farmington | girls basketball
A coaching pioneer in Connecticut, getting her start in the 1970s. She led teams in three different sports to a total of 10 undefeated seasons and a total of 500 career wins.

Karen Kohn
| DuPont (Wilmington) | field hockey/girls basketball
Excelled as a field hockey and girls basketball coach for nearly three decades. She had a record of 227-86 in basketball with a state championship and a record of 202-69 with two state championships in field hockey.

Louise Crocco
| Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale) | volleyball
The all-time leader in volleyball wins in Florida with 1,132 and just 113 losses. She also coached girls basketball and softball and had 1,452 career wins in the three sports.

Marcia Ward
| Westminster (Atlanta) | volleyball
Ranks among the state's all-time wins leaders in volleyball with 844 to go with just 180 losses. Her teams won a total of five state championships.

Doris Hakman
| Punahou (Honolulu) | girls tennis
A part of the Punahou girls tennis dynasty, Hakman helped the Buff'n Blue win eight straight state championships between 1966 and 1972.

Launa Moser
| Preston | volleyball
Coached 41 seasons and led her teams to 19 state volleyball tournaments with a total of five state championships. She compiled a career winning percentage of .830.

Dorothy Gaters
| Chicago Marshall | girls basketball
Has a record of 1,133 wins and 206 losses in her 44-year career at Marshall. Her teams have won 10 state championships and she is a member of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

Jean Kesterson
| Cathedral (Indianapolis) | volleyball
A member of the American Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame and the Indiana Coaches Hall of Fame, Kesterson won eight state championships with Cathedral.

Eavon Woodin
| Waverly-Shell Rock (Waverly) | volleyball
No one has won more games as a volleyball coach in Iowa than Woodin, who won 1,069 games in her career. She has a career record of 1,069-294-49.

Gwen Pike
| Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission) | volleyball
Set the state record for career coaching wins in volleyball at 1,224-239. She's led her team to 21 state championships.

Donna Moir
| Sacred Heart (Louisville) | girls basketball
Named the national Coach of the Year by the NFHS in 2020, Moir ranks fifth all-time in Kentucky in wins with 683. She has also won three state championships from 2002 to 2004.

Edna Tarbutton
| Baskin | girls basketball
Tarbutton led Baskin to 218 straight wins during the 1940s — the longest win streak in high school girls basketball history. She also led Baskin on a 71-game win streak to give the team a record of 289-1. She finished her career with 654-236 with nine state championships, including eight in a row.

Meredith Messer
| Camden Hills (Rockport) | girls soccer
In 24 seasons, Messer led the Windjammers to 263 wins, including 69 in a row at one point. She was named the National Soccer Coach of the Year in 2019 by the NFHS.

Lillian Shelton
| Severna Park (Md.) | field hockey
Ranks as one of the winningest field hockey coaches of all-time. She posted a record of 544-60-10 over the course of 40 years. She led the Falcons to 20 state championships.

Vi Goodnow
| Frontier Regional (South Deerfield) | field hockey/girls basketball
Coached for 44 seasons and over 1,500 career games, winning 84 percent of them. She won 633 games in basketball and 478 in field hockey. The Western Massachusetts award to the top girls basketball Player of the Year is named in her honor.

Jodi Manore
| Bedford (Temperance) | volleyball
No coach has won more games in one sport than Manore, who has 2,099 victories in close to 40 years at Bedford.

Wendy Kohler
| Alexandria | girls basketball
Spent over 33 years with the Cardinals and is a member of the Minnesota Girls Coaches Hall of Fame. She won 579 games as a basketball coach, the most ever by a female coach in the state.

Lucy Seaberry
| East Side (Cleveland, Miss.) | girls basketball
One of the few coaches with over 800 wins in Mississippi history, she had 809 between 1968 and 2001. She was the state coach of the year in 1995 when she won a state championship with a 35-2 record.

Lori Hanaway
| Lee's Summit | volleyball
The second-winningest coach in Missouri volleyball history, Hanaway had 749 wins with eight state championships through 27 seasons when she was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.

Vicki Brown
| Hellgate (Missoula) | girls basketball/volleyball
A Hall of Fame coach in Montana where she guided the Knights' girls volleyball and basketball teams for over 20 years. She won a state title in volleyball and was twice named state Coach of theYear.

Sharon Zavala
| Grand Island Central Catholic (Grand Island) | volleyball
The all-time winningest volleyball coach in Nebraska, Zavala had 921 victories in her 40-year career. Her teams won nine state championships and finished second eight times.

Karen Weitz
| Centennial (Las Vegas) | girls basketball
Weitz has produced one of the top programs on the West Coast as Centennial has won 12 state championships and posted a 673-84 record during her 25 seasons at the helm.

New Hampshire
Marge Fisk
| Dover | girls basketball
Coaching girls basketball during the 1970s and early 1980s, Fisk became a Hall of Fame coach, winning multiple state championships during her tenure.

New Jersey
Danyle Heilig
| Eastern (Voorhees, N.J.) | field hockey
Heilig's field hockey teams dominated for 20 years posting a record of 527-16-10 with 21 state championships.

New Mexico
Flo Valdez
| Roswell | volleyball
Had a great career in two different states as she won a combined 1,100 matches as a volleyball coach at Roswell and in Texas at El Paso.

New York
Sally Kus
| Sweet Home (Amherst) | volleyball
Kus led the Panthers on one of the longest winning streaks in high school history with 292 wins over a 10-year period. Under Kus, Sweet Home was recognized by Volleyball Magazine as the nation's greatest high school program in the sports' first 100 years. Kus had a career record of 792 wins and 29 losses.

North Carolina
Ann Harris
| Jordan (Durham) | volleyball
With a career winning percentage of .940, Harris ranks as one of the most successful volleyball coaches in North Carolina history. Her Falcon teams won six state championships, including four in a row.

North Dakota
Kathy Aspaas
| Minot | swimming
During her 45 seasons as a swimming coach at Minot and later Century (Bismarck), Aspaas won a total of 28 state championships.

Mary Jo Huisman
| Mother of Mercy (Cincinnati) | girls basketball
Huisman spent most of her career at Mother of Mercy, but she got her 700th win in 2020 while at Talawanda. She ranks second in Ohio girls basketball history with 707 all-time wins.

Bertha Teague
| Byng | girls basketball
Finished her career as the nation's winningest girls basketball coach. In 43 years at Byng, Teague had a record of 1,157-115 with seven state championships.

Teresa Zimmerle
| Jesuit (Portland) | volleyball
No female volleyball coach has won more games than Zimmerle, who has 481 wins and 58 losses in 27 seasons at Jesuit. She's also won seven state titles including the last two in 2018 and 2019.

Sheron Watson
| Norwich | volleyball
Posted a winning percentage of .9683 with a record of 642-21 as one of the nation's best volleyball coaches. She led Norwich to 12 state championships and 13 straight WPIAL titles.

Rhode Island
Cindy Neal | Smithfield (Esmond) | girls basketball
Neal coached basketball and track for close to 30 years at Smithfield and was an athletic director for an additional 20 years. She is a member of the RIIL Hall of Fame and was the girls basketball director for the RIIL following her retirement.

South Carolina
Paula Kirkland | Dorman (Roebuck) | volleyball
Coaching for nearly 40 years, Kirkland has won more volleyball matches than any South Carolina coach. Following the 2020 season, Kirkland had a career record of 999-157-5 with 13 state championships.

South Dakota
Lolly Forseth
| Lincoln (Sioux Falls) | gymnastics
Involved in gymnastics for 40 years, Forseth was the first female inducted into the South Dakota High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. She coached two different schools to a total of 11 state titles. Her teams had a record of 154-9.

Barbara Campbell
| Brentwood | volleyball
Campbell ranks No. 3 in career wins in high school volleyball with 1,765. Campbell, who recently announced her retirement, also won 16 state championships.

Leta Andrews
| Granbury | girls basketball
No basketball coach, male or female, has won more games than Andrews, with a 1,416-355 record. She reached the state Final Four tournament 16 times with a state championship in 1990.

Carol Benson
| Ogden | tennis
A Hall of Fame tennis coach, Benson led Ogden to 17 state championships between 1979 and 1998.

Mona Garone
| Bradford | girls basketball
Garone won over 500 games in her career at Bradford, making the Final Four 31 times and winning 10 state championships. She also won three state championships in field hockey while at Oxbow.

Marie Crump
| Powhatan | softball
A member of the Virginia High School Hall of Fame, Crump won five state championships in softball and is the state's career wins leader with over 700.

Nola Ayres
| Sehome (Bellingham) | gymnastics
Ayres' lost just one match in her coaching career, winning 26 league titles and 22 state championships with one of the nation's top gymnastics programs.

West Virginia
Shirley Brown
| Woodrow Wilson (Beckley) | volleyball
Brown is one of the winningest coaches in West Virginia history, capturing over 1,300 wins during her tenure with a pair of state championships.

Betty Lange
| Newman (Wausau) | volleyball
Lange has been one of the most successful volleyball coaches in the state over the past decade, winning four consecutive state Division 4 titles between 2013-16.

Wendy Schuler
| Evanston | girls basketball
A four-time state coach of the year, Schuler has a career .730 winning percentage in basketball while at Evanston. She coached 30 years, winning eight regional championships.
High school basketball: First-team HIGHSCORE All-American TyTy Washington commits to Kentucky - HIGHSCORE
High school basketball: First-team MaxPreps All-American TyTy Washington commits to Kentucky
MaxPreps first team All-America selection and Arizona Player of the Year TyTy Washington of AZ Compass Prep (Chandler, Ariz.) announced Wednesday he will attend the University of Kentucky next season. The rapidly rising 6-foot-3 guard looks to help the Wildcats after a 9-16 finish last season.

The future Wildcat averaged 24 points, seven assists and six rebounds and was among the leading candidates for MaxPreps National Player of the Year honors. Washington led AZ Compass Prep to a 28-2 record and No. 2 ranking in final MaxPreps Top 25 rankings, the first for the school.

Washington began the season as the 57th overall prospect in the Class of 2021, according 247Sports rankings. The elite guard prospect rose to five-star status and is regarded as the No. 16 prospect, according to 247Sports' most recent update.

MaxPreps All-America Teams: Overall | Junior | Sophomore | Freshman | Coach of the Year

Washington chose Kentucky over Arizona, Baylor, Kansas, LSU and Oregon. Washington most recently starred in the Iverson Classic, where he recorded a game-high 22 points against the nation's top high school players and won the 3-point shootout.

The guard should make an immediate impact in the SEC next season as the potential one-and-done prospect will likely be inserted into the starting rotation as a freshman.
TyTy Washington announced he'll play for the University of Kentucky next season.
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TyTy Washington announced he'll play for the University of Kentucky next season.

High school basketball: HIGHSCORE All-American Scoot Henderson set to skip senior year for NBA G League - HIGHSCORE
High school basketball: MaxPreps All-American Scoot Henderson set to skip senior year for NBA G League
Five-star Class of 2022 high school basketball star Scoot Henderson of Kell (Marietta, Ga.) announced Friday on social media he will his senior year and join the NBA G League Ignite team.

Henderson is the first high school player to forgo his senior year to play in the G League. He won't be eligible for the 2022 NBA Draft because of age restrictions, meaning he must spend two years with the Ignite program.
The 6-foot-3 guard is the No. 9 prospect in the Class of 2022 according to 247Sports. He is expected to join Jaden Hardy, Michael Foster Jr. and international prospect Fanbo Zeng on the Ignite team next season.

Henderson was a first team MaxPreps Junior All-American selection this season, averaging 32 points, seven rebounds and six assists per contest to help the Longhorns reach the Georgia AAAAAA state title game. The explosive point guard showed rapid development over the course of his high school career and has the potential to be a lottery pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.

A year ago, Class of 2020 prospects Jalen Green, Jonathan Kuminga, Daishen Nix and Isaiah Todd selected the G League path over the traditional collegiate route.
Scoot Henderson in action during a December game against McEachern.
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Scoot Henderson in action during a December game against McEachern.