Prep Rally

  • Missouri school pulls off comeback of the year

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally5 days ago

    Talk about a comeback. St. Charles (Mo.) trailed by as much as 21 points in the first half of the state final against Hillcrest (Springfield, Mo.) High School.

    Doing it the hard way...state champs after trailing by 21. St Charles Pirates win 4A title. pic.twitter.com/VMuaOedojq

    Hillcrest shooting guard Brady Petry was hitting threes from all over the court, all but putting on a clinic, as the Hornets built their lead.

    "He would hit three after three and I would just look at Casey and I would just be like, 'I don't think he's going to miss,'" St. Charles senior Chase Morfeld told Fox2. But the Pirates kept fighting.

    "We weren't going to give up, it was going to be our last game so I mean we were just going to fight to the end win or lose," said Morfeld. 

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  • H.S. lacrosse goalie scores on incredibly long shot

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally7 days ago

    As the clock ticked away at the end of the third quarter in Thursday's lacrosse game between Wheat Ridge (Co.) High School and Boulder High, Wheat Ridge goalie Nolan Hector took a last-second shot.

    Actually, there wasn't even a full second on the clock, just 0.7 seconds.  Check out what happened:

    #sctop10 HS Lacrosse goalie scores 77 yard goal at end of third quarter. Amazing!!! pic.twitter.com/eSQPhy2XLB

      There's nothing Prep Rally loves more than seeing a team play to the final seconds. It doesn't matter if that's the final seconds of the game or the quarter or whatever – every second counts. Props to Hector for following through. 

    His goal gave Wheat Ridge the 9-8 advantage, and the team went on to win 15-11.

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  • Michigan H.S. basketball team rallies from 8 down in last 15 seconds

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally11 days ago

    Trailing by eight with 15 seconds left, most high school teams would look dejected. The Dansville (Mich.) boys varsity team instead rose to the occasion in Saturday's district final.

    Brian Calloway of the Lansing State Journal recapped the astounding comeback:

    Carter Frantz and Ben Lober each hit 3s during the late push for Dansville. The Aggies (9-13) then received a technical for knocking the ball out of bounds. Galesburg-Augusta didn’t convert the technical free throws with around 4.6 seconds remaining, but split free throws after another quick foul to go ahead two. That’s when Frantz received a full-court pass and hit a layup to send the contest to overtime.

    Dansville went on to win 46-38 in overtime. It's the team's first district title since 2000.

    “Here we are in the district championship with it sort of slipping away from us and we dug deep and refused to lose and that’s a real credit to them and something we can definitely build on going forward," the coach told Calloway.

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  • Virginia H.S. baller nails three dunks in state championship

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally16 days ago

    Juan Thornhill of Altavista (Va.) High School more than enjoyed the final game of his basketball career on Wednesday. The 6-foot-1 senior dunked not once, not twice, but three times as he helped propel his team to its third-straight Virgina High School League Group 1A state title.

    He showed that he can dunk any which way he wants, flying through the lane for a two-handed slam on an inbounds pass, then a single-handed monster jam, then capping it with an alley-oop off the backboard.

    That final dunk was definitely the most exciting, according to the News Advance.

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  • Must-hear: Radio call of high school's first championship in 70 years

    Jay Busbee at Prep Rally17 days ago

    In a land where basketball is religion, every so often a game turns into a tent revival.

    Kentucky's Williamsburg High School hasn't been to a regional final since 1946. So when the Yellow Jackets finally broke a nearly 70-year drought to win Kentucky's 13th Region championship, well, folks were more than a little happy. Take a listen to the final seconds of the game, as called on radio station WEZJ:

    That, folks, is the kind of elation that only comes along once a century or so.

    To take the championship, the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets had to knock off the two-time defending regional champion Clay County Tigers, a team that had twice rebounded from early deficits this tournament to advance. 

    Williamsburg Yellow Jackets win boys 13th Region Tournament Championship http://t.co/wnfW3yZNYj pic.twitter.com/KnPbr3F3MH

    Williamsburg now gets a week off to prepare for the state championship. Its fans and announcers, at least, could probably use the break.

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