High-SchoolNew-Jersey: Millville

N.J. Week 8 POWERADE baseball rankings: Upsets galore

May, 30, 2012
After games on Saturday, May 26

This past week was unkind to a number of ranked teams and strong contenders for the state title. Jackson, Westfield, Ramapo, Washington Township, Middlesex, Wall, Millville, Notre Dame and Montclair all saw their seasons come to a stunning end, while Sayreville needed extra innings to survive its matchup with Phillipsburg.

Don Bosco Prep held on to the top spot after cruising to a second straight Bergen County Tournament title, which pushed them to No. 39 in the POWERADE FAB 50.

Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):

1. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey) 21-3 (1)
Ironmen shut out Paramus 9-0 to secure their second straight Bergen County Tournament title. Next up: Pope John.

2. Seton Hall Prep (West Orange) 22-3 (3)
Pirates lost to Nutley. Will open play in state tournament against Bergen Catholic.

3. Gloucester Catholic 21-4 (4)
Rams beat Kingsway, Holy Spirit and Buena to enter state playoff matchup against Holy Cross on five-game win streak.

Click here for the full POWERADE weekly New Jersey baseball rankings

Five Days of List-Mas: Wild Card Edition!

December, 16, 2011

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Whether you’re putting together a grouping of best quarterbacks or worst albums, or you’re making that special list for Santa, there’s nothing quite like a good list. So in honor of the holiday season we’re bringing you lists all week long — Merry List-Mas!

Today: The best mascots in New Jersey high school sports

Any school can be a mascot like the Hawks or the Bulldogs. It takes a creative school to come up with something that is a little more exciting. And some of the New Jersey schools have some awfully creative mascots. But which schools made our top five? Read below, and let us know if you think your school should have made the cut.
5. Neptune Scarlet Fliers

4. Fair Lawn Cutters

3. Florence Township Memorial Flashers

2. Verona Hillbillies

1. Belvidere County Seaters

Honorable Mention: Bordentown Scotties, Millville Thunder Bolts, Nutley Maroon Raiders, Pompton Lakes Garnet Gulls, Teaneck Highwaymen, West Side Roughriders

Brandon Parker covers New Jersey for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHS.com. Follow him on Twitter@brandoncparker or email him at brandon.c.parker@espn.com.