High-SchoolTexas: POWERADE FAB 50

Texas Week 14 POWERADE baseball rankings

June, 6, 2012
6/06/12
3:05
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After games on Sunday, June 3

By now, most everybody has seen Courtney Hawkins' backflip at the MLB Draft. And who could blame the CC Carroll senior? Not only was he picked 13th overall by the Chicago White Sox but his Tigers have another shot to win state like they did in 2010 after beating Laredo Alexander in the Class 5A regional final last week. The No. 6 team in the POWERADE FAB 50 will next take on A&M Consolidated while No. 7 Arlington Martin will face off against Cypress Ranch on the other side of the bracket.

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

1. Carroll (Corpus Christi) 32-4 (1)
Tigers swept Laredo to reach third straight Class 5A state semifinal. Next up: A&M Consolidated.

2. Arlington Martin 37-5-1 (2)
Warriors beat Southlake Carroll to reach Class 5A final four. Next up: Cypress Ranch.

3. Calallen (Corpus Christi) 33-2 (3)
Former FAB 50 No. 1 team was upset in Class 4A regional round by Boerne Champion.

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Texas Week 13 POWERADE baseball rankings: Calallen falls

May, 31, 2012
5/31/12
12:55
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After games on Saturday, May 26

The No. 1 spot in the POWEADE FAB 50 has become not so coveted of late. For the fourth time in four weeks, the nation's top team fell, with Calallen serving as the victim this time. The Wildcats were stunned in the Class 4A regional semifinals by Boerne Champion, which had the luxury of choosing a one-game playoff instead of a three-game series after winning a coin flip.

As a result, CC Carroll moves back into the top spot after beating Sharyland to set up a matchup with Laredo in the Class 5A regional final. Seven Texas teams now hold a spot in the POWERADE FAB 50, beginning with CC Carroll at No. 7 and Rockwall-Heath at No. 50.

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

1. Carroll (Corpus Christi) 30-4 (3)
Tigers regain top spot in state after sweeping Sharyland. Next up: Laredo in the Class 5A regional finals.

2. Arlington Martin 34-4-1 (2)
Warriors bested LD Bell in Game 3 of series to move on to Class 5A regional finals.

3. Calallen (Corpus Christi) 33-2 (1)
Class 4A favorite Wildcats were upset by Boerne Champion in one-game playoff.

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After games on Saturday, May 19

Calallen already staked its claim as the top team in Texas, beating fellow powerhouse CC Carroll. Now, the Wildcats can call themselves the top team in the nation after snagging the No. 1 spot in this week's POWERADE FAB 50. The Tigers did so by moving one step closer to a Class 4A title, sweeping Ray to set up a matchup with Boerne Champion in the regional semifinals.

In Class 5A, a big showdown looms as No. 3 CC Carroll takes on No. 4 Sharyland for the right to move on to the regional final.

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

1. Calallen (Corpus Christi) 33-1 (1)
Nation's new top team beat Ray and moves on to face Boerne Champion in Class 4A regional semifinals.

2. Arlington Martin 32-3-1 (3)
Nick Hendrix's three-hitter pushed Warriors past Coronado and into Class 5A regional semifinals against L.D. Bell.

3. Carroll (Corpus Christi) 28-4 (2)
Tigers needed three games to down Johnson. Will face No. 4 Sharyland in next round.

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Texas POWERADE Week 11 baseball rankings

May, 16, 2012
5/16/12
3:12
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After games on Saturday, May 12

It's win or go home for Texas teams and so far, some highly ranked squads have been shown the door. Seven Lakes' impressive campaign came to an end in the first round against Cy Ranch. A similar fate came for Colleyville Heritage and Georgetown.

The top teams in Class 5A and 4A remain in the running, as CC Carroll and Calallen moved one step closer to making good on their preseason hype. They lead the six Texas teams in this week's POWERADE FAB 50.

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

1. Calallen (Corpus Christi) 31-1 (1)
Wyatt Mathisen continues to come up big in the postseason, recording a save and the Wildcats' lone RBI in a 1-0 victory against Victoria West. Will face Ray in Class 4A regional quarterfinals.

2. Carroll (Corpus Christi) 25-3 (2)
O'Shea Dumes was solid on the mound as the Tigers beat Reagan, setting up a matchup against S.A. Johnson.

3. Arlington Martin 30-3-1 (3)
Swept Odessa in two games, move on to face El Paso Franklin.

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Texas Week 10 POWERADE baseball rankings: Playoffs underway

May, 9, 2012
5/09/12
12:36
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After games on Saturday, May 5

Nothing is guaranteed come playoff time, especially in Texas, where eight teams are ranked in the POWERADE FAB 50, meaning some are bound to meet up as the postseason wears on. Previously ranked Bellaire and The Woodlands found out the hard way, falling in the first round of the playoffs to Spring Branch Memorial and Klein Oak, respectively.

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

1. Calallen (Corpus Christi) 30-1 (1)
Wyatt Mathisen took care of business to open the 4A playoffs, pitching a shutout and blasting a home run in a 5-0 win against Hidalgo.

2. Carroll (Corpus Christi ) 24-3 (2)
Tigers drew 12 walks in a 9-0 win against Stevens to open Class 5A postseason.

3. Arlington Martin 28-2-1 (3)
Warriors swept Odessa in their playoff opening best-of-three series. Next up: El Paso Franklin.

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Texas Week 9 POWERADE baseball rankings

May, 2, 2012
5/02/12
1:15
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After games on Saturday, April 28

The regular season ended pretty much where it started, with CC Carroll atop Class 5A and Calallen as the No. 1 squad in Class 4A. Granted, Calallen looks a bit more intimidating after knocking off Carroll last week, but of course nothing is guaranteed in the playoffs, so stay tuned.

Seven teams from the Lone Star State now populate the POWERADE FAB 50, as Colleyville Heritage debuts at No. 27 after winning 19 of their last 20 entering the postseason.

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

1. Calallen (Corpus Christi) 29-1 (1)
Wildcats ended the regular season on the right note, beating Reagan 9-4.

2. Carroll (Corpus Christi) 23-3 (2)
Tigers finished 10-0 in District 28-5A play with 11-1 victory against King. Next up: one-game playoff against Stevens.

3. Arlington Martin 25-2-1 (5)
Warriors somehow turned two total hits into a 3-0 win against Paschal. Next up: Class 5A playoff game against Odessa.

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After games on Saturday, April 21

They won't meet in the playoffs, but fans got their dream matchup last week when Calallen and CC Carroll met in a battle of the top teams in Corpus Christi and the state.

This time, Calallen of Class 4A prevailed against CC Carroll of Class 5A by the count of 7-1, thanks to a strong pitching performance from Armando Arevalo, who took a no-hitter into the seventh and is 7-0 on the season. The win could have future rankings implications should the two end up winning state titles.

Nationally, the outcome moved Calallen back into the top 10 at No. 7 in the POWERADE FAB 50, which includes six teams from the Lone Star State.

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

1. Calallen (Corpus Christi) 28-1 (3)
Wildcats picked up a huge win against previous No. 1 CC Carroll, thanks to Armando Arevalo's dominance on the mound during a 7-1 win.

2. Carroll (Corpus Christi) 22-3 (1)
Tigers lost their hold of the top spot after a 7-1 loss to Calallen. The result could have future implications should these two vie for No. 1 in the final rankings.

3. Deer Park 19-1 (4)
Deers have made the state and nation take notice with their consistent play.

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Texas Week 7 POWERADE baseball rankings: CC Carroll back on top

April, 17, 2012
4/17/12
4:37
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After games on Saturday, April 14

For the first time this season and the first time in 64 games, Calallen has lost a district game. The Wildcats lost 9-3 to Moody, a team they beat earlier this year. A chance at redemption is right around the corner, though, as Calallen will take on new No. 1 CC Carroll on Saturday. Though Calallen is in 4A and Carroll is in 5A, the game could be a needed boost for the winner with the playoffs looming.

In the POWERADE FAB 50, CC Carroll moves back into the top 10 while Calallen drops to 15th.

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

1. CC Carroll (Corpus Christi) 20-2 (2)
Tigers beat S.A. Highlands behind Courtney Hawkins, who went 4-for-4 with three runs and a HR. Big matchup against No. 3 Calallen looms on Saturday.

2. Seven Lakes (Katy) 23-2-1 (4)
Won five straight and 15 of their last 16 games after wins against Strake Jesuit, Morton Ranch and MacArthur. Contest against Spring Branch Memorial on Friday.

3. Calallen (Corpus Christi) 25-1 (1)
Fell to rival Moody 9-3, marking their first district loss in 64 games.

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Texas Week 6 POWERADE baseball rankings

April, 10, 2012
4/10/12
6:25
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After games on Saturday, April 7

Though Calallen remains atop the rankings, there was lots of movement over this past week in the Lone Star State. Thanks to consecutive losses by Klein Collins, which had won 17 straight, Seven Lakes and Montwood made major jumps in the rankings behind lengthy win streaks of their own.

Also, seven teams now sit in the POWERADE FAB 50, with Calallen coming in at No. 2 and Klein Collins sitting at No. 45.

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

1. Calallen (Corpus Christi) 22-0 (1)
Wildcats face off against rival Moody for the second this season.

2. Carroll (Corpus Christi) 19-2 (3)
O'Shea Dumes struck out seven batters and allowed just four hits to help Tigers beat King 3-0.

3. Arlington Martin 19-1-1 (4)
Mike Hoffman got the win as the Warriors downed Arlington 13-1 last week.

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Texas Week 5 POWERADE baseball rankings: Calallen claims top spot

April, 4, 2012
4/04/12
12:33
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After games on Saturday, March 31

CC Carroll entered the gauntlet that is the National High School Invitational knowing it would be far from easy with six POWERADE FAB 50 teams in the mix. The Tigers emerged with a 1-2 record, falling to a red-hot Mater Dei (Calif.) squad and then-top-ranked Bishop Gorman (Nev.) by a combined count of 21-4. As a result, Calallen is the new No. 1 team in Texas this week, as the Wildcats remain undefeated after 22 games and move into the No. 2 slot in the latest POWERADE FAB 50.

The Tigers will have their chance to get back in the top spot, though, as they are slated to play Calallen on April 21.

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

1. Calallen (Corpus Christi) 22-0 (2)
Wildcats continued their unblemished start with wins against Tuloso-Midway and John Paul II.

2. Klein Collins (Spring) 18-2 (3)
Tigers are the lone undefeated team in District 13-5A at 7-0 and have now won 17 games in a row.

3. Carroll (Corpus Christi) 18-2 (1)
Tigers went 1-2 at the loaded National High School Baseball Invitational. Courtney Hawkins was dominant in their lone win, pitching a complete-game shutout while belting a home run.

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Texas Week 4 POWERADE baseball rankings

March, 28, 2012
3/28/12
2:50
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After games on Monday, March 26

A few big matchups loom this week for some of Texas' top teams. The top-ranked CC Carroll Tigers potentially face multiple tests when they travel to North Carolina for a National High School Invitational that features six teams in the POWERADE FAB 50, including the top three squads.

Also, Seven Lakes, which has jumped out to an impressive 18-1-1 start will face No. 7 Memorial this Friday in a contest that could shake up the rankings.

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

1. Carroll (Corpus Christi) 16-0 (1)
Two more games, two more wins for the Tigers. A huge test looms this week at the loaded National High School Invitational in North Carolina.

2. Calallen (Corpus Christi) 18-0 (2)
Wildcats experienced their first scare, needing a rally to beat Flour Bluff, 5-2.

3. Klein Collins (Spring) 16-2 (4)
Tigers posted three wins last week, including a 6-5 victory against previously ranked Tomball.

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After games on Monday, March 19

Two big games are on tap this week with potential to shake up the rankings. Following a rain delay, No. 2 Calallen, ranked No. 5 in the POWERADE FAB 50, will face off against No. 8 Moody in a District 31-4A matchup on Wednesday. Calallen has yet to lose through 18 games, but Moody presents the first big challenge of the season.

Klein Collins and Tomball both entered the POWERADE FAB 50 this week. And in turn, they are rewarded with a huge District 13-5A battle on Friday against one another with sole possession of first place on the line. Klein Collins has won 12 straight, while Tomball has been impressive behind lefty ace Rex Hill on the mound.

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

1. Carroll (Corpus Christi) 11-0 (1)
Tigers remained hot, beating Seguin by the count of 12-1.

2. Calallen (Corpus Christi) 18-0 (2)
Wildcats notched three victories last week, including a victory against Kingsville that saw Desi Castillo strike out 10 in five innings. A rain delay pushed a big matchup with No. 8 Moody to Wednesday.

3. Churchill (San Antonio) 16-1 (4)
Chargers rise in rankings after outscoring opponents 28-6 over the course of three wins. Nate Harris has been spectacular on the mound while Zane Gurwitz is batting a team-high .565 with 23 RBIs.

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POWERADE Texas Week 2 baseball rankings: Churchill stakes its claim

March, 14, 2012
3/14/12
12:00
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After games on Monday, March 12

With district play already underway, there's lots of movement in this week's baseball rankings. Corpus Christi continues to dominate the scene, with CC Carroll and Calallen both rolling to undefeated starts behind strong offensive showings.

Meanwhile, S.A. Churchill debuted at No. 4 in the local rankings and No. 21 in the POWERADE FAB 50 after handing nationally ranked Westlake its first loss of the season.

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

1. Carroll (Corpus Christi) 10-0 (1)
With Courtney Hawkins continuing to dominate at the plate and Josh Cruz leading the team in RBIs, the Tigers continue to roll.

2. Calallen (Corpus Christi) 15-0 (2)
Wildcats won their three games last week with ease, posting two shutouts and outscoring opponents 24-2. Lee Gonzalez leads the team with a .579 average.

3. Plano West 11-1 (5)
The Wolves showed their offensive firepower in a 12-4 win against Plainview, hitting six doubles to go with a Billy McKinney home run.

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Texas final hoops rankings: FM Marcus, Kimball repeat as champs

March, 13, 2012
3/13/12
3:45
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After games on Sunday, March 11

Call it deja vu, call it partying like it's 2011 – heck, you could even call it a comeback. Whatever the case, Marcus and Kimball emerged as champs once again in the 5A and 4A ranks, respectively, this past weekend.

For Marcus, it meant holding off the twin duo of Aaron and Andrew Harrison. No easy task, but also not a tall order for the Marauders' own duo in McDonald's All-American Marcus Smart, who played stifling defense, and Phil Forte, who knocked down eight critical free throws to secure the 56-52 win. The Marauders sit fifth in the POWERADE FAB 50 rankings.

For Kimball, it mean coming back against a Yates team known for its high-scoring offense and championship success in 2009 and 2010. But behind a late rally and Torrey Henry's go-ahead three-pointer, the Knights proved that the title was theirs to keep.

That will do it for an eventful Texas hoops scene in the public and private-school ranks. Here are the final rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):

1. Marcus (Flower Mound) 39-2 (1)
Phil Forte drained eight free throws down the stretch to finish with 24 points and MVP honors as the Marauders repeated as Class 5A champs with a 56-52 win against Fort Bend Travis.

2. Prestonwood Christian (Plano) 27-4 (2)
Super junior Julius Randle led the Lions to the TAPPS Class 5A crown.

3. Grace Prep (Arlington) 27-4 (3)
Repeated as TAPPS Class 4A champs with win against No. 6 Westbury Christian in the title game.

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Inside the FAB 50: State showdowns

March, 7, 2012
3/07/12
3:13
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It’s never a sure thing for any hugely anticipated matchup to take place in a state championship. Upsets tend to happen and can prevent the best of showdowns.

Two potential POWERADE FAB 50 showdowns to decide state titles are expected to happen this weekend in Austin, Texas and in Tulsa, Okla.

In Texas, the Class 5A crown probably will be worn by either FAB 50 No. 5 Marcus (Flower Mound, Texas) or FAB 50 No. 33 Fort Bend Travis (Richmond, Texas). Marcus is the defending champion, but won in its regional final by just one point (39-38) over South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, Texas).

In Oklahoma, the Class 6A title should be taken by either FAB 50 No. 23 Union (Tulsa, Okla.) or FAB 50 No. 35 Edmond Memorial (Edmond, Okla.). Union is the top seed heading into this week’s quarterfinals and are undefeated. Edmond Memorial, however, is the defending champion and many local prognosticators are picking the Bulldogs.

Two FAB 50 teams are meeting for certain in the Louisiana championships in Ruston, La. The Class 4A championship will feature No. 18 St. Augustine (New Orleans) against No. 45 Peabody (Alexandria).

In two other Louisiana state title tilts, FAB 50 No. 17 Scotlandville (Baton Rouge) is favored to beat McKinley (Baton Rouge) in Class 5A while FAB 50 No. 47 Riverside (Reserve) will take on John Curtis Christian (River Ridge), which has gone 2-1 in matchups this season, for the Class 2A crown.

FAB 50 Spotlight Player of the Week: Clide Geffrard, Ely (Pompano Beach, Fla.)

The 6-foot-6 senior forward saved his best for last in the Class 7A state championship game -- a 78-66 rout of Oak Ridge (Orlando, Fla.). With the win, the Tigers hoisted a title trophy for the first time since 2007.

Geffrard matched his personal best scoring output with a game-high 33 points. He also collected 14 rebounds, one shy of his personal best, and had four steals.

In the 62-29 semifinal rout of St. Petersburg (Fla.), Geffrard had 22 points and nine rebounds.

The 30-2 record Tigers closed the playoffs with 18 consecutive wins and moved up to No. 16 in this week’s FAB 50.

Highest-Ranked Newcomer: No. 41 Lone Peak (Highland, Utah)

The Knights return to the FAB 50 after a state title repeat and a three-peat next season shouldn't surprise anyone.

Three underclassmen led the Knights to a 22-3 record and second straight Class 5A state title with a 68-38 finals' rout of Brighton (Utah).

Two of the underclass stars are committed to Brigham Young -- T.J. Haws, a slender 6-foot-4 sophomore shooting wing who scored 24 in the finals, and 6-foot-1 junior guard Nick Emery, who netted 16 points. Talon Shumway, a 6-4 junior, contributed 13 points. The trio will be joined by 6-foot-8 transfer center Eric Mika, who was ineligible this season.

The Knights, who were 24-1 after winning the 2011 state crown, entered the season ranked No. 25 in the FAB 50 but dropped from the elite list after suffering their second in-state loss to American Fork (Utah) on Feb. 10.

Earlier, in the Beach Ball Classic in South Carolina, Lone Peak split decisions with two FAB 50 ranked teams -- beating No. 18 St. Augustine (New Orleans) and losing to No. 7 Milton (Milton, Ga.). They also defeated talented Whitney Young (Chicago).

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