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MaxPreps
Type of site
Sports Database
Available inEnglish
HeadquartersEl Dorado Hills, California
OwnerParamount Global
Founder(s)Andy Beal
URLhttp://www.maxpreps.com
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
LaunchedAugust 1, 2002; 19 years ago (2002-08-01)
Current statusonline

MaxPreps is an American website that specializes in coverage of American high school sports. The site is owned by Paramount Global and is a division of CBS Sports. Founded on August 1, 2002, the company has covered up to 29 sports, including boys, girls, and co-ed sports. MaxPreps is currently headquartered in El Dorado Hills, California.

History

MaxPreps was founded in August 2002 by Andy Beal. According to Beal, his goal was to cover "Every team, every game, and every player in High School Sports." In 2007, the company was acquired by CBS Interactive.[1]

Sports covered

As of 2017, MaxPreps covered a total of 29 sports. They categorize sports into one of three categories: Boys, Girls, and Co-Ed. Five sports are exclusive to boys, five are exclusive to girls. Fifteen sports had separate male and female variants, while four were strictly co-ed. Below is a breakdown of the sports covered.[2]

Sport Boys Girls Co-Ed
Badminton Green tickY Red XN Red XN
Baseball Green tickY Red XN Red XN
Basketball Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
Bowling Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
Cheerleading Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Cross Country Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
Dance Team Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Exhibition Drill Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Field Hockey Red XN Green tickY Red XN
Flag Football Red XN Green tickY Red XN
Football Green tickY Red XN Red XN
Golf Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
Gymnastics Red XN Green tickY Red XN
Ice Hockey Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
Indoor Track and Field Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
Lacrosse Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
Rugby football Green tickY Red XN Red XN
Ski & Snowboard Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
Slow-Pitch Softball Red XN Green tickY Red XN
Soccer Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
Softball Red XN Green tickY Red XN
Speech & Debate Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Swimming Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
Tennis Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
Track & Field Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
Volleyball Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
Water Polo Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
Weightlifting Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
Wrestling Green tickY Red XN Red XN

MaxPreps Cup

Every year MaxPreps awards an American high school the MaxPreps Cup, signifying that they are the #1 Athletic Program in the Nation. They have been awarding it since 2011. Before 2011, the award was just called #1 Athletic Program in the Nation.

Year School State
2011-12 American Heritage School Florida
2012-13 Westminster School Georgia
2013-14 Bentonville High School Arkansas
2014-15 Bentonville High School (2) Arkansas
2015-16 Jesuit High School Oregon
2016-17 St. Thomas Aquinas High School Florida
2017-18 American Heritage School (2) Florida
2018-19 Jesuit High School (2) Oregon
2019-20 Carmel High School Indiana
2020-21 Marist School Georgia

Sources:[3]

References

  1. ^ "About Us". MaxPreps. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  2. ^ "States by Sport". MaxPreps. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  3. ^ Askeland, Kevin. (August 4, 2021). MaxPreps Cup: Georgia's Marist wins 2020-21 title for best all-around high school sports program. maxpreps.com. Retrieved January 13, 2022.