Central Catholic initially opened as an all-boys school but became co-educational in the 1980s. Cross country is the main name of the game at the school, where the team’s clenched 11 state titles since 2003. Five of those came consecutively between 2012 and 2016. The girls’ volleyball team at Central has also won an impressive number of titles, six since 1998 alone.
And following behind the talented athletes from their cross country and volleyball team is their football team, which has earned four of its own state championships since the 1950s. Olympic silver and bronze medalist, Galen Rupp, graduated from the school, along with Detroit Lions quarterback Joey Harrington, and NFL linebacker Brennan Scarlett.
Archbishop Moeller High School
This all-boys Catholic school in Cincinnati is one of five of its kind in the area. The prestigious, private prep school was established in the late 1950s and their Crusaders football team had a strong winning streak and took home five national titles. They won two more major titles in 2012 and 2013.
The baseball team has won three state titles and their lacrosse team has gone to five state finals since 89’ and has seen a 10-game winning streak within the past couple of years. Notable alumni from Moeller include major league baseball players Bill Long, Brent Suter, and Alex Wimmers, along with NFL players Doug Williams and Tom Waddle, just to name a few.
Broken Arrow High School
The Tigers of Broken Arrow High School in Oklahoma has a total of 93 total teams between grades 7 and 12. Since they’ve been in existence, they’ve won more than 60 state titles and have been frequently recognized by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association. The girls’ soccer team, softball, and wrestling teams have won the most titles for Broken Arrow.
The wrestling team has earned the most, with 17 state championships under their belt. Notable alumni to come from the Oklahoma public school include head coach of the New York Jets and former NFL offensive lineman for the Eagles, David Alexander, and major league baseball players Andy Wilkins, Archie Bradley, and Brad Penny.
St. Joseph’s Prep
Commonly referred to as just, “The Prep,” this private, all-boys Catholic school was founded in 1851. It’s home to the Hawks, who wear gray and crimson to destroy their opponents – particularly, their crew team. The Hawks crew team has won the Stotesbury Cup in a national competition twelve times since 1955.
Their most recent victory came just last year. They’ve also won the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta. The football team is also talented and has a record of winning back-to-back state championships and 15 titles. Notable former Hawks include world record holder and Olympic gold medalist in rowing, Cipollone, and Miami Hurricanes quarterback Frank Costa, among many others.
La Salle Academy
La Salle Academy’s lacrosse team is well-known for its seven consecutive state championships, but they aren’t the only reason this private school is sought-after by those looking for excellent athletic programs. The men’s cross-country team has taken home three consecutive New England Championships, and the women’s team has won eight state titles of their own.
The girls’ gymnastics team joins the lacrosse and cross-country teams with ten consecutive wins. Juliet Vongphoumy, the first woman in history to win the RIIL Singles Golf Championship, attended in the past, as did a number of other notable names in sports. Former Boston Red Sox general manager Lou Gorman and three-time Stanley Cup winner Lou Lamoriello are among them, too.