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SoCalHoops Tournament News

Reebok Holiday Prep Classic: Complete
List Of Participating Teams--(Dec. 13, 1998)

Not a lot to say about this list, because it pretty much speaks for itself: 

Team Location Head Coach Nickname 97-98 Record
Archbishop Shaw HS Marrero, Louisiana Darren Laiche Eagles 18-4
Ballou High School Washington, DC Ernest Bowman Knights 8-18
Bishop Gorman HS Las Vegas, Nevada Jeff  Wagonseller Gaels 17-9
Boyd County High School Ashland, Kentucky Roger Zomes Lions 27-6
Butler High School Huntsville, Alabama Jack Doss Rebels 16-14
Cimarron-Memorial Las Vegas, Nevada Hank Girardi Spartans 13-13
Clark High School Las Vegas, Nevada Brad Query Chargers 14-15
Cody High School Cody, Wyoming Dean Olenick Broncos 2-17
Denver East HS Denver, Colorado Rudy Carey Angels 16-4
Dominguez HS Compton, California Russell Otis Dons 26-5
Durango HS Las Vegas, Nevada Al La Rocque Trailblazers 16-13
East Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska Chuck White Thunderbirds 21-6
East Union HS Manteca, California Bill Stricker Lancers 23-8
Edison HS Fresno, California Pat Riddlesprigger Tigers 25-6
Eldorado HS Las Vegas, Nevada Curtis Heathman Sun Devils 9-14
Fontana High School Fontana, California John McNally Steelers 22-7
Fremont High School Los Angeles, California Sam Sullivan Pathfinders 28-5
Galena High School Reno, Nevada Tom Maurer Grizzlies 28-6
Golden Valley HS Merced, California Keith Hunter II Cougars 23-8
Governor Simcoe SS Ontario, Canada Patrick Woodburn Redcoats 24-12
Green Valley HS, Henderson, Nevada Larry Thomas Gators 17-9
Harvard-Westlake HS Studio City, California Greg Hilliard Wolverines 19-8
Henderson County HS Henderson, Kentucky Phil Gibson Colonels 20-7
Hopkinsville HS Hopkinsville, Kentucky Terry Hayes Tigers 16-12
Horizon HS Thornton, Colorado Dave Lawrence Hawks 20-3
Inglewood HS Inglewood, California Patrick Roy Sentinels 22-7
Jordan High School Long Beach, California Ron Massey Panthers 15-12
Killeen High School Killeen, Texas Bo Burgess Kangaroos 30-5
Las Vegas High School Las Vegas, NV Tom Farnsworth Wildcats 27-8
Marian Catholic HS San Diego, California Henry Brown Crusaders 8-17
Marine Military Academy Harlington, Texas Matt R., Herting Leathernecks 22-6
Mater Dei High School Santa Ana, California Gary McKnight Monarchs 21-8
Montclair Prep HS Van Nuys, California Bob Webb  Mounties 26-4
Mountain View HS Mesa, Arizona Gary Ernst Toros 34-1
Mt. Zion Christian Acad. Durham, North Carolina Joel Hopkins Warriors 26-5
Newbury Park HS Newbury Park, California Steve Johnson Panthers 24-5
Newport High School  Bellevue, Washington Kermit Foltz Knights 17-12
North Surrey SS Surrey, BC, Canada Murray McDonald Spartans 14-13
Oak Hill Academy Mouth of Wilson, Virginia Steve Smith Warriors 29-2
Overland High School Aurora, Colorado Arlandus Lowe Trailblazers 12-8
Pacific High School San Bernardino, California Scott Smith Pirates 23-7
Palo Verde High School Las Vegas, Nevada Phil Clarke Panthers 22-3
Rangeview High School Aurora, Colorado Terry Taylor Raiders 17-5
Robeson High School Brooklyn, New York Larry Major Eagles 17-8
Skyview High School Thornton, Colorado Paul Barringer Wolverines 16-7
South Gate High School Los Angeles, California Tony Carter-Loza Rams 16-11
St. Ignatius High School San Francisco, California Don Lippi Wildcats 26-6
St. Mary's High School Phoenix, Arizona David Lopez Knights 24-6
St. Mary's High School Manhasset, New York Tim Cluess Gaels 22-5
Stratford High School Houston, Texas Bob Latham Spartans 28-8
Sylmar High School Los Angeles, California Bort Escoto Spartans 19-9
Washington College Acad. Limestone, Tennessee Keith Allsep Eagles 10-15
Washington Union HS Fresno, California Vonn Webb Panthers 27-4
Westchester High School Los Angeles, California Ed Azzam Comets 30-3

Geographically, there are 9 teams from Nevada, 19 teams from California (17 from SoCal if you put Fresno in the SoCal region),  five from Colorado, three from Texas and Kentucky, two from North Carolina, and a bunch from other states and Canada. 

And just in case you needed some really useless info, how's this:  There are 3 teams known as the "Eagles";  3 "Knights,"  3 "Spartans";   2   "Trailblazers";  2 "Warriors."    The most popular school nickname?  The  "Panthers" with 4 schools bearing the name. 

Oh, and the most popular name for a coach? "Smith" and "Webb" tied at two apiece.   

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