Cushing is a co-ed, private prep school located outside of Boston, MA. It was founded in 1865, and the athletics programs started to form just around 10 years later. The first-ever baseball game was played at the school in 1876. A couple of decades later, they formed the boys’ basketball team and started a girls’ team a year later.
They’re also well-known for their long-running ice hockey program, which has seen a number of professional and Olympic hockey players come through. The boys’ varsity team has won an impressive amount of 21 championships. Some notable alumni to graduate from the school include pro hockey players Broc Little, Brad Malone, Meghan Duggan, Erika Lawler, and John Lilley.
Waynflete is a private, co-ed school in Portland, which opened its doors in 1898. The school actually caters to students between grades K-12 and divides the school into three “separate” campuses: Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School. The Upper School, however, is where the title-taking varsity teams are located.
They are particularly well-known for a few different sports, including tennis, cross country, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, and Nordic skiing. The varsity cross country team has won a number of state titles, including Western Main Champion in 2007, 2008, and 2010. The soccer team has won their fair share of championships, as well, which includes 19 between the boys’ and girls’ teams from 1990-2019 alone.
Gilman is located in the Roland Park neighborhood of Baltimore, right around the same area as Johns Hopkins University. In fact, it’s named after the first president of the prestigious university. The school enrolls students in the K-12 grade brackets and is known for its well-versed academic and impressive athletic programs.
The school has been referred to by the author Fraser C. Smith as the most prestigious in Maryland. It’s a member of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association and is best known for its talented football and lacrosse team. Gilman’s lacrosse team was ranked first in the entire country during their 2008 and 2009 season. Six of their varsity teams brought home conference titles in the 2005-2006 school year alone.
Muskegon High School
The first class of this school graduated in 1875 and consisted of only two students. Since then, this school in Michigan expanded quite a bit and built their first large gym in 1902, which included a swimming pool, and an outdoor track. In '78, an Olympic-sized pool, weight room, and athletics offices were added.
Muskegon’s sports teams are known as the “Big Reds,” and include baseball, basketball, football, bowling, and competitive cheerleading. The school is perhaps most well-known for its boy’s football team, which has won the state championship six times. The boys’ basketball team has also won a few state titles, mainly in the 1920s and ’30s, but again in 2014.
Cretin-Durham Hall High School
This private Catholic school in Minnesota is known best for their talented baseball team, which has won several titles over the past few decades alone. They are a part of the Minnesota State High School League and played in the Saint Paul City Conference for two and a half decades.
The baseball team has won eleven state championships, and there have been several more earned by the boys’ and girls’ ultimate frisbee teams, along with football and basketball. There have been several notable sports stars to emerge from Cretin-Durham Hall, including Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd, and Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Seantrel Henderson. Professional ultimate frisbee player Kate Nicholson also graduated from the private school.