By Mike White | Thursday, Oct. 29, 9:45 a.m.
Thomas Jefferson's success in the WPIAL over the past decade has been well-chronicled. But the Jaguars are getting close to becoming the winningest team in the entire state since 2000.
At the start of the season, Don Holl of Pennsylvania Football News published a list of the winningest teams in the state since 2000. Southern Columbia was ahead of Thomas Jefferson by five at the time. But Southern Columbia is only .500 this season (4-4 record). So Thomas Jefferson is gaining ground.
Here is an updated list of the dozen teams in Pennsylvania that have won the most games since 2000 (WPIAL teams in bold).
Southern Columbia 120-18
Thomas Jefferson 119-14
Manheim Central 110-19
North Penn 105-22
Central Catholic 104-19
St. Joseph's Prep 101-20
Strath Haven 100-22
Looking back at high school days of NBA stars
The latest edition of Mitch Stephens' "Starting Point" series is now on Maxpreps.com. Here is his story. This time, Stephens took Sports Illustrated's preseason all-NBA teams and looked back at their high school careers.
Did you know that LeBron James was a very good receiver in football at St. Vincent-St. Mary High in Akron before giving up the sport after his junior season?. He had over 700 yards receiving as a junior. James, pictured at left during one of his high school games at Mellon Arena against New Castle.
And did you know that Deron Williams of the Utah Jazz was a state wrestling champ in middle school?
And did you know that Tim Duncan was a successful swimmer in his younger years?
And did you know that Dwayne Wade did not play much on the high school varsity team as a sophomore, but grew four inches in the next year?