Jack Healey Commentary March 25th,2020

Who has won the most state championships in Vermont boys basketball?

The answer is Burlington. Burlington has the most with 21 state championships. Burlington has been to the championship game 35 times and has a record of 21-14.

Proctor is next with 18 state championships and is 18-8 in state title games.

Rice has won 16 state titles and is 16-16 in state championship games.

Interesting to note that Mt. Anthony has won 8 state titles and all of them came in two different streaks. Three in a row between 1974 and 1976 and 5 straight between 1988 and 1992. Mt.Anthony’s predecessors combined won three state championships. Bennington Catholic won 2,going 2-1 in title games including the historic 47-45 loss to Rutland in 1967 when Barry Keefe stole the ball! North Bennington High School was 1-1 in state title games with its only victory 37-34 over Proctor in the 1949 Division 3 state championship game.

Bennington High School never won a state championship and was 0-4 in the finals.

Otter Valley and Brandon High Schools never won a state championship, but Pittsford has one.

Mill River has two state championships and Wallingford has five.

West Rutland has 13 state championships with its last one in 1995 as a #7 seed finishing the regular season at 6-14.

Rutland High has won eight state titles with #8 finishing a perfect season in 2018.

MSJ has 5,3 in Division 1 and 2 in Division 2. One of the the titles was the historic victory over Rutland on March 10th,1984 before a packed house at UVM’s Patrick Gym.

Poultney has 10 state championships, Fair Haven has 7. Spaulding has 12 including four straight from 1961-1964.

St. Michael’s High School had six state championships. St. Michael’s of Brattleboro had four state championships and St. Michael’s of Montpelier had two state championships.

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