THE GLOBE’S TOP 20s

They were tops in their class

Boston, MA - 6/17/2017 - Lincoln Sudbury players celebrate their state championship win. Lincoln Sudbury vs. BC High in the D1 LAX State Championship final at BU's Nickerson field. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Nathaniel Weitzer, Topic: 18hslacrosse, LOID: 8.3.2827582496.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Milford softball, St. John’s Prep baseball, Needham girls’ lacrosse, Lincoln-Sudbury boys’ lacrosse and Wayland volleyball were No. 1 in final Globe polls.

NE BASEBALL CHALLENGE | MASSACHUSETTS VS. CONNECTICUT

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Connecticut rolled behind a five-run third and six-run sixth in its 12-3 win.

Brockton, MA - 6/15/2017 - Greater New Bedford Voke's Tyler Arruda slides safely home with the sixth run scored in the fourth inning. Danvers vs. Greater New Bedford Voke in the Division 2 state baseball final at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Karl Capen, Topic: 16d2baseball, LOID: 8.3.2789722837.

HIGH SCHOOL NOTES

MBCA senior and junior games at BC High Saturday

The Bay State’s top senior and junior baseball players will take on Connecticut at Monan Park.

EMass Senior All-Star Baseball Game | North 8, South 5

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Greater New Bedford’s Tylor Arruda named outstanding pitcher; Belmont’s Cal Christofori named MVP.

John Piatelli from St. Sebastian’s tried to shake defenders Pat Abad (Longmeadow) and Will Bowen (BC High).

BOSTON LAX ALL-AMERICAN GAME

Area lacrosse standouts got to strut their stuff

The game featuring the top players from the MIAA and the Independent School League went down to the final seconds.

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Four athletes of the year — Patrick Flynn (Hanover), Angela Alibrandi (Westford), Amaya Finklea (Noble and Greenough) and Jeff Costello (BB&N) — were also honored.

MIAA DIVISION 1 BOYS’ LACROSSE FINAL | LINCOLN-SUDBURY 8, BC HIGH 7

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A huge stop by L-S goalie Trevor Van Leer sealed a third straight title for the Warriors

MIAA DIVISION 1 SOFTBALL FINAL | MILFORD 7, WACHUSETT 3

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/kleinr_18hssoftball_17.jpg Milford makes its final rally count for D1 softball title

Scarlet Hawks (25-1) erase 3-0 deficit and Ali Atherton retires 16 of 19 final Wachusett hitters.

MIAA DIVISION 1 BASEBALL FINAL | TACONIC 3, WELLESLEY 1

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Senior Izaiya Mestre spun a complete game as Taconic won the program’s first state title.

MIAA DIVISION 3 BOYS’ LACROSSE FINAL | IPSWICH 8, GRAFTON 7

Pat Gillis goal pushes Ipswich boys’ lacrosse over the top

Junior nets go-ahead goal midway through the fourth quarter as Tigers (20-2) win first crown since 2003.

MIAA INDIVIDUAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/kleinr_23tennis_03.jpg Acton-Boxborough’s Alex Pieri and Leon Fridrikh capture doubles title

Westboro’s Sumukh Pathi and Longmeadow’s Iris Gallo won singles titles.

Boston, MA: 6/17/17 Needham players celebrate with the trophy after defeating Longmeadow in the Division 1 MIAA lacrosse state championship game. Photo/Mary Schwalm for The Boston Globe (18hslacrosse)

Mary Schwalm for the Globe

MIAA DIVISION 1 GIRLS’ LACROSSE FINAL | NEEDHAM 8, LONGMEADOW 5

D delivers, Needham nets Division 1 girls’ lacrosse crown

Maeve Barker, Sarah Conley, and Callie Hem scored two goals apiece as Rockets close out emotional season with title.

MIAA DIVISION 2 GIRLS’ LACROSSE FINAL | COHASSET 14, WALPOLE 6

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Speedy siblings Elle and Jane Hansen teamed up for 9 points in the Skippers’ 14-6 win over Walpole.Speedy siblings Elle and Jane Hansen teamed up for 9 points in the Skippers’ 14-6 win over Walpole.

39TH SHRINERS ALL-STAR FOOTBALL CLASSIC | NORTH 21, SOUTH 14

Declan Judge, North stars pass South in Shriners game

Playing for a worthy cause that resonated with all, Masconomet grad tossed two TD passes, runs for another score in 39th Classic.

MIAA DIVISION 3 SOFTBALL FINAL | TURNERS FALLS 2, AUSTIN PREP 1

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WMass. juggernaut scored go-ahead run in fourth to defeat Austin Prep for second straight season.

MIAA DIVISION 4 BASEBALL | ST. MARY’S (W) 5, ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS 3

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St. Mary’s (Westfield) silenced Bishops’ bats to finish 23-2 season.

MIAA DIVISION 2 SOFTBALL FINAL | GRAFTON 10, DRACUT 1

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/kleinr_18hssoftball_07.jpg Grafton strikes first, rolls to Division 2 softball title

A four-run first inning propelled the Indians past Dracut for program’s third state crown.

MIAA STATE FINALS

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/16/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/IMG_0756.jpg Pat Bulger helps BC High lacrosse grind out berth in D1 state final

After sitting out last year’s final due to Lyme disease, the senior attack has scored a team-leading 63 goals entering Saturday’s D1 final vs. Lincoln-Sudbury.

Brockton, MA - 6/15/2017 - Greater New Bedford Voke players celebrate their state championship win over Danvers. Danvers vs. Greater New Bedford Voke in the Division 2 state baseball final at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Karl Capen, Topic: 16d2baseball, LOID: 8.3.2789722837.

MIAA DIVISION 2 BASEBALL FINAL | GREATER NEW BEDFORD 6, DANVERS 2

Greater New Bedford baseball team captures emotional D2 state crown

The Bears (19-6) won the first state championship in program history.

MIAA BOYS’ LACROSSE SEMIFINALS

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L-S held off DCL rival Acton-Boxborough in North final while BC High defeated Duxbury in South final.

Brockton, MA - 6/14/2017 - St. John's Shrewsbury pitcher Ian Seymour and catcher Jack Gardner start the celebration after defeating St. John's Prep 5-4 to win the Super 8 baseball championship at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: James Duffy, Topic: 15super8, LOID: 8.3.2789722837.

SUPER 8 CHAMPIONSHIP | ST. JOHN’S SHREWSBURY 5, ST. JOHN’S PREP 4

St. John’s Shrewsbury captures Super 8 baseball title

Lefthander Ian Seymour records clutch save in pressure-packed ninth to win it for the Pioneers (23-3).

Norton High pitcher Kelly Nelson fires away against Dighton-Rehoboth in Thursday's D2 South semifinals in Taunton. 6/8/2017

MIAA DIVISION 2 SOFTBALL SEMIFINALS | DRACUT 4, NORTON 0

Dracut tops Norton despite Kelly Nelson’s 28 strikeouts

Ryley White threw a complete-game shutout as Dracut prevailed in 13 innings.

MIAA GIRLS’ LACROSSE SEMIFINALS

Needham rolls into D1 state final opposite Longmeadow

Rockets (22-3) earn berth with breezy 18-8 win over Andover Wednesday night in Wellesley.

MIAA GIRLS’ GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

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Gabrielle Shieh sinks short putt to edge Boston Latin’s Anne Walsh for crown. Wellesley earns team title.

SHREWSBURY, 6/15/17 The Acton-Boxbo boys' tennis team celebrates its 4-1 win over defending champion Westborough for the Division 1 state title on Thursday at St. John's Shrewsbury

Jeremy Rellosa for the Globe

MIAA BOYS’ TENNIS FINALS

Acton-Boxborough, Weston claim state tennis titles

Colonials (16-3) defeat Westborough in D1 final, and Wildcats (16-5) take D3 crown over Hopedale by identical 4-1 scores.

MIAA DIVISION 1 BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL FINAL | Westfield 3, Wayland 0

Westfield sweeps Wayland for D1 volleyball title

The Bombers (19-3) met their lofty preseason expectations of a D1 volleyball state championship.

HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOK

It’s North vs. South in 39th Shriners All-Star football game

After South scored a 30-20 win last year in Lowell, stage shifts to Bentley University in Waltham for Saturday’s 4 p.m. tilt.

MIAA BOYS’ TENNIS FINALS

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/14/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/wayland.jpg Wayland boys’ tennis nets Division 2 crown

Warriors make a triumphant return to state tournament with Sharton and Wang back on the court.

MIAA GIRLS’ TENNIS FINALS

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/15/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/sharon1.jpg A first for Sharon, Wayland girls: State tennis titles

Martha’s Vineyard makes it a clean sweep in Division 3 for the program’s third straight title.

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