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Longest winning streaks in all of high school sports

Watertown (Mass.) continued the greatest run of success in high school field hockey this fall by increasing its national record unbeaten streak to 183 games over eight seasons.

Watertown won its eighth consecutive state title with a 4-3 victory against Oakmont Regional in the Division 2 state title game.

“This year – from preseason, to regular season, to tournament – has been a challenge,” Watertown coach Eileen Donahue told the area’s WickedLocal site. “We’ve had a lot of work to do to get to this game. They know it, and it has not been an easy ride.”

That got us thinking about what are the longest winning streaks in other high school sports. Records are culled from the National Federation record book as well as other media sources.

Football: 151 – De La Salle (Concord, Calif.), 1992-2004

Boys basketball: 159 – Passaic (N.J.), 1919-1925

Girls basketball: 218 – Baskin (La.), 1947-53

Baseball: 89 – Portsmouth (N.H.), 2007-2012

Softball: 112 – Vanderbilt Catholic (Houma, La.), 1980-83

Boys soccer (wins): 74 – Duxbury (Mass.), 1981-85

Boy soccer (unbeaten): 133 – Gilford (N.H.), 1990-97

Girls soccer (wins): 119 — St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale), 1994-98

Girls soccer (unbeaten): 158 — St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale), 1994-2001

Boys hockey (wins): 94 – Mount St. Charles Academy (Woonsocket, R.I.), 1977-82

Girls hockey (wins): 67 – St. Paul South (Minn.), 2000-03

Boys cross country:  289 — Christian Brothers Academy (Lincroft, N.J.), 1973-2007

Boys golf: 85 – Saratoga Springs (N.Y.), 1998-2002

Girls golf: 177 – Notre Dame Academy (Hingham, Mass.), 2003-2013

Boys swimming and diving (dual meets): 165 — Brophy College Prep (Phoenix), 1977-93

Girls swimming and diving (dual meets): 281 – Cheshire (Conn.), 1986-2011

Boys tennis (dual meets): 316 — Englewood (Cherry Creek, Colo.), 1972-99

Girls tennis (dual meets): 279 – Fayettevile-Manlius (Manlius, N.Y.), 1993-2010

Boys track and field: 123 – Kearney (Neb.), 1993-2013

Boys volleyball: 112 – Salem, N.H., 2004-2009

Girls volleyball: 104 – Sweet Home Central (Amherst, N.Y.), 1978-87

Wrestling (dual meets): 468 – Brandon (Fla.), 1973-2008

Boys lacrosse: 91 – West Genesse (Camillus, N.Y.), 1981-84

Girls lacrosse: 155 – McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.), 2009-present

Gymnastics: 777 – Brecksville (Ohio), 2003-2014

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