There are countless programs in New England starving for success, just begging for a chance to be labeled among the best.
As for this prep school in South Hamilton, Mass., on the outskirts of Bradley Palmer State Park? They've firmly planted a flag among the region's top NEPSAC teams.
With a 12-4 romp of Hamden Hall this past Friday, Pingree managed to capture its fifth consecutive McCoy Cup, completing one of the most dominant seasons in recent NEPSAC (Small Division) history. The Highlanders finished 19-2, with their only losses coming to Brewster Academy and Phillips Exeter.