Portsmouth Trojans Highly Ranked in Final 4 Wins

The Portsmouth Trojans have a decorated state tournament history. PHS is tied for 2nd in state appearances (with Cleve.Villa-Angela St.Joseph), 2nd in number of decades making the state tournament (8), tied for 4th in state championship game appearances (8), and tied for 6th in state championships won (4). I researched a new category of state tournament performance, and once again the Trojans are among the elite programs. Below is listed the total number of wins in Final 4 play after the 2016-2017 state tournament:

1. Cleveland Villa-Angela St.Joseph...........20
2. Middletown..............................................16
3. Akron St.Vincent St.Mary........................17
4. Canton McKinley.....................................14
5. Tie......PORTSMOUTH............................12.........Last win 2012 vs. Ottawa-Glandorf D3 state semis
5. Tie......Dayton Dunbar.............................12
7. Columbus East........................................11
8. Delphos St.John's...................................10

The win over Ottawa-Glandorf in the 2012 state semifinals was the last state tournament win by a SE district school.

The Trojans have an all time state tournament record of 16-11, which includes the Elite 8 and Sweet 16 formats of the OHSAA state tournament in its early years. Portsmouth's Final 4 record is a very good 12-7.