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After a significant number of the top teams in the state rankings converged on Stockton for the St. Mary’s MLK Showcase, including the top two, there is a bit of a shake-up among the top 10 and even beyond. In some instances, a head-to-head win was used to determine placement but there were also some...
After the type of loss that Clovis West had on Monday to Las Vegas Centennial, it had to be previous No. 2 Archbishop Mitty rising back up to No. 1 in this week’s state rankings. These rankings also don’t include anything from after Monday and we already know at least one top five team from […]
High-scoring Destiny Littleton from Bishop’s of La Jolla becomes California’s all-time career scoring leader with 30 points on Saturday night as she moves past fellow San Diego Section all-time great Charde Houston with 3,839th point. In honor of that feat, we have updated the all-time state list of all players above 2,400 and have posted […]
With new No. 7 Carondelet of Concord seemingly coming in out of nowhere after toppling St. Mary’s in Stockton, that only reinforces the fact that teams like Clovis West and Mitty, and in many respects Long Beach Poly, seem to be far and away better than teams below them. At least right now in the...
It wasn’t reported to the local newspaper, but Carondelet of Concord’s 71-69 upset win over previous No. 3 St. Mary’s of Stockton causes some shockwaves in this week’s rankings, especially with the Cougars moving up to No. 6. St. Mary’s now becomes the center of the state’s girls hoops scene this weekend as numerous top […]
There are actually no new teams that cracked this week’s rankings since the previous rankings even with all of the holiday tournaments. There is plenty of shuffling, however, including a new team at the top plus a big jump for Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland. Fairmont Prep of Anaheim also has joined the top 10. If...
Clovis West still looking strong after Nike TOC win, but Archbishop Mitty, Stockton St. Mary’s and Long Beach Poly are right behind. Moving up into the top eight this week, meanwhile, is Oakland Bishop O’Dowd. NOTE: Our updated State Top 20 with expanded writeups of the first eight teams plus the next 12 and lists […]
What a difference one week makes in the quest for the all-time Cal-Hi Sports girls high school state scoring record that Destiny Littleton of La Jolla Bishop’s is chasing. This is what has happened since our last report a little over a week ago: More State Record Updates and New State Top 20 Rankings (coming […]
With some Southern, Northern and Central California tournaments complete plus the Iolani Classic in Hawaii where four of the top five preseason teams were in action, it’s time to sort things out although movement at the top was minimal with the biggest change in the top teams coming with what has become a legitimate Sacred […]
While in San Diego to cover the La Jolla Country Day Sweet 16 tournament won by Sacred Heart Cathedral of San Francisco, the Caravan ran into Cal-Hi Sports State Freshman, Sophomore and Junior of the Year as well as 2015 Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year finalist Destiny Littleton.