Author Archives: Mark Tennis

State Hoop History’s Huge Crowds

After the two CIF Southern Section Open Division semifinals played on Friday at USC’s Galen Center attracted a sellout crowd of more than 10,000, we thought it was a good time to go through a recollection of what we believe are the biggest crowds to have watched high school basketball in state history. We hope […]

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Team IP & Cal-Hi Sports

For attendees to the late February Max Miller’s Clinic of Champions in Reno and to our many viewers, we are beginning a partnership with Team IP and hope you can help it grow by visiting their website for amazing deals on school-branded apparel.

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Girls BB Open/Regional Projections

The big question all season is the possibility of state No. 2 Clovis West (which was No. 1 in the nation for several weeks in January) being moved to the NorCal Open Division instead of where the Golden Eagles have been for many years. After talking to the CIF, it’s still possible but if there’s […]

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Boys BB Open/Regional Projections

We pick which eight teams in both Southern California and Northern California to us seem headed toward this year’s Open Division. We then go through each division both north and south to see if it’s possible to point toward certain teams as leading state title contenders. The group includes one team that is unbeaten at […]

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Preseason Softball State Top 20

Defending State Team of the Year Mission Viejo is a no-brainer pick to start the 2017 season in a familiar position at No. 1 in the state. With the new competitive-equity Division I playoff format in the CIF Southern Section, however, it’s going to be tougher than ever for the Diablos to run the table […]

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Kelsey Plum nears NCAA career record

La Jolla Country Day grad and former Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year moves to within 78 points of NCAA women’s record that was set in 2001.

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Californians in NBA: Spectacular

On NBA All-Star Weekend, it’s a good time to realize that this may be the best time ever for California players in the NBA. No less than three of the league’s top four MVP candidates are from Southern California and there’s also a strong contingent of players from Northern California as well. To see how […]

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Coaches: Safer Fences Are Better

All coaches and athletic directors who are fans of our content on CalHiSports.com should check out the safer fences for your school facilities that are available from our partners at SPECTO through their Grand Slam Safety fences campaign.

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All-State FB: Most Inspirational

We’ve added this special category in recent seasons based on all of the all-state football nominations we receive and this year’s choice to be the Most Inspirational Player on the 2016 All-State football teams is Tyler Stow of Scotts Valley. The Santa Cruz County standout set league passing records this season, but did it with […]

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Inside the All-State FB Team

We don’t wish any bad luck to any players from California leaving for IMG Academy in Florida, but what do you do when you’re picking all-state teams from the last season and you already know someone has left for the next one? Plus, we reveal those freshmen who are on our radar screen already for...

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