Category Archives: softball

Softball Coach of the Year: Mike Noel

We don’t often go for someone from the same CIF section for two years in a row for one of our highest honors, but decided to do it this time with Clovis High’s Mike Noel following Madera’s Judy Shaubach as State Coach of the Year in softball. Noel guided the Cougars to their second CIF […]

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State Coaching Highlights for 2016-17

We have now updated all of our state coaching leader lists through the 2017 seasons for both baseball and softball. Here is a snapshot look at some of the major coaching accomplishments achieved during the 2016-17 school year in all five of the sports we primarily cover. We wrote up this post with thoughts of […]

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All-State Softball Nominees (Part 1)

Now that all of the final team rankings are done, it’s time for us to work toward selection of the 35th annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state softball teams. The first step is this post of all-state nominees from every CIF section. If someone is missing, don’t get mad, just let us know. There will be an […]

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What If CIF State Softball Playoffs?

There’s been discussion about the future addition of CIF state playoffs in both softball and baseball. We went through all of the teams in our final divisional state softball rankings and came up with a proposed format with an Open Division and then six divisions after that. We set up brackets for each division as...

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FINAL State Divisions Softball Ranks

There were no teams given big bumps in Division I but there are some teams that are much higher in final rankings after all section finals were put in the books. The list includes Elk Grove and Agoura (D2), Foothill of Palo Cedro (D3), St. Anthony of Long Beach (D4) and Ripon Christian (D5). Each...

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FINAL Softball State Top 40

There weren’t many changes for this season’s final rankings, except for Camarillo getting a jump to No. 13 and Clovis getting picked to be No. 20 as a replacement for St. Lucy’s. As is our custom for the final rankings, however, no one drops out, just down into one of the expanded positions. We go...

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Mr. Baseball & Ms. Softball Finalists

There are more than one from Orange County for both baseball and softball as post-season honors begin with a look at top candidates for the only baseball and softball State Player of the Year honors that have more than 100 years of history behind them. We hope you like this free post on CalHiSports.com. Please […]

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Los Alamitos Softball State TOY

For the third time in four years, an Orange County team has been officially crowned as the State Team of the Year in softball. Since 2009, it’s been either an Orange County or Inland Empire team finishing on top in the state, but at least this year there’s no bothersome comparison of the various CIF […]

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It’s Los Al in Softball

In a Saturday showdown against unbeaten Norco for the CIF Southern Section Division I title, Griffins prevail 3-1 and will move in front of the Cougars into No. 1 final ranking for the state and nation. Camarillo also gets a title in Division II.

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State Stat Stars of the Week

Pitchers Darby Tatum and Danielle Lung were both sensational in leading the Clovis baseball and softball teams to CIF Central Section Division I championships. Tatum capped 13-2 season while Lung won in section finals for second time in her prep career. Other section champs on this week’s honor roll are Brianna Bowers of Napa, Hannah […]

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