Category Archives: State Record Book

Boys BB: All-State Underclass

Just two days after the girls all-state teams began to come out, we’re now ramping up the 38th annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state boys basketball honors parade. Like the girls, the boys selections also begin with underclass players, which means the best among juniors, sophomores and freshmen. With the No. 1 team in the nation, Chino […]

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State Stat Stars Of The Week

The team streak of baseball no-hitters at Sonoma Academy gets even more bizarre when another nearby school reports a fourth straight no-hitter on Wednesday. Others from baseball to gain entry onto this week’s honor roll include a player with three homers and 11 RBI in one game, a player who almost hit for the cycle […]

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State Coach of the Year: Russell White

Back for the 1986 football season, Encino Crespi’s Russell White was the Cal-Hi Sports Mr. Football State Player of the Year. Almost 30 years later, a different Russell White of Crespi is the State Coach of the Year in boys basketball. He’s also the school’s athletic director and is the first-ever State Coach of the […]

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Boys BB: More State Coaches of Year

Congratulations to all of the Cal-Hi Sports State Coaches of the year for boys basketball. One of our divisional choices happens to be a former assistant for our State Coach of the Year. Another is a police lieutenant in his day job. Another is a retired teacher who has found his niche coaching at his […]

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State Stat Stars Of The Week

Alissa Cienfugos of Carson is latest home run hitting standout from softball program that’s had many in recent seasons. Maddie Dwyer’s great outing for Orange Lutheran against Amador Valley also just had to be written up. For baseball, a great doubleheader outing by Burney’s Ray Guerrero and a no-hitter in the super tough Mission League […]

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Mr. Basketball 2016: Lonzo Ball

State’s top honor goes to point guard from Chino Hills whose statistical dominance is only matched by his team’s success. Becoming state’s all-time assist leader and leading the Huskies to the mythical national crown helps the UCLA-bound 6-foot-6 dynamo edge future college teammate T.J. Leaf.

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Deeper Look: Lonzo vs. Jason Kidd

There has been a lot of discussion this season about Lonzo Ball’s place among the great point guards California has produced over the years. We take a more detailed look at the player he is often compared to — future NBA Hall of Famer Jason Kidd. We also have his final, accurate season and career...

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More State Boys Players of the Year

We choose honorees for seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen and for each CIF division. Among the most difficult picks was for freshmen (which one from Chino Hills?) and for those divisions in which players from Open Division teams were deemed eligible. Brandon McCoy of San Diego Cathedral Catholic also emerges as the State Junior of […]

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Ms. Basketball 2016: Sabrina Ionescu

Although her team lost in the CIF Open Division state final, the versatile guard still racked up a triple-double and did enough all season to hold off duo from champion team Chaminade for state’s highest individual accolade. Ionescu is only the fourth Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year from the CIF North Coast Section […]

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More State Girls Players of the Year

We also choose honorees for juniors, sophomores and freshmen and for each CIF division. The most difficult this year might have been for the ninth graders. We also could have had co-players of the year in a couple of places. There are three players of the year from the CIF Southern Section with two from […]

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