Category Archives: State Record Book

Boys Athlete of Year: T.J. DeFalco

After determining no multi-sport or two-sport athlete in the state was going to get the top spot this year, it came down to a choice between single-sport performers of the year Jake Browning (football), Michael Norman (track) and T.J. DeFalco (volleyball). In the end, when a player already is on the U.S. National Team and […]

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More State Boys Athletes of Year

Among others earning top state honors are Michael Norman of Vista Murrieta (juniors), Matt Katnik of St. John Bosco (Division II) and Sam Metcalf of Farmersville (Division V). Brandon Presley from Great Oak of Temecula also is second-ever State Three-Sport Athlete of the Year.

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Justin-Siena FB History Highlights

Napa school that was eligible for CIF regional bowl game last season would get to play in one this season with a second straight North Coast Section title. The Braves’ history, however, mostly occurred when they were in the Sac-Joaquin Section. The school now has all of its football scores in one archive provided by […]

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State School of Year: Torrey Pines

It sure wasn’t as easy this year as last year with Mater Dei of Santa Ana, but the Falcons going No. 1, No. 2, No. 2 and No. 2 statewide in boys tennis, girls tennis, boys golf and girls golf combined with brilliance in other sports earns them their second overall No. 1 finish as […]

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More State Schools of the Year

Football leads the way for another boys sports honor for De La Salle while it’s the same for volleyball and another girls selection for Archbishop Mitty. Other schools collecting overall sports excellence accolades include La Costa Canyon (D2), Campolindo of Moraga (D3), Sacred Heart Prep of Atherton (D4) and Capital Christian of Sacramento (D5). Ten […]

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Oakdale Football History Highlights

Recent success, including two CIF Sac-Joaquin Section titles in the last three years, a legendary quarterback/leader plus great local rivalries stand out the most for the Mustangs. The school now has all of its football scores in one archive provided by Cal-Hi Sports.

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All-State Softball: First Team

In some years, we have had to scramble to list the mininum of three outfielders. A great crop of outfielders this year (seven in all made it), however, forced us to go with lower totals in other positions. Here’s finally our own prep version of a super 30 all-star squad of the top California girls […]

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All-State Baseball: First Team

With several former all-state first team players getting ready to play in the MLB All-Star Game, here’s our own California prep version of an all-star roster, which also is the 35th consecutive year that we’ve done it. This group is our elite of the elite and some of the choices as usual were very difficult.

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All-State Baseball: Small, Medium

One of the reasons that the Cal-Hi Sports all-state teams are so highly regarded is a continuing commitment to honor players not just from the big-school, major divisions. That continues with this year’s best in baseball from medium-size and small-size schools (based on section playoff divisions).

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Oak Grove Football History Highlights

It was a horrible start for the first few seasons of Eagle football, but since the 1970s the San Jose school has been a consistent winner and has had some truly legendary teams, especially the one from 1978 that had a future NFL head coach at quarterback and a future NFL Super Bowl winning head […]

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