Category Archives: State Record Book

NBA Draft Recap: Lonzo Stays Home

The Los Angeles Lakers select Chino Hills product Lonzo Ball at No. 2 overall in the 2017 NBA Draft. There are four California products chosen in the first round on Thursday in Brooklyn and there were some notable second round selections as well.    

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Baseball Coach of Year: Mike Gonzales

It’s been a great few weeks for El Toro’s Mike Gonzales with a second CIF Southern Section Division I title and a third player reaching the major leagues with the debut of the Oakland A’s Matt Chapman. One of his others you might have heard of — MVP candidate Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies. […]

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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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MLB Draft: Top two are SoCal preps

It’s the first time two players from CIF Southern Section schools go 1-2 in the MLB Draft after Royce Lewis and Hunter Greene are selected in those positions during Monday’s MLB Draft. It’s not the first time it’s happened for California. Go inside to read about the 1980 and 2000 MLB Drafts and for a […]

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Eastlake State Baseball Team of Year

Win against Helix of La Mesa in CIF San Diego Section Open Division championship keeps Titans on top in the chase for mythical state crown. They earn their first State TOY honor in a close call over two championship teams from the CIF Southern Section. It wasn’t so much the win over Helix, however, but […]

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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

There are no-hitters and then there’s what Corona High’s Michael Hobbs did for his no-hitter last week since it wasn’t exactly against some chump opponent. Then already this week, Vacaville Christian’s Lucas Sweany has his second straight playoff no-hitter and we have a baseball slugger in the state named Goldschmidt. For softball, the hits are […]

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State Stat Stars of the Week

Baseball fans everywhere now know the name Hunter Greene, but before the MLB Draft he hopes to get Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks far in the CIFSS Division I playoffs. Although he’s not pitching anymore this season, Greene hit three homers last week in his two final regular season games. Another baseball stat star is […]

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