Category Archives: State Record Book

Ms. Basketball 2017: Destiny Littleton

As injuries were mounting at the end of the season, Destiny Littleton powered on and although that game vs. Clovis West was ugly she still did more than enough during a record-breaking season to earn California’s highest individual and longest-running girls hoops accolade. Littleton is just the fifth winner from the CIF San Diego Section, […]

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More Girls BB State Players of Year

Some of these selections this year were among the most difficult ever, including sophomore and freshman. Not so much for some of the CIF divisional honorees, especially D5 where Kayla Tahaafe of Eastside Prep repeated. At least one school, Vanden of Fairfield, also was able to add a player of the year selection to a […]

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Mr. Basketball 2017: Ethan Thompson

State’s top honor goes to versatile guard from Bishop Montgomery of Torrance whose skill level, work ethic and leadership led his team to coveted CIF Open Division state crown. Team success helps one of the best players ever from L.A.’s South Bay region edge UCLA-bound point guard Jaylen Hands and junior standouts Marvin Bagley and Jordan […]

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More Boys BB State Players of Year

Here’s where to go to see the Cal-Hi Sports 2017 selections for seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen and for each CIF division. Marvin Bagley (Sierra Canyon) wins in a close call over someone from the opposite end of the state among juniors while for sophomores it was more of a case of one teammate from […]

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Girls BB: More State Coaches of Year

Congratulations to all of the Cal-Hi Sports State Coaches of the year for girls basketball. These are the ones for each CIF division and it’s a group that includes a first-year head coach who turned around a program that went 6-19 last season plus a former athletic director and boys coach with 29 years of […]

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State Coach of Year: Arnold Zelaya

Historically great seasons typically generate numerous honors for the head coach and players. Since Mission of San Francisco ended its 35-1 season by winning the first CIF state title for a San Francisco public school, some of the attention (including a trip to be honored by the Golden State Warriors) has waned. But we’re now […]

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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. It ended up that four of the five guided their teams to CIF state championships. It wasn’t five-for-five because the one we didn’t choose already has been State Coach of the Year.

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FINAL Girls BB Expanded Top 35

Last week we hinted there might be a re-shuffle based on a closer look at all results and more discussion. All-in-all, the first three spots for the 2016-17 season are a slam dunk but after that for the next three it’s basically a three-way tie. Last week we saw it one way and in this...

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State Player of Year Finalists

We decided for this year that there will be six finalists for this season’s Mr. Basketball State Player of the Year honor and that there will be eight for Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year. Winners will be announced near the end of next week. We have also included any McDonald’s All-American Game updates […]

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Girls Hoops State Team of Year 2017

If there was ever a team to serve as the prime example of one that could come completely back from a nightmarish outing, then it’s this year’s girls at Clovis West. They didn’t just lose to Centennial of Las Vegas at the St. Mary’s MLK Showcase in Stockton in January, they were throttled. By the […]

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