Prep Notes With A Twist

Maureen Brady fields a grounder last season for Oaks Christian (left), but it’s been her hitting that has gotten headlines in recent weeks. At right, NFL-bound linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven rushes into the end zone for Sacred Heart Prep of Atherton during his senior season there. Photos: & Roger Chen /

Maya Brady’s huge game for Oaks Christian in CIFSS D1 playoff game on Thursday has us wondering: What are the best mother-daughter combos in California softball history? Or best for all sports? Maya and her mother, Maureen Brady, would definitely be on the list. We also mention what would be a format we’d like to see for CIF baseball state championships (which along with softball could be coming by 2020-21 school year). Plus, more from the NFL Draft and another school has to change its Indian nickname.

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Forget about the famous quarterback for a few minutes, but the family connection we’re exploring in this column is best mother-daughter combos in California softball history or even best in all sports.

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