Author Archives: CalHiSports.com Staff

All-Time Cal-Hi Sports Honor Squads

Cal-Hi Sports has been naming all-state teams in five sports since 1979 and is the most authentic source for California honor squads. We are nearly complete with publishing all the annual all-state teams and honor squads we’ve ever chosen dating back to the first one. We’ll continue to add details and previously published player write-ups to every […]

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SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week

It isn’t always the amazing stats we’re looking for each week when deciding these honors. It could be less amazing stats, but doing it against elite competition. That’s clearly the case for our NorCal baseball and SoCal softball honorees this week. Those two are part of a group from the communities of Los Gatos, Watsonville, […]

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CIF State Winter & Spring Spirit of Sport Honorees

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — Lauren McDonnell (Menlo-Atherton High School), Thomas Moorehead (Mesa Verde High School), Payton Fuller (West Valley High School), and Samantha Matlock (Mariposa County High School) were named the recipients of the prestigious CIF Spirit of Sport Award for 2019 Winter and Spring respectively. The four statewide winners, along with the two Fall recipients, […]

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Boys BB All-State Nominees Part 1

This is a milestone year for the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Teams in boys basketball since it marks the 40th one that we have done, beginning with the work of founder Nelson Tennis, continuing all these years with editor Mark Tennis and greatly enhanced in the last 15 years by associate editor Ronnie Flores. We now […]

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CIF Basketball Picks & Previews

Here are the predicted scores, what to watch for and more for each of the 12 CIF boys and girls basketball state championship games coming up this weekend in Sacramento. We will focus most on the Open Division and Division I, but also have the picks for each of the other divisions too. Last year, […]

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Boys BB: CIFSS & SJS Titles Won

Leading champions in CIF Southern Section championship games played at Cal Baptist University in Riverside and CIF Sac-Joaquin Section championship games played at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento were the two teams that played each other last year in the CIF Open Division state final. Bishop Montgomery of Torrance, the No. 8 seed in […]

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Girls BB: CIFSS & SJS Top Titlists

Leading champions in CIF Southern Section championship games played at Cal Baptist University in Riverside and CIF Sac-Joaquin Section championship games played at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento were Windward of Los Angeles and St. Mary’s of Stockton. Windward, the defending CIF Open Division state champions, turned the tables on league rival Sierra Canyon […]

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Boys BB: WEST Region Top 20

As a follow up to the boys basketball preseason FAB 50 National Team Rankings compiled by long-time Cal-Hi Sports managing editor Ronnie Flores and as a prelude to our preseason state rankings, we present the West Region’s Top 20 teams. The FAB 50 goes 20 teams deep from five separate regions of the nation. Preseason No. 1 ranked […]

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Book Signings & Appearances (Sept.)

The next three weeks should be busy ones for signings and appearances related to the new book released last month “High School Football In California” authored by Cal-Hi Sports co-founder and editor Mark Tennis.

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12 New Inductees To Enter SJS Hall

Four in the athlete category, three coaches plus five others will be inducted into the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Hall of Fame in October. Elk Grove’s Lance Briggs, who should get some consideration as an NFL Hall of Fame linebacker, is among the group. The section also is honoring a longtime referee who was killed in […]

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