Author Archives: Daniel Poulter
Recaps: CIF Saturday Finals (NorCal)
For all of the games played on a rainy, often muddy night in Northern California on Saturday, two of the teams traveling from SoCal were able to pull off wins — Laguna Hills in D3-A and Classical Academy of Escondido in D-6AA. None of the SoCal teams posted wins in these games last season. The […]
Preseason All-NCS/East Bay FB Team
For this next stop in our tour of the state through preseason all-section, all-area or all-county football teams we hit the first one for the San Francisco Bay Area. This one covers the East Bay portion of the CIF North Coast Section (with the Redwood Empire done separately). We also include the CIF Oakland Section...
Preseason All-Sac-Joaquin Sec FB Team
We now head to the north for the third stop in a tour of the state through the selection of preseason football honor squads. This time, it’s our home base area with the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section. Folsom is the obvious team to beat and has many written up on this team. Among other schools with...
CIF Regional Championship Scoreboard
Here are some highlights and a complete look at all of the CIF baseball and softball regional championship games played on Saturday with one that was played on Friday and one game that has had to be delayed until Monday due to rain in the far North Coast region of the state. FOR FEATURE STORY […]
CIF Saturday State Finals (NorCal)
While the five teams from Northern California were winless in games played over the weekend at Saddleback College, it was the exact opposite for the CIF state football finals played at home sites on Saturday in Northern California. All 10 of the SoCal teams were winless. Leading the way was D3AA winner Vanden of Fairfield […]
Preseason All-NCS Redwood Empire
This 12th and final one of these preseason all-area or all-section football teams covers the beautiful Redwood Empire portion of the CIF North Coast Section from Marin County all the way to the Oregon border. Yes, we know the season has begun, but only by a few days for these players. This time, it’s not...
Trainers: So Crucial During COVID Era
Taping ankles and wrists have long ago become more than what athletic trainers are known for at schools throughout the state. From concussions and now helping athletes and coaches deal with impacts of a global pandemic, trainers have become doubly important in recent years and months. So why is California the only state in the […]
Senior Salutes No. 6 (Softball/Baseball)
As a consequence of the 2020 high school baseball and softball seasons being canceled after not even one-third of scheduled games were played in the state, we cannot produce all-state teams in those sports for 2020. We do not want to forget about those seniors from the Class of 2020, however, who were going to […]
All-State Softball Nominees (Part 1)
It’s time to begin the process for the 37th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Softball Teams. Some of our previous first-team honorees have included Jennie Finch, Monica Abbott, Keilani Ricketts and Lisa Fernandez. These nominees are grouped according to each CIF section in the state. It’s not a final list. The point is for parents, coaches […]
All-State Baseball Nominees (Part 1)
Welcome to this initial step toward selection of the 38th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Baseball Teams. Current MLB stars like Christian Yelich, Aaron Judge, Trevor Bauer, Brandon Crawford, Joc Pederson and C.C. Sabathia were all on these teams in the past. These nominees are grouped according to each CIF section in the state. It’s not […]