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All-State Football Nominees (NorCal)

Here is the third of three lists of players considered as nominees for the various 2023 season all-state football teams. These are from the CIF sections in Northern California (except the Central Section). This is the 46th consecutive year of Cal-Hi Sports all-state football teams. We welcome additional nominations to be sent in and apologize […]

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Preseason Redwood Empire FB Team

Since it’s the home base for one correspondent and our associate editor, the Redwood Empire region of the CIF North Coast Section has always been a little special for us. That’s one reason why it has always been given a special breakdown for our annual tour of the state through preseason all-area or all-section football...

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Preseason Sac-Joaquin Sec FB Team

Perennial powerhouse Folsom is expected to get a big challenge in the SJS this season from Sierra Foothill League rival Granite Bay along with St. Mary’s of Stockton from the south. All three of those teams have more than one preseason all-section honoree. This is the latest stop in our annual tour of the state...

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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 […]

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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...

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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...

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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...

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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 […]

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