Author Archives: Harold Abend

NorCal/SoCal Players of the Week

With the baseball and softball seasons in the home stretch, and with so few teams still in action, in years past we sometimes had to dig deep to find the kind of outstanding performances that could qualify for a statewide player of the week award, let alone find a potential entry for the Cal-Hi Sports […]

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Gahr Had Own Story To Write In Final

With two outs and nobody on in the bottom of the seventh and trailing 4-3, the Gladiators staged a rally to beat California of Whittier, 5-4, in the CIF Southern Section D2 championship on Saturday. It spoiled what would have been a sentimental win of epic proportions for California, which has been led the past […]

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Pacifica Repeats As CIFSS Champion

Whether they play on in the CIF SoCal regionals is for another day, so for now we’ll recap a major milestone accomplishment for the Pacifica of Garden Grove softball team. The Mariners’ win on Friday over Orange Lutheran in the CIF Southern Section D1 title game capped a great season and at the minimum puts […]

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SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week

With the CIF Southern Section now into the semifinals and finals this week for baseball and softball, it narrows the funnel by a lot, but even so we have two SoCal honorees who put up some very impressive numbers. In Northern California, where playoffs are just starting, we have two award winners that are near […]

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All-State Girls BB 2024: First Team

CIF Open Division state champ Etiwanda, runner-up Archbishop Mitty and SoCal Open finalist Sierra Canyon all place two players each on this year’s top 10 group for the 45th annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state girls basketball teams. That left only four spots for the rest of the state to get and one of those went to […]

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All-State Girls BB 2024: 2nd & 3rd Tms

This is where to stop to see all of the writeups for those who have been selected second team overall and third team overall on the 45th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Girls Basketball Teams. Of the 20 players selected for the Elite Second and Elite Third teams, there are nine juniors, two sophomores and another...

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SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week

The funnel will start to narrow as the playoffs get into full swing, not only in the CIF Southern Section which starts this week, but the entire state. However, this week not only have we uncovered some talent that might only get local kudos, but we also have an entry for the Cal-Hi Sports Online […]

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NorCal/SoCal Players of the Week

This is a week when we fulfill both purposes of this feature, to find and track potential entries for the Cal-Hi Sports Online Record Book, and we have one honoree that makes a huge record book splash, and to uncover talent that usually would only get local attention. This week our stops are in Madera […]

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SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week

There were no entries for the Cal-Hi Sports Online Record Book to track this week, which is one of the purposes of this feature, but we have some huge talent to honor, including two who are heading to the opposite side of the country for college in the fall. This week’s stops are in Rancho […]

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West Coast Jamboree Names 2023 Scholarship Winners

The 23rd Annual West Coast Jamboree (a 501C-3), the largest education-based girls’ basketball tournament in the nation, is pleased to announce the applicants chosen as winners for its 2023 West Coast Jamboree Scholarship Program, the only one of its kind for any high school tournament in any sport in the nation, girls or boys.

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