Author Archives: Harold Abend

Centennial Climbs The Canyon

One night after school’s girls team lost in a heart-breaker in the CIF Southern Section Open Division final, the boys headed to state No. 1 Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth and won the biggest game in school history by toppling the host Trailblazers in the CIFSS Open championship. Centennial isn’t going to play in next week’s […]

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White-Hot CIFSS Final Goes To MD

Monarchs capture their second straight CIF Southern Section Open Division title with an overtime win over Centennial of Corona on a buzzer-beating three-pointer by junior Lani White. Showdown matchups involving the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the state and with both sporting unbeaten records don’t always live up to the hype. This one […]

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SoCal / NorCal Players of the Week

This will be the next-to-last installment of this series for the 2020-21 school year. We just couldn’t resist one chance to rave about one of the best baseball pitchers in the nation and a top small-school softball player from the south. In the north, we have the leader of a team that finished 24-2 plus […]

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NEW State TOP 25 Girls BB Rankings

The playoffs in the CIF Southern Section, Central Section, San Diego Section and Central Coast Section will all conclude this weekend with teams that qualify moving on to the Southern Regional playoffs while the CCS teams join the other sections in the CIF Northern Region whose seasons have concluded. As for movement this week, the...

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NorCal/SoCal Players of the Week

With the two largest sections in Northern California (Sac-Joaquin and North Coast) concluding action, it makes the NorCal selections a little more difficult, but we found a doozy from the Northern Section where some teams are still in action. From there, it’s “do you know the way to San Jose” to complete the Northern California […]

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SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week

We’re getting close the end of this feature for this pandemic-affected and shortened season, partly because the two largest Northern California sections (North Coast and Sac-Joaquin) are almost finished, and we don’t like the feature coming out either during or after a possible season-ending playoff game for someone we choose is played. For this week, […]

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NEW State TOP 25 Girls BB Rankings

The playoffs are under way in the CIF Southern Section and as expected there were no upsets in the first round of Open Division Pool A and Pool B play. Playoffs will also be getting underway this week in the CIF Central Section and the CIF San Diego Section feeding into the Southern California regionals,...

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NorCal/SoCal Players of the Week

For our basketball honorees this week we have two from the San Gabriel Valley, including a girl from a city famous for its parade and the Rose Bowl for our SoCal award winners. We also head north and stop near one of the most famous prisons in the state, plus we go south of Fresno […]

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SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week

Our search for the Softball and Baseball Players of the Week takes us to the Fresno area and the shadows of majestic Mt. Tamalpais for the Northern California honorees, and to The Beach in Orange County and southwestern San Bernardino County for the Southern California award winners. We hope you enjoy this free story on […]

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NEW State TOP 25 Girls BB Rankings

The playoffs begin in the CIF Southern Section this weekend and while we want to try and mirror the Open Division seedings in the CIF Southern Section our rankings are not seedings and we use a completely different set of criteria that has less emphasis on some factors the Southern Section and other sections for...

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