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NorCal/SoCal Players of the Week

Football isn’t quite over but traditionally this is the week we shift gears from the gridiron to the hard-court of the gymnasium and begin our weekly boys and girls basketball honors. For our first week, we also always remind basketball fans that for the Players of the Week features in all sports the CIF Central […]

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SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week

Even though we only had CIF section title games to choose from, our final edition with football players for this feature this season still has some memorable performances we’re honoring. This week’s winners are from Anaheim, Oceanside and Fullerton in Southern California and Milpitas, Ripon and Santa Rosa in Northern California. We hope you enjoy […]

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NorCal/SoCal Players of the Week

As the funnel narrows and we near the end of the weekly Players of the Week feature for football and transition into girls and boys basketball, with less games and tougher competition, the astronomical numbers can be fewer and far between, and finding Special Teams performances even harder. Even so, we have a solid group […]

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Preseason Girls BB State Ranks (1-15)

There’s been a handful of squads that have already hit the court, but we’re still calling it preseason for the rankings and writeups that are below. Just like the boys, Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth has a CIF Open Division defending state champion that has a loaded roster on the girls side and starts out at […]

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Preseason Girls BB Ranks (16-40)

Despite knowing that a few teams have already played at least once, it’s still that time of the year to present our preseason Top 40 of the best girls basketball teams from all across the state. This group is led by No. 16 Redondo Union of Redondo Beach and includes the rest of these teams […]

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SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week

We remind our readers that we also use this feature to keep track of new entries in the Cal-Hi Sports State Record Book as well as uncovering other outstanding performances and hidden gems. This week we lead with a player with some entries in the record book along with some exceptional performances. Included are stops […]

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NorCal/SoCal Players of the Week

We have a special group this week including Calel Aramboles from California School for the Deaf (Fremont), who had a 300-yard rushing game, plus the latest strong-legged kicker from San Diego who booted a 55-yard field goal. We also have another who had two field goals with a long of 47 but did a lot […]

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SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week

We get to remind guests to our site that one of the purposes of this feature is to uncover players who don’t always get big-time coverage and also to help us track potential entries for the Cal-Hi Sports State Record Book, and this week we have two players that will grace the record rook and […]

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NorCal/SoCal Players of the Week

For the first time in as long as we can remember two of our NorCal honorees are from the CIF Central Section which we remind our readers that for this and all our weekly features honoring players is considered part of Northern California. One of those two also could be about to reach 7,000 career […]

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SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week

Since we are always looking for performances that could qualify for the Cal-Hi Sports Record Book, or for players that don’t always get a lot of props, the fact all three honorees from Southern California are from unbeaten teams, and two of three from Northern California are from unbeatens, is a bit of an anomaly. […]

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