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State Coach of Year: Dave Rebibo

In a season that wasn’t complete due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more coaches than ever were able to win their last game but more coaches than ever were also unsatisfied with how the season ended for their seniors. One boys basketball coach who didn’t win his last game of the season, but came away more […]

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FINAL Boys BB State Top 40 Ranks

As is another of our traditions, we present our expanded, final State Top 40 overall boys basketball team rankings, this time covering the shortened 2019-20 season. With more teams since 1984-85 that won their last game, there is not much movement from our previous weekly update because there was no NorCal upsets in the CIF...

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Mr. Basketball State POY Finalists

As is our custom, we like to release at least four and often more finalists among those who are being considered the most strongly for the annual Mr. Basketball State Player of the Year selection. And no, players from prep schools are not eligible for high school competition honors. Never have been, never will be. […]

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Boys BB State Team of Year 2020

It’s a third consecutive State Team of the Year finish for Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth, but because of the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, the Trailblazers are the first boys basketball State Team of the Year to not officially win a CIF state title since L.A. Westchester in 2004. Sierra Canyon understands the ramifications of the situation […]

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Coronavirus Impact: Rankings/Honors

Before we get another week started (and yes there will be updated rankings this week in baseball and softball as we also dig deep to compile all of the final rankings in boys & girls basketball), we thought it would be important to spell out some of the many impacts on our final 2019-20 basketball […]

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NEW State Top 25 Boys BB Rankings

In one of the wildest weekends we can ever recall in covering boys basketball in our great state, NorCal No. 1 Sheldon is removed from the NorCal regional playoffs on Saturday by the closing of the Elk Grove Unified School District and its related activities for a week, only to see the same district ask...

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NEW State Top 25 Boys BB Rankings

The CIF stayed true to its message about competitive equity when it released its boys basketball state regional pairings with the state’s top teams in both NorCal and SoCal receiving byes. This model also created a situation where all of the six participants in the SoCal open division are from the massive CIF Southern Section,...

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Boys BB: CIFSS Open Championship

State No. 1 Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) defeats No. 2 Mater Dei (Santa Ana) by outscoring the Monarchs in every quarter to clinch its second consecutive CIF Southern Section Open Division title o Friday night at the Pyramid in Long Beach. With the victory, the Trailblazers wrapped up the top seed in the SoCal Open regional […]

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NEW State Top 25 Boys BB Rankings

This is section championship week around the state, as seeds and brackets will be announced for the NorCal and SoCal regional playoffs next Sunday. The big question will be how many teams from the CIF Southern Section are taken for the SoCal open because that will ultimately affect favorites for the CIF D1 state crown...

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All-Decade FB: What We Learned

Now that the 41st annual All-State Football Team is in the books, we take a deeper dive into the Cal-Hi Sports All-Decade teams we published in recent weeks and that we’ve built, realistically, over the past 15 years. We take note of a few things that jumped out at us while creating each team and...

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