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Golf: California major champions

Congrats to Clovis East of Clovis grad Bryson DeChambeau for winning the 2020 U.S. Open golf championship. Bryson is the first-ever major golf winner from a CIF Central Section school. We have the all-time list of winners for the four major golf championships listed below.

DeChambeau was an NCAA champion at SMU (above) and has been a USGA amateur champion as well. Photo: Twitter.com.


US Open Champions
(Event began in 1895)

2008 – Tiger Woods (Western, Anaheim)
2002 – Tiger Woods (Western, Anaheim)
2000 – Tiger Woods (Western, Anaheim)
1995 – Corey Pavin (Oxnard)
1987 – Scott Simpson (Madison, San Diego)
1973 – Johnny Miller (Lincoln, San Francisco)
1966 – Billy Casper (Chula Vista)
1964 – Ken Venturi (Lincoln, San Francisco)
1961 – Gene Littler (La Jolla)
1959 – Billy Casper (Chula Vista)
1940 – Lawson Little (Galileo, San Francisco)

PGA Champions
(Event began in 1916)

2020 – Collin Morikawa (La Canada)
2007 – Tiger Woods (Western, Anaheim)
2006 – Tiger Woods (Western, Anaheim)
2005 – Phil Mickelson (University, San Diego)
2000 – Tiger Woods (Western, Anaheim)
1999 – Tiger Woods (Western, Anaheim)
1976 – Dave Stockton (Pacific, San Bernardino)
1970 – Dave Stockton (Pacific, San Bernardino)
1966 – Al Geiberger (McClatchy, Sacramento & Santa Barbara)
1959 – Bob Rosburg (Lincoln, San Francisco)

Masters Champions
(Event began in 1934)

2019 – Tiger Woods (Western, Anaheim)
2010 – Phil Mickelson (University, San Diego)
2006 – Phil Mickelson (University, San Diego)
2005 – Tiger Woods (Western, Anaheim)
2004 – Phil Mickelson (University, San Diego)
2002 – Tiger Woods (Western, Anaheim)
2001 – Tiger Woods (Western, Anaheim)
1998 – Mark O’Meara (Mission Viejo)
1997 – Tiger Woods (Western, Anaheim)
1982 – Craig Stadler (La Jolla)
1970 – Billy Casper (Chula Vista)
1969 – George Archer (San Mateo)

British Open Champions
(Event began in 1860)

2013 – Phil Mickelson (University, San Diego)
2006 – Tiger Woods (Western, Anaheim)
2005 – Tiger Woods (Western, Anaheim)
2000 – Tiger Woods (Western, Anaheim)
1998 – Mark O’Meara (Mission Viejo)
1976 – Johnny Miller (Lincoln, San Francisco)
1964 – Tony Lema (St. Elizabeth, Oakland)


Boys BB: Major Showcase Schedules

The release of our 2020-21 Cal-Hi Sports boys basketball state rankings will be like no other season before because of COVID-19. The official start to the season is March 12, 2021, but fans are trying to figure out what tournaments will actually take place this upcoming season and our state’s coaches are trying to line up games. As a preview to how things could shake out and to help everyone with interest in high school hoops, here is a list of the major 2020-21 tournaments and classics involving California teams that figure to be ranked. Look for our preseason Cal-Hi Sports state rankings sometime in February 2021, as the basketball calendar has moved to the Spring for the 2020-21 school year. The CIF regional/state basketball championships are scheduled to take place June 18-19, 2021. 

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Top 5 Lakers of All-Time

When it comes to sports excellence, there are few teams in the NBA that have seen more All Star talent than the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers are unlike any other sports franchise, as they have maintained a certain level of excellence and a lineage that seems to pass on from one player to the next. All of these players were incredible in their own way, some because of their impressive work ethic, while others for their approach to the details. This list is highly debatable since it doesn’t have Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry West or LeBron James on it.

Wilt Chamberlain

Chamberlain was the single greatest force ever to play basketball. With his incredible 100-point game and 702 total assists, the Philadelphia native shined bright during his 5-year journey with the Lakers. By this time, Chamberlain wanted to win championships, even though his first year with the Lakers would say otherwise.

Still, even though the team landed three more wins than the previous year, it showed how much their defense improved. Then, in 1971, the Lakers won their first championship, set the record for consecutive wins (33), and Chamberlain earned multiple awards himself. He was so incredible in this sport that he became a popular sports betting player (you can bet on sports today at many online casino websites like Casumo).

Chamberlain gave the Lakers something other hall of fame counterparts didn’t – the legacy of the team. Since 1971, the L.A. Lakers have won multiple championships, and it all started with the excellence of Chamberlain’s astounding skills.

Elgin Baylor

Elgin Baylor is one of the most overlooked L.A. players, but he is one of the best overall in the sport – even today. With over 12 years with the then Minneapolis Lakers, he managed to become the all-time leader in points per game with 27.4, first in total rebounds, second in field goal attempts, third in free throws made and forth in total minutes played.

Thanks to Baylor and his average of 34.8 points per game, he single-handedly pulled the Lakers out of their slump and went from second to last in fan attendance to fourth. Although he would play eight NBA finals, he would lose all eight and be forced into retirement nine games into the season in which they finally took the title home.

His place in NBA history shouldn’t be overlooked, because not only did he break industry records, he also changed the sport for the better. He was also a role model for many black youths at the time for dominating a sport primarily occupied at the time by whites despite the racial tensions in the country.

Shaquille O’Neal

Was O’Neal a great basketball player? Yes. Is this a polarizing statement? Unfortunately, yes, even though he led his team to victory 60 percent of the time, he had a 27-point per game average and was in four NBA Finals (where the Lakers won three). He was M.V.P. for each of those finals, which included the one season with the 65 total wins.

In the 2000 playoffs, he logged 1,000 playoff minutes, which was only accomplished six times. O’Neal was also impressive when it came to rebounds. Besides Chamberlain, no Laker comes close to O’Neal’s numbers (like the 707 total points in the 2000 playoffs), which helped the team get their first playoff win since 1988.

Although his problems with Kobe Bryant led to his eventual departure, his accomplishments and achievements shouldn’t be ignored or forgotten because of a few missed free throws.

Kobe Bryant

You can’t have a Lakers’ list without mentioning Bryant. His surprise passing in early 2020 meant the world lost a loving father, husband, and an impressive athlete. This boy had talent, and like most child prodigies, he danced through the competition to break multiple Lakers’ and NBA records, including the leader in games played, points per game, and points scored in a season.

Numbers aside, the irrefutable mark he left on the game of basketball makes him one of the greatest. He, like many others on this list, changed the course of history for all NBA teams, and many found it difficult to compete with his sheer might and talent.

It was his consistency that separated him from the greats in the sports. Only four players — Isiah Thomas, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Kobe Bryant — have ever won championships without a dominant center. His grind to become one of the greatest basketball players will never be duplicated.

Magic Johnson

With a name like “Magic” Johnson, you know you’re in for a treat. Ervin made the mundane look majestic, made other great players hall of famers, and smashed records multiple times over. He played in nine NBA Finals and won five, but Johnson’s position on the Lakers was a bit of a fluke. It was all thanks to Gail Goodrich signing in New Orleans and a coin flip.

The 1980s were good for the Lakers as they won multiple games, including the 1980 season that saw Johnson winning 60 games. The 1980s championship was the first of Magic’s career and the first of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Magic Johnson was named Finals M.V.P. three times in eight years. He came out of retirement for one year in 1995 but retired again in 1996. Still, that 1979 – 1991 time span for the Lakers saw some of the most amazing plays in basketball history.


Boys BB: SoCal Top 20 Seen

This list is different than the statewide Top 25s we recently published, as it only includes the greater Los Angeles metro region. Baron Davis, the former NBA All-Star guard and 1997 Mr. Basketball at Santa Monica Crossroads, inspired these lists on social media as he wanted to hear from various media pundits and other players about their Top 20 all-time players from L.A.

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3 Reasons Sports Leagues Recruit International Players

The National Hockey League (NHL) is, arguably, the most international sports federation in North America. Despite the word ‘national’ in its name, its players come from different regions all over the globe, ranging from Great Britain to the Czech Republic. THe NBA also has become more dependent on international players, including Luca Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks.

With the NHL acquiring different players from various global locations, it paved the way for other sports associations to do the same. Here are three reasons sports leagues recruit international players:

Different Countries With Different Talents

As per Betway, Canadians are, still, the backbone of the NHL despite the influx of international players in over 50 years. Still, sports talents aren’t only in that country.

For instance, 295 players hailed from Canada in the 2019/20 NHL season out of the 690 participants present. Moreover, 24 out of the 31 NHL teams come from the USA and players from there are the second-largest NHL group.

During the opening night of NHL’s 2019/20 season, 472 players or 68.4% of the total participants came from either Canada or the USA. Hence, 31.6% of other NHL players hailed from other regions, especially from cities and towns in Europe.

Other sports organizations took notice of the presence of international players in a sport famous in Canada. Some associations followed suit as sports in other areas, particularly in the USA, gather different talents from other global locations.

For example, many people draw attention to the National Basketball Association (NBA) because of its many American players. But, several teams hire various basketball talents from around the world. Pau Gasol, a player for the Portland Trail Blazers, hailed from Spain. Although NBA superstar Kyrie Irving, who plays for the Brooklyn Nets, was born in Australia, he lived in the USA after he was two years of age. Dirk Nowitzki of Germany and Nikola Jokic of Serbia are two other strong examples.

Perhaps, the idea of gathering different talents from around the globe stems from the fact that each individual has unique skills. These distinct abilities may help teams win.

Sports Change Over Time

New guidelines enter rulebooks or innovative ordinances surface to help teams gather new talents from different locations. The NHL is no exception to that, as this sports league changed and grew through generations.

Note that the NHL has a higher proportion of international players than the NBA, National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), and other major American sports leagues. You can compare the number of players available by checking out online player statistics or playing popular sports video games.

The NHL has 31.6% international in its player base. Also, the MLB isn’t far behind as 245 of its 882 players, or 27.8%, come from countries outside Canada and the USA.

With these figures, you may see that sports leagues recruit international players to cater to certain changes. For instance, ice hockey, in particular, requires a rink and skates. Some countries don’t have the ideal training conditions to practice the sport.

Thus, sports associations may scout talents to fill in these gaps. A skillful individual might be good at playing roller hockey, and a representative from the NHL saw that person’s talents. But, the hometown of the roller hockey player doesn’t have a skating rink to practice ice hockey.

In that example, the representative may coerce the individual to play for the NHL. The player already may seem to have the skill to play ice hockey, but lacks the backing and training to get into the league. So, the two parties can devise and implement a plan for the player to get into a league-certified team based on certain international guidelines presented by the NHL.

Fill In Missing Roles

People age, and sports players are no different. Many participants retire over time because of various reasons, ranging from achieving satisfaction to old age.

But, if these individuals decide to quit the league, it means teams would lack vital roles in their rosters. As a result, representatives would once again be on the lookout for star players who could fill in these roles.

Looking around the neighborhood might not suffice when searching for rising stars in various sports. So, teams tend to look at other countries instead.

Recruiting international players has been a tradition for many sports associations throughout the years. The NBA, Major League Soccer (MLS), and NFL continue to recruit different players hailing from various countries around the globe to fill in missing spots.

For example, some players throughout the NHL’s history, including Jaromir Jagr (Czech Republic) and Teemu Selanne (Finland), got into the league to help teams grow and win games. In particular, Jagr helped Mario Lemieux and the Pittsburgh Penguins win the Stanley Cup championships back in 1991 and 1992.

Conclusion

The gathering and development of top international players serve to stimulate growth in different sports organizations. THe NHL, a leader in recruiting foreign players, as seen by various communities, might be a role model for other sports organizations to follow suit in seeking talents from other countries. In turn, sports leagues can break regional barriers, which might be a stepping stone for world peace.


The Purpose And Advantage of Using Record Boards


Are you thinking of an easy way to present your team’s information every time you have an event? If you are, please read on to find out how we can help you with it. We know how much you struggle with writing and preparing for the games as well as monitoring the duties of your team members. Yes, it is a challenge, but be assured that there is a solution to it.

Here, you will get to know more about using a record board. Colleges or universities use it for their sports events and even in national or international sports competitions. It may come in different sizes and designs. It makes your life easier by providing different layouts for you to use in any event.

You might see it placed in many sports events. Yet, it is good to know what it is specifically used for, in case you plan on using it yourself. Aside from the information that you can input on it, there is still more that you need to discover about this topic. Read below to know more.

What Is The Purpose Of Using A Record Board?

1. To List Important Information
It has many uses, and one of them is to list names, event names, dates, and other essential information. You can write it down on a record board or print it in an open space. It would help you and other people monitor the roles of the team members. You can also record the scores there.

2. To Set Categories
In a competition, different kinds of sports need record boards. Click here to get a list of sports. You can have it personalized by including the sporting event’s name as its heading. Common sports this is used for include basketball, football, track and field, or swimming. By doing this, you will never have difficulty browsing the records from different sports.

3. To Organize Information
Nothing is better than seeing well-organized information in the middle of a sports competition. For all competitors, coaches, and visitors, it is a good thing to have a record board around the place. If you are in the swimming pool area or the gym, you can provide one there for all to see. It gives fresh updates to people.

4. To Inform People
Since you are after gathering essential information for real-time guidance, it becomes easier for everyone to read results. Also, it helps inform people regarding the progress or achievement of teams or individuals. These record boards help in analyzing the data, without the need to ask anyone about it.

5. To Show A Summary Of Current & Past Results
It would not be difficult to review previous sports competitions because of it. There is so much that you can get from it, especially on the groups participating and the different categories they belong to in the competition. It serves as a reminder to people what happened. It can even display records of competitions from long years before.

Advantages Of Using A Record Board

• It can be customized.
There are so many things that you can do to your record board, such as working on the design, layout, colors, and texts. You can include anything that you find helpful for your record board as long as it does not become too wordy. The size also varies depending on your needs. You can communicate all of this to the graphics team you work with.

• It is easier to find information.
If you are in a hurry to read newspapers or school papers to know the latest updates, you can refer to this one. It will guide you about what you missed in the previous competition. You can see the ranking of the competitors, and even their scores, too. It is accessible to anyone who needs it. Visit this link to know its use.

• People find it pleasing to look at in the event’s place.
Another good thing with a record board is that it may come in different colors, images, texts, and layouts. It becomes eye-catchy for people who see it. Most teams use their logos to represent their team. It adds to the creativity and uniqueness of the board.

• It can be updated anytime.
It can permanently be printed or easily replaced. This is why it is convenient to use because you can update the information anytime you like. So, if you have a recent sports competition, you can input data right away.

A record board must be utilized properly to maximize its use. It’s very convenient whether it is to be used for fitness or competitions. Moreover, its goal is to provide detailed and organized information. It serves as a guide and reminder to everybody. Presenting data has never been better indeed.


CIF Participation Still On The Rise

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Education-based athletics participation continues to increase in California and is at an all-time high for the eighth consecutive year according to the 2019-20 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Sports Participation Survey, which was released on Monday (Aug. 3). Up by 0.16% since the previous 2018-19 survey, 815,313 student-athletes are competing in education-based athletic programs in California.

“We are encouraged to see steady growth in education-based athletics,” states CIF Executive Director Ron Nocetti. “The CIF looks forward to continuing this trend and will remain focused on its goals of expanding participation opportunities for girls as well as providing additional opportunities for all students at our member schools.”

Along with the overall participation increase in education-based athletics, there were a few sports that saw noticeable increases across both genders. Of the top 10 sports, volleyball saw the largest percentage increase, a combined 2.68% or 1,830 more participants, followed by track and field with a 2.03% or 2,050 more participants, and swimming and diving with a 1.07% increase or 552 more participants.

Football (11-player) continues to lead the top 10 boys’ sports with 89,756 participants which decreased by 1.69% or 1,549 participants. Track and field (57,302) is the second most popular sport, which increased by 3.55%, followed by soccer (55,036), basketball (47,675), and baseball (45,132) which increased by 1.77%. Additionally, boys’ volleyball participation increased by 5.99%, as well as boys’ lacrosse, which increased by 4.71%.

For girls, soccer captured the top spot for the fifth consecutive year with 48,647 participants. Volleyball came in second (46,495), which increased participation by 1.08%, followed by track and field with 45,318 participants. Basketball (34,368) and softball (32,502) rounded out the top five girls’ sports. Girls’ lacrosse saw a notable 9.11% increase (10,737), taking over the 10th most popular sport for girls, while girls’ wrestling continues to grow with 6,446 participants for a 7.18% increase.

The CIF’s 1,606-member schools were asked to participate in the survey as part of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) nationwide survey that measures the number of students competing in sports in the country.


CA schools & Indian/Redskin nicknames

With the Washington Redskins of the NFL announcing this week they are no longer going to be called by that name and no longer will display Native American imagery as part of their uniforms or logo, here’s a list of California high schools (beginning more than 30 years ago) that have changed from Indian/Native American nicknames for its sports teams (listed in alphabetical order):


Armijo (Fairfield) – Just last year, the local school board voted to abandon Indians. This school year the new name voted in: Royals.
Birmingham (Lake Balboa) – Three L.A. City schools had to drop nicknames in 1998, including Birmingham, which was the Braves and became the Patriots.
Calaveras (San Andreas) – This was one of four schools that had to drop its Redskins nickname in 2016 due to a state law that prohibited that nickname. This was the only one that voted to go with no new nickname, choosing instead to simply be known by school name.
Chowchilla – Also one of the 2016 schools impacted by new law, the Redskins of Chowchilla became the Tribe.
Colusa – In 2012, this CIF Northern Section school dropped Redskins and became RedHawks.
Encina (Sacramento) – Apaches became the Bulldogs in 1991.
Gardena – L.A. City school was known last season as Panthers when they played in CIF D7-AA state football final. They were the Mohicans until 1998.
Gustine – Another of the 2016 schools that had to switch, the Redskins simply became the Reds.
Jefferson (Daly City) – Alma mater of John Madden and former NFL/USC coach John Robinson went from Indians to Grizzlies in 2015.
John Swett (Crockett) – Switched from Indians to Warriors in 2015, partly as reported at the time due to the success of the nearby Golden State Warriors.
Lowell (San Francisco) – In 1989, Lowell matched a similar move by Stanford University from a few years earlier by changing from Indians to Cardinal.
Mountain Empire (Pine Valley) – CIF San Diego Section school switched from Redskins to Redhawks in 1997.
Napa – Students voted for Grizzlies to replace Indians in 2018 after a school board decision from previous school year.
Salesian (Richmond) – School known mostly for boys & girls hoops went from Chieftains to Pride in 2016.
Sequoia (Redwood City) – This school has always had colors similar to the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL and just two years ago changed from Cherokees to Ravens.
Tamalpais (Mill Valley) – Another Bay Area school that switched more than 30 years ago (1989), Tam went from being the Indians to the Red-tailed Hawks.
Tulare – In the first season for the Tribe in 2017, running back Kazmeir Allen set a national record with 72 TDs. They were the Redskins before that.
University (Los Angeles) – Switched from Warriors to Wildcats as one of three L.A. Unified schools that had to do that in 1996.
Vallejo – Home of legendary 1954 football team was known as Apaches at the time and stayed that way until 2014. They became the RedHawks.

Schools that still use Indians as a nickname include Ripon, Hart of Newhall and Palm Springs. California schools also continue to use Apaches, Braves, Aztecs, Chiefs and Chieftains. Plus, there are many schools known as the Warriors that use Native American images to go with it.


Team to Pick For Short MLB Season?

The MLB is back in July of 2020 following the delay of the season, but with it comes several changes that may change the strategy of the league at this time. But with these changes comes the question on everyone’s lips. Will this year be the year of the New York Yankees? In this article, we will be looking into the latest news from the MLB and what this could mean for the resumption of the sport.

The Season That Never Began

With the 2019 season ending in heartbreak for the Yankees, all eyes were on the team and how they would fare in the 2020 season.

However, this was of course derailed by the Covid-19 pandemic that halted the beginning of the 2020 MLB season this year.

However, with the 60-game season just being announced in 2020, there is plenty for them to get excited about in 2020. With several new changes to come when the league returns, this is the return to sport that baseball fans have been waiting for. Though these games are likely to be played behind closed doors, people are still able to make the most out of these games from the comfort of their own home.

Teams That Are Favorites To Win

With the announcement of the league starting in this new format, many fans are causing a stir as they set to support their favorite team from their own home. But with so many looking to the Yankees to see if they can win in 2020, they are certainly the bookies’ main choice to win according to different sites. With the odds currently set at 7/2 for the Yankees to win the World Series, fans are thinking that this could be their year. However, with close rivals Red Sox at 35/1 for a World Series title this year, it is all to play for with this brand-new format.

Changes To MLB Season

Of course, with a 60-game season crammed into such a short amount of time, there has to be changes made to the league. Besides the obvious social distancing changes, there are other changes such as the ones listed below that will alter the league slightly. We have seen changes such as this in the Premier League, FA Cup and other major sporting events but how has the MLB changed? We will be providing you with the info below:

The Regional Schedule Has Been Finalized

One of the biggest changes that have been made so far is the regional schedule. This will mean that each team will play 40 games against their divisional foes with 20 interleague games played against the team that is their geographical equal. This will all be done in the traditional group stages same as the traditional league and is sure to make for some amazing matchups.

The new format for the MLB

In addition to the regional schedule that is yet to be completely finalized, it is important to note that there was also the need for each team to submit a 60-player roster by Sunday 28th June. It is important to note that while teams are not required to bring all 40 of their players to training camp, they are in fact required to pay them regardless of whether they are playing or not.

A 60-Player Roster Will Open With A 30-Player Roster

When the season begins, each team will be able to carry a total of 30 active players on their rosters. However, after two weeks this number will be dropped down to 28 players with it dropping down again to 26 players after four weeks. This was announced by MLB’s Mark Feinsand in a tweet.

The Universal DH Rule

Another change that is to come in this 2020 season is the change to the universal DH rule. This means that pitchers will not be able to hit in the National League anymore. This is a rumor that has been circling around the MLB for several years, but in 2020 it is becoming a reality. This is set to be put in place in order to keep players healthy and give players the chance to have more consistent at-bats throughout the course of the game.

Changes To The Base Runner

Since experimenting with this in the minor league baseball, yet another change to the rules that is going to be implemented into the MLB in the 2020 season is putting a runner on second base to start extra innings. This rule will mean that there is prevention in place to make the games much faster pace. The rule change also is likely to be welcomed by the players who are playing several different games in quick succession. It will, of course, prevent marathon contests while ensuring that teams have a changed strategy that will benefit them when they play.

New Trade Deadline Will Fall In August

In addition to this, the deadline for trades has landed at the end of August this year. With the trade deadline normally falling on July 31st, this has been pushed back to August 31st this year allowing for trades to be made after all. This is crucial to the league as many thought this would not be possible this year.

Unsigned Players To Play In Nashville

The final major change that has been rumored for the MLB this year is the games being played by unsigned players. In an attempt to keep the unsigned players healthy, it has been proposed that they will be playing their own mini set of games in Nashville. They will still be paid while playing and will be kept to one side as potential replacement players for any injuries within the league.
However, this is yet to be confirmed by the MLB itself.

Whether you excited for the return of the sport or you are new to the MLB, the return of the sport in the latter half of July is set to be huge for the world of sport, not only in the U.S but across the globe.


CIF Names Academic State Champs

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) has announced 16 State Academic Team Champions for the 2019-2020 school year. Due to the impact of COVID-19 during the Spring, only Fall and Winter sports were recognized. The CIF State Academic Team Champions program was initiated in 1996 to reward teams with the highest collective grade-point-averages, based on an unweighted 4.0 scale, in their respective sport.

CIF State Academic Team Champions will receive a banner, suitable for display in their school gym, to recognize this accomplishment. All nominees were their respective CIF Section Academic Team Champions. Section offices forwarded their winners in all sports to the state office for consideration.

The Southern Section had eight teams represented, followed by three teams from the Central Coast Section. The North Coast and San Diego Sections had two teams each, followed by the Central Section with one team. Poly of Pasadena (SS) was the only school with two teams (Girls Golf and Girls Water Polo) to accomplish a state-high team GPA. The girls’ volleyball team from Joshua Springs Christian (SS) was the only team to achieve a 4.00 GPA.

Below is a list of the top team GPAs in each CIF approved sport for Fall and Winter (listed by GPA with CIF section in parentheses):

Girls Volleyball – Joshua Springs Christian, Yucca Valley (Southern) 4.00
Girls Basketball – Calvary Chapel, Santa Ana (Southern) 3.98
Boys Cross Country – Providence, Santa Barbara (Southern) 3.98
Girls Cross Country – Webb, Claremont (Southern) 3.96
Girls Golf – Poly, Pasadena (Southern) 3.96
Girls Tennis – Whitney, Cerritos (Southern) 3.95
Girls Water Polo – Poly, Pasadena (Southern) 3.94
Boys Basketball – Lynbrook, San Jose (Central Coast) 3.91
Girls Soccer – Eastlake, Chula Vista (San Diego) 3.90
Girls Wrestling – Head Royce, Oakland (North Coast) 3.90
Boys Soccer – Nueva, San Mateo (Central Coast) 3.86
Boys Water Polo – Hanford (Central) 3.86
Girls Field Hockey – La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad (San Diego) 3.82
Trad. Competitive Cheer – Salinas (Central Coast) 3.67
Boys Wrestling – Mission San Jose, Fremont (North Coast) 3.67
Football – Sage Hill, Newport Beach (Southern 3.66


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