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MLB Draft: Five from state on 1st night

California didn’t get the No. 1 overall position for the second straight year and ended the night with a lower total than usual, but there was still plenty of highlights from the first night of the 2021 MLB Draft. Chula Vista Eastlake struck again with Marcelo Mayer’s selection at No. 4 while the intrigue of […]

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State’s All-Time MLB 1st Round Picks

After the five players from the state heard their names called at the 2021 MLB Draft in Denver, here’s as complete a list as possible of high school players and former high school players in college from California who have been selected in the first round of every Major League Baseball Draft since he event...

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Torkelson Breaks New Ground

Casa Grande of Petaluma grad Spencer Torkelson is still basking in the glow of being California’s 17th No. 1 pick in the MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers. He talked in a one-on-one interview with Cal-Hi Sports associate editor Harold Abend (also a Petaluma resident) about what motivated him the most while he was getting […]

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Torkelson: State’s Latest No. 1 MLB Pick

Graduate from Casa Grande of Petaluma who was at Arizona State named as the No. 1 pick in this year’s MLB Draft on Wednesday by the Detroit Tigers. He’s the seventh No. 1 selection in the MLB Draft from a California high school in the last 12 years and he goes at the top one […]

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Top 20 State MLB Draft Prospects

Once again, there is an abundance of California high school players getting ready for this year’s Major League Baseball Draft. There likely isn’t going to be a No. 1 choice like there was for 2014, 2015 and 2017, but there could once again be three or four gone in the first round. We go over...

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Tough Loss in NorCal Boras Final

Bellarmine of San Jose pitcher Derrick Turner gives up one hit on a fly ball that should have been caught, but the Bells come up short in their attempt to win a third straight Boras Classic Northern California title. League rival Archbishop Mitty collected the 2-0 victory and will now face JSerra of San Juan […]

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MLB Draft: Top two are SoCal preps

It’s the first time two players from CIF Southern Section schools go 1-2 in the MLB Draft after Royce Lewis and Hunter Greene are selected in those positions during Monday’s MLB Draft. It’s not the first time it’s happened for California. Go inside to read about the 1980 and 2000 MLB Drafts and for a […]

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Who’s No. 1 in CIFSS Baseball?

Etiwanda wins D2 title and finishes 27-3 with 26 wins in its final 27 games. El Toro wins D1 crown and ends at 27-7-1 overall. No one argues that D2 is equal D1 in the section in terms of competitive strength, but at what point does a team with a better record deserve to be […]

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FINAL All-State Boys BB Nominees

Barring any last-minute nominations coming in (which is still possible and we still accept them), this is the final list of names we’ll be working off of to choose the 39th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State boys basketball teams. We’ll have our super elite first team, second team and third team of 10 players each and...

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MLB Draft: 1st Round Recap

Three of the four first-round picks in this year’s MLB Draft from California high schools are finalists for Mr. Baseball State Player of the Year. The only one who isn’t happens to be from the same league as one of the others.

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