Category Archives: boys basketball

Season Replayed: Boys Hoops 1999

This season had it all from perhaps the most surprising D1 state champion in the 40-plus years of the CIF state championships plus the start of a three-year run at the top of D2 by Dominguez of Compton, a series of memorable individual duels and the final game in a legendary career of one of...

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Schools Named For Presidents

As one school district in San Francisco foolishly decides whether to even have high schools named for George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, it’s nonetheless been many years since a California high school has been named for a former U.S. President. For Presidents Day 2021, here’s a look at schools in the state with those names. […]

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State’s All-Time 100 Greatest Athletes (Men)

After Tom Brady of Serra High (San Mateo) earned a seventh Super Bowl title last week, we were inspired to write up our own rankings of the all-time greatest 100 athletes from California high schools. Based on CIF sanctioned sports only, we have Brady at No. 3 behind only Jackie Robinson and Bill Russell. McClymonds...

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Boys/Girls BB Blasts From The Past

These are highlights from around the state from 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years ago as basketball was being played in the state during this same month as it is supposed to be played. Highlights include a boys player from five years ago at California School for the Deaf who had […]

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All-Time All-Section/All-County Teams (Boys Basketball Part 4)

This is the final installment of a series checking out the all-time best players from California’s CIF sections plus select counties and regions in boys basketball. We’re ending with the CIF North Coast Section, CIF San Francisco Section and the Inland Empire area of the CIF Southern Section. All three teams feature at least one...

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Season Replayed: Boys Hoops 1985

Imagine what might happen today if the massive CIF Southern Section were not part of a state championship? Don’t imagine. That’s what happened for the 1984-85 basketball season. It set up a series of insanely difficult final state rankings and team of the year announcements, especially when the top two divisional boys champions in the...

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All-Time All-Section/All-County Teams (Boys Basketball Part 3)

It’s been a couple of weeks since doing the all-time all-L.A. County team on its own as part of this series, so here’s the next installment. For this one, we’re checking out the all-time top players from the CIF Central Coast Section, CIF San Diego Section, CIF Oakland Section plus those from Ventura, Santa Barbara...

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Boys/Girls BB Blasts From The Past

We presented Blasts From The Past in the fall for football, and will now look at doing the same for boys and girls basketball when those teams should be playing this winter. These are highlights from around the state from 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years ago. We’ve also added one […]

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Boys BB Schools of Century (So Far)

Going by a points system based on final state top 20 rankings since the 1999-2000 school year and matching previous posts for schools of the century (so far) plus football, girls basketball, softball and baseball, here’s the final list of this series for boys basketball. The No. 1 total, by a wide margin, was compiled...

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Column: Other States and COVID

There are many ways for concerned coaches, parents and players to get California elected leaders to consider health restrictions to be eased during COVID so high school football can perhaps get played in March and April. Comparing what goes on in much different states like Texas, however, doesn’t make much sense because, guess what, politics […]

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