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All-Time All-Section/All-County Teams (Boys Basketball Part 2)

We present this all-time all-L.A. County team with a heavy heart since learning on Saturday that one of the all-time greats, guard Paul Westphal, had died at age 70 from brain cancer. As mentioned in our first part of this series, for boys basketball, we have to present L.A. County as a separate county or...

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All-Time All-Section/All-County Teams (Boys Basketball Part 1)

After having just done this series of posts for football, we’ll now do the same for boys basketball. Based on how these players did after high school, here is a look at the first three of these teams as we wait for high school sports to hopefully begin in the state. For this group of...

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AP Athletes of Year From California

Lakers’ fans had to be happy on Saturday with the announcement that LeBron James has been named the Associated Press World Male Athlete of the Year. That got us going on compiling a list of the all-time male and female athletes of the year who are from California high schools. It has only been one […]

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Football Blasts From The Past

We got a little bit off schedule last week due to all the World Series-related posts so this week’s Blasts From The Past isn’t that far removed from last week. It’s still another look back in time to approximately the same weekend of the California high school football season from five, 10, 15, 20, 25, […]

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State Athlete of Year: Nico Young

Newbury Park standout becomes the first distance runner since German Fernandez of Riverbank from 2007-08 to gain overall State Athlete of the Year recognition. There was no CIF state track meet for Young to cap his prep career, but he was a national champion in cross country and shattered a long-standing state record in track-and-field […]

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More Boys State Athletes of the Year

We have two repeaters among this year’s state athletes of the year as wrestler Richard Figueroa of Selma and golfer Luke Potter (now at Classical Academy of Escondido) gain the top honors for juniors and sophomores after taking the same as a sophomore and freshman, respectively. We also have swimming represented for D1 with Sacramento […]

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State Athlete of Year: Sarah Willis

Even though her senior season in softball was cut way short by the Coronavirus pandemic, Norco’s Sarah Willis did more than enough in her two sports of softball and basketball to earn overall girls state athlete of the year honors. She’s the first from the Inland Empire to be named in nearly 30 years and […]

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More Girls State Athletes of the Year

Even without spring sports for the last two and a half months of the school year, it was still possible to choose a track and field athlete plus a swimmer among the best from California for 2019-20. We also have the best from soccer, two multi-sport athletes for Division 3 and Division 5 and two […]

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Senior Salutes: All-State Honor Roll

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there just wasn’t close to the number of games that would have needed to be played to fairly select any sort of official 2020 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Teams for baseball this year. We still wanted to do something with an honor roll list of top seniors who have either enjoyed […]

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Ben Yurosek: Grid-Hoop State POY

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound senior from Bakersfield Christian wasn’t able to add a CIF Division IV state title in basketball to the one he celebrated in December in D3-A in football, but he led the Eagles to a SoCal regional title and he was the Bakersfield Californian Player of the Year in both sports. Ben also […]

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