Category Archives: CalHiSports Players of the Year

Ms. Basketball 2024: Kennedy Smith

It’s now being called the quad and that’s being a state player of the year for California among freshmen, sophomores and juniors and then finishing it off by being named Ms. Basketball. Etiwanda’s Kennedy Smith has now completed the quad and has been selected as the Ms. Basketball for California girls hoops. She’ll now join […]

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More Girls BB Players of the Year

Puff Morris & McKenna Woliczko are repeat winners at the top of their junior and sophomore classes while high-scoring phenom Kaleena Smith of Ontario Christian had to be on top among freshmen. Two of this year’s CIF divisional honorees are from the state title teams, but two were from regional championship runner-up squads. For official […]

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Mr. Basketball 2024: Trent Perry

In another close race for Mr. Basketball, what Trent Perry did for CIF Open Division state champ Harvard-Westlake is just too hard to ignore. Today, the two-time state champion edges another San Fernando Valley standout who played in the same league for California’s most prestigious, long-running individual honor. For this season’s State Players of the […]

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Boys BB: More State Players of the Year

Here’s where to go to see the Cal-Hi Sports 2024 top honorees for juniors, sophomores and freshmen and for each CIF division with Open & D1 combined. Three different sophomores have collected a player of the year honor since two of them have been chosen for their CIF divisions.

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Preseason Boys/Girls Basketball Hub

Here’s the place to go for all of the preseason boys/girls basketball content that has been completed on over recent weeks and months. Plus, we’ve added an additional list: the Top 10 Mr. Basketball & Ms. Basketball Player of the Year candidates. Some teams have already begun their seasons this week. Others will be […]

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Boys BB: Rectroactive All-State Primer

All-State boys basketball teams from Cal-Hi Sports have now been extended back to the 1954-55 season with new teams added from the 1978-79 season going backward based on research. Some of the players are well-known such as longtime NBA referee Leon Wood, former Laker Byron Scott, an MLB Hall of Famer, a recently retired longtime […]

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Juju Watkins: Girls State Athlete of Year

Recent Sierra Canyon grad (now at USC) gains one last big honor for high school as she’s selected as the 2022-23 State Athlete of the Year. Juju has been compared to many of the state’s all-time greats for basketball and now the national player of the year joins them on another all-time list. She’s also […]

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More Boys State Athletes of the Year

For the 2022-23 school year, in addition to overall honoree Rodrick Pleasant, we have more special athletes selected among boys for juniors, sophomores, freshmen and those from divisions (D1, D2, D3, D4 and D5). The junior winner is one we could see competing in the Olympics next summer in Paris. The sophomore winner had the […]

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Ms. Softball 2023: Randi Roelling

It was a much more difficult final decision than in many of the Ms. Softball State Player of the Year honors that have been done over the last 40 years, but in the end pitcher-hitter Randi Roelling checked the most boxes that are looked for and the Modesto Central Catholic standout has now been named […]

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More Softball Players of the Year

If these honors were decided after the regular season (like the NFL, NBA & MLB), then every single one of the winners would be different. They are not in high school, however, since the playoffs are so important. We have additional honorees for juniors, sophs and frosh plus large schools and small schools. A large […]

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