Category Archives: CalHiSports Updates

Counting Counties & More Updates

As of Tuesday of this week, only four counties in the state have not reached a case rate of 14 or lower per 100,000. That’s the total as announced nearly two weeks ago that would allow high school football practices to begin in those counties. Schools and school districts are now looking to get to […]

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Section by Section COVID Updates

The CIF Southern Section got Tuesday going with an announcement that it was canceling its fall sports playoffs and championships to give its leagues and its schools more time to get games in. The CIF Central Section and CIF L.A. City Section made the same moves in the morning as well. The San Diego and […]

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Next Weeks Crucial for #LetThemPlay

Thousands of people gathered at more than 130 different sites located just outside of school campuses throughout the state on Friday to advocate for a safe return to high school sports. It wasn’t promoted or presented as rallies specifically for football, but there was a decided prevalence of football players in jerseys at most of […]

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Top Takeaways From Latest CIF Moves

This post is more of an opinion about what could come next regarding the latest delay in California high school sports, and what to look for as it impacts state rankings, all-state teams and this web site in the coming weeks. We also reveal the results of a recent football coaches survey we did which […]

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Fall CIF finals cancelled/season delayed

With the Coronavirus pandemic surging at its worst levels yet in the state, the California Interscholastic Federation announced on Tuesday that there will be no start of fall sports practices in the state in December as scheduled and that all fall sports state regional and state championships (including football) will be cancelled. An announcement like […]

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January Football Restart In Jeopardy

All you have to do is take a look at the state’s new COVID map that reflects the latest case numbers and positivity rates to see how the latest surge with the Coronavirus pandemic is going to impact the scheduled restart of high school sports in the state in January. We’ve been down this road […]

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Reopening First Before Football (Part 6)

This is going to be a continuing series on this site until a majority of California high school football teams are practicing and getting ready for their first games. Despite the reminder that COVID-19 is still active and producing infections (including the one contracted this week by the President of the United States), more and […]

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Boys BB: State’s 30 Greatest Teams

For the first time ever we present our writeups of the 30 greatest boys basketball teams in state history. This follows previous presentations for football, baseball and softball. The criteria for what we’re looking for is explained in this free, introductory post and we have an alphabetical list of all 30 teams that have been […]

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Reopening First Before Football (Part 4)

This is going to be a continuing series on this site until a majority of California high school football teams are practicing and getting ready for their first games. Most of the bigger school districts in the state have yet to officially open, but some have with full distance learning via Zoom and Google applications. […]

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New Section Leaders Start In Pandemic

Three of the 10 sections within the California Interscholastic Federation have undergone leadership changes this summer due to the announced retirements of previous section commissioners. We talked to all three of the new commissioners about what it’s been like having to go through their transition and how their own experiences as a high school athlete […]

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