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State School of Year: Harvard-Westlake

For the first time in its history, the San Fernando Valley private school has piled up enough championships and high national/state rankings in various sports to top all schools in California for the 2020-21 school year. It all started with an unbeaten football team and ended with a celebration on a baseball field at Cal […]

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More State Schools of the Year

For boys sports only, Mater Dei of Santa Ana is considered tops for the state for 2020-21 despite year of transition in the athletic department. For the girls, Harvard-Westlake is going to be listed alongside its overall State School of the Year selection. Other schools topping the list for overall state sports excellence honors for […]

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Boys BB: 2021 Preseason Primer

The boys basketball season in California is now getting underway, thanks to a lawsuit that made protocols for indoor sports feasible with restrictions a bit tougher than outdoor sports. We’re glad there is a season, but it will still be fragmented with NorCal sections already cancelling post-seasons and for the second straight year, no CIF […]

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Hoops Gets Green Light For Reopening

According to coaches we’ve talked to, there are still questions about how testing will work and how all of these high school competitions can be held at the same time but now there is optimism that there will be a basketball season in California for boys and girls this spring. That came on Thursday and […]

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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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