Category Archives: CIF State Championships

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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Up Close with No. 1 Coaching Leader

It’s been two seasons since Santa Ana Mater Dei’s Kevin Kiernan became the winningest coach in California girls basketball history. Up next will be 900 wins and perhaps 1,000 — counting wins he had in boys basketball earlier in his career. Go inside to see what career Kiernan began doing, what prominent prep sportswriter used […]

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Which schools can play each other?

It remains very much up in the air whether there will be very many high school football games in California that will get scheduled for March and April, but with the downward trends in the pandemic it’s still possible to speculate about teams from adjoining counties that at some point might be able to play […]

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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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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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Football 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 girls basketball, softball and baseball, here’s the list for football. With no 2020 season counted, the No. 1 position for De La Salle of Concord should...

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Key Dates To Watch As 2021 Begins

As the new year starts and the old one thankfully has passed into the history books, here’s a look at what and when to watch for the return of high school sports in California. It figures to be a difficult first two months with surging cases of COVID-19, but at some point there will be […]

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2008 Season Replayed (Final)

This is how the season looked after it was completed in 2008. This is the third of three posts in which our week-by-week replays for three of the most exciting, unpredictable football seasons we’ve covered in our 40-plus years — 1981, 1994 and 2008 — is concluding with one post focusing on how each wrapped...

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FB Blasts From The Past (2020 Final)

We’d like to say that this post will conclude this series that checks out highlights from around the state from 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years ago. We have also added a few more from even further back. It will be the last one for the 2020 calendar year, but it’s […]

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Season Opening NBA Alumni List

After doing opening day alumni lists of those from California high schools in the NFL and MLB, here’s the same for the NBA as the 2020-21 season tips off this week. We did this list previously at the start of the 2020 NBA playoffs, but several key Californians have switched to different teams and we […]

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