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State’s All-Time NBA All-Star Alums
California’s 50th player to appear in an NBA All-Star Game was Klay Thompson in 2015. In honor of that total, we decided to start a new NBA All-Star Alumni list for our exclusive state record book. It has now been updated through the 2023 All-Star Game....
Cali Super Bowl Alums 2023
There were only five players from California high schools on the active rosters for this year’s Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles. That is the lowest total counted since we’ve been doing these state-by-state counts over the past 30 years. We do a lot better looking at the two coaching staffs. […]
Boys BB: Introducing 2026 Class
Our boys basketball coverage for Gold Club VIPs continues with a first look at the state’s top ninth-graders. The freshman (2026) class has 10 elite talents who are already making a huge impact and at least 15 who track as high major prospects. Some in the group are already mature and it’s important to keep that...
Mr. Football 2022: Roderick Robinson
There’s still a long way to go for San Diego Lincoln’s power-packed running back to really get compared to the school’s two most famous running back alums, but for what he did in high school he matches one of them by being named as Mr. Football State Player of the Year. Robinson led the Hornets […]
Alternate Universe State FB Playoffs
In this universe, the state’s high school sports landscape evolved much differently, with two very large sections (north & south) and a much more robust CIF state association. No results were changed in the 2022 state playoffs that just ended in our alternate universe, but the Open Division state championship saw St. John Bosco defeat...
FINAL State TOP 75 FB Ranks (1-25)
It takes us extra time for the final football rankings since all of them are expanded and checked through several times. Here’s the first 25 teams in which the changes are minimal compared to the previous rankings due to various head-to-head results. Liberty of Bakersfield inched upward one spot while CIF San Diego Section Open...
Who Will Be First-Ever Frosh POY?
There has never been a Cal-Hi Sports State Freshman Football Player of the Year, but there will be one named after the 2022 season is in the books. Here’s a quick look at five top contenders, why we’re doing this now, if we’ll do our usual approach of going back and naming one historically over […]
Season Opening NBA Alums 2022-23
Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth dominates with seven players who are on NBA rosters as the 2022-23 season begins this week. There already were five former Trailblazers last season, but now you have to add Christian Koloko of the Toronto Raptors plus we’re counting two-way G League players such as Scotty Pippen Jr. of the L.A. […]
Section By Section Football Greats
With the first class of 100 inductees going into the new California High School Football Hall of Fame in mind (opening next month), here’s a look at lists of the all-time top players from each of the 10 sections within the California Interscholastic Federation. These are based on the first votes for the Hall of […]
Cali Vs. Hawaii 20 Years Ago
Almost on the same weekend as this year’s matchups in which the No. 1 and No. 2 teams from California played leading teams from Hawaii, there was a doubleheader in 2002 in which the No. 1 and No. 2 teams from California played top-ranked Hawaii teams at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. We were there and […]