Category Archives: girls basketball
Girls BB All-State Nominees (Part 1)
Sorry that we were not able to get out the girls version of all-state basketball nominees before the crush of the CIF state championships held on March 10-11 in Sacramento. Still, here they are in the same format as the boys. We will just give people a bit shorter period of time to respond with […]
FINAL Girls BB State TOP 40 Rankings
After a huge portion of the season where there was almost no movement in the first five spots of the state rankings, the results from the last two rounds of the CIF Open Division state playoffs created a scenario where we finished with the same cast of characters, but none of the five finished in...
FINAL Girls BB Division State Ranks
As a companion to the final & expanded overall State TOP 40 rankings, we also present final & expanded rankings for each of the CIF state divisions. Central of Fresno made the biggest jump after winning the CIF D2 state title. Others getting final rankings bumps include Mark Keppel of Alhambra (D3), Poly of Sun...
All-Time All-State Honors
With the winter season completed, we’re in the process of gathering the material for our 44th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State boys basketball team and our 43rd annual team for girls hoops. We’ll be naming Mr. and Ms. Basketball, coaches of the year, players of the year by class and CIF Division and much more, including our overall 30-player elite […]
Girls BB: CIF Saturday Finals
In perhaps the best CIF Open Division state finals played since the format began in 2013, Etiwanda edges Archbishop Mitty of San Jose on a put-back at the buzzer to win its first-ever state crown. The Monarchs just came up one play short in what would have been regarded as an upset. Central of Fresno […]
Boys & Girls BB: CIF Friday Finals
On the first day and night of the CIF state championships at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, there were no games that were decided in the final minutes. Favored teams Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks (boys) and Oakland Tech (girls) completed their tasks with the Tech girls also making history with their fifth state title […]
CIF State Basketball Picks & Previews
As is another custom of ours going back more than 30 years, here are the predicted scores, what to watch for and more for each of the 12 CIF boys and girls basketball state title games this weekend in Sacramento. This is done with the best of wishes for all 24 teams, but the goal […]
NEW Softball State TOP 25 Rankings
This one includes results from Tuesday of this week, which is why Marina of Huntington Beach has jumped into the top 10 after a Tuesday win over previous No. 9 Huntington Beach. No. 3 Norco, No. 4 Los Alamitos and other highly ranked teams in California are all headed this weekend to Bullhead City, Ariz.,...
NEW Girls BB State TOP 25 Rankings
Only one team in the top 10 held onto its spot in this week’s rankings and to no one’s surprise it’s the Sierra Canyon team that has occupied the catbird’s seat every week starting with the preseason. After that, there was no change in the next three spots but after that no one held onto...
NEW Girls BB Division State Ranks
Five of the six teams that were placed No. 1 in these rankings after Tuesday’s first round of the CIF regional playoffs are still there as we head to regional finals on Tuesday. Still No. 1 are Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth (Open), St. Mary’s of Stockton (D1), Colfax (D3), San Domenico of San Anselmo (D4)...