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All-State Softball: First Team

It’s much later than usual after a season that was much later than usual, but it’s now time to salute these 30 elite California players after not being able to do the same for 2020. This 38th edition had many challenges, mainly working on it after the football season had begun, but at least it’s […]

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All-State Softball: 2nd & 3rd Teams

The 38th installment of the Cal-Hi Sports all-state teams selections for softball concludes with 30 players named second team overall and approximately 30 more who are third team. Any player from any school regardless of class or school size can be on second team. The third team, however, is only for seniors and only for...

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All-State Softball: Medium & Small

The 38th edition of the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Softball Teams continues with these players named from schools that were in CIF section or regional playoffs during the 2021 spring season that made them medium or small school in class. Apologies that most of the seniors are now in college, but not doing these teams after […]

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All-State Softball: Underclass

This is the first of four posts announcing the 38th edition of the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Softball Teams. After last year in which no teams could be selected due to the pandemic shutdown that stopped the season in its early stages, we can’t say this is the 39th year in a row of presenting all-state...

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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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Baseball/Softball Coach Milestones 2021

State record coaching lists for baseball and softball have now all been updated through the 2021 season and here’s a look at the most significant milestone wins that were celebrated. For baseball, it would have to be Lakewood’s Spud O’Neil reaching 900 victories while in softball it was a 600th victory for Westlake Village Oaks […]

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Ms. Softball 2021: Jayla Castro

It’s been two years since the last Ms. Softball State Player of the Year has been determined, and it’s another of the closest calls ever. This time, even though she and her team didn’t get to have section playoffs, the winner is UCLA-bound catcher Jayla Castro of Rocklin. She just had the best combination of […]

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More Softball Players of the Year

Two big-time sluggers grab the top honors among juniors and sophomores while a pitching ace who got a win over the No. 1 team in the state earns the same honor among freshmen. We also are proud to announce our state medium schools and state small schools players of the year.

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Ed Tunstall: State Coach of the Year

For coming up with the perfect blend of seniors and younger talented players that won the coveted CIF Southern Section Division I title, Esperanza of Anaheim head coach gains the 2021 State Coach of the Year selection for California softball. This also was his 21st season and there were some difficult moments to overcome.

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FINAL State TOP 40 Softball Rankings

With this same expanded final rankings format from boys basketball, girls basketball and baseball, here’s the final breakdowns of the top 40 teams from California softball for the 2021 season. There aren’t many changes due to all of the teams that opted out of the first-ever CIF Southern California regional playoffs, but teams moving up...

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