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Girls State Athletes of the Year

This is the final 2020-21 state honor to be completed and it’s the girls version of the boys that was announced yesterday. By our evaluations, there were three girls that stood above all others with one who was a senior, the other a junior and the other a sophomore. The top honoree is national record-breaking […]

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Burning Questions From Big Day

Governor Gavin Newsom announced at a press conference held at a vaccine clinic in Hayward on Friday that high school and youth sports (led by football) could return in the coming weeks with a March-April season. The California Department of Public Health also issued new guidelines to make that possible, including a lower case rate […]

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State’s College FB Award Winners

As the national championship game was set for a Monday in Miami in 2021 and after Antioch’s Najee Harris was named as the Doak Walker Award winner for most outstanding running back, it was a good time to update and post our historical college football lists from previously published state record books. This list was […]

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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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Football Blasts From The Past

For the next few weeks, we’ll go back in time to approximately the same weekend of the California high school football season from five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years ago. At the end of what would have normally been the end of each of those seasons, we may go back even […]

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Looking Ahead To State’s New Schools

It may be in the middle of a pandemic and with no athletic competitions scheduled until January, but there are still new comprehensive high schools officially opening in the state. We found two from the 2019-20 school year that are supposed to have sports for 2020-21, there is one opening this week in the CIF […]

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More Boys State Athletes of the Year

We have two repeaters among this year’s state athletes of the year as wrestler Richard Figueroa of Selma and golfer Luke Potter (now at Classical Academy of Escondido) gain the top honors for juniors and sophomores after taking the same as a sophomore and freshman, respectively. We also have swimming represented for D1 with Sacramento […]

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Prep Notes With A Twist

In a regular feature that’s our version of prep notes with opinion mixed in, we express our support for Black Lives Matter and police reform and look at ways in which high school sports can reflect this important movement. Plus, we go over a list of important current political leaders (and one major political commentator) […]

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All-State Girls Volleyball 2019 (Part 3)

Just like for other sports in which we’ve done all-state teams for many years, the final in a series of posts and announcements is saved for the large schools, open division schools and for all classes combined. There was a big five in girls volleyball this season in California and all five of those teams […]

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Multi-Star Mustang: Nate Rutchena

This story appears courtesy of our partners, SportStars Magazine. Visit to view more of their NorCal football coverage, and be sure to check out their October issue later this month to view exclusive column from that won’t be available anywhere else. Monte Vista’s Rutchena is a multi-sport standout and starter on both sides […]

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