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Girls VB: Coaches with 500 wins

It’s only taken since the 2003 season for Sacred Heart Cathedral of San Francisco’s Margi Beima to win her 500th match. The school contacted us earlier last week to ask if we knew how many other coaches in California girls volleyball history have done the same. We have a possible answer and have begun to […]

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Girls VB: Redondo not No. 1 yet

After Thursday’s pulsating victory by the Redondo Union girls volleyball team in five games against Mater Dei of Santa Ana, the Sea Hawks can be considered the state’s No. 1 team. After all, the visiting Monarchs are the defending CIF Open Division state champions and hadn’t lost yet this season. The first regular season state […]

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Girls VB State TOYs (1972-2018)

Here is the official Cal-Hi Sports State Team of the Year list for girls volleyball with Mater Dei of Santa Ana added on for 2018 and going back to 1972. This is the fourth straight year with Monarchs at the top of the state since the previous three years it was the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs […]

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CIF breakthrough in girls vb pairings

For years, we’ve been putting teams from the CIF Central Section in the north for our state rankings but that hasn’t been the case for the California Interscholastic Federation, which has quite often put Central Section teams in the south. And with the CIF Southern Section’s use of competitive equity playoff divisions, we also have […]

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Girls VB: Marin Catholic has youth

It was not anywhere near the best effort of Marin Catholic this season, but its top player, 6-foot-6 Loyola-Marymount-committed junior outside hitter Kari Geissberger, was a bit under the weather, and head coach Jake Spain was looking to a grueling four-game Stockton Classic on Saturday and was hoping to rest her and his other stars.

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Girls VB State TOYs (1972-2017)

Here is the official Cal-Hi Sports State Team of the Year list for girls volleyball with Archbishop Mitty of San Jose added on for 2017 and going back to 1972. While the Monarchs lead the state with 14 CIF state titles, they still have some catching up to do to be State Team of the […]

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Why CIF Vball May Be 2 Weeks Earlier

Nothing has been announced officially by the California Interscholastic Federation, but moving up the CIF state championship calendar by at least one week for the 2018-19 school year has been common knowledge to many in the media and for many coaches. For years, the CIF fall sports calendar has had state championships in cross country […]

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Girls VB: Marin Catholic four-peat

If you’re a Bay Area high school girls volleyball fan, you’ve probably heard about them, but in case you haven’t we’re here to tell you. There is a California girls volleyball force in the Redwood Empire portion of the CIF North Coast Section from a school in the shadow of majestic Mt. Tamalpais recently known […]

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Mitty’s mission achieved in Stockton

Monarchs win their first tourney trophy of the year by topping Marin Catholic in title match that may be a preview of CIF NorCal Open Division final. There were some anxious moments in the first game, but after that the Wildcats lost some energy in the second game. St. Ignatius & Monte Vista of Danville […]

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State’s Teams in Final Flo50 Ranks

Cal-Hi Sports partnered each week with FloSports channels in softball and boys volleyball this spring to compile a national ranking of high school teams. These rankings are known as the Flo50 and are similar to the FAB 50 national rankings that were directed for many years by Cal-Hi Sports editor Mark Tennis when he was […]

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