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NEW Softball State Top 25

Since we’re doing more than 80 teams now nationally every week for partners at ExtraInningSoftball.com, we’ll ramp it up to 25 for the state with at least 15 on the bubble. The big news this week is that Mater Dei Catholic of San Diego has improved to 10-0 after a win over previous No. 2...

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NEW Baseball State Top 25

With previous No. 1 Harvard-Westlake taking a tie, we’ve determined that if either Cypress, Orange Lutheran or Huntington Beach wins the title in this week’s SoCal portion of the Boras Classic then that team should essentially be the No. 1 team in the state. That’s why those three are now No. 1, No. 2 and...

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Girls BB All-State Nominees Part 1

Like the boys several days ago, we are beginning the process toward selection of the 40th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Teams in girls basketball with this first list of those honored as nominees. Some of the earliest selections include Cheryl Miller (Riverside Poly 1982), Violet Palmer (Compton 1982) and Lisa Leslie (Inglewood Morningside soph 1988). […]

FINAL Girls BB State Top 40

There were no real huge surprises in the final rankings, and a lot of that has to do with our nearly 40 years of rankings always using our form of competitive equity, only over the years we’ve referred to it as “a body of work.” So coming into the final rankings, the top teams were...

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FINAL Girls BB Ranks By Divisions

Here’s the final, expanded state rankings for girls hoops for the 2018-19 season, including all games and matching our final, expanded State Top 40 package. The results of the CIF state finals, especially when its a lopsided win, can cause much change from the previous time we ranked all of these teams. Teams that jumped...

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SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week

One of our four honorees for this week is the younger sister of 2018 State Baseball Junior Player of the Year Dawson Netz of Pasadena Maranatha. And little sis is putting up some monster pitching-hitting totals for the early going of this season. Our three other writeups recognize the skills of baseball players from San […]

Mr. Basketball, Ms. Basketball Finalists

As is our custom, we like to release at least four and often more finalists among those who are being considered the most strongly for the annual Mr. Basketball and Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year selection. In some years it’s more obvious who’s going to get the final nods, but in other years […]

NEW Softball State Top 20

This week’s rankings were compiled with knowledge that one of the teams moving up, Pacifica of Garden Grove, is going through the hard-to-fathom and sudden death of 57-year-old head coach Mark Campbell. We’re thinking about his family and players, and know he will be greatly missed in the California softball community. In this week’s rankings,...

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NEW Baseball State Top 20

Valley Christian of San Jose goes back up into the top five while De La Salle of Concord goes back up into the top 10. This week’s new rankings also shows three newcomers with two of those teams — Arcadia and San Luis Obispo — still unbeaten. Go inside for a look at all 20...

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Boys BB All-State Nominees Part 1

This is a milestone year for the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Teams in boys basketball since it marks the 40th one that we have done, beginning with the work of founder Nelson Tennis, continuing all these years with editor Mark Tennis and greatly enhanced in the last 15 years by associate editor Ronnie Flores. We now […]