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The Good, The Bad & The Unseen

At the suggestion of longtime managing editor Ronnie Flores, he thought we should scour the memory banks over the last 40-plus years for the top five moments in Cal-Hi Sports history, the top five games we wish we’d seen (but didn’t go to for different reasons) and the top five decisions we’d most want to...

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1981, ’94, ’08 Season Replays (Week 1)

This is how the season looked after the first week during our week-by-week replay for three of the most exciting, unpredictable football seasons we’ve covered in our 40-plus years: 1981, 1994 and 2008. No. 1 teams were still Cordova of Rancho Cordova, Bishop Amat of La Puente and De La Salle of Concord (although the...

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Playing The Nickname Game

From all-time great football players like “Mean” Joe Greene and Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch to all-time great basketball players like LeBron “King” James and George “The Ice Man” Gervin, nicknames are a fun part of both sports. Here’s our lists of the best ones we like in California high school history in both sports. Note: […]

Reopening First Before Football (Part 5)

This is going to be a continuing series on this site until a majority of California high school football teams are practicing and getting ready for their first games. Over the past two-plus weeks, trends are all going in the right direction with San Diego, Orange and Santa Cruz counties taken off the state watch […]

Breckenridge: Takin’ Care of Business

Recent Edison of Stockton quarterback Treyvon Breckenridge didn’t get to play in any summer all-star games, but instead of moping around he has started his own COVID-19 related business: cleaning and disinfecting garbage cans. He’ll play next at Delta College and like all of those heading to community colleges still has his dreams of one […]

Great Seasons Replayed (’81, ’94, ’08)

Today we introduce one of the features we’ll be doing during this period of time in the fall with no high school sports in the state. It’s a week-by-week replay for three of the most exciting, unpredictable football seasons we’ve covered in our 40-plus years: 1981, 1994 and 2008. We begin with a look at...

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Biggest Upset Openers Since 2000

This was supposed to have been the opening weekend of the 2020 high school football season in California (at least in those areas of the state not greatly impacted by poor air quality from the many fires). With that in mind, here’s a year-by-year look going back to the 2000 season of the most surprising...

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Top 25 Girls Hoop Players We’ve Seen

Just like the boys, this list is different than the top 50 we just did of the best football players we’ve seen in our more than 40 years of doing Cal-Hi Sports in various platforms. It’s different because it’s the top 25 of our longtime girls basketball analyst and California girls hoops evaluator Harold Abend […]

Top 25 Boys Hoops Players We’ve Seen

This list is different than the top 50 we just did of the best football players we’ve seen in our more than 40 years of doing Cal-Hi Sports in various platforms. It’s different because it’s the top 25 of our longtime boys basketball analyst and Southern California grassroots regular Ronnie Flores and also a different […]

Top 50 Football Players We’ve Seen

Since this list comprises all of the years of the Concord De La Salle dynasty since the early 1980s, the Spartans are well-represented on this list, beginning with the top spot. Physically dominant linebacker-running back D.J. Williams from 1999 is still the best player we’ve ever seen in person from a California high school. We...

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