In one of those kind of baseball weeks in which most of the top teams takes a loss (some more than one), De La Salle of Concord moves back to the same position it ended in the final state rankings from 2022. Santa Margarita also surges up to second after its three-game sweep of Orange...
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Girls BB: CIF Saturday Finals
In perhaps the best CIF Open Division state finals played since the format began in 2013, Etiwanda edges Archbishop Mitty of San Jose on a put-back at the buzzer to win its first-ever state crown. The Monarchs just came up one play short in what would have been regarded as an upset. Central of Fresno […]
Boys BB: CIF Saturday Finals
In a year with a lot of individual players in the state getting major media attention, Harvard-Westlake of Studio City proved what a great team can do as it wins the CIF Open Division state title. The Wolverines defeated St. Joseph of Santa Maria in a game that the Knights kept within 10 points for […]
Boys & Girls BB: CIF Friday Finals
On the first day and night of the CIF state championships at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, there were no games that were decided in the final minutes. Favored teams Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks (boys) and Oakland Tech (girls) completed their tasks with the Tech girls also making history with their fifth state title […]
CIF State Basketball Picks & Previews
As is another custom of ours going back more than 30 years, here are the predicted scores, what to watch for and more for each of the 12 CIF boys and girls basketball state title games this weekend in Sacramento. This is done with the best of wishes for all 24 teams, but the goal […]
NEW Softball State TOP 25 Rankings
This one includes results from Tuesday of this week, which is why Marina of Huntington Beach has jumped into the top 10 after a Tuesday win over previous No. 9 Huntington Beach. No. 3 Norco, No. 4 Los Alamitos and other highly ranked teams in California are all headed this weekend to Bullhead City, Ariz.,...
SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week
Despite the fact it’s the most important week in high school basketball in California, we have traditionally switched from the hardwood to the baseball and softball fields this week since the available players to choose becomes so few. We also more importantly want to start looking for some players in baseball and softball who we […]
NEW Baseball State TOP 35 Rankings
Just about every team has now gotten out to at least one game to start the 2023 season and it didn’t take long for changes. Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks has taken over the No. 1 position with a 6-0 start, but with baseball there are always lots of changes due to pitching matchups, three-game...
NEW Girls BB State TOP 25 Rankings
Only one team in the top 10 held onto its spot in this week’s rankings and to no one’s surprise it’s the Sierra Canyon team that has occupied the catbird’s seat every week starting with the preseason. After that, there was no change in the next three spots but after that no one held onto...
NEW Boys BB State TOP 25 Rankings
When it’s all said and done after pouring over the results of the regional brackets from Saturday, it looks like regardless of what teams advance to this weekend’s CIF state championships, the South will be favorites in Open, D1 and D2, especially if this week’s new boys basketball State TOP 25 is any indication. All...