Oak Hills & Apple Valley set to meet in High Desert showdown that also will be a No. 1 vs. No. 2 for state medium schools. Two medium schools newcomers this week are Charter Oak (Covina) and El Modena (Orange). Biggest riser is Aptos. For small schools, Cantwell-Sacred Heart goes in as the highest ranked...
Section By Section Football Greats
With the first class of 100 inductees going into the new California High School Football Hall of Fame in mind (opening next month), here’s a look at lists of the all-time top players from each of the 10 sections within the California Interscholastic Federation. These are based on the first votes for the Hall of […]
FINAL Girls BB All-State Nominees
This is the second, updated list of nominees after receiving input from many coaches, parents and fans from the first list. We have combined both the NorCal & SoCal lists from before into one huge statewide list. The teams will begin to be finalized and announced next week (after Ms. Basketball Player of the Year...
FINAL Medium/Small School Ranks ’21
Previously announced No. 1 teams were Mater Dei Catholic of Chula Vista for medium & Menlo School of Atherton for small. D2-A state champion Scripps Ranch of San Diego & D6AA state champion Argonaut of Jackson both jump up in each at the end as well. We jumped an 11-5 team up there for medium...
Seven schools, 300 wins
Aptos High’s Randy Blankenship will officially join the state’s 300 club among football coaches with 300 varsity wins when his team collects its next triumph. It will be a group of just 12 in more than 100 years. He’ll be the first to do it from stops at more than two schools and for him […]
NorCal/SoCal Players of the Week
Now that all teams in Northern California have at least one game under their belts, we are bringing back this popular feature that allows us to track not only outstanding performances, but some players who could be added into the Cal-Hi Sports Online Record Book. For this first week we head 40 miles north of […]
Top 10 Grid-Hoop QBs (State History)
Three of these 10 quarterbacked teams in the Super Bowl, one played in the NBA and one was the Grid-Hoop State Player of the Year twice. Sometimes, just trying to answer a question leads to yet another list of all-time great California high school athletes. After the top 10 ranked in order, we also list...
More Girls State Athletes of the Year
Even without spring sports for the last two and a half months of the school year, it was still possible to choose a track and field athlete plus a swimmer among the best from California for 2019-20. We also have the best from soccer, two multi-sport athletes for Division 3 and Division 5 and two […]
More Girls BB State Players of Year
No one can ever say again that we won’t pick San Diego area players at the top if the evidence points to that as the section also has nabbed the state’s top sophomore and freshman honors along with Ms. Basketball. Northern California girls, meanwhile, did the best for the CIF divisional honors but one of […]
Boys/Girls BB Pairings Reactions
There is some shock in the basketball community with all of the first-round byes for the Open Divisions, but with the way the results came in for the entire season so far and with the rise of competitive equity as an overriding factor in the seedings for all CIF playoff sports, it was a direction […]