The four finalists for Ms. Basketball are joined by 26 others on the 39th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State teams regardless of CIF division or class. This year’s first team only has three seniors but it’s loaded with six juniors and in a rare occurrence one freshman. We’re lucky to have covered some of the greatest […]
While Aquira DeCosta from Stockton St. Mary’s completed a four-year career that is comparable to some previous Ms. Basketball honorees, she didn’t get quite that high after her senior year. Still, she would be this year’s choice as the State Senior of the Year. We also have our other usual selections for top state honors […]
To get going on this year’s selection for Mr. Basketball State Player of the Year and Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year, we decided not to give away so many of our eventual picks for first team all-state and have gone with a lower total of finalists than from years past. This year, we […]
For the boys, new state No. 1 Sierra Canyon goes overtime for the second time in a little more than two weeks to beat No. 2 Bishop Montgomery. Etiwanda, Bishop O’Dowd and Sheldon also move on. For the girls, there won’t be a No. 1 vs. No 2 state matchup in the NorCal final as […]
Unlike the boys, there were hardly any stunners in the first round of the CIF Open Division girls basketball state playoffs, which began on Friday across the state. The top four seeds all won in the Southern California bracket of eight teams. The only top four seed in Northern California to fall was No. 4 […]
We do and always have done the Cal-Hi Sports state rankings (more than 35 years) independent to whatever seemingly yearly changing system the CIF uses to do its regional playoff seedings. After seeing some of the placements this time, one can only hope they will get the kinks out of a system that needs fixing....
After winning its 11th straight CIF Sac-Joaquin Section title on Saturday at University of the Pacific, the St. Mary’s of Stockton girls basketball team established a new Northern California record, according to the Cal-Hi Sports state record book. The Rams, who defeated Folsom 71-48 for the SJS Division I championship, also moved into a tie […]
There were no newcomers this week and a limited amount of movement due to a lot of teams only playing one game last week or blowing out league opponents. The biggest move got the Inland Empire a little more prestige as Etiwanda becomes a top 15 team after a solid win over La Jolla Country...
Big winners on the final day of the St. Mary’s MLK Showcase in Stockton include the host and state No. 2 Rams, state No. 13 La Jolla Country and bubble team McClatchy of Sacramento, which upset state No. 11 Sierra Canyon. State No. 5 Salesian of Richmond lost again and so did state No. 7 […]
It’s no secret the main goal of this year’s team at St. Mary’s of Stockton is to win the program’s second CIF Open Division state title. The Rams seemed to take a step in the right direction toward that goal with a 78-61 victory over Centennial of Las Vegas on Saturday in one of the […]