Family ties are a big angle for this week’s honorees with one of them being the grandson of the head coach and another who’s got a twin brother who also is a standout on the same team. The six recipients this week are from Elk Grove, Tulare, Atherton, San Marino, Mission Viejo and Goleta.
Among others earning top state honors are Najee Harris of Antioch (juniors), U.S. Olympian Ben Hallock of Harvard-Westlake (Division III) and Andrew Daschbach of Sacred Heart Prep (Division IV). Alexander Mattison of San Bernardino also is third-ever State Three-Sport Athlete of the Year. Finally, what would a State Athlete of the Year package be without […]
To kick off our summer season of honoring the best multi-sport and overall athletes of the year, we begin with a look at the state’s best football-basketball combo athletes on our annual Cal-Hi Sports Grid-Hoop All-State team. We have even more listed as Grid-Hoop athletes of distinction and some of these players are sure to […]
Welcome to the fourth annual Bay Area 75 — SportStars’ countdown of the top 75 Bay Area athletes from the 2015-16 school year. The only criteria used in generating the list were that the athletes must be from one of the nine Bay Area counties, and they must have played in a sport which culminated […]
On Single A Saturday in the CIF Northern California & Southern California regional football bowl games, state No. 11 Clayton Valley of Concord gets defensive in 21-3 win at No. 25 Oak Grove of San Jose while state No. 12 Narbonne also hits the road and beats No. 20 Ridgeview of Bakersfield to set up […]
De La Salle (D1), Clayton Valley (D2), Camarillo (D3), Sierra Canyon (D4) and Grace Brethren (D5) remain on top, but there are two new No. 2s this week with St. Augustine forcing its way up in D2 after big win over Mission Hills while San Marino goes back to that position in D4. Also on...
It was a week for the Killer Bs as freshman Hank Bachmeier of Murrieta Valley passed for 416 yards and six TDs, Roy Barajas of El Monte rushed for 427 yards and six TDs and Jacob Briggs of Placentia Valencia caught five TD passes. Briggs also did it during a game in which his coach […]
With the CIF bowl games now in 13 divisions and with it basically impossible to place teams into those divisions in a weekly format, we are resurrecting our traditional five-division state rankings first done in 1975. No. 1 teams to start are De La Salle (D1), Grant of Sacramento (D2), Cathedral Catholic of San Diego […]
As these rankings go deeper, the more difficult they become and they’re also more influenced by key early matchups, such as Great Oak vs. Heritage of Menifee, Chaminade vs. St. Bonaventure and Cathedral Catholic vs. Oaks Christian. All of those teams are included in this group of ranked teams, along with Westlake of Westlake Village,...
Football leads the way for another boys sports honor for De La Salle while it’s the same for volleyball and another girls selection for Archbishop Mitty. Other schools collecting overall sports excellence accolades include La Costa Canyon (D2), Campolindo of Moraga (D3), Sacred Heart Prep of Atherton (D4) and Capital Christian of Sacramento (D5). Ten […]