Here’s a salute to the greatest high school coaches in California history. We’re doing it by compiling updated state records in numerous combined coaching categories, such as most CIF state team titles, most CIF section team titles, most all-time varsity coaching wins and most varsity head coaching seasons. All-time leaders in those categories are Don […]
The 6-foot-5, 220-pound senior from Bakersfield Christian wasn’t able to add a CIF Division IV state title in basketball to the one he celebrated in December in D3-A in football, but he led the Eagles to a SoCal regional title and he was the Bakersfield Californian Player of the Year in both sports. Ben also […]
To go with our annual State Schools of the Year tribute, here are some additional schools that were on our board in the various CIF state divisions and in our own five-division format that we would consider to be honorable mention.
Go through this post for the final rankings for every CIF state division for the 2020 season. Declaring co-champions for each of the cancelled state finals could still be done by the CIF, but we will continue to not have ties in any of our state rankings. With respect to the teams that may have...
Here’s our annual one-stop home for every CIF state football title game played for the 2019 season. Check here for links to our Friday/Saturday coverage of games played at Cerritos College. We also have recaps for all of the games played elsewhere in the state up to Crescent City in the far north. We also […]
Corona del Mar and San Mateo Serra both win in D1-A, as expected, but it wasn’t easy for either one. McClymonds of Oakland also keeps alive its quest for a fourth straight state title while the other big news was the CIF North Coast Section ending 6-0 on the weekend. All seven NCS champions will […]
As the funnel narrows and we near the end of the weekly Players of the Week feature for football and transition into girls and boys basketball, with less games and tougher competition, the astronomical numbers can be fewer and far between, and finding Special Teams performances even harder. Even so, we have a solid group […]
To kick off our end-of-school year content of honoring the best multi-sport and overall athletes of the year, we begin with a look at the state’s 15 best football-basketball combo athletes on our 33rd 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...
With three rookie QBs in the NFL this season from California high schools who have all been starting games, we got inspired to see if a total of eight for one season could be put into historical perspective. So we went overboard and have compiled a list of every single starter from California going back […]
Here’s some record updates and highlights of top players & teams from the recent week as reported to us from CIF Central Section historian Bob Barnett of Fresno. Bob has done phenomenal work on behalf of CIF Central Section schools, athletes and coaches for more than 40 years.