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More Baseball State Players of the Year

State Junior of the Year Bryce Rainer of Harvard-Westlake and State Sophomore of the Year Diego Velazquez of Encino Crespi know each other well from being in the same league. All of the other major honors also were not easy to decide. For more on Mr. Baseball State Player of the Year Trent Caraway, CLICK […]

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SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week

The baseball and softball seasons still have a week remaining as we move into the third year of the CIF Southern Regional playoffs and the second year of the Northern Regional playoffs, but this will be the last edition of the Player of the Week features for the 2022-2023 school year. There’s still a lot […]

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Big Changes For State’s NFL QB List

With the retirement of the GOAT Tom Brady, one might think that California’s group of quarterbacks starting in the NFL will be greatly diminished. It will be because of just him, but the number of starters will be up by two and two other QBs from the state will be playing for new teams. The […]

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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 […]


Jax Leatherwood: Grid-Hoop State POY

It’s just too hard to beat a grid-hooper like the junior quarterback-power forward from Scripps Ranch of San Diego, who played key roles on football and basketball teams that both won CIF state titles. Leatherwood adds this statewide honor to already being named as the San Diego Union-Tribune Male Athlete of the Year. Note: We’ve […]

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State Stat Stars of the Week

This feature serves as our statewide collection of milestone achievements in California high school sports. We have more this week from baseball & softball with some season-ending performances in basketball. In boys hoops, final totals are in for San Joaquin Memorial & Dougherty Valley stars while they are not for SF Riordan’s King. In girls...

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All-State Baseball: Medium & Small

The 39th edition of the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Baseball Teams rolls on with these players named from schools that were in CIF section or regional playoffs during the 2021 season that made them medium or small school in class. Colusa is the only team from the last season to have three players on these teams […]

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More Girls BB State Players of Year

Two of these honorees were among those written up after the 2020 season as Isuneh “Ice” Brady of San Diego Cathedral Catholic and Jazmine Soto of Strathmore were given the accolades for sophomores and for CIF Division V, respectively. Brady is now on top for juniors while Soto has repeated for her division. Both the […]

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Combined State Coaching Records

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 […]


Ben Yurosek: Grid-Hoop State POY

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 […]

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