Tuesdays have been when the California Department of Public Health updates its county map with its colored tiers, but this week it took on added significance as high school athletic leaders also checked to see if case rates for COVID-19 had reached 14 or lower per 100,000. Based on last Friday’s health guidelines update, that’s […]
This is how the season looked after the 10th week during our week-by-week replay for three of the most exciting, unpredictable football seasons we’ve covered in our 40-plus years: 1981, 1994 and 2008. No. 1 teams remained Edison of Huntington Beach, Bishop Amat of La Puente and Long Beach Poly (but spoiler alert one of...
We’re now going through all team categories in the exclusive Cal-Hi Sports state football record book files. For this post, it’s a monstrous expansion of our category for most wins by a school in its history. We’re also updating many other state football records for team categories in the next few days that will be […]
In a regular feature that’s our version of prep notes with opinion mixed in, we express our support for Black Lives Matter and police reform and look at ways in which high school sports can reflect this important movement. Plus, we go over a list of important current political leaders (and one major political commentator) […]
The mighty 1927 state champs from Bakersfield and two teams from 2014, De La Salle and Folsom, are featured in this group. Others include Pico Rivera El Rancho 1966 (a mythical national champ) plus the top team on our board from the CIF Central Section. Note: All of the writeups, grid logs, photos and more...
Another of St. John Bosco’s recent teams (2018) joins the party among this group, which also includes school’s 2016 CIF state champions despite two losses. Part of the reason for that is how highly regarded Mater Dei was at the time of Bosco’s avenging win in the CIF Southern Section D1 final. Both teams from...
Following the boys divisional all-state teams from last weekend, here are the same ones for the girls. These teams are based on the CIF state divisions (not sections) and in some cases we had to extrapolate where teams would have been placed for the CIF state playoffs to determine all-state divisional placement. With the final […]
Congratulations to all of the 2020 Cal-Hi Sports State Coaches of the year for girls basketball. These are the ones for each CIF division, although we do combine the Open and Division I. This is a group that includes a former NFL running back plus two coaches who have both been educators and have had […]
Obtained from the only California high school state record files that exist, here’s a collection of some hard-to-believe, fun facts written up in a Did You Know? format. This spring, we’re likely going to spend a lot of the time we usually do on weekly state rankings and other features for baseball and softball updating […]
How many schools in the state have won 100 or more football games so far in the decade of the 2010s? We have the answer below. Plus, see which schools are moving up on the state record list of those with the most all-time reported wins and on the list of those with the best […]