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Ms. Softball 2021: Jayla Castro

It’s been two years since the last Ms. Softball State Player of the Year has been determined, and it’s another of the closest calls ever. This time, even though she and her team didn’t get to have section playoffs, the winner is UCLA-bound catcher Jayla Castro of Rocklin. She just had the best combination of […]

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More Softball Players of the Year

Two big-time sluggers grab the top honors among juniors and sophomores while a pitching ace who got a win over the No. 1 team in the state earns the same honor among freshmen. We also are proud to announce our state medium schools and state small schools players of the year.

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Ed Tunstall: State Coach of the Year

For coming up with the perfect blend of seniors and younger talented players that won the coveted CIF Southern Section Division I title, Esperanza of Anaheim head coach gains the 2021 State Coach of the Year selection for California softball. This also was his 21st season and there were some difficult moments to overcome.

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More State Softball Coaches of the Year

In addition to overall State Coach of the Year Ed Tunstall from Esperanza of Anaheim, we have additional state coaching honors for the 2021 season going to Obie Galindo from Sultana of Hesperia (medium schools) & Stefanie Danna of Sutter (small schools).

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FINAL State TOP 40 Softball Rankings

With this same expanded final rankings format from boys basketball, girls basketball and baseball, here’s the final breakdowns of the top 40 teams from California softball for the 2021 season. There aren’t many changes due to all of the teams that opted out of the first-ever CIF Southern California regional playoffs, but teams moving up...

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Softball: FINAL Division State Ranks

State Teams of the Year by divisions have already been announced as Esperanza (D1), Upland (D2), Notre Dame of Salinas (D3), Sutter (D4) and Fowler (D5). For the final divisional rankings, teams moving up include St. Paul of Santa Fe Springs (D2), Louisville of Woodland Hills (D3), Redwood of Larkspur (D4) and Orestimba (D5). TO...

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Esperanza: State Softball Team of Year

There is an asterisk attached to the 2021 State Softball Team of the Year honor that has been earned by Esperanza of Anaheim, but that has nothing to do with the worldwide pandemic that caused the 2020 season to be scrapped after a few weeks. The Aztecs are a legit champion and have become the […]

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More Softball State Teams of Year

In addition to overall No. 1 and Division 1 No. 1 Esperanza of Anaheim, others that can say they are mythical state champions for 2021 are Upland (Division 2), Notre Dame of Salinas (D3), Sutter (D4) and Fowler (D5).

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Softball State Ranks By Divisions

With the 2020-21 season ending on Saturday with CIF SoCal regional championships, here’s a look at our own five-division state rankings for softball. For this year, we are combining the teams in the SoCal regional bracket into divisions (not the same) and then injecting where the NorCal teams would fit in based on our own […]

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NEW State TOP 35 Softball Rankings

The top six teams appear to be locked in those positions heading into the final week of the season since results from this week’s first-ever CIF Southern California regional playoffs won’t have that much of an impact. Those six teams all opted out of those playoffs. Three of those teams — No. 1 Esperanza, No....

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