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Fall CIF finals cancelled/season delayed

With the Coronavirus pandemic surging at its worst levels yet in the state, the California Interscholastic Federation announced on Tuesday that there will be no start of fall sports practices in the state in December as scheduled and that all fall sports state regional and state championships (including football) will be cancelled. An announcement like […]

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January Football Restart In Jeopardy

All you have to do is take a look at the state’s new COVID map that reflects the latest case numbers and positivity rates to see how the latest surge with the Coronavirus pandemic is going to impact the scheduled restart of high school sports in the state in January. We’ve been down this road […]

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Reopening First Before Football (Part 6)

This is going to be a continuing series on this site until a majority of California high school football teams are practicing and getting ready for their first games. Despite the reminder that COVID-19 is still active and producing infections (including the one contracted this week by the President of the United States), more and […]

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CIF Open Division finals still possible

CIF executive director Ron Nocetti told Cal-Hi Sports on Wednesday that it is still possible for there to be CIF Open Division state championships during the 2021 seasons of football, boys basketball and girls basketball. That will depend on state public health guidelines surrounding travel and the Coronavirus pandemic continuing to wane, but the good […]

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BIG Changes in CIF 2020-21 School Year

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to progress in a high percentage of counties in the state and as most school districts have announced reopening in August with no students yet back on campus, the California Interscholastic Federation announced its 2020-21 school year calendar on Monday, saying the 10 different sections could set their own calendars […]


Reopening First Before Football (Part 2)

It’s looking much more unlikely there will be a 2020 high school football season in California this fall based on growing numbers of school districts across the state that will be starting up the school year in a few weeks with distance learning only. Those going with a hybrid model may find it almost impossible […]

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Reopening First Before Football

Before the prospects of how or when the 2020 high school football season will get going in the state, schools have to reopen and will need to do that successfully. Here’s a look at various school districts across the state and how they stand heading into the first full week of July. We hope you […]

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CIF Names Academic State Champs

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) has announced 16 State Academic Team Champions for the 2019-2020 school year. Due to the impact of COVID-19 during the Spring, only Fall and Winter sports were recognized. The CIF State Academic Team Champions program was initiated in 1996 to reward teams with the highest collective grade-point-averages, based on an […]

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What’s Next for CIF Fall Sports?

As schools across the state have begun to conduct conditioning workouts this week for football players, the CIF on Friday issued a statement that it won’t be known for sure what might happen for the fall sports schedule until July 20. No one knows for sure because the pandemic itself is only three months into […]

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Q&A: CIFSS Commissioner Rob Wigod

Entering a summer unlike any other in his nine previous years as the commissioner of the CIF Southern Section (one of the largest high school sports organizations in the nation), we went over a myriad of topics during a Monday afternoon discussion. He talked about the opening of the 2020-21 school year, the start of […]


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