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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 […]


Spring events/games cancelled by CIF

As some school districts throughout the state already were extending closures due to the current COVID-19 health crisis to the end of the school year, the CIF did the expected on Friday and has cancelled all spring sports state championships, including the longest-running CIF state title event in track and field. CIF section spring sports […]

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More CIF Spirit of Sport Honorees

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — Abbey Brown (Middletown High School) and Lingxiang Hu (San Francisco International High School) were named the recipients of the prestigious CIF Spirit of Sport Award for the 2019-20 winter sports season. The two statewide winners will receive an award, a patch, and a $1,000 scholarship.

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CIF Cancels Boys/Girls BB Finals

For the first time since the CIF began to crown boys and girls basketball state champions in 1981, the final event of the state’s season is cancelled as a result of the worldwide coronavirus crisis. The CIF made the announcement in a Thursday morning media release. There will be no state champions and only regional […]

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