This is how the season looked after it was completed in 2008. This is the third of three posts in which our week-by-week replays for three of the most exciting, unpredictable football seasons we’ve covered in our 40-plus years — 1981, 1994 and 2008 — is concluding with one post focusing on how each wrapped...
For boys sports only, St. John Bosco of Bellflower is considered tops for the state for 2019-20 and has captured that honor for the first time in school history. On the girls side, it was as difficult as ever to break up a close group but the nod has gone to Cathedral Catholic of San […]
It’s a coming out party for freshman center Breya Cunningham plus a feel-good triumph for senior guard Te-Hina Paopao, but it took a layup with six seconds left by Jazzy Anousinh to give state No. 2 La Jolla Country Day a one-point win over state No. 1 Sierra Canyon in the championship game of the […]
Cathedral Catholic wins the Durango Fall Classic in Las Vegas over a stellar field and takes over at the top of the state. After that, though, you could make an argument for just about any ranking order for the next four teams, which was impacted yet again on Tuesday night of this week with Redondo […]
If next week’s showdown between No. 3 De La Salle and No. 4 Folsom is similar to Friday’s victory by No. 6 Cathedral Catholic of San Diego over No. 5 Corona Centennial, then we’re in for a wild ride. Friday night also was great for the Serra schools with No. 14 Serra of Gardena knocking […]
Redondo Union of Redondo Beach is already making a push for the top after an impressive series of outings at a preseason tournament in Hawaii. But defending CIF Open Division state champion Mater Dei of Santa Ana still should be on top until the team gets a few matches under its belt or suffers a […]
We can’t do divisional state basketball rankings anymore during the regular season because there’s no way to know (thanks to competitive equity seeding) which divisions to place any of these teams. Now that brackets are out, though, we can apply our own rankings system to the teams in both the NorCal and SoCal playoffs and […]
New teams being placed for various reasons this week are Central Catholic of Modesto, Palma of Salinas, Rio Linda, Paradise, Colfax, Denair, Christian of El Cajon and Eagle Rock. We also have several teams in higher divisions than before, including Tulare and Highland of Palmdale. Keep in mind that any team playing in a CIF...
Apologies for not getting these out earlier, but the season is still going and we have put teams in position to claim mythical state championships in addition to winning section titles. These five-division state rankings in softball also have a long tradition that dates back more than 30 years. Some tough decisions had to be […]
Loss by previous No. 2 Gahr not only screws up the CIF Southern Section Division I seedings, but also drops down the Gladiators in this week’s State Top 20. The other big move was to elevate Foothill of Pleasanton back up to No. 11 after it beat previous No. 11 Amador Valley behind ace pitcher...