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Clovis West boys/girls CIF split?

From the bizarro world of CIF state playoffs, competitive equity seeding and Open Divisions comes this very real possibility: one prominent school in which its boys basketball team is competing in Northern California while its girls team is in Southern California. The school we’re talking about is Clovis West of Fresno, which is the top […]

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NEW Girls VB State Top 20 Rankings

For this week’s rankings, we have waited to finish them after Wednesday’s first-round of the CIF NorCal and CIF SoCal Open Division regional playoffs. The CIF made two moves with this year’s Open Division regional brackets that we believe have been a long time coming: putting the CIF Central Section teams in the north and […]

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NEW Girls VB State Top 20 Rankings

No. 1 Mater Dei and No. 3 Marymount are all set for the CIF Southern Section Division I championship, but as of Wednesday afternoon when these rankings were released No. 2 Torrey Pines and No. 5 Cathedral Catholic still had to win one more match to reach the CIF San Diego Section Open Division final. […]

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Pinewood, Windward win Open titles

It’s a stunner in the CIF NorCal Open Division girls basketball championship as Pinewood of Los Altos Hills goes to three overtimes to knock off previously unbeaten state No. 1 and national No. 1 Archbishop Mitty of San Jose. In the CIF SoCal Open title game, Windward of Los Angeles takes down defending Open Division […]

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Super 8 Boys BB State Ranks Update

We were alone with Bishop Montgomery at No. 1 last week ahead of Mater Dei and also were alone with Woodcreek as the No. 1 team from Northern California. Guess we do know what we are doing after all as both won featured games last Saturday. Mater Dei also almost fell to No. 3, but […]

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Young no more: Salesian wants it all

With Bishop O’Dowd already owning a win over nationally ranked Bishop Montgomery, Northern California’s preseason No. 1 team also will be looking to start strong when it opens its season on Thursday. Go inside for the full rundown on the Pride and for links to the NorCal and SoCal basketball preview issues (both boys and […]

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Girls Stunner In CIF Open Division

State and national girls hoops No. 1 St. Mary’s of Stockton loses out on bid to repeat as CIF Open Division champions with upset loss to Pinewood of Los Altos Hills on Tuesday night. Pinewood will now try to take down another unbeaten team in Saturday’s NorCal final.

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CIF Picks: Head Scratcher Of The Year

Most of the boys and girls Open Division basketball pairings for Northern California and Southern California released on Sunday by the CIF made sense, but as usual there was one choice that stood out the most for its absurdity. For the eight Open Division boys teams in the north and south and how we would […]

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Girls Open Division: Super 8s

After all of the Friday and Saturday section finals, here would be the eight girls basketball teams in Northern California and the eight in Southern California that we’d pick for the Open Divisions. The first five positions in the North and first two in the South should be easy, but even No. 3 in the […]

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Boys BB: Folsom advances in NorCals

It was a slow start for both teams in Friday’s tantalizing CIF Northern California Open Division first-round matchup between state-ranked Folsom and El Cerrito played at Vista Del Lago High in Folsom, but the Bulldogs got their Ford-powered engine cranked up in the second quarter and held off the Gauchos in the fourth quarter for […]

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