As some sections in the state are getting ready to crown champions for the 2019 season this weekend, No. 1 teams by divisions are Norco (D1), Notre Dame of Salinas (D2), Oakdale (D3), Cloverdale (D4) and East Nicolaus (D5). Cloverdale is the only new No. 1 in what was an extremely close call that also...
The highest riser among this group of teams is Helix of La Mesa, which is living up to preseason acclaim in the playoffs after laying an egg in its last regular season game. The Highlanders jumped up this week to No. 38 from No. 50 after big win over Eastlake. Both Sierra Canyon and Grace...
Etiwanda wins D2 title and finishes 27-3 with 26 wins in its final 27 games. El Toro wins D1 crown and ends at 27-7-1 overall. No one argues that D2 is equal D1 in the section in terms of competitive strength, but at what point does a team with a better record deserve to be […]
Since we did our second set of divisional state softball rankings just over previous weekend, we don’t have new rankings this week but do have a rundown of which teams are line to be No. 1 in this year’s final divisional state rankings. Here’s how each division stacks up entering the final weekend of the […]
Before Mater Dei ended a long weekend of softball section finals that almost all had mythical state divisional title implications with its win over Orange Lutheran, winners were led by Mission Viejo (D2) and Grand Terrace (D3) on Friday. Others gaining championships were North Torrance (D4), Lompoc (D5), Paraclete (D6) and Rolling Hills Prep (D7).
Friday night’s CIF Southern Section Division II championship was set up nicely in Tuesday’s semifinals as both state No. 1 Mission Viejo and state No. 2 Yucaipa were victorious.
One of the state’s top-ranked teams all season, Serra of Gardena, gets stunned 38-35 by Chaminade of West Hills on a last-second field goal. Other big winners include Corona Centennial, Serra of San Mateo and Elk Grove.
Triumph over Marina of Huntington Beach Friday at Dodger Stadium also will give Wolverines the final No. 1 state baseball ranking. Other CIFSS winners are Cypress in D2 and Serra of Gardena in D3.