After our profile last week of the winningest head coach in California girls basketball history, we’ll continue with a series of preseason-style features on some of the state’s most prominent programs and players for the 2020-21 school year. It’s almost been one year since any of them have played and it may end up being […]
The two schools that met last December for the CIF Open Division state title announced on Wednesday that they’ve agreed to play in a non-league game to open the 2021 January season at St. John Bosco of Bellflower. It’s not just the first time that two teams from the Open Division state finals are playing […]
These 12 teams were supposed to have played on Friday at the Golden 1 Center in the CIF state basketball championships. As a salute to the teams and players we won’t get to see due to the event’s cancellation (we have gone to every CIF state championship since the event began in 1981), here is […]
We wish we were writing about Corona High, Corona Centennial or Corona del Mar, but Saturday’s CIF regional semifinals in both boys and girls basketball were eclipsed in significance by off-the-court developments relating to the coronavirus outbreak. Two-time defending CIF NorCal Open Division champion Sheldon of Sacramento (boys) thought on Saturday that its season ended […]
Central of Fresno & Clayton Valley of Concord capture CIF state football titles on Friday night at Cerritos College. It’s the first title for both and the first one for a Fresno school in Division 1 or higher after the Grizzlies bounced Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth in the D1-AA final. Clayton Valley came through on […]
After Tuesday’s regional championships, we’re down to Torrey Pines vs. Marin Catholic for the CIF Open Division state championship plus Vista Murrieta of Murrieta vs. Campolindo of Moraga for Division 1. With competitive equity divisions and seedings, we just can’t get the other state finalists that high in the rankings but they all deserve credit […]
After basically finishing second for the previous school year, the Bears wind up on top of the state for overall sports excellence for the second time. Winning CIF state titles in boys wrestling and girls track wasn’t enough as three other schools also won a pair of CIF state titles. The difference was superior depth […]
Here’s the final, expanded state rankings for boys hoops for the 2018-19 season, including all games and matching our final, expanded State Top 40 package. Teams on the rise for the final rankings after one last deep dive into all of the results and through last weekend’s CIF state finals are Foothills Christian of El...
In a spectacular display of rim-rattling dunks and jaw-dropping talent, Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth cruises past Sheldon of Sacramento to win its second straight CIF Open Division state championship. The Trailblazers also joined the girls for the first-ever Open Division title sweep since the CIF went to the Open Division in 2013. We also have...
It’s a Royal night at the home of the Sacramento Kings as Rosary of Fullerton knocks off Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland in CIF Division 1 title game. We also have recaps and photos from Oakland High’s victory for itself and its city in the Division III championship plus Caruthers winning it all in Division V. […]