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Boys BB: CIF Saturday Finals

Corona Centennial completes epic season that began with a decision last June to win its first CIF Open Division state title. It wasn’t as easy as winning section & regional playoff games at home, however, as Huskies had to get past a Modesto Christian squad that had it tied twice late in the fourth quarter. […]

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Girls BB: CIF Saturday Finals

When the CIF last staged staged state championships in basketball in 2019, the Open Division girls champion was Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth. Much has changed in the world since then due to COVID, but the Trailblazers have returned to the top of California girls hoops with an impressive win over Archbishop Mitty of San Jose. […]

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Boys & Girls BB: CIF Friday Finals

The theme of the CIF state championships in Division 1 on Friday at the Golden Center for both boys & girls was about longtime successful coaches winning their first state crowns. The Damien of La Verne boys also broke a streak of five straight wins for Northern California teams and showed the gap between the […]

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CIF State FB Previews & Picks

It should be an edge for teams from Southern California playing at Saddleback College this weekend on Friday & Saturday, but a bulk of the teams from Northern California playing at home on Saturday in Divisions 3-AA down to 7-A figure to win and some by multi-score margins. FOR GOLD CLUB ARCHIVES OF OUR FINAL […]

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Insider Report: Archbishop Mitty

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 […]

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Bosco-DLS rematch set for Jan. 8

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 […]

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Salute to Friday CIF Finalists

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 […]

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State Roundup: Games Overshadowed

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 […]

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Friday CIF State Finals

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 […]

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NEW Girls Volleyball State Top 20

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 […]

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