With the pandemic comes some new twists and although not everyone is in action yet one of them is for the first time in the 40-plus year history we’ve been covering high school sports in California we’re doing baseball and softball Players of the Week at the same time as football, and guess what?…basketball is […]
We don’t have a 128-123 game to go through, but we also have compiled our first divisional state rankings for the girls teams through Thursday’s regional quarterfinals. The big move is Long Beach Poly having to go in front of previous state No. 2 Mater Dei for a big win from Wednesday in the Open […]
Every so often we remind readers that this feature helps us not only award outstanding performances, but uncover diamonds in the rough and entries for the Cal-Hi Sports Record Book. This week, we have one of those with Isabel Avalos from Buena Park. She joins a group that also represents Carlsbad in Southern California, and […]
Teams that moved up the most for the final divisional state rankings include Arcadia (D2), Christopher of Gilroy (D3), Colfax (D4), Arcata (D4), Fremont Christian (D5) and Waterford (D5). Just about every CIF section champion and many runner-ups and semifinalists appear in these final rankings. The hardest part is matching the D1 and D2 ranking...
Go inside for a look at each of the 10 CIF state championship games coming up this weekend with a predicted score for each one. We went 9-4 in our 13 choices last year and beat the computer, which was 8-5. We also have included a lot of historical facts and figures for a lot...
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...
We knew it wasn’t going to take long this season for both Tony Martello of Colfax and Darren Bennett of Tulare to join the exclusive club of California prep football coaches with 200 career wins. Congrats to both.
Four in the athlete category, three coaches plus five others will be inducted into the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Hall of Fame in October. Elk Grove’s Lance Briggs, who should get some consideration as an NFL Hall of Fame linebacker, is among the group. The section also is honoring a longtime referee who was killed in […]
To go with our annual State Schools of the Year tribute, here are some additional schools that were on our board in the various CIF state divisions and in our own five-division format that we would consider to be honorable mention.
It took us a couple of years to adjust our annual divisional all-state teams in basketball to the CIF having an Open Division. Now they’ve changed things again with competitive equity based divisions and team placements. If competitive equity means that the Open Division and Division I is that much stronger than the other divisions, […]