Teams connected to one of the greatest players in women’s basketball history and the winningest head coach in state history were considered for the No. 1 position, but the team that has landed that ranking just clicked too many boxes to be denied that honor. We also have other teams in the top group from...
As is our longstanding tradition for basketball, whenever there is an addition to our boys all-time lists there must be the same for the girls. The private schools tending to win the highest classes of the CIF state championships on the girls side are not as prevalent and we actually didn’t start to have them...
Now is when the rubber really meets the road as the drive to the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento for the March 8-9 state championships begins this week. There were not a lot of surprises in the Open Division selections for Northern California since we knew with a lack of Open Division level teams in...
We could have shaken things up even more from the preseason top five and while there is a change in that group the real changes are after that and particularly in the second 10 where it seems like teams not expected to lose have tanked and the who-beat-whom syndrome dropped a lot of teams from […]
Serra of Gardena two-time CIF state champion coach was mentored early in his life as an athlete and then later as an up-and-coming coach by the late Dwan Hurt. While Hurt was a boys basketball coach at Serra for 28 years, Hadley has built up the school’s girls program since he took it over in […]
The major tournaments in girls’ basketball for California teams begin this week with most of the top teams heading to the Nike TOC in Phoenix. From there some will come to the East Bay/Concord area for the 160-team West Coast Jamboree. For these updated rankings, six-time state champ Long Beach Poly is missing for the […]
This group is led off by the team that No. 15 Rosary Academy defeated in the 2016 CIF Division III state final, Campolindo of Moraga. Defending CIF Open Division state champ Clovis West of Fresno loses five D1 players, but still checks in at No. 19. We also are breaking in up-and-coming SoCal power Ribet […]
It all came together for this year’s girls basketball team at Clovis West of Fresno and with one of the most balanced starting fives you’ll ever see, it also is the perfect time to choose the Golden Eagles’ Craig Campbell as the Cal-Hi Sports State Coach of the Year for the 2016-17 season. There was […]
If there was ever a team to serve as the prime example of one that could come completely back from a nightmarish outing, then it’s this year’s girls at Clovis West. They didn’t just lose to Centennial of Las Vegas at the St. Mary’s MLK Showcase in Stockton in January, they were throttled. By the […]
In a battle between two teams who’ve been at the top of the state rankings all season, Clovis West becomes first CIF Central Section team to win a Division I or Open Division girls basketball state title after winning defensive slugfest over Archbishop Mitty. Vanden wins D2 title with epic comeback over Mater Dei while […]