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NEW Girls BB State Top 20 Rankings

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...

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NEW Girls BB State Top 20 Ranks

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 […]

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State Coach of Year: McKinsey Hadley

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 […]

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NEW Girls BB State Top 20

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 […]

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Preseason Girls BB Ranks (16-35)

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 […]

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State Coach of Year: Craig Campbell

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 […]

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Girls Hoops State Team of Year 2017

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 […]

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Saturday Girls CIF State Finals

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 […]

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NEW Girls BB State Top 20 Rankings

In baseball,if you hit .300 you’re an instant millionaire. Professional prognosticators like to bat 1.000 but we’ll take .750 when matching up against the CIF Open Division seeding committee. Our projections based on rankings in the Northern California Open Division were followed by the CIF from No. 1 to No. 8 exactly, and in the...

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Girls BB Open/Regional Projections

The big question all season is the possibility of state No. 2 Clovis West (which was No. 1 in the nation for several weeks in January) being moved to the NorCal Open Division instead of where the Golden Eagles have been for many years. After talking to the CIF, it’s still possible but if there’s […]

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