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State Coach of the Year: Mike LeDuc

In a special basketball season that saw the veteran coach win his 1,000th career game and capture his first CIF state title, the long-time La Verne Damien mentor earns the state’s highest coaching honor. Today, the state championship winning coach is honored as the 2021-22 Cal-Hi Sports State Coach of the Year. For our post […]

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Boys BB All-State Nominations (SoCal)

Here’s the second group of nominees, which are from the CIF L.A. City, CIF San Diego and CIF Southern Section schools. We’ll do the same for girls in the next few days. This will eventually lead to selection of the 43rd annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state teams. Think of this as our own virtual board of […]

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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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Boys BB: State Ranks By Divisions

It will be a sprint to the finish to next week’s CIF state finals, but we will still offer these rankings as has been our tradition for 40 years. No. 1 teams are Centennial (Open), Damien (D1), Elk Grove (D2), Rancho Verde (D3), Scripps Ranch (D4) & Cloverdale (D5). Note: We hope you enjoy this […]

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NEW Boys BB State TOP 25 Rankings

There is some movement this week in the updated boys basketball Top 25 state rankings, as the eight teams and matchups for the upcoming CIF Southern Section Open Division playoffs have been announced. Check out the rankings to see one highly-ranked team that didn’t make the field. There’s one more week left in the regular...

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LeDuc reaches 1,000 hoop wins

Mike LeDuc from Damien of La Verne becomes only the second boys basketball coach in state history to achieve 1,000 career wins and he did it on a night when his current team played at the school he had coached previously for 21 seasons. FOR THE STATE COACHING RECORD LIST AS IT LOOKED WHEN SEASON […]

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Boys BB State Records Updated

All of our boys basketball state record files are ready to go prior to the start of the 2021-22 season. Here’s some highlights from many categories (team, individual & coaching) that are completely updated and do not exist anywhere else. We hope you enjoy this free post on To join our Gold Club to […]

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Preseason Boys BB Ranks (1-15)

It’s time to launch our winter basketball content on and we’ll do it with our preseason boys basketball state rankings. It was a short summer and fall after last year’s spring CIF season and another hectic off-season with player movement. Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth has some key new pieces and opens up the 2021-22 season as […]

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All-State BB: Best of the Best

Mr. Basketball State Player of the Year Amari Bailey of state power Sierra Canyon and two terrific seniors from the CIF Southern Section’s Baseline League headline the 42nd annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state boys basketball teams. Go inside to see why these 10 have finished their careers as First Team Overall honorees out of the thousands […]

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State Coach of the Year: Josh Giles

In a basketball season that extended well after the traditional school year was over, one coach had a team that met two of its main goals: winning a major division CIFSS title and getting players college opportunities. That team’s coach is Josh Giles of Centennial (Corona), who today is honored as the 2020-21 Cal-Hi Sports […]

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