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Schools With The Most All-State Players

Softball all-state selections don’t go back as many years as they do for other sports, but we do have a school with 23 all-state softball selections since 2003 and that’s Norco. The only schools close are both from Orange County — Mater Dei (Santa Ana) and Pacifica (Garden Grove). Pacifica actually has the same number […]

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Mr. Baseball & Ms. Softball Finalists

On the same day that a California girl is once again named as the Gatorade National Player of the Year in softball, we are equally proud to announce five finalists for the Ms. Softball State Player of the Year honor, which sometimes goes along with Gatorade and sometimes it doesn’t. We also are narrowing it […]

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Softball Coach of the Year: Mike Noel

We don’t often go for someone from the same CIF section for two years in a row for one of our highest honors, but decided to do it this time with Clovis High’s Mike Noel following Madera’s Judy Shaubach as State Coach of the Year in softball. Noel guided the Cougars to their second CIF […]


State Stat Stars of the Week

Pitchers Darby Tatum and Danielle Lung were both sensational in leading the Clovis baseball and softball teams to CIF Central Section Division I championships. Tatum capped 13-2 season while Lung won in section finals for second time in her prep career. Other section champs on this week’s honor roll are Brianna Bowers of Napa, Hannah […]

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Preseason Softball State Top 20

Defending State Team of the Year Mission Viejo is a no-brainer pick to start the 2017 season in a familiar position at No. 1 in the state. With the new competitive-equity Division I playoff format in the CIF Southern Section, however, it’s going to be tougher than ever for the Diablos to run the table […]

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All-State Softball: Underclass

Announcement of the 34th annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state teams for softball begins with honors for the best of the best among juniors, sophomores and freshmen. It also can be a sneak peak at the next season and if that’s the case then Mission Viejo, Norco, Orange Lutheran and Sacramento Sheldon are going to be off […]


Preseason Softball State Ranks

It’s not as obvious at the top of the state like it was to start last season with Mission Viejo. Still, we love teams with big-time returning pitchers and that’s why we’re starting off with Pioneer of San Jose in the No. 1 position. The Mustangs, led by UCLA-bound Holly Azevedo, came close to going […]


Inside the All-State Softball Team

This extra all-state softball post for Gold Club members includes names of more of the state’s top underclass players, including freshmen. We also have a warning about Twitter, name Nicole Bell of Justin-Siena as the most inspirational player of the year and give special recognition to Maddy Lewis of Alameda, Kira McKechnie from Christian Brothers...

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