There is a new No. 1 ranked team in the state for the second consecutive week after big-game Bishop Montgomery of Torrance takes down previous No. 1 Rancho Christian of Temecula to tipoff CIF Southern Section Open Division pool play. Who is the new No. 1? Is it Sierra Canyon (the previous No. 1 and...
It’s time to launch our winter basketball content on CalHiSports.com and we’ll do it with our preseason boys basketball state rankings. It was a hectic summer and fall with player movement, but it’s not hard to predict the team at the top. Players came and went to and from California, left CIF programs, but when it’s all said […]
After all CIF section boys basketball champions are crowned by Saturday night, it’ll only take a few minutes before many in the media and some coaches will start to think about Sunday when the CIF state office will release its pairings for the upcoming Northern California and Southern California regional playoffs. We start thinking seriously […]
State’s top honor goes to versatile guard from Bishop Montgomery of Torrance whose skill level, work ethic and leadership led his team to coveted CIF Open Division state crown. Team success helps one of the best players ever from L.A.’s South Bay region edge UCLA-bound point guard Jaylen Hands and junior standouts Marvin Bagley and Jordan […]
Bishop Montgomery of Torrance officially goes into the books as state’s best for 2016-17 season after winning CIF Open Division state title. Due to the teams that the Knights beat to finish at the top, such as nationally ranked Sierra Canyon, Mater Dei (twice) and Chino Hills, a case also could be made that they’re […]
California’s Knights of the roundball table and Kings of the court are from Bishop Montgomery of Torrance, which won in the first-ever CIF Open Division state final played at the Golden 1 Center over Woodcreek of Roseville. Look for Bishop Montgomery’s final coronation as State Team of the Year coming on Monday. In the D2 […]
Heading into this weekend’s CIF state championships, our top-ranked teams are Bishop Montgomery (Open), Roosevelt of Eastvale (D1), Esperanza of Anaheim (D2), Mission of San Francisco (D3), Helix of La Mesa (D4) and Rolling Hills Prep of San Pedro (D5). It’s no guarantee we’re going to predict every one of the No. 1 teams will...
It didn’t gain any style points in doing so, but CIFS Southern Section Open Division champ Bishop Montgomery of Torrance will play for the CIF Open Division state crown next week vs. Woodcreek of Roseville after downing Mater Dei of Santa Ana, 60-53. THe Knights use big fourth quarter to overcome 36-33 deficit heading into […]
California’s exclusive club of boys basketball coaches to achieve 600 varsity wins improved by one last Thursday when Mike Murphy from Sonora of La Habra guided his team to a 77-48 triumph over Fullerton in the Raiders’ Freeway League finale. For a look at the all-time state coaching leader list with every coach at 600 […]
There is only only one new team in the rankings, but some movement since top teams from around the state play each other in weekend showcase games. There is one new team in the Top 10 as the result of a key showcase game at the Take Flight Challenge at Redondo Union. Read on to...