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 […]
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 […]
The two teams getting the biggest boosts this week are two teams who played each other in a one-point game early in the season — new No. 33 Serra of Gardena and new No. 34 Long Beach Poly. There also are four newcomers this week — Clayton Valley of Concord, Madison of San Diego, San...
This list is different than the top 50 we just did of the best football players we’ve seen in our more than 40 years of doing Cal-Hi Sports in various platforms. It’s different because it’s the top 25 of our longtime boys basketball analyst and Southern California grassroots regular Ronnie Flores and also a different […]
As a consequence of the 2020 high school baseball and softball seasons being canceled after not even one-third of scheduled games were played in the state, we cannot produce all-state teams in those sports for 2020. We do not want to forget about those seniors from the Class of 2020, however, who were going to […]
It’s been Oracle Arena in Oakland since 2006, but the Oakland Coliseum Arena has been home to the four-time world champion Golden State Warriors since 1971. It’s also been the site of some historically significant high school basketball games (both boys and girls). With the Warriors moving to San Francisco after this season and the […]
The only thing that ended up slowing down the incredible surge of passing yards and touchdowns from sophomore Donny Fitzgerald from Coachella Valley of Thermal was the offense at Chaffey of Ontario, which simply outscored the Arabs 57-56 in their game last week that ended Donny’s season. Fitzgerald, who has thrown for eight TDs three...
At some point this season, just like we did for the record-breaking senior season of former Folsom QB Jake Browning, we knew we were going to write up Kaiden Bennett as one of our players of the week. This became that week. Our other honorees for this week are from San Jose, Bakersfield, Valencia, Yorba […]
With a player from a California high school winning the Golden Spikes Award, which for college baseball is similar to winning the Heisman Trophy in football, and with another player from California leading Oregon State to the College World Series title by pitching a shutout in the final game, we were motivated to compile a […]
After taking a break for the holidays, this feature returns with honors for two players who have led their teams to unbeaten seasons (as of Jan. 3). Plus, we head down to San Diego County for details on reported state scoring leader Cam Barry and we go up north to Chico for a West Coast […]