This week’s biggest mover among this group of teams is Bellarmine of San Jose. While we don’t yet have the Bells higher than three other West Catholic Athletic League rivals, their last two wins jumps them from No. 45 to No. 34. A group of five newcomers, meanwhile, is led by the Trinity League’s sixth...
State’s All-Time MLB 1st Round Picks
After seven players from the state heard their names called at the 2022 MLB Draft in Los Angeles, here’s as complete a list as possible of high school players and former high school players in college from California who have been selected in the first round of every Major League Baseball Draft since the event...
FINAL State TOP 40 Baseball Rankings
Previous No. 3 Buchanan’s loss to Bishop Amat shook up the final order with the Bears falling three spots while the Lancers had to come way up and wound up in the top 10. Two CIF San Diego Section teams that won CIF SoCal regional titles — La Costa Canyon and Granite Hills — both...
NEW State TOP 35 Baseball Rankings
It ended up being just a one-week break on top of the state rankings for Thousand Oaks after the Lancers moved to 24-1 while other teams lost (Ayala and Buchanan). Harvard-Westlake and JSerra moved up to No. 2 and No. 3 after winning prestigious league titles. A big league title also will be up for...
SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week
We travel this week to the San Joaquin County wine region of Lodi, and then to the shadows of the Sutter Buttes for our Northern California honorees. For the south, it’s the Southern Orange County mission city of San Juan Capistrano, and then to the north-westerly edge of Los Angeles County and the community of […]
Torkelson: State’s Latest No. 1 MLB Pick
Graduate from Casa Grande of Petaluma who was at Arizona State named as the No. 1 pick in this year’s MLB Draft on Wednesday by the Detroit Tigers. He’s the seventh No. 1 selection in the MLB Draft from a California high school in the last 12 years and he goes at the top one […]
Cali Super Bowl Alums 2020
Texas may have Patrick Mahomes quarterbacking the Kansas City Chiefs in this year’s Super Bowl, but California crushes the Lone Star State for having the most Super Bowl high school alums (and easily beats every other state) with 13. That total actually is quite average for California, but there is a stronger representation than usual […]
NEW State Baseball Top 25 Ranks
In a difficult week to do rankings since eight of the top 10 teams from last week all lost at least once, the team we’re moving to No. 1 is previous No. 2 Orange Lutheran. Getting a win over Cypress (No. 1 last week) and still having just three losses overall is the difference. The...
NEW Boys BB State Top 20 Rankings
After the result of a huge No. 1 vs. No. 2 state showdown from last Saturday, there is a new . 1 as Rancho Christian of Temecula takes down previous No. 1 Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth in a possible preview of the CIF Southern Section Open Division and CIF SoCal Open Division title games down...
Week 3 State Rankings Updates
For the first time in the more than 20 years of the Cal-Hi Sports State 25 rankings in football, a league with six members in it has all six teams ranked. Orange Lutheran, with just a three-point loss to Corona Centennial, becomes the sixth this week from the Trinity League. The Mission League of the […]