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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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State Athlete of Year: Sarah Willis

Even though her senior season in softball was cut way short by the Coronavirus pandemic, Norco’s Sarah Willis did more than enough in her two sports of softball and basketball to earn overall girls state athlete of the year honors. She’s the first from the Inland Empire to be named in nearly 30 years and […]

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Softball: All-Time 30 Greatest Teams (1)

Here’s an updated and expanded version of our ranking of the all-time greatest teams in California high school softball history. This one includes two teams from last season placed fairly high — one in the top five and the other in the top 15. We also have added three more teams from the first 25...

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All-Decade Softball: All-State Team

Vista Murrieta ends up being the only school with three first team players for the decade with two of those from the same family. Selecting this team also shows how great California was in the 2015 season and it was a challenge to try to get as many members of the just-named 2020 U.S. Olympic...

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Ms. Softball 2019: Kinzie Hansen

In another of the closest selections ever, the Norco High catcher edges out two others to collect the state’s longest-running individual softball honor. She is the fourth from Norco to be Ms. Softball this decade and is only the second catcher now on the all-time list. In the end, despite the accomplishments of the five […]

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Ms. Softball & Mr. Baseball Finalists

Showing how difficult the choice may be for Ms. Softball State Player of the Year in 2019, two of the six selected as finalists are from the same team (state No. 1 Norco). It’s not going to be a breeze for Mr. Baseball State Player of the Year, either. Two juniors are among a group […]

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Norco State Softball Team of Year

It’s official as Norco is named the 2019 State Softball Team of the Year. The Cougars previously were State Team of the Year in 2012 and essentially clinched their final overall No. 1 state ranking by winning the CIF Southern Section Division I title on May 17 and finishing 31-1. The Cougars also made it […]

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NEW Softball State Top 25 Ranks

No. 1 Norco and No. 2 Foothill (Pleasanton) both capture major tourney titles, but there are plenty of changes after that, including Santa Margarita up to No. 3, Grand Terrace up to No. 6 and Oaks Christian up to No. 12. Newcomers into the mix this week are Clovis, Cosumnes Oaks of Elk Grove, Del...

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NEW Softball State Top 25

No. 1 Norco will go from playing one unbeaten team to another at this week’s Michelle Carew Classic with a first-round game vs. Rio Mesa of Oxnard. Last week’s No. 2 team, Mater Dei Catholic of San Diego, also will be in the Carew along with some of the best from Orange County. But with...

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Preseason Softball State Top 25

The season has actually already begun for a few teams in the CIF Southern Section plus the L.A. City and Central Sections. For the state rankings, the No. 1 team to start shouldn’t be much of a surprise due to the returning players at defending CIFSS D1 champion Norco. There’s also the usual powerhouse squads […]

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