There were a couple of honorees this week who were slam dunks and then a couple of others that took a lot of digging, but we came up with four very deserving recipients, including a freshman whose name you might want to remember. This week’s winners are from Thousand Oaks, Rocklin, Los Angeles and Oakhurst. […]
All-Decade Girls BB 2010s: Teams
With 2019 coming to a close, we are proud to present the Cal-Hi Sports 2010s All-Decade All-State Teams for girls basketball. Thirty players made the cut, with the first team of 10 players comprised of nine of the 10 Ms. Basketball State Players of the Year. Strange how it worked out that way, but digging...
NEW State Top 25 Boys BB Rankings
There is some shake-up at the top, as state preseason boys hoops No. 3 Rancho Christian and No. 4 Etiwanda have already lost. There also are some teams that will eventually be ranked higher than a team it lost to in an early-season game and that is reflected in our first regular season ratings. We...
Boys BB: All-State Underclass 2019
Now that players of the year and coaches of the year are done, it’s time to get started with the first announced teams for the 41st annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Boys Basketball Teams. This is a look at the best of the best among juniors, sophomores and freshmen. It will be for Gold Club members...
Ms. Basketball 2019: Hooray for Haley
It’s almost with a sense of relief we are able to announce this year’s Ms. Basketball for California is Haley Jones from Archbishop Mitty of San Jose. She’s without question one of the best players in Northern California history so if for various reasons — including an official’s controversial call or two — she hadn’t […]
State Coach of Year: Alicia Komaki
It’s a first in the 47 years of the Cal-Hi Sports State Coach of the Year honor as a former player of a previous State Coach of the Year has now captured the honor as well. This year’s choice, Alicia Komaki, of 33-1 CIF Open Division state champion Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth, once played for […]
Girls BB State Team of Year 2019
Sierra Canyon goes atop the all-time list of State Teams of the Year that extends back to 1972 season. The Trailblazers also may still be able to get a mythical national title. Even if that doesn’t happen after all of the final rankings are out and all games played, we say they should consider claiming […]
Girls BB: CIFSS & SJS Top Titlists
Leading champions in CIF Southern Section championship games played at Cal Baptist University in Riverside and CIF Sac-Joaquin Section championship games played at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento were Windward of Los Angeles and St. Mary’s of Stockton. Windward, the defending CIF Open Division state champions, turned the tables on league rival Sierra Canyon […]
CIF Open Division Projections
With CIF section boys and girls basketball championships set to tip off on Friday and continuing through Saturday night, we have the breakdowns over which teams seem to be best in line to be placed in this year’s CIF Northern California and Southern California eight-team Open Division brackets. Those will be announced on Sunday and […]
NEW Girls BB State Top 20 Rankings
Some of the top teams had league games on Tuesday that are not reflected in their records, but had there been any upsets we would have made adjustments. The biggest news is the switch at the top from Windward of Los Angeles to Pinewood of Los Altos Hills, but there was some other movement as...