This is one of two inside looks at the leading seniors from the Class of 2021 who would have to be the top senior contenders to be Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year. They will be teammates soon at Stanford, which will be playing in the Final Four on Friday in San Antonio. Go […]
Despite our wholehearted support of the state CIF and the difficulty of seeding so many teams in so many divisions with competitive equity looking over the shoulders of the seeding committees, we can’t help but think a different format may be needed for the Open Division going forward. Are five or six teams (and in...
We had a hunch there could be some movement with all the MLK weekend events and that’s exactly what has happened with the biggest change coming at the top of the heap and with four of the five top teams playing musical chairs. This past week also saw two coaches in the top five reach...
Santa Ana Mater Dei’s Kevin Kiernan notches the 762nd win of his girls basketball coaching career Wednesday night at tourney opener in San Diego, which sets new state record. By luck, we happened to have someone there who could provide details about the historical milestone. We also have updated our exclusive all-time state coaching record […]
In between our announcement of the 2018 State Coach of the Year for girls basketball (which came on Friday) and the 2018 State Coach of the Year for boys basketball (coming Monday), we have updated all of the state coaching records in our exclusive files that include some of the best ever for both genders. […]
After all CIF section girls 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 […]
It’s been a strong season so far at Harvard-Westlake with a top four state ranking and on Thursday the Wolverines capped a perfect run through the super-tough Mission League. They’ll now head to the CIF Southern Section Open Division as a co-favorite with Windward of Los Angeles and they’ll do it with a head coach […]
In a matchup between state’s No. 5 and No. 7 girls teams on Saturday at the St. Mary’s MLK Showcase in Stockton, No. 7 Harvard-Westlake tops No. 5 Salesian of Richmond thanks to a breakout performance from freshman Oki Iriafen.
With earlier wins over Sacred Heart Cathedral and Cardinal Newman at almost full strength, we know that the St. Mary’s of Stockton girls will be a force in the NorCal Open Division now that the Rams are getting back to total full strength due to injuries. Still, they are going to have to win twice...
Harvard-Westlake pins 11-point defeat on one-loss Etiwanda in earning trip to CIF Southern Section Open Division finals opposite state No. 3 Long Beach Poly. The Wolverines also move up to No. 8 in this week’s rankings. No. 1 Archbishop Mitty and No. 2 Clovis West, meanwhile, continue to roll in section playoffs. NOTE: Our updated […]