Leading off this group is our top choice from the CIF San Diego Section, Vista of 1974, but if you talk to a lot of longtime observers from that area you probably will get a different choice as to which should be No. 1. California’s first 15-0 team from Bishop Amat plus a Long Beach...
Senior Salutes No. 4 (Softball/Baseball)
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 […]
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...
Lions FB: Two kicks lead to North win
The 46th annual Central California Lions All-Star Football Game returned to Stockton on Saturday night after a seven-year break and it was a lucky seven for the victorious North squad. The team of players mostly from San Joaquin County edged the South 19-18 and also ended a six-year streak of winless games in the prestigious […]
12 New Inductees To Enter SJS Hall
Four in the athlete category, three coaches plus five others will be inducted into the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Hall of Fame in October. Elk Grove’s Lance Briggs, who should get some consideration as an NFL Hall of Fame linebacker, is among the group. The section also is honoring a longtime referee who was killed in […]
State Super 55: No. 31 to No. 40
Last year’s team at Corona Centennial debuts at No. 31 in the all-time rankings and begs the question of how high would the Huskies have been if they could have won that last game? California’s first 15-0 team from Bishop Amat plus a Long Beach Poly squad that ended its season with a 102-0 win...
All-State Softball: Super Elite
It’s not the ESPYs, but 28 others have been chosen alongside Gatorade National Player of the Year Madilyn Nickles and Ms. Softball State Player of the Year Nicole Bates in being among this year’s All-State Super Elite first team. This is the 34th consecutive year of the Cal-Hi Sports all-state teams in softball and it’s […]
Merced Football History Highlights
Our second school of the summer that goes into the spotlight for having its football history chronicled through all-time reported scores is Merced. It’s a school that is more than 100 years old with more than 500 reported wins, but it was a stretch of years in the late 1980s and early 1990s that stand […]
Ms. Softball 2016: Nicole Bates
The Ceres High infielder nudged Gatorade National Player of the Year Madilyn Nickles of Merced for top local honor in Stanislaus/Merced County and does the same for state’s highest, longest-running individual softball selection. It’s another tough choice in a sport that has seen several of them in recent years.