Los Alamitos takes over No. 1 ranking after winning title of the Michelle Carew Classic, but then we decided to wait to release this week until after a Tuesday game vs league rival Marina (Huntington Beach). Los Al won so all rankings stayed as projected. Another league rival, Huntington Beach, jumps from 5-3 and not...
Los Al Captures Carew Classic
Griffins get clutch pitching from Berkley Vance and big home run by Taryn Clements as they win the toughest softball tournament of the season in Southern California with a 4-2 win on Saturday in the final over state No. 1 St. Francis of Mountain View. Top pitching outings also were turned in from Orange Lutheran […]
Prep Notes With A Twist
Here’s a quick look at teams to watch in the most important upcoming Easter-related softball and baseball tournaments, what a California team might have looked like in the World Baseball Classic and a check at whether there’s ever been a No. 1 and No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft from California high schools. We […]
NEW Softball State TOP 25 Rankings
In a very tough call at the top following what happened at the Michelle Carew Classic, unbeaten teams Clovis North and Oaks Christian get the new No. 1 and No. 2 rankings with previous No. 2 St. Francis and previous No. 1 Villa Park both staying in the top four for different reasons. Canyon of...
Softball: Canyon Wins Carew
Host school from Anaheim takes title in prestigious tourney on Saturday that began with state’s No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams. We’re still sorting out all of the ramifications for the next set of rankings, but for now it’s a giant tip of the cap to a team and a pitcher who have gone […]
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...
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...
NEW Softball State Top 20
SInce the top five remained the same and there were only two new teams for this week’s rankings, it may be the calm before the storm with big tournaments coming up this weekend. Unfortunately, storms may greatly impact all of these upcoming events, including the Michelle Carew Classic and Livermore Stampede. Note: All of our remaining...
NEW Softball State Top 20
Bad weather and spring break contributed to a lack of games and not much movement in this week’s State Top 20. Look for the first 10 teams to go on our ticker beginning Monday and for more changes next week as make-up games are coming. Unbeaten Santa Margarita getting a bump and Poway getting uplifted...
Los Alamitos Softball State TOY
For the third time in four years, an Orange County team has been officially crowned as the State Team of the Year in softball. Since 2009, it’s been either an Orange County or Inland Empire team finishing on top in the state, but at least this year there’s no bothersome comparison of the various CIF […]