After doing a State Schools of the Century (so far) list several days ago based on a points system, we came up with one for teams based on top 20 state rankings finishes since the 1999-2000 school year. The first group figured out is for girls basketball. The leader, Long Beach Poly, has only been...
There are still a few items from girls basketball to announce and some recent developments involving all-state players. Leading off is the choice of Livermore Granada’s Sue Vi as our most inspirational player of the year. We also have more players listed who just missed making it onto the all-state underclass teams, one key transfer...
In addition to the first 10 players overall that are written up and showcased, the Cal-Hi Sports all-state girls basketball selections also features two more sets of 10 regarded as our best of the best. Schools getting multiple picks among the top 30 include St. Mary’s of Stockton, Chaminade of West Hills, Long Beach Poly […]
Minyon Moore’s off-the-charts 40-point game for Salesian vs. Mitty and with her team getting Miramonte of Orinda next, got us to thinking that while we have a huge favorite who already is collecting numerous honors, the season isn’t over yet and that’s why we always wait until all games are in the books before announcing […]
Most of the boys and girls Open Division basketball pairings for Northern California and Southern California released on Sunday by the CIF made sense, but as usual there was one choice that stood out the most for its absurdity. For the eight Open Division boys teams in the north and south and how we would […]
It didn’t take a buzzer beater for previous No. 19 Santa Barbara to taste defeat, but it sure did for Pinewood of Los Altos Hills. Pinewood thus drops from No. 8 to No. 11 this week with San Diego teams plus Bishop O’Dowd going up. This week’s lone newcomer, meanwhile, is Oak Ridge of El...
Go inside here for all Saturday scores and highlights from annual Stockton St. Mary’s MLK Showcase other than the top matchup between Miramonte and Mater Dei. For that writeup and breakdown, CLICK HERE. St. Mary’s (Stockton) 84, Alemany (Mission Hills) 47 After a week in which the unbeaten Rams, ranked No. 1 in the state […]
With all five starters back from a team that won the CIF Open Division state crown, St. Mary’s of Stockton is easy choice as preseason No. 1 for the state to start the 2015-16 season. It’s not even that hard to choose No. 2 and No. 3, either, as both Chaminade of West Hills and […]
Unlike the boys, there is no debate about which girls basketball team should be on top of the California preseason rankings. And unlike the boys, the St. Mary’s of Stockton girls also easily rank among the best in the nation. If we were still doing FAB 50 national girls rankings, in fact, they’d be preseason […]
St. Mary’s of Stockton four-peats in style in the 3A Division with 21-point win in final over La Jolla Country Day. Bishop’s falls in third-place game to team from the Northwest, but Clovis West wins in fifth-place contest over a different team from the Northwest. Metro San Jose also finishes second in 2A Division.