Here is a watch list of leading freshmen football players in the state from the 2022 season who are on track to be all-state sophomores next season. We had a State Freshman Player of the Year named a month ago, but we still do not believe it would be legitimate to do an actual all-state...
More State Football Players of the Year
Check inside this post for the honorees who have been chosen among juniors, sophomores, freshmen, medium schools and small schools. State No. 2 Mater Dei of Santa Ana has collected two of them. We also have our first-ever State Freshman of the Year. Plus, versatility on both sides of the ball helps the top honorees […]
State Stat Stars of the Week
This feature serves as our statewide collection of milestone achievements in California high school sports. We begin with an emerging Bay Area QB who passed for 509 yards in one game. We also have established one freshman state passing record already set by Newbury Park’s Brady Smigiel. Plus, we have a record held at Helix...
Freshman FB Players To Watch (Part 1)
As a companion list to a group of those considered more near the top of the state to be the first-ever State Freshman Player of the Year, here’s a more comprehensive list of those now on our radar screen as ninth graders we’ll likely be following for the next few years. FOR INTRO ABOUT FIRST-EVER...
Colin Sahlman: State Athlete of Year
Add another big honor for the phenom runner from Newbury Park. It’s not just that he already was crowned Gatorade National Male Athlete of the Year. This one also adds something extra for him since he’s done it just two years after his former teammate at Newbury Park, Nico Young, was honored in the same […]
NEW Baseball State TOP 35 Rankings
Orange Lutheran stays on top after winning 2-of-3 against JSerra while No. 2 Servite was idle, no doubt getting ready to play the Lancers in a three-game series this week. Santa Margarita and Mater Dei from the Trinity League also made big upward moves this week after going 4-0 at the PG West Coast Showdown....
SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week
This week for our Northern California boys honoree from Modesto, and the Southern California girls award winner from La Jolla, we have two players that both recently achieved career scoring milestones. For the other two stops we hit Half Moon Bay in NorCal and Newbury Park in Southern California. We hope you enjoy this free […]
All-State Softball: 2nd & 3rd Teams
The 38th installment of the Cal-Hi Sports all-state teams selections for softball concludes with 30 players named second team overall and approximately 30 more who are third team. Any player from any school regardless of class or school size can be on second team. The third team, however, is only for seniors and only for...
State Athlete of Year: Nico Young
Newbury Park standout becomes the first distance runner since German Fernandez of Riverbank from 2007-08 to gain overall State Athlete of the Year recognition. There was no CIF state track meet for Young to cap his prep career, but he was a national champion in cross country and shattered a long-standing state record in track-and-field […]
More Boys State Athletes of the Year
We have two repeaters among this year’s state athletes of the year as wrestler Richard Figueroa of Selma and golfer Luke Potter (now at Classical Academy of Escondido) gain the top honors for juniors and sophomores after taking the same as a sophomore and freshman, respectively. We also have swimming represented for D1 with Sacramento […]