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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As we collected info for the six SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week in football, here’s a few others from last week’s games that put up totals that caught our attention. Note: Prep Notes With a Twist column just taking this week off. Cooper Barkate (St. Margaret’s, SJ Capistrano) Had one of the best all-around outings […]
We’ve got all of the details this week on Jarod Lucas of Los Altos (Hacienda Heights) joining the 3,000-point club for career scoring. We have all of them correct too, since we’ve been doing state records for 40 years. Lucas wasn’t the only big-time California player to have a big week. San Joaquin Memorial’s Jalen...
Some of those selected to represent CIF divisions from D1 to D5 also were considered to be State Athlete of the Year, including quite rare softball-track standout Kelli Godin of Santa Ana Mater Dei (D1) and barrier-breaking football kicker and multi-sport athlete Emma Baker of Temecula Rancho Christian. Others landing top recognition include Simone Overbeck […]
The 36th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Softball Teams start out with these players named from schools that were in CIF section playoffs during the 2018 season that made them medium or small school in class. Three schools have two players on first team for the medium classification while only one was able to make that […]
Final No. 1 teams already were announced for D1 (San Marcos), D2 (Newbury Park), D3 (West of Torrance), D4 (Sutter) and D5 (East Nicolaus). But here’s the final rankings for each of those divisions with expanded top fives for each division plus a list of teams to watch in each division for 2019 season. Teams...
In addition to overall No. 1 San Marcos, others that can claim they are mythical state champions for 2018 are Newbury Park (Division II), West of Torrance (D3), Sutter (D4) and East Nicolaus of Nicolaus (D5). For State Team of the Year announcement recognizing state’s No. 1 overall team for season, CLICK HERE. Division I […]
Yes, it was the calm before the storm for the previous rankings compared to this week’s myriad of moves that had to be made. And when the storm passed, sitting on top of the state — at least for this week — has to be Michelle Carew Classic champion Cathedral Catholic of San Diego. Go...