One of this week’s honorees is from a team that has been dealing with the death of a player for the last month, but the numbers are all there for Lincoln of Stockton QB Quinton Gaines. We also have picks this week from Bakersfield, Tuolomne, Norco, San Diego and Palos Verdes Estates. We hope you […]
We’re getting started with this two-day extravaganza of preseason state rankings with writeups of those slotted in the No. 31 position down to No. 50. There are more than 1,100 high schools that have football in California so any team in this honor roll is special. Additional teams on the bubble will be added once […]
Another editorial project that we’ve started working on in the last week and plan to have completed before the start of the 2017 football season is actually not from football. That will be the selection of the 25 greatest softball teams in state history.
The Inland Empire region of the CIF Southern Section boasts a great group of receivers and skill position players for the 2017 season, so many of them in fact that some players with D1 offers weren’t all able to be squeezed onto the preseason team, even with six multi-purpose slots. National power Corona Centennial leads...
The 12 universities in the Pac-12 Conference have long been considered an elite landing place for top high school football players from California. It’s not just the four colleges in California, either. Washington once won a national title with 12 starters from California. Here’s a look at leading Pac-12 players for the upcoming season from […]
Laguna Beach water polo standout and USA gold medalist from London Aria Fischer earns top honor for her school’s division and can be considered a close runner up to State Athlete of the Year Tara Davis. Others gaining top recognition include Megan Faraimo of San Diego Cathedral Catholic (juniors) and rising USA soccer phenom Kennedy […]
Despite a loss in the last game, there really isn’t any other way to go for this year’s winner for the state’s longest-running and perhaps most prestigious individual softball honor. Norco’s Taylor Dockins just has to be the one on so many levels, from how she’s handled all of the attention she got this season […]
There were closer calls among several of the other State Player of the Year choices in softball this year than at the top, but in the end joining Ms. Softball Taylor Dockins of Norco as a statewide honoree are Megan Faraimo from San Diego Cathedral Catholic, Kinzie Hansen of Norco, Nicole May from Foothill of […]
There’s been discussion about the future addition of CIF state playoffs in both softball and baseball. We went through all of the teams in our final divisional state softball rankings and came up with a proposed format with an Open Division and then six divisions after that. We set up brackets for each division as...
There were no teams given big bumps in Division I but there are some teams that are much higher in final rankings after all section finals were put in the books. The list includes Elk Grove and Agoura (D2), Foothill of Palo Cedro (D3), St. Anthony of Long Beach (D4) and Ripon Christian (D5). Each...