After the worst year ever for Super Bowl alums in 2021 with six, it’s a much better, more normal showing for the Golden State in 2022 as we counted 14 former California high school players on the most updated active rosters for the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals heading into Sunday’s matchup. It’s one […]
A Big Payoff At The Slot
Here’s an inside look how a player who was a running back with 1,500 yards last season during a combine on his own thought he’d start working out with the slot receivers. Giles Jackson from Freedom of Oakley went on to become one of the nation’s top college prospects at that position. Note: This story […]
Preseason State 50 Football Ranks (3)
Starting at No. 35 and moving on to No. 50, these teams tend to be either those looking to step up in competition after winning at a lower level last year or teams from the very best leagues who have some question marks to overcome this season. This group includes San Clemente, Grace Brethren of […]
NEW Softball State Top 20
While there could be a team from the CIF Southern Section with a solid No. 1 argument next week, this week it has to be San Marcos going up to the top of the state after its showdown win over previous No. 1 Cathedral Catholic of San Diego last Saturday. Read on to see why...
Blue-Grey Day: May 6 in NorCal
Cal-Hi Sports to partner with the Blue-Grey All-American Combine, which is coming to Freedom High in Oakley on Sunday, May 6. Former NFL players will coach current high schoolers in a day-long session that begins with a combine. We’ll be there for media coverage and player rankings. Go inside for sign-up info and to see […]
SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week
It’s easy to see that both of our honorees for baseball this week will be first team all-state pitchers at the end of the season. They’ve both been simply mowing down opposing hitters. One of our two even had a no-hitter that was his second no-hitter of the year. For softball, we are introducing a […]
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 State Top 50 Ranks (26-50)
Eight is great for both Bishop Amat of La Puente and Serra of San Mateo as both of those teams are given eight-spot bumps in this week’s rankings. There are some showdown games this week among this group of squads as well, highlighted by No. 28 Paraclete vs. No. 30 Sierra Canyon (two CIF state...
Stat Stars, State Records & More
From controversial Joe Mixon of the Cincinnati Bengals to new kickers Aldrick Rosas and Rigoberto Sanchez of the New York Giants and Indianapolis Colts, congrats to all of those NFL rookies from California high schools making their debuts this weekend. This column this week also includes updated state record lists for most receiving yards (single...
NEW State Top 50 FB Ranks (26-50)
This week’s two highest ranked newcomers are Upland (No. 28) and Oaks Christian (No. 33). There also are now three other newcomers from the Inland Empire plus Heritage of Menifee going up 10 spots from No. 40 to No. 30. This is the 38th consecutive season for Cal-Hi Sports state football rankings. For teams ranked...