This week’s rankings are altered with further consideration for teams being at full strength in some games and without key players in others, but we’ve never assumed certain teams are going to win games at full strength and we know that section and state playoffs will eventually answer all questions. Newcomers this week are Sierra […]
It’s even more complicated at the top of the state rankings following the Nike Tournament of Champions in Arizona as Marymount of Los Angeles wins the tourney title. The Sailors topped state No. 1 Mater Dei in the final, but they have six losses this season and are 0-2 vs. both Redondo and Torrey Pines. […]
California teams finish second and third at the monstrous Durango Fall Classic in Las Vegas, but both lost to the same opponent as Assumption of Louisville, Ky., won the title after beating Mater Dei in the semifinals and then Redondo in the finals. Mater Dei, which has a win over Redondo, therefore is still No. […]
The season is well underway for some teams and several of them played on Tuesday night. We have the first rankings of the season that already reflect results and the team that would have been preseason No. 1, Mater Dei of Santa Ana, improved to 3-0 and therefore is still No. 1. The Monarchs should […]
Saturday’s CIF state girls basketball finals at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento wraps up with Windward of Los Angeles completing an impressive postseason by winning Open Division title over Pinewood of Los Altos Hills. We also have writeups and photos of the two other CIF state girls finals played on Saturday won by Redondo […]
Of the five No. 1 teams that we started out last week with, four of them took home regional titles and are headed to Sacramento for the CIF state finals. Congrats to Serra of Gardena (D1), Redondo Union of Redondo Beach (D2), West Campus of Sacramento (D3) and Sierra Pacific of Hanford (D5). The new...
It’s a stunner in the CIF NorCal Open Division girls basketball championship as Pinewood of Los Altos Hills goes to three overtimes to knock off previously unbeaten state No. 1 and national No. 1 Archbishop Mitty of San Jose. In the CIF SoCal Open title game, Windward of Los Angeles takes down defending Open Division […]
Serra of Gardena replaces league rival Bishop Montgomery in the No. 1 position for Division I teams entering Tuesday’s regional semifinals. Still No. 1 are Redondo Union of Redondo Beach (D2), West Campus of Sacramento (D3), Brentwood of Los Angeles (D4) and Sierra Pacific of Hanford (D5). Highest newcomers would be Sacred Heart Prep of...
Teams in these rankings are playing on Wednesday night, but we do have these state rankings done at least a few hours ahead of time. Just like the boys, we can’t do them earlier because no one knows what divisions many teams are going to be placed. No. 1 teams are Bishop Montgomery of Torrance […]
If he leads St. John Bosco football team where he hopes to, the versatile quarterback will be a prime candidate to be the school’s second straight Mr. Football State Player of the Year. He’d be the first one in which we had a long conversation with him about the honor and how each race for […]