A tie causes a slight change in the first six spots of this week’s rankings. There also were several key Monday games already counted, such as Murrieta Mesa over Beaumont and Marina of Huntington Beach over Edison. We already know as well a lot of Tuesday games were called off with wet weather across the...
NEW State TOP 35 Softball Rankings
All teams statewide that can be in CIF section playoffs are now in them this week. One of them, for the Central Coast Section, will conduct three rounds of games in four days this week. As Norco continues to be No. 1 in the state, biggest movers this week are Upland (up from No. 13...
Softball Schools of Century (So Far)
Going by a points system based on final state top 20 rankings since the 1999-2000 school year and matching previous posts for schools of the century (so far) plus girls basketball and baseball, here’s the list for softball. The No. 1 slot belonging to Norco isn’t a surprise, but it also ended up that the...
State Athlete of Year: Sarah Willis
Even though her senior season in softball was cut way short by the Coronavirus pandemic, Norco’s Sarah Willis did more than enough in her two sports of softball and basketball to earn overall girls state athlete of the year honors. She’s the first from the Inland Empire to be named in nearly 30 years and […]
Baseball/Softball Coaching Milestones
There were only a handful of games in many instances due to the Coronavirus pandemic shutdown, but we have just updated the all-time state coaching wins lists for baseball and softball through the 2020 season. Despite the few games played, we still had a new baseball coach reach 700 wins, another with a 600th win […]
All-Decade Softball 2010s: Honors
We’ll have a separate post coming on Friday containing the actual all-decade all-state softball teams for the 2010s, but for this first announcement we’re taking care of the major awards: State Player of the Decade, State Coach of the Decade, State Team of the Decade and State Game of the Decade. Norco actually could have […]
Ms. Softball 2019: Kinzie Hansen
In another of the closest selections ever, the Norco High catcher edges out two others to collect the state’s longest-running individual softball honor. She is the fourth from Norco to be Ms. Softball this decade and is only the second catcher now on the all-time list. In the end, despite the accomplishments of the five […]
Norco State Softball Team of Year
It’s official as Norco is named the 2019 State Softball Team of the Year. The Cougars previously were State Team of the Year in 2012 and essentially clinched their final overall No. 1 state ranking by winning the CIF Southern Section Division I title on May 17 and finishing 31-1. The Cougars also made it […]
NEW Softball State Top 20
It’s wacko Tuesday in the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs since two teams that have been near the very top of the state and national rankings all season — Los Alamitos and Orange Lutheran — both were eliminated in upsets. Nothing is that stunning in that bracket, but of course causes a lot of...
Ms. Softball 2017: Duh, it’s Dockins
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 […]