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...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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...
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’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...
In a Saturday showdown against unbeaten Norco for the CIF Southern Section Division I title, Griffins prevail 3-1 and will move in front of the Cougars into No. 1 final ranking for the state and nation. Camarillo also gets a title in Division II.