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Nocetti Named New CIF Exec. Director

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Executive Committee has named Ron Nocetti, current Associate Executive Director of the CIF, as the Federation’s ninth Executive Director. Nocetti replaces retiring Executive Director Roger L. Bake and will begin his new position August 1. “It is an honor to be selected as the new Executive Director […]

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CIF to have new leader for 2019-20

We have enjoyed working with CIF executive director Roger Blake for the past 21 years of his time with the statewide organization and have had some spirited conversations, especially since 2012 when he was selected for the top leadership post. Blake announced on Monday he will be retiring at the end of the current school […]

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Blake: Arms Race of HS Sports

Op-Ed column sent out to the state’s high school sports media from CIF executive director Roger Blake takes aim at schools doing elaborate college signing ceremonies and hopes for leading high school administrators to stay focused on the overall, general principles of education-based athletics. By Roger Blake Executive Director of the California Interscholastic Federation High […]

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June Live Events: No Go For CIF

New NCAA regulations as a result of the fallout from the NCAA federal bribery and corruption trails led to the creation of two June NCAA live recruiting periods to be sanctioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations. The 2019 June Scholastic events limit opportunities for many student-athletes and as a result of […]

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CIF State Scholar-Athletes of Year

Adam Grabowski from Vacaville Christian and Jenna Ogi from California Academy of Mathematics and Science (CAMS) were selected on Tuesday as the 2018 CIF Scholar-Athletes of the Year. Since 1982, the scholarship award identifies student-athletes who excel in the classroom, athletics, and are strong contributors to their schools and communities. “I want to congratulate Adam […]

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Please split CIF BB Open Div. finals

As we were putting together this week’s State Top 20 rankings packages for boys and girls basketball it was hard not to speculate over which 16 teams — eight in the north and eight in the south — were likely going to be placed in the upcoming CIF Northern California and Southern California Open Division […]

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Hey CIF, Open Div. Not Same As Others

If the CIF wants to shake up its state basketball championships and perhaps get more fans in the seats, focusing more on those teams in the Open Division may be part of the answer.

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Small schoolers snag CIF state honors

South Fork of Miranda, which is located in the Humboldt-Del Norte region of the state surrounded by redwoods and only has an enrollment of 299, and Mammoth High of Mammoth Lakes, the highest high school in the state by elevation with an enrollment of approximately 20 less than South Fork, have produced this year’s CIF/Farmers […]

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No more Open Division region games

A big change to this year’s CIF state football bowl games was announced on Monday and it will be to eliminate the two regional Open Division games. Instead, the two teams chosen to represent the north and south in the Open Division will advance directly to the state final and no longer will have to […]

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BB: State Open Div. questions linger

Its not that anything earth-shattering regarding the CIF Open Divisions for basketball was expected from the CIF media teleconference this past Wednesday, and that’s a little sad, especially when the CIF brass continues to talk about it being about the kids.

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