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Reopening First Before Football (Part 6)

This is going to be a continuing series on this site until a majority of California high school football teams are practicing and getting ready for their first games. Despite the reminder that COVID-19 is still active and producing infections (including the one contracted this week by the President of the United States), more and […]

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CIF Open Division finals still possible

CIF executive director Ron Nocetti told Cal-Hi Sports on Wednesday that it is still possible for there to be CIF Open Division state championships during the 2021 seasons of football, boys basketball and girls basketball. That will depend on state public health guidelines surrounding travel and the Coronavirus pandemic continuing to wane, but the good […]

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CIF Participation Still On The Rise

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Education-based athletics participation continues to increase in California and is at an all-time high for the eighth consecutive year according to the 2019-20 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Sports Participation Survey, which was released on Monday (Aug. 3). Up by 0.16% since the previous 2018-19 survey, 815,313 student-athletes are competing in education-based athletic […]

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BIG Changes in CIF 2020-21 School Year

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to progress in a high percentage of counties in the state and as most school districts have announced reopening in August with no students yet back on campus, the California Interscholastic Federation announced its 2020-21 school year calendar on Monday, saying the 10 different sections could set their own calendars […]

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Spring events/games cancelled by CIF

As some school districts throughout the state already were extending closures due to the current COVID-19 health crisis to the end of the school year, the CIF did the expected on Friday and has cancelled all spring sports state championships, including the longest-running CIF state title event in track and field. CIF section spring sports […]

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CIF UPDATE: Spring Sports

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Today the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Office and the 10 Section Commissioners held their annual scheduled spring meeting. The agenda included a discussion concerning the impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 CIF spring sports season. While the time may come when we have to cancel post-season events, today is not that […]

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CIF Cancels Boys/Girls BB Finals

For the first time since the CIF began to crown boys and girls basketball state champions in 1981, the final event of the state’s season is cancelled as a result of the worldwide coronavirus crisis. The CIF made the announcement in a Thursday morning media release. There will be no state champions and only regional […]

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CIF Open Division History Tour

It began with a famous (or infamous depending on point of view) football vote in 2008, but the CIF Open Division format has evolved over the years to the current inclination for there to be more byes for both the Southern California and Northern California regional playoffs. We’ll wait until Sunday to see how that […]

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CIF Participation Ticks Up Again

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – High school sports participation continues to increase in California and is at an all-time high for the seventh consecutive year according to the 2018-19 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Sports Participation Survey. Up by 0.67% since the previous survey in 2017-18, 814,004 student-athletes are competing in education-based athletic programs in California. “It’s reassuring […]

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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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