In a season that wasn’t complete due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more coaches than ever were able to win their last game but more coaches than ever were also unsatisfied with how the season ended for their seniors. One boys basketball coach who didn’t win his last game of the season, but came away more […]
Now that the 41st annual All-State Football Team is in the books, we take a deeper dive into the Cal-Hi Sports All-Decade teams we published in recent weeks and that we’ve built, realistically, over the past 15 years. We take note of a few things that jumped out at us while creating each team and...
As is another of our traditions, we present our expanded, final Top 40 overall boys basketball team rankings, this time covering the 2017-18 season. With Sheldon losing in the CIF State Open final, we adjust some open division teams with L.A. Westchester and Santa Ana Mater Dei getting upward bumps. Find out where D2 champ...
Back for the 1986 football season, Encino Crespi’s Russell White was the Cal-Hi Sports Mr. Football State Player of the Year. Almost 30 years later, a different Russell White of Crespi is the State Coach of the Year in boys basketball. He’s also the school’s athletic director and is the first-ever State Coach of the […]
Congratulations to all of the Cal-Hi Sports State Coaches of the year for boys basketball. One of our divisional choices happens to be a former assistant for our State Coach of the Year. Another is a police lieutenant in his day job. Another is a retired teacher who has found his niche coaching at his […]
Crespi of Encino follows up last year’s Division IV state title by beating Berkeley in this year’s Division I championship. The other two winners on the day at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento are Manteca (D3) and St. Joseph Notre Dame (D5). Pilots’ head coach Don Lippi also makes history by recording 800th career win. […]
Winners on the day at The Walter Pyramid in Long Beach are Crespi of Encino and Long Beach Poly. Winners at Colony High in Ontario are Ayala of Chino Hills, Harvard-Westlake of North Hollywood and St. Bernard of Playa del Rey. Recaps by Ronnie Flores & Mark Tennis.
For the first time since 1986, a non-senior gains acclaim as the Cal-Hi Sports Mr. Football State Player of the Year. Antioch’s Najee Harris wins out due to the season he had, local consensus over another top candidate and how great he looked up close against top competition. He now joins the all-time state list […]
The Celts are clearly one of the current big boys of Southern California prep football, but it took them many years from the first season (1961) until they even began playing some of the other big boys. They now have all of their scores in one archive provided by Cal-Hi Sports. Up next in this […]
Congratulations to all of the Cal-Hi Sports State Coaches of the year for boys basketball. One of them is 82 years old and two of them are from the same league. Here is the rundown for each CIF division (note that Open Division coaches were considered for the CIF divisions their teams would have played […]