In back-to-back Division I and Division II championship games played on Saturday, power-packed batting orders from Sheldon of Sacramento and Del Oro of Loomis won CIF Sac-Joaquin Section softball titles and both may have stamped tickets for the top division in next week’s first-ever CIF Northern California regional playoffs. FOR A LOOK AT HOW EACH […]
NEW State TOP 25 Softball Rankings
St. Francis (MV) stays on top for the second straight week and is now joined by the school’s baseball team with a No. 1 state ranking. Roosevelt of Eastvale moves up to No. 2 after winning CIFSS D1 title while others move up as well in the aftermath of a huge CIF Central Section upset....
NEW State Softball TOP 25 Rankings
There are still a couple of 0-0 teams out there, but since the preseason rankings there are plenty of teams across the state that have already rewritten the script. Leading that pack is unbeaten Mission Viejo (already up to No. 4) while others like La Mirada, St. Francis of Sacramento, Archbishop Mitty (just yesterday) and...
All-State Girls Volleyball 2019 (Part 3)
Just like for other sports in which we’ve done all-state teams for many years, the final in a series of posts and announcements is saved for the large schools, open division schools and for all classes combined. There was a big five in girls volleyball this season in California and all five of those teams […]
NorCal/SoCal Players of the Week
Football isn’t quite over but traditionally this is the week we shift gears from the gridiron to the hard-court of the gymnasium and begin our weekly boys and girls basketball honors. For our first week, we also always remind basketball fans that for the Players of the Week features in all sports the CIF Central […]
NEW Girls Volleyball State Top 20
You could argue that there will be two separate No. 1 vs. No. 2 state showdowns on Saturday in the CIF San Diego Section Open Division and CIF Southern Section Division I championships. Officially, according to these rankings, it will be No. 1 Torrey Pines vs. No. 3 Cathedral Catholic in San Diego and No. […]
SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week
One of this week’s honorees actually connected on 10 straight 3-pointers in one game, a feat that even the most accurate long range bombers in the NBA would love to claim. Joining Sacramento St. Francis standout Janae Fairbrook this week is a boys player from Sacramento and players from Temecula and Pacific Palisades. We hope […]
Thursday CIF Girls Finals
Make it 10 CIF state titles for legendary program Brea Olinda after Ladycats claim Division I state title with win against St. Francis of Sacramento. The other two winners on the day at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento are Sacred Heart Cathedral (D3) and Eastside College Prep (D5). Additional writeup (D3) by Cal-Hi Sports editor […]
NEW Girls BB State Top 20
It will be a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown indeed when Miramonte and Chaminade meet on Saturday in the CIF Open Division state championship. It’s just not the No. 1 team many had been expecting since last season after previous No. 1 St. Mary’s of Stockton was stunned in the NorCal Open Division semifinals...
NorCal CIF Girls Divisional Finals
Winners on the day at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento are St. Francis of Sacramento and Elk Grove. Winners at American Canyon High near Napa are Sacred Heart Cathedral, Cardinal Newman and Eastside College Prep of East Palo Alto. Writeups by Harold Abend & Paul Muyskens.