With the girls basketball player of year honors needing to get out, we are a day late with the Player of the Week feature for baseball and softball but despite that we have some honorees that fit the criteria to a tee. Not only that but we had three real solid nominations from parents/coaches. This […]
SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week
As the funnel narrows and we enter the playoffs where a team could conceivably be eliminated before one of our honorees takes the court, we’ll try to select winners where that scenario is not a factor. This week, we have a Northern California girls honoree whose Tuesday game will be complete before your eyes peruse […]
State Stat Stars of the Week
This feature serves as our statewide collection of milestone achievements in California high school sports. And this week there were milestones galore, especially from just Tuesday night of this week when we had girls scoring 61 and 60 points in a game plus a freshman boy with 60. Last week on the same night we...
NEW Baseball State TOP 35 Rankings
JSerra wins its first CIFSS D1 title and goes to No. 2 this week behind new No. 1 St. Francis of Mountain View. Foothill of Pleasanton (up to No. 3) and Valley Christian of San Jose (up to No. 6) also are in striking positions. All four of the CIFSS D1 semifinalists are eligible to...
NorCal/SoCal Players of the Week
They are both from Merced County and from towns 17 miles apart who are longtime football rivals, but schools from Los Banos and Dos Palos are from different CIF sections. This week, Pacheco of Los Banos and Dos Palos share common honors as they have players who are NorCal players of the week in softball […]
FINAL Boys BB State TOP 40 (Part 2)
Another factor for these final rankings is that a few selected CIF Southern Section teams have to go up because of the nature of their playoff formats. For our analysis and writeups on all 40 teams, plus a look at comparisons to our preseason rankings, check out the rankings that have been around twice as...
Boys BB: Divisional All-State 2020
This was year two of doing our traditional Cal-Hi Sports All-State Divisional Boys Basketball Teams with the CIF’s switch to competitive equity-based playoff divisions. These teams are based on the CIF state divisions (not sections) and in some cases we had to extrapolate where teams would have been placed for the CIF state playoffs to […]
NEW State Top 25 Boys BB Rankings
The CIF stayed true to its message about competitive equity when it released its boys basketball state regional pairings with the state’s top teams in both NorCal and SoCal receiving byes. This model also created a situation where all of the six participants in the SoCal open division are from the massive CIF Southern Section,...
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 […]
Ms. Volleyball & Coach of Year 2019
With the CIF Southern Section selections a bit complicated, it wasn’t that way down in San Diego where the leader of the nation’s No. 1 team was voted player of the year. Now, Carly Diehl of Torrey Pines has been named as the 2019 Ms. Volleyball State Player of the Year. She joins head coach […]