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...
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 […]
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...
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 […]
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,...
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 […]
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 […]
There was almost as big a development off the court as on it this week with the CIF breaking precedent and handing out byes for the Open Division in both Southern and Northern California. On the court, Wednesday’s first games of the Open Division saw new No. 4 Marymount upend No. 5 Cathedral Catholic plus […]
We have a special group this week including Calel Aramboles from California School for the Deaf (Fremont), who had a 300-yard rushing game, plus the latest strong-legged kicker from San Diego who booted a 55-yard field goal. We also have another who had two field goals with a long of 47 but did a lot […]
California makes it 2-for-2 in winning top national tournaments by placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the Nike Tournament of Champions in Arizona. Marymount of Los Angeles won the championship final for the second straight year, but had a loss to Redondo in a big match heading into it. Mater Dei of Santa Ana was […]