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More Boys BB State Players of Year

Here’s where to go to see the Cal-Hi Sports 2019 honorees for seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen and for each CIF division. Unlike Mr. Basketball, there are no repeat honorees, but this time there was no senior of the year. The hardest decisions were to have to pick one of two dynamic juniors leading a […]


SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week

Two of those we’re profiling this week for top performances from last week on the hardwood have experience playing for a CIF state championship team. Another of them hopes to get there in the Open Division while another of them could be one of the top ninth-graders in the nation. We hope you enjoy this […]

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State Coach of Year: Dave Kleckner

After a summer of uncertainty in which he resigned and then came back with the same job, there is no doubt that Etiwanda’s Dave Kleckner had one of his best seasons. Now the time has come to recognize one of the most respected boys basketball coaches in California as the Cal-Hi Sports State Coach of […]


Column: Watered down CIF divisions?

Competitive equity seeding of all teams in the CIF regional boys and girls basketball playoffs is coming soon for the first time and if you look at what happened in girls volleyball recently, a lot of very good teams will be missing from the lower divisions. A lot of teams and players who previously would […]


More State Boys Athletes of the Year

Among others being selected for top state honors is one of the most dominating wrestlers in the nation — Seth Nevills of Clovis (juniors) and one of the best distance runners in the last 20 years — Cooper Teare of Alameda St. Joseph Notre Dame (Division IV). And when learning of his background, how could […]

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2016-17 All-State Grid Hoopers

To kick off our end-of-school year content of honoring the best multi-sport and overall athletes of the year, we begin with a look at the state’s best football-basketball combo athletes on our 31st annual Cal-Hi Sports Grid-Hoop All-State team. We have even more listed as Grid-Hoop athletes of distinction and some of these players are […]

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State Coach of Year: Arnold Zelaya

Historically great seasons typically generate numerous honors for the head coach and players. Since Mission of San Francisco ended its 35-1 season by winning the first CIF state title for a San Francisco public school, some of the attention (including a trip to be honored by the Golden State Warriors) has waned. But we’re now […]


Boys BB All-State Nominations (Part 1)

For the 39th straight year since the first Cal-Hi Sports All-State Team for boys hoops was selected by founder Nelson Tennis, it’s time to get started toward choosing all of this year’s team. The way we do it is to begin by posting a list of nominees from every CIF section in the state. We’ll […]

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Boys BB Final Divisional Rankings

In conjunction with our final, expanded State Top 40 rankings, we also are releasing our final divisional state rankings for boys basketball. We have expanded each division by five teams and we list teams to watch for the 2017-18 season. Teams getting moved up for the final rankings include Bellarmine of San Jose (D1), Foothills...

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Boys BB: D2-D3-D4-D5 Regional Finals

In boys basketball regional finals played Saturday but not at Santa Clara or Long Beach State, winners were Moreau Catholic and Esperanza in D2, Mission of San Francisco and Villa Park in D3, St. Patrick-St. Vincent and Helix in D4 and St. Francis CCC of Watsonville and Rolling Hills Prep in D5. RELATED: Other Girls […]

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