Seniors Taliyah Miles and Maci Fines lead the way as Sheldon of Sacramento softball team blanks Tracy 6-0 to win third straight CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I title and stamp itself as the final No. 1 team for Northern California. It’s also the eighth overall crown for SJS Hall of Fame head coach Mary Jo […]
Defending State Team of the Year Mission Viejo is a no-brainer pick to start the 2017 season in a familiar position at No. 1 in the state. With the new competitive-equity Division I playoff format in the CIF Southern Section, however, it’s going to be tougher than ever for the Diablos to run the table […]
It’s a second straight week of how to re-shuffle the section rankings after a massive upset, in this case Davis beating previous section No. 3 Elk Grove 16-14. The Blue Devils get rewarded for the win, but so does one team they lost to earlier in the season, Woodcreek of Roseville. Anyone wishing to see […]
Orange County dominance now shows teams sitting in each of the top five positions after previous No. 3 Etiwanda and previous No. 4 West Ranch had to drop. There were only two new teams added, however, as both Grand Terrace and Sheldon of Sacramento beat ranked teams to earn their way up. The only bad...
It didn’t matter if it was in Anaheim Hills or Livermore, there was too much wet weather last weekend throughout the state. As a result, both the Michelle Carew Classic and Livermore Stampede, two of the state’s top in-season softball tournaments, were severely curtailed.
We offer some sleeper teams, top first-round matchups and some seedings that we disagree with for every one of the CIF boys and girls divisional brackets. Sierra Canyon boys and girls both earn No. 1 seeds but in different divisions. Note: If you aren’t a Gold Club member and want to see this entire post,...
This is what we think will happen during Sunday’s selection meetings and what we hope will happen. Go inside as well to check out which teams look solid to be top seeds in each “regular” division.
A group of three newcomers this week are led by red-hot La Verne Lutheran, and also include Deer Valley and La Costa Canyon. Corona Centennial, L.A. Loyola and L.A. Windward are out after losing in respective section quarterfinals.
There’s not much movement this week, but expect that to change in the next two weeks as section playoffs tip off around the state. Red-hot Windward of Los Angeles and Pleasant Grove of Elk Grove are this week’s newcomers. Rancho Cucamonga win over Etiwanda also creates rankings and playoff ramifications.
Where to drop St. John Bosco? That is the question of the week after Braves fall twice, but opponents were No. 2 Mater Dei and No. 4 Bishop Montgomery. New Top 20 for girls and another look at divisional state rankings coming early this week as well.