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NBA Draft: Melo, O go No. 3, No. 6

The 2020 NBA Draft went down on Wednesday at ESPN headquarters in Connecticut with many hoop fans from California focusing on where former Chino Hills High teammates LaMelo Ball and Onyeka Okongwu were picked. We knew it would be in the lottery and it was with Ball going at No. 3 to the Charlotte Hornets […]

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Boys BB: State’s 30 Greatest Teams

For the first time ever we present our writeups of the 30 greatest boys basketball teams in state history. This follows previous presentations for football, baseball and softball. The criteria for what we’re looking for is explained in this free, introductory post and we have an alphabetical list of all 30 teams that have been […]

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CIF Open Division finals still possible

CIF executive director Ron Nocetti told Cal-Hi Sports on Wednesday that it is still possible for there to be CIF Open Division state championships during the 2021 seasons of football, boys basketball and girls basketball. That will depend on state public health guidelines surrounding travel and the Coronavirus pandemic continuing to wane, but the good […]

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Preseason All-State Football (Part 1)

How can a preseason all-state team be done in two parts? This is just our way of not completely ignoring those Class of 2021 graduating seniors who may not play for their high school teams once the next season begins. Part 2 will be a revamped version of these teams chosen in early December and […]

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BIG Changes in CIF 2020-21 School Year

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to progress in a high percentage of counties in the state and as most school districts have announced reopening in August with no students yet back on campus, the California Interscholastic Federation announced its 2020-21 school year calendar on Monday, saying the 10 different sections could set their own calendars […]

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Early, Maybe Preseason FB Top 25

How much of a 2020 high school football season in the state to be played remains to be determined and if it starts as scheduled in August is big IF as well. Still, with some other preseason national rankings about to drop, we took the time to compile an early, maybe preseason Top 25. We […]

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State Coach of Year: Vanessa Nygaard

Hopefully there will never be another high school basketball season like the one the Coronavirus ended prematurely, but nonetheless the awards go on, and despite falling just short of qualifying for the CIF Open Division state championship, this year’s State Coach of the Year is unquestionably one of the top coaches in the state and […]

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FINAL Boys BB State Top 40 Ranks

As is another of our traditions, we present our expanded, final State Top 40 overall boys basketball team rankings, this time covering the shortened 2019-20 season. With more teams since 1984-85 that won their last game, there is not much movement from our previous weekly update because there was no NorCal upsets in the CIF...

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Mr. Basketball State POY Finalists

As is our custom, we like to release at least four and often more finalists among those who are being considered the most strongly for the annual Mr. Basketball State Player of the Year selection. And no, players from prep schools are not eligible for high school competition honors. Never have been, never will be. […]

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Boys BB State Team of Year 2020

It’s a third consecutive State Team of the Year finish for Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth, but because of the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, the Trailblazers are the first boys basketball State Team of the Year to not officially win a CIF state title since L.A. Westchester in 2004. Sierra Canyon understands the ramifications of the situation […]

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