State No. 4 Mater Dei of Santa Ana wins its first CIF Southern Section Open Division title since the Stanley Johnson era with a thrilling 55-53 victory over state No. 2 Sierra Canyon. With the win, Mater Dei will receive the top seed in the SoCal Open regional bracket set to be released Sunday afternoon. […]
As practices for the 2017 football season get underway in the state, we have a first draft of what the Cal-Hi Sports preseason state rankings may look like with teams that would be in our top 10 as of the beginning of August. We can say for sure the top four won’t change when the […]
In the latest state No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup in the CIF Southern Section’s Major Division title game, No. 2 St. John Bosco wears down top-ranked Mater Dei of Santa Ana, 42-28, to win the section D1 title. It will be an easy call to pit current state No. 2 St. John Bosco vs. perennial […]
Long-awaited basketball documentary about former St. John Bosco and Mater Dei basketball standout Schea Cotton finally premiers after long production. “Manchild” is a story about a young basketball phenom who did not reach the NBA after many concluded it was a foregone conclusion. The documentary focuses on Cotton’s youth exploits and upbringing, his battle with the NCAA […]
In its second season in the CIF Southern Section’s Pac-5 Division, state No. 2 Corona Centennial captured its second consecutive championship with its second consecutive title game victory over St. John Bosco of Bellflower. In a wild offensive affair won by the Huskies 62-52, there was a total of 114 points and 1,193 yards combined […]
Centennial of Corona claims its ninth overall section title and its first in the vaunted CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division in its first season in the division with a 48-41 victory over state No. 1 St. John Bosco late Saturday night before 11,596 fans at Anaheim Stadium. The victory not only knocked off the state’s […]
Top-ranked St. John Bosco turns to its running game to down No. 5 Long Beach Poly 33-21 to advance to its second consecutive CIF Southern Section Pac-5 title game. The Braves will face state No. 4 Corona Centennial next Saturday night in a rematch of last year’s SoCal Open Division regional bowl game.
Miscues proved costly for the state’s No. 3 ranked team as Santa Ana Mater Dei loses Trinity League showdown to Bellflower St. John Bosco, the state’s top-ranked club. Three big fumble recoveries by Bosco’s defense proves to be the difference.
Comeback bid for state No. 1 St. John Bosco of Bellflower comes up just short in 34-31 road loss to Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas. Gaels’ victory could mean there will be a new No. 1 team in the state next week, but importance of game won’t be known for weeks to come.
The South Bay/Long Beach region is traditionally one of California’s most condensed for individual talent and this season is no different. Similar to last season, three programs (St. John Bosco, Long Beach Poly, Gardena Serra) figure to reign supreme as the vast region’s top teams and those three dominate this preseason honors squad with 13 […]