As the section playoffs reach critical stages this week and teams stamp their tickets for the upcoming NorCal and SoCal regional playoffs, here’s a breakdown of how certain teams stack up in projected CIF state divisions. We also project which eight teams in the North and which eight teams in the South are on track...
The magic number was 43 for San Diego standouts Khayla Rooks and T.J. Leaf but their No. 1 section teams had mixed results. Others on this week’s honor roll for boys include Mater Dei’s Spencer Freedman (14-of-14 free throws) and a small school hoopster from the same town as our new Mr. Football State Player […]
She could be “on the bubble” to be chosen to play in this year’s McDonald’s All-American Game, but it sure would be fun if Aarion McDonald of Stockton Brookside Christian made it since she’d be the first “McDonald” to be a McDonald’s All-American.
We include some big-time efforts from players who have already led their teams this week to major national invitational titles such as Lonzo Ball (Chino Hills) and Aquira DeCosta (Stockton St. Mary’s). Others lighting up scorebooks include Johnny McWilliams of San Marcos and Junior Ballard of Lathrop for boys plus Janelle Sumilong of Hanford and […]
After the first 15, our preseason State Top 40 rankings of the best teams from north to south continues. This group is led by sharpshooting Pinewood of Los Altos Hills plus Alemany of Mission Hills and then some rebuilding state champs from last season such as Sierra Canyon and McClatchy of Sacramento. Plus, go inside...
One day after the first boys team was released, we’re starting off the 35th annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state girls basketball teams also with underclass players. It’s the best among juniors, sophomores and freshmen. CIF Open Division champ St. Mary’s of Stockton has an unprecedented five that are honorees. Note: We’ll have an inside look at […]
Relentless St. Mary’s of Stockton wins its first CIF Open Division title and eighth overall with a comeback against Mater Dei. In Division II, Archbishop Mitty powers to sixth crown, while in Division IV a dynamic duo caps 3-for-4 career in state titles for Sierra Canyon.
State No. 1 Rams win first NorCal Open Division title by making shots in the first half to build solid lead and go on to beat Miramonte of Orinda 67-52. Go inside here for recaps of all of the NorCal girls championship games both from Sacramento and American Canyon. Other winners were McClatchy (D1), Archbishop […]
For the first time, baseball and softball players get into the stat stars act. They join some of the best from boys and girls hoops still going strong, such as Stefan Mitu of Danville Monte Vista, Aarion McDonald of Stockton Brookside Christian and Jaimoni Welch-Coleman of Berkeley.
The St. Ignatius of San Francisco front line duo leads the Wildcats to Monday’s Platinum Division semifinals. State No. 2 St. Mary’s of Stockton also cruises in Saturday opener but No. 9 Brea Olinda is stunned and loses first game of the season.