Before Sierra Canyon came along in 2018, the only team in state history from the San Fernando Valley region of Southern California to finish No. 1 in the state in boys basketball was the team in 1997 from Harvard-Westlake of Studio City. After Harvard-Westlake won the CIF Open Division state title last Saturday, the Wolverines […]
Preseason Boys BB Ranks (1-15)
It’s time to launch our winter basketball content on CalHiSports.com and we’ll do it with our preseason boys basketball state rankings. It was a normal summer for the first time since 2019, as the long-term effects of COVID-19 begin to take shape and California deals with its “new” normal. That normal includes the impact that Name, […]
More Baseball State Players of the Year
It’s a smooth move upward for Junior Player of the Year Gavin Grahovac of Villa Park and Sophomore Player of the Year Bryce Rainer from Harvard-Westlake of Studio City as those two were the leaders last season for sophomores and freshmen. A junior also has been chosen as State Medium Schools Player of the Year, […]
2022 Boys/Girls BB Coaching Updates
With all of our state honors for the 2021-22 basketball season complete, the next step for us is to begin doing state record updates in all categories. We begin with new lists of the all-time state coaching leaders for both boys and girls. For boys, Mike LeDuc from Damien of La Verne getting to 1,000 […]
State’s All-Time MLB 1st Round Picks
As a prelude to the 2020 MLB Draft and to run in conjunction with a couple of feature stories we have coming up on significant California players, here’s as complete a list as possible of high school players and former high school players from the state who have been chosen in the first round of...
More Girls BB State Players of Year
No one can ever say again that we won’t pick San Diego area players at the top if the evidence points to that as the section also has nabbed the state’s top sophomore and freshman honors along with Ms. Basketball. Northern California girls, meanwhile, did the best for the CIF divisional honors but one of […]
Ms. Basketball State POY Finalists
These five players can be considered finalists to be considered for the Ms. Basketball honoree for California for 2020. Look for the winner to be announced several days after we have honored the annual State Coach of the Year. We like to write up finalists before doing the actual Ms. Basketball feature since it can […]
NEW State Top 25 Girls BB Rankings
Despite our wholehearted support of the state CIF and the difficulty of seeding so many teams in so many divisions with competitive equity looking over the shoulders of the seeding committees, we can’t help but think a different format may be needed for the Open Division going forward. Are five or six teams (and in...
NEW State Top 25 Girls BB Rankings
We had a hunch there could be some movement with all the MLK weekend events and that’s exactly what has happened with the biggest change coming at the top of the heap and with four of the five top teams playing musical chairs. This past week also saw two coaches in the top five reach...
Boys & Girls BB State Stat Stars
Catching up on some amazing performances from the two weeks of holidays plus a few from already this week, we start out with a pair of Andersons — Amoud of Lawndale Leuzinger and Cole of Fresno Clovis West — and end with some freshmen girls who are putting up big numbers from Spring Valley to...