After our profile last week of the winningest head coach in California girls basketball history, we’ll continue with a series of preseason-style features on some of the state’s most prominent programs and players for the 2020-21 school year. It’s almost been one year since any of them have played and it may end up being […]
The all-time state coaching wins list for girls hoops has also just been updated (right along with boys) and it now shows us with someone at the top with 800 or more plus there’s a different coach now showing in the No. 2 position. We also have one more added to the 700-win club, three […]
There’s been a handful of squads that have already hit the court, but we’re still calling it preseason for the rankings and writeups that are below. Just like the boys, Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth has a CIF Open Division defending state champion that has a loaded roster on the girls side and starts out at […]
Turns out that the recent Archbishop Mitty of San Jose graduate isn’t quite done with high school honors as she’s getting ready for her freshman basketball season at Stanford. She now joins a list of State Girls Athletes of the Year that includes two previous honorees from Mitty and others from women’s hoops such as […]
The San Jose Archbishop Mitty graduate had one of the most memorable seasons for a softball player in California and has been a member of the US National Team for several years. She also led Oklahoma to an NCAA title. Here’s what we wrote about Keilani after her senior year with the Monarchs. (Editor’s note: […]
It’s almost with a sense of relief we are able to announce this year’s Ms. Basketball for California is Haley Jones from Archbishop Mitty of San Jose. She’s without question one of the best players in Northern California history so if for various reasons — including an official’s controversial call or two — she hadn’t […]
With this week’s playoffs now going on in all sections of the state and for all teams in the state rankings, it’s hard to believe the CIF Southern Section Open Division is already down to just four teams in the hunt for the championship. Including the four teams that lost in last Saturday’s quarterfinals, all...
At this point of the season in the who beat who syndrome, getting a win doesn’t always automatically elevate one team over another team it just beat. Competitive equity has to be factored with teams that seem to be headed to the CIF NorCal or SoCal Open Division. We also have to place just as...
There was no more magic for Cardinal Newman of Santa Rosa as the run by the No. 7 seed Cardinals in the NorCal Open Division came to a crashing halt in a 24-point loss to No. 1 seed and No. 1 state-ranked Archbishop Mitty. The Monarchs will now travel to Sacramento for attempt to win […]
Heading into the championship games of some sections and the semifinals of a few others, here’s how the teams stack up this week for both of the boys and girls Open Divisions for Northern and Southern California. On Saturday night late, late after all section finals are complete, we’ll issue one more Open Division projection...