As mentioned with the All-State Underclass teams, we’re going to go back-and-forth between softball and baseball to complete those postseason honors this summer. That means it’s now time to announce those players in baseball from schools that were in CIF section playoffs during the 2017 season that made them medium or small school in class. […]
Fourteen is the magic number for top receivers Grant Calcaterra of Santa Margarita, Xavier Marshall of Corona Centennial and Tyson Fraser of Clovis. Rancho Cotate junior Jaelen Ward, however, caught 15 and his quarterback, junior Jake Simmons, passed for 562 yards. The only problem is that Rancho Cotate lost to Analy of Sebastopol.
Eight TD passes and a reported 536 yards gets Palm Springs’ Will Olvera into the record books, but it’s his championship pedigree that is most deserving of recognition. Others collecting this honor this week are from Culver City, Atascadero, Orinda, San Jose and Bakersfield.
The WCAL was strong enough, but now Archbishop Riordan may be joining the party after its big win last week against Sacred Heart Prep. This week’s other major mover is Miramonte of Orinda, which went from unranked to No. 22.