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Coaching: Most CIF State Titles

Here’s a sport-by-sport look at coaches who have won the most CIF state championships in various sports (through 2019-20 school year). GIRLS BASKETBALL 7 – Tom Gonsalves, Stockton St. Mary’s (2002-2015) 6 – Kevin Kiernan, Fullerton Troy & Santa Ana Mater Dei (2003-2012) 6 – Doc Scheppler, Los Altos Hills Pinewood (1999-2014) 6 – Carl...

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Girls BB: NorCal Record for St. Mary’s

After winning its 11th straight CIF Sac-Joaquin Section title on Saturday at University of the Pacific, the St. Mary’s of Stockton girls basketball team established a new Northern California record, according to the Cal-Hi Sports state record book. The Rams, who defeated Folsom 71-48 for the SJS Division I championship, also moved into a tie […]

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Girls BB: No. 2 Rams top Vegas club

It’s no secret the main goal of this year’s team at St. Mary’s of Stockton is to win the program’s second CIF Open Division state title. The Rams seemed to take a step in the right direction toward that goal with a 78-61 victory over Centennial of Las Vegas on Saturday in one of the […]

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Top recruit DeCosta picks new finalists

Stockton St. Mary’s standout was just named State Junior of the Year last week and last weekend at the Elite is Earned Invitational in Walnut Creek there was almost a college coaches’ convention of those who were there to see her and be seen. Among the crowd was Dawn Staley of NCAA champion South Carolina, […]

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Girls BB Open Division Picks

This is a combination of how we’d select the eight girls teams for the Northern California and Southern California Open Division regional playoffs with what we think might happen given our history of covering these selections over the years. Check the CIF state web site at approximately 5 p.m. on Sunday to see how it […]

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NEW Girls BB State Top 20 Rankings

It isn’t often that a top 10 team drops out of the rankings the next week but that’s the situation this week as previous No. 9 St. Mary’s of Stockton, a team that was top five nationally to start the season, has to drop out after a series of losses including for the first time...

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State Coaching Records Updated

All five California high school sports that we primarily cover on this web site – football, boys hoops, girls hoops, baseball and softball – now have all of its coaching records updated through the 2015-16 school year. We started doing these updates earlier last week and got word that one of the winningest coaches in […]

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No doubt about St. Mary’s girls at No. 1

Unlike the boys, there is no debate about which girls basketball team should be on top of the California preseason rankings. And unlike the boys, the St. Mary’s of Stockton girls also easily rank among the best in the nation. If we were still doing FAB 50 national girls rankings, in fact, they’d be preseason […]

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Girls BB State Team of Year 2015

Stockton has a No. 1 overall team for the state for the first time in any sport since 1992 as a result of St. Mary’s winning last Saturday’s CIF Open Division state title. The Rams also make history for their school (founded in 1928) with its first-ever State Team of the Year (in any sport).

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NorCal Girls: St. Mary’s prevails

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 […]

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