Vista Murrieta ends up being the only school with three first team players for the decade with two of those from the same family. Selecting this team also shows how great California was in the 2015 season and it was a challenge to try to get as many members of the just-named 2020 U.S. Olympic...
Vista Murrieta’s 15-hour bus trip
Head coach Eric Peterson of the Vista Murrieta High football team always tells his players that even if they win a game by one point, that’s all that matters. The Broncos didn’t win by one point when they played on Friday night at Capital Christian of Sacramento (they won 27-6), but to win at all […]
Preseason Inland Empire FB Team
Corona Centennial, as is usually the case, has some dominant players and will start out third or fourth in the state depending on which poll you believe. But the Huskies aren’t the only team that could be in top 15 or higher in the preseason state rankings. Rancho Cucamonga and Upland of the Baseline League...
NEW Softball State Top 25 Rankings
Great Oak of Temecula rejoins the top five while Heritage of Brentwood goes up into the top 10 for the first team this season. This week’s three newcomers, meanwhile, are Whitney of Rocklin, Clovis North of Fresno and Westlake of Westlake Village. Los Alamitos (no stranger to being state-ranked) and Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) also make...
Preseason FB: Top 50 Teams (16-30)
This second group of elite teams leads off with Calabasas, which is continuing to build toward a CIF state title. We also had a hard time coming up with a team to start out highest in the CIF Central Coast Section, so we just stuck two of them in this group right next to each […]
SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week
For the first time, we switch to boys and girls hoops for these honors also will take this chance to welcome big-time junior Marvin Bagley of Sierra Canyon. Bagley is this week’s SoCal Boys Player of the Week. Our other choices are going out to Stockton, Murrieta and Bakersfield.
NEW State Top 25 FB Rankings
Of course, all eight teams in this week’s CIF Southern Section Division I quarterfinals pretty much all have to be state-ranked. Both Santa Margarita and Vista Murrieta earned their way in by beating previous No. 9 Gardena Serra and previous No. 21 Bishop Amat. All four CIF North Coast Section Open Division teams also remain...
NEW State Top 25 FB Rankings
See where newcomers Central Catholic of Modesto, Liberty of Bakersfield, Calabasas and La Mirada have landed and where previous No. 9 Helix of La Mesa fell after its loss to a top team from Utah. It’s still the big five of De La Salle, Corona Centennial, St. John Bosco, Mater Dei and Mission Viejo at...
Preseason State Super 50 (Part 1)
Our first five to start the 2016 football season is hugely influenced by previous results because we simply can’t rank Mater Dei of Santa Ana (highest ranked from the state in many national polls) ahead of a St. John Bosco team it has lost to six straight times. That kind of ranking needs to be […]
NEW State Top 25 Football
While candidate for Game of the Years has materialized for this weekend between Centennial and St. John Bosco, we’re focused as well on other positions for this week’s rankings. The biggest shakeups took place in San Diego where previously unbeaten Mission Hills was blasted by St. Augustine. That pushed both the Saints and Loyola of...