We’ve often thought about the great baseball traditions for schools in Northern California’s West Catholic Athletic League and schools in Southern California’s Moore League. If you stop and think about players and teams from 40, 50, 60 and even more years back, there are no two leagues in California historically that come close and we’d […]
After previous No. 1 Orange Lutheran was stunned by a three-run seventh-inning rally in a loss to Harvard-Westlake in the CIF Southern Section D1 quarterfinals, a new No. 1 needed to be declared for this week. Go inside to see all of our reasons why the new No. 1 is De La Salle of Concord....
Bellarmine of San Jose pitcher Derrick Turner gives up one hit on a fly ball that should have been caught, but the Bells come up short in their attempt to win a third straight Boras Classic Northern California title. League rival Archbishop Mitty collected the 2-0 victory and will now face JSerra of San Juan […]
We’re a day later than has been normal for these state rankings in order to account for Wednesday’s CIF Southern Section quarterfinals. There were no major upsets as No. 1 Mater Dei, No. 2 Redondo, No. 5 Marymount and No. 6 Sierra Canyon all advanced. We’ll also now start to look at some of Wednesday’s […]
It’s a little anti-climactic when the final weekend of the season doesn’t determine the state’s No. 1 ranking and State Team of the Year selection. But for baseball in 2018 that choice already was deservedly wrapped up one weekend earlier. Valley Christian of San Jose earns its first State TOY pick in any sport and […]
This week’s first regular season rankings for California baseball are complicated with a 0-0 tie taking place in a matchup of two top five teams. There are no ties in the rankings so we’ll leave those two teams — Elk Grove and Valley Christian of San Jose — right where they were. The tie did […]
At least on this night, not having an effective passing game shows that the Spartans still have a way to go to get close to the CIF Open Division championship level of St. John Bosco and Bosco’s league rivals from Mater Dei. Their front seven on defense, however, could end up being equal to many […]
This is a week when the eyes and mind and ability to analyze makes human rankings the far superior kind when you have nuances. On example is Stockton St. Mary’s beating teams at full strength and then being decimated by injuries and dropping completely out after being national top five to start the season. Another...
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Two long punt return TDs spark the Lancers to a 21-12 triumph over 2015 CIF Northern California Division I-AA champion Bellarmine of San Jose and cements their status as the front-running team from the CIF Central Coast Section.