October’s Devastating Tubbs Fire Erased Her Home And Ravaged Her School — But It Couldn’t Damage The Spirit Of Cardinal Newman’s Maiya Flores. Story By MIKE WOOD | Photos By BERRY EVANS III Note: To check out more SportStars Magazine coverage of California girls basketball plus many more free features from other sports, CLICK HERE. Fans who witnessed […]
After all of the major holiday tournaments, there are of course a lot of changes in the rankings and many factors at play in determining this week’s new order. This includes who-beat-who, stinker losses, who played national level competition for two straight weeks and who did not plus transfers becoming eligible this week and upcoming...
There are actually no new teams that cracked this week’s rankings since the previous rankings even with all of the holiday tournaments. There is plenty of shuffling, however, including a new team at the top plus a big jump for Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland. Fairmont Prep of Anaheim also has joined the top 10. If...
Girls basketball extravaganza with 128 teams wrapped up earlier this week with 16 teams crowned as champions in a competitive equity format that has long been the norm and long before the CIF headed in that direction. Long Beach Poly and Brea Olinda made it a CIFSS sweep of the top two divisions, but another […]
The Cinderella story of the West Coast Jamboree (held earlier this week) had to be the Middletown girls. After what happened to their town in September, it’s amazing they even played in the tournament.
The St. Ignatius of San Francisco front line duo leads the Wildcats to Monday’s Platinum Division semifinals. State No. 2 St. Mary’s of Stockton also cruises in Saturday opener but No. 9 Brea Olinda is stunned and loses first game of the season.
Mater Dei of Santa Ana, the preseason No. 1 team in the state, is back on top of the Cal-Hi Sports State 20 after winning the Nike TOC in Arizona. St. Mary’s of Stockton stays No. 2 after downing previous No. 1 Long Beach Poly. There could be more changes after the post-Christmas holiday tournaments.
Long Beach Poly goes to the top of the heap prior to the Nike TOC and West Coast Jamboree. St. Mary’s of Stockton, meanwhile, moves up a spot to No. 2. There also are seven new teams in this week’s pecking order, led by new No. 11 Alemany of Mission Hills.
Young St. Mary’s looking strong despite lack of height, while Sacramento re-emerges as a playoff contender After trailing 7-0 at the start and 24-10 after one quarter, at one point the Sacramento McClatchy girls had pulled to a 42-40 deficit against top-seed and No. 4 ranked St. Mary’s of Stockton in the third quarter of […]
Chaminade emerges as a state power after Platinum Division triumph over Carondelet of Concord at 13th Annual West Coast Jamboree. Look for new state top 20 later this week.