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Mark Tennis: CIF, Sections, Districts Face Tough Decisions In Turbulent Times
In A Notes-Style Column, Cal-Hi Sports’ Editor Writes On The CIF Facing Tough Calls On Fall Sports, And Looks At Black Lives Matter Protests Through A California HS Sports Lens • High school sports can seem insignificant during turbulent times, but it does play a role in the many... Read more
Public School Football No. 1’s: Cal-Hi Sports Looks Back
Cal-Hi Sports Builds A List Of Its Top-Ranked Public School Football Team For Each Season Dating Back To 1970; Folsom Appears Twice Since 2010 • Although competitive equity seeding and the continuous adding of divisions does give more public schools the opportunity to enjoy CIF section and state playoff... Read more
State of Baseball Playoffs
CIF Could Be On the Cusp of State Championship Event For Baseball • The last official CIF state baseball championship was in 1922 in Los Angeles as Sacramento High blanked Franklin-Los Angeles 3-0. San Diego High won the year before over host Chico and also won titles in 1918... Read more
Boras Baseball Classic: Mitty Mastery
Monarchs Earned Trip To Boras Baseball Classic Championship After Outlasting WCAL Rival Bellarmine In The NorCal Title Game • Pity the poor Archbishop Mitty-San Jose baseball players. They didn’t get a one-week spring break that was showing on their schedule since the beginning of the 2019 season. Instead, the... Read more
Treven Crowley: Hilmar’s Double Impact Star
Born At Half The Size Of His Twin Brother, Hilmar Junior Treven Crowley Has Grown Up To Become A Star On Both Football And Baseball Field • As with any athlete, digging into statistics can reveal a lot of reasons why Hilmar High’s Treven Crowley is one of the... Read more
Max Nyrop: Nothing But Zeroes
Alameda Senior Max Nyrop Finishes Just Two Innings Shy Of State Record For Consecutive Scoreless Innings Pitched • When a pitcher in baseball doesn’t give up a run and posts a shutout, the manager or coach is never questioned about poor sportsmanship. A run is a run and any... Read more
Modesto Christian Basketball: Bring It On
Owning Perhaps The Strongest Schedule Of Any NorCal Boys Basketball Program, The Supremely Talented Modesto Christian Crusaders Hope It Paves The Road To A State Title • There are a lot of intriguing sub-plots to the 2018-19 boys basketball season at Modesto Christian. Can the Crusaders emerge as the... Read more
Pleasant Grove’s Bright Lights
Youngest Light Sisters Are Helping Pleasant Grove Volleyball Illuminate A Path Toward Sac-Joaquin Section Glory • It is the middle of an era of sorts for the Pleasant Grove volleyball program. It’s an era of Light, as in the Light sisters. And while the two youngest Light sisters, Vivian and... Read more
What’s In A High School Nickname?
Every once in a while, in an effort to attract perhaps more casual fans to the website, we engage in what we like to call the nickname game. This is an exercise in going over some of the most unique, most appropriate and favorite high school nicknames (or... Read more
Golden State Gridiron: NEW “High School Football In California” Book
Writing Book On State’s Football History A Labor Of Love It wasn’t exactly a blank canvass, but writing the book “High School Football In California” was a task that quickly became pleasurable. Especially when talking to some of the subjects who were targeted to be centerpieces of most chapters.... Read more
Giles Jackson: Slot Machine
Freedom-Oakley’s Dynamic Running Back Turned Coaches Comments Into A Quick Decision — Now Giles Jackson Is NorCal’s Most Coveted Slot Receiver Recruit • It wasn’t a questionable gamble when Giles Jackson chose to run routes as a slot receiver during various spring and early summer football showcase events. The... Read more
Transfer Of Power: SoCal High School Football Superteams
Athletically Motivated Transfers Have Birthed SoCal Football Superteams While NorCal Has Remained Largely Unaffected If there is one massive difference between Northern California high school football and Southern California in the last few years, you can say it in one word: transfers. As a reaction to the CIF changing... Read more