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
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
CalHi Sports SoCal NorCal Players of the Week
Coming off of a three-week absence due to injury may not have ever been done better than how Sean McDonald of Ramona High did last Friday. We’re also honoring one of three CIF Central Section QBs who should surpass 10,000 career yards on the same night this week. This... 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
West Catholic Athletic League Belongs With The Best
What’s The Toughest League In The State? It’s a debate that changes every year in every sport: What’s the toughest league in the state? For baseball, there are several that are usually in the discussion and they include three from Northern California: the West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) of... Read more
Bay Area Legend Is A Sure Fire Basketball Hall-Of-Famer
Jason Kidd may have been fired recently as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, but with his 19-year NBA career that began with the Dallas Mavericks in the 1990s and ended as a member of the New York Knicks five years ago he’s a sure-fire Naismith Basketball Hall of... Read more
Burning the Fields
For those of you who have attended CIF State Basketball Championship games in Sacramento over the years, there have been outstanding teams in divisional finals lower than the Open Division, lower than Division I and even a few in Division IV and Division V. James Harden (Artesia-Lakewood) and Klay... Read more
Bruce McIntoch: A Pillar to California Prep Sports
Image Above: Mark Tennis (left) and Bruce McIntoch While those in Southern California were more familiar with his work, everyone involved in Northern California high school sports should know about legendary high school sports researcher Bruce McIntosh. On Friday morning, December 1, we learned that McIntosh — one of... Read more
Can’t Catch Kaz – Tulare’s Allen Sets State TD Record
NorCal Or Not, Tulare’s Kazmeir Allen Is New State TD Record Holder.  So who’s got the record for scoring touchdowns in one season in Northern California high school football? I was headed to Tulare on Friday, Nov. 16 to see Tulare High’s Kazmeir Allen break the state record of... Read more