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Bryson: What If CIF Needs A Plan B For 2020-21?
SportStars Magazine Editor Chace Bryson Shares A Few Ideas For Some CIF Calendar Tweaks If Infection Numbers Don’t Look Much Better Come Halloween • This column first appeared in the August 2020 issue of SportStars Magazine. So it’s time to wait a little longer for fall sports, it seems. ... Read more
Deep Punt | CIF Sports Sidelined Until Mid-December
In Light Of State’s Recent COVID Resurgence, CIF And Majority Of Its 10 Sections Shift To Two-Season Format Running From Mid-December To Late June • In the end, it’s a road map. A set goal. Really, that’s the best way to view Monday’s news that CIF sports will be... Read more
Bryson’s First Pitch: Resorting To Imagination
Bryson’s First Pitch July 2020: The sports dimmer switch is dialed all the way up. Just when we thought we were out, it pulled us back in. As coronavirus cases rise throughout the state, and California Gov. Gavin Newsom scales back that sports “dimmer switch”, the July 20 target... Read more
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
CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Boys Tennis Sectionals
The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Sac-Joaquin Section Boys Tennis Sectionals rolls into Roseville May 1-2. Dale Eckenburg of Rocklin High School serves as the tournament director for both Division I and II rounds where tournament play begins at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1 and at 10 a.m. on... Read more
First Pitch: CIF on High School Sports Officials
First Pitch: Black & White Issue On Jan. 11, the California Interscholastic Federation released an op-ed about high school sports officials. It was emailed to the various media outlets throughout the state which still cover high school sports. (It’s not as big a list as it used to be).... Read more
Burlingame Boys Soccer “Super” Motivation
Embracing The Role Of Underdogs, Burlingame Boys Soccer Reached CIF NorCal Semifinals By Attempting To Mirror Mindset Of Super Bowl Champs • Though this was a CIF NorCal soccer playoff game, the Burlingame boys soccer team took a Super Bowl team’s mindset. “When we entered CCS, we were given... Read more
NorCal Preseason #18: Capital Christian-Sacramento
We begin our 2017 Football coverage by revealing teams #20-11 in our NorCal Preseason Top 20 in a daily countdown to Aug. 24 when #10-1 are revealed in our 2017 Football Preview Special. If you need to catchup, here are links to previous entries: | No. 20 Foothill (Aug.... Read more
Rivalry Renewed
University of Washington quarterback Jake Browning and USC linebacker Cameron Smith have more in common than being All-American candidates and coming from high schools in the Sacramento area who were on teams that won CIF state championships. “We played against each other for the first time when I think... Read more