The Patrick School is very young but very big this year as they return to Torrey Pines after a fifth place finish last year and winning the National Division in 2009 under the name St. Patrick.
Deion Sanders co-founded Prime Prep Academy, a Dallas based charter school in 2012, with the intent of giving student athletes access to top-notch athletic training and teams. Since day one Prime Prep has had prime athletes suit up for the school and this year is no different.
The Orange Wave of Jefferson feature the big three of Shamorie Ponds, Jaquan McKennon and Davere Creighton. McKennon and Creighton joined the team this year with the singular goal of winning the Public Schools Athletics League (PSAL) city title.
Bellevue athletics is not the gold standard for Seattle or the Great Northwest but for the nation as the Wolverines excel at many of the sports they field at the national or regional level.
Coming into this semifinal game Hoover had never reached any championship game in school history, since 1930 (85 years of football). The Cardinals had only reached the semifinals twice before in 1963 and 2000.
Three players, Annie Hasselmann ’15 of LJCD, Casey Castillo ’15 of SFC and Katherine Brouker ’15 of West Hills all played together in club volleyball and signed their National Letter of Intent to play in the same college conference, the Big West.
Washington # 1 Bellevue brought a 54-game consecutive winning streak to Oceanside for the 2014 Honor Bowl as they took on California # 11 Serra (Gardena).
Because of San Diego’s weather, vast hotel listings and tourist attractions prep fans and teams need not leave the county to watch or participate in some of the top tournaments on the west coast and country.
Johnny Football made an appearance in the form of Thunderbird Britain Covey as he scored all six TD for Timpview on the ground by running for 257 yards on 21 carries including a 92-yard TD run.
Eastlake’s Tony Jefferson ’10 returns to Qualcomm Stadium as an NFL player for the first time since leading Eastlake to their inaugural championship title in 2009.
Take a 17-team tour of the fall camps from around the CIF-San Diego section. From Valley Center to San Ysidro to Valhalla to Madison get inside the practices leading up to the regular season during the dog days of summer.
This past weekend the hoop All-Star game season came to an end at the local and national levels. The San Diego County Coaches Association All-Star Game at Parker was last Friday and hours before back east in Brookyln the Jordan Brand Classic was taking place before a national TV audience. Also last weekend the Los Angeles City vs. Southern Section All-Star Game (Collision XVI) was also played at Redondo Union (Redondo Beach, CA).
The Metro conference ran away early with the inaugural Grossmont vs. Metro Conference All-Star game as they led 75-29 at the half before winning 132-83. Unlike the Grossmont Conference, North County Conference and San Diego County All-Star games this one featured a DJ playing music throughout the game.
East County and North County both had their annual basketball senior all-star games this weekend. The 16th Annual East County All-Star Basketball game was Friday night at Grossmont College, the first time the game was not held at a high school since 2008 when Cuyamaca College hosted the game from 1999-08. The North County game was held at Palomar College but did not have a 3-point or Slam Dunk contest.
The McDonald’s All-American Game nominations were announced today and St. Augustine’s Trey Kell ’14 was the lone San Diego nominee, boy or girl. Nearly 1,000 players from 44 states and the District of Columbia were nominated for the 2014 game to be held at Chicago’s United Center on April 2.
The best moments from all four days of the Under Armour Holiday Classic revealed players of all shapes and sizes playing at the highest level of prep hoops.
Bishop O’Dowd has been a regular in the National Division and likely considers the Torrey Pines gym their second home. But the Dragons placement in the top division has never been charity as they always bring a highly ranked team that has D1 talent.
The Trojans of High Point, North Carolina are the defending state champions (Independent 3A), have won five state titles and are loaded with senior talent. The Christian Academy will play a national schedule all season long and was ranked # 22 in the USA Today national rankings.