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Harvard-Westlake's Bryce Rainer was drafted No. 11 overall to the Detroit Tigers in the 2024 MLB Draft.
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2024 MLB Draft: More than 70 former California high school stars selected

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Harvard-Westlake's Bryce Rainer was drafted No. 11 overall to the Detroit Tigers in the 2024 MLB Draft.
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2024 MLB Draft: More than 70 former California high school stars selected

Major League Baseball's First-Year player draft wrapped up on Tuesday afternoon after 20 rounds of selections. California was well represented as usual with fiv

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Mater Dei will play Bishop Gorman for the fourth time on Sept. 6 after winning for a third straight time here in 2022, 24-21. 5-star running back Jordon Davison (0) is back for the Monarchs.
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Which football teams have the toughest schedules in every California (CIF) Section?

From Clovis North to Mater Dei, here's a look at 10 of the toughest 2024 high school football schedules in the state

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Orange Lutheran 2025 TJ Lateef is one of California's Top 50 QBs to watch in 2024.
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California's Top 50 high school quarterbacks to watch in 2024 football season

It's an exceptional lot of California QBs, starting with the No. 1 college prospect from California’s Class of 2025 — Husan Longstreet, a 5-star standout at Corona Centennial who has already committed to Texas A&M

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Centennial's Husan Longstreet evades a defender during the 2023 Honor Bowl game against Punahou (HI) in San Diego. Steven Silva/SBLive
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California high school quarterbacks who have committed (2025 and 2026)

We're six weeks away from the start of the 2024 high school football season in California and the college commitments continue to fly in

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Chris Lawson (4) had 68 catches for 969 yards and 11 touchdowns for Archbishop Riordan last season
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Chris Lawson commits to Washington; Jedd Fisch lands another top California football recruit

Another top California high school football recruit is headed out of state — this one to the Washington Huskies.

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Riordan WR-DB Chris Lawson (4) knocks away a pass in a 41-34 win over San Francisco rival St. Ignatius. Lawson, a four-star recruit, will announce his college choice Sunday between three finalists.
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Prediction: Washington Huskies primed to land another top California football recruit

Archbishop Riordan wide receiver-cornerback Chris Lawson is one of the top two-way athletes in California

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Salesian's boys basketball team always plays stellar defense as it did during a 63-30 win over Windward at Saturday's Cali Live 24 event in Roseville.
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Boys Cali Live 24 high school basketball Day 2: Mater Dei, Salesian advance to championship; Scores, notes

It's early summer, Salesian stretches a lead to more than 40 early in the second half of a Cali Live 24 game against Windward.

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Four-star junior guard Andrew Hilman is considered the swiss army knife of the Northern California power Archbishop Riordan Crusaders, who will play Damien in the Cali Live 24 Pool 1-2 championship Sunday in Roseville.
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Backcourt of Semetri Carr, Andrew Hilman lead Riordan into Cali Live 24 Pool 1-2 championship game

ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA — The talent is everywhere on the Archbishop Riordan high school boys basketball roster. But the backcourt of senior Semetri Carr and jun

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Riordan senior Semetri Carr walks the ball up court during his team's 80-50 win over Destiny Christian in the Boys Cali Live 24 event Friday in Roseville.

Boys Cali Live 24 Day 1: Riordan continues to impress, St. Joseph wins without Yessoufou, Salesian lowers boom

ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA — Day one of Cali Live 24 boys basketball showcase is complete at at the pristine, 12-court Roebbelen Center and among the storylines:  Ri

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Four-star recruit Jake Hall of Carlsbad will be one of the top players more than 150 college coaches will be watching in the Boys Cali Live 24 event Friday through Sunday at Roebbelen Center in Roseville (Calif.).
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Top prospects to watch at Boys Cali Live 2024 high school basketball event

If you're one of the approximate 150 men's basketball coaches who plan to attend Boys Cali Live 24 Friday through Sunday at the Roebbelen Center, this list is for you. It's more than 300 possible Division I college prospects who will be in action.

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Semetri Carr (2), the MCAL Player of the Year in 2024 for Branson, now leads Cali Live 24 favorite Riordan.
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Cali Live 24 high school boys basketball preview: Players, teams, how to watch

ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA — If Section 7 was The Masters, then Cali Live 24 is the U.S. Open of high school boys basketball events.  The showcase of top 168 high sc

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3-star offensive tackle John Mills picked Texas over 15 other schools
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Future Texas Longhorn John Mills has that NFL look says his high school coach, former Baltimore Raven

It didn't take Lenny Vandermade long to realize he was getting something special when he arrived at St. Ignatius High School-San Francisco in the spring of 2023

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Top 50 Bay Area high school 2025 football recruits: Commitments, predictions where non-committed will end up

Fifty of California's top 247 football recruits from the Class of 2025 reside in the Bay Area — a huge amount — led by San Ramon Valley hard-hitting linebacker Marco Jones who has yet to commit.

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Corona's Ethan Schiefelbein celebrates in May's Southern Section Division 1 championship game
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California's best high school baseball players: SBLive's 2024 all-state team

With the 2024 California high school baseball season in the books, it’s time to unveil SBLive's California all-state baseball team.

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Corona's Billy Carlson leaps over a baserunner during the Southern Section Division 1 championship game against Harvard-Westlake
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California Top 25 high school baseball rankings (6/20/2024)

The 2024 baseball season has wrapped up across California with 10 teams being crowned as regional champions. Orange Lutheran took the title in Southern Califor

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SBLive's California Softball Top 25 (3/20/2024): No. 1 Pacifica-Garden Grove off to blistering start
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SBLive's California Softball Top 25 (3/20/2024): No. 1 Pacifica-Garden Grove off to blistering start

Here are SBLive's California softball rankings for the week of Mar. 18-24. CALIFORNIA SOFTBALL TOP 25: 1. Pacifica-Garden Grove (12-0) The Mariners still

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NCAA Tournament 2024: Jared McCain, KJ Simpson lead nearly 100 former California standouts in March Madness
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NCAA Tournament 2024: Jared McCain, KJ Simpson lead nearly 100 former California standouts in March Madness

The 2024 Men's NCAA basketball tournament gets underway on Tuesday night with two first round play-in games and California is well represented. There are 97

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California Top 25 high school baseball rankings (3/18/2024)
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California Top 25 high school baseball rankings (3/18/2024)

Orange Lutheran took two of three games from JSerra in last week's Trinity League series to remain atop the California high school baseball rankings. The

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Top seeds in 2024 NCAA Tournament led by former California high school basketball stars
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Top seeds in 2024 NCAA Tournament led by former California high school basketball stars

Four Duke Blue Devils, including 2022-23 Southern Section prep stars Jared McCain (Corona Centennial) and Caleb Foster (Notre Dame), have the best shots among

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Top 25 California high school girls basketball rankings (3/16/2024): State champion Etiwanda finishes on top; Clovis West leaps
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Top 25 California high school girls basketball rankings (3/16/2024): State champion Etiwanda finishes on top; Clovis West leaps

As usual, it feels like high school basketball season came and went in the blink of an eye in California (although next season will soon be just around the

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Final 2023-24 Top 25 California High School boys basketball rankings (3/15/2024)
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Final 2023-24 Top 25 California High School boys basketball rankings (3/15/2024)

Harvard-Westlake finishes No. 1 in the final Top 25 rankings

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Etiwanda rolls Archbishop Mitty to repeat as California girls basketball state champion: 5 takeaways
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Etiwanda rolls Archbishop Mitty to repeat as California girls basketball state champion: 5 takeaways

SACRAMENTO - When Etiwanda won its first ever CIF State Open Division girls basketball title a year ago against Archbishop Mitty, it couldn't have been much

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Live score updates: Etiwanda beats national No. 1 Mitty handily for California girls state title
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Live score updates: Etiwanda beats national No. 1 Mitty handily for California girls state title

SACRAMENTO — The rematch was a mismatch. At least for most of Etiwanda's 60-48 CIF Open Division Championship victory over national No. 1 Mitty Saturday at

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Monterey holds off record-maker Alijah Arenas, Chatsworth to win first CIF California basketball state title
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Monterey holds off record-maker Alijah Arenas, Chatsworth to win first CIF California basketball state title

SACRAMENTO — Alijah Arenas got the record, but the Monterey Dores claimed the title.  Arenas, one of the nation's top sophomores and son of former NBA player

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How to watch 2024 California CIF State high school basketball championship games: Live streams, scores
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How to watch 2024 California CIF State high school basketball championship games: Live streams, scores

SACRAMENTO - The 2024 California (CIF) boys and girls high school basketball state championships tip off Friday morning (March 8) at Golden 1 Center. Six state

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