High-SchoolCalifornia: Antioch Deer Valley

After first four teams from last week, it’s the usual chaos as many top squads split a pair or lost in league matchups. Lakewood, J.W. North move back up into the top five.

Other highlights from this week’s baseball rankings include:

Deer Valley of Antioch rocketing to No. 11 from unranked after series of S.F. Bay Area upsets.

Jesuit of Carmichael beats St. Mary’s of Stockton to earn its way back into the top 20.

Other newcomers are Bonita of La Verne and El Capitan of Lakeside.

Click here to see the complete list within the ESPNHS rankings tool.

Cal-Hi Sports Boys State Stat Stars

March, 1, 2012
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Basketball still reigns with big-time totals from those such as Robert Upshaw of San Joaquin Memorial, Gabe York of Orange Lutheran and Marcus Lee of Antioch Deer Valley. But baseball joins the show as well, led by Lucas Giolito and his 100-mph fastball.

Note: We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school basketball totals in California. This week, we also are adding baseball for the first time this school year. We use these as the basis for updating the state record book, which has been published seven times, most recently in the spring of 2009. To report a state stat star of your own, please email highlights to Mark.Tennis@espn.com.

(After games of Saturday, Feb. 25 and some games as of Tuesday, Feb. 28; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

Leroy Abraham (Natomas, Sacramento)
He scored a game-high 39 points while teammate Marquice Clark added 24 points in a 81-77 road win against El Dorado of Placerville in Sac-Joaquin Section Division III post-season play.

Alex Fertig (Buchanan, Clovis)
The senior standout scored a game-high of 30 points in a 72-54 win over Edison of Fresno in the CIF Central Section Division I playoffs. Before the season-ending loss to Clovis West, Alex had scored scored 2,258 career points, sixth-best in section history.

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