High-SchoolCalifornia: Cal-Hi Sports State Stat Stars

Cal-Hi Sports Stat Stars of the Week

September, 6, 2012
9/06/12
8:32
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Girl from Seaside makes history by scoring a touchdown. This week’s best also includes 14 carries for 398 yards rushing by a quarterback plus a seven-TD game for Anthony Cota from Sierra of Manteca.

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Chris Anderson (West Valley, Hemet)
Despite carrying the ball just eight times, he rushed for over 200 yards for the second week in a row with 220 yards and scored three touchdowns in a 70-0 win over Coachella Valley of Thermal.

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Cal-Hi Sports Stat Stars of the Week

August, 30, 2012
8/30/12
12:36
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California high school footballMark Tennis/ESPNHSTrevon Lampley shows explosiveness on both sides of the ball for Franklin of Elk Grove.
First installment of this statewide feature for the 2012 season includes huge outings from other players at Folsom besides the quarterback plus monster totals from El Toro’s Conner Manning and Mendota’s Edgar Segura.

To send in a stat star of your own, email highlights to markjtennis@gmail.com. If you attempt to see Cal-Hi Sports content on this ESPN page and you are pointed somewhere else, please go to our twitter page @CalHiSports or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/CalHiSportscom/162897664162 for updates.

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Cal-Hi Sports Softball State Stat Stars

June, 1, 2012
6/01/12
12:43
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Lauren Cox gets La Canada one step closer with 20 Ks in seven-inning playoff win. Hard to top Fresno Central’s Lindsey Clarkson, though, who tossed a perfect game in Division I section championship.

Note: We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school softball totals in California. 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, May 26; includes some games as of Wednesday, May 30; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

Vanessa Alvarez (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose)
The Cal-bound star finished her Monarchs’ career in style last week in the CCS Division II playoffs. First, she tossed a two-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts in a 5-0 semifinal shutout of Gilroy. In the championship finale, they couldn’t mess with Vanessa, as she led the team to its second straight section title and 10th since 1990, tossing her 24th complete game (25-1 record this season) on a three-hitter with eight fanned in a 7-1 victory over San Jose Leigh.

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Cal-Hi Sports Baseball State Stat Stars

May, 31, 2012
5/31/12
9:31
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California high school baseball, California high school footballMark Tennis/ESPNHSMarin Catholic's Jared Goff is the son of a former MLB pitcher.
It’s a big week for those who are star quarterbacks as well as baseball standouts. Honor roll includes Kevin Farley, Jared Goff, Khari McGee, Stephen Nogosek, Nick Pacheco and Brett Stephens.

Note: We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school baseball totals in California. 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, May 26; includes some games as of Wednesday, May 30; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

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Cal-Hi Sports Baseball State Stat Stars

May, 25, 2012
5/25/12
2:42
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Pacifica’s Kyle Davis shows there more to the Mariners than nationally-ranked softball team. This week’s honor roll also includes Theron Kay from San Jose Valley Christian and Cody Snider of Dougherty Valley.

Note:
We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school baseball totals in California. 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, May 19; includes some games as of Wednesday, May 23; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

Donovan Bertonchini (Madera South)
He went 3-for-5 at the plate with a home run, double and a career high seven RBIs in a 15-2 win over Porterville in a CIF Central Section D3 playoff game.

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Cal-Hi Sports Softball State Stat Stars

May, 25, 2012
5/25/12
1:58
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California high school softballAnderson HS/ESPNHSCheridan Hawkins led Anderson to its second straight CIF Northern Section title.
Carson’s Darian Tautalafua ties the state record with 53rd career homer and has one game left to try and break it. Strikeout artist Cheridan Hawkins and multi-talented Alex Pingree also among this week’s best.

Note: We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school softball totals in California. 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, May 19; includes some games as of Wednesday, May 23; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

Vanessa Alvarez (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose)
The Cal-bound Monarchs star pitched a mercy-shortened no-hitter for her 12th shutout this year in a 10-0 CIFCCS D2 quarterfinal victory over WCAL rival Presentation.

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Cal-Hi Sports Softball State Stat Stars

May, 18, 2012
5/18/12
12:29
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California high school softball,Cal-Hi Sports State Stat StarsHarold Abend/ESPNHSSenior 2012 pitcher Katy Kibbe (Rancho Cotate)
Five-foot-2 pitchers Benipayo and Lombardi deliver big performances for their teams. Plus, Melissa Taukeiaho hammers three homers in a game for the second time this season.

Note:
We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school softball totals in California. 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, May 12; includes some games as of Wednesday, May 16; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)


Sophia Benipayo (Concord)
The 5-foot-2 Benipayo made Berean Christian (Walnut Creek) pay and at the same time delivered the KO, homering, tripling, diving in three and scoring three times to lead the Minutemen girls to an 11-2 victory and a 12-0 season in Diablo Valley Athletic League play.

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Cal-Hi Sports Baseball State Stat Stars

May, 18, 2012
5/18/12
12:17
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Freshman throws a one-hitter to lead his varsity team to a league championship. This week’s best also includes J.D. Cisneros of Bakersfield Ridgeview (6-for-6) and Dalton Smith of San Diego University City.

Note:
We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school baseball totals in California. 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, May 12; includes some games as of Wednesday, May 16; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)


Brady Aiken (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego)

The promising sophomore shut out Coronado in the Dons’ 5-0 Western League with 13 strikeouts in six innings. He has helped Cathedral Catholic to the No. 2 state ranking in Division III so far this season.

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Cal-Hi Sports Baseball State Stat Stars

May, 11, 2012
5/11/12
11:00
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Being a stat star is one thing, but S.F. Washington’s Christopher Hau put together his big game at AT&T Park. Also among this week’s best is pitcher Cody Valdez, who threw an eight-inning no-hitter and lost.

Note: We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school baseball totals in California. 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, May 5; includes some games as of Wednesday, May 9; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

T.J. Briggs (Freedom, Oakley)
He pitched six innings of two-hit ball and also drove in four runs in a 7-1 win over Antioch.

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Cal-Hi Sports Softball State Stat Stars

May, 10, 2012
5/10/12
11:42
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Marjani Knighten of Fullerton Sunny Hills leads the pack with three homers as part of a 5-for-5 outing. Others among the best include L.A. Lincoln’s Angelica Felix and Monache’s Kaitlyne Thompson.

Note: We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school softball totals in California. 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, May 5; includes some games as of Wednesday, May 9; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

Dani Albini (San Marin, Novato)
In a 1-0 win over San Rafael, she tossed her first complete-game no-hitter this season (11 strikeouts) to go with three one-hitters and six two-hitters for the 17-1 Mustangs.

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Cal-Hi Sports Softball State Stat Stars

May, 4, 2012
5/04/12
12:55
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Homers still piling up for hitting phenom Sierra Romero of Vista Murrieta. Others among this week’s best include Los Al’s Laufou, Hart’s Ziese and Millbrae Mills’ Giusti.

Note:
We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school softball totals in California. 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, April 28; includes some games as of Wednesday, May 2; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

Lindsey Chalmers (California, San Ramon)
The Grizzlies’ sophomore pitcher that gave Cal-Hi Sports No. 3 Amador Valley of Pleasanton some trouble two weeks ago, gave Livermore even more trouble, tossing a one-hitter in a 4-0 victory.

Sophia Chiavatti (Foothill, Santa Ana)
Despite having just two hits in two official at bats, she managed to drive in six runs with a grand-slam home run and had a two-run double in the team’s 11-7 loss to El Modena of Orange.

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Cal-Hi Sports Baseball State Stat Stars

May, 4, 2012
5/04/12
12:52
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Fresno’s Hawkins sets section homer record in same game his coach gets win No. 600. Week’s best also includes another coach winning 800th game plus second no-hitter for Beckman’s Kaprielian and perfect games for Pleasant Grove’s Stilwell, East Union's Swift.

Note: We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school baseball totals in California. 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, April 28; includes some games as of Wednesday, May 2; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)


Paul Blackburn (Heritage, Brentwood)
With the Cal-Hi Sports caravan there to see his match-up with Cal-Hi Sports No. 9 state-ranked Deer Valley of Antioch and its Cal State Fullerton-bound ace Ricky Delgado, it was Blackburn that did the roasting and toasting. Despite an illustrious career that earned him a spot on the Oakland Athletics Area Code Games roster last summer, he had never pitched a no-hitter in high school. That is until he only needed 72 pitches and faced the minimum 21 batters, in a 6-0 no-no that included eight strikeouts and two double-play grounders that erased his two walks.

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Cal-Hi Sports Softball State Stat Stars

April, 26, 2012
4/26/12
11:57
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Crescenta Valley has yet another big-time slugger in sophomore Hannah Cookson. This week's best also includes more homers from Michigan-bound Sierra Romero of Vista Murrieta, a five-RBI day that helps a coach win her 500th game and a promising freshman from Valley Christian of San Jose.

Note: We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school softball totals in California. 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, April 21; includes some games as of Wednesday, April 25; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

Marissa Chapa (Newark Memorial, Newark)
The Cougars’ ace bounced back from a loss to arch-rival and state-ranked James Logan (Union City) by pitching a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts and also contributing two RBIs in a mercy-shortened 13-3 win over Irvington of Fremont.

Hannah Cookson (Crescenta Valley, La Crescenta)
Despite being just a sophomore, this Falcons’ slugger is among the state leaders with 43 runs batted in as she hit three homers and drove in five runs in a 16-0 win over Muir of Pasadena earlier this week and then hit two home runs and drove in four runs the next day in an 8-7 win over Hoover of Glendale. Cookson's biggest slugging accomplishment this season so far, though, is the two grand slams she hit in one inning of a game last week when Crescenta Valley beat Arcadia, 18-7. The two grand slams in one inning ties a state record first set in 2005 by Brigean Murphy of Los Angeles Ribet and tied in 2008 by Delaney Willard of Camarillo. It's also believed to be a tie for a reported national record.

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Cal-Hi Sports Baseball State Stat Stars

April, 26, 2012
4/26/12
8:57
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It's back-to-back no-hitters for duo from St. Bernard of Eureka. This week's best also includes a six-hit game by San Diego Clairemont's Luke Jarvis in which he also hit for the cycle plus a clutch homer by Jack Stinn of S.F. St. Ignatius that will shake up the next state rankings.

Note: We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school baseball totals in California. 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, April 21; includes some games as of Wednesday, April 25; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

Josh Allen (Firebaugh)
It wasn’t a typo that Firebaugh defeated Avenal 42-0 in a baseball game last week. Allen went 5-for-6 at the plate in that game with five RBIs and also pitched a five-inning no-hitter with 12 strikeouts. Teammate Juan Garcia also had a career day at the plate as he scored six times and had eight RBIs.

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Cal-Hi Sports Baseball State Stat Stars

April, 19, 2012
4/19/12
10:15
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Scoring decision is the difference in Rodriguez of Fairfield pitcher not getting credit for sixth career no-hitter. Area Code standout Freddy Avis of Menlo School also is among this week’s best.

Note: We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school baseball totals in California. 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, April 14; includes some games as of Wednesday, April 18; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

Angel Acosta (Gabrielino, San Gabriel)

Make it three no-hitters for the season for Acosta, who notched No. 3 on Wednesday of this week in a 8-0 win over South El Monte. Acosta, who also drove in a pair of runs with his bat, struck out 10 batters and raised his career strikeout total to more than 400.

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