High-SchoolCalifornia: Elk Grove

New Cal-Hi Sports Football Top 25

August, 27, 2012
Writeups are deeper and offer more analysis than ever before. This week’s newcomers are led by St. Bonaventure and Bishop Amat. Elk Grove and Westlake among highest risers.

Thanks to Paul Muyskens and Harold Abend for contributing information and writeups. All rankings through games played Saturday night, Aug. 25. Check back later this week for Week 1 CIF State Bowl Game rankings and for State Stat Stars of the Week. If you check back and no longer see Cal-Hi Sports content on an ESPN page, please go to our twitter page @CalHiSports or our Facebook page for updates.

1. (1) DE LA SALLE (CONCORD) 0-0
Why This Ranking:
The Spartans, preseason No. 1 in the state due to the best senior talent on defense they’ve ever had and winners of the last three CIF Open Division bowl games, should be No. 1 in the state until another California school beats them. It doesn’t matter what national ranking compilers say since none of them live even close to California.
Weekend Result: Did not play.
Up Next: The Spartans travel to meet No. 6 Bellarmine (San Jose) Friday at San Jose City College. De La Salle won in double-overtime when the two parochial powers met last season.

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Part 3: Cal-Hi Sports Preseason 50

August, 15, 2012
California high school footballMark Tennis/ESPNHSAndrew Moore and Mana Pauu showed flashes of great play for Servite in 2011.
Servite still has running game to challenge for CIFSS Pac-Five title, Oceanside looks for a return to the top of the San Diego Section while Rancho Cucamonga may have more D1 defensive recruits than anyone. Check this post as well for the rest of the top 25.

With contributions from Harold Abend and Paul Muyskens, here are the teams ranked from No. 11 through No. 25 in the Cal-Hi Sports preseason overall state football rankings (listed with last year’s win-loss record and coach’s record if available):

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All-State Baseball: Underclass

June, 30, 2012
California high school baseballScott Kurtz/ESPNHSRyan 'Rowdy" Tellez is a slugging star for Elk Grove.
First group of honorees for the 2012 Cal-Hi Sports all-state baseball teams is for non-seniors. We have a first team of 30 players and a second team of 20 more.

State Team of the Year Vista and Division II State Team of the Year Campolindo of Moraga might be very good again next season if selections to the 2012 Cal-Hi Sports all-state baseball underclass teams are a barometer.

Both Vista and Campolindo landed three players each among the 50 who were either named first team or second team. Other schools to collect more than one player chosen are Elk Grove, El Toro, Harvard-Westlake, Rancho Bernardo and Willow Glen.

Here are the 2012 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Baseball Underclass Teams:

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Elk Grove stops surging Valley Christian of San Jose and jumps from No. 20 to No. 6 in this week’s rankings.

Other highlights from this week’s baseball rankings include:

J.W. North of Riverside and Huntington Beach staying No. 1 and No. 2.

Clovis West and Campolindo impressing at Central California Showcase, but previous No. 6 Buchanan losing twice.

Beckman, Long Beach Wilson going in as newcomers behind top pitchers James Kaprielian and Chase Dejong.

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