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Cal-Hi Sports Baseball Coach of the Year

June, 18, 2012
California high school baseballEl Capitan H.S./ESPNHSEl Capitan's Steve Vickery won his 600th game in 2011 season.
State honor goes to retiring Steve Vickery from El Capitan of Lakeside. He guided team to first 30-win season and leaves as the second-winningest coach in CIF San Diego Section history. Rick Lepire, Greg Largent also are named for large schools, small schools.

Contributing: Mark Tennis, Paul Muyskens

In 33 years of coaching high school baseball, El Capitan of Lakeside head coach Steve Vickery has won many awards, including the 2011 California Interscholastic Federation Model Coach award and the 2011 California Baseball Coaches Association Coach of the Year honors. He's also going into a national baseball coaching hall of fame later this summer.

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Final State Division Baseball Rankings

June, 11, 2012
California high school baseballScott Kurtz/ESPNHSJames Marvel led Campolindo to 2012 CIF North Coast Section Division II title.
Cal-Hi Sports’ mythical champs for 2012 are Vista (D1), Campolindo (D2), Cathedral Catholic (D3), Escalon (D4) and Desert Christian of Lancaster (D5).

This year’s only repeat winner as a Cal-Hi Sports divisional state team of the year in baseball is Escalon in Division IV. Both Campolindo (D2) and Cathedral Catholic (D3) also have been No. 1 in the state previously.

For the final rankings, five extra teams have been ranked in each division.

Here are the final divisional state rankings for the 2012 baseball season (thanks to Paul Muyskens for contributions; previous rank in parentheses; through games of Monday, June 4):

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