High-SchoolCalifornia: Saugus

Final Cal-Hi Sports Softball Top 30

June, 9, 2012
California high school softball,Cal-Hi Sports Athlete of the WeekJohn T. Thorsen/ESPNHSRoyal pitcher Nancy Bowling shows intensity in recent outing.
No surprise with Norco sitting at No. 1, but rounding out the final top five are James Logan of Union City, Amador Valley of Pleasanton, Chino Hills and Archbishop Mitty.

This week’s final top 20 state softball rankings were expanded to 30 teams in all. This gives us the opportunity to write more comments about additional teams and players. Still to come are the final state softball rankings according to our traditional five divisions.

(Through games played Saturday, June 2)
(Contributing: Harold Abend, Paul Muyskens)
(Previous ranking in parentheses)

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Cal-Hi Sports Girls State Stat Stars

March, 1, 2012
Archived Cal-Hi Sports content from previous platform

Sophomore from Santa Cruz shines in CCS playoffs. Also among hoop’s best of the week is Marin Catholic’s Claire Renk. Softball star, meanwhile, makes news by getting a hit in her first game as member of school’s baseball team.

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 softball 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)

MacKenzie Conarro (St. Francis, Sacramento)
Her 33 points was a team-high, but it was not enough for the defending CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I champions to pick up a playoff win as they suffered a 70-57 loss to Kennedy of Sacramento.

Nirra Fields (Mater Dei, Santa Ana)
An expected close game against previously undefeated Santiago of Corona turned into a rout as she scored 27 points and the Monarchs defeated the Sharks 71-32 in the CIFSS Division IAA semifinals on Tuesday. Earlier in the playoffs, Fields had games of 31 and 41 points.

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