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All-league football teams announced

The Imperial Valley League football champion Brawley Union High School Wildcats garnered numerous awards when the league announced its 2021 All-IVL offensive and defensive teams. Coach of the Year honors went to veteran Brawley Head Coach Jon Self. His team included the Offensive Player of the Year, and eight All-IVL...
BRAWLEY, CA
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San Diego Section high school football championship preview: Breaking down Divisions 1-5

Here’s a look at the five CIF San Diego Section football championship games coming up this Friday and Saturday. Two of the county’s most storied programs have surprisingly only met once, a 1954 matchup that saw Helix win 31-0. The Highlanders and Hornets are not strangers to championship games, Helix winning the Open Division Championship in 2019 while Lincoln lost in the Division 1 game.
ANAHEIM, CA
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Holtville, Central lead all-league volleyball squads

The 2021 volleyball season was a season of firsts. This was true for the Holtville High School Vikings, for the Central High Spartans, and for the game itself, as volleyball was the only sport not to compete in the COVID-19 pandemic short seasons in spring 2020.
HOLTVILLE, CA
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Lady Tigers soccer outlasted by Desert Mirage

IMPERIAL - The Imperial High School Lady Tigers stepped out to Shimamoto Simpson Stadium for their second soccer home game of the season Tuesday, Nov. 23, versus Desert Mirage in a match where the visitors executed a 4-2 come-from-behind victory. Imperial sported their home reds and came out blazing hot...
IMPERIAL, CA
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BOYS BASKETBALL: Bulldogs Open With Easy Wins

CALEXICO — With five players back from its 2020 CIF-San Diego Section Division IV championship team, the Calexico High School boys basketball team is hoping to make another long postseason run, only this time it’ll have to come in Division II. The Bulldogs, despite only playing three regular-season games during...
CALEXICO, CA
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BOYS SOCCER: Tough Schedule Preps Bulldogs for D1 Play

CALEXICO — The Calexico High School boys soccer team is the highest-rated team of any sport at any school in the Imperial Valley, playing in CIF-San Diego Section Division I. In order to prepare for that level of play, head coach Javier Bernal has put together a tough nonleague schedule for the Bulldogs.
CALEXICO, CA
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Holtville alum Jimenez shines for San Diego Mesa

The cross-country season turned out better than Alan Jimenez expected. The Holtville High School graduate raced so well that he earned all-conference and all-region honors as a freshman for San Diego Mesa College.
SAN DIEGO, CA
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Vote now: Who should be SBLive’s Southern California High School Athlete of the Week (Nov. 15-21)?

Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Southern California High School Athlete of the Week for Nov. 15-21 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Sunday at 11:59 p.m and the winner will be announced Monday, Nov. 29. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email sblive-social@scorebooklive.com or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveca.
ANAHEIM, CA
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BOYS SOCCER: Vikings Open With 4 Straight Wins

HOLTVILLE — The Holtville High School boys soccer team is off to a hot start with four straight wins in the opening week, all part of the Southwest Soccer Tournament that gives local teams a chance to play numerous games. Sophomore Juan Carlos Rodriguez is a big reason for the...
HOLTVILLE, CA
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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Vikings Open with Blowout

HOLTVILLE — The defending Imperial Valley League champion Holtville High girls basketball team opened its season on Friday, Nov. 19, with a 40-21 victory over El Capitan High of Lakeside here. It’s the second time in three years the Vikings have hosted the CIF-San Diego Section Division I Vaqueros in...
HOLTVILLE, CA
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What happened in the third week of 2021 San Diego Section high school football playoffs? Here’s everything you need to know

OPEN DIVISION (Bracket) No. 2 Cathedral Catholic used a dominant offensive performance to take down No. 1 Carlsbad, 48-19. Cathedral Catholic running back Lucky Sutton rushed for 269 yards and three touchdowns. The Dons will have a week off before finding out their opponent in the CIF State regional playoffs next Sunday.
BLYTHE, CA
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CROSS COUNTRY: Vikings’ Reyna Makes State Meet

SAN DIEGO — From despair to celebration, Holtville High School junior Julian Reyna experienced a wide range of emotions at the CIF-San Diego Section Division V cross country championships at Morley Field here on Saturday, Nov. 20. For state championship qualifying purposes, all runners from the top-three teams qualify and...
SAN DIEGO, CA
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Horseshoe players pitch in to help city

BRAWLEY — A group of about 14 seniors and other community volunteers gathered at this city's Hinojosa Park Friday morning to continue work on restoring six horseshoe courts. Former City Councilwoman Helen Noriega said she was approached recently by Sal Perez, a local retiree who is a regular user of the courts as a member of the Six 'em horseshoe club. Perez reportedly advised Noriega the courts had fallen into severe disrepair and asked for her help in approaching the city about restoring them.
BRAWLEY, CA
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CROSS COUNTRY: Bulldogs Struggle at CIF D1 Meet

SAN DIEGO — The Calexico High School girls cross country team finished 15th at the CIF-San Diego Section Division I cross country championships at Morley Field here on Saturday, Nov. 20. After a second-place finish at the Imperial Valley League Finals, the Bulldogs failed to get any girls in the...
SAN DIEGO, CA
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FOOTBALL: Bulldogs’ Cinderella Season Ends

SAN DIEGO — The dream season for the Calexico High School football team has ended. The sixth-seeded Bulldogs, who reached the CIF-San Diego Division V semifinals on Friday, Nov. 19, for the first time in school history, came up short at No. 2-seeded Mission Bay, 41-7. Bulldogs’ second-year head coach...
CALEXICO, CA
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Calexico's playoff run ends with 41-7 loss to Mission Bay

SAN DIEGO — Unable to capitalize on early opportunities, the Calexico High Bulldog football team saw the Mission Bay High Buccaneers dominate the second half of their CIF-San Diego Section Division V semifinal to claim a 41-7 victory Friday night. The sixth-seeded Bulldogs were making their first-ever appearance in a...
CALEXICO, CA
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Power ranking the last 17 unbeaten teams in California high school football: Can Corona Centennial upset Mater Dei?

We’re now in Week 13 of the California high school football season, and 17 teams across the state are left unbeaten. All of them have already secured league titles and undefeated regular seasons, and another couple wins will cement undefeated section title runs for all of them. Some of them, however, will have to go through each other in order to make it happen.
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Calexico's Solano played the cards he was dealt into a winning hand

History will be made tonight when the Calexico Bulldog football team takes the field against the Mission Bay Buccaneers in a CIF-San Diego Section Division V semifinal football game. The game will mark the first time in over a century of playing, the first Calexico football season being 1915, that...
CALEXICO, CA