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California

August 1, 2018

California high school sports participation hits all-time high

Sacramento, Calif. — High school sports participation continues to increase in California and is at an all-time high for the sixth consecutive year according to the 2018 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Sports Participation Survey. Up b...


February 9, 2018

Calif. fourth state to consider minimum age for tackle football

A pair of California lawmakers have introduced a bill that would set a minimum age for kids to participate in tackle football. California is the fourth state this year to consider such legislation, joining Maryland, Illinois and New York. Californ...


August 15, 2017

Lawsuit claims benching player was equivalent to bullying

A lawsuit filed by a former California high school baseball player claims that being benched by his coach was the equivalent of bullying. Robbie Lopez and his parents are seeking at least $150,000 in the lawsuit against Lopez's former coach, Gabri...


September 13, 2016

College football player suspended five years for knocking out referee

A California community college football player has been suspended five years after an incident last weekend where he knocked a referee out cold during a game. [caption id="attachment_17505" align="alignright" width="273"] Screenshot via YouTube, A...


January 28, 2016

Calif. prep basketball player allegedly attacks spectator

A 17-year-old California high school basketball player was taken into custody by police Tuesday after allegedly going into the stands following a game and attacking a spectator. CBSLA reports that the confrontation took place following a varsity b...


January 27, 2016

California approves ‘competitive equity’ playoff overhaul

High school playoffs in the California Interscholastic Federation's Southern Section are about to take on a new look. The CIF-SS today approved a new "competitive equity" format that overhauls how playoff teams in all sports are grouped into divi...


December 22, 2015

Judge allows lawsuit against Pop Warner to proceed

A California judge has ruled that a negligence lawsuit against Pop Warner can proceed to trial, a significant blow to the league that oversees hundreds of thousands of youth football players nationwide. The lawsuit was filed by the mother of Donno...


November 11, 2015

Winless California HS football team makes postseason

A California high school football team that lost every game during the regular season has advanced to the playoffs, a result of the state athletic association's controversial playoff formula. [caption id="attachment_14568" align="alignleft" width=...