NEW FAB 50: Spring Playoff Time!


California energy Mater Dei loses its first sport and loses a key participant for the playoffs, which opens the door up for an additional Golden State crew this week within the newest FAB 50 Nationwide Workforce Rankings powered by California nonetheless has 4 weeks of playoffs remaining, whereas the New York Catholic Excessive Colleges Athletic Affiliation will wrap up this week.

By Ronnie Flores

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The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Part launched its open division pool play matchups on Sunday and there have been some surprises, however not on the prime. Sierra Canyon, led by junior Amari Bailey, secured the highest seed within the CIFSS Open Division playoffs by closing out the common season with a 88-76 victory over Heritage Christian (Northridge, Calif.) on Saturday.

That sport basically knocked Heritage Christian out of the eight-team area comprised of two, four-team swimming pools. Whomever wins every pool will play for the CIFSS open championship on the house website of the best remaining seed.

The query was, who was going to be the No. 8 seed to open up towards the Trailblazers? To our shock, that crew ended up being St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.), which final week handed Trinity League rival Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) its first lack of the common season, as the 2 groups cut up video games in league play. That loss knocked the Monarchs out of this week’s FAB 50 after they got here into the sport ranked No. 33.

The Monarchs did win their thirty third consecutive outright or shared league title, however within the course of misplaced Nebraska-bound Wilhelm Breidenbach for the post-season. He was injured in a win over St. Augustine (San Diego, Calif.) on Might 15 on the Nike Extravaganza and didn’t play versus St. John Bosco. We figured Mater Dei can be seeded above Bosco, however are shocked by the Braves’ No. 8 seed. We don’t really feel they’ve the weakest resume of the eight groups within the area nor the weakest roster.

The brand new crew on this week for Mater Dei (which shall be judged within the playoffs for the crew it has on the ground, not the one which went 26-1 through the common season) is No. 2 seed Centennial (Corona, Calif.) at No. 45. The Huskies solely misplaced one common season sport to No. 37 Torrey Pines (San Diego, Calif.), which is the favourite to win the CIF San Diego Part open crown. Torrey Pines would get its crack on the prime CIFSS groups within the SoCal Regional playoffs, which start June 15.

Mater Dei acquired the third seed (which makes Bosco’s No. 8 much more stunning) with Etiwanda (Calif.) grabbing the No. 4 seed. Ribet Academy, which has hung out within the FAB 50 and solely misplaced to Centennial in additional time, is the No. 5 seed. The No. 6 seed in Damien (La Verne, Calif.), which misplaced twice to Etiwanda in league play, with gifted Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood, Calif.) grabbing the No. 7 seed.

The primary pool play video games are scheduled for Might 28, the second set (1 vs. 5, 4 vs. 8 in pool A and a couple of vs. 6 and three vs. 7 in pool B) June 1 and the ultimate set (1 vs. 4, 5 vs. 8 in pool A and a couple of vs. 3 and 6 vs. 7 in pool B) June 4.

CHSAA Spring Tourney Finals Set

The New York Catholic Excessive Colleges Athletic Affiliation (CHSAA) Spring Event concludes its six-week run of video games that salvaged a season for New York parochial faculties this week. On Thursday it is going to be FAB 50 bubble membership Cardinal Hayes (Bronx, N.Y.) taking over bubble membership Xavieran (Brooklyn, N.Y.) for the Class AA title within the Kevin Pigott / Ray Nash Division Championship.

Each groups have been the No. 2 seed of their respective division and enter the title sport with an identical 5-1 data. Each groups misplaced their first pool play sport, and each wanted additional time to win their fifth consecutive sport on Monday within the event semifinals.

Cardinal Hayes defeated St. Francis Prep (Recent Meadows, N.Y.) in OT, 60-57, because the Terriers misplaced their first sport of the event. Tobe Awaka led the way in which for Hayes in its semifinal victory with 25 factors.

Dropped Out: Earlier No. 33 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.).

Bubble Groups:  Archbishop Stepinac (White Plains, N.Y.) 8-3; Ardrey Kell (Charlotte, N.C.) 10-1; Atascocita (Humble, Texas) 24-3; Blue Ridge (St. George, Va.) 15-0; Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) 17-7; Cardinal Hayes (Bronx, N.Y.) 5-1****; Catalina Foothills (Tuscon, Ariz.) 19-1; Catholic Central (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 20-0; Central (Little Rock, Ark.) 23-5; Chaminade (St. Louis, Mo.) 22-2; Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village, Col.) 17-1; Cleveland (Rio Rancho, N.M.) 14-1; Creighton Prep (Omaha, Neb.) 23-3; Davis (Kaysville, Utah) 22-4; Del Metropolis (Del Metropolis, Okla.) 22-4; DePaul Faculty Prep (Chicago, In poor health.) 14-2; Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, Wash.) 0-0; Edmond Memorial (Edmond, Okla.) 17-2; Elizabethtown (Elizabethtown, Ky.) 22-3; Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) 0-2***; Inexperienced Run (Virginia Seaside, Va.) 9-1; Highlands (Ft. Thomas, Ky.) 30-4; Imhotep Constitution (Philadelphia, Pa.) 14-0; Jefferson (Portland, Ore.) 0-0; John Carroll (Bel Air, Md.) 11-5; Kickapoo (Springfield, Mo.) 28-2; La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.) 10-10; Las Cruces (Las Cruces, N.M.) 14-1; Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) 26-1****; Mentor (Mentor, Ohio) 25-1; Richardson (Richardson, Texas) 25-2; Ribet Academy (Los Angeles, Calif.) 11-1****; Roselle Catholic (Roselle, N.J.) 12-3; South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, Texas) 21-1; Starkville (Starkville, Miss.) 21-3; St. Francis Prep (Recent Meadows, N.Y.) 5-1; Stone Bridge (Ashburn, Va.) 16-1; St. Catherine’s (Racine, Wis.) 28-1; St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.) 15-1; St. Mary’s (Pheonix, Ariz.) 20-1; Thunderidge (Highlands Ranch, Col.) 13-2; Vashon (St. Louis, Mo.) 15-1**; Waxahachie (Waxahachie, Texas) 20-3; Westlake (Saratoga Springs, Utah) 21-4; Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) 27-5; Whitney Younger (Chicago, In poor health.) 15-1; Wilson (West Garden, Pa.) 20-2; Xaverian (Brooklyn, N.Y.) 5-1****.

Notice: The FAB 50 powered by is a continuation of the Nationwide Sports activities Information Service rankings that started in 1952. These have been the primary nationwide highschool rankings and the late Artwork Johlfs of Minnesota compiled them. They have been compiled for a few years by the late Barry Sollenberger of Phoenix, who merged them into the FAB 50 21 years in the past.

Ronnie Flores is the nationwide Grassroots editor of He may be reached at Don’t neglect to observe him on Twitter: @RonMFlores2


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