NFHS HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS WEEK-today honoring Announcers! click here

CCS recognizes and thanks all our Game Announcers who work all year long in support of high school student-athletes. You are all such an important part of our team! We also want to recognize those that work for us during CCS Playoffs! A hearty THANKYOU and a hand clap to the following who have been willing to use their time and talents to support our CCS playoff student-athletes and fans and who are such an IMPORTANT part of each of those contests. We couldn't do it without you! You each ARE the voice of the CCS. Thank you!

Brian Burkett Doc Brendan John Cefalu David John Chavez
Gary Dinneen Emil Dizon Mark Gemello David George
Owen Hege Bob Holmes Bob Javinsky Mike Jenkins
Randall Klein Steve Lavelle Ron Leedy Kenny Milch
Mike Navrides Andre Polizzi Gabe Ramirez Andy Robinson
Doug Rusch Mike Saso Rick Stubblefield Rob Weber
Neil Wilson      


click here to read Press Release

Baseball - Art Hunsdorfer, Salinas High School
Swimming & Diving - Dave Knochenhauer, Sequoia HIgh School
Girls Track & Field - PattiSue Plumer, Gunn High School
Boys Track & Field - Scott Chism, Harker School

CIF / Central Coast Section: Pursuing Victory with Honor
Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizensh
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Did you know you can buy tickets on-line for CCS Playoff events listed below?

Click here to skip the line and buy your tickets online for the following sports and rounds.
all sports will be available to buy before the event, please keep checking if you do not see your event listed today.(team sports are game specific, so they become available once matchups in each round are known)

-Boys Volleyball Semi Finals & Finals
-Baseball Quarter Finals, Semi Finals & Finals
-Softball Quarter Finals, Semi Finals & Finals
-Track-Semis & Finals
-Swimming & Diving-Semis & Finals

Crystal Springs showing respect, caring, citizenship to Alma Heights Christian

Hi Michael (Flynn-Crystal Springs AD),

On behalf of our school, I want to thank you and Crystal Springs Uplands on your generous donation of football uniforms. It is greatly appreciated and a blessing for our program as we are on a very limited budget. Thank you for modeling sportsmanship not only to your student body, but ours as well through this thoughtful act. We look forward to competing once again on the field this Fall.

Thanks, Mark Bermudez, CAA
Assistant Athletic Director
Head Football Coach
Alma Heights Christian High School

North Salinas and San Benito Baseball-Caring and Respect

On Saturday, April 25 North Salinas High School Frosh/Soph Baseball hosted the Balers of Hollister in a doubleheader.  There had been some rain, so the mound and plate were a little moist, but in playing condition. A Hollister parent let our Coach know he had some quick dry product in his car and donated two bags to make the diamond better for all--what a caring and kind act!!!

Jean Kinn Ashen, CMAA, CIC
North Salinas High School

CIF Announces Spirit of Sport Award Winners!
Congratulations to our two Section Winners!
click here for full press release

Jessica Matthews

Basketball - Winter
Pacific Grove High School
Principal: Mr. Matt Bell
AD: Mr. Todd Buller

Evan Lindeman

Football – Fall
Saratoga High School
Principal:  Mr. Paul Robinson
AD:  Mr. Tim Lugo


Sacred Heart Prep's
Pete Lavorato
honored by PCA


GUNN AND LELAND respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, citizenship!!!!

Hello Mrs. Lazenby Blaser,

My name is Ken Luis and I’m the head coach of Gunn High boys soccer team.

First I’d like to thank you for hosting such an exciting tournament that our boys and myself really enjoyed.  I’d also like to thank our opponents, Mountain View and Leland for tough/competitive/exciting matches that really helped our boys to grow and  improve.  In addition Palo Alto High and Valley Christian High did a wonderful job accommodating us for both of our games.  Availability of locker rooms, warm-up fields when games were delayed were much appreciated. 

Our 0-0 game last night against Leland was probably one of the most exciting and heart-wrenching games I’ve experienced without a single goal scored.  As is often the case in playoffs, our boys were gutted after our 3-2 loss in pk’s.

I felt both Gunn and Leland were physical/competitive teams and I thought our pre-season game back in December had spiraled out of control a bit.

However, I thought Troy(center referee) and his crew did an excellent job last night.  Their professionalism, composure, and experience really showed through. 

Troy did a very good job tempering the spirits of both teams and in my opinion was very judicious with yellow cards.  He also did an excellent job of talking to the players/coaches as a way of explaining what exactly he expects and will enforce.  I would even go so far as to recommend that he lead a class for newer referees for next season.

THX again and I’ll be there Saturday to cheer on Leland as well as watch the other finals.

Best, Ken Luis

Anzar & York School boys basketball displaying Pillars of Character
Respect, Responsibility, Fairness and Caring!

Dear Principal McKowen,

As a parent of a York boys basketball player, I had the pleasure of attending Anzar's last home game on Friday, February 13. At halftime, a gentleman whose name I missed (Mike McKinney, AD), explained the tradition of "Senior Night" at Anzar, honoring the senior athletes and their parents, and acknowledging their accomplishments. I was so touched and impressed when the gentleman began by first announcing the York seniors individually and calling them out to mid-court to receive applause and a gift. This was such a thoughtful, kind and sportsman-like gesture, and one I will never forget. Your team plays with great skill, but more than that, they play with heart, class, and respect for each other and their opponents. It's gratifying to see our teams together honoring the true spirit of sport.

Thank you and Go Hawks!
Best Regards, Nan Johnston

BVAL Commissioner Colette Kirk awarded a very high honor for her work on sportsmanship by PCA, please click here for more information!

Congratulations to Ms. Kirk.
She is an outstanding leader and member of our CCS family!

Please click here for more information

Notre Dame Salinas Volleyball Coach Katie Harreld is honored by becoming the 2014-2015 Model Girls Volleyball Coach.

Coach Harreld has served the student-athletes at Notre Dame Salinas as a positive role model and outstanding coach.

Congratulations to Coach Harreld on this well-deserved honor!
We are proud you are
part of the CCS team!

Aragon Football Coach and Athletic Director Steve Sell, named as 2014-2015 CIF Model Football Coach of the Year!

Coach Sell serves on numerous CCS governance committees and is an active and respected leader in the CCS membership.

Congratulations to Coach Sell on this
prestigious award!
Well Deserved!


Dear Wilcox High School,

On behalf of everyone at Los Gatos High School, we would like to share our sincerest and humble thanks for the amazing class and grace shown by your basketball teams and coaches at our games last night.  Our student body planned a “Purple Out” event in honor of an incredible young woman, Tessa Joy Davis.  Tessa passed away last month after a courageous battle with a very rare form of lung cancer.  Tessa was a LGHS senior member of our water polo and swim teams, was voted our homecoming queen, and truly just a remarkable young woman.  Her favorite color was purple.  The Wilcox team and coaches went above and beyond by wearing purple themselves.  The officials showed their support by using purple lanyards and wearing purple ribbons.  I’ve attached a photo of the moment of silence held just before tip-off of the varsity boys game.  Congratulations to Wilcox on their victory in that game.  Bigger than that, thank you to Wilcox for showing your support of our school and student-athletes during this sad and difficult time.  In a society and a game that is so competitive, it was truly beautiful to have everyone united and honoring the preciousness of life itself.  We will forever remember and be grateful for your incredible display of sportsmanship, integrity, and humility.

With heartfelt thanks and appreciation,
Shelby Edwards & the entire Wildcat family

Shelby Edwards, Athletic Director. Los Gatos HS

Respect, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship!

Good afternoon Justin,

My name is Kevin Brady and I am the Athletic Director at Westmoor High School.
I wanted to let you know how impressed I was with your girls basketball coaching staff last night and especially proud of your players
We had one of our girls injure her ankle badly enough that we decided to call an ambulance for transport, in an attempt 
to prevent further damage to the injury. From the time she went down to the time help arrived and she was taken out  of the gym,
I would estimate a full 30 minutes had transpired. The entire time she was being attended too, your student athletes remained quiet
and respectful allowing for the full focus to be on caring for our student. Only after she was secured and ready to be taken out of the
gym by emergency personnel, each and every HMB coach and player walked over one by one to touch our injured player's shoulder and express
their support for her.

It was an AMAZING show of SPORTSMANSHIP and in my opinion was everything that high school athletics should be!
Your kids were a class act and I was proud to witness their display of class and sportsmanship first hand last night.

I wish you the best of luck the rest of your school year for all your programs and please thank your coach and team on behalf of Westmoor.

Kind regards, Kevin Brady, Athletic Director. Westmoor High School

p.s.  Our player's XRAY was negative so at this point it is being called a “severe sprain”. She will have an MRI when swelling goes
down to determine if the ligaments were torn or damaged. We will cross that bridge as it comes but at this point it is all good news!

Coaching hoops, teaching life

Salinas Californian Dennis L. Taylor 5:03 p.m. PST January 30, 2015

Congratulations Coach Gil, Alisal High School
Alisal head basketball coach Jose Gil during a game against Everett Alvarez on Jan. 7 at Alisal High School in Salinas.(Photo: Juan Villa/The Salinas Californian)
Friends and colleagues of Jose Gil say he is the ultimate professional. He conducts himself with grace, treating people with respect and demanding it in return, and he breathes confidence. No wonder those values rub off on the kids at the Gil Basketball Academy.
Gil is receiving this year’s Spirit of the Community award from the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon scheduled for Feb. 26 at Sherwood Hall.

Click here for the full story

FOOTBALL SCHOOLS-Practice Like Pros Clinics February 4-5.
You have been asking about this information--CIF hosting Free Training!
Every CCS School with a football program SHOULD be represented at this Important Event!

Happy New Year. I hope all of you had a great holiday. Please find below the Press Release and RSVP information for the Practice Like Pros Clinics that CIF will be conducting on February 4-5. The clinic is free but EACH ATTENDEE must RSVP so that CIF knows the numbers to expect at each venue. The date, time and venue information for each location is included in both the press release and the RSVP form. A review of AB 2127 and the corresponding CIF policies will also be reviewed at these clinics. Schools are welcome to bring more than one coach but CIF asks that they submit a form for each person attending. Principals and ADs are also welcome to RSVP for the clinic.

Press Release

Registration Form

Ron Nocetti, CAA, Ed.D.
Associate Executive Director
California Interscholastic Federation


In our field hockey game last Friday, the varsity team scored a goal which was called back (not awarded). Our 3 varsity captains, Janaye Sakkas, Andi Pappas and Mallory Strom
quickly and politely asked the ref the reason for the ruling. The ref stated the ball could not be lifted more than 18" on the initial hit. Our captains stated that it was not a hit, but instead a flick
which is allowed and the discussion continued. The ref who made the call consulted the other ref and there was more discussion between the captains and the refs. I was impressed as to the level
of detail our players understood the rules and were able to communicate about them with the refs. I believe the call was erroneous, but the final ruling was not in our favor. However, I was so
proud of our captains for handling the situation in such a "professional" and respectful manner. (As a coach, I would like to think that the captain trainings that we have several times each season contributed to this!)
We accepted the decision of the refs. Monta Vista truly "honored the game" with their sportsmanship.

Coach Denise Eachus, Varsity Field Hockey Coach, Monta Vista High School


North Salinas High School would like to THANK Monterey High School Volleyball, PSI, and the two officials that officiated our "Dig Pink" Volleyball Match on Tuesday, October 14.
Kim Reeder and Leo Hermoso were notified that it would be a Dig Pink match and were very accommodating with our pink shirts and identifying our libero. 
Also, at the pregame meeting Kim Reeder presented a pink bracelet to all the captains and coaches.  It was very generous and touching. Monterey also presented a beautiful
pink hair tie to all the Vikings. 
NSHS lost a former staff member to breast cancer last week and we honored her memory throughout the evening and it was made even more special by our guests. 
Thank you to all who were involved and let's keep fighting the fight!

Jean Kinn Ashen, North Salinas Athletic Director

Scotts Valley Falcons travel to Etna to play some fooball and attend some school.

They extended their travels to deliver goods that they had gathered to help the fire victims...

"The Scotts Valley High football team is lending a helping hand to the Boles Fire victims and is asking for donations to help the cause.

The Falcons are in the process of gathering supplies to deliver in person. They plan to deliver the goods Oct. 4, the day after the Falcons play a nonleague, road game at Etna, which is located just south of the Oregon border and 30 miles west of Weed."
click here for full story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel

TRUSTWORTHINESS, RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, FAIRNESS, CARING AND CITIZENSHIP not just on the field, but in their own community and those far from them! We are proud of the Falcons Football Program, players, cheerleaders, coaches, and families!

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Scotts Valley Falcons Football Team and Cheerleaders in Etna CA
Delivering Donations to Fire Victims

Aptos, St. Francis CCC and Scotts Valley

All Six Pillars of Character! Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship

Eric: (Scotts Valley Cross Country Coach)
My daughter does not go to your school. Today when she raced at Pinto Lake she gave up towards the end, where your team took camp. I wasn't expecting to see the act I witnessed. A majority of the Scott's Valley Cross Country team stood to their feet and cheered for my daughter to not give up and keep going. Several encouraging words and cheers for a runner on the opposing team. It was just what she needed to get to the finish line.
The reason I decided to write this letter is because in today's society good behavior goes unrecognized. Your team has made a fan out of me. I will always cheer for my daughters team and as of today I will be on the sidelines cheering for your team as well.
Thank you,
Nickey Dillard


The San Mateo Union High School District Board of Trustees voted tonight to name the track at Aragon High School after Bill Daskarolis. This is a most wonderful honor. Bill has been the track and cross-country coach at Aragon for more than 50 years. He is a true gentleman and a great friend to me. I am so proud of him for receiving this honor.

Submitted by Mark Foyer, Half Moon Bay Review

Bill has worked tirelessly for all the CCS student-athletes in working at and helping with the CCS Cross Country and Track Championships for decades...We couldn't do it without folks like Bill. Congratulations on an honor well-deserved Bill on behalf of the thousands of student-athletes that your dedication supported without many of them ever knowing you sacrificed your time and talents for their benefit. We love working with Bill!

CCS Commissioner, Nancy Lazenby Blaser

Christopher and Aptos High School, Respect, Fairness, Caring!

Dear Coach Daley: (Christopher High School Freshman Football Coach)

I wanted to commend one of your (Christopher HS) players. My coaches (Aptos HS) and I went to Chevy's last week after our game and one of your (Christopher HS) players came in. He was not wearing any Christopher gear or anything else to identify him as a member of your team so we would never have realized he was there if not for the fact that he made a point of coming up to us and congratulating us on our win. It was excellent to see such a sense of sportsmanship. We were unable to get his name but he said he was number 20 (I believe) and played noseguard.

Thanks again for a great game. I look forward to reconnecting next year.

Scott Russo, Head Coach, Freshman Football, Aptos High School



The NFHS Network is thrilled to introduce our newest show: West Coast Football Fridays.  If you enjoy watching NFL RedZone, then you are going to love West Coast Football Fridays.  Each week this fall, West Coast Football Fridays brings you highlights, feature stories, commentary and live look-ins on games from around the Western Region.  Join the conversation with high school football’s best new show using the hashtag #WCFF.

West Coast Football Fridays will feature a brand new segment on our SBP schools.  Each week we will select one lucky SBP school and showcase a five minute video segment on their School Broadcast Program.  This segment will also feature a live look-in on our SBP schools across the West Coast.  This national show may just look-in on your student produced broadcast, so be sure to bring your “A” game.

Here is the link to our inaugural show.  West Coast Football Fridays is scheduled to air at 7:30 pm (PST) and will run up to 10:00 pm (PST).

… West Coast Football Fridays… it’s on!


Sean Hennessy
West Coast Territory Manager | NFHS Network
Mobile: 619.408.2853 | Email: sean.hennessy@playonsports.com
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @nfhsnetwork


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