• October 16, 2021

California high school state championships

Mater Dei beat Berkeley to take the Division I title, which seems to make them national champions of sorts, as they’ve been ranked first all season.

In Division II, it was St. Mary’s over Rialto for their seventh state title.

Santa Maria St. Joseph defeated Bishop O’Dowd for the Division III crown.

Winward overcame Albany St. Mary’s for the Division IV championship.

Los Altos Hills Pinewood took the Division V title with a victory over Playa del Rey St. Bernard.

And at least one California Interscholastic Federation commissioner thinks the open division in state basketball should end:

And Pete Saco, commissioner of the Sac-Joaquin Section, told the Sacramento Bee that he endorses a plan to add an open division to the existing state tournament, putting all the top private and public schools in a division to fight it out.

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