SBLive California Podcast: Previewing the St. John Bosco vs. Mater Dei football showdown

In this week’s episode of the SBLive California Podcast, Connor Morrissette, Lance Smith and Bodie DeSilva preview the No. 1 St. John Bosco vs. No. 2 Mater Dei football showdown, which will be the last game in the CIF Southern Section this spring.

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Softball star KJ Hopfer shining on the baseball diamond with Ocosta High School: ‘She has the best swing on the team’

Hopfer joined the baseball team during her sophomore season, and delivered one of the biggest hits of 2019. Now, she is a stalwart as a senior.

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Watch: Peyton Woodyard, Emari Pait headline Top 10 plays from Week 5 of California high school football season

The fifth week of the 2021 spring high school football season in California featured dozens of big plays from across the state. We combed through as many as we could find and ranked the Top 10 plays from games played April 1-3.

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Top 10 Southern California high school football games to watch in Week 6 (April 15-17): Mater Dei vs. St. John Bosco takes center stage

It’s the last week of high school football for most of Southern California, and the slate of games in Week 6 is the best of the season — headlined by. No. 1 St. John Bosco vs. No. 2 Mater Dei.

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Southern California high school football: Top stars, best performances in Week 5 of 2021 season

Several teams in SBLive’s Southern Section Top 25 rankings had big wins led by No. 2 Mater Dei taking down No. 13 Santa Margarita 49-13 and No. 16 Vista Murrieta defeating Murrieta Valley, 51-41.

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Report: NCAA to end recruiting dead period on June 1

As a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the dead period has been extended several times and spanned 13 months since the NCAA instituted it in March of 2020.

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Former UConn coach Kevin Ollie joins Overtime Elite, upstart pro league for top teenage basketball prospects

Former UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie has signed on as head coach and director of player development for Overtime Elite, a professional basketball league for high-level prospects between ages 16 and 18.

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CIF Southern Section announces high school playoffs will return for basketball, baseball and other season 2 sports

After canceling the playoffs for Season 1 sports in January, the Southern Section announced that there will be a postseason for Season 2 sports in a release on Monday.

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