Category Archives: Basketball

2017: George (Bud) Milke, Legendary South Bay Coach

Bud Milke was on the bench as a head coach for 500-plus basketball games in his career, more than half at Mar Vista High and Castle Park, and rolled with the deathless prose of Grantland Rice: “For when the One more »

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1950-51: Wanted: Triple-A Road Maps

The twists and turns of the season weren’t so much about the drama of last-minute shots and frenetic finishes but of quirky schedules, odd venues, and some World War II-like travel. Coronado and Chula Vista met in the Metropolitan League’s more »

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1954-55: The Saints Get Some Glory

St. Augustine felt better about itself, assuaging some of the long-standing frustration from thwarted attempts to secure a league affiliation. The small, independent Catholic entity that opened its doors in 1922 enjoyed an in-your-face season and earned the first playoff more »

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2016-17: Saints Rise to No. 6 in Final Ratings

Another good season of San Diego Section basketball is in the books. St. Augustine finished sixth in the final, expanded Cal-Hi Sports listing of the top 40 teams in the state and the Mission Hills girls were seventh in rankings of the more »

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1953-54: Spartans Footballers Get Basketball Legs

All coach Clarence Burton and the Chula Vista Spartans needed was the rounding into shape of several football players fresh off the CIF Southern Section small schools championship. The Spartans started slowly in December while Chet DeVore’s gridders were engaged more »

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1943-44: Ivan the Terrible, Not

An otherwise quiet, ho-hum campaign shortened by war was energized in the season’s last game. Ivan Robinson, the younger brother of 1941-42 San Diego star Ermer Robinson, scored 38 points, including 25 in the second half of a 70-23, season-ending victory more »

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1941-42: Season Survives After Pearl Harbor

San Diego High players weren’t thinking of tomorrow. They were more interested in savoring a 27-24 victory at Coronado as the team boarded the ferry for the short ride back to the docking slip near Pacific Highway and Market Street. more »

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2016-17 Week 9: Saints Figure to be Wary in First Round

St Augustine finished No. 1 in the Union-Tribune regular-season poll, is the San Diego Section’s No. 1 seed in the Open Division playoffs, and is 11th in the state, according to Cal-Hi Sports as the Saints await No. 8 seed more »

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1946-47: Cardinals, Hillers Busy

The CIF Southern Section was flourishing with competition. Wartime travel restrictions were a thing of the past.  There were games and more games, multiple tournaments, and big crowds. Hoover, 13-6 in 19 games in the 1945-46 season, jumped to 33, more »

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2016-17 Week 7: Here Come the Power Ratings

The invitationals and shootouts are  complete, league play is winding down, and the CIF Power Ratings are coming to the forefront. As happened last season and will  again, the eight leading teams in the power ratings  in the San Diego Section will more »

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