Former NFL star Tim McDonald agrees to become the new head football coach at Edison High of Fresno. By Bryant-Jon Anteola (Fresno Bee)
School athletic directors wrestle with the dilemma of outings with coaches in the aftermath of student-athlete's death at Arroyo Valley High. By John Murphy (San Bernardino County Sun)
More than 1,000 attend contentious meeting about a proposal to close Sacramento High and open it next fall as a charter school. Sac High is the state's second-oldest public high school behind Lowell of San Francisco. Former NBA star Kevin Johnson is directly involved. By Metro Staff (Sacramento Bee)
Cerritos Valley Christian girls basketball coach Eleanor Dykstra recently became just the second coach in state history to reach 600 career wins (Joe Vaughan of Ventura Buena was the first). Check out this profile of a legendary coach. The online story in the Long Beach Press-Telegram was not bylined.
Can it be much of a Tip-Off Classic in San Diego when the games played don't actually count. The winners of the basketball event, which was held in late November, think the scores should count. The losers say it was an exhibition and the CIF San Diego Section seems to be siding with the losers. By Steve Brand (San Diego Union-Tribune)