September 16, 2011 |
Time Warner Cable has entered into a 15-year agreement with the California Interscholastic Federation to assume broadcast rights for regional and state championships in boys' and girls' sports effective this school year, CIF Executive Director Marie Ishida announced Thursday. No financial details were released. Time Warner is scheduled to broadcast at least 60 championship games via television and the Internet this school year and 80 in future years. Negotiations are still taking place with Time Warner to become involved in regular-season and section championship events.
March 27, 2011 |
A state basketball advisory committee is expected to make a proposal that could deal with the issue of the growing number of private school teams reaching the state finals in almost every division, according to Marie Ishida, executive director of the California Interscholastic Federation. Seventeen of the 20 teams that traveled to Sacramento this weekend were private schools, and for the first time, all 10 state champions were private schools. "I think the committee is going to be coming up with criteria and ideas" in the next few months," Ishida said.
March 26, 2011 |
Reporting from Sacramento ? With its shots not falling and frustration growing as Concord De La Salle kept running time off the clock on nearly every possession, Santa Ana Mater Dei found itself in an uncomfortable situation for much of Saturday night's CIF Division I state championship game. The Monarchs' deficit reached nine points in the third quarter before Katin Reinhardt began to contribute some badly needed offense. He had 10 of his 17 points in the quarter, and Mater Dei was able to grind out a 43-36 victory in the lowest-scoring Division I final ever at Power Balance Pavilion.
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January 22, 2010
Stan Thomas Head of high school sports federation Stan Thomas, 78, who served as commissioner of the California Interscholastic Federation's Southern Section from 1986 until 1993, when he was forced to resign over disputed expense-account reports, died Wednesday at an Orange County hospital after a heart attack. Thomas, who lived in Fullerton, had been battling illnesses for the last 11 years, according to his son, Chris. As commissioner of the body that governs high school sports, Thomas was credited with improving relations among the state's various high school organizations and praised for his administrative and managerial skills.
August 22, 2009
Russell obituary: An obituary of longtime sports commissioner William "Bill" Russell in Tuesday's Section A incorrectly reported that he was commissioner of the California Interscholastic Federation's southern section from 1950 to 1956. He held that post from 1951 to 1954.
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August 18, 2009 |
William "Bill" Russell, a former longtime California Interscholastic Federation commissioner who was instrumental in the rise of girls' high school sports, died Aug. 9 at his home in Santa Barbara. He had brain cancer. He was 94. Russell helped formulate the first athletic code enabling schools to sponsor girls' teams, with rules adopted statewide in 1967. Those regulations came five years before the enactment of Title IX, landmark legislation requiring equal federal funding for boys' and girls' programs.