Author: Manny Alvarez

With SoCal Student Sections in its second year covering student sections, some student sections don’t discover you until late in the season. Some student sections haven’t been told that marketing yourselves on social media is extremely important. Hopefully as we grow, student sections will take note. In the meantime, we can’t punish those student sections, especially the ones my podcast co-host Chris Hulme or myself see in person. This season we have 14 student sections that weren’t in the Top 25 Rankings this season that weren’t there last year. Again, as we are growing and student sections are discovering us, the list will change. With a large number of student sections in the Los Angeles and Ventura areas, some fantastic student section missed the cut. Student sections like the Newbury Park Panther Pit, the Royal...
CLICK HERE FOR THE PODCAST! I DOUBLE DOG DARE YOU!!   Welcome to the eighth episode of the Student Section Report! With  no guest today, Manny Alvarez talks to co-host Chris Hulme about the student sections that came ready to go for the CIF-SS Girls Water Polo Finals and the crazest situation not involving a student. We also talk about Manny checking out three student sections this past week all over Southern California including a student section from Long Beach that blew his mind. We also recap the Inland Empire Top 25 Basketball Student Section Rankings and see if Chris sees eye to eye with Manny’s rankings. WANT TO BE A SPONSOR FOR THE PODCAST? MESSAGE US ON HERE OR ON THE SOCAL STUDENT SECTION TWITTER PAGE AND WE’LL TALK BUSINESS! WE’VE TALKED UP FOOD...
Last year, the Baseline League had a student section take the Inland Empire Football Student Section of the year title and the IE Basketball Student Section of the year title. This year, the titles shift to the Southwestern League. The Vista Murrieta Bronco Bleacher Creatures took the 2019 Inland Empire Football Student Section title. Will they do the same for Basketball? We’ll find out in a moment. Seven student sections break in the Top 25 this year after missing the cut last year. Some had leaders that were still learning and some didn’t use social media to their benefit or they weren’t aware of the us running the student section game in the Southland.  Things changed this year for those student sections as they discovered social media or just discovered us. We had one student...
Every week, we do the SoCal Student Section of the Week, but it got us thinking, with over 2000 schools in Southern California, why just name one winner? That’s why we will acknowledge four regional winners and any nominees in those regions. We bring you, the SoCal Student Section Regional Student Section of the Week…try saying that five times fast.   INLAND EMPIRE STUDENT SECTION OF THE WEEK BONITA DEN: The Den of La Verne packed the gym last Friday when the Bearcats hosted San Marcos in the second round of the CIF-SS Boys Basketball playoffs. I should mention that they packed the stands 30 minutes before tip-off.  The Den was electric, loud and savage with some chants as the Bearcats had the lead and never looked back.  My favorite part of course was Scott,...
Photo Credits/Lance Pascasio, Nevaeh Mireles   Oxnard has been one of the hottest basketball teams this season. The Oxnard Swarm is no different.  The Swarm has flown in to the stands with the Yellowjackets only losing one game this season. Oxnard is one win away from heading to their first CIF-SS Finals in three years. https://twitter.com/OxnardAthletics/status/1228529730543968256 The Swarm wants to see their Yellowjackets on the main stage and they did their part last week with big wins over Highland of Palmdale and Crean Lutheran of Irvine. Their school spirit and love for their basketball team was more than enough to be a finalist for the final Basketball SoCal Student Section of the Week. The Swarm battled with the Bonita Den of La Verne, Fairmont Prep of Anaheim and Mt. Carmel Red Sea of San Diego....
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST!!   Lucky number Seven! It is our seventh episode of the Student Section Report! Manny Alvarez and Chris Hulme talk about a situation involving a student section in Central California and a group of students in SoCal that hit social media and the news outlets and how to be smart in the social media era. We also talk about Manny checking out three insane student sections this past week all over Southern California. We talk about Hannah Becker, Lexi Sanchez, Lauren Gregio and Daniel Hoanne of the Bishop Amat Dawgpound on what it takes to stay at the top in not only the Los Angeles area, but in Southern California. We also talk to Elias Moussa and Landon McDonald of the Murrieta Mesa Green Screen as they made...
Every week, we do the SoCal Student Section of the Week, but it got us thinking, with over 2000 schools in Southern California, why just name one winner? That’s why we will acknowledge four regional winners and any nominees in those regions. We bring you, the SoCal Student Section Regional Student Section of the Week…try saying that five times fast.   INLAND EMPIRE STUDENT SECTION OF THE WEEK https://www.instagram.com/p/B8SxEZqBPbH/ UPLAND DOGPOUND: The Dogpound showed up and packed the gym in a regular season finale against Rancho Cucamonga. Both school have had a heated rivalry for awhile, mainly in football, but this matchup was one sided when it came to student sections. While I have to give credit to the Rancho Cucamonga Cheerleaders for stepping up, the Dogpound, otherwise known as the Unit or the U,...
Photo credit/Colette Tagayun     This past week made me proud to be a Canyon Comanche. The Canyon Tribe of Anaheim has been one of the best basketball student sections in Orange County year after year. Quite the change from when I was a member of the Tribe in 2004. The Tribe has packed the gym and more so during rivalry games. Last week was no different. Despite being short of student section members with a soccer game in one city and a girls basketball game in another city, the Tribe, which was in a different city and had to step it up. They did that against Villa Park and the Blue Crew for the second round of the ‘Battle of the Hills’ last week. https://twitter.com/SoCalSections/status/1225621218797031426 The Blue Crew came ready to go and as...
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST!!!   Counting with our other hand as it is another episode of the Student Section Report! Manny Alvarez and Chris Hulme talk about the cold weather this past weekend as Manny works in San Diego after checking out four insane student sections this past week all over Southern California. Canyon Superfan and Canyon Hall of Famer Mitchell Siegel returns to the podcast to discuss the “Battle of the Hills” rivalry with Canyon and Villa Park and what are Canyon chances in the CIF-SS Boys Basketball playoffs. We also talk to Alex, Chandler and Brian of the Canyon Tribe of Anaheim after they took the SoCal Student Section of the Week title thanks to a great showing against the Villa Park Blue Crew. We discuss the positive change in...
2019-2020 SO CAL STUDENT SECTION TOP 20 BOYS BASKETBALL RANKINGS (1) Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth (Gold Coast) 24-4 (2) Centennial of Corona (Big VIII) 26-2 (3) Etiwanda (Baseline) 26-2 (4) Rancho Christian of Temecula (Southeastern) 21-5 (6) St. Anthony’s of Long Beach (Del Rey) 26-2  (8) Mater Dei of Santa Ana (Trinity) 22-6 (5) St. John Bosco of Bellflower (Trinity) 22-6 (7) Fairfax of Los Angeles (Western) 22-4 (10) Harvard-Westlake of Studio City (Mission) 23-4 (11) Santa Clarita Christian of Canyon Country (Heritage) 19-5 (9) Ribet Academy of Los Angeles (Harbor) 21-3 (14) Heritage Christian of Northridge (Olympic) 24-4 (12) Cathedral Catholic of San Diego (Western) 20-7 (16) Windward of Los Angeles (Gold Coast) 21-7 (17) Riverside Poly (Ivy) 23-5 (NR) Torrey Pines of San Diego (Avocado-West) 22-4 (13) St. Augustine of San Diego (Western)...