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Henry A. Barrios / The CalifornianRidgeview High's Erica McCall celebrates a 25 to 3 lead in the 2nd period in their Friday night girls D ll Central Section Finals game against Garces. Ridgeview had a commanding lead ending the 1st half.

Erica McCall (24) has won three Central Section titles and three Californian Player of the Year awards in her illustrious Ridgeview career. She could be named POY again when the girls basketball All-Area team is released April 14.

All-Area teams for the winter sports — boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer and wrestling — are being voted upon by coaches and will be selected in the coming week. If you're a Kern County coach or athletic director who has not received a ballot (they were emailed to athletic directors last week), please let me know ASAP at

Players selected for the first team will be notified before spring break, which begins March 23.

Here is the publication schedule:

Friday, April 12: Winter sports all-league teams printed

Saturday, April 13: Wrestling All-Area

Sunday, April 14: Boys and girls basketball All-Area

Monday, April 15: Boys and girls soccer All-Area

A little something to lighten up tax weekend, right?