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Boys' participation in high school drops in California

August 7, 2012 | 10:40 am

In the 2012 CIF sports participation survey, boys' participation dropped by 4,066 to 448,971 and girls' participation rose by 4,183 to 308,879.

Football remains the No. 1 participation sport in California with 103,088 participants for boys, followed by track and field (54,319), soccer (47,753), basketball (43,989) and baseball (43,236).

For girls, track and field is No. 1 with 43,727, followed by soccer (43,391) and volleyball (40,472).

Basketball had the largest increase, 4.1% for boys' and girls' for a combined 3,101 new participants.

-- Eric Sondheimer

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