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Lightning Round | Miramonte Water Polo Finds Itself On The Fly
Miramonte Girls Water Polo Embraced The Challenge Of Getting A New Coach A Week Before The Season — And Promptly Bolted To A 12-0 Start • Exceptional describes the season thus far for Miramonte girls water polo. Most impressive for one of the region’s best programs, despite less than... Read more
Good To Be A Gator | Sacred Heart Prep Water Polo Is Ready To Roll
Sacred Heart Prep Boys Water Polo Is No Stranger To Title Expectations — But This Fall’s Team Has Talent And Motivation Exceeding Perhaps All Of Its Championship Predecessors PICTURED ABOVE: Sacred Heart Prep senior, Gavin West There are more stories than are worth counting of high school programs from... Read more
SportStories, Ep. 11 | Olympians Pt. 2: Goal Oriented
Jump Back A Decade With Us As We Highlight The Dominance And Rise Of U.S. Soccer’s Abby Dahlkemper And U.S. Water Polo’s Maggie Steffens • TOP PHOTO: Maggie Steffens Competes For Monte Vista-Danville In 2010. (Bob Larson photo) Abby Dahlkemper and Maggie Steffens both graduated high school in the... Read more
LIST: NorCal Olympians (Tokyo 2020/21)
Wondering How Many Current Olympians Graduated From NorCal High Schools? This Might Be The List You’re Looking For • TOP PHOTO: Drew Holland, Men’s Water Polo, Miramonte-Orinda ’14 With every Olympics it’s fun to root for Team USA. It’s even more fun when you know the specific athletes are... Read more
Walnut Creek Aquanuts Shine At U.S. Nationals
Competing For The First Time In More Than A Year, The Walnut Creek Aquanuts Earned High Point Trophies In Multiple Age Groups For the first time in over a year, the Walnut Creek Aquanuts travelled to an in-person competition. The artistic swimming club sent seven teams in three age... Read more
Aquanuts Stay Strong During COVID-19 Challenges
The Art of Synchronized Swimmers The 2020 Artistic Swimming season was cut off almost before it began for the World-renowned Walnut Creek Aquanuts. 2020 had been shaping up to bring National Championships, Gold medals and National Team placements to the Aquanuts team. Despite quarantine and pool closures, the athletes... Read more
Acalanes Girls Water Polo | 2019-20 NorCal Team Of The Year
Acalanes Girls Water Polo Players, Coaches Provide Oral History Insight Into Its Achievement Of A Second Straight Perfect Season • To fully appreciate the perfect 27-0 season that led to the Acalanes girls water polo team becoming our 2019-20 NorCal Team of the Year, one needs to go even... Read more
SportStars’ 2019-20 NorCal Team Of The Year VOTE
In A Final Tip Of The Cap To The 2019-20 Year In High School Sports, SportStars Seeks Reader Help In Choosing Its NorCal Team Of The Year • As we begin that looong wait for December — with masks on and fingers crossed —  our recent August issue sought... Read more
’19-’20 Bay Area 75 Rankings, Part 3 | Nos. 25-1
SportStars Magazine Counts Down The Bay Area’s Top 75 Athletes From 2019-20 In Its Eighth Annual Bay Area 75 Rankings • Welcome to our eighth annual Bay Area 75 rankings — SportStars’ countdown of the top 75 Bay Area athletes from the 2019-20 school year. Obviously, the 2019-20 season... Read more
’19-’20 Bay Area 75 Rankings, Part 2 | Nos. 50-26
SportStars Magazine Counts Down The Bay Area’s Top 75 Athletes From 2019-20 In Its Eighth Annual Bay Area 75 Rankings • Welcome to our eighth annual Bay Area 75 rankings — SportStars’ countdown of the top 75 Bay Area athletes from the 2019-20 school year. Obviously, the 2019-20 season... Read more
Luca Urlando- McClatchy Swimming SportStar
Luca Urlando- Senior from McClatchy High School in Sacramento is named SportStar of the Week! Luca Urlando ranks as the No. 2 overall senior recruit in the nation by SwimSwam.com. Which means NorCal was robbed to see what he might have done in his final postseason with McClatchy. Instead... Read more
SportStars’ Boys Swimming Big 10 | NorCal’s Best Swimmers (’11-’20)
SportStars’ 10 Year Anniversary Project Continues With Its Boys Swimming Big 10 — The Magazine’s Top 10 NorCal Boys Swimmers Of The Past Decade • The Boys Swimming Big 10 is an installation of the SportStars Big 10 Project: A 10-months-long anniversary project to celebrate what will be 10... Read more