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Final NorCal Baseball Rankings | 2021
WCAL Reigns Supreme As Valley Christian Plays Its Way To A CCS Title And Another No. 1 Finish In Our Final NorCal Baseball Rankings • Final NorCal Baseball Rankings For 2021. Previous rank in parenthesis. (TOP PHOTO: Valley Christian celebrates its CCS Open title on June 19; photo by... Read more
Final NorCal Softball Rankings | 2021
St. Francis Left Zero Doubt Over Its Credentials To Be The Top Team In Our Final NorCal Softball Rankings Of 2021 • Final NorCal Softball Rankings For 2021. Previous rank in parenthesis. (TOP PHOTO: Tayler Biehl of No. 15 Vista del Lago-Folsom; James K. Leash photo) 1. (1) St.... Read more
SportStories, Ep. 8 | Thundering Heights
Five Guests Revisit Coach Jeff Carlson’s Elk Grove High Baseball Dynasty That Produced Eight Section Titles And Eight Major Leaguers In Just A 16-Year Span • Dynasties are not particularly rare in high school sports. Even though rosters are always changing as classes graduate and others come in, if... Read more
Pittsburg Baseball | Ready Crew
Willed By Its Senior Class, Pittsburg Baseball Completed Its Rebirth As The Pirates Rolled To Their First League Title In More Than Three Decades Pittsburg High senior Michael Weber saw the sharp ground ball come right off the bat. It looked the same as the countless number of grounders... Read more
SportStars NorCal Softball Rankings | TOP 20, May 27
Not Much Drama At The Top Spot Of The NorCal Softball Rankings, But Plenty Of Teams Trade Spots Below No. 1 St. Francis • NorCal Softball Rankings Previous rankings in parenthesis. All records are through Thursday, May 26. PICTURED ABOVE: Lauren Mirtoni of No. 16 Roseville. (David Gershon photo)... Read more
SportStars NorCal Baseball Rankings | TOP 20, May 27
Mitty Keeps Hold Of No. 1; NorCal Baseball Rankings Will Likely Swing With The Outcome Of Central Coast Section Playoffs • NorCal Baseball Rankings All records are through Thursday, May 26. Previous rank is in parenthesis. PICTURED ABOVE: Members of No. 18 Pittsburg. (Pittsburg High Baseball photo/Twitter) 1. (1) ... Read more
Golden Silva | Sophomore Ace Fuels Elk Grove Softball
Aissa Silva Has Some Of The Best Pitching Stats In The State For A Talented Elk Grove Softball Team Chasing A Delta League Crown UPDATED May 10, 2021 A road trip is only as good as its playlist. Elk Grove softball parents Erin and Manuel Silva prefer 2000s R&B.... Read more
South Bay Sports Training | “If You Build It…”
San Jose’s South Bay Sports Training Gets Help From Its Landlord To Build Temporary Outdoor Diamond That Got Its Baseball, Softball Athletes Through The Shutdowns • For more than 14 years, the South Bay Sports Training center in San Jose has been a vibrant hub for baseball and softball... Read more
Oakmont Baseball | Meet The Upset Squad
Nearly Two Years Removed From A 30-Win Section Title Season, Oakmont Baseball Returned From The Pandemic Led By A Young Wave Of Talent Ready To Face Anyone • Kurt Marton saved his best fastball for last on March 30. The right-handed sophomore pitcher on the Oakmont High baseball team... Read more
Jordan Woolery | From Legend To Leader At Clayton Valley
Tales Of Jordan Woolery’s Softball Mastery Were Widespread Before Her 2019 Arrival At Clayton Valley — As It Turned Out, They Were All True • Jordan Woolery has never waited long to make an impression. When she was in the sixth grade, word started filtering around Concord’s Clayton Valley... Read more
Bulldog Blast | Bats Lead Alhambra Softball To First Win Since 2019
Behind A 13-Hit Assault, The Senior-Driven Alhambra Softball Team Topped Clayton Valley For The Program’s First Win In 22 Months For the Alhambra Softball team, a long year of waiting to play softball together again ended Tuesday, March 9. That was followed by a long 44 hours of waiting... Read more
High School Sports | A Spring For All Seasons
Athletic Directors And League Commissioners Want Nothing More Than To See Kids Back Competing — But Getting To That Point Has Never Taken More Work. So are the administrators who make high school sports tick breathing a sigh of relief that sports are coming back? Only if by some... Read more