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COVER STORY: One Last Run | Senior Quartet Powers Emerging Elk Grove Basketball
Fueled By Four Seniors And Longtime Best Friends, Elk Grove Basketball Will Be Among Sac-Joaquin Section’s Best — And May Just Raise A Banner • From sleepovers to step-backs, crossovers to companions, no one has a deeper bond on and off the court than Elk Grove High’s four standout... Read more
Best Way Possible | Carondelet Basketball Fully Begins Exciting New Era
With Two Stars And A Coach From Last Summer’s 17U National Champion Leading The Way, Carondelet Is Ready To Fully Jump Into Its New Look • PICTURED ABOVE: Carondelet Senior Guard Tandem, Talana Lepolo, left, and Nya Epps. Settings are in place for basketball success at Carondelet High in... Read more
Some Kind Of Roll | Campolindo Boys Basketball Clear Preseason No. 1
With Talent, Depth, Experience And No Losses In Nearly Two Years, Campolindo Boys Basketball Opens As NorCal’s Team To Beat • PICTURED ABOVE: Campolindo Senior Guard Shane O’Reilly. (Berry Evans III photos) When the Campolindo High boys basketball team opens its season against Dublin in the eighth and final... Read more
Ready To Charge | St. Mary’s Rams Aim Return To NorCal Supremacy
If Spring’s Shortened Season Provided Any Indication, Stockton’s St. Mary’s Basketball Is More Than Ready To Rule NorCal Once Again • PICTURED ABOVE: St. Mary’s Junior Guard Brooklyn Perry From January 2020. (Jean-Paul Toshiro photo) Alle Moreno had just seven practices to prepare for her first game as a... Read more
All-NorCal Boys Basketball | Spring 2021
After A Unique 2021 Spring Season, We Scrap The First-Team, Second-Team Format And Just Name Our 15-Player All-NorCal Boys Basketball Team • TOP IMAGE: Sione Lose, Capital Christian-Sacramento (David Gershon photo) With the 2021 Spring providing such a unique season that differed from league to league and section to... Read more
All-NorCal Girls Basketball | Spring 2021
After A Unique 2021 Spring Season, We Scrap The First-Team, Second-Team Format And Just Name Our 15-Player All-NorCal Girls Basketball Team • TOP IMAGE: Silivia Fonongaloa, Salesian-Richmond (Berry Evans III photo) With the 2021 Spring providing such a unique season that differed from league to league and section to... Read more
Jzaniya Harriel | SportStars’ NorCal Girls Basketball Player Of The Year
A Dominant Scorer With Relentless Drive, Antelope’s Jzaniya Harriel Closed Her Career As Our First Non-Bay Area Player Of The Year • After a cover feature, multiple All-NorCal Team honors and a 2021 Preseason Player of the Year story, we’ve found we may be running out of ways to... Read more
Emmanuel Callas | SportStars’ NorCal Boys Basketball Player Of The Year
A Model Of Perseverance, Campolindo’s Emmanuel Callas Raised His Game To Help Lead The Cougars To An Undefeated Season And NorCal’s Top Ranking • Emmanuel Callas and his Campolindo-Moraga teammates approached this basketball season as if a championship were at stake. Though there were no playoffs in the abbreviated season,... Read more
SportStories, Ep. 9 | Coaching Through The Chaos
Four Coaches Join Us To Share Their Experiences Of Coaching During The Pandemic — An Unprecedented 16-Week Sprint Filled With Unknowns, Unique Challenges And A Lot Of Joy • If you watch sports enough, you hear it all the time: The best coaches are the ones who can make... Read more
Final NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings | Spring ’21
Pinewood Closes Out Perfect Season To Overtake No. 1 In Our Final NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings • Spring 2021 Final NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings. Previous rank in parenthesis. (TOP PHOTO: Pinewood Girls Basketball/Twitter) 1. (2) Pinewood-Los Altos Hills (17-0) Even though only one Northern California section had a postseason,... Read more
Final NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings | Spring ’21
Campolindo, Archbishop Mitty Finish Abbreviated Season As Clear No. 1 And 2 In Our Final NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings • Spring 2021 Final NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings. Previous rank in parenthesis 1. (1) Campolindo-Moraga (15-0) The Cougars took over No. 1 in early April and never relinquished it. Of... Read more
SportStories, Ep. 7 | Don Lippi, NorCal’s Mr. 900
In The Wake Of His 900th Career Win, The Podcast Celebrates St. Joseph Notre Dame Boys Basketball Coach Don Lippi • If there was a Mt. Rushmore of Bay Area high school basketball coaches, there would be little debate over Don Lippi being front and center. Lippi is Northern... Read more