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State runners-up two of the past three years, St. Mary’s-Berkeley is ready to say ‘Enough!’ Read more
Pleasant Grove girls dig in for one last run at a league title and beyond. Read more
Kendall Smith Deer Valley –  Basketball
If people didn’t know who Smith was a couple weeks ago, they definitely do now. He set a NorCal Tipoff Classic record with 48 points as he led the Wolverines to a thrilling 97-96 Double OT victory over Sacramento on Nov. 25. He followed that up with 35 points... Read more
In 3 years, Oderah Chidom has gone from gangly frosh to owning a spot on the U17 National team roster. Read more
Jabari Bird Salesian – Basketball
If college scouts and coaches didn’t already know about the Salesian senior, his performance at the Nike Peach Jam, part of the Elite Youth Basketball League, certainly turned a few heads. Bird, playing for the Oakland Soldiers, nailed two free throws with 1.9 seconds left in the championship giving... Read more
Dakarai Allen Sheldon-Elk Grove – Basketball
There’s really nothing more nail biting than a championship boiling down to penalty kicks. Just ask Sarah Robinson, member of the Mountain View Los Altos SC Lightning U16 team. They won the FarWest Regionals on June 24 but not before they endured two overtimes and an epic penalty kick... Read more
Ra’kyra Gabriel Brookside Christian-Stockton – Basketball
Gabriel supplied the team’s early offense and finished with 18 points and a team-high seven rebounds in Brookside Christian’s 69-64 victory over Mission Prep-San Luis Obispo in the Division V Girls CIF State Basketball Championship at Power Balance Pavilion on Saturday. The Knights’ forward provided made 8-of-12 shots. Read more
Aaron Gordon Archbishop Mitty-San Jose – Basketball
No surprise here. When you score 33 points, grab 20 rebounds and live up to endless hype as your team just wins its second straight state championship, it’s tough not to make you the AAA SportStar of the Week. Aaron Gordon came up big against La Costa Canyon-San Diego... Read more
Jenn Hoffman Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills – Basketbal
In a wild Sac-Joaquin Section Division I final on March 3, Oak Ridge lost a heartbreaker to Kennedy-Sacramento 62-58 in double overtime. Hoffman shined brightest in defeat for the Trojans. The sophomore guard scored a game-high 24 points on 8-for-14 shooting, including 6-for-9 from beyond the arc. Hoffman came... Read more
Mariya Moore, Salesian Basketball
For Mariya Moore and the Salesian girls basketball team, the third time was the charm. They ousted St. Mary’s-Berkeley 49-42 in the NCS Div. IV championship on March 3 after losing to them twice during the regular season. The sophomore wing posted 15 points, 12 rebounds, five steals and... Read more
Brianna Burgos, Sheldon-Sacramento Basketball
After one round of Delta River League action, the Sheldon girls basketball team found itself on the outside of the playoff picture. The Huskies’ record stood at 14-7 overall and 2-3 in league play, prompting the need for a strong finish. They won their final six games and earned... Read more
Brandon White, Liberty Basketball
Taking down a league opponent is always a big deal but when your coach calls it the biggest win in school history since 1985, it’s a BIG deal. That’s how coach Jon Heinz described Liberty boys basketball’s win over Deer Valley on Feb. 10. Brandon White led all scorers... Read more