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Chris Toler: Heat Check | Hoops Coach, Fire Captain’s Long Summer
Perspective Has A Way Of Changing With The Season For St. Mary’s-Berkeley Girls Basketball Coach Chris Toler, A Contra Costa County Fire Captain • Sometimes basketball takes a back seat — and now is one of those times for Chris Toler. The disappointment for Toler and his St. Mary’s... 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
’19-’20 Bay Area 75 Rankings, Part 1 | Nos. 75-51
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
SportStars’ Overall Girls Athlete Big 10 | NorCal’s Best Female Athletes (’11-’20)
For The Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue, SportStars Continued Its Big 10 Series With The Overall Girls Big 10 —NorCal’s Best Female Athletes Of The Past Decade • The Overall Girls Athlete Big 10 is an installation of the SportStars Big 10 Project: A 10-months-long anniversary project celebrating the magazine’s... Read more
Shaped By Sports | Tom Costello’s #NeverStop Reflection
A Coaching Legend’s Brief Remark Helped Dublin High Basketball Coach Tom Costello Crystalize His Philosophy And Career Goals • This is part of the SportStars #NeverStop Project What is it about sports that shapes you?  There’s a hot, summer day in July 1998 that will forever be etched in... Read more
Hannah Malek, No. 20 | A #NeverStop Basketball Love Story
Nothing Was Going To Keep Hannah Malek Away From The Game Of Basketball — And The St. Francis-Sacramento Program Was Made Richer Because Of It • This is part of the SportStars #NeverStop Project If you’d told me I was going to be a varsity athlete when I was... Read more
Legendary Footprint | Tom Gonsalves Exits St. Mary’s Girls Hoops
After Making The Stockton School A Girls Basketball National Force, Coach Tom Gonsalves Has Stepped Down After Illustrious Two-Decade Run • Good coaches build a program. Only the elite raise a region. When Tom Gonsalves took over at St. Mary’s of Stockton in 2002, the Sac-Joaquin Section was far... Read more
Richard Fernando: Salesian Team Manager To The NBA | A #NeverStop Journey
Richard Fernando Scored One Point In His Salesian High School Career, And Now Makes A Living In The NBA — Coach Bill Mellis Tells A #NeverStop Tale Of That One-Point Effort • Early on in my time as head coach at Salesian, I decided that we needed to have... Read more
Role With It | A #NeverStop Tale Of Pain, Perseverance & Payoff
Campolindo Junior Emmanuel Callas Adds To The #NeverStop Project By Sharing About 16 Months Of Basketball Ups And Downs — And Embracing One’s Role • My name is Emmanuel Callas. I play basketball for the Campolindo Cougars in Moraga. This is a story about disappointment, hard work, perseverance and... Read more
Thanks, Coach Walker | St. Pat’s Tameiya Sadler’s #NeverStop Letter
St. Patrick-St. Vincent All-NorCal Guard, Tameiya Sadler, Writes An Open Letter Of Thanks To Basketball Coach Nadine Walker For The #NeverStop Project • I’ve had a number of amazing coaches throughout my years of playing basketball, but there will never be one as special as Coach Walker.  Since I... Read more