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Bryce Monroe | Fan Choice NorCal Boys Hoops Player Of The Year
After Storming The SportStars Fan Poll Through The Write-In Process, Riordan Senior Bryce Monroe Gained Over 23,000 Votes • Bryce Monroe has proven himself a player of many skills over the past two seasons at Archbishop Riordan in San Francisco. The lightning-quick, 5-11 guard can play at a breakneck... Read more
SportStars’ All-NorCal Boys Basketball 2019-20
No State Champs Were Crowned In 2020, But Our All-NorCal Boys Basketball Teams Still Highlight Plenty Of Championship-Level Talent • Meet the SportStars’ All-NorCal Boys Basketball teams from the 2019-20 season. Only five players can play on the floor at a time. And we stick to that rule. So... Read more
Anya Choice | SportStars’ 2019-20 NorCal Girls Player Of The Year
Cardinal Newman’s Anya Choice Was A Near-Unstoppable Force For The North Coast Section Open Finalists • We had a hand in her face,” recalls Salesian-Richmond coach Steve Pezzola. “We had a hand above her face. Her release just got quicker and higher. “She became unstoppable.” “I was definitely in... Read more
Anthony Roy | SportStars’ 2019-20 NorCal Boys Player Of The Year
Anthony Roy Became The Leader The Dublin Basketball Team Needed, Then Helped Push The Gaels To Within One Point Of The NorCal Open Final • Player of the Year honors are never decided by one performance. High school basketball seasons stretch four months from conditioning week to the state... Read more
Girls Basketball Fan Vote | SportStars’ NorCal Player Of The Year
While We Prepare Our NorCal Postseason Honors Release, We’re Asking Readers To Take Part In Our Girls Basketball Fan Vote For The Region’s Top Player • SportStars will be releasing its NorCal Player of the Year and All-NorCal teams in our upcoming April 10 issue. While we’ll be producing... Read more
Boys Basketball Fan Vote | SportStars’ NorCal Player Of The Year
While We Prepare Our NorCal Postseason Honors Release, We’re Asking Readers To Take Part In Our Boys Basketball Fan Vote For The Region’s Top Player • SportStars will be releasing its NorCal Player of the Year and All-NorCal teams in our upcoming April 10 issue. While we’ll be producing... Read more
SportStars’ FINAL NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings
Unlike The Ambiguity Of Our Boys Final Rankings, Mitty Is A Clear No. 1 In Our Final NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings • 2019-20 Final NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings. Previous rank in parenthesis 1. (1)  —  Archbishop Mitty-San Jose   26-3 There’s no doubt the Monarchs were the best team... Read more
SportStars’ FINAL NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings
Denied A Shot At Both A Regional And State Title, Bishop O’Dowd Still Finishes No. 1 In Our Final NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings • 2019-20 Final NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings. Previous rank in parenthesis 1. (2)   ↑   Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland   23-7 The Dragons first time at No. 1 this... Read more
Viral Disruption: NorCal Teams Cope With State Basketball Cancellations
Twelve NorCal Teams See Title Dreams End After CIF Is Forced Into State Basketball Cancellations As The Coronavirus Outbreak Accelerated • And then there were no championships. On the morning of March 12, the sudden CIF State Basketball cancellations brought the stark reality of the Coronavirus pandemic to the... Read more
SportStar Ashley Hiraki Mitty Girls Basketball
Ashley Hiraki, Archbishop Mitty-San Jose — Basketball – Senior named SportStar of the Week Amidst the concern and confusion of the COVID-19 outbreak, stellar student-athletes continue find ways of standing out. And wowing us! At the time this piece was written, girls (and all) high school basketball has been... Read more
Salesian Basketball Sr. Jaden Lazo Scores SportStar of the Week
SportStar of the Week Jaden Lazo Salesian-Richmond – Basketball Senior Wing Thursday’s CIF Division 1 Norcal Regional quarterfinals pitted Salesian basketball against Grant-Sacramento. Jaden Lazo came out firing on all cylinders. The senior wing scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in the first quarter to help the Pride... Read more
Kelly Sopak | Clear Vision: Miramonte Hoops Coach Nears Milestone
As Miramonte Girls Basketball Coach Kelly Sopak Nears 400 Career Wins, He’s Taking A Calmer Approach • Kelly Sopak had a question: “What are those progressive lenses like?” Sopak, in his 11th year coaching at Orinda’s Miramonte High, turns 51 this month, and is considering his vision-improving options. Though... Read more