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Campolindo Cross Country | Pace Of Patience
With Their Sport Potentially Serving As A Bellwether For A Return To Interscholastic Competition, Campolindo High’s Pair Of Defending State Championship Cross Country Teams Work To Remain Hopeful • As efforts unfold in uncertain times to salvage a semblance of a high school sports season, athletes from the Campolindo... Read more
California Coaches Join West Coast Colleagues In Restart Push
California Coaches Join West Coast Coaching Alliance In Hopes To Inform, Lobby Local & State Officials Regarding Sports Restart • We’ve reached the point where California coaches know they need more than trending hashtags to be heard.  There’s less than four weeks remaining before the CIF’s Dec. 7 start... 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
Fall Sports’ Alternate Reality: An Imagined Sports Future
With Football Delayed Indefinitely And Other Sports Forced To Adapt To Virus Concerns, NorCal’s Fall Sports Season Was Like No Other   EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a purely fictionalized look into NorCal’s 2020 fall sports future in a state and region still heavily affected by COVID-19. We composed it without... Read more
#NeverStop Project | Calling On Sports Passion In A Time Without Sports
As COVID-19 Keeps Athletes & Coaches Stuck At Home, SportStars Is Asking Them To Share Their Passion For Sports Through Stories, Essays And More — A Call To #NeverStop • So here we are. Stuck at home. With no sports to play. No sports to watch. No definitive end to... Read more
Matt Strangio, Jesuit Cross Country CIF Champion
Sac-Joaquin’s Matt Strangio Kicks to 2nd Cross Country CIF Championship Win Matt Strangio, Jesuit-Carmichael Cross Country CIF Champion blazed through Fresno’s Woodward Park course in a time of 14 minutes and 44 seconds on Nov. 30. It was 16 full seconds faster than the next closest finisher and delivered... Read more
St. Francis XC Wins Fourth Straight Section Title
Cross Country Wins Fourth Straight Section Title to Qualify for State Championships The St. Francis cross country team won its fourth consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section Division II title and qualified for the CIF State Cross Country Championships on Nov. 30. “The team feels awesome,” said senior Isabella Fauria. “We can’t... Read more
Dede Salcedo Quickly Becoming One of The Top Warriors
McFarland’s Dede Salcedo is now a freshman at Stanislaus State For someone with a vocal cord dysfunction, Dede Salcedo is pretty talkative. She likes talking about running, of course. And her new life at Stanislaus State, about her hometown, and Kevin Costner. Her upbeat personality has been the talk... Read more
Riley Chamberlain: Del Oro Cross Country’s Rabbit Whisperer
A Dominant State Champion Cross Country Runner As A Freshman A Year Ago, Del Oro’s Riley Chamberlain Isn’t Shy About Her Olympic Aspirations • She prefers to train in a chatty group. But in competition, Riley Chamberlain has only the trail and her thoughts for company. “I will think... Read more
Shoes, Water and… What’s in a Cross Country Runners Bag?
You track spikes have been put away, and cross country season is about to begin. So, what’s in your bag? Being a cross country runner, I always carry my running backpack with me filled with my most favorite items. What’s in there you ask? Here are the top six... Read more