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Iron & Fire | Albany Distance Star Sophia Nordenholz Chases Second CIF Title
After Finding And Correcting An Iron Deficiency, Albany High’s Sophia Nordenholz Could Properly Fuel Her Passion For Running — And Become One Of State’s Best Distance Runners • It’s been a long journey to the California Interscholastic Federation State Track and Field Championships for Albany High senior Sophia Nordenholz.... Read more
Green Machine | De La Salle Golf Aces NCS Title Defense
With Four Of Its Six Golfers Under Par, De La Salle Delivered Perhaps One Of The Most Dominant North Coast Section Championship Performances Ever • UPDATED ON MAY 24 Joey Hayden was the one. As the only member of the De La Salle High golf team to have teed... Read more
Hope, Grace & Ws | Meet The Jenkins Sisters Powering Sac’s St. Francis Softball
Powered By Twins With Motivational Philosophies And Winning Attitudes, Saint Francis Softball Seeks First Sac-Joaquin Section Title Since 1986 • Hope & Grace. It sounds like a motivational memoir that fits nicely into your staged background for virtual meetings, somewhere between How to Win Friends and Influence People and... Read more
Flood Zone | Woodcreek Baseball Opens Playoffs As NorCal No. 1
We’re Past The Rising ‘Creek Stage — Extremely Talented Woodcreek Baseball Enters SJS Division II Postseason As NorCal’s Team To Beat • PICTURED ABOVE: Senior Zack Malone raises a fist from second base during a win over Oakmont-Roseville at Sutter Health Park on April 30. (David Gershon photos) As... Read more
Ice Surprise | Ellie Kleinheinz Slides Into Success
A Little More Than Two Years Ago, Ellie Kleinheinz Didn’t Even Know What Luge Was —  This Week, The Archbishop Mitty Freshman Will Be Competing To Win Her Second Youth National Title Ellie Kleinheinz picks up the red sled — the one with famous Disney Pixar character Lightning McQueen’s... Read more
In Teagan They Trust | Senior Leader Powers Oak Ridge
Teagan Brown Is The Consummate Leader For An Oak Ridge Girls Basketball Team That’s NorCal-Ranked And A Legit Section Title Contender • In her four years on the Oak Ridge varsity basketball team, Teagan Brown has attracted recruiters and spectators alike to El Dorado Hills. The 5-foot-11 guard fills... Read more
The Grim Leaper | Morgan Colyer, Lincoln Volleyball Are Killing It
Oregon-Bound Morgan Colyer Finished September As The State-Leader In Kills, And With Her Lincoln Fighting Zebras Atop The Sac-Joaquin Section • There is no game plan that keeps the volleyball from striking the palm of California’s leader in kills, Lincoln High senior Morgan Colyer. One way or another, Colyer... Read more
Rivers Run Wild | Heritage Star Back Just Keeping Up With Fam
Brentwood’s Devon Rivers Is The Youngest Of A Family With Running In Its Blood — And The Patriots Football Standout Is Keeping Pace Just Fine • Updated With New Quotes And Stats: Oct. 7, 2021 Good natured competition is the name of the game in the Rivers household. If... Read more
Emotional Rescue | Cal High Football Rallies Behind Trevor Rund
Four Days After His Dad Passed Away From Blood Clot Complications, Trevor Rund Scored Twice In A California-San Ramon Win — Helped By A Band Of Grizzlies • TOP PHOTO: Trevor Rund, right, stands with coach and family friend Danny Calcagno following Cal’s win over James Logan. (Ben Enos... Read more
Are We There Yet? | High School Football In Search Of Normalcy
Fall High School Football Is Back, But “Normal” Is Defined Differently Campus To Campus. Coaches Weigh In On What Is Normal As The Lights Prepare To Come Back On • On a typically hot mid-August afternoon, everything felt normal at College Park High School. About an hour after the... Read more
Bay Area 75 Rankings (’20-21) | Nos. 20-1
SportStars Magazine Counts Down The Bay Area’s Top 75 Athletes From 2020-21 In Its Ninth Annual Bay Area 75 Rankings • Welcome to the ninth edition of our annual Bay Area 75 athlete rankings. This is a countdown of the top Bay Area’s top athletes from the 2020-21 school... Read more
Bay Area 75 Rankings (’20-21) | Nos. 50-21
SportStars Magazine Counts Down The Bay Area’s Top 75 Athletes From 2020-21 In Its Ninth Annual Bay Area 75 Rankings Welcome to the ninth edition of our annual Bay Area 75 athlete rankings. This is a countdown of the top Bay Area’s top athletes from the 2020-21 school year. This... Read more