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Rochelle Mosley | Heritage VB Junior Set For Success
Meet Heritage Volleyball Junior Setter Rochelle Mosley. She Rocks A 4.8 GPA And An Impressive Inner Strength Formed From Learning And Loss • For anyone concerned that young athletes might short-change their study time during this virtual school year, they should meet Rochelle Mosley. Mosley is a junior at... Read more
2020 Taught Me… | Athletes & Coaches Reflect, Share Outlook For New Year
NorCal Athletes And Coaches Sound Off On What They Learned Over A Difficult Year, And Express Hope As We Start Anew • From the pandemic to social unrest, 2020 was a tidal wave that hit us all. Especially the world of high school athletics.  Now that the water may... Read more
Divine Interception | One Final 2010 Concord Football Anecdote
CHACE BRYSON: One Last Tale From Our 2010 NCS Football Oral History Interviews — How One Concord Coach Nearly Lost His House Days Before The Game • We’ve come to December of what can only be referred to as a challenging year in high school sports.  And we decided... Read more
Concord, Rancho Cotate And One 2010 Night At The Coliseum | An Oral History
Revered As One Of The Past Decade’s Best NCS Football Championships, We’ve Used Several Interviews To Recreate The 2010 Classic Between Concord And Rancho Cotate • Not all great championship games are equal.  Over the magazine’s first decade, SportStars has covered its share of championship games across many sports.... Read more
Not Waiting Around | NorCal Football’s Early Graduates Forge Ahead
At Least A Handful Of NorCal Football Players Aren’t Hanging On Every CIF Or State Health Department Announcement These Days — Early Graduates Are Focused On The Future Without Regret • For the Bay Area’s handful of early graduate football stars, their bags are packed for college without the... Read more
Fast Track: Jaden Conwright Returns to USA Racing
Jaden Conwright Returns to USA, Racing at Sebring, 2020 Le Mans Debut Events. Video coverage: SportStars writers have followed Jaden Conwright’s racing exploits since he was a high schooler at Newark Memorial some 6 years back. We’ve ridden shotgun with Conwright starting with karting at Sonoma Raceway to Mazda... Read more
Cosumnes Oaks Football | “Civil Savages” Ready For Biggest Test
With A Confident Young Coach And A Talented Roster, Cosumnes Oaks Football Is Ready To Take On All Comers — And It Doesn’t Care If You Think That’s Crazy • Two words sum up the Cosumnes Oaks football program this year: attitude and effort. You might also add crazy. ... Read more
Iris O’Connor | Sacred Heart Prep’s Triple Threat
Iris O’Connor’s Stellar Freshman Year At Sacred Heart Prep Included Three Varsity Sports — Now She Waits To See How Many She’ll Be Able To Play As A Sophomore • Iris O’Connor knows how to make a good impression.  Even when she’s not aware that she’s making one.  O’Connor,... Read more
Mt. Diablo Basketball | 2021 Has Big Red Devil Energy Potential
With 7-foot-1 Mezziah Oakman Highlighting A Dedicated Group Of Seniors, Mt. Diablo Basketball Has A Shot At Winning Its First League Title In More Than Two Decades • Something big is brewing in the basketball gym at Mt. Diablo High School in Concord. Big comes in the form of... Read more
Amador Valley Boys Volleyball | Dons Ready For A Last Stand
Nine Months After COVID-19’s Arrival Abruptly Ended Its Start To A Dominant NCS Title Defense, The Amador Valley Boys Volleyball Team Hopes To Make Up For Lost Time — And Titles • Updated Dec. 2 to reflect CIF restart update After tremendous flashes of exceptional success, the Amador Valley... Read more
Casey Taylor’s New Normal | Star Football Coach Starts Anew Again
After His Wildly Successful Football Coaching Career Took More Than One Unexpected Twist Last Spring, Casey Taylor Eagerly Waits To Begin Building Another Champion On A New Campus • Back in March, Casey Taylor was enjoying a change of scenery and entering a new phase of his life.  The longtime... Read more
Voice Activated | Student Athletes Set To Speak Up On Election Day
NorCal Student Athletes Have Spent Much Of A Tumultuous 2020 Stuck In Their Homes, Feeling Frustrated And Following The News Closer Than Ever Before — Now Some Get To Cast A Vote In A Critical Election • It was close to two years ago when Dorian Sanchez first registered... Read more