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Saladhin Farukh: Sacramento’s Wrestler Of Fortune
Valley High’s Salahdin Farukh Left War-Stricken Afghanistan To Chase Sac-Joaquin Section, CIF Wrestling Glory From California Capital • Perhaps the only wrestler in CIF history to go 0-3 at the state championship tournament, Valley-Sacramento junior and Afghanistan native Salahdin Farukh is determined to take advantage of the fortuitous opportunities... Read more
Peter Ming And Elk Grove Wrestling’s Swiss Dynasty
Stanford-Bound Wrestler Peter Ming Is The Latest In A Long Line Of A Swiss Family That’s Part Of The Bedrock To The Elk Grove High Program • Elk Grove senior Peter Ming has come a long way from sawdust. It’s the sacred floor of Swiss wrestling, a sport known... Read more
Paradise Girls Basketball: Resilient Bobcats Finding Footing
One Year After A Wildfire Destroyed Its Town, A Still-Healing Paradise Girls Basketball Team Makes Gratifying Visit To West Coast Jamboree On a quiet November night in 2018, David Jackson sat down to watch the Golden State Warriors telecast. It wasn’t just any regular night on Warriors Ground though.... Read more
Jaden Conwright 2019 Porsche Carrera Cup (4 Place Championship Finish)
Jaden Conwright 2019 Porsche Carrera Cup (4 Place Championship Finish) Our ongoing coverage of East Bay native, Jaden Conwright (racing formula cars beginning in 2014 when he was just 15 years old attending Newark Memorial High School, see that first story here) continues. Since then Jaden has lived, raced... Read more
Jzaniya Harriel: Sac Region’s Top Recruit Leads Feisty Antelope
FLASH OF THE TITANS: Do-Everything Recruit Jzaniya Harriel Leads An Antelope Team Full Of Guards Bent On Out-Running, Out-Shooting And Outlasting Anyone • Squeaking sneakers scramble to midcourt during Antelope’s girls basketball practice in early November, Jzaniya Harriel and her teammates then dart toward one of six baskets that... Read more
Kennedy Football: It’s About Getting To Friday
Richmond’s Kennedy Football Program Has Built And Fostered Sustained Success Behind A Culture Of Survival And Resilience • Just a few moments after an emotionally charged loss to rival El Cerrito dealt his team its first defeat of the 2019 season, Kennedy football coach Greg Marshall brought his team together.... Read more
Foothill Volleyball: A Mix Of Grit & Grayce
Falcon Girls Hang Tough In A Loaded EBAL Behind Strong Leadership And Sophomore Phenom Grayce Olson — Who Wasn’t Even Expected To Play In 2019 • There’s much to the Foothill volleyball team. Great passing, serving, defense and the ability to stay calm under pressure. And there is 6-foot-4... Read more
Honor Bowl: Veteran Appreciation Football Event Celebrates 10 Years
Mark Soto And The Honor Group Celebrate A Decade Of Honoring Military And First Responders With Its Hometown Honor Bowl At Del Oro • Granite Bay and Del Oro High faced off in a football rivalry game between former state champions on Sept. 20. But it was more than... Read more
Jaden Conwright, East Bay Racer On the Move
Jaden Conwright, East Bay’s Porsche Carrera Cup driver is on the move. And in impressive style! The Porsche Carrera Cup Italy just released a one-minute promotional video. Above all, this video is for their popular Scholarship Program in Europe. In it, you will clearly see clips of #48 Jaden... Read more
Rio Americano Volleyball: Triple Threat Has Raiders Rolling
With Its Powerful Front Line Trio Leading The Way, Rio Americano Sets Sights On A Deep 2019 Playoff Run • It almost seems unfair. The size Rio Americano High bolsters on its front line — a group that seemingly towers over the competition — gives the Sacramento school’s team a... 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
Jewel Roemer: Acalanes Water Polo’s National Team-Caliber Engine
Acalanes Water Polo Charges Toward A North Coast Section Repeat, Powered By Jewel Roemer — Arguably The Bay Area’s Biggest Water Polo Talent Since Maggie Steffens • Jewel Roemer amazes in many ways. Foremost might be her positive energy, which shines like the sun. And there’s her mastery of... Read more